The tricks of the trade for handling a variety of system failures and emergencies in clear and easy to read text, with helpful drawings and diagrams throughout. It disposes popular misconceptions about cruise control, flying in turbulence, coping with wind shear, amongst others
Barry Schiff shares his tricks of the trade for handling a variety of system failures and emergencies in clear and easy to read text, with helpful drawings and diagrams throughout.In his new foreword to The Proficient Pilot, Volume 2, Space Shuttle Crew member Jay Apt summarizes Barry Schiff's contribution to aviation in this book with these words:
"He writes with a practical eye for details that matter. Throughout the book, he makes aviation theory understandable and always translates it into sensible advice that a pilot can readily use...I'll read this one every year as part of my personal attempt to remain proficient...this book will not only increase your proficiency, it will greatly increase your love of flying."
Barry Schiff disposes of popular misconceptions about cruise control, flying in turbulence, coping with wind shear, and obtaining meaningful performance data.
About the author
With more than 26,000 hours logged in 263 types of aircraft, Barry Schiff has received worldwide recognition for his wide-ranging aeronautical accomplishments. He was a rated Airline Transport Pilot at 21, and has earned every FAA category and class rating (except airship) and every possible instructor's rating. Capt. Schiff retired from Trans World Airlines in 1998 after a 34-year career during which he flew everything from the Lockheed Constellation to the Boeing 747 and was a check captain on the Boeing 767.He holds five world speed records (one captured from the Soviet Union) and has received numerous honours for his many contributions to aviation safety. These include a Congressional Commendation, the Louis Bleriot Air Medal (France), Switzerland's Gold Proficiency Medal, an honorary doctorate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and AOPA's L. P. Sharples Perpetual Award.
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