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Your Pilot's License

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ISBN-10: 0071402853

ISBN-13: 9780071402859

Edition: 7th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Jerry A. Eichenberger

List price: $21.95
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Description:

* A "must" guide containing comprehensive and straight-to-the-point advice on current issues concerning a pilot's license--from how much it costs to regulations and requirements * Fully updated, this classic bestseller provides the all-you-need to know considerations of flight training and earning a license * Chapters cover instructor and flight schools, communications, FAQs, control techniques, international perspective, and more
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 7/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Learning to Fly
Why Should I Learn to Fly?
How Long Does It Take?
What Will I Fly?
What's the Cost of Learning to Fly?
Can the Cost Be Reduced Further?
Where Should I Learn to Fly?
What Kinds of Flight Schools Are There?
What Type of Trainer Should I Fly?
What If I Get Airsick?
What Safety Issues with Small Airplanes Should I Be Aware Of?
Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, and Glider Pilot Licenses
The Jargon of Pilots' Licenses
A Bit of History
Sport Pilot Licenses
Recreational Pilot Licenses
Glider Pilot Licenses
Instructors and Flight Schools
The Physical Exam
Choices in Flight Training
Buying Your Own Airplane
Ground Study Options
The Costs Involved
Timing Your Lessons
Instructors--Good and Bad
Judging Your Instructor
Mutual Respect
Fewer Student Pilots and the Time Problem
The Private Pilot Certificate
Student Pilot Requirements
Basic Private Pilot License Requirements
Privileges and Limitations
Staying Current
The Logbook
Legal Documents
The Airplane
Angle of Attack and Stalls
Stall Warning Devices
Thrust and Drag
Center of Gravity
Pitching the Nose Up or Down
Trim
Turning the Airplane
Wing Flaps
How the Propeller Works
In-Flight Effects of the Propeller
Using the Throttle
The Engine
The Flight Instruments
The Engine Instruments
Flying the Airplane
The Preflight Check
Getting Started in the Cockpit
Ready for Takeoff
Airspeed Control
Stalls and Stall Recovery
Other Stalls
Approaching to Land
Landing the Airplane
Weight and Balance Calculations
Control Techniques
Load and Air Density
Takeoffs
Climbs
Descents
Turns
The Typical Medium Turn
Climbing Turns
Descending Turns
Ground Reference Maneuvers
Rectangular Course
S-Turns across a Road
Turns about a Point
Not-So-Normal Landings
Flight Plans
Emergency Locator Transmitters
Emergency Instrument Procedures
Flying the Instruments
Back to Better Weather
Using the Turn Indicator
Weather
Preflight Weather Briefings
In-Flight Briefings
En Route Flight Advisory Services
In-Flight Weather Advisories
Air Pressure
Fronts and Air Masses
Dewpoints
Lapse Rates
Cloud Types
The Weather Map
Mountain Effects
Icing in Flight
The Weather Decision
VFR Navigation and Communications
VFR Weather Minimums
Right-of-Way Rules
Navigation
Obtaining a Course
Radio Aids to Navigation
Automatic Directional Finders
The Global Positioning System
Airspace Classifications
Air-to-Ground Communications
Tower Talk
Light Signals
Common Traffic Advisory Frequencies
Multicom Frequency
The Examinations
Knowledge Test
Practical Test
Glossary
Index