etting the most from Cockpit ProceduresStudent pilots can read the book repeatedly to reinforce the routines that their flight instructors are trying to teach them. Arriving prepared is the best way to obtain maximum benefit from expensive flight instruction.Certificated pilots can learn to become more methodical, reducing the chances of missing important cues when things go wrong. They can also become more adaptable, easing the transition into other, more complex aircraft.Flight instructors can use the book to great effect to improve their students' performance in the cockpit, and to standardize operations in a flight school to improve cooperation among instructors.Virtual aviators can learn to conduct a flight with maximum realism, using actual procedures used in the cockpits of real airplanes and helicopters.or flight schools
Flight schools can request a set of review questions that students can use to ensure that they have mastered the book. For schools intending to use the book in their training, a full set of references for the review questions can also be supplied.
rom the Foreword:
"Enthusiasm and a genuine love of aviation have driven Chris to come up with what may well become one of the lasting training foundation stones of many future aviators? Many of the philosophies taught here are so fundamental and powerful that they will carry a pilot right through to retirement."óMike Malherbe, senior 777 training captain, Virgin Blue.
n Introduction to Cockpit Procedures by Chris Burger
There are many books to help you in your quest to become a better pilot. Whether you are just starting or you are an old hand on an ongoing quest to improve, you can find books about almost any topic. Meteorology, aircraft systems, navigation, landing technique and every minute aspect of landings are well covered.
One gaping omission has been the lack of a book that tells you what you should be doing in the cockpit. As the Chief Instructor of a flying school, I felt that the flight training syllabus did not allow enough contact time between the instructor and the student to learn cockpit smarts sufficiently well. I therefore set about writing this book, to enable trainee pilots to absorb the skills in their own time.
Cockpit Procedures sets out to explain the nitty gritty of operating aircraft, both airplanes and helicopters. The book is being used for training brand new student pilots, but it is also intended for more advanced pilots trying to improve their technique. Any pilot undergoing advanced training will benefit greatly from the step-by-step coverage of routine and abnormal flying provided in this book. Would-be commercial pilots will benefit from learning perspectives on cockpit operations that will stand them in good stead in their careers, whether in the airlines or in general aviation.
he book contains:An overview, describing how to use the book and what its aim is.The use of checklists, describing action lists, flows and true checklists.A step-by-step description of a normal flight, from the moment you arrive at the aircraft to the moment you leave the airport.Sections on abnormal and emergency procedures, outlining priorities and thinking, as well as some specific procedures applicable to most airplanes.A section on helicopter operations, indicating how the priorities and procedures are fundamentally the same, and providing pointers on how to adapt existing airplane procedures to helicopters.A section on airmanship, including a breakdown of the required components and some practical tips. There are also sections on workload management and the practicalities of packing your flight bag.A description of aircraft handbooks, describing the standardized format, the meaning of certain terms and the thinking behind the structure of all modern general aviation aircraft handbooks.A set of sample checklists for light airplanes.A section on Morse code, including a decoding tree. This section will help you greatly if you have to identify radio beacons aurally.
Flight schools can use the book to illuminate their flying school SOPs, which encourages standardization between students and instructors. Once a student has gained a solid understanding of SOPs, the school can publish its own preferences in a handy reference document that students will easily understand.
Virtual aviators have an amazing level of realism at their fingertips, in the form of interface devices and software that faithfully mimic the real aircraft. Until now, there has been no way to obtain a blow-by-blow description of happenings in the cockpit without taking instruction with a qualified pilot. This book solves this problem for virtual aviators by describing the actions required for each phase of flight in great detail.
The emphasis is practical. As an example, try these sections in the chapter on airmanship:A