This special printing of the Third Edition comes with a download code for the software (previously in CD format), which gives the reader further tools for study and research. This material can be downloaded from the ASA website (using the code printed in the book).
Updated to include coverage of modern cockpit automation, "Fly the Wing" (Third Edition) provides pilots with valuable tools and proven techniques for all flight operations. Also new to this edition is a companion CD-ROM with a complete glossary of flight terms, printable quick reference handbooks, and numerous supporting graphics. Pilots planning a career in aviation will find that this book provides important insights that other books miss.
Written in an easy, conversational style, this useful reference progresses from ground school equipment and procedures, to simulators, to real flight. Along the way, the authors cover the physical, psychological and technical preparation needed by pilots to acquire an ATP certificate while maintaining the highest standards of performance.
Although not intended to replace training manuals, "Fly the Wing" is by itself a course in advanced aviation. With clear explanations and in-depth coverage, it has been described as a full step beyond the normal training handbook. Pilots desiring additional knowledge in the fields of modern flight deck automation, high-speed aerodynamics, high-altitude flying, speed control, take-offs, and landings in heavy, high performance aircraft will do well to read and retain this material.
Jim Webb: The late Captain Jim Webb was a senior Eastern Airlines captain and for 15 years worked as an Eastern Airlines flight instructor and check pilot. During World War II he was a B-24 pilot in the Central Pacific, flying 33 missions and earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses and four Air Medals. After the war, Webb flew a variety of charter and corporate aircraft before joining Eastern. He logged more than 35,000 hours in the cockpit.
Billy Walker: William D. "Billy" Walker Jr. was born into an aviation family and soloed on his sixteenth birthday. Walker's airline career began in 1967 with Frontier Airlines, where he spent two decades. After two years with the Airline Pilots Association, he became a pilot instructor, check airman and examiner with America West Airlines. He managed the Airbus Training Program for America West, leaving after 11 years to be part of the JetBlue Airways start-up team. He was the senior line captain and one of the first 6 check airmen, FAA designated examiner (Aircrew Program Designee APD), and test pilot for the Airbus A-320. He is rated in numerous transport types and has flown more than 250 varieties of military and civilian aircraft. He is FAA airline transport pilot rated, certified flight instructor (CFII) for both single and multi-engine airplanes, and holds a certified repairman certificate. He is a commercial hot air balloon pilot as well. He was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the FAA in May 2008 recognizing pilots who have conducted 50 or more consecutive years of safe flight operations. In 2011, Billy was inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame.
Walker currently flies a WWII Boeing model 75 "Stearman" as a member of the Arizona Antique Aircraft Association. He flies both Lead and Wingman. The squadron flies in airshows around Arizona, Nevada, and California. Formerly, Walker flew in the Lafayette Escadrille d'Arizona flying plans-built Nieuport 17's. The Nieuport "El Duce" now resides in the Planes of Fame Museum.