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Beginners Guide to Becoming a Pilot

Beginners Guide to Becoming a Pilot

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  • ISBN: 9781445212807
  • Author: Jason Dearn
  • Pages: 256

For anyone who wants to train as a pilot, and then turn it into a career. Based on the European JAA-PPL curriculum.

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Pilot is a reference tool for anyone thinking about becoming a pilot, either PPL or CPL. Before you commit to any training you should read this book. It will give you an insight into the process employed in the training of civilian pilots in Europe. This is not a technical book a layman's guide on how to become a Pilot.

Topics include:

  • I have a dream
    what do you want to do with your flying
    how do I start
    what is involved

  • Trial lesson
    where do I do it
    What am I likely to expect
    log it in a log book

  • Medical
    why do I need a medical
    what types are there and what do I need
    who do I go to
    when should I get one

  • Level of Licenses
    outline of the types of licenses

  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
    what is involved
    how is the course constructed
    equipment I will need
    additional costs

  • PPL Ground Exams
    what do I need to do
    air law
    human factors and performance
    radio communications
    radio practical
    flight performance and planning
    aircraft general knowledge
    taking the exam

  • PPL Flight Test
    prerequisites of the test
    what does the test look like
    how is it marked

  • Commercial Exams
    type of ground exams for you career choice
    CPL ground exam
    ATPL ground exams
    what is involved
    exam schedules
    equipment I will need

  • Hours Building
    why do I need to build hours
    best flying you'll ever do
    tips for career minded pilots for hour building

  • Commercial Pilots License
    what's involved
    how is the course constructed
    when will I be ready
    equipment I will need

  • CPL Flight Test
    prerequisites to the test
    what does the test look like
    how is it marked

  • Further Training
    which route do I take
    instrument ratings
    instructor route

  • Getting a Job
    I have a shiny new license
    practical advice on that first job
    career planner checklist

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