THE COMPLETE BOOK OF FLYING by Lyle Kenyon & Monty Norris Engel

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF FLYING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As one has to be at least sixteen and possess a sizeable bankroll to take flying lessons, the need for a handbook aimed specifically at YA's is questionable. And considering the gee-whiz tone of Monty Norris' lesson-by-lesson diary and the preponderance of statements like ""Flight requires two major components--airplane and pilot,"" the appeal is unlikely to extend to adult students. Topic by topic, the theoretical material is disappointingly slack in comparison to Norman Smith's Wings of Feathers, Wings of Flame (1972). However, with an illustrated review of dashboard instruments, a patient, more personalized tone of instruction, and directory information including licensing requirements and a list of flying clubs, this might add up to a handy accessory.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1976
Publisher: Four Winds