Avionics & Systems

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Max Trescott's G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook

Now, there's a comprehensive guide to the popular Garmin G1000 glass cockpit: Max Trescott's G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook. Written by a Master CFI, this book makes it easy for you to quickly become an expert on operating and programming the G1000 system in any aircraft. 

Learn about all Garmin G1000 features & differences
Get the single source of information that educates pilots about all of the features and benefits of flying the Garmin G1000, and how features vary among aircraft manufacturers. Whether you fly a Beechcraft, Cessna, Columbia, Diamond, Mooney or Tiger, you'll learn which Garmin G1000 features apply to your particular aircraft. Or, if you're planning to buy a new Very Light Jet (VLJ) like the Cessna Mustang or Diamond D-Jet, this book will help you prepare while you wait for delivery.

You'll learn about the PFD and MFD displays, audio panel, programming the GPS, electrical systems, using the autopilot and dealing with emergencies. A detailed discussion of instrument approaches, integrated with use of the autopilot, will help you become a pro. Advanced features, optional in some aircraft, such as TIS and TAS traffic monitoring systems, Stormscopes, and Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS) are discussed in detail. You'll also learn to use all of the data link weather features like NEXRAD radar, satellite images, freezing level, winds aloft, AIRMETs, SIGMETS, TFRs, and METARs available through XM Satellite weather.

Learning to Fly the Garmin G1000
Instructors agree that the cockpit is not an ideal learning environment. Reading this book is one of the most efficient and cost effective ways to learn the G1000 before stepping into the cockpit and taking your first transition lesson. In addition, we recommend that you use the Garmin G1000 simulator software to practice as you read this book

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Max Trescott's GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook

“Max Trescott has done it again…This book is an absolute must-have for your flying library” says Rod Machado.

Don’t get stuck in the clouds wondering which button to push!
New! Get the one book that tells pilots what they need to know to safely fly using a modern GPS receiver and autopilot. Most books treat GPS as a subtopic and don’t tell everything you need to know about using GPS. Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook recognizes that GPS is at the center of modern cockpits and not just add-on equipment. Designed for both VFR and IFR pilots, this book tells you what you need to know to safely operate modern GPS systems including detailed, step-by-step instructions for the Bendix/King KLN 94, Garmin GNS 430, 430W, 480, 530, 530W and G900X, G1000 and Perspective glass cockpits.

Modern technology is rapidly changing the avionics used in new Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, Mooney, Pilatus, Piper, TBM and other General Aviation aircraft. However the complexity of GA cockpits has increased to the point where pilots now need separate GPS and autopilot training. Operating the equipment is not intuitive and safety dictates that pilots understand how to get the most out of a modern GPS receiver.

Max Trescott’s latest book takes the reader through the details of how GPS and WAAS, the Wide Area Augmentation System, operate. Then he gives detailed instructions for operating the most popular panel mounted GPS. He explores common misperceptions such as the myth of “activating the approach” and why you never need to do it. He also explains the new WAAS minimums: LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV, LNAV+V, and LP and why checking RAIM no longer matters with a WAAS-capable GPS receiver.

Experienced pilots may be surprised to learn why you should always load an approach with an IAF—even when receiving vectors to final. They’ll also learn why what they used to do with the SUSP key will now get them in trouble when loading an instrument approach.

Throughout the book, NTSB reports and NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System pilot reports are used to illustrate pitfalls in using—and misusing—GPS equipment. Dozens of practical GPS and IFR tips, gleaned from the industry’s most experienced flight instructors are clearly displayed in the margins. Serious pilots who want to understand all of the intricacies of using their GPS and autopilot while avoiding common “gotchas” will want a copy of Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook.

Learn What All Pilots Should Know
• The big differences between the Direct-to key and using a flight plan.
• Getting started entering flight plans.

Learn the Right Way to Load Approaches including:
• The myth of needing to “activate the approach”.
• Why you’ll never want to load an approach with an IAF—even when receiving vectors to final.
• When to Load versus to Activate an instrument approach.
• Why pushing the SUSP key gets you in trouble when loading an instrument approach.

Learn About Flying Instrument Approaches
• How to fly ALL instrument approach types.
• Why checking RAIM alone isn’t sufficient with a WAAS-capable GPS receiver.
• How to use your autopilot along every step of the approach.
• Why your autopilot may fail to couple to an ILS glide slope.
• Why some missed approaches begin before a GPS counts down to zero.

Learn About WAAS and other New Capabilities
• Details on new minimums: LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV, LNAV+V, and LP.
• How to tell if a GPS is certified to use new WAAS-based approaches.
• Different regulations that apply to WAAS-based GPS receivers.
• Loading airways and flying GPS-based T- and Q-route airways.

Endorsed by Rod Machado.
"Max Trescott has done it again with the publication of Max Trescott’s WAAS and GPS Flying Handbook. This book is an absolute must-have for your flying library if you’re an instrument rated pilot or are working on your instrument rating. It’s a comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to understanding and flying GPS approaches. Max takes you from the basics to the advanced aspects of WAAS based GPS approaches and covers the nitty-gritty details that are oh-so necessary to safely use today’s sophisticated GPS equipment.”

—Rod Machado, Flight Instructor, Author and National Aviation Safety Counselor

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FMC Users Guide B737

FMC USER'S GUIDE B737 Combination book for
all models of 737 from -300 up to 900, including the BBJ. (300-400-500-600-700-800-900-BBJ)
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B737NG FMC Users Guide

The 737NG FMC Users Guide describes in detail the features of the Smiths Aerospace FMC found on all B737 Next Generation aircraft. Loose leaf, 282 pages.