ASA The Advanced Pilot’s Flight Manual – 9th Edition


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Commercial license preparation manual from Kershner’s “The Flight
Manuals Series.” Updated and edited by his son William C. Kershner.

The Advanced Pilot’s Flight Manual has long been a standard reference
for pilots transitioning to advanced models and types and preparing for
the Commercial Pilot knowledge and flight tests. This book bridges the
gap between theory and practical application, covering the fundamentals
of airplane aerodynamics and aircraft performance. Rules of thumb are
used throughout as a means of presenting a clearer picture of the
recommended performance parameters, and increasing understanding of the
variable factors that affect aircraft operations such as altitude and
temperature. Knowledge of these thumb rules will enable pilots to
maximize performance when operating faster aircraft and at higher

Chapters are dedicated to:

  • Airplane performance and stability for pilots
  • Checking out in advanced models and types
  • Emergencies and unusual situations
  • Advanced navigation
  • High-altitude Operations
  • Preparing for the commercial knowledge and practical tests

With over six decades of experience as pilot-in-command in more than
100 types and models of airplanes, Bill Kershner was an FAA/General
Aviation Flight Instructor of the Year, named Elder Statesman of
Aviation, and inducted into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame. His son,
William C. Kershner, was soloed by his father, and holds Flight
Instructor and Airline Transport Pilot certificates. He has fl own 22
types of airplanes in his over 15,000+ hours of flight time, ranging
from Cessna 150s to Boeing 777s.


Additional information

Weight 1.0000 lbs
Dimensions 9.0000 × 2.0000 × 11.0000 in



William K. Kershner