Those meeting Major Hassan Granmayeh today see a highly-intelligent aeronautical scientist who doesn’t immediately stand out from the crowd. But his life story does. Granmayeh was once a decorated fighter pilot in the Iranian Air Force who refused to serve the revolution. What happened next is revealed in “The Last Escape: Ex-Fighter Pilot of the Iranian Air Force.”
A new book, “Crop Duster: A Novel of World War II” which fuses fact with fiction to depict the fellowship of pilots, has been released.
Written by John D. Beatty, the book is the story of two pilots caught up in war — one in the U.S. and one in Germany.
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.
A new children’s book, “Turbo the Flying Dog,” is now available.
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…]
Are you seeking a way to share your love of flying with a young child or grandchild? You might want to consider “Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse,” by Torben Kuhlmann. [Read more…]
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.
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.”
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)