Flying the Classic Learjet

Therefore, to offer everyone easy access to the technical information, I decided to produce a book that Learjet pilots, operators or owners would find easy to read and comprehend. Pilots need to have an understanding of how the various ...

Flying the Classic Learjet


The Learjet History

The co-authors are eminently qualified to write this book. Gary D. Park has published several engineering articles in AIAA technical journals on Learjet flight test data generation, analysis and evaluation. He served on various AIAA ...

The Learjet History

Learjet 24 (24-123, N3731) Credit: Paul Bowen This book offers an unique, comprehensive retrospective on the Learjet aircraft, from the establishment by Bill Lear in the sixties, to its slow demise in 2021. It accompanies readers on a unique journey through the configuration changes, and advanced technological applications that have transformed business jets and their market in the last sixty years. Important insights are given into numerous patents and innovations that have shaped the development of new technologies and aerodynamic improvements such as the winglet. Furthermore, this book presents many special missions carried out by the Learjet family, such as VIP, business and ambulance flights, research and military projects, and the use of Learjet in aerobatics, as well as aerial photography and cinematography. With a great number of original photographs and drawings, interesting events, stories and anecdotes, this book provides today’s aeronautical and systems engineers and test pilots with an invaluable source of information and inspiration. Yet, it also offers a compelling reading to students, professionals and scientists in the aerospace field as well as to curious readers with a general interest in aeronautics. Learjet 31A (31-131, N31LR) Credit: Paul Bowen

The Learjet Diaries

This is the story of a naive kid who thought people did the right thing and the good guys always won.

The Learjet Diaries

This is the story of a naive kid who thought people did the right thing and the good guys always won. But the world isn't as he expected. He sees corruption, poverty, and death. Repulsed at first, he descends into this dark world and becomes corrupt himself. After facing death too many times, he seeks redemption.

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And as time passed, a relatively large number of Learjets continued to be destroyed in serious accidents. ... I was determined to keep the airplane well within its envelope and to fly it very carefully and absolutely by the book.

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Performance: We wrote the book for busi6 ness jets. Aircraft performance is a multifacted thing. “Flight performance” includes: a. takeoff-landing flexibility b. climb c. cruising altitude d. speed e. range Some early Learjets required ...

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Flying the Learjet is primarily a matter of understanding it and controlling its energy. ... the macho in pilots, I was determined to keep the airplane well within its envelope and to fly it very carefully and absolutely by the book.

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With more than 155 firm orders on the book, it seems clear that Learjet made popular decisions when it designed the 45. The only piece on the new Learjet 45 that is common to earlier models is the nosewheel strut, but you wouldn't know ...

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The Longhorn follows in the Gates Learjet tradition of building airplanes with airframe lifespans measured not in years but ... There was one pressing reason for the expansion — nearly $7 bi//ion worth of orders on the company's books, ...

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GATES LEARJET unveiled two new models at this year's National Business Aircraft Association convention in New Orleans ... For anyone with an interest in the original Tigers, Smith's book is must reading. ... M.P. El FLYING-DECEMBER 1987 ...

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He told a meeting of Gates Learjet officers: "This is a great company with great possibilities but right now it's broke. So we're going to have austerity with ... With this one internal transaction, the debt was wiped off the books.

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I happen to know people with Learjet type ratings who are far from truly qualified to fly the airplane. ... My records show that when the power setting and fuel flow numbers from the book were used, the EGT reflected a mixture far ...

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