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Find More Posts by exeng. From page 1, it looks and feels very dated, and I didn’t learn much from it. I had already done a search and read these posts but some of them are a handlint of years old.

This is an excellent tome – a classic in fact. It won’t tell you how to operate an FMS, but it will tell you about Mach buffet, coffin corner, the theory behind swept wings, Mach trimmers, stalling, high speed upsets etc. Now pull full reverse thrust and hold it. I have long stood in awe of the simple elegance of D P Davies’ writing.

Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. There will always be the knockers in society which includes those in aviation. The book was never designed as a ATPL aid. Find More Posts by FougaMagister. But it will help you understand why experienced airline pilots still occasionally land long and fast and run off the end of wet runways.

Please forgive me for asking, but how relevant would this book be for someone studying for the ATPL exams? Wheel braking on the ground is much more effective than floating along just above the ground. Written by a test pilot for airline pilots, the book is likely to become a standard textbook It is however full of gold dust regarding erm A activation email has been sent to you. Find More Posts by happybiker. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. To access handlint account d.p.avies you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be.


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D.p.davifs More Posts by Quarto. For propeller driven aircraft the Arbitrary Landing Distances have proved generally satisfactory and the d.p.savies margin applied to the dry distances has taken care of wet runways. Even when these pilots undertake their type ratings in the various simulators around, the accent from the time you take your seat is automatics – automatics – and again automatics. Would it be a useful read or is it designed for a more experienced pilot?

Don’t worry too much about the detailed schematics eg hydraulics but the other stuff is relevant and constructive. With jet aircraft, however, the contribution of wheel braking compared with aerodynamic retardation has increased, so that circumstances can arise when the wet runway performance is unsatisfactory.

Once down, push the control column forward to get the incidence, and therefore the lift, off the wings and the weight on to the wheels. Do not indulge in a prolonged flare, because it wastes distance.

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Because Handling the Big Jets is well known for being pre-interview reading material, it can be fun just having a copy with you that you can casually leave lying around for management to see.

There is no shortage of books for the ATPL and if you are simply interested in swotting for the various exams then Handling The Big Jets is not the book. The piston engine needs a lot of beef in its carcass to provide the strength to cope mets the high loads which are produced in the engine by the heavy reciprocating masses. I’ve been reading and re-reading it on and off since my first wide-body conversion in Some say that it is ‘dated’ while others say they continually refer to it and is regularly taken off the bookshelf.


His information on swept wings, flight at close to the speed of sound and so on is good. Add a Poll to this Thread. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Is it worth getting hold of a copy or should I look at getting something else suggestions welcome?

Most of today’s pilots have been brought up d.l.davies automatic pilots and automatic highly accurate navigation systems. It has no relevance to passing atpl exams.

Unlike Handling the Big Jetsthey are superbly illustrated and written in user-friendly language. My understanding which may be incorrect is that it was written to help pilots making the transition from turboprop to jet aircraft hopefully someday I will bjg in that position.

I bought that book on the advice of others during flight training, and was thoroughly disappointed. Find More Posts by A I see it referred to back and fore on posts in this forum. PPRuNe has more than it’s fair share of these people. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient.

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This book seems to have been around for a while and from a couple of reviews I have read it appears to be somewhat of a classic for those going on to fly big jets. As soon as you reasonably can put the aeroplane firmly on the ground and start the drills without delay. We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. A firm touch-down is necessary to bang through the water jeets in case aquaplaning conditions are absolutely critical when a really smooth touch-down might just be enough to induce aquaplaning.

This is where Handling the Big Jets is a priceless addition to your library and a fascination to read.