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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: Reccomend book buys Reply with quote

Can anyone reccomend the books i need for the exams please?

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Principles of Helicopter Flight' by W. J. Wagtendonk. I guess everyone would put this at the top of the list..plus the JAR OPS Manuals.

The PPL Confuser (by Nung Sornying) is another goody, giving you typical questions that they ask you in the exams.

In short, most reference books that flight shops sell but those above particularly.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another good one is Phil Croucher's Private Helicopter Pilot Studies. Covers all the PPL subjects in one handy book!

The Wagtendonk mentioned above is also excellent.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Various volumes of Trevor Thom's series of the "Air Pilot Manual" more or less got me through the PPL course. (And the red one has come in jolly handy this year, too!)

I believe they're now published/branded as Pooley's.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case anyone hasn't had an email from them, Flightstore currently have 30% off all books - I've just ordered the Phil Crouch book for a far more palatable 35 (rrp is 50, which seems rather steep).

Of all the books I've seen thus far, the best in terms of clear explanations is the FAA Rotorcraft Flying handbook, which can be found as a free PDF online.

I really can't recommend the Pooleys' JAR Helicopter Manual - it commits the cardinal sin of mentioning things in passing with the assumption that you already understand them before it actually explains them. I'm hoping that the Phil Crouch book will be better in this respect.
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