Now available: ‘A Comprehensive Guide to Composites’

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Now available is “A Comprehensive Guide to Composites: Processes & Procedures from the Professionals,” an insider’s viewpoint on the tips and techniques used by the pros to fabricate advanced composite parts.

Author Kevin Fochtman’s more than 30 years of industry experience provides insight on safety, shop and equipment needs, engineering materials, lay-up, fabrication and quality control.

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Book: The Day I Learned To Fly

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Do you remember being a kid? Do you remember running all over the neighborhood until you heard the faint voice of your mother calling you home? I sure do…

When I opened Jeffrey Kennon’s book, “The Day I Learned To Fly” and started to read, those long summer days of yesteryear came flooding back. [Read more…]

Practical Guide to the Private Pilot Checkride released

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New is “The Practical Guide to the Private Pilot Checkride,” which helps private pilot applicants organize and prioritize ground school materials and practical skills in preparation for the checkride.

Designed as a study guide, this book clarifies in “plain language” exactly what student pilots must know and demonstrate during the oral portion of the FAA Practical Exam, and provides information for the flight portion of the test, according to ASA officials.

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The Cheapskate’s Guide to Getting Your Pilot’s License

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Are you a wanna-be pilot, but daunted at the numbers you hear when you ask what it costs to learn to fly? There’s no doubt about it — money is often a deciding factor in making the decision to pursue a pilot’s license.

That’s why Mike Arman, a pilot since 1978 and an advanced ground school instructor for more than a decade, decided to write “The Cheapskate’s Guide to Getting Your Pilot’s License,” with the subtitle: “How to get your private pilot license without breaking the bank or selling a kidney.”

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Book: Fifty Classic Destinations

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To be honest, “Fifty Classic Destinations for Pilots,” reads a bit like a guilty pleasure. I felt like I was reading author Ney Grant’s personal journal. I can’t describe Ney’s book better than he did in his letter to me, “What is so special about it ? It represents what we need more of in our industry… reasons to fly, places to dream of, real adventure.”

The book focuses on the Western U.S. with entries from Tuolumne River, Lake Pillsbury, Trinity Alps and Trinity Lake, Ensenada, Baja California and dozens more (See photos below)

Fifty Classic Destinations for Pilots is $49.95 and is available at Net’s website, FiftyClassics.com. [Read more…]

Book: Area 51 – The Graphic History

The dry lake bed of Groom Lake in Nevada is better knows as Area 51. The military installation didn’t “officially” exist until recently, but secrets are still coming to light… and will be for decades. For those looking to learn a bit more about the history of Area 51 and the myriad aircraft, technology and secrets, “Area 51: The Graphic History of America’s Most Secret Military Installation,” might be worth a read. [Read more…]