The 5 Best Aviation Audiobooks (Chosen by a Pilot)

A list of the best aviation audiobooks chosen by a current airline pilot. From fascinating stories at the dawn of aviation to modern day aircraft accidents.

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The Flight Augmentation Computer (FAC) Explained

Get a pilot's explanation of the Airbus Flight Augmentation Computer (or FAC). Learn what the FAC is what it does, and what role it plays on Airbus aircraft.

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Read more about the article Airbus A320 Hydraulic System – A Pilot’s Guide
Airbus A320 Hydraulic System Schematic
Airbus A320 Hydraulic System – A Pilot’s Guide

Learn how the Airbus A320 hydraulic system works, how each hydraulic system is arranged and what is does on the Airbus A320 from an Airbus Pilot.

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Aircraft Hydraulic Systems (Authoritative Guide)

A pilot's guide to commercial aircraft hydraulic systems. How hydraulic systems are used on modern aircraft, their components and how hydraulics work.

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REC MAX and OPT ALT Explained

Learn about the use of Recommended Maximum (REC MAX) and Optimum Altitudes (OPT ALT) on modern commercial airliners and how and why pilots use this information.

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A Guide to Airbus Green Dot Speed

Learn what is Airbus's "Green Dot Speed", why it's so important and how pilot use Green Dot to improve safety on every flight.

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GPWS – A Definitive Guide

Learn about GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning Systems) - how they work, how they keep aircraft safe, the differences between GPWS and EGPWS, and how pilots use them.

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ADS-B and ADS-C: The 3 Key Differences

Though ADS-B and ADS-C have similar names they're quite different systems. Learn how both ADS-B and ADS-C work and the 3 important differences between them.

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OOOI: What Does OOOI Mean In Aviation?

What does the acronym OOOI stand for in aviation and what is it used for by pilots and airlines? Learn how aircraft record and transmit OOOI times.

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ACARS And CPDLC: 5 Key Differences

Learn the 5 main differences between ACARS and CPDLC, how each of them works, who uses them and the advantages and differences of both CPDLC and ACARS

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What do Pilots do in the Cruise?

What do pilots actually do during the cruise? Find out what keeps pilots busy during the cruise, and the planning they do for when things go wrong.

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Aircraft Performance: Cost Index

What is a Cost Index (CI) on aircraft and how do airlines use them to reduce costs? What factors are considered when deciding on the best Cost Index?

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The Ram Air Turbine (RAT) on Aircraft

What is the purpose of Ram Air Turbines (RATs) in aviation? How do they save aircraft in emergency situations, and what does the RAT do for pilots?

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ECAM Fuel Page on Airbus A330
What are EICAS and ECAM Systems on Aircraft?

What are ECAM EICAS used for on Airbus and Boeing aircraft? What information do they display and what do pilots get from ECAM and EICAS?

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