In the modern age of electronic flight bags and flight planning apps, you might think that the classic Sportys E6B Flight Computer would struggle with relevance. On the contrary – it is a very useful addition to every student pilot’s equipment list. Read on to find out why.
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Looking for an E6B to start your pilot training with? This low cost model will do everything you want, and will easily survive long enough for you to get your ticket, no batteries required. Read my review. Continue reading “Review: ASA E6B Flight Computer”
Updated to reflect vital FAA regulatory, procedural, and training changes, this indispensable tool prepares private pilots for the “checkride” with an FAA examiner. The Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide (Michael D. Hayes) answers the most common questions asked by examiners, clarifies the requirements of the written and oral portions, and presents practice questions from the exam with a reference to the specific information source from where the answer may be derived. An appendix with a “Practical Test Checklist” is included.Continue reading “Review: The Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide (Book)”
The Jeppesen JS628855 Fuel Tester is an essential part of any pilot’s flight bag. Its high quality brass center pin and built-in screwdriver make for a reliable tester which also comes in hand for tightening up those cowl fasteners. Continue reading “Review: Jeppesen Fuel Tester JS628855”
A pilot must never be without a carefully designed and reliable pilots flashlight when flying at night. This rugged performer comes with a red light option, a high quality case, and LED illumination for increased reliability and battery life. Continue reading “Review: Smith & Wesson Galaxy 6 Pilots Flashlight”
The Complete Private Pilot (Bob Gardner) is the book I used to prepare me for my flight lessons, knowledge test, and oral portion of the checkride. It is an accessible book which walks you through each of the major learning topics you need, taking you by the hand and leading you from zero knowledge to an excellent, rounded understanding of the basics in twelve easy-to-digest chapters. Read on to find out why I recommend this book, even if you haven’t yet decided that learning to fly is right for you. Continue reading “Review: The Complete Private Pilot (Book)”