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Welcome to the challenging world of instrument flying! Operations under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) are the most common mode of cross-country travel for both general aviation and the airlines. It is, therefore, necessary for IFR pilots to understand thoroughly the functions and limitations of the IFR system, and the procedures therein which must be followed.

The new Instrument Procedures Manual is a thorough revision, with expanded content, to this long-established and ubiquitous title. It provides students, as well as experienced pilots, with information on today’s aircraft, satellite and ground-based instrument systems, departure, enroute and approach procedures, and air traffic control regulations. Every phase of IFR flight is discussed in terms of its safety and efficiency.

Chapters on pilot performance, automation and technology, and international procedures raise this title’s content to new levels, and capture its place as the title of necessity for every student pilot’s initial instrument studies, and for all subsequent instrument pilot reviews.

Instrument Procedures Manual

About the Author

Dave Holland is the President of Aerosolutions, a consultancy that specializes in professional aviation training. The holder of a B.A. from Acadia University, Dave has amassed over 15,000 flying hours in an aviation career that has spanned over 30 years. He is an Airbus A320 Check Captain, as well as Training Captain, at Air Canada. He also works as a Transport Canada Pilot Examiner, and a Transport Canada Inspector, and served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Captain and Instructor on C130 Hercules aircraft.

Dave lives outside of the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, Ontario.

Unmanned

The ever-growing sector in the world of aviation for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) continues to re-define aerial activities and broaden the definition of what it means to be a pilot. Unmanned: Textbook for RPAS Studies, shares that evolving world with its readers. 

 

A small sampling of subjects in Unmanned include: Evolution of RPAS, Fixed Wing RPA and Rotary Wing RPA, Command & Control, Integrity of Communications, Payloads, Types of RPAS Operations, Mission Planning, Regulations & Authorities, Situational Awareness, Special Flight Operating Certificates, and Checklists for Small RPAS Operations.

 

Based on its parent publication, the award-winning From the Ground Up from which it shares content, Unmanned also delves into subjects that RPAS operators must know in order to fly their systems responsibly in the Canadian national airspace system. These subjects include: Theory of Flight, Aerodromes & Airspace, Aviation Weather, Air Navigation, Radio, Flight Operations, and Human Factors. Unmanned concludes with several valuable appendices, including a complete transcription of the Canadian Aviation Regulations governing RPAS operations, a comprehensive list of International Abbreviations & Terminology used in the RPAS  field, an RPAS Flight Review Preparation Guide, and an RPAS Practice Examination. 

 

The progression of this sector in the aviation world is fast moving. Aviation Publishers Co. Ltd. presents this title, now in its updated 2nd Edition, to broaden the knowledge-base of those flying these technologically-advanced aerial machines for commercial applications. Large and small, heavy and light, the RPAS is a versatile new breed of flying machine with expansive applications. Its world is broad, and its pace of development is rapid. Unmanned provides a generous stroke across all the subjects that are becoming required knowledge for new operators of RPAS in the Canadian environment.

Chris Hobbs was born and raised in the small village of Godmanchester, not far from the university town of Cambridge, in eastern England. He attended Queen Mary, University of London, one of the U.K.’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. There, he earned an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Philosophy.

A mathematician by training and a telecommunications engineer by profession, Chris has worked extensively in the field of software development, and service-oriented architectures, in his on-going career as a software systems developer.

His life as a pilot took flight via an interest in sailplanes. Chris learned to fly gliders in Wales before moving to Canada where he continued his flying activities by learning to fly powered aircraft. Chris was one of the first individuals in Canada to hold a Recreational Pilot Permit. Shortly thereafter, he upgraded to a Private Pilot Licence. Chris now holds a Commercial Pilot Licence, and carries both instrument and instructor ratings.

Chris has decades worth of experience in the teaching of PPL, CPL, and IFR groundschools. His teaching methods are highly-regarded, as are the written materials he has developed to enhance his in-class instruction. Having also authored titles in the field of mathematics and software design, Flying Beyond: The Canadian Commercial Pilot Textbook is a product of Chris’s thorough background both as a dedicated instructor, and as a very active and proficient pilot.

Chris is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and flies from his home base, the Rockcliffe Flying Club, at historic Rockcliffe Airport along the shores of the Ottawa River.

This excellently-written commercial ground school textbook, Flying Beyond: The Canadian Commercial Pilot Textbook, is the perfect educational segue from From the Ground Up into the higher standards required of students seeking their commercial pilot licence.

Authored by experienced and respected Canadian ground school instructor, Chris Hobbs, Flying Beyond takes readers further than what they merely need to know to pass their commercial written examination. While conscientiously fulfilling this latter requirement, Flying Beyond’s content is specifically written to take students forward on a career path as highly-skilled, knowledgeable, and thoroughly-educated professional aviators.

The topics in Flying Beyond are presented in the order given in Transport Canada’s syllabus. Subjects include: Human Factors (Psychological and Physiological), Theory of Flight, Airframes and Engines, Aircraft Systems, Flight Instruments, Meteorology, Weather Reports and Forecasting, Pilot Navigation and Radio Navigation, Flight Operations, Air Law, and much more.

Each chapter is enhanced with compelling anecdotes that serve as excellent “real-world” learning tools that put subject matter into greater perspective for readers. Furthermore, examples abound throughout the book to further consolidate the understanding of subject matter. Finally, frequently placed “exam hints” direct students to pay special attention so as to be better prepared to take the written commercial examination.

Whether seeking to acquire the basic knowledge necessary to earn a commercial licence, or setting out on a career path in aviation, Flying Beyond serves both needs comprehensively. For students seeking more, Flying Beyond provides it: beyond what you learned for your private licence, and deeply into the broader knowledge-base required to get your commercial licence.

From the Ground Up is the definitive source and foundation to get students aloft. Flying Beyond is the conclusive base to advance those students, and take them further afield and well into the professional realm.

About the Author

Flying Beyond