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Handling Light Aircraft Paperback – 1 Apr 2016
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To me, this book would be better with a different title - something like "Learn to fly". When I see "Handling Light Aircraft", I think of a book that would go into the pitfalls of aircraft ownership...maybe maintenance issues, and how the different brands of aircraft do things and so forth. In fairness, this isn't what the book description said - just my impression given the title.
Instead, this is pretty much a very basic introduction to flying, appropriate for someone contemplating going for a pilot license or maybe a very early stage student pilot. If you're an experienced pilot, then you probably know the vast majority of what's in this book. If you're not an experienced pilot, it might give you a good introduction to the ins and outs of flying, but in my opinion there are better introductory texts out there, especially the one by William Kershner (okay, that's the one I learned from, so I'm a bit biased).
Still, flying is a rare hobby, and as a pilot I like to see just about anything that might get some more people interested in the art of flying small aircraft. The good news is that what's presented is definitely readable and clear, and I didn't catch too many glaring errors or oversimplifications that sometimes plague other books, and the author deserves credit for this.
If you're just taking those first fleeting steps into flying, this might be worth a read...just keep going once you're done with this book!