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- Ace The Technical Pilot Interview. Written by an experienced airline pilot, Ace the Technical Pilot Interview, Second Edition is filled with more than 1000 questions and answers, many of them all-new. This practical study tool asks the right questions so you'll know the right answers. It's a must-have, one-stop resource for all pilots, regardless of aircraft type, performance, or global region.
- Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators: NAVWEPS 00-80T-80 (FAA Handbooks series). A long-established U.S. Navy publication also used by the U.S. Air Force as well as by the FAA as a source reference for their own publications, for more than 50 years this textbook has been a definitive source that communicates the complexities of applied aerodynamics and aeronautical engineering for both the beginner and the experienced pilot.
- Air Crashes and Miracle Landings: 60 Narratives: (How, When … and Most Importantly Why). Bartlett vividly retells air incidents that made headlines at the time, while explaining why they happened and the lessons they provided to make air travel so safe today.
- Aircraft Command Techniques: Gaining Leadership Skills to Fly the Left Seat. The reader will gain important command skills and will learn how to apply these skills to routine and unexpected situations, in the same way as an experienced captain. The intended readership includes those worldwide in aviation universities and flight schools, in major airlines, in regional and cargo airlines, pilots upgrading to captain and those interested in leadership skill development.
- Airline Pilot Technical Interviews: A Study Guide (Professional Aviation Series) Third Edition. A study guide to instill confidence for a successful airline checkride.
- Airline Transport Pilot Oral Exam Guide (Kindle): The comprehensive guide to prepare you for the FAA checkride. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires oral as well as written exams for pilot certification and flight review, and this guide teaches applicants not only what to expect on the test, but also how to exhibit subject mastery and confidence while under tough examiner scrutiny. In this test-preparation guide, the most frequently asked questions on the Airline Transport Pilot Oral Exam and their answers are provided along with sources for further study.
- Airline Transport Pilot Test Prep 2019. Study & Prepare: Pass your test and know what is essential to becoming a safe, competent pilot from the most in aviation training (Test Prep Series).
- Aviation Instructor’s Handbook: FAA-H-8083-9A. The Aviation Instructor’s Handbook was developed by the FAA in order to help beginning ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors understand the basics of flight instruction. This handbook provides aviation instructors with up-to-date information on learning and teaching, and how to relate this information to the task of teaching aeronautical knowledge and skills to students. Experienced aviation instructors will also find the updated information useful for improving their effectiveness in training activities.
- Checklist for Success: A Pilot’s Guide to the Successful Airline Interview. Despite going into it with a wealth of technical experience, many pilots find the airline pilot selection process frustrating. Besides the technical expertise, today's airline pilot must also demonstrate highly developed leadership, decision-making and communication skills. Discussing one's abilities in these introspective areas requires a different kind of interview preparation than most pilots have experienced.
- Everything Explained for the Professional Pilot. Everything Explained breaks down every applicable commercial aviation regulation from flying piston twins under FAR Part 135 to driving a heavy international 747 in the FAR Part 121 world as a line pilot.
- FAR/AIM 2018: Federal Aviation Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM series) The 2017 FAR/AIM book contains complete and up-to-date information from Titles 14 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 and 49 CFR) pertinent to General Aviation, Sport Pilots and Flight Instructors, combined with the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), and a free email subscription service for you to receive updated information as it is released by the FAA. Convenient handbook-sized 6" x 9" format.
- Flight Discipline. Flight Discipline is the complete tool kit for any aviator, whether military, commercial, or recreational, to develop the crack discipline needed to be a safe and effective aviator. Major Tony Kern analyses the causes of poor flight discipline, gives chilling case studies of the consequences and lays out a plan for individual improvement. Keywords are italicized and review questions included for each chapter. An unequaled guide to this mainspring of good piloting.
- Flight Lessons 1: Basic Flight: How Eddie Learned the Meaning of it All. Flight Lessons is a collection of hundreds of professional pilot procedures and techniques. Volume One, Basic Flight, includes the first 30 such lessons as they were learned by Eddie, the author's alter ego, in story form. Each chapter concludes with the lesson on graph paper, updated for the aviation world of today.
- Flight Lessons 2: Advanced Flight: How Eddie Learned the Best Way to Learn. Flight Lessons is a collection of hundreds of professional pilot procedures and techniques. Volume Two, Advanced Flight, includes 20 such lessons as they were learned by Eddie, the author's alter ego, in a story for. Each chapter concludes with the lesson on graph paper, updated for the aviation world of today.
- Flight Lessons 3: Experience: How Eddie Learned to Understand the Lessons of Experience. This is volume three of a five-volume collection that chronicles the author's journey from novice pilot to professional pilot while adding technical lessons learned along the way.
- Fly the Wing: Revised Third Edition – Includes additional resources for download. 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).
- Flying the Big Jets. Chapter by chapter the reader is taken gently from the basics of the big jets to the sophistication of the 'glass cockpit' in preparation for the pilot's seat on a Boeing 777 flight from London to Boston. Examine the weather forecast with the pilots, monitor the take-off from the flight deck, listen to the radio reports along the way, view the mid-Atlantic weather from above the clouds, witness the preparations for descent and experience the excitement of landing in Boston. Flying the Big Jets is a comprehensive book that reveals as never before the every-day working environment of the modern long-haul airline pilot.
- Global Navigation for Pilots: International Flight Techniques and Procedures (ASA Training Manuals). With every aspect of pilot navigation—from a discussion of International Civil Aviation Organization history planning, flight operations, and navigation equipment—this book is written with the precision required retaining the readability needed for a general audience. Explained are aeronautical charts and maps, plotting and distance measuring, and complex technologies.
- Handling the Big Jets. An Explanation of the Significant Difference in Flying Qualities between Jet Transport Aeroplanes and Piston Engined Transport.
- How to Become an Airline Pilot: Achieve Your Dream without Going Broke This book will benefit any aspiring pilot. If you want to earn your private pilot certificate or go all the way and become an airline transport pilot, the helpful information in this book will save you time and lots of money. If your dream is to travel the world and get paid, this book explains how you can make your dream become your reality. Airlines are desperate for qualified pilots. I achieved my dream of becoming an airline pilot and you can too!
- Instrument Pilot Handbook. An IFR handbook with a new approach. 86 pages of essential information to conduct instrument flights while building a basic foundation of instrument skills necessary for safe IFR flights. Includes IFR maneuvers and procedures, ATC clearances and communications, checklists, attitude instrument flying techniques, IFR flight planning, and instrument approach procedures. IFR training syllabus and checkride preparation are included. Useful charts and information aid in quick organization and understanding of essential IFR rules and regulations. Spiral-bound.
- Instrument Procedures Handbook: ASA FAA-H-8083-16B (FAA Handbooks series). The Instrument Procedures Handbook is a technical reference manual for professional pilots who operate under instrument flight rules (IFR). It provides real-world guidance on how instrument-rated pilots can best use the system they've trained for, as well as in-depth coverage of instrument charts and procedures for IFR takeoff, departure, en route, arrival, approach, and landing. Paperback.
- International Operations Flight Manual. This International Operations Flight Manual demystifies the complexities and evolving landscape of international operations. The author has done the work of pulling together the guidance and regulatory material from the source. He presents what the FAA, ICAO, EASA, and others have to say on a subject and then breaks that down and explains it in an understandable way that is truly applicable to what you as the pilot need to know.
- Mental Math for Pilots. Being able to easily perform math calculations in your head is a skill that every pilot strives for. If (like many!) you struggle a bit with this process, or, if you are simply looking for a way to improve your math skills in the cockpit, then 'Mental Math for Pilots' is a must read!
- Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge: FAA-H-8083-25B (FAA Handbooks series). This official FAA handbook has been required reading for more than 30 years. Providing basic knowledge essential for all pilots, from beginning students through to the more advanced certificates, this Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publication introduces readers to the broad spectrum of knowledge required as they progress through pilot training.
- Pilot’s Rules of Thumb. Rules of thumb, easy aviation math, handy formulas, quick tips. The only book of its kind! A collection of helpful rules and tips useful to the weekend bug smasher and jet fighter pilot alike.
- Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip. Goes beyond the requirements of flight training curricula into what is both a rarity and a necessity: sage advice from real pilots, for student and professional aviators alike, about how to be true leaders.
- Redefining Airmanship. Redefining Airmanship offers the first concrete model of the abstract ideal of "airmanship," and gives the reader step-by-step guidance for self-appraisal and improvement in the areas of flight proficiency, teamwork, and good judgment in crisis situations. The author, Major Tony Kern, draws on his extensive flight and crew-training experience in the U.S. Air Force, but his model is invaluable for all pilots, whether military, recreational, or commercial.
- Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying 1st Edition. An Explanation of the Art of Flying.
- The Advanced Pilot’s Flight Manual (The Flight Manuals Series) Eighth Edition. For pilots transitioning to advanced models and types, and preparing for their Commercial Pilot knowledge and flight tests. It bridges the gap between theory and practical application, covering the fundamentals of airplane aerodynamics and aircraft performance.
- The Flight Instructor’s Manual (The Flight Manuals Series). The Flight Instructor's Manual is an invaluable reference for flight instructor applicants and serves as an indispensable guide for both new and experienced instructors (CFIs). The Sixth Edition is edited by William K. Kershner's son, William C. Kershner. This manual is organized so that each chapter serves as a stand-alone reference for a particular phase of instruction, allowing each to be used as "how to instruct" guides on topics such as fundamentals of flight instruction (FOI), pre-solo instruction, first solo to the private certificate, advanced VFR instruction, introduction to aerobatic instruction, and instrument instruction.
- The Limits of Expertise: Rethinking Pilot Error and the Causes of Airline Accidents. The Limits of Expertise is a fresh look at the causes of pilot error and aviation accidents, arguing that accidents can be understood only in the context of how the overall aviation system operates. The authors analyzed in great depth the 19 major U.S. airline accidents from 1991-2000 in which the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found crew error to be a causal factor.
- The Pilot Factor: A fresh look into Crew Resource Management. Using insights from History, Psychology, and Leadership, The Pilot Factor is a new, accessible approach to Crew Resource Management (CRM) that will empower your team to achieve a new level of safety and efficiency by learning or acquiring three key skills: Communication, Leadership and Experience.
- The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual 3rd Edition. 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.
- Weather Flying, Fifth Edition. Regarded as the bible of weather flying, this aviation classic not only continues to make complex weather concepts understandable for even the least experienced flyers but has now been updated to cover new advances in technology. At the same time, this respected text still retains many of its original insights from over four decades of publication, provided by renowned weather flying veteran Robert N. Buck.