The Practical Pilot
‘The Practical Pilot’ delivers you an easy-to-read, common sense guide for pilots that goes beyond the classroom. This first volume reviews the ‘basics’ across topics ranging from flying the approach and landing to diverting in flight and what it really means to be the ‘Pilot in Command’. This award-winning author has been a qualified flight instructor for more than 25 years and accumulated over 17,000 hours in over 80 aircraft types ranging from two-seat trainers to international airliners. Whether you are yearning to fly, learning to fly or revisiting lessons from long ago, ‘The Practical Pilot’ offers something for every pilot.
As a fresh student pilot, I found the stories and advice affirming. No-nonsense, direct and clearly based on experience & wisdom, I read each chapter with interest. I’ll be reading the subsequent volumes directly.
As usual Owen hits the nail on the head. He’s got a real gift for putting you in the pilots seat. This practical guide will come in handy whether you have 10 hours or 100000 hours, indeed it’s a great read for anyone with an interest in aviation. Enjoy.
Another great read for the aspiring or experienced pilot from Owen Zupp. His broad depth of experience flying GA, commercial and as an instructor has obviously given him plenty of material to draw upon for his books.
A W McLaughlin
Owen’s chapters are full of time tested lessons applicable to all manner of pilots and airplanes. I’ve got more than a few thousand hours and I considered this a great refresher on the basics. He is correct we never have the perfect flight but the fun comes from getting close and always learning along the way. A great read, and great refresher. Well done.
A few of the author’s advices on how to be a better pilot are know via common sense and training but nevertheless he does give out some nice pointers that, in my experience, will only help me be an all around good pilot, and for the price I think it is totally worth it. Its good for a nice read whilst riding the bus.
I really enjoyed this book, being a new pilot myself I really learnt alot. Owen is great at taking complex subjects and explaining them in a way which is both educational and entertaining. I really like how Owen takes stories from his own experience and uses this to demonstrate points within the book. This is a must read for all new pilots and for those who may need to brush up on their knowledge.