Lewis Bjork Piloting at Night

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Piloting at Night

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The first book about night flying written from a practical, pilot-oriented perspective. Author Bjork, an accomplished pilot, instructor, aerobatic performer, and test pilot, shares the tactics and techniques he and other experienced pilots use to maximize the benefits and minimize the dangers of night flying. Includes information on aviation regulations on night flight in the United States and abroad, general night hazards, and NTSB accident studies.

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A pilot's guide to flying on the dark side of the Earth. A potentially life-saving guide for combating invisible hazards, this book is packed with practical techniques and solutions to the problems of night flight. Written from a pilot's perspective, it contains many insights and methdos developed from the experiences of professional pilots who have literally not seen the sun from the windows of an airplane for years. Packed with practical techniques, this is the only book that explains how proficient pilots tackle the challenges of night flying and shows you how to: improve decision-making skills; overcome night-related hazards with practical techniques; increase the safety, utility, and efficiency of night flight; improve night landings, takeoffs, and flight skills; learn real solutions to many terrifying night-related emergencies; develop sound judgment. Full of riveting case studies, this clear and concise guide illustrates exactly how pilots can benefit from the smoother air, better traffic avoidance, reduced ATC congestion, and increased performance that occurs at night. Likewise, it reveals just how to handle problems like unexpected weather, carburetor icing, vertigo, electrical failures, fatigue, the dreaded night emergency landing, and much more. With additional night-flight training now required by the newly revised FAR Part 61, even experienced pilots and flight instructors will benefit greatly from this comprhensive and practical pilot's guide to nighttime air operations.

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Lewis Bjork (Salt Lake City, UT) is a pilot for Skywest Airlines. A specialist in aerobatics with thousands of instruction hours, he has flown in more than 130 types of airplanes. Bjork is an experimental aircraft builder and test pilot, responsible for the development and refinement of handling and performance characteristics for many aircraft, ranging from a microlight twin-engine to a pressurized Lancair IV. He is the author of Piloting for Maximum Performance (McGraw-Hill).

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