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Modern Aviator

The Killing Zone Edition II

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This survival guide for new pilots identifies the pitfalls waiting inside the killing zone, the period from 50 to 350 flight hours when they leave their instructors behind and fly as pilot in command for the first time. Although they're privately certified, many of these unseasoned aviators are unaware of the potential accidents that lie ahead while trying to build decision-making skills on their own -- many times falling victim to inexperience.

Based on the first in-depth scientific study of pilot behavior and general aviation flying accidents in over 20 years, The Killing Zone, Second Edition offers practical advice to help identify the time frame in which you are most likely to die. Author and aviation specialist Paul Craig offers rare insights into the special risks new pilots face and includes updated preventive strategies for flying through the killing zone . . . alive

NEW to the Second Edition: Dealing with Glass Cockpits; GPS Moving Maps; Collision Avoidance Systems; including a new chapter on Available Safety versus Actual Safety

Alerts you to the 12 mistakes likely to kill you

Provides guidelines for avoiding, evading, diverting, correcting, and managing dangers

Includes a "Pilot Personality Self-Assessment Exercise" for an individualized survival strategy

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    The Killing Zone
    Available Safety and Actual Safety
    The Dangers
    Continued VFR into IFR Conditions
    Maneuvering Flight
    Takeoff and Climb
    Approach and Landing
    Runway Incursion
    Mid-air collision
    Fuel Management
    Pilot Health, Alcohol and Drugs
    Night Flying
    IceEffects of Advanced Flight Training
    Instrument Flight & CFIT
    Advanced Aircraft Accidents
    Pilot Personality


   Paperback, 304 pages