Airport Planning: A Practical Guide for Planners and Airport Managers, by Lynn S. Bezilla, is a readable, real-world resource offering comprehensive insight on effective airport planning and development. Drawing from Mr. Bezilla's 37 years of air¬port planning experience, including 20 years as Director of Planning and Environmental Services at Baltimore/Wash¬ington International Airport (BWI), the book begins with an overview of the airport planning profession and airport components. Subsequent chapters consider airport management, operations, and finance; strategic planning; master planning; system planning; forecasting; and environmental considerations; all geared toward understanding how airports really work and how to most effectively plan their development. Mr. Bezilla emphasizes the human element of airport planning, including special chapters on coordination and communication as well as mentoring young planners. Mr. Bezilla's conversational, often humorous style brings airport planning to life as he explains what airport planners do and why. He emphasizes clear, confident, creative thinking as he helps readers navigate the framework of federal, state, and local regulations and realities governing airports. This carefully-researched volume is an invaluable resource for airport planners early in their careers. Airport Managers will gain insight into the complex airport planning process. Experienced planning professionals will be energized by Mr. Bezilla's ability to see beyond FAA Advisory Circulars and rigid planning processes to a holistic view of airport planning that is at once realistic and inspired.