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Real-world operational knowledge for real-world application.

New edition of the popular title Professional Pilot provides real-world application of knowledge based on veteran aviator John Lowery’s vast experience. Ride alongside as he imparts insightful tips, stories, case histories, facts and mythbusting that will change how you operate as PIC.

This new Third Edition of Professional Pilot more than ever is about decision making. Far from your typical textbook on aerodynamics and systems, this book takes you right up front to learn from a master turbine pilot who’s been there. The author infuses 50 years of experience as a corporate pilot and pilot examiner into fluid discussions that probe the details all career aviators must understand. Pilots will achieve a new level of understanding about day-to-day, real-world flying and gain a full indoctrination into the topics that matter when flying heavy, high, and fast—among which include:

  • Take-off V-speeds and the real physics of takeoff performance
  • Handling runway contamination
  • Cruise speed and fuel control in turbine aircraft
  • High altitude flight dynamics
  • The dangers of high altitude physiology
  • Managing icing conditions and the inadequacy of the regs in making real-world decisions about those conditions
  • Surviving emergencies such as rapid decompression and in-flight fire

The Third Edition has been updated with the latest cockpit and airport procedures as well as recent advancements in communications and navigation equipment. FITS (FAA/Industry Training Standards) are also now included, and information has been added to prepare pilots for today’s state-of-the-art “TAA” (technically-advanced aircraft) and VLJs (very-light jets).

Professional Pilot is filled with points to remember, highlighting the material so pilots can take away operational rules-of-thumb and immediately apply them to their daily flying. This insider's look into the mind and cockpit of an accomplished aviator is an invaluable resource for pilots wanting to achieve the next level of aeronautical mastery.

Includes illustrations throughout, bibliography, and index.
Softcover, 8-1/4" x 10-3/4", 336 pages.
ISBN:  978-1-56027-709-5 ASA-PRO-PILOT-3
3rd Edition, published August 2008. 

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Professional Pilot

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Real-world operational knowledge for real-world application.

New edition of the popular title Professional Pilot provides real-world application of knowledge based on veteran aviator John Lowery’s vast experience. Ride alongside as he imparts insightful tips, stories, case histories, facts and mythbusting that will change how you operate as PIC.

This new Third Edition of Professional Pilot more than ever is about decision making. Far from your typical textbook on aerodynamics and systems, this book takes you right up front to learn from a master turbine pilot who’s been there. The author infuses 50 years of experience as a corporate pilot and pilot examiner into fluid discussions that probe the details all career aviators must understand. Pilots will achieve a new level of understanding about day-to-day, real-world flying and gain a full indoctrination into the topics that matter when flying heavy, high, and fast—among which include:

  • Take-off V-speeds and the real physics of takeoff performance
  • Handling runway contamination
  • Cruise speed and fuel control in turbine aircraft
  • High altitude flight dynamics
  • The dangers of high altitude physiology
  • Managing icing conditions and the inadequacy of the regs in making real-world decisions about those conditions
  • Surviving emergencies such as rapid decompression and in-flight fire

The Third Edition has been updated with the latest cockpit and airport procedures as well as recent advancements in communications and navigation equipment. FITS (FAA/Industry Training Standards) are also now included, and information has been added to prepare pilots for today’s state-of-the-art “TAA” (technically-advanced aircraft) and VLJs (very-light jets).

Professional Pilot is filled with points to remember, highlighting the material so pilots can take away operational rules-of-thumb and immediately apply them to their daily flying. This insider's look into the mind and cockpit of an accomplished aviator is an invaluable resource for pilots wanting to achieve the next level of aeronautical mastery.

Includes illustrations throughout, bibliography, and index.
Softcover, 8-1/4" x 10-3/4", 336 pages.
ISBN:  978-1-56027-709-5 ASA-PRO-PILOT-3
3rd Edition, published August 2008. 

 

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A must read for the aspiring professional pilot

  • By Paul from Old Orchard Beach ME USA on Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • Pros: Very thought provoking
  • Review: The book is split into four parts: Introduction, Takeoff Phase, Enroute Phase, and Landing Phase. Many of the discussions include the analysis of accidents/incidents where the pilot's decisions resulted in negative outcomes (death in most cases). Flying is a serious business and the author stresses that point with not only instructional material but food for thought.

    The nicest thing about this book is that it gets you thinking. Knowing about the ramifications for different decisions helps a pilot create a plan of action for various scenarios. I would have liked the author to have included some command decisions by questioning other professional pilots about what they would do in such-and-such an emergency. Example: Some people say you should abort the takeoff below 80 knots for any problem, while others say only certain problems. The time it takes to process a warning light, make a decision, and then call for an abort may push you over a safe takeoff abort speed. How do 100 airline captains handle this?

  • By A Customer from Hillsboro OR USA on Tuesday, January 15, 2008
  • Pros:
  • Review: [This review refers to a previous edition.]
    Good reading and food for thought. Only a few subjects covered. I expected something more comprehensive. Questions are raised but answers not always provided.

A must read for the aspiring professional pilot

  • By Paul from Old Orchard Beach ME USA on Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • Pros: Very thought provoking
  • Cons: I would have liked surveys of active airline captains and how they would handle certain situations.
  • Review: The book is split into four parts: Introduction, Takeoff Phase, Enroute Phase, and Landing Phase. Many of the discussions include the analysis of accidents/incidents where the pilot's decisions resulted in negative outcomes (death in most cases). Flying is a serious business and the author stresses that point with not only instructional material but food for thought.

    The nicest thing about this book is that it gets you thinking. Knowing about the ramifications for different decisions helps a pilot create a plan of action for various scenarios. I would have liked the author to have included some command decisions by questioning other professional pilots about what they would do in such-and-such an emergency. Example: Some people say you should abort the takeoff below 80 knots for any problem, while others say only certain problems. The time it takes to process a warning light, make a decision, and then call for an abort may push you over a safe takeoff abort speed. How do 100 airline captains handle this?
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  • By A Customer from Hillsboro OR USA on Tuesday, January 15, 2008
  • Review: [This review refers to a previous edition.]
    Good reading and food for thought. Only a few subjects covered. I expected something more comprehensive. Questions are raised but answers not always provided.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

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