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101 things to do with your private pilot's license
Cook, LeRoy.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2004]

Physical Description:
xvi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TL721.4 .C66 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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* Picks up where flight training ends--shows how to get best performance using tips and tricks not taught in school

* Wide-ranging coverage includes flying with family, handling different airport types, test-flying, joining a flying club, and flying for money

* Discusses mastering advanced navigation systems and handling all types of weather

Author Notes

LeRoy Cook (Butler, MO) calls himself a lifelong aviation student. A columnist and editor for Private Pilot magazine for more than 20 years, and a flight instructor for nearly 40 years, he holds FAA Gold Seal certification for single-engine and multiengine airplanes, gliders, and instrument instruction.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Striking Out on Your Own
Chapter 1 A License to Learn
Chapter 2 Going Somewhere?
Chapter 3 Efficient Flight Planning
Chapter 4 The Flying Vacation
Chapter 5 Low-Level Flying
Chapter 6 Dodging Tall Towers
Chapter 7 The VFR Flight Plan
Chapter 8 Using GPS in the Cockpit
Part 2 Traffic and Airports
Chapter 9 Midair Menace
Chapter 10 Uncontrolled Airports
Chapter 11 Grass Strips
Chapter 12 Tower-Controlled Airports
Chapter 13 Class Charlie Airspace
Chapter 14 Class Bravo Airspace
Part 3 Weather
Chapter 15 Preflight Briefing
Chapter 16 Personal Forecasting
Chapter 17 Coping with Marginal VFR
Chapter 18 Trapped in IFR Weather
Part 4 Surviving the Seasons
Chapter 19 Wind Wisdom
Chapter 20 Thunderstorms: Summer Monsters
Chapter 21 Squall Line Encounters
Chapter 22 Managing Heat Stress
Chapter 23 Hazy Summer Days
Chapter 24 Fog, Insidious Enemy
Chapter 25 Cold, Cold Start
Chapter 26 Chiller Ice
Chapter 27 Flying Snow
Part 5 Using Your Head
Chapter 28 Go/No-Go Judgment
Chapter 29 Slow Down to Save Time
Chapter 30 Stress Management
Chapter 31 Considerate Operations
Chapter 32 Sensibility
Chapter 33 Currency
Part 6 Your Own Airplane
Chapter 34 Flying Clubs
Chapter 35 First Love
Chapter 36 Customized Checklist
Chapter 37 Test Flying an Airplane
Chapter 38 Thorough Postflight Inspection
Chapter 39 Accidents
Part 7 Going On
Chapter 40 Flight Review Due?
Chapter 41 Aerobatics
Chapter 42 Taming a Tailwheel
Chapter 43 High-Performance Checkout
Chapter 44 Flying for Money
Chapter 45 Instrument Rating -- Worthwhile?
Chapter 46 IFR Itinerary
Chapter 47 File IFR or Stay VFR
Chapter 48 Regaining IFR Currency
Chapter 49 Splashing It On
Chapter 50 Soaring Spirits
Chapter 51 Uplifting Experiences
Chapter 52 Multiengine Rating
Chapter 53 ATP Certificate