By Andrew Liszewski
While the numbers clearly indicate that flying is one of the safest ways to travel there’s always that worry in the back of your mind about what could go wrong. Those who are particularly concerned about something happening to the pilot might find some peace of mind by reading this book.
While How To Fly A Plane is not written as a complete and thorough manual on how to pilot an aircraft it does provide a solid introduction to everything from take-off to the far more important landing. It doesn’t rely on technical jargon either but uses layman’s terms so that anyone can easily grasp the concepts. A ‘First Flights’ section even takes you inside the cockpits of various planes including gliders, single engined aircraft and a Learjet which is great if you’ve ever wondered what all those gauges and displays are really for.
How To Fly A Plane is published in the UK by Thames & Hudson and can be found on Amazon.co.uk for about $30.