This book is perfect for not only those involved in pure jet operations; but for those involved in turboprop, multi pilot operations, and transition training. It is a key tool for a successful turbine aviation career.
Highly illustrated and clearly written, this manual is a must have for pilots. It offers a complete description of turbine aircraft engines and systems including turboprops and jets.
Additional chapters on high-speed aerodynamics, multi pilot crew coordination, wake turbulence, and high altitude weather are discussed at length. The book is perfect for not only those involved in pure jet operations; but for those involved in turboprop, multi pilot operations, and transition training. It is a key tool for a successful turbine aviation career.
With precision and a sense of humor, the authors cover the basics of operating jet and turboprop aircraft, focusing on the differences between turbines and pistons. 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 preparation for ground school and flight training. Also included are explanations of turbine aircraft terminology and procedures. This book is loaded with straightforward explanations and easy-to-understand illustrations and is an excellent introduction to turbine-powered aircraft for the transitioning pilot and a great reference and review book for experienced turbine pilots.
And there's a CD included! Enthusiastic students and instructors will really enjoy the how-turbines-work CD-ROM. This book/CD combo is excellent preparation for pilots entering the commuter or air taxi world.
About the author
Mr. Brown's varied professional experience includes nineteen years as instructor for flight schools of all sizes, along with employment in corporate and scheduled aviation, advertising, industrial design and engineering. Greg earned BS and MFA degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where his major research project was completed at the Aviation Research Laboratory. He also studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed advanced flight ratings at Purdue University, where he served as a faculty member. Mr. Brown holds an ATP pilot certificate with Boeing 737 type rating, and Certificated Flight Instructor certificate with all fixed wing aircraft ratings including glider. An active pilot since 1971, Mr. Brown was recently designated the first "Master CFI" by the National Association of Flight Instructors.
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