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Ace the technical pilot interview.

Old 3rd Jul 2006, 18:05
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Page 173: Convert fuel weights to volume, and vice versa.

1 liter = 3.7853 U.S gallons
1 liter = 4.5459 imperial gallons
Surely that can't be right! Maybe the other way around might work.
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Old 4th Jul 2006, 04:53
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On this note.

Bristows other book - "Encyclopedia of Technical Aviation" whilst better overall has many of the same errors.


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Old 4th Jul 2006, 07:58
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Chapter 5 is a must read: relationship between Mach Number, TAS and LSS in the troposphere.
They just asked me that on my second interview.

Derated takeoffs (Assumed Temperature Method) seems to be a popular subject too.

The author made a few mistakes in some areas, but overall it is a great book. Easy to read.
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Old 5th Jul 2006, 09:26
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Originally Posted by 404 Titan
Dutch roll is almost certain to happen in a jet aircraft if the Yaw dampener is turned off at high altitude.
1. No it isn't.
2. It's a yaw damper, not a dampener.

Choice bro'!!!
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Old 7th Jul 2006, 13:44
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Bristow's book suffers from some of the same bad writing skills many technical books suffer from.
Then on top of the fact that they can't string a sensible sentence together they don't even bother to proofread it either. Shocking. They should get real artists like E K Gann or even Davies to proofread and correct their crappy use of language. ( Both this world departed unfortunately) My Korean TV manual uses better language!!

Apart fom that however the idea of the book is great - and there is alot of usefull info in it. Maybe all the mistakes were put in on purpose to keep us on our toes!!
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