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Instrument Rating Checkride Review

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Instrument Rating Checkride Review

Instrument Rating HELP! This 220-page review package is designed to help you get through the Instrument Checkride. This package can be used as a self study guide or by flight instructors to provide IPC/Checkride preparation. Designed to fit in your flight bag (Size 6” x 9”).

What's Inside This Book?

Table of Contents: Your Instrument Rating - Instrument Rating Requirements - When You Need an Instrument Rating - How to Log Safety Pilot Time - Saving Money on Your Flight Training - Working together on your instrument rating - Why you should do your instrument rating in a twin - After the Instrument Rating - Accelerated Training Programs

Practical Test Standards - Includes a complete copy of the PTS with sample oral exam questions and sources to find the answer.

Airspace -Types of Airspace - Class A, B, C, D, E, G Airspace - Prohibited, Restricted, Alert Areas - Warning, MOA, Controlled Firing Area - Miscellaneous Airspace - VFR Weather Minimums - Airspace Reclassification

FAR Review - NTSB830 - IFR Lost Communications - Radio Communications - Oxygen Requirements - Cruising Altitude Requirements - Miscellaneous FARs

Weather - Thunderstorms - Frontal Systems - TAF & METAR Weather Contractions - Winds Aloft - Other Weather Sources - In-Flight Weather Information - Weather Decision Points - Winter & Icing - Winter Pre-flight - Induction Icing - Carb Icing - Airframe Icing - Tail Stalls - Simple Rules for Winter & Overwater Flight

ATC - Radar Services - Transponder Usage - Transponder Phraseology - ATC's Top 9 Pet Peeves

Radio Phraseology - VFR Radio Phraseology - What does it mean when I hear? - IFR Flight: Who do I talk to? - IFR Radio Phraseology

Instruments & Navigation - VOR Navigation - Course Indicator & HSI - Enroute Navigation - ILS/Localizer - ADF - DME - GPS Fundamentals - Basic Instrument Errors - Instrument Quick Review - Instrument Scanning

IFR Chart Review - Airport Details - Navaids & Navaid Notations - Other Chart Notations - Airspace Charting - IAP Chart Notations - Pre-flight Checks - Documents & Inspections - Currency Requirement - Aircraft Performance - Equipment Requirements

IFR Preflight Checks - Documents & Inspections - Currency Requirements - Aircraft Performance - Equipment Requirements

IFR Cross Country - Know Thy Aircraft: Data Sheet - Instrument Pre-flight (Incl GPS) - Basics of Cross Country Planning - Alternates - Clearances - Departure Procedures - Holds - Arrival Procedures - Calculating a VDP - Approach Tips - Gotcha's - Things that Kill Pilots - Briefing an Approach - The New Thing: GPS Approaches

Maneuvers Guide: Slow Flight - Power Off-Power On Stalls - Steep Turns - Unusual Attitudes - Power Performance Settings - Constant Rate/Airspeed Climbs/Descents - Change of Airspeed - Standard Rate Turns - Practicing Your Skills - Instrument Takeoff - Holding - Recommend Visi-Hold, a visualization template to help you learn hold entries.

Aviation Safety - Aero medical Factors - Visual Illusions - Collision Avoidance - Airport Traffic Pattern - Accident Prevention - Improving Personal Skill - Weight & Balance - Runway Incursions - Taxi Phraseology - Crosswind Technique - Using Flaps - Inadvertent IFR - IFR Risk Management - Wake Turbulence Avoidance - NASA Reporting

Appendix: A. Becoming a Better Pilot - B. Becoming a Better Student - C. Personal Minimums Checklist - D. Weather Contractions - E. Metric Conversion Tables - F. Acronyms - G. Aviation Mnemonics - H. Rules of Thumb Checklist - I. Intercept Signals - J. International Information - K. How Helicopter Rules are Different - Clearance & Flight Planning Forms - Ordering Information - Runway Markings

5th Edition, published January 2012

About the author: Darren Smith is a seasoned, Airline Transport-rated Fixed wing & Helicopter Pilot who has flown over 50 different aircraft models. He is a Gold Seal, Certificated Flight Instructor with Seaplane, Helicopter (H), Instrument (CFII) & Multi-Engine (MEI) privileges. He holds the FAA Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor certificate (AGI/IGI). He is an FAA Aviation Safety Counselor for the Tampa FAA Flight Standards District Office and conducts Aviation Safety Programs not only in the Tampa Bay area but nationwide. Darren is designated as a Master Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors. Less than 1/2% of the nation's instructors have earned this designation. He is one of only six instructors nationwide who holds both the Master Flight Instructor as well as Master Ground Instructor designations.


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Customer Reviews For Instrument Rating Checkride Review:
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Monday, June 20, 2011
Highly recommend!
by Michael from El Paso TX USA 


Excellent book for the Instrument student or the CFII...material all well organized and presented.

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Thursday, December 02, 2010
Very Good Book for IFR Checkride material
by Johnny from Dolomite AL USA 

Pros: Good book
Cons: None
Review: The book is well written. For someone that is working toward getting their IFR certification, this book is a wealth of knowledge.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009
A useful tool
by Marius from Milford CT USA 

Pros: Miraid of usefull stuff, in one small package
Cons: Not written in an impartial manner
Review: I was surprised at the vast quantity of information found in this book. Everything from radio guides to a complete acronym list is included in a good format. The only drawback is that most of the written advice on various procedures seems to be written in a very patronizing and personal way. I have asked other instructors as well as my own father and uncle (both 737 captains) and they agree that the author goes over the edge a bit with some of the do's and dont's. However, even a student pilot should be able to decide what is good and what to ignore... and this book, is mostly full of good advice and useful tools.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
The Only IFR Book You Need
by A Customer from Des Moines, IA 

Pros: Its literally got everything...
Cons: I wish there was a Commercial Pilot version!!
Review: If there was an "IFR Pilot Idol" this book won the competition. Lots of gouge, lots of answers, and caught everything my CFII missed.
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Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Exactly what you need - Instrument Checkride
by Glenn Wilson from Yorkshire, UK 

Pros: Layflat, flight bag sized, Includes Holding template tool
Review: This spot-on guide is a fantastic FAA preparation book. The book covers almost every possible question you could receive during an oral exam. Includes a holding template to help orient yourself and a manoevers guide to help you get started with a safety pilot before paying $50/hr to a pilot instructor.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I would highly recommend
by Robert from Los Angeles CA USA 

Review: Great prep book - BUT buy it well ahead of when you need it - lots of material. I just finished my checkride (successfully), and both my instructor and I thought this was a great tool.
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Checkride Passed
by ATP-Wannabe from Deland, Florida 

Review: This is the stuff here. My instructor told me if I know the stuff in this book, I'll pass. She was right on. I love the 'lay flat' format of this book.
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