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Designed for the pilot of piston-engine aircraft or 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). Updated to reflect the newest Federal Aviation Administration regulations and procedures, this new edition also includes a glossary of airline and corporate aviation terminology, handy turbine pilot rules of thumb, and a comprehensive turbine aircraft "Spotter's Guide."
Gregory N. Brown writes the column “Flying Carpet” in Flight Training magazine and is the author of Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane, Job Hunting for Pilots, The Savvy Flight Instructor, and You Can Fly! He is an award-winning flight instructor, has taught at Purdue University, and has given regular presentations at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Mark J. Holt is a professional pilot who served for nine years as an electronics/radar technician for the United States Air Force Air National Guard and is the coauthor of Air Carrier Operations. He lives in Fayetteville, Georgia.