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Scenario–Based Training with X–Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator. Using PC–Based Flight Simulations Based on FAA–Industry Training Standards

  • ID: 2247252
  • Book
  • 624 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Watch your flight training program take off

You want to learn to fly. While there′s no substitute for a qualified instructor and practice in a real airplane, PC–based simulations can help you develop the skills that build confidence. When you work through this book′s scenario–based exercises using either X–Plane or Microsoft Flight Simulator, you′ll be better prepared for certification as a private pilot with an instrument rating. You′re also going to have a lot of fun.

Scenario–Based Training is an interactive, guided tour through the process of learning to think like a pilot.

With this book, you can

  • Learn from the FAA/Industry Training Standards (FITS) approach to flight training

  • Explore official pilot handbooks and guides from top aviation training and safety experts

  • Perfect fundamental flying skills with real–world scenarios

  • Experience computer equipment and accessories that enhance PC–based flight simulations

  • Find out how to install, set up, and optimize X–Plane and FSX

  • Gain experience dealing with a wide variety of variables, including weather, terrain, airport environments, and equipment failures

  • Practice whenever you like

Attention flight instructors and virtual aviators

Scenario–Based Training helps instructors include simulation in training programs, and it adds a new dimension to virtual flying for simulation enthusiasts.

Go to [external URL] to find resources for setting up and using X–Plane and FSX, situation and flight files, official FAA pilot–training handbooks, charts to help you plan your flights, and much more.

Using PC–Based Flight Simulations Based on FAA–Industry Training Standards

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Introduction xxxiii

Part I Before You Take Off 1

Chapter 1 What You Need to Use This Book 3

Chapter 2 Essential Resources on the Website 15

Chapter 3 Using PC–Based Simulations Effectively 25

Chapter 4 Scenario–Based Training for Virtual Aviators 41

Chapter 5 Choosing a PC–Based Simulation: X–Plane or FSX? 45

Chapter 6 A Quick Guide to X–Plane 55

Chapter 7 A Quick Guide to Microsoft Flight Simulator X 69

Part II Getting the Most from X–Plane and FSX 87

Chapter 8 Beyond the Basics: Additional Advice about Using Simulations Effectively 89

Chapter 9 Scenario–Based Training and FITS 99

Chapter 10 Using the Scenarios in This Book 109

Part III Flying Fundamentals 117

Chapter 11 Flying Fundamentals 119

Chapter 12 Flying the Cessna 172 Skyhawk 139

Part IV Private Pilot Scenarios 169

Chapter 13 Introduction to the Private Pilot Syllabus 171

Chapter 14 Private Pilot Lesson 1: Introductory Flight 179

Chapter 15 Private Pilot Lesson 2: Fundamental Flight Maneuvers 187

Chapter 16 Private Pilot Lesson 3: Ground Reference Maneuvers 195

Chapter 17 Private Pilot Lesson 4: A Short Cross–Country Flight 203

Chapter 18 Private Pilot Lesson 5: Another Short Cross– Country Flight 209

Chapter 19 Private Pilot Lesson 6: A Trip to a Fly–In Breakfast 217

Chapter 20 Private Pilot Lesson 7: Ground Reference Maneuvers 223

Chapter 21 Private Pilot Lesson 8: Evening Flight 229

Chapter 22 Private Pilot Lesson 9: Charity Flight 235

Chapter 23 Private Pilot Lesson 10: Crosswind Landings 241

Chapter 24 Private Pilot Lesson 11: Preparation for Solo Flight 247

Chapter 25 Private Pilot Lesson 12: First Solo Flight 253

Chapter 26 Private Pilot Lesson 13: Review of Basic Maneuvers 259

Chapter 27 Private Pilot Lesson 14: Progress Assessment: Stage Check 265

Chapter 28 Private Pilot Lesson 15: Soft–Field Landings 271

Chapter 29 Private Pilot Lesson 16: VOR Navigation 277

Chapter 30 Private Pilot Lesson 17: Maximum Performance Takeoffs and Landings 285

Chapter 31 Private Pilot Lesson 18: Flight in Marginal Weather 293

Chapter 32 Private Pilot Lesson 19: Solo Practice Flight 299

Chapter 33 Private Pilot Lesson 20: Long Cross–Country Flight 305

Chapter 34 Private Pilot Lesson 21: Cross–Country Night Flight 311

Chapter 35 Private Pilot Lesson 22: Flight Planning and Navigation Practice 317

Chapter 36 Private Pilot Lesson 23: Night Cross–Country Flight 325

Chapter 37 Private Pilot Lesson 24: Night Freight Run 331

Chapter 38 Private Pilot Lesson 25: Cross–Country Flight in Marginal VFR 337

Chapter 39 Private Pilot Lesson 26: Cross–Country Flight: Progress Check 343

Chapter 40 Private Pilot Lesson 27: Long Solo Cross–Country Flight 349

Chapter 41 Private Pilot Lesson 28: Preparation for the Practical Test 355

Chapter 42 Private Pilot Lesson 29: Further Preparation for the Practical Test 361

Chapter 43 Private Pilot Lesson 30: The Private Pilot Practical Test 367

Part V Instrument Rating Scenarios 373

Chapter 44 Introduction to the Instrument Rating Syllabus: Background and Resources for IFR Lessons 375

Chapter 45 IFR Lesson 1: Basic Attitude Instrument Flying 385

Chapter 46 IFR Lesson 2: Basic Attitude Instrument Flying 395

Chapter 47 IFR Lesson 3: Partial–Panel Flight 401

Chapter 48 IFR Lesson 4: Partial– Panel Instrument Flight 407

Chapter 49 IFR Lesson 5: Holding Procedures 413

Chapter 50 IFR Lesson 6: Non– Precision Approach 419

Chapter 51 IFR Lesson 7: IFR Departures and Localizer Approach 427

Chapter 52 IFR Lesson 8: ILS Approach 437

Chapter 53 IFR Lesson 9: IFR Cross–Country 445

Chapter 54 IFR Lesson 10: IFR Cross–Country 455

Chapter 55 IFR Lesson 11: IFR Cross– Country and Equipment Malfunctions 463

Chapter 56 IFR Lesson 12: IFR Cross– Country and Off– Airway Routes 471

Chapter 57 IFR Lesson 13: Long IFR Cross– Country 479

Chapter 58 IFR Lesson 14: Night IFR Flight 487

Chapter 59 IFR Lesson 15: Night Approaches 495

Chapter 60 IFR Lesson 16: Practical Test Preparation 503

Chapter 61 IFR Lesson 17: Practical Test Preparation 509

Chapter 62 IFR Lesson 18: IFR Practical Test 517

Part VI Advanced Scenarios 523

Chapter 63 Introduction to the Advanced Scenarios: Test Your Skills 525

Chapter 64 Advanced 1: Eugene, OR, to Olympia, WA 541

Chapter 65 Advanced 2: Night Flight: Spokane, WA, to Walla Walla, WA 545

Chapter 66 Advanced 3: Boise, ID, to Redmond, OR 549

Chapter 67 Advanced 4: Crossing the Cascades 553

Chapter 68 Advanced 5: Medford, OR, to Astoria, OR 557

Glossary 561

Index 575

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Bruce Williams owns BruceAir, LLC, an aviation consulting, training, and pilot services company. A certified flight instructor and FAASTeam representative, he has been a pilot since the early 1970s. During his 15–year career at Microsoft, he worked on six versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator.Follow the author′s blog at [external URL] or find out more about the book from the author′s website at [external URL]
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