The Instrument Flying Handbook
(FAA-H-8083-15B) is the FAA’s primary pilot resource for instrument
flight rules (IFR) covering everything pertinent to operating an
aircraft in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) or without
reference to outside visuals, relying solely on the information gleaned
from the cockpit. Readers will find chapters on the national airspace
system, the air traffic control system, human factors, aerodynamics,
flight instruments, flight maneuvers for IFR operations, navigation,
emergency operations, as well as helicopter operations and more.
The Instrument Procedures Handbook
(FAA-H-8261-1A) is a great resource for instrument-rated pilots!
Emphasis is placed on operations and procedural information for
real-world use, which makes this the next logical step for pilots after
learning basic instrument skills from the Instrument Flying Handbook.
Using this book, pilots can more directly apply the concepts to their
current flying situation, and learn how their acquired skills are best
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