“A bedrock book in your aviation library.” —Richard Taylor, author, IFR for VFR Pilots
The Complete Private Pilotby Bob Gardner, Richard L. Taylor (Foreword by)
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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Meet 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.
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