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Flying Training

 

The Private Pilot’s Licence Course

Six volumes of essential background reading for pilots training for the PPL. Volume 1 describes in detail the process of flying training, from a no-knowledge base to the attainment of a pilot’s license. Subsequent volumes deal with specific areas of training and required study. The Questions & Answers revision guide will help familiarise students with the range and style of the CAA written examination papers.

 

Vol 1: Flying Training / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

 

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Vol 2: Air Law, Operational Procedures, Communications / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

 

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Vol 3: Navigation & Meteorology / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

 

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Vol 4: Principles of Flight Aircraft: General Knowledge, Flight Performance and Planning / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

 

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Vol 5: Human Factors & Flight Safety / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

 

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PPL Course: Questions & Answers for the PPL Course / Ed Various / UK Readers

 

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Confident Flying: A Pilot Upgrade  / Richard L. Collins & Patrick E. Bradley / UK Readers

Maintaining and improving pilot skills is a process, not an event, and depends to a great extent on self-examination and self-criticism. Reflective insight is the starting point for this book’s programme of risk management, good decision making and sound judgement. Special attention is paid to high-risk situations.

 

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Multi-Engine Flying / Paul Craig / UK Readers

A guide for those making the transition from single engine to multi-engine flying. The book progresses from first-time experience to advanced ratings, covering aerodynamics, systems and emergency procedures.

 

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The Complete Multi-Engine Pilot / Bob Gardner / UK Readers

Explains the laws that govern multi-engine flight and the fundamentals of flying multi-engined aircraft. A well illustrated and readable introduction to the subject.

 

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Aerobatics

 

Aerobatics - Principles and Practice / David Robson / UK Readers

The basic manoeuvres and techniques of aerobatics are explained in simple terms. The author is enthusiastic about the joys of aerobatic flight but encourages aspirant pilots fully to understand the effects of manoeuvring flight on airframes and on human physiology.

 

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Basic Aerobatics / Geza Szurovy & Mike Goulian / UK Readers

A useful primer for the apprentice aerobatic pilot from a pair of champion competitors. And see Advanced Aerobatics from the same team, below.

 

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Aerobatics / Neil Williams / UK Readers

Twelve-times British Aerobatics Champion Neil Williams takes the reader on a journey from the first tentative steps towards aircraft manoeuvres to the level of knowledge required to compete at international level. Somewhat outdated in parts, but a fascinating read with good anecdotal material.

 

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Advanced Aerobatics / Geza Szurovy & Mike Goulian / UK Readers

The logical progression from Basic Aerobatics by the same authors, Advanced Aerobatics presents easily absorbed step-by-step lessons that cover specific advanced aerobatic manoeuvres. Each manoeuvre is given its own chapter, with sequential cockpit-view photographs and detailed graphics.

 

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Meteorology

The Weather Handbook / Alan Watts / UK Readers

A good, if somewhat over-scientific, general introduction to weather, weather systems and the factors that influence climate.

 

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Aviation Weather / Peter F Phillips / UK Readers

From aviation publishers Jeppesen, this title succeeds in cutting through the plethora of dull information to present a useful and practical source on weather for the pilot, in succinct and well thought-out formats.

 

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Pilot's Weather / Brian Cosgrove / UK Readers

The Commonsense Approach to Meteorology. A useful guide for pilots of all levels of experience, not least because of the use of colour photographs to illustrate atmospheric conditions.

 

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Meteorology For Pilots / Mike Wickson / UK Readers

A textbook for pilots on how do understand weather forecasts and how to make their own weather predictions. Helpful in explaining the meteorological requirements for JAR compliance and through discussion of the implications of global warming and the El Nino effect.

 

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ATC and Weather / Richard L Collins / UK Readers

Mastering the Systems. Understanding and extracting information from weather and Air Traffic Control systems is crucial to aviation safety. Readers are taken through popular misconceptions, provided with sound advice and given precise examples for improvement. The role of ATC in the context of winds and storms, and the proper piloting decisions, are explained.

 

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Radar & Satellite Weather Interpretation for Pilots / Marin Faure / UK Readers

Modern technology provides pilots with a wealth of information to assist with flight planning and life-saving decision making. This title gives in-depth coverage of radar and satellite systems and the interpretation of radar and satellite images through images and clear text.

 

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Fair-Weather Flying / Richard Taylor / UK Readers

For VFR Pilots Who Want to Improve Their Skills and Flying Enjoyment. Pilots and students operating under Visual Flight Rules are guided through progressively more difficult situations. This is the first in our selection of titles that deal with escalating deterioration of weather conditions.

 

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Weather Flying / Robert Buck / UK Readers

A classic and a recipient of the Flight Safety Foundation’s Publications Award. Robert Buck explores weather research, flight forecasting techniques, flight weather services and avoidance and survival in the face of adverse conditions.

 

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Severe Weather Flying / Dennis Newton / UK Readers

Dennis Newton’s book focuses on the risks and hazards of severe weather. Detection, avoidance and the principles that pilots should understand to cope with different climatic conditions are discussed, together with the effects of lightning, icing and wind shear.

 

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Thunderstorms and Airplanes / Richard L Collins / UK Readers

The Complete Book on Flying in Thunderstorm Country. As climate change gathers speed, more and more regions are becoming prone to sudden and severe thunderstorms. Thunderstorms and Airplanes explains the why, when and where thunderstorms happen and what steps pilots should take to avoid risk.

 

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Aircraft Icing / Terry Lankford / UK Readers

Aircraft icing is a very specific hazard and this book should be required reading for every pilot. Terry Lankford identifies the different ground and airborne icing types and gives guidance for VFR and IFR pilots in both high– and low-level flight situations.

 

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Aircraft Guides

A selection of guides for the most popular light aircraft from the author of the Private Pilot’s Licence Course (see above). More manuals will be added as the Bookshop develops.

 

Cessna 150 Pilot's Aircraft Guide / Jeremy Pratt  / UK Readers

 

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Cessna 152 Pilot's Aircraft Guide / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

 

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Cessna 172 Pilot's Aircraft Guide / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

 

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Piper PA-28 Cherokee Aircraft Guide / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

 

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Piper PA-28 Warrior: A Pilot's Guide / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

 

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Piper PA-28 Tomahawk: A Pilot's Guide / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

 

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Aviation Medicine

 

Aviation Medicine / Ed Ernsting & King / UK Readers

An updated Fourth Edition of this established title, the recommended text for those studying for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. Reviews current knowledge in medicine, physiology and behavioural sciences in the context of the environments faced by aircrew.

 

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Basic Flight Physiology / Richard O Reinhart / UK Readers

Flying imposes unique physiological and psychological strains on pilots and aircrew and an understanding of these factors is key to aviation safety — 70%-80% of flight accidents are linked to pilot error. This comprehensive volume ranges from anticipation of and compensation for adverse effects, to flight fitness, diet and exercise, to the risks involved with medication, alcohol, caffeine and recreational drugs. This definitive text is now updated and expanded.

 

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Flight Stress: Stress, Fatigue & Performance in Aviation / A Stokes /K Kite / UK Readers

Applies current knowledge of stress and fatigue to flight situations. Provides a foundation of theory to consider and ameliorate the effects of stress and fatigue in aviation.

 

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Human Performance and Limitations in Aviation / Campbell / Bagshaw / UK Readers

Re-written to take account of the European JAR syllabus, revised in 1999. Trainee pilots, both private and commercial, are required to understand the physiological and psychological effects of flying. This book helps reduce the risks of flying and helps pilots maintain essential personal fitness.

 

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