Yesterday was a ground school day. We covered aircraft systems, required documents, required equipment and did a quick review of aerodynamics. I haven’t said much about how I am studying for the written. I guess this is a good time to bring it up.
The main books that Waukegan Wings uses are the Airplane Flying Handbook, the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, the FAR/AIM (I have the ASA version), the Cessna 172R Pilot’s Operating Handbook and the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards. I also have, and use, William Kershner’s The Student Pilot’s Flight Manual, Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook and Private Pilot Workbook, Gliem’s Private Pilot Knowledge Test, ASA’s Private Oral Exam Guide, the FAA advisory circulors Aviation Weather and Aviation Weather Services. In addition to the reading material, I have the SPorty’s Private Pilot Flight Training DVD set. I supplement these resources with the Internet and aviation magazines. I try to do some reading every night and, so far, am keeping up without any problem. It helps that I really enjoy the reading and so, don’t get bored with it.
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