Aviation books for a pilot’s summer reading list

General Aviation News has just noted that Sporty’s has released its list of suggested aviation books that pilots or would be pilots might want to consider adding to their summer reading list. These aviation books (with links to Amazon.com.uk and other online book sellers) included:

Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying by Wolfgang Langewiesche. An all-time classic book about the “art of flying.” It was actually first published more than 60 years ago in 1944 and it still remains relevant even today.

Weather Flying by Robert N. Buck. This book was written by the late chief pilot for TWA who also had untold thousands of hours of in the cockpit. The book is considered to be the bible of weather flying.

Stick & Rudder   Weather Flying

Unforgettable: My Ten Best Flights by Lane Wallace. This book is perfect for pilots and non-pilots as every chapter covers one of Wallace’s favorite flights.

The Flying Life by Lauran Paine. Written by a retired military pilot, retired airline pilot and RV-8 builder and owner, this book contains a collection pilot related stories.

Unforgetable, my 10 best flights

The Next Hour: The Most Important Hour in Your Logbook by Richard L. Collins. This book serves up plenty of practical tips about managing the risks associated with flying and aviation.

Bahamas and Caribbean Pilot’s Guide by Pilot Publishing Inc. This handy guide includes photographs of every airport in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Its also the perfect tourist guide for the region.

Instrument Flying Update by John Eckalbar. For pilots who need to brush up on their instrument training, this book will be a must read.

The Next Hour, The Most Important Hour in Your LogbookInstrument Flying Update

Are there any other aviation books that should be added to this summer reading list for pilot?

One Response to Aviation books for a pilot’s summer reading list

  1. Frank Van Haste June 15, 2011 at 00:34 #

    I strongly endorse Redefining Airmanship by Col. Tony Kern.

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