“Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual”


NEW! The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual Fourth Edition

by Gregory N. Brown & Mark J. Holt

Everything a pilot is expected to know when transitioning to turbine-powered aircraft. Covers all the essentials of turbine aircraft in one book.

Whether you’re preparing for turbine ground school, studying for your Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, priming for a corporate or airline interview, or upgrading into a personal jet or turboprop—The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual is designed for you. With precision and a sense of humor, authors Greg Brown and Mark Holt cover all the basics for turbine pilot operations, clearly explaining the differences between turbine aircraft and their piston engine counterparts.

This manual clarifies the complex topics of turbine aircraft engines and all major jet and turboprop power and airframe systems. It includes discussions on high-speed aerodynamics, automation, wake turbulence, high-altitude and adverse weather, air carrier operations, transport airplane performance, and cockpit professionalism and leadership.

You’ll be introduced to state-of-the-art cockpit instrumentation including flight management systems (FMS), global navigation (GPS/RNAV/RNP), and head-up guidance systems (HGS). Learn the operating principles of hazard avoidance systems, including weather radar, enhanced ground proximity warning systems (EGPWS), predictive wind shear systems (PWS), advanced communication procedures and equipment (datalink and ADS-B), and the latest engine performance management techniques. A wealth of illustrations and additional online resources enhance understanding.

This new fourth edition adds numerous illustrations, technology and terminology updates required for completing an ATP Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP). Pilots making the challenging transition from single- to multipilot cockpits will appreciate new crew coordination resources including checklists and briefings. Included are an updated glossary of airline and corporate aviation terminology, handy turbine pilot rules-of-thumb, and a comprehensive turbine aircraft “Spotter’s Guide.”

In short, The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual  introduces all the principles and lingo required to “talk turbine.” Many airlines and corporate flight departments recommend reading this book before interviewing, and prior to attending ground school. 

The straightforward “how-things-work” approach is also ideal for anyone who has ever wondered about how turbine aircraft work, including pilots and aviation enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels.

The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual 4th Edition is available in print and ebook formats. (The Aircraft Systems CD/ROM content found in previous editions is now accessible via Internet download, and is useful both for individual users and as a classroom tool.)

Click HERE to view the publisher’s Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual 4th Edition description.

Published by ASA (Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc.)

Order The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual 4th Edition in print and ebook via your favorite online sources including ASA (the publisher), and Amazon/Kindle.

(Or order an autographed copy from Greg.)

Reviewer Comments from previous editions:

[This text] should not only improve the hiring opportunity for pilots, but also add hours of sleep to nights between ground school classes… Where was this manual when I needed it? Dan Russell, captain for a commercial airline

An extraordinarily well-written book with a vast amount of information to enhance the knowledge of any turbine pilot. Bill J. Niederer, B-737 pilot

The most comprehensive and complete information available to any aspiring commercial pilot. A basic knowledge of systems and terminology is invaluable not only for initial training, but also for your presentation during the interview process. A must read! Captain Dick Ionata, senior captain for a major airline

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