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Mental Math for Pilots

Second Edition    by Ronald D. McElroy

Sharpen your math skills for the interview as well as for the cockpit, with these great tips for figuring math problems in your head without paper or calculator.

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It almost goes without saying that all pilots eventually need to perform some type of math calculation in their head while flying. Here is a book to help sharpen those mental skills and operate better in today’s technological environment.

With the increased use of electronic gadgets in airplanes, the mind of the pilot is one of the most often overlooked “computers” available in the cockpit. Mental Math for Pilots helps rev up your brainpower, allowing you to quickly process complex equations while expanding mental acuity towards a wide range of practical math problems frequently used in flight. Quick recall and retention aids are provided for calculating temperature conversions, crosswind components, time-speed-distance problems, reciprocal headings, visual descent points and many, many more. Complex equations are explained in straightforward terms along with helpful tips, calculations and formulas to sharpen math skills and mentally keep you ahead of the game.

Whether you are preparing for a pilot interview, gearing up for a checkride, or just looking to enhance your aviation math skills, this is a must read for every aviator and is sure to help you become a more professional and precise pilot.


Part Number ASAMATH2
ISBN 9781560275107

AuthorRonald D. McElroy
ISBN978-1-56027-510-7
EditionSecond Edition
Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count116 pages
IllustrationsBlack and white
IncludesGlossary, index
Weight0.40 lbs

"In this era of EFIS, FMC, GPS, and 'fly by wire' aircraft, the most important cockpit 'computer' is still the mind of the pilot. Mental Math revs up the brainpower to quickly process not only those pesky math questions asked during airline interviews, but expands the mental hard drive to handle a wide range of practical number problems in flight. Learn Ron's techniques and you just might be able to leave the calculate mode in permanent off."

— Wayne Phillips (Aviation Author, FAA Designated Examiner,
AOPA Air Safety Presenter, and Captain for United Express)

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