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The complete private pilot
Gardner, Bob, 1928-
Personal Author:
Ninth edition.
Publication Information:
Newcastle, Wash. : Aviation Supplies & Academics, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

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TL721.4 .G34 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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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.

Author Notes

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.

Table of Contents

Richard Taylor
Forewordp. v
Getting Startedp. vii
Lesson 1 Basic Aerodynamicsp. 1
Review Questionsp. 25
Lesson 2 Aircraft Systemsp. 1
Review Questionsp. 17
Lesson 3 Flight Instrumentsp. 1
Review Questionsp. 13
Lesson 4 Regulationsp. 1
Review Questionsp. 21
Lesson 5 Procedures and Airport Operationsp. 1
Review Questionsp. 28
Lesson 6 Weatherp. 1
Review Questionsp. 14
Lesson 7 Weather Servicesp. 1
Review Questionsp. 22
Lesson 8 Aircraft Performancep. 1
Review Questionsp. 21
Lesson 9 En Route Flightp. 1
Review Questionsp. 24
Lesson 10 Navigationp. 1
Review Questionsp. 18
Lesson 11 Communication Proceduresp. 1
Review Questionsp. 26
Lesson 12 Putting it All Togetherp. 1
Appendix A Glossaryp. A-1
Appendix B Airport/Facility Directory Legendp. B-1
Appendix C A/FD Excerptsp. C-1
Appendix D Full-Color Illustrationsp. D-1
Indexp. I-1