This book has been put back into print after many years of absence because The Psychology of Flight can provide modern pilots - everyone from new students to seasoned professionals - what's needed to continuously make themselves ready for whatever the piloting tasks ahead might be. In essence, it's nothing less than an exquisitely written 'Checklist for the Self'. While it is important to study and understand the rules, the procedures and the particulars of each airplane that a pilot gets into, it is even more important to have a good understanding of the inner workings of the flesh and blood person who will be pushing the levers, pressing the switches, turning the wheels and making the decisions that affect the course of these technological marvels that are airplanes. You.
This is not the sort of book that you should listen only once, not just because there is so much inside, but also because we need refresher training now and again in this most important of all aviation related subjects: basically, a pilot's inner workings. Keep this book to be listened to periodically for recurrent proficiency in the area that is ultimately most important to a pilot: before we can control an airplane with the necessary skills and consistency, we also need to understand how to control ourselves as well as humanly possible.
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Gets into the had of a flight instructor
Yes but only my few airmen and dive instructor friends , I don't think most of my fiends would be interested in the subject matter.
It wasn't a dramatic story rather an instructional text the ending brought the authors premise to a logical conclusion.
His enthusiasm for he subject matter was obvious and somewhat contagious
No it doesn't because it did all it st out to in this offering
I was surprised at how much of what I learned as a Scuba instructor was also useful as a flight instructor having flown and done diving for a flying I could relate to the authors messages and lessons.
Classic Revival of an Aviation Standard
This book is intended for student pilots and flight instructors. Anyone else reading it should be primarily interested in viewing a training environment and world view from a pilot's perspective.
Thomas Block revived this classic from the 1950s for a new generation of aviators. He has the seasoned voice of an experienced pilot.
This book is best broken up in segments. It's very interesting, but requires thought and self-reflection, and is a bit dry compared to thrillers or page-turning fiction. Definitely worth reading, but not in one sitting.
- Mark L. Berry