A Pilot's Guide to the Modern Airline Cockpit

A Pilot's Guide to the Modern Airline Cockpit

by Stephen M. Casner, Gregory N. Brown
     
 

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Essential reading material for anyone who has aspirations to fly for an airline. Introduces you to the world of cockpit automation, giving you a head start on learning this exciting new aspect of airline flying. Unlike conventional flight training manuals, this book places you in the captain’s seat, taking you step-by-step through a challenging line flight.

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Essential reading material for anyone who has aspirations to fly for an airline. Introduces you to the world of cockpit automation, giving you a head start on learning this exciting new aspect of airline flying. Unlike conventional flight training manuals, this book places you in the captain’s seat, taking you step-by-step through a challenging line flight. After programming your flight route using the flight management computer, learn how to use the airplane’s autoflight system to help automatically guide you along the route you have built. Deals with realistic enroute scenarios: Vectors, holds, diversions, intercepts, traffic, surrounding terrain, and more. Glossary, index, chapter summaries included, illustrated throughout.

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Professional pilot training typically employs piston-engine aircraft with traditional cockpit technology. But once pilots enter the field, they're usually faced with high-tech cockpits and have to scramble to understand the displays, controls, and computers in front of them. This textbook uses diagrams and explanations to provide the concepts pilots need to begin an airline jet training program. Focusing on the automation found in a Boeing 737, Casner (NASA Ames Research Center) covers planning and following a flight route, making modifications en route, flying off the planned route, rejoining the planned route, human factors of cockpit automation (such as staying alert), and automation in two other planes: the Boeing 747-400 and the Canadair Regional Jet. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560276838
Publisher:
Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Casner, Ph.D., is a research scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with type ratings in the Boeing 737 and Cessna Citation, and is a Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor.

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