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The Complete Private Pilot

"...a bedrock book in your aviation library."Richard Taylor, from the Foreword

This textbook is for anyone interested in pursuing and obtaining a Private Pilot, Sport Pilot or Recreational Pilot certificate. The author, a long-admired member of the aviation community, explains in a friendly, readable style and comprehensively covers all the details involved in the adventure of becoming a pilot and learning to fly.

An FAA Knowledge Exam is required to earn a Private Pilot certificate. Using the FAA exam as the premise for learning, Bob Gardner applies practical information so readers are not only prepared for the test, but also for the cockpit. He augments the required aeronautical knowledge by giving specific tips and techniques, checklists and mnemonic devices, and sound advice from personal experience. A full-color example of a sectional chart is provided inside for use with the many interactive exercises throughout the text. Each chapter concludes with review questions similar to the type found on the FAA test. A comprehensive glossary and index are included. This practical application of the FAA Knowledge Exam is not available in any other book!

With Gardner's approachable yet concise writing style, readers are able to quickly grasp the subjects, pass the required tests and checkrides, and gain an operational understanding of flight they can take straight to the cockpit.

The Complete Private Pilot works as a companion textbook to ASA's Virtual Test Prep DVD course for Private Pilot. An integrated Flight/Ground Syllabus for both Part 141 and 61 programs is also available to accompany the textbook.

Foreword by Richard Taylor. Softcover, glossary and index included, 392 pages, illustrated.

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12th Edition, Published February 2016
Soft cover, 8.25" x 10.75", 392 pages


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Good Review for returning pilots
by A Customer from Portland OR USA 

Pros: A good voerview and practice of what is needed to fly well
Cons: Short on some of the problems on navigation and flight planning
Review: I did purchased this book to bring me up to date on changes that have happen since I have stop flying.For that it does a good job. For its intended purpose it appears to do a good job as well. Nicely written. Short on flight planning instruments problems which I would of like to see more. Times have changed. Glass cockpit. GPS.
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Monday, October 25, 2010
by Ronald from clarks summit PA USA 
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
It is a very good book for first time pilots
by Luann from East Patchogue NY USA 

Review: Met my expectations, very informative and easy to read and understand.
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Friday, July 17, 2009
There are better ones out there.
by Cap'n Wally from Carlsbad NM USA 

Pros: Some of the text was fresh and contained ideas and facts not seen in other textbooks.
Cons: Could have been more thoroughly proof read.
Review: The book was just adequate for use in our ground school. Too many of the illustrations were simple line drawings. Particularly, the airspace illustrations should have been easier to interpret and, perhaps been combined. Too many of them were simply copied from the AIM and only in black and white. There were multiple errors in the text. Example: on page 4-4 Mr. Gardner states that a student pilot "cannot log pilot in command time because they are not yet rated in any kind of aircraft". This differs somewhat from FAR 61.51(e)(4) which states that a student pilot may log PIC time. Another (page 5-17) states that you must get a SVFR authorization through a FSS. One may get it from center or tower or ground control, or,.... but you get the picture. The only color illustrations were in appendix D and a sample sectional chart, plus some airport signs, at the very back of the book. A less congested chart would have been less confusing to the students.
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Friday, April 03, 2009
A good read for an engineering student
by Kim P from Prattville AL USA 

Pros: Up to date.
Review: I bought this book for my son who is an engineering student. He wants to learn to fly and after reviewing several intro books on flying, I selected this book. Quite a few things have changed since I learned 20 years ago. The book is up to date with all the changes. I have to make my son leave the book at home to keep him from studying it and neglecting his college curriculum.
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