Aircraft Systems (Practical Flying Series)

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9780070386068: Aircraft Systems (Practical Flying Series)

A new edition of a strong title that supplies important how-to information to recreation, private and commercial pilots who fly general aviation aircraft. Each chapter presents a specific aircraft system (i.e., engine, lubricating, fuel, turbocharger, electrical, propellers, landing gear, heating and air conditioning, hydraulic, pneumatic). Coverage for each addresses necessary and relevant science (chemistry, physics, mechanics), preflight procedures, in-flight troubleshooting techniques, emergency procedures, and basic background history. The first edition was a compilation of articles published in Private Pilot magazine. This edition adopts a format and organization of Lombardo's other highly successful title, Advanced Aircraft Systems, resulting in a comprehensively revised and updated product. The first edition featured thirty-one chapters (articles); this book organizes the text into 15 practical, focused and functional chapters.

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What you need to know about how your airplane works. Focused on practical value to the pilot, Aircraft Systems takes you on a thoroughly illustrated tour of the systems that make your plane work, giving you step-by-step procedures and troubleshooting tips that improve safety and cut risk, no matter what the situation. Pilot/mechanic David A. Lombardo, author of Advanced Aircraft Systems, presents crucial information on systems in single- and light twin-engine planes. No matter what page you turn to, you'll find fully illustrated, system-by-system information that will help you: make better piloting decisions both in the air and on the ground; avoid risk with a better understanding of preflight inspections; troubleshoot in-flight problems and handle emergencies in any system; cut costs with better maintenance, improved communication with mechanics, and correct choices in engine overhauls; recognize and overcome bad interactions between systems; improve interpersonal relationships with passengers and crew. Full of life-saving information, from the anatomy of a tire, to emergency electrical system failure load shedding, Aircraft Systems delivers the critical, confidence-building guidance that you'll rely on every time you enter the cockpit.

About the Author:

David A. Lombardo is a professional pilot and an international aviation training consultant, specializing in simulation, training program design, and organizational development. He is a former assistant dean of the Division of Aviation at Lewis University and former Aviation Program Director at Bowling Green State University. He has flown 34 different types of aircraft in thousands of hours in the air. His FAA certifications include: Airline Transport Pilot; CFI, airplane single- and multi-engine, and instrument; and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. He has lectured widely on aviation and aviation education.

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