Sunday, June 1, 2008

June 2008

June 2008

The Complete G1000 Course DVD (ASA, 2008). This new course is an interactive, computer-based intro to the G1000. With it, you can learn glass, increase safety and earn credit toward flight-review requirements under the FAA’s WINGS—Pilot Proficiency Program ( Pilots completing the “Basic Phase” of the WINGS program need not seek the flight-review requirements of 14 CFR Part 61.

Full Throttle: Reno Air Races Today by Gerhard Schmid (Luftbildverlag Hans Bertram, 2006, ISBN: 9783930975). Since 1964, the Reno Air Races have played host to the world’s fastest and most dangerous motor racing. Full Throttle captures the spectacular moments of the races. The 224-page coffee-table book has more than 300 stunning color photographs.

Weather Statement Groundschool (Aviation Tutorials, 2008). This is a CD-ROM tutorial on METARs and TAFs with nearly two hours of stunning, interactive training. It not only teaches the most basic aspects of METARs and TAFs, but also provides training on components that most pilots are unaware of. Full-voice narration and easy-to-use controls make the learning process easy.

Stars of the Sky, Legends All by Ann Lewis Cooper and Sharon Rajnus (Zenith Press, 2008, ISBN: 9780760333747). This beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of the women who have been integral in aviation history. Among the women profiled are many firsts: first black female aviator, first female aircraft designer, first woman to fly solo around the world, first female airline manager and first female Thunderbolt pilot.

Airways and Airwaves by Dave Gwinn (Princess Publishing, 2007, ISBN: 9780977206605). Retired TWA pilot Dave Gwinn recounts 30 years of airline antics and fun in this 298-page book of short stories. In addition to his career with the airlines, Gwinn has served as a CFI, charter pilot and police helicopter instructor. Read about all the pranks, hijinks and jokes that took place in the cockpit.


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