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User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 946 times:

hey all how are you ??
listen i would like to hear your opinions concerning several aviation books i'll mention ...
if you read any of the following books please give me your opinion about him .. the reason i am asking it is because i want to order them so i would like to hear as many opinions concerning these book as possible

1)ASA Pilot's Manual - Private & Commercial

2)ASA Pilot's Manual - Instrument Flying

3)ASA Airliner Transport Pilots

thanks in advance..

maor.


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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 861 times:

ASA books are very good, they are quite easy to read and understand. You will notive when you get them that they are very similar, just cover different information. ASA also make the test prep, I would not recommend this book to you as all it is, is a very breif outline and all the questions the FAA pool out of and an answer explanation. Yes these books are good, but do require you to be flying to really understand what is going on. The ones you are looking at you should be able to read and understand without and formal flight training.
Iain


User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 849 times:

hey iain,
thanks alot for expressing your opinion i really appreciate it ..
you were right
i am loooking for books whcih will give me ALL the infomation i need(theoretical)without taking any real flying course..

those 3 books would cos about 80 bucks so i would like to make sure that they are good and that cover all the material i need in order to pass some day the atpl , ifr , commarcial , ppl written exam ..

thanks again

maor.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 849 times:

Those book would do that, but you will have to staqrt with the private read it and understand it chapter by chapter, and then move on to Instrument, and eventually ATP. You will have many question that you will need answered, what I recommend is have a pad of paper of write all of them down and then post them here. I can answer all your PPL questions, but beyond that you will need to find some one else. After a section I would stop and make sure you know that inside and out, explain it to yourself like you are teaching a student. You might also look at the test prep before you take the written just to make sure you are ready for it. About taking all the writtens in the same day, it is a nice idea but they are only good for 2 years. So you might have to do you ATP one twice but heck if you have studied for it it will help you with all the other ones and your flying!
Iain


User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 845 times:

hey iain
let me ask you this

are you a mind reader or something  )
its just what i was planning on doing ,ofcourse i'll start from the ppl and move up to the ifr comm and then finally atp..
and sure i thought of posting questions in this forum but i first need to ORDER AND GET THEM (i cant wait  )  )

thanks alot for all of your support..
i think you are the one who recommended me on the site ..dc-9capt has mentioned it but u gave me the site so thanks
btw where is dc-9capt , have any idea?

i've been looking in the posts and i'vent seen any comments wirrten by him


anyway thanks alot iain.


best of regards


maor.




User currently offlineDC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 847 times:

Maor,

I swear by ASA. ASA also has pamphelets that tell you exactly what will be testable on the oral/practical test.

ASA study guides go by the applicable test questions. Section by section. Here is my advice (AND IT IS ADVICE ONLY, NOT GOSPEL!) Get yourself 3 different colors of highlighter: green, yellow, and pink. When you are quite sure that you are comfortable with all the knowledge then do the following:

1. Go through all the questions--Do only an initial scan, don't think about the material too much. In ASA there is one right answer and two incorrect distractors. Highlight the correct answer accordingly...

2. For a real quick read, there will be some answers that are pitifully simple and require little thought--highlight these in green. These are your gimmes, but don't take them for granted either.

3. There will be some questions, you are pretty sure you know the answers to, but might want to review or you were thrown off by the distractors. Highlight the correct answer to these questions in yellow.

4. Some questions will be a little more difficult. Highlight the correct answers to these in pink.

5. This part may seem off the wall, but it worked for me. Invest in a micro-cassette player. Read the question and correct answer OFF YOUR PINK HIGHLIGHTED material. Don't worry about the distractors. There will be some questions that require calculations--don't read these into the tape, just tab your book accordingly and know to come back to them. You may, however, want to read appropriate formulas and rules of thumb into the tape.

6. For the real "stumper" questions AND SOME OF THE ONES YOU HAVE MARKED IN YELLOW, get some 3 * 5 index cards and make yourself some flashcards. Pull these out whenever you can--on the crapper, etc.

6a. There will be um-pteen friggen questions on density altitude. You
can't gouge these too well on 3 * 5s or a tape. I would take out a ledger
and write down every step, by the numbers, in a third grade style math
story problem format. This will get you going on your scenarios and help
you know what to expect. Be prepared to work these problems in reverse.

6b. Get yourself a good sectional and familiarize yourself with it. Know the
legend backwards and forwards. Get yourself a VFR chart of a "busy" area
such as Chicago. Go over it with your CFI to make sure you know how to
decipher the airspace classes and restrictions.

7. Tab the FAR/AIM book. It will tell you in the index what you need to know. A lot of the stuff in the FAR/AIM is written in legalese. Got questions? (and you will)..ASK A CFI and CFI only!!! There will be a fair amount of FAR questions on your PPL--especially about charging and collecting fees from your passengers. Highlight the difficult material in pink. Go over it with your CFI.

8. Play the tape while you are riding to work in your car, listening to your walkman, PTing, etc. Downtime can be effective study time. Listening to the material will help reinforce it.

Okay, it has been A LONG TIME since I took my PPL. But the general study tips above helped me on my ATP.

At some point, you may want to buy software for your PC that will help you with IFR and CFI. At some point, you may want to get a book on mental math. You have to be able to do calculations and rules of thumb off the top of your head--especially in interviews.

Hey, the good thing is that Flying is, arguably, a cumulative subject. What you learn in studying for your PPL (Stick and Rudder 101) will serve as a foundation for your ATP.


User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 827 times:

dc-9capt good to see you .. how are you ??


great peice of advice i will follow it when i'll recive the books
tell me something have ya seen in your own eyes the books i am talking about ..

bear in mind i am not refering to THE test prep books

if you can go to the follwoing site and have a look at these books and give me your opinion about them i will really appreciate it ... a description on the books can be found in the this site : http://www.Store4pilots.com the books i wish to buy are:
ASA Pilot's Manual - Private & CommerciAL

and, ASA Airliner Transport Pilot

please share your opinion concerning these books with me
i would really like that ..(if you got the time .. i know you're a very busy man )

best regards

maor.

ASA Pilot's Manual - Instrument Flying


User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 815 times:

hey dc-9capt i am still waiting for a comment man ..

please
if you got the time


User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 806 times:

hey dc-9capt i dont want to impose but i am waiting for an answer ...


User currently offlineDC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 806 times:

Maor,

I can wholeheartedly recommend anything by ASA. I got my PPL in 1987 prior to joining the Corps, but I looked through a copy of the ASA manual and it has everything you need. Again, just make sure you re-inforce it with the Test Prep.

I think it's good that you are getting an ASA ATP book too, but don't put the cart before the horse too much.

YOU NEED TO ALSO GET THE FAR/AIM 2001!!


Okay, let me ask YOU a few questions.

(1). I know you are in the military. Do you plan on getting your rating in the USA when your obligation is up? Are you going to get your rating in Israel through a flying club?

(2). Your Israeli Air Force has the finest combat aviators. Bar None. Period. I flew with them during an exercise on a med float in the early 90s. Have you considered earning your wings with them? What are the requirements for getting a commission in the Israeli Air Force? Hell, you could get a job with El Al after your obligation.



User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 793 times:

hey dc-9capt ..
how are you ?
thanks for answering me ... i have been waiting long time for your reply  )

okey for the questions

1)After i'll finish my army duties i'll go to the us and then going to apply to the aviation univ's , i cant tell you into which beacuse i havent really decided...although i am amming for Embry-Riddle univ (airline pilot training program) ... what do you think about it ???

2) military aviation is not for me period .. i was a candidate but i didnt want to be an airforce pilot so i've kinda failed the exams intentionally...

well after i'll accumulate enough hours to earn the ATPL , i would like try to get hired by a major israeli airline (el al intl , arkia intl )
i talked to an arkia intl capt( a former airforce pilot) and he told me that the whole method of airforce pilots get hired prior to civilian pilots has long GONE...
....
my e-mail is syberman@inter.net.il
if its easier to you to send answers to me via the e-mail
its fine by me ..  )


best regards to you sir...

take care.



User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 788 times:

I agree with DC-9 about FAR/AIM 2001 The FAR's will answer your questions that you might have, and the AIM is just great reading!!
Iain


User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 782 times:

thanks , iain..


User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 771 times:

dc-9capt ?? can you answer these questions please ...

User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 769 times:

I love ASA's version of the aircraft's POH. Of course it is not foffical and can not be used as a POH but it provides a wealth of informatnion. As for the manauls. I prefer Jepp's Guided Flight Discovery (GFD) series. they are expensive (over 50 bucks for the private book and another 50 for the commerical/insterument) but the quality is wonderful. Its all a matter of opinion but im one who needs pretty pictures  


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 769 times:

>>. I prefer Jepp's Guided Flight Discovery (GFD) series. they are expensive (over 50 bucks for the private book and another 50 for the commerical/insterument) but the quality is wonderful. Its all a matter of opinion but im one who needs pretty pictures <<

Althought the Jepp is a good book it has a ton of stuff you do not need to know, there is a whole section the PPL book, on why the sky is blue!!
Iain


User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 764 times:

heheh
so iainhol , do you think i should stick with the asa books ??
well according the dc-9capt opinion i should and i think i am gonna stick with it ...
i just hope they'll send the books to my country  



User currently offlineDC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 771 times:

MAOR,

As far as your aspirations to attend Embry Riddle, I think that it is a great school. People that I know who went there were very happy.

I didn't go to an aviation-oriented undergraduate school (BS in Econ). I got my PPL on my own time, while in school, and earned my wings of gold in the military after NROTC.

However, I am extremely impressed by what I read on here of Purdue University. There are two posters here, PurdueArrow and Pilot1113 who both go there. They always have good posts and good questions, and they seem to be tracking very professionally. PurdueArrow just earned his CFI and will be logging SIC time on the University's King Aire. Also, they have a 727 sim and their own 737. From what I read, they seem to do real well on internships and the professors are very involved. Go ahead and shoot me, but I would venture to say that Purdue has a better, all-around national reputation than ERAU--in other words, Purdue is a great engineering school. Purdue Arrow and Pilot113 are on my list of respected users, just go under my name, find them and they probably won't mind you e-mailing them.

On the civil ops board, you asked about United again. Here is your one stop shopping source for all things UAL-hiring wise.

http://members.tripod.com/plugin24/

Good luck.


User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 761 times:

god dc-9capt i really respect you ,sir...

listen about the united airlines post you probably misunderstood me

it was for the den-tek facility...

i may fly to the us in a couple of mounth
and i would like to visit denver..
so naturally i would like to visit to the den-tek (i think you know what that facility is) ...

plus i would like to be in their 777 class d simulator
but i have no idea if they'll let me (i am not a pilo)
i read that in fact they are offering some sorts of packages
which includes trainings before the actual flight in the sim and 1 or 2 hours on a real class d simulator...
since i am drafting in march
i thought i would go there for a few weeks (to the us) and stop by denver

thats all  
although i didnt give up on my ual dream.. no sir..
but you helped me realize that its gonna be very VERY hard...


thats all
best regards to you

maor.




User currently offlineMaor From Israel, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 756 times:

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