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Fly the wing.
Webb, Jim, 1923-
Personal Author:
[First edition].
Publication Information:
Ames : Iowa State University Press [1971]
Physical Description:
xi, 227 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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TL710 .W37 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Author Notes

The late Jim Webb was a senior Eastern Airlines captain. He had been flying since age 13, when he learned to fly with a barnstormer. For 15 years he worked as an Eastern Airlines flight instructor and check pilot. During that time he trained almost 500 pilots, with no failures and above-average results. Webb also conducted rating rides, proficiency checks, and simulator instruction and checkins. During World War II he was a B-24 pilot in the Central Pacific, flying 33 missions and earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses and four Air Medals. After the war, Webb flew a variety of charter and corporate aircraft before joining Eastern. He logged more than 35,000 hours in the cockpit
William D. "Billy" Walker Jr. was born into an aviation family and soloed on his 16th birthday. Walker's airline career began in 1967 with Frontier Airlines, where he spent two decades. He spent another 11 years at America West Airlines before joining JetBlue Airways as part of the start-up team. There he was a line captain as well as a senior check airman, FAA designated examiner (air crew program designee, APD), and test pilot on the Airbus A-320. He is rated in numerous transport types and has flown more than 250 varieties of military and civilian aircraft. He is FAA airline transport pilot rated, is a certified flight instructor (CFII) for both single- and multi-engine airplanes, and holds a certified repairman certificate. Walker is also current in the AT-6 Texan, the WWI Nieuport 17, and the WWII Douglas DC-3 configured as a Vietnam AC-47 Gunship

Table of Contents

Forewordp. viii
Introduction to the Third Editionp. ix
Introduction to the First Editionp. x
Introduction to the Second Editionp. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
1 Ground School and Study Habitsp. 3
2 Basic Aerodynamicsp. 9
3 High-Speed Aerodynamicsp. 17
4 High-Altitude Machsp. 26
5 Approach Speed Control and Target Landingsp. 34
6 Preparation for Flight Trainingp. 43
7 Basic Instrument Scanp. 46
8 Takeoffsp. 53
9 Rejected Takeoffsp. 73
10 Climb, Cruise, and Descentp. 78
11 Steep Turnsp. 84
12 Stallsp. 88
13 Unusual Attitudesp. 97
14 Maneuvers at Minimum Speedp. 102
15 Landings: Approach Technique and Performancep. 108
16 ILS Approachesp. 128
17 Missed Approaches and Rejected Landingsp. 131
18 Category II and III Approachesp. 133
19 Nonprecision and Circling Approachesp. 145
20 Holdingp. 156
21 Radio Failurep. 168
22 The Verbal Examp. 170
23 The Flight Checkp. 173
24 Weight and Balancep. 178
25 Flight Planningp. 190
26 Icingp. 196
27 Use of Anti-Ice and Deicep. 200
28 Winter Operationp. 204
29 Thunderstorm Flightp. 211
30 Low-Level Wind Shearp. 216
Indexp. 234