Looking for turbine manual

gonz0066

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I have never flown turbines and I may have a chance to fly a Caravan. I want to know if there is a manual/book that explains the basics of turbines. I saw one book by Keshner (I believe) but I want to know if any of you have use other books that you liked.
Thanks for the info.
 

chperplt

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The Turbine Pilots Flight Manual by Gregory N. Brown and Mark J. Holt. Available at Borders, Barnes and Noble, or any aviation books store.
 

skydiverdriver

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Yup. Two of my favorites are "Handling the big jets," by D.P. Davies and "Jet Engines," by Klaus Hunecke. Some people like the Turbine Pilots Flight Manual, by Brown, but I found it to be less than helpful. It was way to basic, and most of what I found there was allready pretty common knowledge. Honestly, turbine engines are pretty easy to handle, and the fact that they are difficult is just a myth. The company you will be working for will teach you, and that will be far more helpful than any book you may purchase. PT-6's are not difficult, and neither is the Carvan. The most difficult thing about larger turbine aircraft is their systems, and that's not a problem with the Caravan.

Good luck to you.
 

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Turbine Pilot's Manual

I'll second it. I just bought a copy and have leafed through it. I'm looking forward to reading the book in depth. Well-written, great diagrams, and plenty of great information. Especially the chapters about what to expect during the airline training process. Even a few brief but valuable comments about unions. I recommend the book.
 
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