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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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Instrument Rating Checkride Review

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Instrument Rating Checkride Review Overview:

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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Highly recommend!

  • By Michael from El Paso TX USA on Monday, June 20, 2011
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    Excellent book for the Instrument student or the CFII...material all well organized and presented.

Very Good Book for IFR Checkride material

  • By Johnny from Dolomite AL USA on Thursday, December 02, 2010
  • Pros: Good book
  • Review: The book is well written. For someone that is working toward getting their IFR certification, this book is a wealth of knowledge.

A useful tool

  • By Marius from Milford CT USA on Thursday, November 12, 2009
  • Pros: Miraid of usefull stuff, in one small package
  • 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.

The Only IFR Book You Need

  • By A Customer from Des Moines, IA on Sunday, September 20, 2009
  • Pros: Its literally got everything...
  • 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.

Exactly what you need - Instrument Checkride

  • By Glenn Wilson from Yorkshire, UK on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
  • 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.

I would highly recommend

  • By Robert from Los Angeles CA USA on Wednesday, August 13, 2008
  • Pros:
  • 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.

Checkride Passed

  • By ATP-Wannabe from Deland, Florida on Tuesday, October 02, 2007
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  • 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.

Highly recommend!

  • By Michael from El Paso TX USA on Monday, June 20, 2011
  • Review:

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

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Very Good Book for IFR Checkride material

  • By Johnny from Dolomite AL USA on Thursday, December 02, 2010
  • 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.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

A useful tool

  • By Marius from Milford CT USA on Thursday, November 12, 2009
  • 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.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

The Only IFR Book You Need

  • By A Customer from Des Moines, IA on Sunday, September 20, 2009
  • 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.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

Exactly what you need - Instrument Checkride

  • By Glenn Wilson from Yorkshire, UK on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
  • Pros: Layflat, flight bag sized, Includes Holding template tool
  • Cons:
  • 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.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

I would highly recommend

  • By Robert from Los Angeles CA USA on Wednesday, August 13, 2008
  • 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.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

Checkride Passed

  • By ATP-Wannabe from Deland, Florida on Tuesday, October 02, 2007
  • 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.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

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