The Pilot in Command - Martin CassShrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1980, Hardback.
Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the boards. Text complete, clean and tight. A good working copy.
Contains: Diagrams; Maps;
From the cover: “There is no statute that actively enforces on the pilot the employment of common sense. It is inevitable that there will soon be some changes made, to restrain at least some pilots from the more obvious risks. The law may do its best, but whatever its armoury, the policeman of air sense must be the Pilot in Command.
From the decision to fly until engine shutdown the pilot is in command of every aspect of the flight. Whether it is a jumbo jet with sophisticated technology, carrying hundreds of people, or a fun circuit in a single sealer, the pilot is responsible for the safety of not only the aircraft and its contents, but of people and property on the ground below, and other traffic in the airspace.
Vividly illustrated with accounts of actual incidents The Pilot in Command draws attention to the multifarious nature of the emergencies which a pilot may encounter. In almost all cases the correct decision can avert disaster; in all too many cases, one error can lead to a chain reaction, resulting at best in a near miss at worst in fatality.
The book is written primarily for the student and private pilot, but it is a book that should be read by all who fly — all pilots will learn from others’ mistakes and recognise their own.”