Flying the Left Seat: Experience and Techniques to Becoming an Airline Captain / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754618355
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Airports and Abbreviations
Ch. 1 Examining the Role of Captain 1
Ch. 2 Reflecting on Your Career 15
Ch. 3 Characteristics of Effective Leaders 33
Ch. 4 Developing Judgment and Decision Skills 51
Ch. 5 Grasping Responsibilities 67
Ch. 6 Managing Your Resources 83
Ch. 7 Learning How to Communicate 99
Ch. 8 Guarding Against Human Error 113
Ch. 9 Avoiding the Unexpected 129
Ch. 10 Just Say No! 147
Ch. 11 Careers Within a Career 161
Ch. 12 Handling Emergencies 175
Ch. 13 Training Your Replacement 191
Bibliography 205
Index 207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2002

    Not What I expected

    Really not worth the price of the book, which is very expensive for such a thin book. It does have some good information in it, but is not anything that many other books don't already cover. Barry Schiff is another airline pilot, turned writer that has books that already cover what is in this book at a much lower price. It is not a training manual - which I expected from the description and price - it is more of a personal story and information that every airline pilot has.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2002

    Okay - but too expensive

    I think I was expecting more of a professional training slant. From the Table of contents and the description from the publisher I believed I was getting a tool to help me prepare for the next phase of my career. It was interesting, but most of the information is common knowledge to pilots that have experience flying the line for a commercial airline. The other review is correct, it is a very small book for the price.

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