A dynamic tool for acing the technical pilot interview with one thousand exam-style questions and answers.
Let an experienced airline pilot help you succeed on the Technical Pilot Interview. This one-of-a-kind study tool asks the right questions so you'll know the right answers. Open it and start learning what you need to know in order to get a powerful edge over the competition--at every stage of your piloting career.
This unique study guide helps you:
* Get to know material likely to be asked on your interview
* Practice with almost one thousand exam-style questions--complete with answers
* Build confidence, skills, and knowledge
* Focus your study on what you need to know
Can you answer these questions?
* If you were loading an aircraft to obtain maximum range, would you load it with a forward or aft center of gravity?
* Why does an aircraft climb as high as possible?
* What does an aircraft descend quicker when it's lighter?
* What is a fail operational autopilot/landing system?
* What is an assumed/flexible temperature?
OPEN THIS STUDY GUIDE FOR:
* Answers to almost 1000 questions you may be asked during the technical interview
* More than 50 illustrations to clarify key essential points
* Comprehensive coverage ranging from light aircraft to heavy jet operations
* A convenient quick-find, cross-referenced presentation
* Material that has global application
And, actually, it HAS refreshed my memory. I've found it pretty useful. The questions are well laid out, in a sensible order, and with some pleasant-looking diagrams. So I'm happy with the questions. Some of the answers, on the other hand, are a bit sketchy.
Now, I don't know the author, but the back cover implies that he is an 'experienced airline pilot', and I don't doubt that he's a very good one. However, some of the answers he gives to his own questions in this book are ambiguous, some are dubious, and some are just plain wrong.
For instance, the formula for lift is given in the book (page 4) as:
1/2R + V^2 + S + Cl
R = Density
V^2 = TAS squared
S = Wing span area
Cl = Coefficient of lift.
Even if we were to ignore 'Wing span area' (by which he can be presumed to mean 'Wing plan area'), the formula is incorrect. (Replace the '+' symbols with 'x' and you're pretty much there.)
Pages 13-14 see some very confused ideas about tail control-surfaces, moments and arms.
I could go on.
Despite the answers being fairly untrustworthy, this is a useful book, just to get the old grey matter going. If you're approaching an interview, try to find something similar. If you can't find something similar, buy this BUT remember - the questions are more use than the answers!
It's a sizeable chunk of book but concise, though details where it needs to be.