This book is intended to make the typical private pilot an expert during one phase of flight: the takeoff. Detailed but easy-to-understand information gives pilots the knowledge they need to go beyond rote reactions and develop piloting excellence.
Fowler addresses the light-airplane departure as a series of steps requiring the pilot?s total awareness of situation, airplane, and self. Pilots learn to identify and assess circumstances and conditions and then to implement appropriate procedures.
Hardcover, jacket, illustrated, 5.5" x 8.5", 156 pages.
hat people are saying:
"Author Ron Fowler has assembled an excellent handbook. With just the right blend of fact and gentle humor, Fowler has lined up all the technicalities and made them understandable?With over 16,000 hours in my dusty log, I thought I would just browse through this book. Wrong! The reading awakened many memories and reminded me of a few mistakes I had foolishly made. Fowler?s work deserves more than a simple glance."?Capt. Robert Welch, (Ret.), Former Airline Pilot, Eastern Airlines
"I wish I had had this book?when I started flying. Fowler emphasizes many important points about takeoffs that you usually Don't think about. Even after making takeoffs in everything from a C-47 to an F-4, I learned a lot about getting a plane into the air?Fowler knows takeoffs!"?Lt. Col. Donald H. Walter, (Ret.), U.S. Air Force