ATBC - Seaplane, Skiplane, and Floatplane Handbook - eBook

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This educational handbook teaches the essential skills needed for flying seaplanes, skiplanes, and helicopters equipped with floats or skis. Developed by the Flight Standards Service, Airman Testing Standards Branch, in collaboration with experienced aviation educators and industry experts, it is designed to assist pilots holding private or commercial certificates in learning how to operate seaplanes, skiplanes, and helicopters with water or ski capabilities. It is also valuable for rated seaplane pilots who wish to enhance their proficiency, pilots preparing for ski-equipped flights, and flight instructors instructing both student and transitioning pilots. The handbook offers a comprehensive overview of water and cold weather operations, as well as the procedures necessary for obtaining a sea class rating in airplanes.

Topics Include:
  • Rules, Regulations and Aids For Navigation
  • Principles of Seaplanes
  • Water Characteristics and Seaplane Base Operations
  • Seaplanes Operations – Preflight and Takeoffs
  • Performance
  • Seaplane Operations - Landings
  • Skiplane Operations
  • Emergency Open Sea Operations
  • Float and Ski Equipped Helicopters

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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