Air Pilot’s Manual Volume 3 – Air Navigation – 7th revised edition (EASA)
This “Air Pilot’s Manual” series of books was first conceived in the late 1980s and has developed from its original 4 volumes to being comprehensively and universally used. They now hold a pre-eminent position in the aviation training field. The original authors and editors (of whom Trevor Thom might ring a bell) have gradually been replaced by a superb team of highly qualified instructors and examiners and the publishers are keen to ensure that the books are accurate, up-to-date, informative and interesting. The CAA draws heavily on the series for the PPL examinations and they have long formed recommended reading. During these last 25 years, over 100.000 copies have been sold worldwide!
In addition to the concepts of basic navigation theory, this book contains clear instructions for using the navigation computer, accompanied by a series of diagrams showing each step to perform a function.
There is a useful section on flight planning and en-route navigation and for those who are studying for the full European license, there is a separate section on basic radio navigation. This section is primarily geared at PPL level and therefore is not sufficient for instrument training, which is dealt with in Volume 5. Contains practice questions and answers.