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
radio frequencies for communications
communications from tie down to tie down
Chapter 5: How to Help your Pilot Friend without Ruining the Friendship
Softcover Book - Printed book with heavyweight cover stock.
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