Useful Links

2016 Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (Free for download from the FAA)

  • The basic reference you need.

Airplane Flying Handbook (free to download from the FAA)

  • Also free from the FAA, and a basic that you probably need.

******A note on both these books: You can buy copies of them, but if you do, make sure you read the fine print as some companies don’t sell the latest or its diagrams and images aren’t in color. Read the reviews on Amazon before you order. You can read my review on the ASA PHAK which I will be updating as I read it.

“How to Obtain a Good Weather Briefing” (from the FAA)

  • If you are like me and your instructor gave you the weather briefing phone number (1800-WX-BRIEF) and told you to call and get the weather, and you were floored by the amount of information and clueless as to what you needed to know, you should read this.

Canvas Network-Free Online Classes

  • This is a website for free MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courseware). You might want to look into the MOOCs on this website as they have some offered by Embry-Riddle like Aviation 101, Human Factors in Aviation, Accident Investigation, and Behind the Scenes Look at Airlines. There are others, but those are the ones I took and enjoyed.