Richard L. Taylor, award-winning author of many articles and 14 aviation
books, writes from a background of continuous pilot activity since 1955, when he
entered USAF pilot training. He retired from the Air Force Reserve as a major in
1979, having earned Command Pilot status.
Taylor was for 22 years a member of the aviation faculty at the Ohio State
University (now associate professor emeritus), where he was director of flight
operations and training and taught at all levels of the flight curriculum. He is
the founder and editor of The Pilot's Audio Update, a monthly audio tape
cassette service published continuously since 1978.
Taylor has accumulated nearly 13,000 hours of pilot time in a wide variety of
aircraft including gliders, helicopters, amphibians, turboprops, jets, and most
general aviation light airplanes. He remains active as a pilot and an aviation
consultant in Dublin, Ohio.
Everything about flying IFR; handling emergencies, filing flight plans, understanding IFR communications, navigating, and flying more efficiently.