These are the books about flying that have influenced me. They teach to understanding and largely ignore the regulations. They are thorough, this technical, visit and literate. In these testing times for aviation they are more essential than ever.

  • Stick and Rudder, by Wolfgang Langewiesche, McGraw – Hill, 1944 (this book is as old as I am)
  • Handling the Big Jets, by D.P. Davies, Air Registration Board, Third Edition, 1971
  • Flying High Performance Singles and Twins, by John C. Eckalbar, Skyroad Projects, 1994
  • Instrument Flying Update, by John C. Eckalbar, Skyroad Projects, 2006