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101 Things To Do After You Get Your Private Pilot's License [NOOK Book]



This guide for new pilots proves that the fun has just begun when you pocket that precious certificate that says you’re free to fly on your own. Now, veteran pilot LeRoy Cook shows you what lies beyond flight school. This indispensable, skill-building handbook not...
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101 Things To Do After You Get Your Private Pilot's License

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This guide for new pilots proves that the fun has just begun when you pocket that precious certificate that says you’re free to fly on your own. Now, veteran pilot LeRoy Cook shows you what lies beyond flight school. This indispensable, skill-building handbook not only leads you through becoming a fully fledged, confident, and competent independent pilot, it helps you discover all the joys of flying, from vacation advice to piloting for money.


101 Things to Do with Your Private Pilot's License can help you:

* Grow as a pilot, both technically and personally

* Get better performance from airplanes, with techniques rarely taught in flight school

* Sharpen self-evaluation and judgment skills

* Handle unfamiliar airport conditions such as grass fields, large traffic centers, and air congestion

* Have fun with the family on board

* Upgrade your ability to fly in four-season weather and make solo weather decisions

* Discover money-making, service, and social opportunities

* Perform expert flight tests on aircraft for sale

* Master advanced navigation systems

* Prepare for additional ratings

* And much, much more!

The challenge of flying doesn't end when you get your private pilot's license. In fact, the real excitement has just begun. 101 Things to Do with Your Private Pilot's License is packed with new ways to sharpen your skills and make every flying hour rewarding.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071660976
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/9/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,273,338
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

LeRoy Cook (Butler, MO) calls himself a lifelong aviation student. A columnist and editor for Private Pilot magazine for more than 20 years, and a flight instructor for nearly 40 years, he holds FAA Gold Seal certification for single-engine and multiengine airplanes, gliders, and instrument instruction.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Striking Out on Your OwnChapter 1: A License to LearnChapter 2: Going Somewhere?Chapter 3: Efficient Flight PlanningChapter 4: The Flying VacationChapter 5: Low-Level FlyingChapter 6: Dodging Tall TowersChapter 7: The VFR Flight PlanChapter 8: Using GPS in the CockpitPart 2: Traffic and AirportsChapter 9: Midair MenaceChapter 10: Uncontrolled AirportsChapter 11: Grass StripsChapter 12: Tower-Controlled AirportsChapter 13: Class Charlie AirspaceChapter 14: Class Bravo AirspacePart 3: WeatherChapter 15: Preflight BriefingChapter 16: Personal ForecastingChapter 17: Coping with Marginal VFRChapter 18: Trapped in IFR WeatherPart 4: Surviving the SeasonsChapter 19: Wind WisdomChapter 20: Thunderstorms: Summer MonstersChapter 21: Squall Line EncountersChapter 22: Managing Heat StressChapter 23: Hazy Summer DaysChapter 24: Fog, Insidious EnemyChapter 25: Cold, Cold StartChapter 26: Chiller IceChapter 27: Flying SnowPart 5: Using Your HeadChapter 28: Go/No-Go JudgmentChapter 29: Slow Down to Save TimeChapter 30: Stress ManagementChapter 31: Considerate OperationsChapter 32: SensibilityChapter 33: CurrencyPart 6: Your Own AirplaneChapter 34: Flying ClubsChapter 35: First LoveChapter 36: Customized ChecklistChapter 37: Test Flying an AirplaneChapter 38: Thorough Postflight InspectionChapter 39: AccidentsPart 7: Going OnChapter 40: Flight Review Due?Chapter 41: AerobaticsChapter 42: Taming a TailwheelChapter 43: High-Performance CheckoutChapter 44: Flying for MoneyChapter 45: Instrument Rating -- Worthwhile?Chapter 46: IFR ItineraryChapter 47: File IFR or Stay VFRChapter 48: Regaining IFR CurrencyChapter 49: Splashing It OnChapter 50: Soaring SpiritsChapter 51: Uplifting ExperiencesChapter 52: Multiengine RatingChapter 53: ATP CertificateINDEX

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2003

    Great book, worth every penny!

    Glad to see the updated Third Edition of this classic book. I was a bit distressed at the obviously-contrived political correctness inserted by the editors, with every-other chapter switching between gender-specific personal pronouns. It looks pretty silly. Otherwise, the book is an excellent choice for new pilots wondering what to do next.

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