Prof McDoo, PhD
Airbus MCDU e-Guide
Impact Ink, LLC
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
Read the following paragraph prior to purchase. This guide is not a game or instructions for one.
Prof. McDoo, PhD, Airbus MCDU e-Guide is a complex, technical document designed to enhance and supplement aircraft manuals for the Airbus aircraft for airline pilots who have or are anticipating attending their airlines training for qualification on the A319/320 aircraft.
Airline pilots around the world are familiar with the Impact INK Pilot Resource Store system guides. Now instead of printed guides, Impact has initiated our new line of e-pub guides for the iPad®.
All our guides are written by pilots, for pilots and recognized as the best supplemental training aids in the industry. Now, with the introduction of these e-guides that utilize multi-touch technology, this is information on steroids.
The latest advancements in e-pub formatting, including “multi-touch” technology have been included. For that reason, availability is exclusively for the iPad on the iBooktore® from Apple®. Multi-touch allows for a media rich interactive book - a must for every serious pilot.
As your check ride approaches, the Professor insures a smooth ride through the maze of the Airbus MCDU (Multifunction Control Display Unit) menus. Features in the guide are:
• High resolution graphics of applicable screens
• Step by step guidance through the programming acronym, DIFRIPS
• Meaning of color on the display
• Phases of Flight controlled by the MCDU
• Real life based reviews from questions used by airline standard captains
• One touch reveals the answer to the review questions
• Detailed displays of the PFD, ND or MCDU
• Detailed explanations of functions relating to navigation and flight
What's New in Version 1.2
Out of Date
Unfortunately this book is severely out of date, and is not a benefit to anyone without a time-machine. The book has only 3 chapters. Chapter one is 19 pages long, covering MCDU basics, and it is very basic. The meat of the book is chapter 2, which is really only 9 pages of information (pp31-pp39) . The information presented is no longer relevant. Airway intercepts and Intercepting radials are completely different now. Chapter 3 is a FAQ section, which covers the irrelevant information presented in chapter 2. If you are going to Airbus training, this book is NOT helpful and will be a hinderance to learning the updated methodologies.