3. An Aviator’s Field Guide to Middle-Altitude Flying
Practical skills and tips for flying between 10,000 and 25,000 MSL
By Jason Blair
Aviation Supplies and Academics
This handy primer on moving up to high-altitude aviating gives pilots the context for understanding the risks and demands of flight that are unique to the middle altitudes. In it Blair, an active instructor and FAA designated examiner, (as well as a contributing editor to Plane & Pilot), shares his long experience in this realm, covering topics including performance and fuel calculations, descent planning, oxygen use and weight and balance. Blair also covers those topics few other authors venture into, including insurance issues and pilot qualification concerns.