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From the Ground Up Paperback – Apr 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics; Subsequent edition (April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560274522
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560274520
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 21.2 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #160,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Sandy A. F. MacDonald was a pioneer of what still stands today as the standard curriculum for ground school flight training throughout the world. He received the Writing Award from the Aviation/Space Writers Association of America and the Sherman Fairchild International Flight Safety Award. Isabel L. Peppler has been the editor of From the Ground Up for more than 30 years.


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I recently purchased this book to help with my ground school course. During class the instructor mentioned that while most of the material is applicable to Canada there are some crucial areas where the regulations are different and suggested I buy the Canadian edition.
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My copy of "From the Ground Up" is over 10 years old, yet I will still use it as a reference if I have a basic question about something flying related. This book is the perfect companion for a new pilot starting their flight training and ground school classes. While one generally wouldn't sit down and read this book for pleasure (although I do know some very enthusiastic flight students who have!), for such a technical book, it is a surprisingly easy read. It is well laid out with numerous headings and subheadings so if you're looking to find out information about a particular technical aviation topic, it is easy to find.

The book does not get into more advanced topics such as airline operations or instrument flying, or the `soft' factors such as career advice, but what is does cover is extensive. It comprehensively explains the basics for topics that all new pilots should be familiar with such as: Aircraft and Engine operations, Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation and Radio Procedures and, Airmanship.

"From the Ground Up" is a great book for the new flight student eager to learn about the technical aspects of flying.

James Ball
Author of "So, You Want to be a Pilot, Eh?"
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Is good
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By A Customer on Dec 29 2003
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I have not quite completed reading this book because it is not necesairie for my current training. I am 15 years old and a royal canadian air cadet and take some courses through my squadron so I can learn to fly an dthis is the book we use but make sure you have the rite edition I got stuck with an american addition wich is different than any other edition because the laws are differnt and the air space regulations are different other than that this has been an awsome book to study with and I suggest to use a highliter to highlight important info that you could easily reffer to another good thing is the test in the back is very helpful. Good luck.
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It was horrible
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