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Cockpit automation for general aviators and future airline pilots
Casner, Stephen M.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Ames, Iowa : Iowa State Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
ix, 178 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
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Central Library TL589.4 .C37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This book guides readers step-by-step through the operating principles of today's high tech general aviation cockpit. The entire use of cockpit automation is covered as it happens in an actual flight, from preflight to take-off, cruise, descent, and landing, using the two most popular panel-mount IFR GPS systems. For the future airline pilot, this book is the ideal prerequisite to The Pilot's Guide to the Modern Airline Cockpit, also by Stephen Casner.

Author Notes

Stephen M. Casner, Ph.D., is a research scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in California. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with type ratings in the Boeing 737 and Cessna Citation and is a Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor
Douglas A. Dupuie is a First Officer on the Canadair Regional Jet and a Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Captionsp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
1 Getting Startedp. 3
2 Planning the Flight Routep. 9
3 Following the Flight Routep. 39
4 Modifying the Flight Routep. 61
5 Advanced Maneuversp. 73
6 Flying with an Autopilotp. 101
7 Avoiding Traffic, Terrain, and Weatherp. 129
8 The Human Factorp. 151
9 Proficiency Standardsp. 157
10 For Airline-Bound Pilotsp. 159
Glossaryp. 167
Indexp. 173

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