So, You Want To Be A Pilot
This is a book about learning to be a pilot and the daily routine of flying. You begin on the ground, but leap immediately into the sky to soar gracefully with the eagles. Legal and medical requirements are spelled out clearly. An early chapter teaches you the names for new and exciting things in the world of aviation. Knowing the words will make you feel comfortable in this exciting and wonderful new world you are entering. Very soon you are in the middle of a typical lesson plan, where you progress in logical steps from pre-flight inspection to graduation. Diagrams and illustrations make you understand and enjoy learning how to fly airplanes. After graduating from the course and receiving your credentials, you find the next chapters are about the lives of aviators. Each episode teaches a very real lesson in aircraft handling and survival in the sky.
This is a book for any person interested in becoming a pilot. It belongs in every public library. This is an invaluable guide to understanding an extremely difficult subject. There is no factual reference work like this. Here it is within one volume. It is the information you need to become a pilot. This book is filled with definitions and references. Arcane and esoteric subjects are clearly explained. All mystery is forever removed from the subject of aviation. Something unique sets this work apart. More than half the book is filled with exciting stories about working pilots in the real world of aviation.
About the Author
Captain Clayton Davis holds the Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor ratings with more than 10,000 hours logged in everything from gliders to jets. He has published flying stories in aviation magazines. He served in the United States Air Force as a codebreaker and Russian linguist. After retirement from military service, he was a high school mathematics teacher. He received the BA degree from Syracuse University in 1967 and is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America.