The Complete Private Pilot

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This textbook is for anyone interested in pursuing and obtaining a Private 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 ...
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Overview

This textbook is for anyone interested in pursuing and obtaining a Private 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 the back cover of the book for use with the many interactive exercises throughout the text. Each chapter concludes with sample questions taken directly from the FAA test, and a comprehensive glossary and index are included as well as useful aviation website links throughout the text. This practical application of the FAA Knowledge Exam is not available in any other book!

With the author's conversational yet concise writing style, the reader is enabled to quickly grasp subjects, pass the required test and checkride, and gain an operational understanding of flight he or she can take to the cockpit as a newly-minted Private Pilot. Includes links to helpful resources on the internet for weather charts, flight planning information, and more. Companion text for Virtual Test Prep - an Aviation Ground School in DVD format.

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“A bedrock book in your aviation library.”  Richard Taylor, author, IFR for VFR Pilots

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560274490
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: The Complete Pilot series
  • Edition description: 9TH
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Bob Gardner has been a pilot and flight instructor for more than 40 years and is the author of the Complete Pilot series and Say Again, Please. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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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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