Every flight simmer seeking realism needs Flight-Sim Maneuvers
Instructions supplied with flight-simulation programs skim the surface of what a flight-sim pilot needs to know.
Go deeper than the superficial and learn how real pilots perform common, crucial, and required maneuvers correctly.
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ALL BASIC MANEUVERS EXPLAINED IN ONE BOOK
Flight-Sim Maneuvers explains how you can fly your flight simulator just as real pilots fly their real airplanes. You will learn about using airports, taking off, performing aerial maneuvers, landing and much more. It's all explained in a manual written just for flight-simulation pilots like you from real aviation texts. Clear explanations, concise definitions, easy-to-follow graphics and self-learning exercises make your learning task easy and fun. The information applies to all flight-simulation programs too!
Plan and Prepare Your Flights Professionally
An all-new chapter in Flight-Sim Maneuvers explains how to prepare yourself and your aircraft for every flight, just as real-world pilots must do!
Use Airports Professionally and Safely
Learn the correct ways to move around airports the way real pilots do. Move safely on the aprons. Taxi smoothly along the taxiways. Cross intersections prudently. Hold at holding areas and prepare for your take-offs. Use runways properly. Flight-Sim Maneuvers explains it all!
Take Off Efficiently and Safely
Learn to execute every take-off like an experienced, certified pilot. Apply proper flap settings. Use the right amount of runway. Rotate at the best speed. Climb at optimum rates. Use weight, drag and inertia to your advantage. Use the four factors that affect takeoffs. Take off smoothly in head and cross winds. Take off from short runways. Flight-Sim Maneuvers tells you how!
Perform Aerial Maneuvers Smoothly
Learn to climb efficiently, fly straight and level easily, accelerate without gaining altitude, decelerate without losing altitude, descend without gaining airspeed, and use momentum and drag to your advantage. Flight-Sim Maneuvers shows how to do it!
Recognise and Recover From Stalls
Stalling can be the unwary pilot's enemy. Knowing how to recognize and recover from them makes the difference between safe flight and disaster. With Flight-Sim Maneuvers, you will learn the types of stalls, understand what initiates stalls, recognize the four factors that contribute to stalls. You will also practice stall recovery and avoid uncontrollable spins. Flight-Sim Maneuvers explains it clearly.
Turn Cleanly and Effectively
Turning safely and effectively demands considerable attention from every pilot. Learn what to look for, how to execute the turn and what to avoid. Use yaw, bank and pitch properly. Select the best turning radius. Use the nine steps of every complete turn. Turn shallow, moderate and steep. Maintain altitude through turns, or climb while turning, or descend while turning -- whatever you need. Use your turn coordinator effectively. Use ground references when turning. Flight-Sim Maneuvers describes it thoroughly!
Fly Standard Airport Traffic Patterns Like a Professional
The standard airport traffic pattern is used at airports around the world. Flying it requires all the visual skills pilots need to know such as turning, descending, and flying straight and level, but close to the ground and in a neat pattern. Flight-Sim Maneuvers shows you every step and requirement!
Land Safely, Smoothly and Easily
Landing is among the more demanding and risky phases of flight. Master landing, and you will be able to do nearly everything else! Understand physics and dynamics of landing. Recognise physical and psychological demands on pilots. Follow standard landing procedures. Use safe landing practices. Use flaps and slips properly and effectively. Flare and touch down smoothly. Land safely in head and cross winds. Clear obstacles when landing. Land on short runways. Execute missed approaches. Practice touch and goes. Flight Simulator Maneuvers shows you how!
Fly Multi-Engine Aircraft
This special chapter explains the benefits, challenges and procedures for flying aircraft with more than one engine. How to handle the extra workload. What to do about P Factor. How to control thrust imbalance. Synchronising the propellers. Taking off and landing on short runways. Performing slow-speed maneuvers. What to do when an engine fails. Flight-Sim Maneuvers explains these and more about multi-engine aircraft completely and concisely.
Find Needed Information Quickly and Easily
Flight-Sim Maneuvers is organised and laid out for your easiest use. Information is divided into relevant chapters, and chapters are organized into easy-to-follow sections. Headings and captions help you find information quickly. It's fully indexed for quick reference.
Clearly Written and Easy to Use
Flight-Sim Maneuvers is written by expert flight simmers and professional aviators, then published by an experienced training enterprise to help you learn by reading and doing. Policies, procedures and practices used by professional real-world jet pilots are explained in straight-forward, easy-to-follow English. Visual aids help you grasp the principles, and easy-to-follow exercises help you apply the concepts and methods for experience and learning.
The flight principles, procedures and practices explained in Flight-Sim Maneuvers apply to all aircraft -- general aviation, commercial or military -- as well as all flight-sim games. It's comparable to flight training manuals that apply to all aircraft. We can't write one book that explains every specific aircraft, and we can't write a separate book for each airplane, either. So we explain the most common general-aviation aircraft in this book, and readers can easily adapt our explanations to the specific aircraft they're flying.
Whether you are in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia, Europe or the Pacific Rim, Flight-Sim Maneuvers is for you. It is based on real aviation rules, principles, procedures and practices that general-aviation pilots use around the world.
For PC Flight Simulation Exclusively
Flight-Sim Maneuvers is written exclusively for flight-simulation pilots. It's based on real aviation textbooks and manuals -- with the relevant material emphasised and the irrelevant material omitted. You will not need to flip through pages and pages of technical aviation texts, because that work has been done for you. You wont have to skip over irrelevant materials, because they have been omitted for you.