Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes

Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes

by Ron Fowler

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Many pilots resign themselves to imperfect takeoffs and landings merely because they're unaware that even the pros must work at each of these critical phases of flight. This book shows pilots how to develop total awareness for the situation, the airplane, and the self—and to convert that awareness into perfect takeoffs and landings.

This book will teach new students safe and proper techniques as well as provide tips for refreshing experienced pilots who may not fly on a regular basis.
The detailed yet easy-to-follow steps given here ensure pilots have the knowledge they need to go beyond rote-learned reactions and develop excellent flying skills. Each chapter defines a specific takeoff or landing situation and the set of characteristics unique to it. Author Ron Fowler presents the methods—and the logic behind the methods—that allow the pilot to master techniques key to normal takeoffs and landings, crosswind procedures, short- and soft-field operations, night procedures, tailwheel operations, and more.

Originally published as two separate books, this newly-combined edition now brings together comprehensive instruction on going up and coming back down. The author's easy, conversational approach to teaching speaks to all pilots who thrive on the personal challenge of striving for excellence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619540316
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 05/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 833,562
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ron Fowler has over 12,000 hours as a Certified Flight Instructor and over 30 years of experience. He holds a Gold Seal Flight Certificate, has written numerous books and articles for national publications, and was a Contributing Editor for Plane & Pilot Magazine. With a combined bachelor’s degree in art and sciences from the University of Florida, Fowler directed and taught aviation at the university level. Fowler spent many years as a wildlife survey pilot in a study of the bald eagle. Author of Making Perfect Takeoffs in Light Airplanes, Making Perfect Landings in Light Airplanes, Flying the Commercial Flight Test, Preflight Planning and Flying Precision Maneuvers in Light Airplanes, Fowler has also written numerous articles that have appeared in Air Line Pilot, Plane & Pilot, Boys’ Life, Air Progress and Private Pilot.

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