- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; 7th Revised edition edition (30 July 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1840372869
- ISBN-13: 978-1840372861
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.3 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 311,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Microlight Pilot's Handbook (Airlife Pilot's Handbooks) Paperback – 30 Jul 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
However, it covers the syllabus, usually with a chapter for each exam, in good detail - it uses good simple analogies to explain concepts, and you have to remind yourself that almost every word that you read forms part of the syllabus and needs to be understood and committed to memory to pass the exams. The pink-shaded areas (and there are only a handful of these) go into more detail than required in the syllabus, for those interested in learning more.
What it doesn't do, is give you a clear checklist/memory map of what you need to know, so you may need other study guides to cement your knowledge. Also, there are no exercises (I lie.. there's one!), so there's a long way to go between reading this book, and being able to practice what it contains.
So what this is, is a detailed introduction. If you're considering an NPPL, and want to see in detail what is involved, or if you're preparing for an NPPL and need an easy-to-read book to introduce concepts and theories to you, then this is it. But you'll need more to be able to use all this in practice - I assume either the school helps you with this, or you'll need some more books.
It is an Excellent Small Book, which can be read through in a few days, and then kept for reference, which you will do time and again
All of the answers to the theory part of the ppl(m) are condensed within this book, you don't really need any other book. So if you only have a small budget, this is the book to buy.
It doesn't teach you how to fly, thats what an instructors for, but it gives you all you need to know about the theory.
If you already possess the 7th edition, then you should just do what I did, and just get the Kindle edition.
In Fact, I can see no difference in the real content between this, the 8th edition and the 7th edition, The air law section may have been updated to reflect changes in that.
Given that the author sadly died a few years before this edition came out, I'm not entirely sure who has provided the update, as its not stated.
It is certainly an invaluable reference and I have benefitted from owning it whilst training for my NPPL(M).
However, it can be a tad too technical and a bit of a heavy read. My preference would be for more diagrams, bullet points and summaries in such a publication - so doesn't really suit my preference. I like concise....I feel this book could be a little more concise in places.
It is certainly of value in conjunction with OTHER (albeit hard to find) sources of information (other books, but primarily the internet!). I also own the AtoZ of microlighting, which compliments this well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfectly described condition. Brilliant handbook for Microlight theory.Published 3 months ago by LS
Excellent read, concise and to the point - very informative
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Very good read for those interested in this sport, I can highly recommend itPublished on 1 Aug. 2014 by Roebuck
OK. A poor book if you come from any other flying discipline, almost all of it is just very basic general aviation stuff like basic met, air law etc. Read morePublished on 20 July 2014 by Scapa
Idea if you're studying for the NPPL(M) Air Law, Met, Tech, Human Performance Exams but it does seem to lack a bit of detail for the Nav. Read morePublished on 28 May 2014 by Darren Moore
This book was advertised as second hand but when it arrived I thought it was brand new! Well done Airlife.Published on 2 Sept. 2013 by MB