I’ve been studying for a long time now. Ever since January and I love reading because it makes me feel productive when I’m not flying, especially since I was grounded because of weather so much at the start.
But, I’m also trying to save money while flying. My flight school on their syllabus has the Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual and Maneuvers Manual. One is $70 the other is about $20, ouch. I was ready to go look for them on eBay but then Embraer Boyfriend said it was the worst book ever. I never bought it, I cannot attest to that, but I trust him.
So I kept using my free FAA books which I’m happy with what I’m learning. The Airplane Flying Handbook and The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. Both can be downloaded for free on the FAA website. Or if you want you can spend some money to buy printed versions.
I can devour the Airplane Flying Handbook, and have. The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge though, that’s a toughie. It’s written very dry and heavy. I struggle with it but still read it. I think it’s because the AFH is talking about the practical application, while the PHAK is theoretical. Both are important, both I need to learn.
Any suggestions on other books I can read while on the ground?