Reviews for Jeppesen GFD Private Pilot Kit - Part 61

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wish it had review questions/study guide for written test.

  • By peter from Laramie WY USA on Thursday, July 09, 2015
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  • Cons: main manual is schitzophrenic
  • Review: i read a 1970's Jepesson manual that was much easier for me to read than the current version. I passed written when 15 years old, and had less trouble with that manual than current Jeppeson manual. so i have read 3 manuals total, and find the current Jep manual in this kit is the least to my liking for ease of reading.
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Pretty pictures, minimal information, not geared toward a learner

  • By Rocky G from Madison WI USA on Wednesday, March 12, 2008
  • Pros: Appealing look to a young teenager
  • Cons: Minimal info that is needed, not presented in a way that induces learning
  • Review: The Jeppesen Private pilot Manual is full of pictures, but most are there for the "look of the book" instead of for teaching. Its presentation (look) is geared to the 10th grade level. More thought (and space) to the printed text with the learner in mind, would have made this a better book. I recommend Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook instead (discovered at the library). It is written in such a way that you will learn (and truly understand) the material automatically by virtue of reading it. Concepts are clearly explained rather than just being there for you to memorize while scratching your head. The Jeppesen is presented in a "here, memorize this, and look at this pretty but unhelpful picture." Machado's book is also about 1/2 the price of the Jeppesen.
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