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This 126-page book is the essential guide to becoming a better pilot, paying the least, getting the most, and finishing as quickly as possible. Includes sections on Becoming a Better Pilot, Ground & Flight Instruction Tips, and Earning Certificates & Ratings.

What's Inside This Book?

Beginnings: Getting started & advice to new pilots - How to select a Flight Instructor - Getting into the Airlines - Advice to Veterans - Introduction to Radio Communications

Becoming a Better Pilot: The 15 things you must know - Performance Anxiety - Characteristics of Successful Pilots - Discipline & Safe Choices - In Flight Breakup - Seconds to Live - Flight Reviews - Wings

Ground & Flight Instruction: Getting what you pay for - How to Save Money - Being the best student - How to interact with your CFI in the air - How to interact with your CFI during ground training - Becoming a CFI

Earning Certificates & Ratings: IFR Training in a twin - What you fly matters - Checkrides - After the Private - After the Instrument Rating - Training Programs - Training with fellow student

Other: Personal Minimums Checklist - Metric Conversions - Aviation Mnemonics - Rules of Thumb - Intercept Signals

Published 2007.

About the author: Darren Smith is a seasoned, Airline Transport-rated Fixed wing & Helicopter Pilot who has flown over 50 different aircraft models. He is a Gold Seal, Certificated Flight Instructor with Seaplane, Helicopter (H), Instrument (CFII) & Multi-Engine (MEI) privileges. He holds the FAA Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor certificate (AGI/IGI). He is an FAA Aviation Safety Counselor for the Tampa FAA Flight Standards District Office and conducts Aviation Safety Programs not only in the Tampa Bay area but nationwide. Darren is designated as a Master Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors. Less than 1/2% of the nation's instructors have earned this designation. He is one of only six instructors nationwide who holds both the Master Flight Instructor as well as Master Ground Instructor designations.

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This 126-page book is the essential guide to becoming a better pilot, paying the least, getting the most, and finishing as quickly as possible. Includes sections on Becoming a Better Pilot, Ground & Flight Instruction Tips, and Earning Certificates & Ratings.

What's Inside This Book?

Beginnings: Getting started & advice to new pilots - How to select a Flight Instructor - Getting into the Airlines - Advice to Veterans - Introduction to Radio Communications

Becoming a Better Pilot: The 15 things you must know - Performance Anxiety - Characteristics of Successful Pilots - Discipline & Safe Choices - In Flight Breakup - Seconds to Live - Flight Reviews - Wings

Ground & Flight Instruction: Getting what you pay for - How to Save Money - Being the best student - How to interact with your CFI in the air - How to interact with your CFI during ground training - Becoming a CFI

Earning Certificates & Ratings: IFR Training in a twin - What you fly matters - Checkrides - After the Private - After the Instrument Rating - Training Programs - Training with fellow student

Other: Personal Minimums Checklist - Metric Conversions - Aviation Mnemonics - Rules of Thumb - Intercept Signals

Published 2007.

About the author: Darren Smith is a seasoned, Airline Transport-rated Fixed wing & Helicopter Pilot who has flown over 50 different aircraft models. He is a Gold Seal, Certificated Flight Instructor with Seaplane, Helicopter (H), Instrument (CFII) & Multi-Engine (MEI) privileges. He holds the FAA Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor certificate (AGI/IGI). He is an FAA Aviation Safety Counselor for the Tampa FAA Flight Standards District Office and conducts Aviation Safety Programs not only in the Tampa Bay area but nationwide. Darren is designated as a Master Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors. Less than 1/2% of the nation's instructors have earned this designation. He is one of only six instructors nationwide who holds both the Master Flight Instructor as well as Master Ground Instructor designations.

 

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Save your dollars, go buy an instructor a cup of coffee instead

  • By Kevin from Santa Rosa CA USA on Monday, May 18, 2015
  • Pros: Accurately portrays a few issues to watch for, recommends a syllabus.
  • Review: Seriously save your money and go visit your local FBO and ask an instructor for a few words of wisdom, you'll develop a relationship and get the same answers in under 10 minutes. The book does give a few types of instructors to avoid or keep on track by knowing their game. It also prompts you to buy a syllabus and hold an instructor to it as best possible. A final word of caution, this book appears to be a compilation of website FAQ's which are repetitive in nature and geared towards the individual who already has a bit of aviation vocabulary.

I saved $1000 by page 10

  • By Glenn Wilson from Yorkshire, UK on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
  • Pros: Practical Advice, Flight Bag Sized
  • Review: This book saved me $1000 by page 10. This book was easy to read, in fact I couldn't put it down and read it straight through. It was full of wisdom that I've found myself going back to from time to time. It doesn't waste your time -- gets right to the point.

Save your dollars, go buy an instructor a cup of coffee instead

  • By Kevin from Santa Rosa CA USA on Monday, May 18, 2015
  • Pros: Accurately portrays a few issues to watch for, recommends a syllabus.
  • Cons: Repetetive piece-meal copied and pasted FAQ's from a website with some dialogue.
  • Review: Seriously save your money and go visit your local FBO and ask an instructor for a few words of wisdom, you'll develop a relationship and get the same answers in under 10 minutes. The book does give a few types of instructors to avoid or keep on track by knowing their game. It also prompts you to buy a syllabus and hold an instructor to it as best possible. A final word of caution, this book appears to be a compilation of website FAQ's which are repetitive in nature and geared towards the individual who already has a bit of aviation vocabulary.
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I saved $1000 by page 10

  • By Glenn Wilson from Yorkshire, UK on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
  • Pros: Practical Advice, Flight Bag Sized
  • Cons: Wish it were double the size
  • Review: This book saved me $1000 by page 10. This book was easy to read, in fact I couldn't put it down and read it straight through. It was full of wisdom that I've found myself going back to from time to time. It doesn't waste your time -- gets right to the point.
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