Hal's Favorite Weekend Reads

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Every plane has a story, and every pilot has a million stories.
Every plane has a story, and every pilot has a million stories. This library of books help portray the passion for aviation that many of us still have. We get so caught up with going from point A to B; many people forget what drew them to aviation in the first place.

The Next Hour
The most important hour in your logbook

“Pilots don’t crash airplanes because they want to,” says Collins, but even experienced pilots do. The best way to stay out of an accident report, he suggests, is to understand and manage the risks inherent in flying—every time you get in an airplane. In this completely new book, Collins shares some personal insights learned from his lifetime of flying in general aviation airplanes.

You’ll learn:
• The three word emergency checklist every pilot should know
• Why a pilot’s thought processes matter more than his experience
• Why Collins decided to stop flying as pilot in command—on his own terms
• The unique challenges (and rewards) of night flying
• Why some airplane types have poor accident records
• How to manage technology in the cockpit, and when it’s doing more harm than good

Throughout, Collins uses real life examples from his vast experience to illustrate each point. This book is a must-have for any pilot who wants to make their next hour a safer one. Approx. 210 pages, soft cover.

Unforgetable, My 10 Best Flights
By Lane Wallace

Flying magazine editor Lane Wallace has flown plenty of unique flights, from the Swiss Alps to Key West, from a Piper Cub to a U-2 spy plane. In this new book, she recounts her 10 best, and in the process, reminds all pilots why we fly. Written with Lane’s trademark style and sense of wonder about the world she experiences and explores, and filled with insight about the emotions and life lessons flying evokes, it’s ideal for both pilots and non-pilots. Includes 8 pages of color pictures. If you like Lane's column, you’ll love Unforgettable. Approx. 160 pages; paperback.

Then and Now, How Airplanes Got This Way
By: Phil Scott

Ever wonder why an airplane can stall with its engine running full speed? How airports developed into the convoluted mess that they have become? Who invented rudder pedals, ailerons, the fuselage, and the Mile High Club?

It’s all here in Then & Now: How Airplanes Got This Way, Phil Scott’s rich, witty and fun seventh book. In this collection of hilarious, historical essays, veteran journalist and historian Scott takes apart aircraft through history and tells how, through a combination of science and art, all the pieces fit together to make a thing that worked—or didn’t.

He explains how gasoline was used to cure the croup before it powered engines, how it was better to be thrown clear of a wreck than being strapped into the seat, how a future war hero invented instrument landings.

In delightful Literary Intermissions, an aviator’s wife tells how her future lover wooed her with his training log, while a pioneering woman journalist learns how to take off and land. Scott’s exciting Then & Now explains not only how airplanes work in the air, but how pilots learned how to decipher these clues into a few movements of their hands and feet.
Every plane has a story, and every pilot has a million stories. This library of books help portray the passion for aviation that many of us still have. We get so caught up with going from point A to B; many people forget what drew them to aviation in the first place.

The Next Hour
The most important hour in your logbook

“Pilots don’t crash airplanes because they want to,” says Collins, but even experienced pilots do. The best way to stay out of an accident report, he suggests, is to understand and manage the risks inherent in flying—every time you get in an airplane. In this completely new book, Collins shares some personal insights learned from his lifetime of flying in general aviation airplanes.

You’ll learn:
• The three word emergency checklist every pilot should know
• Why a pilot’s thought processes matter more than his experience
• Why Collins decided to stop flying as pilot in command—on his own terms
• The unique challenges (and rewards) of night flying
• Why some airplane types have poor accident records
• How to manage technology in the cockpit, and when it’s doing more harm than good

Throughout, Collins uses real life examples from his vast experience to illustrate each point. This book is a must-have for any pilot who wants to make their next hour a safer one. Approx. 210 pages, soft cover.

Unforgetable, My 10 Best Flights
By Lane Wallace

Flying magazine editor Lane Wallace has flown plenty of unique flights, from the Swiss Alps to Key West, from a Piper Cub to a U-2 spy plane. In this new book, she recounts her 10 best, and in the process, reminds all pilots why we fly. Written with Lane’s trademark style and sense of wonder about the world she experiences and explores, and filled with insight about the emotions and life lessons flying evokes, it’s ideal for both pilots and non-pilots. Includes 8 pages of color pictures. If you like Lane's column, you’ll love Unforgettable. Approx. 160 pages; paperback.

Then and Now, How Airplanes Got This Way
By: Phil Scott

Ever wonder why an airplane can stall with its engine running full speed? How airports developed into the convoluted mess that they have become? Who invented rudder pedals, ailerons, the fuselage, and the Mile High Club?

It’s all here in Then & Now: How Airplanes Got This Way, Phil Scott’s rich, witty and fun seventh book. In this collection of hilarious, historical essays, veteran journalist and historian Scott takes apart aircraft through history and tells how, through a combination of science and art, all the pieces fit together to make a thing that worked—or didn’t.

He explains how gasoline was used to cure the croup before it powered engines, how it was better to be thrown clear of a wreck than being strapped into the seat, how a future war hero invented instrument landings.

In delightful Literary Intermissions, an aviator’s wife tells how her future lover wooed her with his training log, while a pioneering woman journalist learns how to take off and land. Scott’s exciting Then & Now explains not only how airplanes work in the air, but how pilots learned how to decipher these clues into a few movements of their hands and feet.

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