The Pilot's Manual: Flight School
How to fly your airplane through all the maneuvers required for certification
The Pilot’s Manual Editorial Board
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc
Time is money in an airplane and with an instructor. Effective for both preflight learning and post-flight briefings, Flight School will benefit flight instructors with better-prepared students, and students will benefit from more progress in their flight training.
The Pilot’s Manual: Flight School covers all the tasks for the FAA Practical Exam for the Private and Commercial certificates. With text supported by more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, students gain both a theoretical and operational understanding of the tasks. In addition to covering all the maneuvers required for the checkride, this textbook also prepares readers for the student pilot milestones: first solo, cross-country flying, instrument flight, and night flying.
The appendix provides a comprehensive airplane checkout review, which readers can use to prepare for transitioning to a new airplane type, insurance applications, or the Flight Review. This book makes it easy for students to learn the maneuvers before taking to the air, so their time spent in the airplane with an instructor is dedicated to practice.
This book is part of The Pilot’s Manual Series, used by leading universities as their standard classroom texts. Also available in the series:
Ground School—Aeronautical knowledge required for Private and Commercial pilots
Instrument Flying—Aeronautical knowledge and skill required for the Instrument Rating
Multi-Engine Flying—Aeronautical knowledge required to earn a Multi-Engine Rating
Access to Flight—An integrated Private Certificate and Instrument Rating curriculum
Airline Transport Pilot—Complete ATP certification training program
The Pilot's Manual Editorial Board at ASA, Inc. consists of David Robson as the chief editor of the entire "The Pilot's Manual" series, and specifically for "The Pilot's Manual: Access to Flight" the co-chief editors are David Robson and Paul Craig. Also on the board for the Series are Paul Bertorelli, Richard Coffey, Dr. Dale DeRemer, Sean Elliott, Craig Kilcourse, Jeanne MacPherson, Dennis Newton, Dr. Phil Poynor, Barry Schiff, Warren Smith, Jackie Spanitz, Richard Taylor, Dr. Jacqueline Waide, Dr. Mike Wiggins, Tom Wild. Following are individual biographies for the main editors:
David Robson is a career aviator having been nurtured on balsa wood, dope (the legal kind) and tissue paper, and currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with instructor ratings. He served as a fighter pilot and test pilot for the Royal Australian Air Force, completed a tour in Vietnam as a forward air controller flying the USAF O-2A, and was a member of the Mirage formation aerobatic team, the Deltas. After retiring from the Air Force, he became a civilian instructor and lecturer for the Australian Aviation College, and editor for Aviation Safety Digest, which won the Flight Safety Foundation's international award. He was awarded the Australian Aviation Safety Foundation's Certificate of Air Safety.
Paul A. Craig is a Professor of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University. He earned a Doctor of Education degree, holds the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, and the Gold Seal Flight Instructor Certificate for Instrument, Multiengine, and Seaplane. Craig is the author of numerous books, curriculum and journal articles on flight training and air safety. He is a two-time FAA District Flight Instructor of the Year and frequent speaker at pilot seminars. Craig worked with NASA on research pertaining to flight training in Technically Advanced Aircraft and won the 2005 NASA "Turning Goals into Reality" award. Craig won the 2004 University Aviation Association's Wheatley Award given yearly since the 1960s to the nation's most outstanding aviation educator. Craig is an active FAA Check Instructor, and has worked as a consultant and curriculum for Cirrus Design.