The Complete Private Pilot

The Complete Private Pilot

The Complete Private Pilot

The Complete Private Pilot

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The Complete Private Pilot is for anyone interested in pursuing and obtaining a Private Pilot, Sport Pilot or Recreational Pilot certificate. The author, a long-admired member of the aviation community, explains in a friendly, readable style and comprehensively covers all the details involved in the adventure of becoming a pilot and learning to fly.

An FAA Knowledge Exam is required to earn a Private Pilot certificate. Using the FAA exam as the premise for learning, Bob Gardner applies practical information so readers are not only prepared for the test, but also for the cockpit. He augments the required aeronautical knowledge by giving specific tips and techniques, checklists and mnemonic devices, and sound advice from personal experience. A full-color example of a sectional chart is provided inside for use with the many interactive exercises throughout the text. Each chapter concludes with review questions similar to the type found on the FAA test. A comprehensive glossary and index are included. This practical application of the FAA Knowledge Exam is not available in any other book!

The Complete Private Pilot works as a companion textbook to ASA's Private Pilot Virtual Test Prep DVD Ground School. An integrated Flight/Ground Syllabus for both Part 141 and 61 programs is also available to accompany the textbook. Foreword by Richard Taylor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644250372
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 09/29/2020
Edition description: 13th Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 374,530
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bob Gardner is a long-admired member of the aviation community. He began his flying career as a hobby in Alaska in 1960 while in the U.S. Coast Guard. By 1966, Bob earned his Private land and sea, Commercial, Instrument, Instructor, CFII, and MEL. Over the next 16 years he was an instructor, charter pilot, corporate and freight Captain, and Director of ASA Ground Schools.

Currently, Bob holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with single and multi-engine land ratings; a CFI certificate with instrument and multi-engine land ratings; and a Ground Instructor's Certificate with advanced and instrument ratings. In addition, Bob is a Gold Seal Instructor and has been instructing since 1968. To top off this impressive list of accomplishments, Bob is also a well-known author, journalist, and airshow lecturer.

Table of Contents

Foreword   Richard Taylor     v
Getting Started     vii
Basic Aerodynamics     1
Review Questions     25
Aircraft Systems     1
Review Questions     17
Flight Instruments     1
Review Questions     13
Regulations     1
Review Questions     21
Procedures and Airport Operations     1
Review Questions     28
Weather     1
Review Questions     14
Weather Services     1
Review Questions     22
Aircraft Performance     1
Review Questions     21
En Route Flight     1
Review Questions     24
Navigation     1
Review Questions     18
Communication Procedures     1
Review Questions     26
Putting it All Together     1
Glossary     A-1
Airport/Facility Directory Legend     B-1
A/FD Excerpts     C-1
Full-Color Illustrations     D-1
Index     I-1

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