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The "Instrument Flight Manual - The Instrument Rating & Beyond" is a softcover book published in 2002, about 312 pages in length and 11.0 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches in size. Written for the pilot who wants to add an instrument rating, and for the instrument-rated pilot needing a refresher, this book by William K. Kershner, presents the basics of instrument flying in a readable, well-illustrated fashion.
Divided into five sections, the book covers airplane performance and basic instrument flying, navigation and communications, clearances, planning the instrument flight, and executing the instrument flight itself - from preflight, takeoff and departure, en route, to the approach and landing phases. It concludes with information to prepare for the knowledge and practical tests and the opportunity to practice a scenario "trip", including clearances. A comprehensive Instrument Rating Syllabus is provided for the instrument trainee and the CFII, making this a particularly valuable learning tool.
Significant time is devoted to air traffic control, as it is one of the most difficult aspects of flying IFR. Kershner's goal in this manual is the cover the subject in as much detail as possible, yet keep it easy to grasp and uncomplicated. Airspeeds, expected clearances, and altitudes used a based on high-performance, retractable-gear, four-place. general aviation airplanes unless otherwise noted. Numerous illustrations by the author aid in visualization of the concepts.
Bill Kershner has over six decades of experience as pilot-in-command in more than 100 types and models of airplanes - from 40 hp Cubs to jets. He was FAA/General Aviation Flight instructor of the years in 1992, was named Elder Statesman of Aviation in 1997, and was inducted into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame in 1998.