Instrument Rating Set (IR5)
An Instrument Rating is the basis for professional standards of piloting whether for private or commercial use.
This comprehensive volume assembles all of the knowledge needed to complete the syllabus of training for the CASA Instrument Rating Examination (IREX) and to understand the principles of operation, accuracy and limitations of navaids, the aircraft systems and the human pilot.
This second volume is in two parts:
Part One – Meteorology
Part Two – Climatology
The fascinating world in which we fly is ever-changing. The light, the temperature, the clouds, the winds – all affect the flight of our little aircraft. It is valuable for a pilot to know what is happening in the immediate atmosphere and what is the cause. The areas covered in this volume include the atmosphere, clouds and precipitation including thunderstorms, icing and visibility, winds, synoptic meteorology including fronts and pressure systems, weather services available to the pilot, and an overview of Australian climatology.