Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Air Sports. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. FAR/AIM 2021: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM Federal Aviation Regulations)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

All the Information you Need to Operate Safely in US Airspace, Fully Updated If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM . In today’s environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system. In the newest edition of the FAR/AIM , all regulations, procedures, and illustrations are brought up to date to reflect current FAA data. This handy reference book is an indispensable resource for members of the aviation community, as well as for aspiring pilots looking to get a solid background in the rules, requirements, and procedures of flight training. Not only does this manual present all the current FAA regulations, it also includes: A study guide for specific pilot training certifications and ratings A pilot/controller glossary Standard instrument procedures Parachute operations Airworthiness standards for products and parts The NASA Aviation Safety reporting form Important FAA contact information This is the most complete guide to the rules of aviation available anywhere. Don’t take off without the FAR/AIM !

  • Author: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (March 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1510760424
  • Dimensions: 6 x 2.7 x 9 inches


2. Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-3B

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include: Ground operations Cockpit management Flight standards Preflight assessment of the aircraft Rick and resource management The four fundamentals of flying Before-takeoff check Integrated flight control Slow flights Stall recognition and characterization Spins Takeoff Airport traffic pattens Approaches and landings Ground reference maneuvers Night operations And much more Updated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license. It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.

  • Author: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (July 25, 2017)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1510712836
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches


3. Green to Go (Buck Reilly Adventure Series Book 2)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

Buck Reilly went to hell and back in Red Right Return. In Green to Go, it’s a one-way trip. Good news turns bad fast, and the bad just keeps coming in this thrilling new Buck Reilly adventure. The unexpected contents of his parent’s Swiss bank account offer Buck a chance to dig himself out of the hole he’s been in since the recession hit, but first he must recover the treasure maps and clues he lost at sea. Those plans get put on hold when a friend is accused of orchestrating the biggest theft in Key West’s sordid history, and the FBI uses Buck's past against him to demand that he search for the thieves who fled aboard a hundred year-old schooner. No good deed goes unpunished, and Buck’s dogged by greed and double-crosses from Key West to the Bahamas and points south. His hunt for the missing treasure pits him against a crazed mercenary, Peruvian rebels, rogue Cuban Secret Police and a beautiful woman torn between turning Buck over to the authorities or succumbing to his charm. Buck’s a lot like the rest of us—trying to make ends meet and hoping for better times. He operates Last Resort Charter and Salvage, flying a 1946 amphibious Grumman Widgeon, hunting for sunken treasure and taking on an occasional passenger, no questions asked. GREEN TO GO is the second book in the Buck Reilly Adventure Series. “Master storyteller John Cunningham delivers a fresh twist on historical fiction. This finely crafted, fast-paced tale is alive with vivid characters, snappy dialogue and crisp prose. It will set your heart racing!” Carla Norton, New York Times Best-Selling author "This is an amazing book, and extremely well-written. The issues are thoroughly explained by characters who seem to live and breathe on every page." Lisa Black, New York Times Best-Selling author of Every Kind of Wicked “A heart-pounding thriller! White Knight checks all the boxes for a nonstop read, dishing up psychological suspense, political intrigue and bare-knuckles adventure. Think: Elmore Leonard meets David Baldacci.” Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone and The Never Game

  • Author: John H. Cunningham
  • Publisher: Greene Street, LLC (June 23, 2012)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Sports & Outdoors


4. Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer   Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice. Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.

  • Author: Keith O'Brien
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (March 5, 2019)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1328592798
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.94 x 8 inches


5. Aviation Instructor's Handbook: FAA-H-8083-9B

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

Here is the official guide, a new edition developed by the FAA, to help beginning ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors understand the basics of flight instruction. Heavily illustrated and filled with essential information, topics include: Risk Management and Resource Management Human Behavior The Learning Process Effective Communication The Teaching Process Assessment Instructor Responsibilities and Professionalism Techniques of Flight Instruction And much more This official FAA publication provides aviation instructors with up-to-date information on learning and teaching, and how to relate this information to the task of teaching aeronautical knowledge and skills to students. Experienced aviation instructors will also find the updated information useful for improving their effectiveness in training activities.

  • Author: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference


6. Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

A comprehensive look at the worlds great aircraft from the experts at Flying magazine featuring spectacular full-color photographs fascinating and informative text and detailed specifications that will delight die-hard data fans Of all humanitys dazzling innovations perhaps none capture our imaginations or fuel our inventive spirits as much as flight In our quest to soar higher faster and farther weve dreamed up airborne wonders that are a sight to behold-like the supersonic F-22 Raptor stealthily soaring above the clouds or the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Biplane the beautiful starter model that helped a generation earn their wings Thats not even to mention the deluxe Concorde-the first passenger jet to cruise at the speed of sound These iconic aircraft-and 97 more stunning feats of aeronautical engineering-make up the worlds most groundbreaking contributions to flight all curated and collected here by the experts at Flying magazine In Flight 100 Greatest Aircraft theres something for every

  • Author: Mark Phelps
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (December 24, 2013)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Transportation
  • ISBN: 978-1616286064
  • Dimensions: 11 x 1.1 x 10 inches


7. Stretching, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

This popular fitness book, here in its 20th edition, explains how stretching forms an important link between the sedentary life and the active life, why we need to stretch and how to do it correctly. After the 'getting started' section the book is in three main parts: the stretches, with drawings and full instructions for each position; stretching routines and everyday activities; and stretching routines for 36 different sports and activities, from aerobic exercise to wrestling.

  • Author: Bob Anderson
  • Publisher: Shelter Publications; 20th Anniversary Revised edition (July 3, 2000)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0936070223
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches


8. Composition Notebook: Wide Ruled Composition, Leopard Vehicle Book for Boys, Children, Teachers students kids, Journal, Notebook Book Gift – 7.5 x9.25 , 120 Pages

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

Perfect notebook & journal for habit tracking, budget tracking, planning, journaling, notes, …

  • Author: Leopard bamdm Publishing
  • Publisher: Independently published (July 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8534154979
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.28 x 9.25 inches


9. Ferry Pilot: Nine Lives Over the North Atlantic

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

What could possibly go wrong? A LOT, if you spend 30 years flying small airplanes over the North Atlantic! Join Kerry McCauley in the cockpit as he battles a fuel system malfunction over the Atlantic, a total electrical failure at night over the Sahara, being struck by lightning off the coast of Portugal and losing his engine in a thunderstorm. As an international ferry pilot Kerry’s almost insatiable, reckless quest for danger and adventure also led Kerry to put international smuggler and bank robber on his resume. Kerry’s skill, ingenuity and a heavy dose of luck were what allowed him to survive the countless mishaps, catastrophes and a nearly fatal plane crash. A true tail of adventure and courage, this harrowing account will have you on the edge of your seat wondering how Kerry is still alive. Ferry Pilot is destined to be a true aviation classic.

  • Author: Kerry McCauley
  • Publisher: Kerry McCauley (July 28, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Transportation
  • ISBN: 978-1735339016
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.8 x 8 inches


10. Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Air Sports - August 2021

The updated 11th edition of the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide by the FAA is a great reference for novice pilots and professionals alike. Printed in full color with detailed examples, this book provides all the information students and pilots need to know about all the symbols and information provided on US aeronautical charts and chart navigation publications. Readers will find information on VFR charts, aeronautical chart symbols, helicopter route charts, flyway planning charts, IFR enroute charts, explanation of IFR enroute terms and symbols, Terminal Procedure Publications (TPPs), explanation of TPP terms and symbols, airspace classifications, and an airspace class table.

  • Author: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; 12th edition (July 25, 2017)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1510725522
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches