Cockpit Procedures (Softcover)

by: Chris R. Burger
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Effective cockpit routines for pilots and virtual aviators.
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“How-to” guide for what you should be doing in the cockpit during each phase of flight!

Written by an experienced instructor and pilot examiner, Cockpit Procedures provides a solid understanding of the underlying principles for, and detailed descriptions of the checklists and routines used in many flight schools. Readers will find it contains a practical definition of airmanship, and covers what good habits to develop, effective workload management, and even what you should have in your flight bag. Cockpit Procedures is about cockpit actions and thinking, giving readers the rationale behind common procedures that are standard practice in the training environment and in the airlines.

Both airplanes and helicopters are covered, delivering the essential aspects of effective training—technical knowledge, practical application and context learning. Cockpit Procedures targets the pilot just beginning his/her career, yet many of the philosophies and practical techniques taught here are so fundamental and powerful they will carry a pilot right through to retirement. While encouraging structure and discipline regarding procedures, the author does not merely check off lists of dry facts—Cockpit Procedures is also fun to read and Chris Burger keeps his readers focused with lively description and his knack for getting down to essentials in such a way that they stay with you.

Getting the most from Cockpit Procedures

  • Student pilots can read the book repeatedly to reinforce the routines that their flight instructors are trying to teach them. Arriving prepared is the best way to obtain maximum benefit from expensive flight instruction.
  • Certificated pilots can learn to become more methodical, reducing the chances of missing important cues when things go wrong. They can also become more adaptable, easing the transition into other, more complex aircraft.
  • Flight instructors can use the book to great effect to improve their students’ performance in the cockpit, and to standardize operations in a flight school to improve cooperation among instructors.
  • Virtual aviators can learn to conduct a flight with maximum realism, using actual procedures used in the cockpits of real airplanes and helicopters.
  • 5

    Posted by Mike Malherbe, senior 777 training captain, Virgin Blue on Dec 11th 2021

    "Enthusiasm and a genuine love of aviation have driven Chris to come up with what may well become one of the lasting training foundation stones of many future aviators… Many of the philosophies taught here are so fundamental and powerful that they will carry a pilot right through to retirement."

  • 5

    Posted by Maj. Gen. Des Barker, author of Zero Error Margin: Display Flying Analysedand expert on human decisi on Feb 13th 2020

    "I think this is essential reading for an aspirant pilot in the process of developing a structured approach to flying. Although the contents are essentially the basics of flying, it provides a good introduction of what is required from the pilot—put simply. Most manuals and publications overcomplicate this part of the elementary training. So, well done. [The aviation authority] would be well advised to suggest this book to flying schools and aspirant pilots as compulsory reading. My concern is that instructors need to be taught how to carry the theoretical work through to the cockpit—that is where we are missing the boat."