Learning to fly may seem intimidating to a beginner pilot. From studying aviation regulations and aerodynamics to understanding what goes into making the engine go around, there’s much information to absorb.
Flying doesn’t require brain surgery – all it needs is dedication, practice, and determination! Here are a few books to get your journey underway more comfortably.
Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying by Wolfgang Langewiesche
Back when aviation first began, pilots used only sticks and rudders for control of flight (up, down, and roll), and no computer panels; just their senses and touch to fly a balanced flight that didn’t stress out their aircraft too much – something Langewiesche famously studied and wrote about in his classic book.
Stick and Rudder is not designed to teach anyone to fly; rather it offers an analysis of what a pilot actually does when flying and why. When published for the first time in 1944, Stick and Rudder became one of the first-ever attempts at an exact analysis of flying art; today, it remains in print as an indispensable resource for students, flight instructors, and pilots.
Olive is a nurse who is afraid of flying, yet when she witnesses a medical emergency, she jumps to action and saves the day despite her fear. While her success bolsters her confidence, it also threatens Sam – her kindred spirit whose anxiety stems from childhood bullying – as they go through an intensive summer program designed for elite performers and athletes with anxiety issues, where they learn to trust one another and work together eventually despite rocky starts or shouting matches between themselves but ultimately find themselves on one page.
Say Again Please: Guide to Radio Communications by Bob Gardner
As people become familiar with using phones, new pilots may become intimidated when talking to air traffic control. This book takes the mystery out of pilot-to-controller dialogue by explaining how the system operates and providing examples that demonstrate appropriate communication for different classes of airspace.
Author Bob Gardner, an aviation instructor and designated pilot examiner, draws upon his years of experience to present this comprehensive guide on radio communications for aviation students. He discusses how to effectively interact with ATIS controllers, ground, clearance delivery controllers, tower controllers, approach, departure, and center controllers, as well as UNICOM controllers, detailing appropriate terminology and protocol in each scenario. Furthermore, this book describes various aircraft types along with how to properly request ATC clearance in VFR or IFR operations and emergencies.
Additionally, this book comes with a CD that provides listeners with all of the example transmissions on home or car stereo systems. Furthermore, this CD includes transcripts for each audio review, making it easy for people to review this material, whether reading the book or listening to its audio evaluation.
This seventh edition adds several valuable new chapters and updates, such as discussions on communication etiquette rules, radio equipment terminology, and emergencies. There are also comprehensive descriptions of VFR and IFR communications and clearances, as well as a brief overview of FAA communication devices with their functions and an FAA shortcut for copying permits.
This engaging writing style provides you with all the information necessary for comfortable aviation radio usage, whether flying with friends, practicing alone at an airport or flying commercial aircraft. This book is designed to help you sound like a pro when communicating in English as a second language (ESL). Additionally, the companion ASA Communications Trainer software offers a convenient way to develop aviation communication skills on your PC both before each flight and between them. PC or Mac compatible. System requirements: 166MHz processor or PowerPC with 32MB minimum RAM requirement and 800×600 SVGA video adapter and monitor (Mac display supporting thousands of colors), 4-speed CD-ROM drive, and mouse are necessary.
The Pilot’s Companion: A Pilot’s Guide to Navigating the Airspace
Learning to fly may seem like a daunting challenge, from understanding aerodynamics and air traffic control procedures to mastering the art of flying an airplane. Luckily, there are books available that can give budding pilots all of the knowledge necessary for taking their first flight lesson.
Practically anyone can learn to fly a light plane. The basics are straightforward, and most will become solo pilots within 10-15 hours after taking their initial lesson. However, learning the intricacies of air traffic control and aircraft systems, as well as landing under adverse weather conditions, is more challenging; this book helps people grasp these concepts through clear writing and valuable diagrams.
Many dream of becoming pilots, yet many assume the undertaking will be too expensive and complex to attain. This book dispels the notion that aviation training is inaccessible while providing readers with guidance to make it a reality.
Rupa Publications has published an inspiring book featuring 18 speeches delivered by late Indian President A.P.J Abdul Kalam that serve as powerful life lessons to the youth. These inspiring reads by Rupa Publications teach readers the value of hard work, dedication, and perseverance while also emphasizing learning from failure and becoming resilient against future difficulties. Furthermore, this text also covers various aspects of aviation history and its future potential.