This video is about the hands-on, stick and rudder basics of flying on instruments.
- This is a 46 minute cockpit video shot in a Beech A36 Bonanza as the
author demonstrates the power settings, pitch attitudes and aircraft
configurations that work so well to add simplicity and precision to handling
an airplane on instruments.
- A thorough ground school covering the whys and wherefores of the "by the
- The video provides in-flight demonstrations to answer questions like:
- What pitch attitude should you use on a missed approach?
- What power setting works best on an ILS?
- When should you drop the gear on approach?
- What's the best way to arrest your descent at the MDA?
"I have shown this method to over eighty Bonanza Pilot Proficiency Program
participants and all have adopted it immediately."; Bill Hale, BPPP
instructor, board member
"How could one not be impressed with...the rationality of John's "Flying by
the Numbers," which has caused a total change in my approach to flying the
Bonanza." V. Bryan Medlock, ABS Newsletter
46 minute DVD
John C. Eckalbar is an airline transport pilot and instrument flight
instructor for single and multiengine airplanes. He has been a pilot for
ExecutiveJet and has flown in the Federal Express feeder system. He has been an
active FAR Part 135 charter pilot with air taxi and cargo experience in a wide
range of general aviation airplanes, from Skylanes, 210s, and Bonanzas to
Barons, 400 series Cessnas, Caravans, King Airs, and Citations. At one time or
another he has owned a Grumman American TR-2, three Bonanzas, an E55 Baron, and
a Piper Seneca II.
John is one of the original ground and flight instructors in the American
Bonanza Society's highly regarded Bonanza and Baron Pilot Proficiency Programs,
and he is a co-author of the manuals for those classes. He is also the author
of numerous articles in general aviation magazines. He holds a Ph.D. from the
University of Colorado and is a Professor in the California State University
system. He has published many articles on mathematics for economists and been
the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation research project on
dynamics and stability.
Other publications by John Eckalbar:
- IFR: A Structured Approach
- Flying the Beech Bonanza
- Instrument Flying Update
- Flying High Performance Singles & Twins