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

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

By: Bruce A. Williams (author)Paperback

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Fly toward pilot certification with these real-world scenario exercises Although PC-based flight simulations have been available for 30 years, many pilots, instructors, and flight schools don't understand how best to use these tools in real-world flight training and pilot proficiency programs. This invaluable reference bridges the gap between simulation tools and real-world situations by presenting hands-on, scenario-based exercises and training tips for the private pilot certificate and instrument rating. As the first of its kind based on FAA-Industry Training Standards (FITS), this book steers its focus on a scenario-based curriculum that emphasizes real-world situations. Experienced pilot and author Bruce Williams ultimately aims to engage the pilot, reinforce the "realistic" selling point of PC-based flight simulations, while also complementing the FAA-approved FITS syllabi. * Serves as essential reading for pilots who want to make effective use of simulation in their training while expanding their skill level and enjoyment of flying * Covers private pilot real-world scenarios and instrument rating scenarios * Includes a guide to recommended websites and other resources * Features helpful charts as well as a glossary You'll take off towards pilot certification with this invaluable book by your side.

About Author

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 http://bruceair.wordpress.com/ or find out more about the book from the author's website at http://www.bruceair.com/SBT/sbt-wiley.htm

Contents

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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118105023
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781118105023
  • weight: 1056
  • ISBN10: 1118105028

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