An Air Facts anthology by Richard L. Collins
Richard Collins uses airplanes as the centerpiece in Logbooks – Life in Aviation to weave together fascinating stories from his career in aviation and magazine publishing, tracking the evolution of each industry as he lived it. According to Richard he has flown “virtually all the airplanes that were offered from the end of World War Two up to 2008,” when he retired from flying.
In Logbooks, new pilots will learn first-hand about aircraft they’ve only heard of while veteran pilots will enjoy reminiscing about the much-loved aircraft that Richard flew during his long career. From landing on an aircraft carrier to flying the Concorde to countless cross-country trips in N40RC, his P210, Richard tells fascinating and detailed stories about his life in aviation, selected from his five years of writing for Air Facts Journal.
Logbooks is more than just flying stories, although it certainly is that. Divided into six sections – Adventures, Airplanes, Safety, Technique, Weather and Flightstyles – Collins shares tips learned along the way and insightful opinions about current aviation issues. Readers will learn what it takes to fly safely, and have no doubt why Richard Collins is revered as an iconic figure in general aviation.
Approx. 310 pages.
For over 50 years, pilots have turned to renowned aviation journalist Richard L. Collins for his unique perspective on the challenges and rewards of flying light aircraft. With over 20,000 hours of real world experience, much of it in Cessna 172s and 210s, Collins writes about safety, weather, and air traffic control from first-hand experience. In his numerous books and videos, he shares the tried-and-true techniques and common sense lessons he's learned from the left seat.