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ASA continues to expand it's list of titles available for the Amazon Kindle. If you are preparing for a checkride, seeking reference materials, or just looking for a good book to do some hangar flying, visit the Kindle Store at Amazon and add some great ASA titles to your library.

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Practical Guide to the Private Pilot Checkride

Practical Guide to the Private Pilot Checkride

Clarifies in “plain language” exactly what private pilot applicants must know and demonstrate during the oral portion of the FAA Practical Exam, eliminating any surprise about examiner expectations.


Notes on the Tailwheel Checkout and an Introduction to Ski Flying

Notes on the Tailwheel Checkout and an Introduction to Ski Flying

Author Burke Mees provides valuable commentary on the finer points of flying these special types of aircraft, and insights about the learning process that will help prepare students for flight training in these airplanes.


Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip

Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip

This book goes beyond the requirements of flight training and delivers sage advice from real pilots, for student and professional aviators alike, about how to be true leaders.


Buying and Owning Your Own Airplane

If you’ve been flirting with the idea of purchasing a private plane, this book will provide you with the knowledge to make that dream become a reality.


Practical Guide to the CFI Checkride

Clarifies in “plain language” exactly what flight instructor applicants must know and demonstrate during the oral portion of the FAA Practical Exam, eliminating any surprise about examiner expectations.


Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms

Fifth Edition. An essential dictionary for everyone in the industry, with more than 11,000 aviation terms, acronyms, and phrases supported by encyclopedia-style definitions.


Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes

Learn how to develop total awareness for the situation, the airplane, and the self—and to convert that awareness into perfect takeoffs and landings.


Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane

This is the captivating inside story of the making of a pilot. Well-known and respected author Greg Brown shares the journey of life’s skies as he matures from fledgling to seasoned aviator, encountering aerial adventure and colorful characters all along the way. A great read for anyone—not just pilots! This exceptional collection of flying stories is one ride that should not be missed.


Takeoffs and Landings: The Crucial Maneuvers & Everything in Between

Collins’ classic text provides expert, flight-tested techniques pilots need in these critical phases of flight, in every contingency of arrival and departure, VFR and IFR, single and twin, tricycle gear and taildragger. Now back in print, this revived aviation classic is about the realities of flying into and out of an airport, the practical matters of taking off and landing safely and skillfully, every time.


Dream Aircraft: The Most Fascinating Airplanes I've Ever Flown

From the North American P-51 Mustang, to the "Spirit of St. Louis," and even NASA’s Space Shuttle, this spectacular collection examines who’s who and how-to on some of the most incredible aircraft ever developed. Focusing on the unique aspects and performance characteristics of 32 aircraft—including the Culver Cadet, Transavia Airtruk, Saab Safari, and DeHavilland Chipmunk—each chapter brings the planes to life by describing exactly how it feels to be behind the controls. Historical and personal anecdotes further illustrate how diverse the field of aviation is and how far it’s come since the days of the Wright brothers.


The Golden Years of Flying: As We Remember: Frontier Airlines 1946-1986

Recording the legacy of flying the DC-3 in the Rocky Mountains with Frontier Airlines, this historical narrative captures the stories of the pilots who flew from 1946 to 1986 and who had many record-breaking achievements. Anecdotes bring to life the exciting adventures of flying through "tornado alley" without radar, flying into dimly lit airports and those hidden in deep mountain canyons, and of flying in skies heavy with rain clouds and streaked with lightning. With firsthand retellings of how pilots dealt with early navigation methods, these accounts will delight and instruct aviation-history enthusiasts and pilots alike.


Together We Fly: Voices from the DC-3

Author Julie Boatman Filucci recounts fascinating stories, introducing the reader to the people that helped make the DC-3 seem larger than life and greater than the sum of its parts. From the DC-3’s early development, through its many historic roles, and into the present, Together We Fly is a human journey of visionaries, engineers, pilots, mechanics, hostesses, and passengers alike. It’s like a flight through time in what might be considered the grandest of time machines.


Galloping on Wings with the P-51 Mustang: Diary of an Air Race Pilot

The famed P-51 Mustang, one of the most recognizable aircrafts of the World War II era, is at the heart of this enthralling memoir. After making extreme modifications to a surplus P-51 dubbed “Miss America”—installing a race engine, adding an oversized propeller, and clipping two feet off each wing—retired Navy pilot Howie Keefe embarked on what proved to be an extremely successful air racing career. This entertaining biography chronicles how, just as the sport began to experience an explosive period of growth, Keefe was winning trophy after trophy in air races across the country.


The Proficient Pilot, Volume 1

A compilation of Barry Schiff’s monthly column in AOPA Pilot, the popular aviation periodical, these books contain favorite articles from over the years in three volumes that are arranged by subject. These articles are pulled from his more than 26,000 flight hours in 260 types of aircraft to assemble volumes filled with Schiff’s vast knowledge and experience with teaching pilots. The first volume of the series covers such diverse topics as slip tips, takeoff techniques, crosswind landing, scud running, and multiengine flying.


The Proficient Pilot, Volume 2

A compilation of Barry Schiff’s monthly column in AOPA Pilot, the popular aviation periodical, these books contain favorite articles from over the years in three volumes that are arranged by subject. These articles are pulled from his more than 26,000 flight hours in 260 types of aircraft to assemble volumes filled with Schiff’s vast knowledge and experience with teaching pilots. Here detailed attention is given to material dealing with system failures and emergencies, such as how to execute a crash landing, how to combat an engine fire, and how to use ground effect.


The Proficient Pilot, Volume 3: Flying Wisdom

A compilation of Barry Schiff’s monthly column in AOPA Pilot, the popular aviation periodical, these books contain favorite articles from over the years in three volumes that are arranged by subject. These articles are pulled from his more than 26,000 flight hours in 260 types of aircraft to assemble volumes filled with Schiff’s vast knowledge and experience with teaching pilots. The articles in this reference have been chosen for their timelessness and relevance to the aviation industry, including flying for fun and profit and what it’s like to fly a jet.


The Savvy Flight Instructor: Secrets of the Successful CFI

As a newly certified flight instructor (CFI), a pilot can be faced with a difficult prospect—how to make a living and keep flying to build up piloting hours. This book offers timely and humorous help for flight instructors to market their flight school, meet all those people who really want to fly, and keep them flying. Also emphasized is a broader understanding of the business of the flight school, including how flight schools can revamp marketing and student-recruiting strategies.


Lesson Plans To Train Like You Fly: A Flight Instructor's Reference for Scenario-Based Training

This book presents lesson plans for flight instructors in the form of scenario-based "maneuver briefings." A rich resource for active instructors, these lesson plans are also helpful to CFI applicants preparing their own materials. "Lesson Plans To Train Like You Fly" is designed to work in complement with any syllabus and the FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS).


Teaching Confidence in the Clouds: An Instructor's Guide to Using Desktop Flight Simulators

The book is written to provide the history and guidance in the use of desktop flight simulators.This authoritative manual provides pilots and flight instructors with the essential tools needed to incorporate computer desktop flight simulators and training devices into their programs. Innovative aircraft design and recent advances in avionics technology have changed the way that pilots fly and thus the way that instructors must teach. On Top personal computer aviation training devices are thoroughly discussed as part of an instrument training program while a brief history of instrument flight, stories of aviation innovation, and instructor training assignments and tips are also included.


You Can Fly!

For prospective pilots, an exciting and informative introduction to the world of flying and flight training, profusely illustrated with full-color photography by Tom Lippert.


Practical Aviation Law

Fifth Edition. An absolute must-read for anyone involved in aviation at any level. This bestselling book not only tells you how to avoid aviation lawyers, but also when it's in your best interest to call one.


Helicopter Maneuvers Manual: A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to Performing All Helicopter Flight Operations

A step-by-step illustrated guide to performing all helicopter operations.


Oral Exam Guide: Aircraft Dispatcher

Prepare for the FAA oral and practical exam to earn the Aircraft Dispatcher certificate.


Private Oral Exam Guide

Tenth Edition. Contains the questions most frequently asked by FAA examiners during the airplane checkride, and the appropriate responses.


Instrument Oral Exam Guide

Seventh Edition. Contains the questions most frequently asked by FAA examiners during the airplane checkride, and the appropriate responses.


Commercial Oral Exam Guide

Seventh Edition. Contains the questions most frequently asked by FAA examiners during the commercial pilot checkride, and the appropriate responses.


Flight Instructor Oral Exam Guide

Sixth Edition. Contains the questions most frequently asked by FAA examiners during the airplane checkride, and the appropriate responses.


Airline Transport Pilot Oral Exam Guide

Third Edition. Contains the questions most frequently asked by FAA examiners during the airplane checkride, and the appropriate responses.


Helicopter Pilot Oral Exam Guide

Second Edition. Contains the questions most frequently asked by FAA examiners during the airplane checkride, and the appropriate responses.


Multi-Engine Oral Exam Guide

Sixth Edition. Contains the questions most frequently asked by FAA examiners during the airplane checkride, and the appropriate responses.


Guide to the Flight Review: For Pilots & Instructors

Seventh Edition. This book answers the most commonly asked questions about the flight review, provides a question-and-answer format to prepare for it, checklists for the flight, and references for further study.

 

 

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