The Complete Pilot series aids student pilots preparing for licensing exams and can be used for home study, certified flight schools, or as a base for student kits. The Complete Private Pilot leads students through the study material for the private pilot license, including all the aeronautical knowledge requirements for the license and rating. The Complete Advanced Pilot, with study material for the instrument rating and commercial pilot licenses, augments basic subjects with more advanced topics, such as instrument flight rules (IFR) systems, procedures and regulations, and details about radio navigation, flight plans, and cockpit organization. Useful appendices include glossaries of terms commonly used in pilot/control tower operations, up-to-date weather communications information, and flight preparation aids.
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.