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Through the Overcast; The Weather and the Art of Instrument Flying

by Assen Jordanoff

Condition: Very Good/Good


New York, NY: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1943 Funk and Wagnalls Company, New York. 1943. Hardcover. New Revised Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former owner name and flight class in WWII. Book Condition: Very Good; slight wear to tips, head, and tail from shelving; indentation mark on rear board; age toning to pages. DJ; Good; NOT Price Clipped; wear to tips, head, tail, and flap folds; stain on rear panel; rubbing to panels. Blue boards and spine with bright black lettering on spine and front board and black airplane on front board; light blue tinted top textblock. 356 pp. This is the only complete and practical treatise on what is sometimes incorrectly called "blind flying". The man who attempts to fly "on instruments" through adverse weather must be absolute master not only of the instruments but also of all the flight problems they were created to solve. The author has made a special effort to simplify a pilot's problems with a mass analysis of air conditions. The use of radio signals is treated more fully than ever before. A clean very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.
  • Bookseller: Walnut Valley Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 006864
  • Title: Through the Overcast; The Weather and the Art of Instrument Flying
  • Author: Assen Jordanoff
  • Illustrator: Frank L Carlson, Fred L. Meagher
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Revised Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Funk and Wagnalls Company
  • Place: New York, NY
  • Date published: 1943
  • Keywords: BLIND FLYING, AVIATION, INSTRUMENT RADIO SIGNAL IFR RULES OF FLIGHT, ASSEN JORDANOFF, CURTISS WRIGHT, BULGARIAN FLYING CORPS, AIRMAIL AIRCRAFT BUILDER, WEATHER CONDITIONS IN MAPS, AIRWAY CELESTIAL NAVIGATION
  • Bookseller catalogs: Aviation/Aircraft;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall


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