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Aircraft Performance Myths & Methods is a concise and timeless review of essential turbine aircraft performance principles. In a light and easy to read format, the author presents numerous fallacies held and defended by highly experienced pilots during simulator training. Common methods for calculating performance are reviewed against aircraft certification, regulations, TERPS/Pans-Ops criteria and aerodynamic concepts. Confusing and ambiguous Aircraft Flight Manual sections are highlighted using actual examples. Before heading to initial or recurrent training, every pilot should read or re-read this book.
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James T. Deuvall is an accomplished professional pilot with over 30 years experience in the industry and several years as a simulator instructor. He has lectured at numerous training centers, government agencies and corporations throughout the world on the subject of aircraft performance and pilot training. James is currently president of CAVU Companies, chief engineer of the EFB-Pro performance calculator project and host of a weekly podcast on iTunes called Pilot Points.Review:
I'm an ex-military pilot presently working as an instructor and FAA DPE for experimental, surplus military fighter jets: I recently purchased the book, Aircraft Performance-Myths and Methods, that you offer from your website. It is exceptionally well written with the exact content turbine pilots need--students and experienced pilots. It's thorough, easy to understand, uses the correct terminology and filled with actual charts and explanations. It's a quality publication, and a bargain. I have been using the CAVU software for FAA forms for years and I have come to expect quality work but the book was a definite bonus. Thanks for the good work. Doug Gillis --Doug Gillis, FAA DPE
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