Real-world operational knowledge for real-world application.
New edition of the popular title Professional
Pilot provides real-world
application of knowledge based on veteran aviator John Loweryﾒs vast experience.
Ride alongside as he imparts insightful tips, stories, case histories, facts and
mythbusting that will change how you operate as PIC.
This new Third Edition of Professional
Pilot more than ever is about
decision making. Far from your typical textbook on aerodynamics and systems,
this book takes you right up front to learn from a master turbine pilot whoﾒs
been there. The author infuses 50 years of experience as a corporate pilot and
pilot examiner into fluid discussions that probe the details all career aviators
must understand. Pilots will achieve a new level of understanding about
day-to-day, real-world flying and gain a full indoctrination into the topics
that matter when flying heavy, high, and fast - among which include:
- Take-off V-speeds and the real physics of takeoff performance
- Handling runway contamination
- Cruise speed and fuel control in turbine aircraft
- High altitude flight dynamics
- The dangers of high altitude physiology
- Managing icing conditions and the inadequacy of the regs in making
real-world decisions about those conditions
- Surviving emergencies such as rapid decompression and in-flight fire
The Third Edition has been updated with the latest cockpit and airport
procedures as well as recent advancements in communications and navigation
equipment. FITS (FAA/Industry Training Standards) are also now included, and
information has been added to prepare pilots for today's state-of-the-art "TAA"
(technically-advanced aircraft) and VLJs (very-light jets).
Professional Pilot is
filled with points to remember so pilots can take away operational
rules-of-thumb and immediately apply them to their daily flying. This insider's
look into the mind and cockpit of an accomplished aviator is an invaluable
resource for pilots wanting to achieve the next level of aeronautical mastery.
Includes illustrations throughout, bibliography, and index.
Softcover, Third Edition, 336 pages.