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dustrat
12th May 2004, 21:17
Could anyone recommend a good handbook/manual/book (...) on performance?

I'd like to go deeper than our general basics.:}

Thanks guys.

oldebloke
12th May 2004, 21:58
Try PJ Swanton's Aircraft performance Theory for pilots,good JAA stuff..The usual one in the states is'flying the wing'but it's 1900 circa very little about JAA(wet) stuff..
Cheers,,,,,,:O

80/20
12th May 2004, 22:50
"Jet Transport Performance Methods" by Boeing

"B737-6/7/8/900 Performance Engineer Training Manual"

"The Aircraft Performance Requirements Manual" R.V.Davies,
(My version is pre JAR and a bit out of date)

OverRun
13th May 2004, 01:01
As oldebloke says "PJ Swanton's Aircraft Performance Theory for pilots" is excellent, goes into depth, and is readily available from Amazon UK.

mutt
13th May 2004, 19:12
dustrat

Jet Transport Performance Methods" by Boeing
B737 Performance engineer training manual

Both of these are available for download from myboeingfleet.com. Alternatively, remind me in a couple of weeks when i'm back in the desert, i believe that we have spare copies available.


Mutt.

dustrat
13th May 2004, 19:44
Thanks to you guys...
I am sure I'll find my way through with this references.

Hey MUTT,
are we sharing the same desert pond around Riyadh??
Who are the lucky guys exploiting your skills?

I am on my way to myboiengfleet.com...

dustrat

john_tullamarine
13th May 2004, 23:57
DustRat,

When you get the Bowyang book from Mutt (about 3 inches thick) ... be prepared to dig out your old uni level pure maths text books as well ....

Jinkster
14th May 2004, 00:31
You could also try the CAA CAP Performance manual.

Jinkster

OPEN DES
16th May 2004, 20:17
i find this document to be very useful:

http://www.pilotosdeiberia.com/areatec/airbus_olm2002/GTG_perfo.pdf

have fun!!!!

S

green lemon
16th May 2004, 22:03
VERY GOOD!!! OPEN DES

:ok:

john_tullamarine
16th May 2004, 23:45
Another very useful book, to read in association with the Boeing manual, is

Aircraft Performance
Mair and Birdsall
Cambridge Aerospace Series 5

ISBN 0 521 36264 4
ISBN 0 521 56836 6

Not for the mathematically illiterate but nonetheless reasonably readable.

catpinsan
17th May 2004, 08:25
i highly recommend the "aircraft performance requirements manual" by r.v.davies. you will require uk cap385 along with it since it is extensively used in conjunction with the text. (already mentioned by 80/20)

specific boeing type related perf manuals are also great - from the 747-200/300 era and probably other types of similar vintage.

if you combine the above three it's a pretty unbeatable combination.

be prepared though for a fair amount of mental gymnastics till you start getting the flow, unless you have the benefit of some "chalk and talk" in a classroom. do not worry if you find the text 'dry', you will be atleast the second person to find it so.

dustrat
17th May 2004, 17:21
OPENDES:

Excelent man! Very good tool indeed.

Just received the "PJ Swanton's Aircraft Performance Theory for pilots", and it's seems pretty ok book.

I also downloaded the B737 perf. book. Good for theory aspect.

I want to thank you all for sharing your knowledge!

DustRat!!

:ok:

mutt
17th May 2004, 17:53
dustrat,

There is also a very good Boeing Performance CBT CD, next time you are relaxing in Jeddah, let me know and i will drop you over a copy.

Mutt.