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Aircraft Systems For Professional Pilots is the newest and most up to date book available from Pete Vosbury and William Kohlruss of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University covering all airframe and engine related systems that are required for an aircraft to be operated effectively, efficiently, and safely by the flight crew. This book is intended for individuals who are learning to fly with their goal being a career as a pilot in corporate, commercial or military aviation or for the already professional pilot who wants a review of how systems work.

A commercial airline pilot instinctively knows that their airplane has a hydraulic system, but they may have forgotten the details of what type of pump is used and how the pump works. This book will provide all those details.

The systems discussed cover everything from small airplanes like a Cessna 172, to a large commercial airliners like a Boeing 787. While not intended to provide intricate details, with the examples in this book firmly in place, the details studied in a complex airplane’s ground school will be much more easily understood.

Chapters include: DC and AC electricity, generators and motors, electrical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, landing gear and braking systems, environmental systems, ice and rain control, fire protection, fuel systems, reciprocating engines, turbine engines, and propeller systems.

Table of Contents

  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Direct Current Electricity
  • Alternating Current Electricity
  • Electric Generators and Motors
  • Sources of Electrical Power
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Aircraft Hydraulic Systems
  • Aircraft Pneumatic Systems
  • Aircraft Landing Gear Systems
  • Aircraft Brake Systems
  • Aircraft Environmental Systems
  • Ice and Rain Control Systems
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Aircraft Fuel Systems
  • Reciprocating Engine
  • Turbine Engines
  • Aircraft Propeller Systems


  • Publishers: Aircraft Technical Book Co. & FAA
  • ISBN-13: 9781941144374
  • Copyright Date: 2015
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Pages: 540
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 11.0" x 8.5"
  • Book Weight: 4.1lbs
  • eBook
  • File Type: standard pdf ebook
  • Print: unlimited
  • Copy/Paste: unlimited
  • Offline Access: yes
  • Search: always
  • Bookmarks: always
  • System Reqs: Windows, Macintosh, iPad, and more

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Softcover Book - Printed book with heavyweight cover stock.

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