The FAA's Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8083-16)
is an invaluable resource for instrument-rated pilots. This handbook supersedes
FAA-H-8261-1A, dated 2007. Designed as a technical reference for all pilots who
operate under instrument flight rules (IFR) in the National Airspace system
(NAS), the Instrument Procedures Handbook expands and
updates information contained in the FAA-H-8083-15B, Instrument
Flying Handbook, and introduces advanced information for IFR operations.
Instrument flight instructors, instrument pilots, and instrument students will
also find this handbook a valuable resource since it is used as a reference for
the Airline Transport Pilot and Instrument Knowledge Tests and for the Practical
Test Standards. It also provides detailed coverage of instrument charts and
procedures including IFR takeoff, departure, en route, arrival, approach, and
landing. Safety information covering relevant subjects such as runway incursion,
land and hold short operations, controlled flight into terrain, and human
factors issues also are included.
The chapters in this book have been restructured, existing content has been
updated, and new content has been added to include Controlled Flight Into
Terrain (CFIT); Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS); LNAV/VNAV and Circling
Minimums; the NextGen System to include ADS-B, SWIM, Data and Network
Communications systems, and a ﾑforecastﾒ of NextGen planned improvements;
Head-Up Display (HUD) and Synthetic and Enhanced Vision Systems (SVS/EVS). Also
included is discussion on pertinent issues related to the development,
standardization, content, concepts, limitations and utilization of Airborne
Navigation Databases in use today and under development for future use in an
ever-modernizing National Airspace System.
Regulatory changes occur on a frequent basis, and safe flight requires pilots
are aware of current procedures. This book covers all of the information needed
to operate safely within the National Airspace System. In-depth sections on
instrument charts and procedures cover all phases of flight from takeoff to
landing. Each topic covered is well-detailed and explained in user-friendly
terms, while updated graphics and illustrations improve the appearance,
readability and understanding.
This FAA Handbook contains straightforward discussions and explanations for:
Operations in the National Airspace System
Detailed coverage of instrument charts
Instrument procedural information for: takeoff, departure, en route,
arrival, approach and landing
Land and hold short operations (LAHSO)
Runway incursion information
Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)
Helicopter instrument procedures
Whether a pilot is a seasoned
professional or recently completed an Instrument Rating course, the Instrument
Procedures Handbook is sure to encourage more precise instrument
techniques and ultimately create a safer pilot. Used as a reference in the FAA
Knowledge Exams and Practical Test Standards.
Soft cover, 312 pages, 2015.