ASA Lessons from the Logbook (Softcover)


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Flying techniques from the best teacher of all: Experience. Piloting techniques on diverse topics in this collection of stories from an experienced flight instructor’s logbook.
Ron Fowler accurately states, “our skills of flight either improve or
slowly erode, but they rarely remain unchanged.” Speaking pilot to
pilot, the author picks up where initial pilot training leaves off. Lessons from the Logbook is a collection of stories that began as articles written for Plane & Pilot magazine, and was previously published by Aviation Book Company.

book is organized to reflect all the phases of flight: preflight,
departure, en route, and arrival, and concludes with a section on
recurrent training. It provides piloting techniques on such diverse
topics as night flying; what to do when you get stuck above or below a
cloud deck; how to handle in-flight emergencies; evaluating real-life
takeoff performance; pursuing a path to perfect flying; and much, much

Ron Fowler is the ideal flight instructor—experienced,
patient, entertaining, with excellent communication skills. Although
readers may never have an opportunity to fly with him, his gentle
guidance will stick with them: first when they read the pages that share
the author’s expertise, to be recalled again when they have a similar
experience. Lessons from the Logbook will inspire readers to improve their flying skills, and more importantly, motivate them to take to the sky.