The Proficient Pilot, Volume 1

The Proficient Pilot, Volume 1

by Barry Schiff
The Proficient Pilot, Volume 1

The Proficient Pilot, Volume 1

by Barry Schiff

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A compilation of Barry Schiff's monthly column in AOPA Pilot, the popular aviation periodical, these books contain favorite articles from over the years in three volumes that are arranged by subject. These articles are pulled from his more than 26,000 flight hours in 260 types of aircraft to assemble volumes filled with Schiff's vast knowledge and experience with teaching pilots. The first volume of the series covers such diverse topics as slip tips, takeoff techniques, crosswind landing, scud running, and multiengine flying.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619540002
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 02/13/1997
Series: General Aviation Reading series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 330
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Barry Schiff: Barry Schiff, with more than 26,000 hours in almost 300 types of aircraft, has received worldwide recognition for his wide-ranging accomplishments. A rated Airline Transport Pilot at 21, he has earned every FAA category and class rating (except airship) and every possible instructor's rating. During his 34-year career with Trans World Airlines he flew everything from the Lockheed Constellation to the Boeing 747 and was a check captain on the Boeing 767. Captain Schiff holds five world speed records (one wrested from the Soviet Union) and has received numerous honors for his many contributions to aviation safety. These include a Congressional Commendation, the Louis Bleriot Air Medal (France), Switzerland's Gold Proficiency Medal, an honorary doctorate in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and AOPA's L.P. Sharples Perpetual Award.
An award-winning journalist and author, he is well known to flying audiences for his numerous books and almost 900 articles published in some 90 aviation periodicals, notably AOPA Pilot, of which he is a contributing editor. Many of his articles discuss personally developed concepts, procedures and techniques that have received international acclaim. Schiff also developed and worked to have adopted the concept of providing general aviation pilots with safe VFR routes through high-density airspace.
These credentials have not diminished his passion for flying light planes, which he has used to span oceans and continents. He continues to investigate and report to the aviation community various aspects of proficiency and safety, and remains a vigorous and outspoken advocate for general aviation.
Listen to Barry's Podcast in this "Finer Points" Podcast, and visit Barry's website at
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