From the Ground up 29th Edition Description:
Updated and Improved Edition:
For over 75 years, the content of From the Ground Up® has stood as a literary benchmark for the teaching of the multitude of components and complexities inherent in the challenging activity of learning to fly.
Through its evolving editions, many generations of readers have been challenged by the concepts and theories that require thorough understanding in advance of the sought-after hours of flying enjoyment that are the ultimate goal of all who seek to earn their wings and expand their knowledge of flight theory and practice.
The content of From the Ground Up® may, at times, seem adverse and complex, but the pathway to learning the fundamentals of aeronautics is one that reaps much in the way of personal reward for all who pursue the goal of thoroughly understanding the subject. Indeed, it was by design that its original author, “Sandy” A. F. MacDonald — a man recognized as a “father” of what still stands today as the standard curriculum for ground school instruction — devised this training manual to be comprehensive and current while conveying its material in such a way as to enhance the reader’s understanding of every written word.
Not one to permit his vast experience to allow for foregone conclusions, his meticulous care in the creation of From the Ground Up® has became the hallmark for its widespread use and respect as the reference manual of choice in hundreds of flying schools throughout Canada and around the world.
Its latest edition is the 29th Edition. A French-language version is also available under the title Entre Ciel et Terre. Totalling 370 pages of in-depth two-column text formatted in a sequential, logical and easy-to-read fashion, the publication boasts over 360 graphics, charts, diagrams, illustrations and photos, with additional full-colour navigation charts and a sample weather chart included.
All chapters are current in the latest technological and legislative aeronautical matters and cover such topics as The Airplane, Theory of Flight, Aero Engines, Aeronautical Rules & Procedures, Aviation Weather, Navigation, Radio & Radio Navigation, Airmanship, Human Factors, and Air Safety. From the Ground Up® also includes an extensive index, glossary and practice examination.
(380 pages, soft-cover)
Written to test students on their knowledge gained from the material within From the Ground Up, the From the Ground Up Workbook, 3rd Edition covers the subjects that are particularly pertinent to the examination for the Private Pilot Licence. Thus, it serves as an excellent means to retain information on important practical applications and theoretical concepts that students must know to obtain their licence to fly.
A complete re-design of the From the Ground Up Workbook’s layout enhances this study guide’s appearance and utility. More colour, enhanced tables, and slicker formatting have been worked into this title’s re-design to better enable student retention of content.
As ever, the From the Ground Up Workbook, 3rd Edition, affordably compliments the popular, and widely used, textbook to which it is associated. By use of this title, students are better able to evaluate their understanding of From the Ground Up‘s content, thereby maximizing their knowledge and review of the information contained in the textbook itself.
This PTR was designed in collaboration with officials from Transport Canada's Aviation Group to meet all new requirements. It literally sets the industry standard.
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