Third edition of The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual released

Just released by ASA is the third edition of The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual.

The book is designed for those preparing for turbine ground school, priming for a corporate or airline interview or upgrading into a personal jet or turboprop, according to ASA officials. With precision and a sense of humor, authors Greg Brown and Mark Holt cover all the basics for turbine pilot operations, explaining the differences between turbine aircraft and their piston engine counterparts.

TURB-PLT3_3D-cropThis 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, ASA officials note.

It 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, readers will learn about the latest engine performance management techniques (such as reduced vs. derated thrust).

Included are a glossary of airline and corporate aviation terminology, turbine pilot rules-of-thumb, and an updated turbine aircraft “Spotter’s Guide.”

The authors clarify these complex topics with a wealth of illustrations, many now in full color. Additional information is available online where readers can access narrated color animations that make these systems easier to understand.

Price, in print, is $39.95; $34.95 for the ebook.

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