Volume 2 of The Thinking Pilot s Flight Manual carries on the widely praise, penetrating, and clear headed approach of Volume I, addressing matters of importance to pilots that ordinary flight training manuals never tough It delves into everything from the realities of making the go no go decision during the takeoff roll, nailing spot landings, which emergencies to practice, and how to take babies and kids flying It explores how we scare our passengers without realizing it, IFR training in IMC, and takes a hard look at spin training Rick Durden is one of three 2015 recipients of the Endeavor Award, honoring volunteer pilots who have made significant contributions to flying to serve the public For 25 years he has made flights in remote areas of the U.S and Central America in support of conservation He is an Airline Transport rated pilot with experience in over 200 types of airplanes, a practicing aviation attorney who has been involved in hundreds of aircraft accident cases, writer, aviation magazine editor, safety counselor, and flight instructor....
|Title||:||The Thinking Pilot's Flight Manual: Or, How to Survive Flying Little Airplanes and Have a Ball Doing It, Volume 2|
|Publisher||:||Renaissance Aviation Publishing August 28, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||310 pages|
|File Size||:||793 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Thinking Pilot's Flight Manual: Or, How to Survive Flying Little Airplanes and Have a Ball Doing It, Volume 2 Reviews
I just passed my private pilot practical with a little over 50 hours in a Cessna 172. After the flight, the DPE shook my hand and said, "Congratulations, you now have a license to learn!" (And, yes, it's a private pilot certificate.)
Seasoned hands who are in need of a brush up - or student pilots who just passed their checkride and who now need help adjusting to flying in the "real world" will get a lot of this down to earth and practical book.
Rick's first book in this series was great - very well written with good detail and broad range of subject matter ... apparently he thought of an entire nother book's worth of material after publishing the first book so he wrote another. I have equally enjoyed book No. 2 and am glad I own both of them - I find myself telling others about the "lessons" and information I have learned in his books often - great job Rick!
Having previously read Vol 1, I eagerly awaited the release of Vol 2 and was not disappointed. Written for people who flight light aircraft, Mr Durden’s writing is informative, insightful, thought provoking, and engaging. More of a collection of essays, one has the option of reading from beginning to end, or selecting an individual chapter and digging in.
Rather than being a "manual", this is more of a book of stories that teach new pilots valuable lessons and gets you thinking about different scenarios that might (will) come up during your flying liftetime. As a student pilot myself, who has been spending a lot of time reading dry textbooks in the learning process, it was nice to pick this up in the evenings and have a more casual - but no less educational - reading experience. I've already put some of the lessons to use, and there is a lot of other info banked away for future use.
This truly is a great book! I'm a lowtime private pilot (about 250h at the moment) and this is a breath of fresh air. No don't do this or don't do that, but a thoroughly balanced essay on how to improve your flying skills and safety, while at the same time taking into account the fact that we are human beings and sometimes we do like to do something fun, even is there is a slightly higher risk involved.
A really well written book for pilots by an expert flyer. It is a comprehensive overview of good techniques for handling various types of aircraft under differing, common scenarios. The author "cuts to chase" and very clearly explains what a pilot really needs and wants to know. As a former air traffic controller and licensed pilot for over 40 years, l give this book excellent marks. But, whether you are a student or ATP, current or a little rusty -- if you like to fly and want to fly well, you will greatly appreciate this richly anecdoted, superbly well-written book.