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Microlight Pilot's Handbook (Airlife Pilot's Handbooks) Paperback – 30 Jul 2002

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Product details

  • 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)
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Brian has written the definitive book covering all aspects of microlighting theory. It is a must for anyone intending to obtain a PPL Microlighting license. Each section is clearly written and backed up with excellent line drawings. When I obtained my license I found the book invaluable, and even now I still go back to it from time to time to refresh my memory. This is a must-have for everyone flying, or intending to fly, microlights
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Very informative, but don't rely solely on this for learning the theory you will need to know to go flying safely.
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Had the 7th edition on paperback so decided to get this on kindle. Great as usual!
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By A Customer on 21 Dec. 2002
Format: Paperback
An absolute must for the new wannabe microlight pilot.After searching around, this book can only be described as the Microlight pilots bible.Very easy to understand and full of pictures and diagrams.Money well spent.
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As far as I know, 'Cossie' is essential reading in any case for any microlight pilot - I've yet to start my training, so can't compare to experience yet.

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.
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This Book is the de-facto standard book to possess for a microlight Student Pilot and is a recommendation by most microlight flying instructors.

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.
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This publication has a bit of a monopoly as it is generally considered the (only) microlight pilot's Bible. So generally pilot's buy it out of necessity rather than choice!
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.
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Format: Paperback
An excellent introduction to the subject for someone who knew nothing about it. It is written in a very engaging style which combines precise technical knowledge with humour. Definitely encourages me to pursue the possibility of flying microlights further since I now believe that I have a good grounding in the basics. Easy to understand, even in its most difficult areas, such as navigation. Would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what microlight flying entails. The format, use of colour, the layout, are all very user friendly.
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