Flight Training & Related Documents


I've complied a number of documents that deal with a variety of aviation topics.   Most are in .PDF format.  You are welcome to download these documents for private study.

  • Please note that some of this material maybe copyright.  If wishing to use the material commercially, please contact the publisher of the document.
  • These lists are being consolidated due to their length and difficulty in navigation (15 May 2014).

Boeing Corporation has requested that ALL information concerning Boeing related systems be removed from this website.  Boeing has stated that ALL information released from Boeing is copyright.  Therefore,  FCTM, FCOM and SOPS have had to be deleted from the server. Unfortunately, Boeing has also told me that it is not possible to host any information from PMDG or from other official sources.  As such, all documents have been removed.

  • Sometime in the future, I will evaluate my collection of documents and publish those that relate only to flight simulation or simulator building.

Developing a simulator and  flying the B737 correctly requires a considerable amount of knowledge, especially in relation to Boeing systems.  The following texts have been very helpful in unravelling the complexities of the Boeing system and in learning to fly the B738.

You will note that not all the monographs are high-end technical manuals.  Knowing the "tech" details is very good, but you also must know how to fly.  Many 'simmers' do not know basic airmanship and wonder why they cannot hand fly the B738 or any other aircraft once the automation is turned off.

Learn to fly the Cessna first and become competent flying without automation. Learn how to navigate without the CDU using VORS and NDBs (traditional navigation).  Learn various approaches other then autoland and ILS.

Then, once you are reasonably confident, move on and learn the B738.  The task of flying and understanding the interrelationships between complex systems is easier when you have a solid foundation in the basic principles of flight and navigation.

Although this list is not comprehensive, I have no hesitation in recommending the following to a new virtual flyer or simulator builder.

  • FMC Guide by Bill Bulfer
  • 737 Cockpit Companion by Bill Bulfer
  • Boeing 737 Technical Guide by Chris Brady
  • Jet Simming By Bill Stack
  • Flight Sim Navigation by Bill Stack
  • Flight Sim Maneuvers by Bill Stack
  • Precision Manuals Development Group (PMDG) B737 manuals and tutorials
  • Angle of Attack (AoA) Flight Training Videos