“There are always better, if not ‘new’ ways to communicate aviation information...that’s what Bob Gardner has accomplished with The Complete Private Pilot.” — 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, and links to helpful internet resources for weather charts, flight planning information, and more. This practical application of the FAA Knowledge Exam is not available in any other book!
The Complete Private Pilot works as a companion textbook to ASA’s Private Pilot Virtual Test Prep DVD Ground School. An integrated Flight/Ground Syllabus for both Part 141 and 61 programs is also available to accompany the textbook.
Robert Gardner (1928–2021) began his flying career in Alaska in 1960 while in the U.S. Coast Guard. By 1966, Bob earned his Private Land and Sea, Commercial, Instrument, Instructor, CFII and MEL. Over the next 16 years, he was an instructor, charter pilot, designated examiner, corporate and freight captain, and director of ASA Ground Schools.
Bob held an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Single-Engine and Multi-Engine Land ratings; a CFI certificate with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings; and a Ground Instructor’s Certificate with advanced and Instrument ratings. In addition, Bob was a Gold Seal Flight Instructor and was recognized as a Flight Instructor of the Year in Washington State. To top off this impressive list of accomplishments, Bob was also a well-known author, journalist, airshow lecturer and long-admired member of the aviation community.
Page Count: 400
ISBN Number: 978-1-64425-037-2
Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.75 inches
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Date Published: 2020