Pilot in Command

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 31, 1999 - Transportation - 268 pages
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A critical how-to guide to cockpit decision-making for every pilot, based on FAA-mandated pilot-in-command authority -- and pilot responsibility for flight safety and operations. Includes essential methods for self-retraining, techniques for maintaining awareness, and advice on improving piloting performance.

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The Responsibility of Pilot in Command
What Are the Airlines Doing that We Should Be Doing?
General Aviation Left Behind
Expert Pilots
The ASAP Decision Model
Pilot Categories
Making Improvements
Advanced Qualification Program
Decision Training for Student Pilots
Decision Training for Instrument Pilots
Decision Training for Commercial Pilots
Decision Training for Multiengine Pilots
Becoming the Pilot in Command

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Page 136 - VFB, unless within the preceding 6 calendar months, that person has: (1) For the purpose of obtaining instrument experience in an aircraft (other than a glider), performed and logged under actual or simulated Instrument conditions, either in flight in the appropriate category of aircraft for the instrument privileges sought or in a flight simulator or flight training device that is representative of the aircraft category for the instrument privileges sought — (i) At least six instrument approaches;...
Page 1 - Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command. (a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft.
Page 148 - ATC clearance and flight plan required. No person may operate an aircraft in controlled airspace under IFR unless that person has — (a) Filed an IFR flight plan; and (b) Received an appropriate ATC clearance.
Page 238 - Analysis Inductive analysis means that the patterns, themes, and categories of analysis come from the data; they emerge out of the data rather than being decided prior to data collection and analysis.
Page 16 - ... object through the air. Person means an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, or governmental entity. It Includes a trustee, receiver, assignee, or similar representative of any of them. Pilotage means navigation by visual reference to landmarks. Pilot in command means the person who: (1) Has final authority and responsibility for the operation and safety of the flight; (2) Has been designated as pilot in command before or during the flight;...
Page 144 - For an instrument — airplane rating, instrument training on crosscountry flight procedures specific to airplanes that includes at least one cross-country flight in an airplane that is performed under IFR, and consists of— (A) A distance of at least 250 nautical miles along airways or ATC-directed routing...
Page 126 - ... (1) Preflight preparation; (2) Preflight procedures; (3) Air traffic control clearances and procedures; (4) Flight by reference to instruments; (5) Navigation systems; (6) Instrument approach procedures; (7) Emergency operations; and (8) Postflight procedures. (d) Aeronautical experience. A person who applies for an instrument rating must have logged the following: (1) At least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes for an instrument...
Page 147 - Paragraph (a) of this section does not apply to : ( 1 ) Portable voice recorders ; (2) Hearing aids; (3) Heart pacemakers ; (4) Electric shavers: or (5) Any other portable electronic device that the operator of the aircraft has determined will not cause interference with the navigation or communication system of the aircraft on which It is to be used.
Page 167 - ... which a master Minimum Equipment List has been developed; and (2) The inoperative instruments and equipment are not - (i) Part of the VFR-day type certification instruments and equipment prescribed in the applicable airworthiness regulations under which the aircraft was type certificated...
Page 168 - Required by 91.205 or any other rule of this part for the specific kind of flight operation being conducted; or (iv) Required to be operational by an airworthiness directive; and (3) The inoperative instruments and equipment are— (i) Removed from the aircraft, the cockpit control placarded, and the maintenance recorded in accordance with 43.9 of this chapter; or (ii) Deactivated and placarded "Inoperative.

About the author (1999)

Paul A. Craig holds a doctorate of Education, special emphasis pilot decision-making and flight training strategies. He holds Gold Seal multiengine and instrument instructor certificates and an Airline Transport Pilot certificate. Awarded the FAA flight Instructor of the year designation two consecutive years, Craig is a leading authority in general aviation pilot training. He is currently employed by Middle Tennessee State University as Chief Instructor & Assistant Professor of Aerospace.

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