What's in your aviation library?

aloft

New Member
What\'s in your aviation library?

An idea spawned by a question in another thread from Heath, so he gets the credit.

My library:

The "tech" books:

Jepp Private Pilot Manual
Jepp Instrument Commercial Manual
ASA Instrument Flying Manual (#3 in The Pilots Guide series)
Gleim test prep: private pilot, instrument
Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook
FAA Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
FAA Instrument Flying Manual
ASA 2003 FAR/AIM
Turbine Pilots Flight Manual, 2nd Ed.
FlightSafety Turbine Transition Manual
Mountain Flying Bible, Sparky Imeson
The Art of Instrument Flying, J.R. Williams
Flying IFR, 2nd Ed, Richard Collins
Severe Weather Flying, Dennis Newton
Stick and Rudder, Wolfgang Langwiesche
A Pilot's Guide to Aircraft and Their Systems, Dale Crane
Professional Pilot, John Lowery
Multiengine Flying, Paul Craig
The Advanced Pilot's Flight Manual, Kershner
The Flight Instructor's Manual, Kershner
Aircraft Systems for Pilots, Dale De Remer
FAA Pilots Quick Reference Guide to the METAR/TAF Reports
FAA NOTAM and Weather Contractions Translator
Comair Aviation Academy C-172 Flight Standards Manual
Comair Aviation Academy Communications Standards Manual
POHs: C-172N, C-172R 180 HP (for sale
), C-172S, C1-82Q, PA-28-151
ASA Visualized Flight Maneuvers Manual
ASA A Pilot's Guide series: C-172, PA-28
ASA oral exam guides: private, instrument
Bendix/King KLN-88/89B Pilot's Guide
Garmin GNS 430 Pilot's Guide

The "fluff" books:

The International Encyclopedia of Aviation
ORBIT, National Geographic Society
Summer Thunder, Brian Shul
Flight: 100 Years of Aviation
Hero Next Door, Frank Burnham
The Sound of Wings, Lovell
Unlocking The Sky, Shulman
The Armchair Aviator, Thorn
509th Composite Group 1945 Picture Annual (autographed by Paul Tibbetts)
Aerospace: The Journey of Flight (Civil Air Patrol text)
Aerospace: The Flight of Discovery (Civil Air Patrol text)
 

ready2fly

Well-Known Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

Damn! Big library Aloft! Mine's not so extensive:

ASA Flight Training, Tevor Thom
ASA Private & Commercial, Trevor Thom
ASA Instrument Flying, Trevor Thom
Gliem Private Pilot knowldege prep book
Gleim Instrument knowledge prep book
Gleim Commercial knowledge prep book
ASA Instrument knowledge prep book
FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
FAA Airplane Flying Handbook
FAA Instrument Flying Handbook
FAA Aviation Instructors Handbook
FAR/AIM - 2002
FAR/AIM - 2003
Private Oral Exam Guide
Instrument Oral Exam Guide
why do these sound phallic?

Commercial Oral Exam Guide
172 POH's (M, N, & S)
150 POH
152 POH
PA28-161 Cherokee Warrior POH
PA38-115 Tomahawk POH
PA28R-200 Arrow POH
BE95 Travel Air POH
Private Pilot PTS
Instrument Pilot PTS
Commercial Pilot PTS
Jeppesen Instrument/Commercial/Multi-Engine Syllabus
Transition to Twins, David Robins


Others:
Stick & Rudder
FAA How to Become a Pilot

Not much time for leisure reading, so that second list is admittedly lacking.
 

Heath

Well-Known Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

OK. This is good to know. But, not very helpful in deciding which ones I should add to my library.

If you were looking back, which ones would you consider "must haves" for any new aviator to acquire the necessary knowledge to be a good and safe pilot?

I'm looking for a good book that covers the basic of necessary knowledge that a new pilot needs.

So, how 'bout some comments on the books in your library, or at least a rating say on a 1 to 10 scale of the books? 1 being "don't waste your time or money," 5 being "good info but could be better," 10 being "no pilots library should be without this one."

Thanks,
Heath
 

ready2fly

Well-Known Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

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If you were looking back, which ones would you consider "must haves" for any new aviator to acquire the necessary knowledge to be a good and safe pilot?

I'm looking for a good book that covers the basic of necessary knowledge that a new pilot needs.

So, how 'bout some comments on the books in your library, or at least a rating say on a 1 to 10 scale of the books?

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ASA Flight Training, Tevor Thom 6 decent text. A lot of good info for the beginner
ASA Private & Commercial, Trevor Thom 5 - not too bad. A little too verbose in places
ASA Instrument Flying, Trevor Thom 3 - way too verbose
Gliem Private Pilot knowldege prep book 10
Gleim Instrument knowledge prep book 10
Gleim Commercial knowledge prep book10
ASA Instrument knowledge prep book 2 - stay away from this one. Get the Gleim.
FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge 9. Good all around knowledge book
FAA Airplane Flying Handbook 9 - same as above. Hass all the maneuvers you'll need too.
FAA Instrument Flying Handbook 10 - MUST have - get it. Very informative.
FAA Aviation Instructors Handbook TBD
FAR/AIM - 2002 10 - must have
FAR/AIM - 200310- must have
Private Oral Exam Guide 10
Instrument Oral Exam Guide10
Commercial Oral Exam Guide 10
172 POH's (M, N, & S)10
150 POH10
152 POH10
PA28-161 Cherokee Warrior POH10
PA38-115 Tomahawk POH10
PA28R-200 Arrow POH10
BE95 Travel Air POH10
Private Pilot PTS10
Instrument Pilot PTS10
Commercial Pilot PTS10
Jeppesen Instrument/Commercial/Multi-Engine Syllabus 5 depends on what course of training you do.
Transition to Twins, David Robins 7. Decent book. Kind of an "Idiots Guide to Flying Twins

Hope that helps.
 

FL270

New Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

I've got a pretty big library, here goes:

Instrument Flying by Richard L. Taylor
Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual
Jeppesen Instrument/Commercial Manual
Jeppesen Instrument/Commercial Exercises
FAAH 7110.65 (Air Traffic Controller Manual)
Honeywell RDR-2000 Operating Manual
Gleim ATP Test Prep
Gleim Flight/Ground Instructor Test Prep
Gleim Instrument Pilot Test Prep
Gleim FOI Test Prep
Gleim Aviation Weather and Weather Services
Trevor Thom Instrument Flying Manual
FAA Flight Training Handbook
FAA Instrument Flying Handbook
FAA Airplane Flying Handbook
FAA Aviation Instructor's Handbook
FAA Aviation Weather
FAA Aviation Weather Services
Flight Technique Analysis (ERAU)
Aircraft Performance (ERAU)
Global Navigation (ERAU)
Air Carrier Operations/Dispatch Manual (ERAU)
Tampico TB-9 POH
Piper Seminole POH
Mooney M20J POH
Piper Cadet POH
Numerous PTS
Numerous ASA Oral Exam Guides
Continental Airlines RTO Course
Jeppesen Multi-Engine Manual
Bonanza/Baron Initial School Syllabus (I teach this course.)
ERAU Flight Courses Syllabi
Class Files from all undergraduate courses at ERAU
Full Lower 48 NOS Approach Plates (Expired)
Full DOD/FLIP Europe Approach Plates (Expired)
Collins AMS-5000 Avionics Guide
Sabreliner QRH
Simuflite King Air 200 Reference Manual
Continental Airlines DC-9 Flight Manual
Continental Airlines DC-9 Study Guide
Continental Airlines B737 System Study Guide
Jeppesen Airway Manuals (Expired)
Jeppesen Lo/Hi Enroute Charts (Expired)
"It Is This Way With Men Who Fly" by "Five-Dollar Frank"
FSI BE-1900D Manual
FSI Beechjet 400A Manual
FSI MU-2 Manual
FSI Commander Jetprop Manual
FSI Sabreliner 65 Manual
FSI Mitsubishi Diamond (MU-300) Manual
Simcom King Air 200 Manual
Simcom King Air C90A Manual
NBAA Directory 2002 (book)
NBAA Directory 2003 (CD-ROM)
AOPA Airport Directory
Air Charter Guide
Ac-U-Kwik 2002
Wall Posters: A330, MU-300, BE-1900, DC-9, B-757
(but oddly enough not the KA 200 I currently fly!)
Numerous back issues of the following magazines:
AOPA Pilot
AOPA Flight Training
Flying
Professional Pilot
Aviation International News
Airliners
Airways
David Clark H10-13.4 Headset and bag

I am fortunate to have an entire room in my house as an office/aviation library. Most importantly, I have a computer with printer and a FAX machine. I recommend every job-seeking professional pilot own their own fax machine ... they can be had for as little as $80. It makes it a million times easier to send out resumes when you're looking for jobs; you don't have to run down to the local Kinko's and pay out the nose. It'll pay for itself, and you can put it on your primary phone line ... no need for a separate fax number.

Last recommendation: Create a job search file. I have one folder for each company with which I've applied since graduation. A copy of each resume, cover letter, etc. I send them goes in the file. There's also a contact log where I put the date of any phone calls to/from, record online application updates, etc.

FL270
 

E_Dawg

Moderator
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

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PA28R-200 Arrow POH10

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TEN?? You serious??? Piper makes THE CRAPPIEST POHs I've ever seen!!!
 

ready2fly

Well-Known Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

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TEN?? You serious??? Piper makes THE CRAPPIEST POHs I've ever seen!!!

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True true. I should have added the caveat that it's a 10 because you NEED to have it. Other'n that - it does indeed blow.
 

kellwolf

Piece of Trash
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

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FAR/AIM - 2002 10 - must have

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Um, do you REALLY consider an outdated FAR/AIM a 'must have?'
 

mtsu_av8er

Well-Known Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

"Centerlines Are for Wussies" by Lloyd Williams

"The FAA Inspectors & Me", by Lloyd Williams
"The Red Line Is My Goal", by Lloyd Williams

"Fuel Reserves : The Truth Behind The FAA and It's Untold Agenda With The Fuel Sellers", by Lloyd Williams

"The Flight Review : A Critical Look At Why It's Not Needed", by Lloyd Williams

"The Mile High Club And You", by Lloyd Williams

"Ice : Why It's Not As Bad As They Say", by Lloyd Williams


The above readings are required for any serious pilot!!!!!
 

junkstream

Well-Known Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

One that I did not see listed that I think should be required reading is "Stick and Rudder" by Wolfgang Langewiesche

I have too many books, but some of the best (not all are instructional) are:

"Weather Flying" by Robert N. Buck

"Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators"

"Fate is the Hunter" by Erenest K. Gann

Any Gleim test prep book

"Slipping the Surly Bonds" by dave English

"The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk--sounds funny, but it's the best CRM book I've ever read.

If you're a CFI student building a library, stick with the FAA books and stay clear of the Jepp or Machado books. One thing I found is that during your CFI oral, the examiner likes it if you pull out the FAA books vs. the other ones. Plus, they can argue with the Jepp/Machado/ASA stuff, but they cannot argue with the FAA stuff.
 

Canis_Lupus

New Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

NERD ALERT!!

Ha, ha just kidding

Anything written by William Kershner, especially the Advanced Pilot's Flight Manual. I highly recommend it, especially for commercial and CFI students. Kershner's books are both informative and entertaining.
 

Joe

Well-Known Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

Has anyone ever read Flying Blind, Flying Safe by Mary Schiavo? My mom has a copy of it, and I've read parts of it. What did you think of it?
 

Eagle

New Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

A couple of flit manuals for the lears and citations, and an ATP study Guide, the rest of the stuff I give away.
 

pullup

Homewrecker
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

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"Centerlines Are for Wussies" by Lloyd Williams

"The FAA Inspectors & Me", by Lloyd Williams
"The Red Line Is My Goal", by Lloyd Williams

"Fuel Reserves : The Truth Behind The FAA and It's Untold Agenda With The Fuel Sellers", by Lloyd Williams

"The Flight Review : A Critical Look At Why It's Not Needed", by Lloyd Williams

"The Mile High Club And You", by Lloyd Williams

"Ice : Why It's Not As Bad As They Say", by Lloyd Williams


The above readings are required for any serious pilot!!!!!



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HAHAHHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA ----- Love it!
 

tonyw

Well-Known Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

Hey, can I buy those off E-bay? Will you autograph them?
 

tonyw

Well-Known Member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

Make sure you set a nice reserve price for the autographed versions!

 

MQAAord

Scheherazade
Staff member
Re: What\'s in your aviation library?

My apologies in re-opening an old thread, but I just now finally got around to jotting down the books from my library that I think are must-reads for anyone in the airline industry:

Fallacies and Fantasies of Air Transport History
R.E.G Davis (1994)

North Star Over My Shoulder
Bob Buck (2002)

Turbulent Skies, the History of Commercial Aviation
T.A Heppenheimer (1995)

Sky Gods, The Fall of Pan Am ( I actually cried at the end of this book, when the author talked about the last Pan Am flight into MIA)
Robert Gandt (1999)

Pilots Directions, The Transcontinental Airway & It's History
William M. Leary (1990)

Airline Saftey is a Myth
Ca. Vernon Lowell (1967)

Hard Landing
Thomas Pettinger Jr. (1995)

The Long Way Home
Ed Dover (1999)

Just a few highlights of my collection, I became somewhat of an airline history buff in my last few years at Eagle. Books made good company on those boring PIA overnights!
 
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