Air Law – A comprehensive sourcebook for Southern African pilots

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27 Sep 2019

About this publication:

Air Law: A comprehensive sourcebook for Southern African pilots is the first book on air law published by a leading academic and is intended to serve the Southern African pilots’ community. Written in a straight-forward style, Air Law is fully referenced and clearly presented. The book provides student pilots and their instructors with the in-depth knowledge that pilots need to pass their examinations and obtain their licences. Air Law offers private pilots a source of legal reference that will enable them to remain competent and compliant aviators and guides them through complex regulations. Air Law will also help commercial pilots to secure the core knowledge of air law that they need to progress to advanced procedures. The book contains a section intended for drone pilots.

Air Law tells a story: that of flying safely. The book offers readers who are passionate about aviation a deep insight into the art of safe flying. You will follow a VFR pilot on a cross-country flight, and see how the rules, regulations, and demands of air law are there to produce better pilots, and to make flying a unique and long-lasting human experience.

Learning resources:

  • Questions and answers at the back of the book [related to PPL(A)].

Contents include:

  • Part One: Before flying
    • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Chapter 2: What is air law?
    • Chapter 3: Medically ‘fit to fly’?
  • Part Two: Becoming and being a pilot
    • Chapter 4: Becoming a pilot
    • Chapter 5: Being a pilot
  • Part Three: Let’s fly!
    • Chapter 6: Before you call ‘clear prop’
    • Chapter 7: Ready to taxi!
    • Chapter 8: Flying away, en route!
    • Chapter 9: Unplanned events en route and what you should do about them
    • Chapter 10: At your final destination
    • Chapter 11: Runway vacated!
    • Chapter 12: How to report an incident or an accident
    • Chapter 13: Night flying
  • Part Four: Flying drones
    • Chapter 14: Some key points
    • Chapter 15: Drone pilots
    • Chapter 16: Piloting drones
  • Annexures
    • Extracts of the Chicago Convention of 1944
    • IAIP organogram
    • Nomenclature of CARS and CATS
    • Example of notam
    • Logbook rules and annual summary
    • Syllabus of theoretical knowledge (A) (H)
    • Practical syllabus for flight instruction PPL (A)
    • Progress Report Sheet
    • Duties of PIC regarding flight preparation
    • Aeronautical Chart Index and Classification of Airspace
    • Flight Plan regulation
    • Fuel policy
    • Flight Authorisation Sheet
    • Duties of PIC regarding flight operations
    • Interception signals and phraseology
    • Search and Rescue (SAR) scenarios and procedures
    • Night Rating Training (A) (H)
    • Drone Operations
  • Questions:
    • Part 1 Chapters 1, 2, 3
    • Part 2 Chapter 4
    • Part 2 Chapter 5
    • Part 3 Chapter 6
    • Part 3 Chapters 7 and 8
    • Part 3 Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Part 3 Chapter 13
  • Answers: Chapters 1–13
  • Index

Of interest and benefit to:

  • Student pilots
  • Instructors
  • Qualified private and commercial pilots
  • Drone pilots
  • Legal practitioners in the field of aviation

About the author

Philippe-Joseph Salazar is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Law, at the University of Cape Town. He is an internationally acclaimed author of some 30 books in five languages and the recipient of several prestigious accolades, including a rare A1 Rating by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. He is an aviator himself and holds a Private Pilot Licence (NR).

General Information

  • Edition: 1st
  • Available: September 2019
  • Author: Philippe-Joseph Salazar
  • Format: Soft cover
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978 1 48513 314 8
  • Extent: 454 pages
  • Retail price: R595
    (Price includes 15% VAT and is valid until 31 December 2019. Excludes
    courier delivery.)

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