My log book arrived in the mail today. With my dad’s recommendations I ended up getting an ASA-SP-30. I am looking forward logging my first hours in it sometime in May when my dad gets down here and my flight instruction begins. The one thing I’m concerned with this whole book thing is the fact that I have to actually write in it. My handwriting / spelling is less than stellar and I don’t want to make mistakes when I’m filling it out. It is also such a small area to work in that I feel errors are going to be almost unavoidable. Anyway, just wanted to keep you all up to date with my quest towards getting my pilots license.
There is quite a bit of reading that one needs to do when starting out with flight instruction. On the list so far are the following…
- Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (PHAK)
- Airplane Flying Handbook
- Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)
- United States Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)
So far I’m about 150 pages into the PHAK. So far it has covered the history of aviation and we are beginning to get into the principles of flight. The reading is somewhat slow, but I’m looking forward to getting in the cockpit and begin learning some practical skills.