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Many pilots resign themselves to imperfect takeoffs and landings simply because they do not realize that even professionals must work on each of these critical phases of flight.

"Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes" shows pilots how to develop a total awareness of the situation, of the aircraft and of themselves, and how to turn that awareness into perfect takeoffs and landings.

The detailed but easy-to-follow steps given here ensure that pilots have the knowledge they need to go beyond reactions learned by heart and develop excellent flying skills. The author's easy, conversational approach to teaching speaks to all pilots who thrive on the personal challenge of striving for excellence.

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Each chapter defines a specific takeoff or landing situation and the set of characteristics that are unique to it. Fowler presents the methods - and the logic behind the methods - that enable the pilot to master key techniques for normal takeoffs and landings, cross wind procedures, short and smooth field operations, night procedures, critical landing situations, skids, rear wheel operations, and more.

The tips and techniques shared here are useful for the typical private pilot, but the book addresses the needs of the lone student pilot, the thousand-hour pilot, and the flight instructor as well.

Originally published as two separate books, this newly-combined edition now brings together comprehensive instruction on going up and coming back down. The author’s easy, conversational approach to teaching speaks to all pilots who thrive on the personal challenge of striving for excellence.


Author: Ron Fowler

Publisher: ASA

Language: English

Format: Soft cover

Size: 22.8 cm. X 15 cm.

No. of pages: 238

ISBN: 9781619540309




Part I: Takeoffs

Part II: Landings



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Row Fowler holds a Gold Seal Flight Certificate, and has over 12,000 hours as a Certified Flight Instructor and nearly 30 years of experience. He has written numerous books, such as Flying the Commercial Flight Test, Preflight Planning, and Lessons from the Logbook, articles for national publications such as Plane & Pilot and Pilot and Private Pilot magazines.


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