Flying the Airbus A380

Flying the Airbus A380

by Gib Vogel


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Since its first flight on 27 April 2005, the Airbus A380 has been the largest passenger airliner in the world. Instantly recognizable with its full-length upper deck, it represents the pinnacle of modern airliner design. Flying the A380 gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly this mighty machine. It takes the reader on a trip from London to Dubai as the flight crew see it, from pre-flight planning, through all the phases of the flight to shut-down at the parking stand many thousands of miles from the departure point.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847971241
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK
Publication date: 11/15/2009
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,239,058
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Captain Gib Vobel is an experienced A380 captain. He has been in aviation for more than thirty years and was a Boeing 747 captain for fourteen years before going on to the Airbus A380.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Pre-Flight 10

Chapter 2 Birth of the A380 14

Chapter 3 Pre-Departure Preparation 18

Chapter 4 Engine Start and Taxi 49

Chapter 5 Take-Off and Climb Out 61

Chapter 6 The Cruise 79

Chapter 7 The Descent 96

Chapter 8 Approach and Landing 107

Airbus A380 Specifications 117

List of Abbreviations 118

Index 123

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Flying the Airbus A380 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very detailed description in the operations of a A380 flight from London to Dubai. The aircraft systems and equipment are well explained. A great must have book for an aviationist.