Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Learning to Fly
Title: The Complete Guide to Flight Instruction
By: Gregory Penglis
This Bay area flight instructor has taught flying to hundreds of students for more than fifteen years. He recounts his experiences at age 16 learning to fly. He then writes about his challenges teaching student pilots and the state of flying instruction in the United States. While the book is over twenty years old, his comments are still applicable to students and instructors, today. He gives excellent tips on selecting an instructor, specifics on learning take-offs and landings, taking the written examination, surviving the check ride, learning instrument flying and flying complex aircraft. He explains what really makes an airplane fly and it is not analogous to squeezing a garden hose! He also covers airspace, weather, navigation, and Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Well worth reading for anyone who wants to fly or is already flying an aircraft.
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