128 pages - 2013 - New
Well - documented with many photographs, this wonderful book gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly the Airbus A380.
|Book cover finish
||Offset varnish, Perfect paperback
||Insert, Reprint ( First published in 2009, This impression, 2013 )
|Number of pages
||16 x 24 x 1 cm
||Captain Gib Vogel
||The Crowood Press Ltd
Before I started my conversion training for the Airbus A380 in early 2008, I began scouring the bookshops and Internet for a book that would tell me about the aircraft. As I had flown only American made Boeings previously, I expected that it would be a challenge to adapt to the concepts and intricacies of flying the European made A380, and I wanted an oversight of the aircraft's operations and systems. I was unsuccessful, however, as all I found were a few books on the development of the aircraft. Presumably, this was due to the fact that it had been introduced into service only recently, in late 2007.
After my successful conversion to the aircraft, I decided to put right this lack of information by writing my own book on its operations and systems, to introduce both pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike to the A380. I have based the book on a typical flight from London to Dubai, and have explained the operations and different systems of the aircraft along the way. The story also covers the latest in airliner operations in terms of air traffic and cockpit management.
It is my hope that this book will provide a good overview of the operations and concepts of the newest and largest passenger aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380.
Captain Gib Vogel,