Fly the Wing, by Billy Walker

Fly the Wing

by Billy Walker & Jim Webb

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Written primarily for Commercial & Airline Transport pilots, Fly the Wing is a comprehensive textbook for operating transport-category airplanes, including a companion CD-ROM.

Updated to include coverage of modern cockpit automation, Fly the Wing, Third Edition, provides pilots with valuable tools and proven techniques for all flight operations. Also new to this edition is a companion CD-ROM with a complete glossary of flight terms, printable quick reference handbooks, and numerous supporting graphics. Pilots planning a career in aviation will find this book provides important insights that other books miss.

Written in easy, conversational style, this useful reference progresses from ground school equipment and procedures, to simulators, to real flight. Along the way, the authors cover the physical, psychological and technical preparation needed by pilots to acquire an ATP certificate while maintaining the highest standards of performance.

Although not intended to replace training manuals, Fly the Wing is by itself a course in advanced aviation. With clear explanations and in-depth coverage, it has been described as a full step beyond the normal training handbook. Pilots desiring additional knowledge in the fields of modern flight deck automation, high speed aerodynamics, high altitude flying, speed control, take-offs, and landings in heavy, high performance aircraft, will do well to read and retain this material.


  • Ground schools and study habits
  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • High speed Aerodynamics
  • High altitude Machs
  • Approach Speed Control and target landings
  • Preparation for flight training
  • Basic instrument scan
  • Takeoffs
  • Rejected takeoffs
  • Climb, cruise, and descent
  • Steep turns
  • Stalls
  • Unusual attitudes
  • Maneuver at minimum speed
  • Landings: approach technique and performance
  • ILS approach
  • Missed approaches and rejected landings
  • Category II and III approaches
  • Non precision and circling approaches
  • Holding
  • Radio failure
  • The verbal exam
  • The flight check
  • Weight & Balance
  • Flight Planning
  • Icing
  • Use of anti-ice and deice
  • Winter operations
  • Thunderstorm flight
  • Low level wind shear
  • Index


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The Best Book on Transport... Aug 24, 2011 Robert Hedges Burnsville MN US
  The Best Book on Transport Category Flying, Period. I have read many books from introductory student pilot texts to Operating Manuals for the A-320, L-1011 and B-747-400 in my aviation career, but if I had to pick any one book that best explains the nuts and bolts of advanced turbine flying, this is my pick, with no close second. Jim Webb makes this information come alive and makes often... more...
It's one of my most dog-eared books. Aug 24, 2011 Dave English Ar US
  How to fly large airplanes and pass check rides: Where 'Stick and Rudder' is perfect for a Cub student 'Fly The Wing' is perfect for the SAAB 340 or B-757 student. It's one of my most dog-eared books, as I try to read it before every training session. Covers in detail all major procedures required to master handling a large airplane. Written by a master who learnt to fly with a barnstormer,... more...