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Way out-of-date and numerous typos

  • By Derf from Albuquerque, NM, USA on Thursday, June 30, 2011
  • Pros: The basics are still there
  • Cons: Out-of-date
  • Review: I took an IFR Ground School a year ago, using this book as the text. While this book is not totally worthless, it has many parts that are way out-of-date. For example, it still talks about NOTAM(L), local NOTAMs, which haven't existed since 1/28/2008. It covers the "old" Instrument Approach Chart formats, saying that the FAA and Jeppesen are in the process of changing to the new format. Well, the "old" format is long gone. It spends time on TWEBs, but those are only used now in Alaska. It even references some Jeppesen products (GoJepp on CompuServe, e.g.) that no longer exist. A lot of the approach chart examples have changed (not just the format but the whole design of the approach itself); so, if you look up the current version (on AOPA, e.g.), it's different. The book also puts heavy emphasis on Jeppesen charts and symbols. It does cover the FAA charts, but having two standards to deal with is confusing, especially considering that the FAA written test only asks about the FAA standards.
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not worth the money

  • By Gregor from New York City, NY USA on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
  • Review: Too much information unrelated to the actual knowledge for IR-flights. And the actual knowledge needed not enough in dept.
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