The new fourth edition of “Buying and Owning Your Own Airplane” by James E. Ellis is now available as an eBook.
Now available is the 268-page World Directory of Light Aviation 2014/2015 (WDLA), which includes images, descriptions and technical data on more than 1,000 aircraft, including ultralights, microlights, LSA, gyrocopter, certified aircraft, kitplanes, trikes, ultralight and certified gliders and motor-gliders, instruments, engines, propellers, accessories, and more.
Pilot Gordon (Joe) Murray, Ph.D., an associate professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University in Ohio has published “Lost in Oscar Hotel: There is Something in the Air,” chronicling the peculiar world record-setting journey he and physician Ron Siwik made in two 1946 Piper J3 Cub airplanes last spring.
Rocco Cipriano, an aviation marketing professional, has written a new book on marketing for aviation and aerospace companies. The book, “Full Throttle Aviation Marketing,” provides a review of the tools, tactics and strategies aviation and aerospace businesses can use to promote their companies.
The latest release from University Aviation Press, “Confessions of a Very Private Pilot,” delivers real-life advice from an owner-pilot on how to evaluate, purchase, train, and operate turbine and light jet aircraft.
David Miller’s quick wit and off-the-cuff remarks walk readers through a lifetime of adventures — including his first airplane ride as a boy, obtaining his first type rating, and accounts of flights gone awry.
ASA’s 2015 Test Prep books for pilots and Test Guides for mechanics are available and shipping now.
ASA’s Pilot’s Manual Series is now available on iBooks. This series, which provides coverage of the practical aspects of flying, has been edited by a team of airline, military, and professional pilots, flight instructors, university professors, FAA representatives, meteorologists, members of the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, and designated examiners.
The latest edition of the Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8083-16) is now available from ASA in print and eBook formats.
Just released is the second edition of “The Basic Aerobatic Manual.”
I’ve just returned from a beautiful morning chat on my friend Ben’s front porch. Ben’s 87 years old. As a solid member of that group known as the greatest generation, he fills the bill well.
A southern boy born into hard work and low expectations, he went off to war as a young man in his teens. He found himself in the Pacific where he did things and saw things most of us would rather not know about.
But he soldiered on, did his duty, came home, went to college, and made quite a success of himself. In fact, he’s something of an institution in my neck of the woods.
Among Ben’s great contributions to the world is the love of flight a handful of middle-aged men share. [Read more…]