You have no items in your shopping cart.

  • 1-800-348-0014

CALL US: 1-800-348-0014

Flight Training: Taking the Short Approach

Be the first to review this product

See other products by ASA (Aviation Supplies & Academics)

Availability: In stock

List Price: $39.95
Marv's Price: $31.95
add sub
View Larger

Product Description

"Taking the Short Approach" was written as an aviation primer and provides an introduction to the whole flight training process. As freshman rely on seniors to learn the ropes, readers will find themselves turning time and time again to David Diamond’s guidance and recommendations.

Starting with a look at what's involved in the initial decision to take flight lessons, Flight Training: Taking the Short Approach is a comprehensive orientation to flight training that tackles the subject of aviation training from the perspective of discovery rather than syllabus. Aviation is a circular subject that has no perfect point of entry when taught. There is no aspect of aviation that doesn't require at least some understanding of another aviation topic. Short Approach does away with the traditional topic-by-topic approach to aviation instruction, instead allowing the reader to fall into the subject right from the start, helped along by the author's conversational style and friendly humor in sharing his experiences. This book makes the ideal first read for anyone who intends to start flight training; it should be considered "Flight Training 101."

Diamond does not assume any aviation knowledge on the part of the reader. His book is the ideal handbook for student pilots, covering such topics as why people fly, the process of learning to fly — including money matters, health requirements, time commitments, school and instructor options, and the tests involved — and the privileges and limitations associated with a pilot certificate. From there, the author dispels frequent concerns of learning to fly, such as the realities of engine failures, midair collisions, and weather. The airplane is covered with an orientation to the controls and instrumentation, and showing which maneuvers students will be flying throughout the pilot curriculum. The book concludes by discussing which gizmos can help with training, which can hurt the learning process, and which are necessary if not only for the “cool” factor.

Since the author is also an accomplished illustrator, the text is accompanied by some of the best full-color and 3D graphics found in any aviation textbook — readers will have a solid “mind’s eye view” of the flight training process. As a result, they will enter their flight training program completely prepared, knowing exactly what needs to happen to get their license, understanding what to expect and able to make the right decisions, so no time is wasted at the airport or in the airplane… "Taking the short approach to flight training."

Softcover, fully illustrated in color.

Other Information

Manufacturer ASA (Aviation Supplies & Academics)
Rating/Aircraft Type Private
Author David Diamond
ISBN-13 9781560275565
Pages 292

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Flight Training: Taking the Short Approach

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Would you recomend this to product to a friend?
Share Your Opinion

* Required Fields.

Review Writing Notes:

  • Did the product meet your expectations?
  • Would you buy again?
  • Be descriptive

Comments for us? Contact customer service. Your feedback will be sent privately to our member service team.

Tell Others About Yourself:

Please tell us about your shopping experience with

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

This item has not been reviewed. Be the first to write a review.

Our Guarantee

100% Satisfaction

Marv has had a 30-Day Return Policy for over 30 years!

If you’re not satisfied, we’ll refund your money!

Our Customers Say it Best

  • "This was my first purchase from Marv Golden, but it certainly won't be my last! With their great selection, exceptional customer service, and superb pricing, you really can't go wrong. - Charlie (Cessna 172)"

  • "Rick spent more time with me than I expected in order to help me select the correct iPad yoke mount for my Aerostar. He even stayed on the phone while I took some measurements in my plane! Above and beyond – will call again in a heartbeat. - Jack (Piper Aerostar, Instrument Pilot)"

  • "As always, the quality is outstanding, and it was delivered promptly. These are great people and they're always there to help! - JR (Private Pilot)"

  • "My order shipped very quickly. I highly recommend buying any product from this website. - Dave (CFII)"

  • "Great prices and great Customer Service at Marv! - DJ (Hawker 800)"

  • "Marv has the best prices and service! - John K (Piper Arrow)"

  • "Marv Golden Pilot Supplies go above and beyond. I received a brand new release watch at a great price and it was safely delivered half way around the world to country NSW. My first international transaction over the net and was a wee bit anxious but fully satisfied with these guys. 10 stars! - Wiggy (Paramedic Flight Crew)"

  • "Service, Selection, and Prices were were excellent! Marv's is my new Aviation Store! - Susie (A320)"

For Marv’s full Returns & Exchanges Policies, please click Returns & Exchanges

Please wait...

You've just added this product to the cart:


Continue shopping or View cart & checkout

You've just deleted this product from the cart:


Continue shopping or View cart & checkout