How to Do It!
The Pilot's Handbook is an illustrated how-to guide of procedures, operations,
communications and reference for all general-aviation pilots and instrument
Subtitled The Flight Bag Book, this convenient, cockpit-handy manual
features in-depth and specific procedural descriptions intended for reading
on the ground, and checklists on heavy tabbed section dividers for use in
the air. Hundreds of full-color illustrations illuminate the explanations,
and a lie-flat spiral binding allows for folding over or full opening.
- Complete illustrated explanations for reading on the ground.
- Checklists for use in the air.
- Reference, glossary and detailed index.
- Small enough to put in your flight bag or leave in the aircraft.
- Tabbed pages for easy location of sections.
- Spiral binding allows for full opening.
- 338 pages, 288 illustrations.
All for less than the price of an hour of ground instruction.
Meet the Author
Scott Todd wrote "The Pilot's Handbook" during his years as a flight instructor. A
former high-school English teacher, newspaper reporter, teacher of English
as a foreign language, Peace Corps volunteer, and radio DJ, he is currently
a captain and instructor for a large fractional operator. He lives with his
wife and son in the Boston area, where he plays competitive ultimate Frisbee
against people many years his junior.
"I conceived of this book not long after I got my own instrument rating.
I rented a plane for two weeks to take a long father-son trip, and being
a fairly new pilot, I wanted a guide to take along. The Jeppesen
Commercial/Instrument Manual, while a good text, was so large and heavy
that I needed to redo the weight and balance calculations whenever I
threw it in the back of the plane. So I started photocopying the
specific pages I really needed. At some point I thought, 'This is silly;
there must be an actual book like this -- an illustrated guide to
procedures that's small enough to put in a flight bag.' I started
looking, and discovered that actually, no, there was no such thing. When
I became a flight instructor, I started writing that very book."
Eight years later, here it is.