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User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

For our senior final for English we have to do a report on a profession we want to do one day and I am doing mine on becoming/being a pilot. I need two books and three websites with great info. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

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User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

I don't know if you can count it as a book, but the FARs have tons of information as far as eligibility for different types of pilot certificates.

User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com has some pretty good information usually. Check it out.

User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Anyone have some other book ideas?

User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Help us out, what kind of information are you looking for to include in the report? There are all sorts of books on aviation out there, so the book question is a little vague. Off the top of my head, i might suggest "How to Become an Airline Pilot" (the author escapes me at the moment) and perhaps the FAR/AIM.


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User currently offlineN160lh From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Jeppesen Sanderson
Private Pilot Manual

Jeppesen Sanderson
Instrument/Commercial Manual

Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying
Wolfgang Langewiesche

www.aopa.org
www.jetcareers.com

Hope that helps
-0LH-



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User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2214 times:



Quoting FutureUALpilot (Reply 4):
Help us out, what kind of information are you looking for to include in the report? There are all sorts of books on aviation out there, so the book question is a little vague. Off the top of my head, i might suggest "How to Become an Airline Pilot" (the author escapes me at the moment) and perhaps the FAR/AIM.

My report is on..

* How to become a pilot
* What it takes to actually be a pilot
* And sort of day to day activities on the job


User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Not to be unhelpful, but this is the point of learning to do research in school. Have you been to the library; have you searched the Internet; have you looked at Amazon? Why are you expecting us to do your schoolwork for you?

User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2176 times:



Quoting N160lh (Reply 5):
Jeppesen Sanderson
Private Pilot Manual

Jeppesen Sanderson
Instrument/Commercial Manual

We use this entire series of books for our ground schools here at the University of Dubuque. They are very good books, well illustrated and everything is explained very well. These are the only books that I never sell back at the end of the semester, and I still use the Instrument/Commercial book for reference even though I'm done with those ground schools.


User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2162 times:



Quoting PGNCS (Reply 7):
Not to be unhelpful, but this is the point of learning to do research in school. Have you been to the library; have you searched the Internet; have you looked at Amazon? Why are you expecting us to do your schoolwork for you?

Because i figured one of the largest airline forums would be more helpful and informative than checking random books in the library.


User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2141 times:



Quoting DL767captain (Reply 6):
* How to become a pilot
* What it takes to actually be a pilot
* And sort of day to day activities on the job

The FAR/AIM will detail the technical requirements of each certificate/rating towards becoming a pilot. The FARs give all of the technical requirements, the AIM might have some useful information behind the operations involved. The Jepp manuals are also helpful. As far as day to day activities, I might recommend http://randsaviationphotos.blogspot.com/ for insight on the day to day life of an airline pilot.



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User currently offlineMm320cap From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 227 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Hi DL767captain

Try this one...

"The Outer Whorl" by Neal Schier. It's written by a fellow UAL pilot and details his life as both a military and airline pilot. I warn you - it's not all fun and glamour. But its by a guy that's been there. I know Neal by reputation only and he is a good author and excellent source.

Another one that I read before becoming a pilot is "Unfriendly Skies" by Captain X with Reynolds Dodson. Always loved that book.

The only thing you need to do now is change to UAL767captain.  Smile

Good luck


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