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PilotWorkshops Airplane Engines Manual

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$69.00

Learn how to get the most performance, dependability and longevity from your engine with this plain English manual. Beautifully illustrated with color photos and detailed graphics, it takes you under the cowl for a look at what’s really happening when you hit the starter. 

Finally, aviation books written for pilots, not lawyers! Fully illustrated with color photos and graphics, this Pilot-Friendly Manual from PilotWorkshops is much more than a quick reference guide—it dives deep into the finer points of airplane systems and procedures. Learn how to get the most performance, dependability and longevity from your engine with this plain English manual. It takes you under the cowl for a look at what’s really happening when you hit the starter. 

Features:

  • Covers Lycoming, Continental, and most conventional piston aircraft engines
  • Task-oriented format with step-by-step instructions
  • Fully illustrated with color photos and graphics
  • Written for pilots in plain English (not mechanical jargon)
  • Digital manual looks great on an iPad; keep it in your EFB app for quick access
  • Spiral-bound 8.5” x 11” printed manual for easy use in the cockpit

Get to know your engine

Think about the trust you place in your airplane’s engine every time you fly. Are you doing everything possible to keep it running at its best? Do you understand it enough to be sure?

Too many pilots unknowingly accept marginal engine performance, or miss subtle clues of an impending problem, because they never had more engine instruction than the POH procedures and what their CFI told them. Or they spend thousands on repairs that could have been avoided had they operated and maintained their engines differently.

According to mechanics interviewed for this manual, most owners don’t ask questions about their engines, even when they’re uncertain. However, knowledge and communication are the keys to having a productive partnership with your mechanic.

This manual is a solid starting point. It’s a way to consider an engine-related task you currently accomplish, and explore possibilities for improvement. Or you may find tasks you’ve not done before and decide they’re something you should be doing. Either way, the investigation alone will get you more involved in the health of your engine.

Written for pilots

Many aircraft manuals read like they are written by lawyers, and maintenance manuals are filled with jargon that only mechanics can understand. These manuals from PilotWorkshops are different. Written in plain English and aimed at regular pilots, the explanations are simple and clear. They’re also loaded with practical advice for operating engines in the real world, so you can apply the knowledge found here on your next flight.


Engine book open

View sample page here


Topics covered include:

  • Basic engine principles
  • How to read an engine monitor
  • Checking fuel and oil
  • Starting techniques for Lycoming and Continental
  • Pre-takeoff checks
  • Leaning for climb and cruise
  • Selecting a cruise power setting
  • Airborne ignition checks
  • In-flight troubleshooting
  • Engine preheating
  • New cylinder break-in
  • Analyzing engine data
  • Checking for exhaust leaks
  • Oil changes and oil samples
  • Managing logbook entries
  • Choosing oil and additives

Comes with both formats

This manual is available on Sporty’s Pilot Training platform, so you can read the digital version online or on your tablet—alongside all your Sporty’s courses. Powerful reading tools are included, like highlighting, search, and bookmarks. Or download the PDF for easy reading on all your devices, with or without an internet connection. You might even leave the 8.5” x 11” spiral-bound book in your flight bag!

Digital (PDF)

- Quick and easy download

- Instantly available in Sporty's Pilot Training App

- Looks great on iPad

ipad with pdf on screen

Printed Manual

- Spiral-bound 8.5” x 11” full color manual

- All the same features of the PDF

- Free shipping 

Airplane Engines

Finally, aviation books written for pilots, not lawyers! Fully illustrated with color photos and graphics, this Pilot-Friendly Manual from PilotWorkshops is much more than a quick reference guide—it dives deep into the finer points of airplane systems and procedures. Learn how to get the most performance, dependability and longevity from your engine with this plain English manual. It takes you under the cowl for a look at what’s really happening when you hit the starter. 

Features:

  • Covers Lycoming, Continental, and most conventional piston aircraft engines
  • Task-oriented format with step-by-step instructions
  • Fully illustrated with color photos and graphics
  • Written for pilots in plain English (not mechanical jargon)
  • Digital manual looks great on an iPad; keep it in your EFB app for quick access
  • Spiral-bound 8.5” x 11” printed manual for easy use in the cockpit

Get to know your engine

Think about the trust you place in your airplane’s engine every time you fly. Are you doing everything possible to keep it running at its best? Do you understand it enough to be sure?

Too many pilots unknowingly accept marginal engine performance, or miss subtle clues of an impending problem, because they never had more engine instruction than the POH procedures and what their CFI told them. Or they spend thousands on repairs that could have been avoided had they operated and maintained their engines differently.

According to mechanics interviewed for this manual, most owners don’t ask questions about their engines, even when they’re uncertain. However, knowledge and communication are the keys to having a productive partnership with your mechanic.

This manual is a solid starting point. It’s a way to consider an engine-related task you currently accomplish, and explore possibilities for improvement. Or you may find tasks you’ve not done before and decide they’re something you should be doing. Either way, the investigation alone will get you more involved in the health of your engine.

Written for pilots

Many aircraft manuals read like they are written by lawyers, and maintenance manuals are filled with jargon that only mechanics can understand. These manuals from PilotWorkshops are different. Written in plain English and aimed at regular pilots, the explanations are simple and clear. They’re also loaded with practical advice for operating engines in the real world, so you can apply the knowledge found here on your next flight.


Engine book open

View sample page here


Topics covered include:

  • Basic engine principles
  • How to read an engine monitor
  • Checking fuel and oil
  • Starting techniques for Lycoming and Continental
  • Pre-takeoff checks
  • Leaning for climb and cruise
  • Selecting a cruise power setting
  • Airborne ignition checks
  • In-flight troubleshooting
  • Engine preheating
  • New cylinder break-in
  • Analyzing engine data
  • Checking for exhaust leaks
  • Oil changes and oil samples
  • Managing logbook entries
  • Choosing oil and additives

Comes with both formats

This manual is available on Sporty’s Pilot Training platform, so you can read the digital version online or on your tablet—alongside all your Sporty’s courses. Powerful reading tools are included, like highlighting, search, and bookmarks. Or download the PDF for easy reading on all your devices, with or without an internet connection. You might even leave the 8.5” x 11” spiral-bound book in your flight bag!

Digital (PDF)

- Quick and easy download

- Instantly available in Sporty's Pilot Training App

- Looks great on iPad

ipad with pdf on screen

Printed Manual

- Spiral-bound 8.5” x 11” full color manual

- All the same features of the PDF

- Free shipping 

Airplane Engines


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