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The Private Pilot

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A well designed textbook for the student pilot desiring to study the theory component of aeronautical knowledge. First published in 1962, the content was revised in 1981 due to the adoption of the Metric System in Australia. The book exposes the theory in five parts:

1. Principles of Flight

2. Engines

3. Navigation

4. Meteorology

5.Aircraft Operation


The theoretical material presented in Parts I & 2 is sufficient to provide a working understanding of each topic. Part 3 - Navigation - presents the material at a fundamental level - map, compass and Kane type flight computer (whizz wheel). Radio navigation aids are not covered. Part 5 deals with the effects of atmospheric conditions on engine and lift performance; effect of ground surfaces on take off and landing distances, and Weight and Balance calculations.


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