A different kind of Private Pilot's workbook. Very thorough, very detailed, very complete, highly illustrated - but taught in a way that makes you remember what you're supposed to be learning. Even the meteorology section is enjoyable and intriguing. Rod Machado has done an excellent job presenting a vast amount of required information in a way that makes you remember and understand.
Table of contents:
Airplane Components: getting to know your airplane Aerodynamics: the wing is the thing Engines: knowledge of engines is power Electrical Systems: knowing what's watt Flight Instruments: clocks, tops, & toys Federal Aviation Regulations: how FAR can we go Airport Operations: no doctor needed Radio Operations: aviation spoken here Airspace: the wild blue, green, & red yonder Aviation Maps: the art of the chart Radio Navigation: the frequency flyer program Understanding Weather: looking for friendly skies Weather Charts & Briefings: PIREPS & METARs Flight Planning: getting from there to here Airplane Performance Charts: know before you go Weight & Balance: let's wait and balance Pilot Potpourri: neat aeronautical information