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  • Bok269
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    Originally posted by screaming_emu
    yup, the handbook is background knowledge. Things like weather, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, etc. Wheras the airplane flying handbook talks about how to actually fly certain maneuvers.
    Thanks for the info. I think I am going to buy the hard copy. I found a package deal on amazon.

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  • screaming_emu
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    Originally posted by Bok269
    In FSX . Hopefully I'll be moving to the real thing soon. What is the difference between the handbook of areonautical knowledge and the flying handbook? Is the first more background?
    yup, the handbook is background knowledge. Things like weather, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, etc. Wheras the airplane flying handbook talks about how to actually fly certain maneuvers.

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  • Bok269
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    Originally posted by screaming_emu
    ah, have a student/private pilots license then?
    In FSX . Hopefully I'll be moving to the real thing soon. What is the difference between the handbook of areonautical knowledge and the flying handbook? Is the first more background?

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  • screaming_emu
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    Originally posted by Bok269
    Thanks. I already have a basic knowledge of simple props like the 172 and a bit of knowledge in IFR.
    ah, have a student/private pilots license then? The airplane flying handbook does have some info on flying twins, as well as a limited bit of information about flying jets and turboprops. But again, you need to have more than a "basic knowledge" if you're going to understand what they're talking about.

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  • Bok269
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    Thanks. I already have a basic knowledge of simple props like the 172 and a bit of knowledge in IFR.

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  • screaming_emu
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    Originally posted by Bok269
    What are your thoughts on the following:
    Pilot's handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...1345191&itm=16
    Microsoft FS as a training guide
    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Flig...e=UTF8&s=books
    Van Sickle's Modern Airmanship
    http://www.amazon.com/Sickles-Modern...e=UTF8&s=books
    Handling the big jets
    http://www.amazon.com/Handling-Big-J...377629-5111945
    Transition to twins
    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...6027414X&itm=1

    Obviously some are different niches than others, but Im interested in all of those subjects.
    I would start out with the Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, then the Airplane Flying Handbook. Both are available for free from www.faa.gov as PDF files.

    http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/a...lane_handbook/

    http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/a...ilot_handbook/

    These are both official training guides published by the FAA and are the basis of Private and Commercial pilot courses.

    As for the others, I wouldn't recommend them as without knowing the contents of the above in depth, they probably will make very little sense to you. If you do decide to read them, I recommend you look for them in a library instead of purchasing them.

    Also, once you have read and understood the above two books, here are two books to teach you some of what goes into IFR flying.

    http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/a...ying_handbook/

    http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/a...ures_handbook/

    Like many other subjects, aviation knowledge is built from the bottom up, if you try to shoot an ILS when you haven't even mastered basic aircraft control, its just not going to work.

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  • Bok269
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    Good instructional books

    What are your thoughts on the following:
    Pilot's handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...1345191&itm=16
    Microsoft FS as a training guide
    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Flig...e=UTF8&s=books
    Van Sickle's Modern Airmanship
    http://www.amazon.com/Sickles-Modern...e=UTF8&s=books
    Handling the big jets
    http://www.amazon.com/Handling-Big-J...377629-5111945
    Transition to twins
    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...6027414X&itm=1

    Obviously some are different niches than others, but Im interested in all of those subjects.
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