ATBC - Fly The Engine - eBook

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The eBook ATBC - Fly The Engine provides comprehensive coverage of reciprocating aircraft engine operations, from start-up to mixture and turbo management, as well as troubleshooting techniques. This expert guide takes you through each phase of engine operation, offering valuable insights on identifying discrepancies during preflight, starting a hot or cold engine, and managing a rough runup. It also offers expert tips on when to lean the engine during flight and how to identify valve sticking. Whether you are a novice or an experienced pilot, you will find practical and informative advice in every chapter of Fly the Engine.

Topics Include:
  • Preflight
  • Start-Up
  • Run-Up
  • Takeoff and Climb
  • Cruise
  • Descent and Shutdown
  • Mixture Management
  • Turbocharged Engines
  • Engine Trouble
  • Flying the O-470-R
  • Flying the TSIO-520-B
  • Flying the IO-470N
  • Flying the O-360-E1A6B
  • Flying the HIO-360-E1AD
  • Flying the TIO-540-J2BD

From the Author:
Being a skilled pilot means more than knowing how to operate stick and rudder: It means knowing how to operate the throttle, mixture, prop, boost pump, primer, wastegate, alternate air, carb heat, cowls flap, and other power controls in a way that maximizes safety, performance, and engine life. This book shows you how. Filled with real world examples culled from 40 years of flying. Confused by conflicting advice about shock cooling and mixture management? You won't be after reading chapter 7. Thinking about transitioning to a turbocharged aircraft? Chapter 8 will get you up the learning curve quickly. Want to be able to troubleshoot problems in flight? Heed the lessons of chapter 9. Every chapter of Fly The Engine brims with practical hands-on advice and real world examples told with the wit and style by one of aviation's most respected authors. Hailed as a modern day classic when it first appeared in 1993, Fly The Engine, now in its 2nd edition is a treasure trove of engine wisdom - essential reading for any pilot of any skill level.

Utilizing the guidelines of Part 66, Aircraft Structures and Systems, like all ATB EASA modules, adhere precisely to the specified content, order, and necessary learning levels (L1, 2, or 3) for the accredited B2 avionics maintenance technician program. Numerous national authorities have approved this module as a component of the training curriculum for Part 147 schools under their jurisdiction. 

As prescribed in Part 66 Appendix 1, the topics are divided in 22 sections:

  • Aeroplane Aerodynamics and Flight Controls (L1)
  • Aeroplane Structures (L1, 2)
  • Autoflight ATA 22 (L3)
  • Communication and Navigation ATA 23-24 (L3)
  • Electrical Power ATA 24 (L3)
  • Equipment and Furnishings ATA 25 (L3)
  • Flight Controls ATA 27 (L2)
  • Instruments ATA 31 (L3)
  • Lights ATA 33 (L3)
  • On Board Maintenance Systems ATA 45 (L3)
  • Air Conditioning and Pressurization ATA 21 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Fire Protection ATA 26 (L3)
  • Fuel Systems ATA 28 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Hydraulic Systems ATA 29 (L1, 3)
  • Ice and Rain Protection ATA 30 (L1, 2, 3)
  • Landing Gear ATA 32 (L1, 3)
  • Oxygen ATA 35 (L3)
  • Pneumatic and Vacuum Systems ATA 36 (L3)
  • Waste and Water Systems ATA 38 (L2)
  • Integrated Module Avionics ATA 42 (L3)
  • Cabin Systems ATA 44 (L3)
  • Information Systems ATA 46 (L3)

A complete table of contents is included with the Look Inside link above.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of aircraft structures and systems through clear explanations and detailed full-color illustrations. This module has been designed to help aircraft technicians learn essential skills and understand the underlying concepts. It covers all required topics for FAA A&P students while also providing a higher level of proficiency for EASA licenses.

Product Specifications:

  • ISBN: 9781941144978
  • Publisher:
  • Aircraft Technical Book Company
  • Edition: 004.2
  • Pages: 676

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