Beyond Flight Training
Adventures and opportunities for the newly certificated pilot
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc
Earning the FAA Private Pilot license is a great achievement—now, expand your initial training to go Beyond Flight Training.
The real excitement begins when the flight instructor lets go of your hand and you’re left to set your own goals and create your own motivations. This book, Beyond Flight Training, is packed with new ways to sharpen your skills and make every flying hour a rewarding experience.
Veteran pilot and instructor LeRoy Cook shows you what lies beyond flight school. In these pages, he’ll guide you into areas of aviation your instructors might not have mentioned. Things like planning your first cross-country flying vacation…or sharpening your weather forecasting skills…or pursuing advanced endorsements and ratings.
Beyond Flight Training will show you how to:
• Grow as a pilot, beyond the checkride
• Purchase your first airplane
• Test-hop a new or rebuilt plane
• Organize or join a flying club
• Handle unfamiliar airports and airspace, not seen in training
• Take care of family and first-time passengers
• Cope with the changing seasons and marginal weather
• Upgrade to specialized flying, like high-performance, complex, tailwheel and aerobatic aircraft.
• Prepare for advanced pilot certifications
In print for more than 30 years, this 4th Edition of Beyond Flight Training (previously published as "101 Things To Do With Your Private License") is packed with new ways to sharpen your skills and make every flying hour rewarding.
LeRoy Cook chose to become a lifelong student of aviation in his early years, catching the fever during the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of powered flight in 1953. He determined to learn and share as much of aviation as he could, and is still exploring flight 50-plus years later. His career as an aviation writer began in 1970; he had been a flight instructor since 1965 and wanted to reach a wider audience through aviation publications. His book, "101 Things to Do with your Private License" was first published in 1985 by McGraw Hill. He co-authored "American Aviation, An Illustrated History" (also by McGraw Hill), and has contributed to other books over the years, as well as magazine columns and journals. A lifelong resident of western Missouri, Cook is married with three children and continues teaching others about flying on a daily basis.