Includes Bonus DVD!
Cockpit Automation provides
basic instruction in the use of cockpit automation equipment now prevalent in
general aviation aircraft - GPS, autopilots, and other colorful displays for
weather, terrain, etc. Cockpit automation is covered as it happens in an actual
flight, from preflight, taxi-out, take-off, cruise, descent and landing.
Ideal for both self-study and classroom use, this book provides step-by-step,
common-sense instruction that teaches you to use your panel-mounted IFR GPS
computer and other modern cockpit technologies, with particular emphasis on the
Garmin GNS430. The fundamental skills you need are presented using simple language
and familiar examples drawn from everyday flight situations. Each chapter ends
with a practice session that can be used in a simulator program or an airplane
at the local flight school. Includes
a bonus DVD that demonstrates each of the skills covered in the book (approximately
This book is the ideal prerequisite to The
Pilot's Guide to the Modern Airline Cockpit and
provides hands-on experience with cockpit automation in the airplanes pilots are
Softcover, illustrated, 7" x 10", 192 pages.