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.
|Publisher:||The Crowood Press UK|
|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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.