Beyond The Checkride What Your Flight Instructor Never Taught You

Author: Howard Fried
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070224681
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Asserting that a flight certificate is a pilot's ``license to learn,'' this unique book offers valuable lessons learned by veteran pilots. Using the anecdotal style that has made his Flying magazine column so popular, Fried bridges the gap between pilot training and in-flight experience with his advice on vital but often under-emphasized areas of: maneuvering speed; weight and balance; aircraft control; prop safety; night flying; altitude.

Self Reliant Pilot

Author: Bill Quirk
Publisher: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 1594335656
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Color-illustrated, Self-Reliant Pilot focuses on flying small taildragger aircraft and landing them in remote and challenging terrain in wild Alaska. It displays the inspiration of flying in Alaska, defining who are the incredible pilots that fly Alaska's backcountry and showing the training necessary to become the best pilot you can be. It discusses the weather related problems of flying in Alaska and shows ways to minimize the difficulties. It also discusses the elevated aircraft accident rate in Alaska and how to substantially reduce such incidences. Self-Reliant Pilot serves as a primer for Alaskan style training. Once a pilot learns how to train according to the book, additional or new training can be carried out, without difficulty, because the pilot has already learned the foundation for training. Self-Reliant Pilot is a classical training manual because it is written in a contemporary style that is always current. As time goes forward, the strategy for training will remain the same. Seventy-five distinctive narratives in the last part of the book show general aviation topics and authenticated experiences of a skilled pilot flying Alaska's uninhabited backcountry. The narratives include the inspiration of flying Alaska's coastal mountains, glaciers, and fjords; flying and landing in Alaska's backcountry in winter on skis and in summer on Bushwheels; flying wildlife surveys and observing rare wildlife encounters.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots

Author: Jeff Van West
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118080173
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Get ready to take flight as two certified flight instructors guide you through the pilot ratings as it is done in the real world, starting with Sport Pilot training, then Private Pilot, followed by the Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, and Air Transport Pilot. They cover the skills of flight, how to master Flight Simulator, and how to use the software as a learning tool towards your pilot’s license. More advanced topics demonstrate how Flight Simulator X can be used as a continuing learning tool and how to simulate real-world emergencies.

Weekend Pilots

Author: Alan Meyer
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421418592
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In 1960, 97 percent of private pilots were men. More than half a century later, this figure has barely changed. In Weekend Pilots, Alan Meyer provides an engaging account of the post-World War II aviation community. Drawing on public records, trade association journals, newspaper accounts, and private papers and interviews, Meyer takes readers inside a white, male circle of the initiated that required exceptionally high skill levels, that celebrated facing and overcoming risk, and that encouraged fierce personal independence. The Second World War proved an important turning point in popularizing private aviation. Military flight schools and postwar GI-Bill flight training swelled the ranks of private pilots with hundreds of thousands of young, mostly middle-class men. Formal flight instruction screened and acculturated aspiring fliers to meet a masculine norm that traced its roots to prewar barnstorming and wartime combat training. After the war, the aviation community’s response to aircraft designs played a significant part in the technological development of personal planes. Meyer also considers the community of pilots outside the cockpit—from the time-honored tradition of "hangar flying" at local airports to air shows to national conventions of private fliers—to argue that almost every aspect of private aviation reinforced the message that flying was by, for, and about men. The first scholarly book to examine in detail the role of masculinity in aviation, Weekend Pilots adds new dimensions to our understanding of embedded gender and its long-term effects. -- Amy E. Foster, University of Central Florida, author of Integrating Women into the Astronaut Corps: Politics and Logistics at NASA, 1972–

Sugar Skulls Coloring Book

Author: Grace Divine
ISBN: 9781540771018
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Books in Print

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