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Find More Posts by OverRun. Handling the Big Jets tells you how to bt fly the aeroplane.

This is an excellent tome – a classic in fact. It is however full of gold dust regarding erm 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. Once down, push the control column forward to get the incidence, and therefore the lift, off the wings and the weight on to the wheels.

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Some say that it is ‘dated’ while others say they continually refer to it and is regularly taken off the bookshelf. Pull full spoiler immediately to achieve the same result. 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 mets.

Only a tiny less than 10 percent percentage of your training and line flying will be by hand and raw data. It will not help your monitoring skills and your reliance on automatics.


The book was never designed as a ATPL aid. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Good luck with the exams Try a search first http: To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. I had already done a search and read these posts but some of them are a number of years old. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date.

Today’s big jets may be more sophisticated in the cockpit but the aerodynamics remains unchanged. I’ve been reading and re-reading it on and off since my first wide-body conversion in From page 1, it looks and feels very dated, and I didn’t learn much from it.

His information on swept wings, flight at close to the speed of sound and so on is good. Please forgive me for asking, but how relevant would this book be for someone studying for the ATPL exams? Did we meet in an earlier exeng life F. Find More Posts by Brian Abraham. 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 was just wondering if anyone had more recent views?

Handling the Big Jets : D.P. Davies :

Not for your ATPs There is no dd.p.davies of books for the ATPL and if you are simply interested in swotting for the various exams then Handling The Big Jets is not the book.

Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot. The piston engine needs a lot of beef in its carcass to provide the strength to cope nets the high loads which are produced in the engine by the heavy reciprocating masses. Find More Posts by Pugilistic Animus. For propeller driven aircraft the Arbitrary Landing Distances have proved generally satisfactory and the large margin applied to the dry distances has taken care of wet runways. It will be particularly valuable to those pilots who are active in air safety work”.


It won’t help pass exams, but buy it, together with Rolls Royce: BUT – it d.p.daviss the finest book I have read that cuts to the chase and tells you how to fly a jet transport aeroplane. To meet this contingency the U.

Handling the Big Jets

Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. Most of today’s pilots have been brought up on automatic pilots and automatic highly accurate navigation systems. All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably d.p.daviex you’re uisng a weird and wonderful browser of your own choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself. Handling the Big Jets by D. I actually used a highlighter on the useful paragraphs for later revision, and the total only amounted to a few pages.

Some basics and principles never change As soon as you reasonably can put the aeroplane firmly on the ground and start the drills without delay. Unlike Handling the Big Jetsthey are superbly illustrated and written in user-friendly language.

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