The Killing Zone: How & Why Pilots Die (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 12, 2000 - Transportation - 304 pages
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This literal survival guide for new pilots identifies "the killing zone," the 40-250 flight hours during which unseasoned aviators are likely to commit lethal mistakes. Presents the statistics of how many pilots will die in the zone within a year; calls attention to the eight top pilot killers (such as "VFR into IFR," "Takeoff and Climb"); and maps strategies for avoiding, diverting, correcting, and managing the dangers. Includes a Pilot Personality Self-Assessment Exercise that identifies pilot "types" and how each type can best react to survive the killing zone.

  

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Review: The Killing Zone: How & Why Pilots Die

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

A well written, very readable book on what kills inexperienced pilots. A must read for pilots both new and experienced. What is really remarkable is that this author has managed to describe some very ... Read full review

Review: The Killing Zone: How & Why Pilots Die

User Review  - Jose - Goodreads

A book with answers to young and experienced pilots who sometimes ask themselves, what happened? how is that posible? a must for any pilot. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 The Killing Zone
1
Chapter 2 The Dangers
17
Chapter 3 Continued VFR into IFR Conditions
25
Chapter 4 Maneuvering Flight
71
Chapter 5 Takeoff and Climb
85
Chapter 6 Approach and Landing
109
Chapter 7 Runway Incursion
143
Chapter 8 Midair Collision
159
Chapter 12 Ice
223
Chapter 13 The Effects of Advanced Flight Training
235
Chapter 14 Instrument Flight CFIT
251
Chapter 15 Advanced Aircraft Accidents
265
Chapter 16 Pilot Personality
279
Chapter 17 Airmanship
291
Chapter 18 Accidents and the Media
297
Accident Statistics
303

Chapter 9 Fuel Management
171
Chapter 10 Pilot Health Alcohol and Drugs
191
Chapter 11 Night Flying
211
Index
321
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About the author (2000)

Dr. Paul A. Craig, a longtime pilot, flight instructor, aviation educator, and author, designed and conducted the extensive pilot study that uncovered the Killing Zone. Driven by a lifelong concern with the high accident rate among general aviation pilots, Dr. Craig has conducted research projects for universities, the FAA, and NASA that has targeted the problem. Since 2002, he has worked as the principal investigator for NASA projects investigating scenario-based flight training, competency-based flight training, Technically Advanced Aircraft, ADS-B implementation, and teamwork among aviation disciplines. Dr. Craig is an Airline Transport Pilot and Gold Seal Flight Instructor for multiengine, instrument, and seaplane. He has twice been named an FAA District Flight Instructor of the Year. Dr. Craig won the NASA "Turning Goals into Reality" award in 2005 and the Wheatley Award as the nation's most outstanding aviation educator in 2004. He is a frequent speaker to flight instructors and others on improving flight training and safety. He is the author of "Pilot in Command; Be a Better Pilot; Stalls & Spins; Multiengine Flying", 3rd Edition; and "Controlling Pilot Error - Situation Awareness and Light Airplane Navigation Essentials".

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