The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual 3rd 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, priming for a corporate or airline interview—or upgrading into your own 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, including engines and all major systems, and subjects pertinent to flying bigger, faster, and more advanced aircraft. It includes discussions on high-speed aerodynamics, wake turbulence, coordinating multi-pilot crews, and navigating in high-altitude weather. You’ll be introduced to state-of-the-art cockpit instrumentation including flight management systems (FMS), global navigation (GPS), and head-up guidance systems (HGS or HUD). You’ll also learn the operating principles of hazard avoidance systems including weather radar, ground proximity warning systems (GPWS) and predictive wind shear systems (PWS).
This new Third Edition of The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual details the concepts and operational principles of the latest-generation cockpit instrumentation, navigation (RNAV/RNP), and communication procedures and equipment (datalink and ADS-B) that are only just now becoming operationally available. Also, learn about the latest engine performance management techniques (such as reduced vs. derated thrust). 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.” The authors clarify these complex topics with a wealth of illustrations, and additional information is available online where readers can access narrated color animations that make these systems easier than ever to understand.
This easy-to-read book covers all major turboprop and jet systems, along with such topics as crew coordination (CRM), high-altitude weather, high speed aerodynamics, and preparing for ground and flight training. Also included are explanations of turbine aircraft terminology and procedures, including V-speeds, checklists and the like. The straightforward “how-things-work” approach is ideal for anyone who has ever wondered about how turbine aircraft work, including pilots and aviation enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels.
Just a few of the many topics covered are jet and turboprop engines, flight controls, cockpit instrumentation, aircraft electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, APUs (auxiliary power units), pressurization and environmental systems, and fuel, fire protection, and deice/anti-ice systems.
For the first time, The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual 3rd Edition is available in ebook formats as well as print. 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 descriptive Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual 3rd Edition press release.
Published by ASA (Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc.)
Price: $34.95 to $49.95 depending on format. Order now from the publisher.
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