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Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes

Ron Fowler

248 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc

Many pilots resign themselves to imperfect takeoffs and landings merely because they don't realize that even the pros must work at each of these critical phases of flight. Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes shows pilots how to develop total awareness for the situation, the airplane, and the self-and to convert that awareness into perfect takeoffs and landings. The detailed yet easy-to-follow steps given here ensure pilots have the knowledge they need to go beyond rote-learned reactions and develop excellent flying skills.

Each chapter defines a specific takeoff or landing situation and the set of characteristics unique to it. Fowler presents the methods-and the logic behind the methods-that allow the pilot to master techniques key to normal takeoffs and landings, crosswind procedures, short- and soft-field operations, night procedures, critical landing situations, slips, tailwheel operations, and more. The tips and techniques shared here are useful to the typical rated private pilot, yet the book addresses the needs of the solo student pilot, to the thousand-hour pilot and the flight instructor as well.

Originally published as two separate books, this newly-combined edition now brings together comprehensive instruction on going up and coming back down. The author's easy, conversational approach to teaching speaks to all pilots who thrive on the personal challenge of striving for excellence.

Author Bio
Ron Fowler holds a Gold Seal Flight Certificate, and has over 12,000 hours as a Certified Flight Instructor and nearly 30 years of experience. He has written numerous books, such as Flying the Commercial Flight Test, Preflight Planning, and Lessons from the Logbook, and articles for national publications such as Plane & Pilot and Private Pilot magazines.