Pilot’s Guide to US Airport Operations
Authors: Christian Pezalla, George Cruz
The Pilot’s Guide to US Airport Operations provides pilots and student pilots with a basic understanding of US airports, airport features, and airport operations. The book includes photos and descriptions of key airport features, reviews radio communications, and provides an in-depth look at airspace from an Air Traffic Control perspective.
Advanced Guide to Holding Patterns
Author: Christian Pezalla
While there are many books that include basic information on the topic of instrument holding procedures, none have previously dedicated more than a single chapter to it. Pilots and aviation instructors often pull information from multiple books in an effort to fully understand the procedures and rules related to holding procedures. Even then, these resources fail to fully explain the FAA’s holding procedures and leave many questions unanswered. Moreover, the proliferation of satellite based systems has only increased the complexity of air navigation, as pilots attempt to integrate new technology with existing systems.
This book includes chapters which fill the gaps in the existing literature and explain the roll of new technology. The information here will provide a solid understanding of both the FAA’s expectations and the techniques required to achieve a successful holding pattern.