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 978-1-61954-498-7
  3. The Pilot’s Manual, volume 2: Ground School. ISBN 978-1-61954-438-3

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, but don’t let that bother you! They’re much more than just the basics: they have 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. Even though they are more comprehensive and better written then other books, they’re still cheaper!

Also, you will likely want “the book” for the aircraft you’ll fly: the Cessna model 172R. Call Cessna at +1 316 517 6215 and ask to purchase a copy of the “pilot’s information manual for the 172R, item number 172RIM”. Last I looked, it was $46. You can find it elsewhere on the Web, but it’s cheaper from Cessna. (Which is very unusual!)

Douments

I have a guide to applying for a student pilot certificate through the FAA’s website.

The Cessna 172R/S Pilot’s Checklist (GMA 430, GNS 430, KAP 140 1-axis) and Cessna 172N/P Pilot’s Checklist (Intercom, VFR GPS, skyBeacon) I use during lessons.

A Maneuvers Guide for Steep Turns, Slow Flight, Stalls, Ground Reference, & Takeoffs/Landings.

A set of example Communication Radio “Scripts”, and a kneeboard-sized quick reference for Initial Calls.

Traffic patterns for Austin Executive and Taylor airports overlaid on aerial photos.

A Maintenance Requirements summary.

A VFR Cross-Country Planning summary.

My list of suggestions for Pilot Gear.

Instrument

For my students on their way to an 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 978-1-61954-498-7
  3. The Pilot’s Manual, volume 2: Ground School. ISBN 978-1-61954-438-3