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More Than Enough to Start Training

  • By Jason from Concord NC USA on Friday, February 29, 2008
  • Pros: Nice Pilot Bag, Excellent Training Materials and Logbook
  • Cons: Small Print FAR/AIM
  • Review: This had more than enough information to get me started on my Private Pilot Certificate. The Pilot Handbook has been with me since day one and is great for understanding the concepts required for the FAA Knowledge Exam. The Flight Maneuvers book has come in handy now at my 5th hour flight training having reviewed items that will be required for the Practical Exam with my CFI. These two books have been thumbed through extensively. As I move along I found that the Syllabus was good for setting my expectations; however, it hasn't really been used with my CFI due to his own expectations. In addition, the training record really hasn't been used, but I may transcribe my learning into it because I may be going between flight schools. The FAA Knowledge Test Book and Software have been really easy to use and go hand in hand with the Pilot Handbook. The flight bag has been excellent with one pocket that fits my headset, another with my fuel tester and the middle for all my study materials. The only real complaint that I have is the FAR/AIM is too small and the print is very small and if you have any problems reading close up it probably would be better to purchase the ASA edition. Oh and the logbook is EXCELLENT.
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solid info and good value

  • By MRC01 from WA State on Monday, August 20, 2007
  • Review: The software is excellent - installs and runs without a hitch, and also automatically updates itself periodically (if you want it to). You can take tests in different modes, covering whatever areas you want. It explains both correct and incorrect answers. It tracks a history of all your test results so you can identify and work on your weak areas. It includes on-line printable versions of the detailed Gleim outlines and all the graphics needed to take the tests (pictures, charts, etc.).

    The books are packed with info, well organized and easy to read. The only drawback I found is that Gleim uses newsprint paper which highlighters and many pens bleed right through.
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Great Kit, Out of date FAR-AIM

  • By Lance on Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Pros: Keeps the Instructor and Student aware of current progress
  • Cons: Would love a pdf version, would pay extra for it
  • Review: The kit is great, I use it almost exclusively. Purchased on 12/28/17 I expected a 2018 FAR-AIM, but received the 2017 instead.
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Overall awesome, but nothing is ever 100% perfect

  • By Jay from Tucson AZ USA on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  • Pros: Online Pre-test and quizzes are exceptional
  • Cons: E6B and plotter could be better quality.
  • Review: The product over all is great. The online training is fantastic. The study material and books associated are good and helpful. The only thing I would like to see better is the quality of the E6B and navigation plotter. These products are good for practice, but not long term use. I would also suggest a Sectional training manual. To really get in depth with how to accurately interpret, use and understand the sectional charts.
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The material is very complete and at times confusing, but worth every cent I paid

  • By Richard from Southport NC USA on Thursday, October 25, 2007
  • Pros: A lot ot information
  • Cons: The information flow is a bit bumpy at times.
  • Review: There is a lot on information provided in all the materal. I can't imanage anyone being able to retain it all. I'm reading it all and consider the entire package excellent. It's all there and will help my become a good safe pilot. Thank you.
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Hope I can get through it all...

  • By Paul from Philadelphia PA USA on Friday, January 21, 2011
  • Pros: Comprehensive
  • Cons: Not enough photos
  • Review: Lots of info to be learned. Lord only knows how long it will take!
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Definitely covers the material

  • By John from South Williamsport PA USA on Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • Pros: Very thorough
  • Cons: Too many books to try to study
  • Review: Well worth the money, however at times becomes overwhelming ,due to so many books to study from and try to retain the required information.
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