The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual (Softcover)

by: Gregory N. Brown Mark J. Holt
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Everything a pilot is expected to know when transitioning to turbine-powered aircraft.
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Everything a pilot is expected to know when transitioning to turbine-powered aircraft

Whether you’re preparing for a turbine aircraft ground school, priming for a corporate or airline interview—or even 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. It includes discussions on high-speed aerodynamics, automation, wake turbulence, coordinating multi-pilot crews, navigating in high-altitude and adverse weather, air carrier operations, transport airplane performance, and professionalism and leadership development. 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 (EGPWS), and predictive wind shear systems (PWS), as well as navigation (RNAV/RNP), advanced communication procedures and equipment (datalink and ADS-B), and the latest engine performance management techniques (such as reduced vs. derated thrust). This fourth edition adds dozens of additional illustrations and updates in technology and terminology required for completion of an Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP).

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 making these systems easier than ever to understand.

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    Posted by Maj. Adam Travis on Apr 14th 2021

    "The folks in my class were talking about how they first learned about turbines...from your book! [The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual] I showed them my log book and the first entry was none other than you! They were all a little jealous and said to say hi and thanks for the awesome book. Sure is a long way from a C-172, but I wouldn't trade this ride for anything!"

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    Posted by Anissa Mohler on Jan 31st 2021

    "I went up for an interview with a regional airline last week. Prior to the interview I was provided by the airline an overview of what they would cover and a list of books to study. Out of all of the books I purchased, <i>The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual</i> was the most useful! It explained the concepts I needed to understand - jet engines, commercial aircraft systems (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, anti icing, de icing, etc, etc) very clearly for a GA Pilot with no previous jet experience. I found myself referring to the Flight Manual more often than any of the other books they recommended as I prepared for the interview."

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    Posted by Gabe Wisdom on Jan 16th 2021

    "I want you to know how indispensable and valuable your Turbine Pilots Flight Manual has been to this transitioning prop pilot. It's funny; I've read the Lear Training Manual and the pertinent sections of the FAA Airplane Flying Handbook. They're helpful, but with your book, I feel it's all coming together! You can be sure I will recommend the Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual to others who may want to learn about flying jet engine aircraft."