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Pilot's Manual: Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (Hardcover Book)

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Pilot's Manual: Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (Hardcover Book)

by Mark Dusenbury and ShayneDaku

All the aeronautical knowledge required for the ATP Certification Training Program.

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Becoming an airline pilot demands a well-rounded candidate—someone skilled in the operation and handling of aircraft who is of the utmost professional and moral character. This book covers the technical areas while highlighting what it means to be an aviation professional.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) outlines the content required by the Airline Transport Pilot – Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP). The ATP-CTP ground school must be completed prior to taking the FAA ATP knowledge exam needed to earn an ATP certificate. This book covers all the topics required and provides practical advice on topics pertinent to a newly-hired airline pilot, including: aerodynamics with a focus on high altitude operations, stall prevention and recovery, and general upset recovery techniques for transport category aircraft; applicable weather considerations with emphasis on abnormal weather conditions, icing, and severe weather avoidance; general operating principles when working for an airline; and physiological factors, checklist procedures, equipment failures, turbine engines, transport category performance, and automation. Concluding chapters are dedicated to leadership and professionalism, crew resource management, safety culture, and regulations, including sleep and duty regulations as well as operating rules that differ from general aviation regulations.

This book can be used in academic advanced jet transition training courses to help students prepare for their transition to the airlines. Review questions conclude each chapter.

Also available in The Pilot’s Manual Series:
  • Flight School — How to fly your airplane through all the maneuvers required for pilot certification
  • Ground School — Aeronautical knowledge required for private & commercial pilot certificates
  • Instrument Flying — Aeronautical knowledge and skill required for the instrument rating
  • Access to Flight — An integrated private and instrument curriculum
  • Multi-Engine Flying — Aeronautical knowledge required to earn a multi-engine rating

Copyright © 2019-2024 Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. All rights reserved.

Part Number ASAPMATP
ISBN 9781619546974

AuthorMark Dusenbury and Shayne Daku
Date Published2019
Dimensions8.25 x 10.75 inches
Page Count200 pages
IllustrationsFull-color illustrations
IncludesGlossary, index, review questions
Weight1.40 lb
Reader Resources

This is the Reader Resource page for The Pilot's Manual: Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program.
See the syllabus for this book here.

The following is a listing of external links and resources used throughout the Pilots Manual: Airline Transport Pilot book (ASA-PM-ATP) and Airline Transport Pilot Syllabus (ASA-PM-S-ATP2). These resources can be used to expand on the topics covered within the specified book chapter or syllabus module.

Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circulars

AC 61-138, Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program

AC 120-27, Aircraft Weight and Balance Control

AC 120-51, Crew Resource Management Training

AC 120-58, Pilot Guide: Large Aircraft Ground Deicing

AC 120-66, Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)

AC 120-74, Parts 91, 121, 125, and 135 Flightcrew Procedures During Taxi Operations

AC 120-82, Flight Operational Quality Assurance

AC 120-90, Line Operations Safety Audits

AC 120-91, Airport Obstacle Analysis

AC 120-92, Safety Management Systems for Aviation Service Providers

AC 120-100, Basics of Aviation Fatigue

AC 120-101, Part 121 Air Carrier Operational Control

AC 120-109, Stall Prevention and Recovery Training

Additional Resources, Including Accidents Investigation Reports and Simulations

Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid Revision 2

ASRS Program Briefing

BEA Report of Air France 447

Dutch Safety Board Animation of Turkish 1951

FAA Runway Safety Resources

FAA Runway Safety Resources for Pilots

FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 4, Chapter 4, Configuration Deviation List and Minimum Equipment List

NTSB Animation of American Airlines 587

NTSB Animation of Colgan Air 3407

NTSB Report Number: AAR-10-01, Colgan Air 3407

NTSB Report of Midwest Airlines 490

Additional ASA Resources

FAR/AIM: Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual

FAR FC: Federal Aviation Regulations for Flight Crew

FAR/AIM: Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual



  • CurrentAirline Transport Pilot covers all the required aeronautical knowldege outlined in Advisory Circular 61-138, ATP Certification Training Program (CTP).
  • Colorful — Full-color, dynamic illustrations and photographs so readers can visualize the advanced topics and complex systems they will encounter when operating larger, faster, and heavier aircraft.
  • Simple — Logical organization and colorful presentation work as both a self-study and classroom text.
  • Thorough — This book prepares an airline pilot candidate in all areas relating to their desired occupation.
  • Timeless — Readers will refer to the book time and time again to refresh on training topics such as high-altitude operations, operational specifications (OpSpecs) and crew resource management.
  • Effective — Margin notes highlight the important facts for each page and diagrams support the textual descriptions for each maneuver.
  • Workbook — Chapters conclude with review questions so readers can ensure they’ve acquired the necessary knowledge.
  • FAR/ICAO — Works in both U.S. and International training environments: satisfies FAA aeronautical knowledge requirements outlined in AC-61-138.
  • Trusted — Written by a remarkable team consisting of Associate and Assistant Professors from the school of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota.
  • Well Constructed — Hardcover, 8-1/2" x 11” format, full-color illustrations throughout, 200 pages.