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Weather Flying, Fifth Edition
Weather Flying, Fifth Edition

Weather Flying, Fifth Edition, 5th Edition

ISBN10: 0071799729 | ISBN13: 9780071799720
By Robert Buck
© 2013

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How do you improve on the best guide for pilots to learn how to fly in all kinds of weather? The answer is the Fifth Edition of Weather Flying. Regarded as the bible of weather flying, this aviation classic not only continues to make complex weather concepts understandable for even the least experienced of flyers, but has now been updated to cover new advances in technology. At the same time, this respected text still retains many of its original insights from over four decades of publication, provided by renowned weather flying veteran Robert N. Buck.

In a straightforward style, new author Robert O. Buck (son of the book's original author) delves into how computers, personal electronic devices, electronic flightinstrument systems, and other technologies are changing the way general aviation pilots fly weather. He addresses the philosophy and discipline required to use these systems, what they are really telling us, and their task as supplement to good flying sense. The updated Fifth Edition also discusses how to handle changes in FSS weather briefing, including a look at new weather information products and airborne datalink weather information as they affect weather flying.

This new edition features:

  • Discussions of weather information--what it is, how to get it, and how to use it
  • Explanations of various weather phenomena and how they affect a flight
  • Updates on the new GPS and smart technology used in weather flying
  • Changes in weather information and briefi ngs
  • Descriptions of improved anti- and deicing systems
  • Serious discussion of the pilot-electronics interface

Now more than ever, having the Bucks' Weather Flying at the controls is the next best thing to having the authors with you in the cockpit.


Ch 1. Weather Flying.

Ch 2. A Little Theory for Weather Flying.

Ch 3. Some Thoughts on Checking Weather.

Ch 4. How to Check Weather.

Ch 5. Weather Information.

Ch 6. Checking Weather Details.

Ch 7. Checking Weather for the Route.

Ch 8. Equipment Needs for Weather Flying.

Ch 9. Temperature, an Important Part of Weather Flying.

Ch 10. Some Psychology of Weather Flying.

Ch 11. Turbulence and Flying It.

Ch 12. VFR Flying Weather Visually.

Ch 13. About Keeping Proficient Flying Instruments.

Ch 14. Thunderstorms and Flying Them.

Ch 15. Ice and Flying It.

Ch 16. Taking Off in Bad Weather.

Ch 17. Weather Flying En Route.

Ch 18. Landing in Bad Weather.

Ch 19. Teaching Yourself to Fly Weather.

Ch 20. Something on Judgment.

About the Author

Robert Buck

Robert N. Buck (Fayston, VT) is a world-renowned weather and flying expert who is currently writing his life/career memoir.

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