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Hello I was wondering if someone could offer their opinion on the book Handling the big jets by D. This is an excellent tome – a classic in fact. In the end you will be brain-washed into thinking hand flying is potentially dangerous and the rot sets in – you become an automatics monkey.
It won’t tell you how to operate an FMS, but it will tell you about Mach buffet, coffin corner, the theory behind swept wings, Mach trimmers, stalling, high speed upsets etc.
Handling the Big Jets by D. It won’t help pass exams, but buy it, together with Rolls Royce: A firm touch-down is necessary to bang through the water just in case aquaplaning conditions are absolutely critical when a really smooth touch-down might just be enough to induce aquaplaning.
With styles from his colloquial: Unlike Handling the Big Jetsthey are superbly illustrated and written in user-friendly language. I’ve been reading and re-reading it on and off since my first wide-body conversion in The aircraft types and systems referred to are modern ones, and the second volume concentrates on the crucial role of modern avionics, something completely absent from Davies’ book.
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Email address subscribed successfully. As FE Hoopy says. I would strongly recommend the book to all airline pilots who fly jets in the future. Good luck with the exams It will be particularly valuable to those pilots who are active in air safety work”.
Handling the Big Jets by D.P. Davies
This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. It will not help your monitoring skills and your c.p.davies on automatics. Its a good read and does handilng a bit of insight. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. Did we meet in an earlier exeng life F. The book was never designed as a ATPL aid.
His information on swept wings, flight at close to the speed of sound and so on is good. It is a practical flying book for jet transports – not a Cessna Find More Posts by Jumbo Driver. Do not indulge in a prolonged flare, because it wastes distance. Beg, borrow or steal a copy.
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This book seems to have been around for a while and from a couple of reviews I have read it appears to be somewhat of a classic for those going on to fly big jets. I see it referred to back and fore on posts in this forum. Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Handling the Big Jets and should be required reading for any professional aviator.
Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. Only a tiny less than 10 percent percentage of your training and line flying will be by hand and raw data.
This is where Handling the Big Jets is a priceless addition to your library and a fascination to read. Because Handling the Big Jets is well known for being pre-interview reading material, it can be fun just having a copy with you that you can casually leave lying around for management to see.
To meet this contingency the U. Wheel braking on the ground is much more effective than floating along just above the ground. Add a Poll to this Thread. Thread Tools Show Printable Version.
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Would it be a useful read or is it designed for a more experienced pilot? PPRuNe has more than it’s fair share of these people. Try a search first http: Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Find More Posts by A With jet aircraft, however, the contribution of wheel braking compared with aerodynamic retardation has increased, so that circumstances can arise when the wet runway performance is unsatisfactory.
Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. I bought that book on the advice of others during flight training, and was thoroughly disappointed.
I have long stood in awe of the simple elegance of D P Davies’ writing.