The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual / Edition 4

The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual / Edition 4

by Gregory N. Brown, Mark J. Holt
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Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Pub. Date:
Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual / Edition 4

The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual / Edition 4

by Gregory N. Brown, Mark J. Holt
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Hiring airlines recommended reading this book prior to your airline interview! Whether you’re preparing for turbine ground school, priming for a corporate or airline interview—or even if you’re upgrading into your first 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 power and airframe systems, subjects that are pertinent to flying bigger, faster, and more advanced aircraft. Discussions on high-speed aerodynamics, wake turbulence, coordinating multi-pilot crews, and navigating in high-altitude weather are all here, plus state-of-the-art cockpit instrumentation such as flight management systems (FMS), global navigation (GPS), and headup 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 Fourth Edition includes guidance regarding the FAA's ATP-CTP training program. The textbook details the concepts and operational principles of the latest-generation cockpit instrumentation, navigation (RNAV/RNP), and communication procedures and equipment (datalink and ADS-B). Included are a glossary, index, plus a turbine pilot rules-of-thumb and turbine aircraft “Spotter’s Guide.” Additional information is available online where readers can access narrated color animations that make these systems easier than ever to understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619549197
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Edition description: 4th Edition
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 871,582
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Gregory N. Brown: In Greg Brown's book "The Savvy Flight Instructor" the author's love for flying is obvious in every chapter, as is his concern for the image of the flight instructor and flight school: that they perform the best they can to seek out, promote, and sustain the joy of flight for the good of the entire industry. In keeping with his role as general aviation advocate, Greg hosts the "Aviation Careers Forum" and the "New Pilots Forum" on America Online, and serves as a Contributing Editor for Flight Training magazine. He has entertained and educated aviation audiences as a speaker since 1990, most recently as presenter for NATA's acclaimed Flight School Training Manager Seminars.
An active practitioner of the noble art of flight instructing since 1979, Greg has also served as a professional pilot in both scheduled and corporate aviation, and flown extensively for pleasure and personal business. His teaching background also includes service as faculty member at Purdue University, regular presentations at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and numerous professional seminars.
Greg Brown earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where his graduate work included human-factors cockpit design at the Aviation Research Laboratory. He studied for two years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed several advanced flight ratings at Purdue University. He holds an ATP pilot certificate with Boeing 737 type rating, and Flight Instructor certificate with all fixed wing aircraft ratings including glider. Greg also holds Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor ratings, and has been active as a pilot since 1971. He was also honored with the "2000 Industry/FAA National Flight Instructor of the Year" award.
Greg's most recent publication is Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane which includes stories from his long-running column in Flight Training magazine. Other popular aviation books by Greg include: The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual, and Job Hunting for Pilots.

Mark J. Holt: Mark J. Holt, a pilot for a major airline who has logged over 15,000 hours in his 30 years of flying, holds an ATP certificate with Boeing 757/767 and BAE Jetstream 41 type ratings, and a Flight Engineer (Turbojet), and flight/ground instructor certificates. Mr. Holt soloed at age 16 and his professional flying career includes extensive flight and ground instructing experience and service as a check airman for a large Part 121 regional airline. Mark also served nine years as an electronics/radar technician for the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard. Mark is co-author of The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual and Air Carrier Operations.

Table of Contents




General Preparations.

Turbine Engine and Propeller Systems.

Turbine Aircraft Power Systems.

Major Aircraft Systems.

Dedicated Aircraft Systems.


Normal Procedures.

Emergency and Abnormal Procedures.


Weight and Balance.

Airplane Handling, Service, and Maintenance.

Navigation, Communication, and Electronic Flight Control Systems.

Hazard Avoidance Systems.

Operational Information.

Weather Considerations for Turbine Pilots.

Appendix 1: Handy Rules of Thumb for Turbine Pilots.

Appendix 2: Airline, Regional, and Corporate Aircraft Spotter’s Guide.

Glossary: Airline and Corporate Aviation Terminology.



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The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual should not only improve the hiring opportunity for pilots, but also add hours of sleep to nights between ground school classes.”  —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!”  —Dick Ionata, retired senior captain for a major airline

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