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The Right Seat is an excellent introduction to flying for pilots' companions and would-be pilots. Authored by noted aviation writer Avram Goldstein, CFII, this book lays a good foundation for that first lesson on the way to the private ticket. The Right Seat clearly explains in easy-to-understand text with illustrations: how the airplane flys, how the instruments work and how to read them, how to navigate, how to communicate, what to do if anything should happen to the pilot...

As of March 2013 now published and distributed by Aircraft Technical Book Company. Formerly published by Airguide Publications.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Airplane: A User Friendly Introduction
  • a walk around the airport
  • the engine doesn't make it fly - its the wings
  • the power controls and instruments
  • the flight control and instruments
  • a few simple exercises
Chapter 2: Navigation: Where are you - Where Do You Go Next
  • navigating by eye
  • navigating by instruments
Chapter 4: Communication: How to Talk, How to Listen
  • communication technique
  • radio frequencies for communications
  • communications from tie down to tie down
Chapter 5: How to Help your Pilot Friend without Ruining the Friendship

Chapter 6: How to Take Over in an Emergency
  • what to do immediately
  • what to do next
  • landing the airplane


  • Publishers: Aircraft Technical Book Co. & FAA
  • ISBN-13: 0938013017
  • Copyright Date: 1986
  • Pages: 144
  • Binding: Paperback
  • eBook
  • File Type: standard pdf ebook
  • Print: unlimited
  • Copy/Paste: unlimited
  • Offline Access: yes
  • Search: always
  • Bookmarks: always
  • System Reqs: Windows, Macintosh, iPad, and more

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Softcover Book - Printed book with heavyweight cover stock.

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