The Student Pilot's Flight Manual: Including FAA Knowledge Test Questions, Answers and Explanations, and Practical (Flight) Test for Airplanes / Edition 8by William K. Kershner
Pub. Date: 04/01/1998
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
The Student Pilot's Flight Manual is not intended to just help the reader "get past" the FAA written and practical flight tests but includes information for use in the/i>
This manual is a gathering of material used in pre-flight and postflight briefings and in-flight instruction. The maneuvers are written in the probable order of instruction to the student.
The Student Pilot's Flight Manual is not intended to just help the reader "get past" the FAA written and practical flight tests but includes information for use in the day-to-day process of learning to fly airplanes.
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This clear and thorough book is an excellent study manual for the FAA written private, single-engine, land airplane license. Detailed explanations of weather, instrumentation, flight theory, map reading, radio communications, emergency flight techniques, algebra, etc. It an exhaustive text. The plusses: Fine appedix on engine mechanics; in-depth discussion and diagramming on how instruments actually work; comprehensive study guide in a single volume; fun (corny) narrative to make the more arduous subjects easier to read; wonderful explanations on the math and physics used in flight; appendices which are actually useful. Everything you need to study in a single book. Minuses: All black-and-white 10-point text and illustrations make reading tiring, even if the text is interesting (sole exception: a color map at the back of the book for map training), which I find annoying enough to find it distracting. Verdict: Get it. But, hey publisher, sport the extra cash and get nice, textbook-glossy paper, full-color illustrations of instrumentation and graphs, and use white space a bit more! Try color text callouts, etc. I think the extra $5 in price per book would still find a willing audience.