The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual

The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual

The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual

Designed for the pilot of piston-engine aircraft who is preparing for turbine ground school, the transitioning military pilot studying for that first corporate or airline interview, or even the old pro brushing up on turbine aircraft operations, this manual covers all the basics, clearly explaining the differences between turbine aircraft and their piston-engine counterparts.

It addresses high-speed aerodynamics, coordinating multipilot crews, wake turbulence, and navigating in high-altitude weather. The book is like an operations manual for these complex aircraft, detailing pilot operations that include preflight, normal, emergency, IFR, and fueling procedures.

Readers will be introduced to flight dispatch; state-of-the-art cockpit instrumentation, including the flight management system (FMS) and the head-up guidance system (HGS or HUD); and the operating principles of hazard avoidance systems, including weather radar, lightning detectors, and the ground proximity warning system (GPWS).

About Gregory N. Brown
Greg Brown's love for flying is obvious to anyone who knows his "Flying Carpet" column in AOPA Flight Training magazine, or who has read his books, You Can Fly!, Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane, The Savvy Flight Instructor, The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual, and Job Hunting for Pilots.

A CFI since 1979, Greg was 2000 Industry/FAA National Flight Instructor of the Year, and winner of the 1999 NATA Excellence in Pilot Training Award. He has flown professionally in both scheduled and corporate aviation, and holds an ATP pilot certificate with Boeing 737 type rating, and Flight Instructor certificate with all fixed-wing aircraft ratings. In addition, Greg was the first "Master CFI" designated by the National Association of Flight Instructors.

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