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Aircraft Performance Theory for Pilots

Aircraft Performance Theory for Pilots

Peter J. Swatton

ISBN: 978-0-470-69305-6

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

384 pages

Select type: E-Book



The new European Joint Aviation Requirements (JARs) lay down rules governing the minimum levels of performance which must be attained by every type of public transport aeroplane. These rules cover matters such as weight, altitude and temperature, take-off and landing distance, cruise flight level and speed, and descent angle and rate.

The subject of aircraft performance forms an important part of all JAR Flight Crew Licensing examinations for commercial and airline transport pilot licences, and this book provides a clear but authoritative text on a difficult topic. It will also be of interest to commercial pilots needing to upgrade their annual ground test to JAR standards, and to flight planners, operations controllers and airport operators.

General; Aerodrome surfaces; Surface contamination; The Principles of flight; The variables; Class 'A' aeroplanes: Take-Off; Take-Off climb; En-Route; Landing; The complete flight; Class "B" requirements; Class "C" requirements; Definitions; Test answers
* Based on the new European-wide syllabus for commercial pilot examinations
* New syllabus mandatory for all aviation training in the UK from October 1999
* Provides clear guidance on a difficult subject
* Features test questions and answers