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(This page is outdated) Four Aces for the Bookshelf

Ed featured these books in a June, 2005 feature he wrote for Private Pilot magazine.  This page and the links have not been updated, but these books still essential tools for student pilots and this page remains posted  as a reference. 


The Student Pilot's Flight Manual, Ninth edition

By William K. Kershner

Iowa State Press

List: $39.99

Sporty's Link



Gleim's Private Pilot FAA Knowledge Test

By Irvin N. Gleim

Gleim Publications

List: $15.95

Sporty's Link



ASA Pilotís Flight Guide

By: Various authors

Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc.

List: $14.95

Sporty's Link



Airplane Flying Handbook

Federal Aviation Administration


List: $15.95

Web Download: Free (this link is the first of seven PDF folders).

Sporty's Link



Federal Air Regulations (FARs)

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)

The ASA FAR/AIM book is the best way to go; it's available at Sporty's and at all pilot supply stores.