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Guided Flight Discovery: Private Pilot Hardcover – 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Jeppesen Sanderson; Airplane Single Engine Land edition (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884872386
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884872382
  • ASIN: 088487429X
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I just passed my written, oral and practical exams.
F. M.
The text is well-written and it gives numerous, excellent examples of the information presented.
Professor Ty
I highly recommend using this manual for flight instruction.
Ken Marple

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Stewart Teaze - Safe AI developer/Global Warming Debunker-don't believe the commie agenda on April 4, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I'm very pleased with the presentation of the material in this book, which is actually now called the PRIVATE PILOT TEXTBOOK (not the Private Pilot Manual, as described on the Amazon web page associated with my review, and what Jeppesen used to use as this book's title). It is part of the GUIDED FLIGHT DISCOVERY package (I received the book as part of the purchase of a Pilot Training Kit, which included all the basic books from the package). I've seriously never read a textbook, in any field, that does such a good job of presenting a complicated subject. The material is presented in perfect order, in the perfect level of detail, and all important subjects are always presented in both textual and graphical formats. Interspersed with the subject matter are articles that inspire the reader. The presentation of the material so interesting that I've found myself spending at least 6 hours a day reading thru the subjects at my own pace, which is allowing me to absorb all the material at the same time that I'm attending Ground School.

After getting 2/3 of the way through the book, I did find that Part III (Chapters 6 and 7) on Weather were not up to the quality of the rest of the book. There were a few typos and inconsistencies, and the information was out of date - for example, according to the most current version of the book, copyrighted in 2007, the DUATS system is only available via MODEM! Actually DUATS can now be accessed via a regular Internet connection. I also found the information uninspiring compared to the rest of the book. Part III of the book requires a rewrite.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tinangel301 on February 27, 2014
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This is a richly illustrated easy to understand textbook that compliments my private pilot ground school. A must have for any prospective pilot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Stephens on July 29, 2014
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It covers the bare basics that you'll need to know, but if you walk into a check ride having only read this book then you'll fail. It's a great entry level book with lots of great photos but it's loaded with fluff & non-essential information that won't help in the long run. For example, you'll easily be able to recite the 4 forces of flight, but will struggle to explain or draw in-depth what happens to the 4 forces of flight when you climb or descend....they just don't cover it in this book.

If you want to get more into the nitty-gritty of private pilot training (the stuff you'll really need to know) the real books you'll want to read are Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook & The Complete Private Pilot (ASA).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elmer Durand on July 3, 2013
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Bought it for my son as he is an upcoming student pilot and this will help him get his wings
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hawkeye on June 19, 2013
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This book is very well written and is highly informative. This manual is a must read for anyone considering getting their private pilots license.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stonesundial on February 27, 2010
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Solid foundation, but they spend too much space on diagrams and nonessential stories of flight history, and not enough on explaining how flight actually works. Fluffed up more than most textbooks, and shamelessly littered with ads for other Jeppesen products.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Natsne on February 3, 2014
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This is still the standard when I think about PPL study and guideline. I just wish the paper back was available when I went to Riddle, would have been more practice and less expensive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Theuser on October 1, 2013
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Great book for learning how to fly. It gives all the knowledge needed for most FAA knowledge tests. The rest you can find online.
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