Flying Wisdom: The Proficient Pilot: Volume 3

Flying Wisdom: The Proficient Pilot: Volume 3

by Barry Schiff
Flying Wisdom: The Proficient Pilot: Volume 3

Flying Wisdom: The Proficient Pilot: Volume 3

by Barry Schiff


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This third collection of articles for The Proficient Pilot Series is packed with valuable experience and knowledge to take readers even further on from the wealth of flying know-how in The Proficient Pilot, Volumes 1 and 2. Freely sharing his flying wisdom in a personal manner, Schiff deals with the human element in flight, combining his experiences seamlessly with the technical details and instructions necessary for flying safety and proficiency. Every reader will come away affected by these excellently written, applied lessons which are based solidly on principles and mechanics, yet filtered through Schiff's many thousands of hours of wide-ranging, hands-on experience.

Flying Wisdom, Volume 3 of this riveting series, covers such diverse topics as deep stalls, the black-hole approach, altimetry, the myth of the downwind turn, pilot fatigue, expectations vs. reality, and survival; as well as different types of ILS approaches, crew resource management, and a short course that effectively describes the principles involved in flying jet airplanes—each topic is challenging and draws you in. Topping it all off are flying tips for "fun and profit" and some personal, memorable moments from Schiff's own world of flying.

With a foreword by one of aviation's most beloved airshow pilots, Bob Hoover, Flying Wisdom is a must for every pilot's library, as well as entertaining reading for anyone interested in the fascinating world of flight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619540040
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 02/13/1997
Series: General Aviation Reading series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 780,787
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Barry Schiff: Barry Schiff, with more than 26,000 hours in almost 300 types of aircraft, has received worldwide recognition for his wide-ranging accomplishments. A rated Airline Transport Pilot at 21, he has earned every FAA category and class rating (except airship) and every possible instructor's rating. During his 34-year career with Trans World Airlines he flew everything from the Lockheed Constellation to the Boeing 747 and was a check captain on the Boeing 767. Captain Schiff holds five world speed records (one wrested from the Soviet Union) and has received numerous honors for his many contributions to aviation safety. These include a Congressional Commendation, the Louis Bleriot Air Medal (France), Switzerland's Gold Proficiency Medal, an honorary doctorate in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and AOPA's L.P. Sharples Perpetual Award.
An award-winning journalist and author, he is well known to flying audiences for his numerous books and almost 900 articles published in some 90 aviation periodicals, notably AOPA Pilot, of which he is a contributing editor. Many of his articles discuss personally developed concepts, procedures and techniques that have received international acclaim. Schiff also developed and worked to have adopted the concept of providing general aviation pilots with safe VFR routes through high-density airspace.
These credentials have not diminished his passion for flying light planes, which he has used to span oceans and continents. He continues to investigate and report to the aviation community various aspects of proficiency and safety, and remains a vigorous and outspoken advocate for general aviation.
Listen to Barry's Podcast in this "Finer Points" Podcast, and visit Barry's website at
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