Ahquabi House Publishing has released “Private Pilot Beginner’s Manual (for Sport Pilots, too)” by Paul Berge.
The 320-page book offers information on how to prepare for private or sport pilot training, according to the publishers, who note the book’s purpose is to offer a friendly and informative welcome to anyone who dreams of flight without scaring the future pilot way with unnecessarily dense academics. Aerodynamics, FARs, weight and balance, aviation weather and cross-country planning are all presented in a practical manner designed to stay with the pilot long after earning a certificate.
Price: $29.95; download $8.95. Available online at Ailerona.com
Berge is a CFII and former FAA air traffic controller who learned to fly over 35 years ago and makes a living teaching primary and tailwheel off a grass strip in Iowa. He is on the National Board of Directors of the Antique Airplane Association and is the author of two aviation historical novels, “Bootleg Skies” (set in 1929) and “Inside The Circle” (set in 1937), plus two audio book collections of aviation short stories, Ailerona and the Logbook.