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Author Gardner, Bob, 1928-

Title The complete private pilot / Bob Gardner.

Imprint Newcastle, Wash. : Aviation Supplies & Academics, c2011.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    629.1325 GAR 2011    Staff Reported Missing
Edition 11th ed.
Description 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Series The complete pilot series
Complete pilot series.
Note Includes index.
Contents Basic aerodynamics -- Aircraft systems -- Flight instruments -- Regulations -- Procedures and airport operations -- Weather -- Weather services -- Aircraft performance -- En route flight -- Navigation -- Communication procedures -- Putting it all together -- Appendix A: glossary -- Appendix B: airport/facility directory legend -- Appendix C: A/FD excerpts -- Appendix D: full-color illustrations.
Summary "Prospective pilots are offered a thorough understanding of flying fundamentals as well as the aeronautical knowledge needed to earn a private-pilot certificate in this guide to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Exams. Topics such as basic aerodynamics, flight instruments, communication procedures, and weather are discussed and augmented with checklists, mnemonic devices, specific tips, and special learning techniques that help students quickly grasp the information, pass the required tests and checkrides, and have an operational and practical understanding of the private-pilot certificate. Each chapter concludes with sample questions taken directly from FAA exams"-- Provided by publisher.
"Taking and passing an FAA Knowledge Exam is required for earning the Private Pilot, Sport Pilot, and Recreational Pilot certificates. Using the FAA exam as the premise for learning, Gardner applies practical information so readers are not only prepared for the tests, 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 foldout example of a sectional chart is provided inside the back cover for use with the numerous interactive exercises throughout the book. Each chapter lists useful aviation website links, and concludes with sample questions taken directly from the FAA tests. A comprehensive glossary and index are included as well. Included throughout the book are internet links for weather charts, flight planning, etc., and a color section shows examples of online weather sources and more. This new 11th edition also incorporates the FAA's latest initiative, the "FITS" (FAA/Industry Training Standards), including scenario-based training, single-pilot resource management, and learner-centered grading. With Gardner's approachable yet concise writing style, readers are able to quickly grasp the subjects, pass the required tests and checkrides, and gain an operational understanding of flight they can take straight to the cockpit. The Complete Private Pilot works as a companion textbook to ASA's Virtual Test Prep DVD course for Private Pilot. An integrated Flight/Ground Syllabus for both Part 141 and 61 programs is also available to accompany the textbook. Foreword by Richard Taylor"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Private flying.
Airplanes -- Piloting.
ISBN 9781560277811 (pbk.)
1560277815 (pbk.)

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