For my students

This page contains information specifically for my students.

Private

For my students on their way to a Private Pilot license.

Textbooks: Click the link to buy from Amazon.com:

  1. Stick and Rudder. ISBN 0-07-036240-8
  2. The Pilot's Manual, volume 1: Flight School. ISBN 978-1-56027-733-0
  3. The Pilot's Manual, volume 2: Ground School. ISBN 978-1-56027-677-7

Notes for use with textbooks:

See my Supplemental Notes for use with Stick and Rudder.

A note about ASA Pilot's Manual series: The books appear huge. That's because they go into lots of extra detail (in fact, they cover both private and commercial courses), they have lots of white space, and are on heavy paper. I will sit with you as I assign homework and point out what parts of the book must be read and what parts are optional extra reading if you are really interested.

Instrument

For my students on their way to a Instrument rating.

Textbook: Click the link to buy from Amazon.com:

Commercial

For my students on their way to a Commercial Pilot license.

Textbooks: The selected ASA textbooks from your Private Pilot save you money by covering both private and commercial tasks and knowledge. So, #1 below is new and you may already have #2 and #3. Click the link to buy from Amazon.com:

  1. Redefining Airmanship. ISBN 0-07-034284-9
  2. The Pilot's Manual, volume 1: Flight School. ISBN 978-1-56027-733-0
  3. The Pilot's Manual, volume 2: Ground School. ISBN 978-1-56027-677-7

Also, you will likely want "the book" for the complex aircraft you'll fly: the Cessna model 172RG. Call Cessna at +1 316 517 5800 and ask to purchase a copy of the "pilot's information manual for the 172RG". They'll ask which year—tell them if you know the year of the 172RG you'll fly, otherwise ask for the latest they have on hand.

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