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CHECK-RIDE SURVIVAL GUIDES and PILOT HANDBOOKS: These professional quality aircraft training and procedures documents are both entertaining as well as crammed with page after page of useful esoteric technical flight information and operational techniques. The material is written so as to be both extremely readable, and yet still entertaining. These pilot handbooks are intended to be a complete guide that includes virtually all the pertinent information that is needed for the professional airline pilot to enter the simulator prepared for their initial training and transition proficiency demonstrations. Highly recommended by hundreds of satisfied airline pilot users as well as experienced flight simmers. Check 'em out by selecting the image on the right.
Captain Mike has also prepared three informative documents specifically aimed at the Flight Simulation pilot who wants to fly his "simulated" airliner just like the pros do. "Flying the Boeing 700 Series " deals with flying the "Boeing" way and "Sim-Flying the Airbus A300 Series" shows how to "do it the Airbus way". For those advanced Flight Simmers who just can't get enough detail and want to understand the really complicated stuff, The 400 page "737NG Training Syllabus" is a much more challenging document. These books are available in both COLOR COIL-BOUND, BLACK and WHITE COIL BOUND editions as well as downloadable PDF for your tablets and e-readers here.
These two volumes ("Airplane Stuff" and Airplane Stuff 2") are crammed with delicious graphics and detailed descriptions and tutorials. This is the way Captain Mike would like to see all pilot handbooks made. Highly entertaining and filled with the information about those topics that flight and aviation fanatics love to talk about. All of the information in these books apply to actual airplane flight dynamics and how they relate to reality-based simulations. The material is a visual feast for any individual with an appetite for anything to do with airplanes and flight. Extremely entertaining . . . Fasten your seatbelts!
Captain Mike used to be a full-fledged real life Naval Aviator flying the Grumman S2 Tracker. The rugged twin-engined piston powered airplane was affectionately known as the "STOOF". While he was spending his youth and flying the S2, he took lots of pictures. Now that time has turned his experiences into distance memories, he wants to share the USS Hornet Pacific cruise of 1965. The "STOOF DRIVER" book is crammed with his really fantastic collection of 35mm photographs and personal experiences and impressions. With over 500 individual pictures, the hardcover 8" X 10" full color 200 page document would make a treasured memory for anyone who has ever served in the US Navy, particularly if it was on-board an aircraft carrier.
There is probably nothing that professional pilots love more than a good laugh ... well ... maybe a paper cup half full of cold coffee.Anyway, join in the fun as we meet some of the zany flight crews that naively show their humorous side. "Then & Now: Cartoons about Airline Pilots" is an eclectic collection of funny situations that the guys and gals who populate the cockpits and airplane cabins will share with you and your kids in this great book of good, clean fun. Makes a great gift for any airplane fanatic that you might know ... or even those that you don't know.
Part of the "TRAINING TOOLSET" is a visual representation of the cockpit ... with each of the component parts clearly identified and accurately placed. There is no way for a pilot to learn where everything is located without either a "cockpit" or a cockpit poster representation. Check out these at the ZAZZLE POSTER store where you can get Captain Mike's cockpit poster set. There are four sets: 737NG, A320, 777, 747-400.
There is probably nothing more enjoyable than staring, gawking, looking at pictures and images of all the wonderful airplanes that we love so much ... OK, maybe food ... but if you are like me, and you love to view these beautiful machines, here is the website to go to... and see some of Captain Mike's art.