Multi-Engine Flying

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ARE YOU READY FOR MULTIENGINE TAKEOFF?

Extensively Revised Third Edition!

This is a complete guide to multiengine flying, from the first time a pilot transitions into a two-engine airplane through advanced ratings. Single engine and multiengine aircraft differ in many critical ways — Multiengine Flying covers every one in clear, readable detail. Written with insight by a renowned educator, pilot, and aviation expert, this new third edition ...

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Overview

ARE YOU READY FOR MULTIENGINE TAKEOFF?

Extensively Revised Third Edition!

This is a complete guide to multiengine flying, from the first time a pilot transitions into a two-engine airplane through advanced ratings. Single engine and multiengine aircraft differ in many critical ways — Multiengine Flying covers every one in clear, readable detail. Written with insight by a renowned educator, pilot, and aviation expert, this new third edition additionally covers emergency procedures, advanced systems, and high altitudes with all the latest Practical Test Standards. It prepares pilots for FAA tests for multi-engine certification, with special emphasis on the technology, testing, and job market affecting multiengine pilots and craft, including:

* Aerodynamic properties of multiengine airplanes

* Safety precautions and procedures

* Emergency situations

* Multiengine vs. single engine aircraft

* Advanced multiengine engines and systems

* Preparing for oral and flight exams for the multiengine rating

* Propeller, fuel, and electrical system differences

* Progressive transition from beginning to advanced multiengine flying

* Changes in FAA Practical Test Standards/Certification requirements

* And much, much more!

Whether you're involved with first-time transition — or you’re working toward advanced ratings — Multiengine Flying will help you progress effectively and efficiently.

Inside, you get coverage of:

* Takeoff and landing

* Engine out procedures

* Electrical systems

* Equipment lists and AFMs

* Turboprops

* High-altitude operations

* Cockpit resource management

* Glass cockpit systems

* Computerized training

* And much, much more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071421393
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 9/12/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 381
  • Sales rank: 933,347
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul A. Craig holds a Doctor of Education degree with special emphasis on pilot decision-making and flight-training strategies. A resident of Murfreesboro, TN, Paul is Professor of Aerospace and Department Chairperson at Middle Tennessee State University, a Multiengine Flight Instructor, an Airline Transport Pilot, and the author of seven McGraw-Hill aviation titles.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Part 1 Multiengine Basics
1 Multiengine Aerodynamics 3
Stall Speeds 4
Multiengine V Speeds 5
Multiengine Aerodynamics 6
Factors Affecting V[subscript MC] 14
Power Produced 14
Uneven Drag 16
The Law of Levers 21
The Critical Engine 22
Weight and Balance 25
Coordination and Sideslip 27
2 Multiengine Takeoff and Landings 35
Speed Milestones 35
The Classic Multiengine versus Single-Engine Misunderstanding 39
TOPMS 48
Maximum Performance Takeoff 55
Multiengine Landings 58
3 Engine-Out Procedures 59
Time for Troubleshooting 64
Securing Failed Engine after Feather 65
Part 2 Multiengine Airplane Systems
4 Multiengine Propeller Systems 69
Reverse-Thrust Propellers 81
Propeller Synchronizing 82
Propeller Ice Control Systems 84
5 Multiengine Fuel Systems 86
The Fuel Pump 88
Zero Fuel Weight 90
6 Multiengine Electrical Systems 95
7 Minimum Equipment List and AFMs 100
Operations with a Minimum Equipment List (MEL) 101
Operations without a Minimum Equipment List 104
Part 3 Advanced Multiengine Flight
8 Turbopropellers 117
The Evolution of the Turboprop 118
9 High-Altitude Operations
High-Altitude Aerodynamics 127
High-Altitude Meteorology 128
Respiration 130
Hypoxia 132
Effects of Hypoxia and TUC 135
High-Altitude Sicknesses Other than Hypoxia 139
Causes and Effects of Gas Expansion and Gas Bubble Formations 139
Vision 140
Flight Training 141
Pressurization Systems 143
Superchargers and Turbochargers 144
10 Cockpit Resource Management 153
In Flight 154
11 Glass Cockpit Systems 162
Flight Management Computer 165
Control Display Unit 168
Inertial Reference System 170
Autopilot and Flight Director System 171
Autothrottles 172
Electronic Flight Instrument System 172
Navigation 173
Global Positioning System 176
Part 4 Earning A Multiengine Rating
12 Computerized and Simulator Training 181
Computer-Based Training 181
Flight Training Devices 183
LOFT Training 188
Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standard 190
Airline Transport Pilot Practical Test Standards 192
13 The Multiengine Practical Test Standards 197
Multiengine Oral Examination Questions 198
Practical Test Standards--Private Pilot 217
Practical Test Standards--Commercial Pilot 246
14 The Multiengine Flight Instructor 272
Instructor Check Ride 273
Method of Operation 276
Flight Instructor Practical Standards--Multiengine Airplane 279
15 Instrument Multiengine Flying and the ATP 272
Real-World Training 309
The Inner Game of Flying 311
The Airline Transport Pilot Certificate 316
Practical Test Standards for the ATP Certificate 321
16 Why Multiengine? 349
Quantity and Quality Flight Time 349
Flight Time Minima 350
Pilot Employment Economics 351
Building Flight Time 356
The Sharing-Expenses Misunderstanding 357
The Flight Simulator Controversy 362
The Safety Pilot Controversy 364
Hitchhiking on Part 135 366
Military Crossover Time 367
False Records 368
Index 371
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