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Fly the Wing

A flight training handbook for transport category airplanes

Billy Walker

272 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc

eBundle: printed book and eBook download code

Fly the Wing has been an indispensable comprehensive textbook on operating transport-category airplanes for more than 45 years. Pilots planning a career in aviation will find this book provides important insights not covered in other books. Written in an easy, conversational style, this useful manual progresses from ground school equipment and procedures to simulators and actual flight. Along the way, the author covers the physical, psychological, and technical preparation pilots need in order to acquire an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate while maintaining the highest standards of performance. Fly the Wing serves as a reference to prepare for the ATP FAA Knowledge Exam.

Although not intended to replace training manuals, this book is by itself a course in advanced aviation. With clear explanations and in-depth coverage, it has been described as a “full step beyond the normal training handbook.” Pilots who want additional knowledge in the fields of modern flight deck automation, high-speed aerodynamics, high-altitude flying, speed control, takeoffs, and landings in heavy, high-performance aircraft will find it in this resource. This new fourth edition includes access to additional online resources, including a flight terms glossary, printable quick reference handbooks, and numerous supporting graphics.

Author Bio
William D. “Billy” Walker, Jr., began his airline career with the original Frontier Airlines. He joined America West Airlines, where he became the manager of Airbus Flight Training, an FAA APD, and Check Airman. Later, he became part of the start-up team for JetBlue Airways, retiring as the Senior Test Pilot, FAA APD, and Senior Check Airman. Walker is rated in numerous transport types and has flown more than 250 varieties of military and civilian aircraft. He holds FAA ATP and Flight Instructor certificates. Walker was awarded the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and was inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame.