Vol 09: The Instrument Rating Manual (October 2016) - GST Excl
This manual is a very substantial text on three separate aspects associated with the Instrument Rating. Namely:
Navigation Aids; and
Flight Navigation IFR.
The first four chapters of The Instrument Rating Manual are devoted to Instruments. There is some duplication of text and diagrams from Volume 1 and Volume 8 but in Volume 9 the explanations go a little deeper to accommodate the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) requirements.
Chapters 5 to 12 deal with Navigation Aids including all systems currently in general use. Modern systems such as Air Data Computers, the Attitude Director Indicator, aspects of what is commonly referred to as, the ˜glass cockpit', Radio Altimeters and other similar recent developments are explained in Chapter 13.
Flight Navigation IFR is dealt with in Chapters 14 to 18. Chapter 14 explains all that you need to know about enroute charts and various other charts published by Airways NZ. The remaining three chapters deal with navigation under IFR, including the use of navigation aids in support of maintaining or altering tracks, and how to plot this information on charts. Also covered in great detail are explanations on position lines, their transfer, and determination of position. Finally, the preparation of an IFR Flight Plan is described in step by step fashion and this is followed by the practical application of all the facets learned in the four chapters.
Appendix 1 towards the end of the book takes the reader through a very searching Sample Examination devoted to Instruments and Navigation Aids. Appendix 2 is a similar examination on Flight Navigation IFR. Appendix 3 contains answers to questions posed in Chapter Reviews and Sample Examinations. When you have successfully answered all the questions in the book you will be very well prepared for the ASL (or other State) examinations.
The principles and applications of Instruments and Navigation Aids are common throughout the world, for this reason Volume 9 is suitable for global use. However, Flight Navigation IFR is based on New Zealand facilities and charts and may therefore not be completely suitable unless the overseas student has the appropriate documents.