Open Air: How People Like Yourself Are Changing the Aviation Industry

Open Air: How People Like Yourself Are Changing the Aviation Industry


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640088337
Publisher: SkyWeb Aviation LLC
Publication date: 05/18/2017
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents



Prologue: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here


Chapter I: A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Four Paths . Practical Reasons to Fly . LET’s GO! . Loot . Employment . Travel . Gladness . Obtainable . The Two Fs . Why Flying Today Is Safer Than EVER: Equipment, View, Education, Run-throughs . Equipment: Back-up Systems & New Technology . View: Mandatory Walk-around Inspections . Education: Rigorous & Structured-Run-throughs: Countless Drills & Scenarios . Pilot Requirements A-F


Chapter 2. I Can Go the Distance

The 3 Steps to Becoming a Pilot in the United States: JET . Jurisdiction: Join the Family . Education: LIFT . Testing: Oral and Practical


Chapter 3. The Bare Necessities

Availability and Quality . Scholarships and Costs . Kinds of Certificates . Sport Pilot Certificate . Recreational Pilot Certificate . Private Pilot . Instrument Rating . Commercial Pilot . Air Transportation Professional (ATP)

Chapter 4. Where Do I Go From Here?

Let’s Go Down Memory Lane! . Let’s Walk around the Airplane . Let’s Go Window Shopping for Airplanes! . General Aviation . Training Aircraft . Gliders . Personal Transportation . Competitive/Airshow . Business/Corporate . Helicopters . UAS/UAV/RPAS/Drone . Experimental Aircraft . The Military . The Airlines


Chapter 5. I Just Can’t Wait to Be King

Tangential Aviation Careers . Traditional Pilot Careers . Tier 3 Pilots . Tier 2 Pilots . Tier 1 Pilots


Chapter 6. I’ll Make a Pilot Out of You

Options: Finding a Flight School . Clubs: Sharing the Load . Educational Institutions: College or University . Accelerated Flight Training . Niche Ratings: Type Rating Schools

Chapter 7. Very Good Advice

Planning: Financial Discipline . Pals: Find a Mentor . Payments: Look for Scholarships

Chapter 8 – A Whole New World

Space Travel . Passenger Airlines . Oil-Alternative Engines . Remotely Operated Vehicles (Drones) . Technology Advances

Chapter 9 - It’s a Small World After All

Female Aviators . Local Legends . Athletes . Professionals . Entertainers . Musicians


Chapter 10 - Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Museums . Airshows . Productions: Fly-in Events . Seek Your Own Adventure

Appendix 1

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Mnemonics

Appendix 2

Trivia and Tidbits

About the Author

When You Wish Upon a Star

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WhatCanISayExcept More than 1 year ago
As a new flight student with no experience in the field of aviation, this book was the perfect mix of information and anecdote. Jeff provides a wealth of knowledge in an easy-to-read and fun manner, so you’re learning more than you realize because you’re enjoying the book so much! I absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for information to get started in the field of aviation and aviation enthusiasts looking for an entertaining read.