A veteran business executive, professor, writer, and aviator reveals what it takes to enter the world of flight and enjoy its many opportunities. With this book you’ll learn to become a sport pilot or repairman in less time and cost than ever possible!
You Can Fly Now: Your Keys to a Sky Full of Opportunity is a unique primer, in which author John Craparo teaches readers how to become a pilot, repairman, and airplane owner. In 2004, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced the Sport Pilot Rules which provide a safe and rigorous path to these new certificates. Whether you simply dream of flight, are returning to flying after an absence, or are looking for a career change or advancement, this book presents readers with relevant experiences and a new perspective. You Can Fly Now makes it possible for a full time college student with a part time job to become a pilot in less than a year without borrowing money.
Some of the chapters in the “experience” manual include a sweet sixteen approach to learning to fly airplanes, a seaplane adventure that accidentally beings in Europe and leads to Florida, learning to fly again over the southwest desert in gliders, and racing four feet above a prairie in a powered parachute. The book also presents the ways in which one can purchase and care for a used airplane affordably. Several appendices detail information on finding a flight instructor, choosing equipment and pilot resources you can find on the web. Also included is an illustrated guide to airplanes that readers can buy or build.
You Can Fly Now’s author, John S. Craparo, is a pilot, aircraft repairman, and ground instructor, as well as a business executive and former adjunct associate professor. He owns several aircraft and has written for Sport Aviation Magazine, Powered Sport Flying Magazine, Sport Pilot Magazine, and Aviator’s Hotline Magazine.
The Foreward was written by Col Joe Kittinger (USAF, retired)- the first man to solo a balloon across the Atlantic, highest parachute jump in history, and 1,000+ hour fighter pilot in Vietnam and POW in the “Hanoi Hilton”.
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 11
- 132 Pages
- 129 Color Photos and Illustrations
- Detailed Index