A new textbook, “Introduction to Aircraft Structures, Systems, and Powerplants: A Handbook for Pilots, Mechanics, and Managers,” is now available from Avotek.
The book introduces aircraft to students in any aviation-related track of study, whether they are future mechanics/technicians, pilots, or aviation managers, according to Avotek officials. High school programs will also find this book useful for teaching the basics about aircraft, officials add.
The book explains the newest technologies and the tried-and-true ones that are still used, according to company officials.
“It is easy to understand, heavily illustrated, and has many photographs —all to enhance learning,” officials add.
Topics include Aircraft Structures; Flight Controls and Flaps; Electrical Systems; Hydraulic Systems; Landing Gear, Wheels, Tires, and Brakes; Fuel Systems; Cabin Atmosphere; Instrument Systems; Ice, Rain, Smoke, and Fire Protection Systems; Aircraft Powerplants Overview; Reciprocating Engines; Reciprocating Engine Systems; Turbine Engines and Systems; and Aircraft Maintenance and Documentation.
Price: $39.95. It is available in paperback, as a downloadable PDF, and as a web-based interactive eBook.