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Flying the Airbus A380 - VOGEL CPT GIB

Flying the Airbus A380

Paperback Published: 21st August 2009
ISBN: 9781847971241
Number Of Pages: 128

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Since its first flight on 27 April 2005, the Airbus A380 has been the largest passenger airliner in the world. Instantly recognizable with its full-length upper deck, it represents the pinnacle of modern airliner design. Flying the A380 gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly this mighty machine. It takes the reader on a trip from London to Dubai as the flight crew see it, from pre-flight planning, through all the phases of the flight to shut-down at the parking stand many thousands of miles from the departure point. Lavishly illustrated with specially taken photographs of the A380?s controls and instruments, this book will be of interest not just to commercial pilots, but to all aviation enthusiasts: it gives an insight into a world normally hidden from the flying public, at the technical and operational cutting edge of commercial flying. AUTHOR Captain Gib Vogel is an experienced A380 captain. He has been in aviation for more than thirty years and was a Boeing 747 captain for fourteen years before going on to the Airbus A380. *

Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Pre-Flightp. 10
Birth of the A380p. 14
Pre-Departure Preparationp. 18
Engine Start and Taxip. 49
Take-Off and Climb Outp. 61
The Cruisep. 79
The Descentp. 96
Approach and Landingp. 107
Airbus A380 Specificationsp. 117
List of Abbreviationsp. 118
Indexp. 123
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ISBN: 9781847971241
ISBN-10: 1847971245
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 21st August 2009
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.27

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