Pilot life wouldn’t be complete without a collection of books and other readings to learn, advance and keep up on the latest trends in aviation.  Here we have collected references and books that you might enjoy or need in your studies.  Did we miss something?  Please let us know.

Here are the categories that you can find below:

Special Authors

Study Materials

Aviation Fiction

Aviation Non-Fiction

Other Reading You’ll Enjoy


 Special Authors

We like to help out the rest of our community.  We will highlight some authors from that community here.  Hopefully, you will enjoy their books and other readings and help support them as well.

 

Cap’n Aux

Cap’n Aux is a fellow airline pilot and author.  He has a wide and varied flying background that helps him to write about some fun and exciting aviation stories.  He contributes to a number of publications and websites like NYCAviation, Airways magazine and AOPA Pilot.  We hope you will enjoy his books which you can find below.  You can also find Cap’n Aux’s site here.

Tom Sylvester

Tom is a major airline pilot with a variety of type ratings including his current position flying a 747.  Tom’s background is fascinating.  You can find his entire bio here where you will learn that he is, literally, a rocket scientist.  Tom has written a few novels that are worth exploring.

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Study Material

Practical Test Standards

The quintessential book for pilot training.  These contain the FAA standards for passing the test for your FAA ratings.  Every student needs to read and digest their practical test standards before going into your FAA exam.

Private Pilot Instrument Rating Commercial Flight Instructor Airline Transport Pilot

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Aviation Non-Fiction

These are great stories and true adventures in aviation that we or our readers have found interesting, educational or just fun.  We hope you enjoy them!

Nuts – Twenty-five years ago, Herb Kelleher reinvented air travel when he founded Southwest Airlines.  History of the start-up of JetBlue Airways who created an entirely new airline business model Flying the Line: The First Half Century of the Air Line Pilots Association Flying the Line, Vol. 2: The Line Pilot in Crisis: ALPA Battles Airline Deregulation and Other Forces
The Ravens: The Forward Air Controller In Laos, Vietnam Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War Red Eagles: America’s Secret MiGs The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew At His Side

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Aviation Fiction

Stories and adventure of flying and aviation.

An aviation classic, Fate is the Hunter is a must read for every aviator. Every Man a Tiger: The Gulf War Air Campaign

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Other Reading You Might Enjoy

Good Calories, Bad Calories


Every list needs an “other” category.  This is ours.  These are readings that aren’t specifically aviation related but that we or our readers enjoyed.  Many of them are designed to help you with keeping your mind and body healthy.