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You Can Afford to Be a Pilot

 

You Can Afford to be a Pilot

Airplane and gyro pilot and certificated flight instructor Tim O’Connor has published a new book in paperback and e-book form. You Can Afford to Be a Pilot explains how to become a pilot and fly for fun on a middle class budget. It’s an excellent gift for future ultralight and sport pilots and provides valuable tips for existing pilots. The paperback is $10.95 on Amazon.com, and the e-book version, regularly $8.99,is 25 percentoff for Light Plane World readers.

In the introduction, Tim writes, “I am going to argue that if you can afford what many people consider ‘middle class hobbies’ you can afford to not only learn to fly an aircraft but also to own one. I believe that if you have the means to afford hobbies involving: a sports car, a vintage automobile or truck, a customized large displacement motorcycle, an RV camper, a horse, or a boat, you have the means to be an aircraft owner and pilot.”

The purpose of this book is not to teach ground school or flight training but to teach the reader how to shop for these services, and once purchased, how to keep them affordable, efficient, and useful. There are about 33,000 words in 11 chapters that cover all the different types of ultralights and light-sport aircraft. Included are tips on lessons, exams, checkrides, and advice on choosing and purchasing an aircraft. The e-book comes in 10 different possible formats, either online or downloadable, including Kindle, Palm, PDF, and HTML. Take advantage of a 25 percent discount on the e-book until January 7, 2011, by entering the promotional coupon code ZL64A when making your purchase. The price of $6.74 will provide you or a friend with timesaving tips and tricks that will pay for this book many times over.

Tim O’Connor is one of the top contributors to the Rotary Wing Forum where he posts under the username “barnstorm2.”

Update from the editor: The book is excellent in printed form and has 138 easy to read pages. The front and back cover are extra heavy glossy stock.  It could be shared with a friend. My favorite line is a quotation from the chapter on how to buy a used aircraft. “Caution: Cape does not enable user to fly – Batman costume warning label,Walmart 1995.”

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