Our list of some of the best Aviation books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
1. Flight: The Complete History of Aviation (2017)
A visual guide to aviation and man’s conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and now in paperback.Over 100 years ago, the Wright brothers flew in a shaky plane for the first time. Today, pilots can fly faster than the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom.Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci’s drawings of flying machines to…
This FAA Advisory Circular includes contributions from the National Weather Service (NWS).This important Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular (AC) has been in circulation under a variety of titles for more than 70 years. All pilots and dispatchers must learn to deal with weather: to appreciate good weather, to recognize and respect marginal or hazardous weather, and to avoid violent weather. Recognition of this and sound weather decisions are critical to the successful outcome of all flights. This book discusses each aspect of weather as it relates to aircraft operation and flight safety.The…
This official FAA handbook has been required reading for more than 30 years. Providing basic knowledge essential for all pilots, from beginning students through to the more advanced certificates, this Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publication introduces readers to the broad spectrum of knowledge required as they progress through pilot training. Studying this book, pilots gain the required knowledge to earn a certificate and understand aerodynamic theory associated with airplane flight. Written for the pilot preparing for a Remote, Sport, Private, Commercial, or…
4. FAR/AIM 2020: Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM Series) (2019)
ASA has built a reputation for providing the aviation community with the most accurate and reliable FAR/AIM products available. The 2020 FAR/AIM book continues this tradition, containing complete and up-to-date information from Titles 14 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 and 49 CFR) pertinent to General Aviation, Sport Pilots and Flight Instructors, combined with the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), and a free email subscription service for you to receive updated information as it is released by the FAA. Convenient handbook-sized 6″ x 9″ format, full-color FAA illustrations.ASA’s FAR/AIM Series has been the standard for…
An underpaid, overworked Certified Flight Instructor cheats death while attempting to teach a cast of incompetent student pilots to fly at a skeezy South Florida flight school; all in the quest to build flight time so he can get a “real job” at an airline. The planes break, the regs break, metal gets bent, students are lost at sea, and a Top Gun wannabe student, who has four hundred hours of flight instruction, still hasn’t made his first solo flight. “CFI! The Book” is an over-the-top satirical aviation comedy that’s loosely based on real world experiences of flight instruction,…
This survival guide for new pilots identifies the pitfalls waiting inside the killing zone, the period from 50 to 350 flight hours when they leave their instructors behind and fly as pilot in command for the first time. Although they’re privately certified, many of these unseasoned aviators are unaware of the potential accidents that lie ahead while trying to build decision-making skills on their own — many times falling victim to inexperience.Based on the first in-depth scientific study of pilot behavior and general aviation flying accidents in over 20 years, The Killing Zone, Second Edition offers practical advice to…
7. FAR/AIM 2019: Federal Aviation Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM Series) (2018)
ASA has built a reputation for providing the aviation community with the most accurate and reliable FAR/AIM products available. The 2019 FAR/AIM book continues this tradition, containing complete and up-to-date information from Titles 14 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 and 49 CFR) pertinent to General Aviation, Sport Pilots and Flight Instructors, combined with the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), and a free email subscription service for you to receive updated information as it is released by the FAA. Convenient handbook-sized 6″ x 9″ format; see backcover copy and table of contents for more details.ASA’s FAR/AIM…
Heavily illustrated and filled with essential information, topics include: This official FAA publication provides aviation instructors with up-to-date information on learning and teaching, and how to relate this information to the task of teaching aeronautical knowledge and skills to students. Experienced aviation instructors will also find the updated information useful for improving their effectiveness in training activities….
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10. Jeppesen Aviation Weather (2013)
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11. Aircraft Systems for Pilots (2018)
This book is a single source, concise presentation of what pilots should know about basic aircraft systems. The content reflects the author’s more than thirty-five years experience of flying and fourteen years of teaching Aircraft Systems to university students. Aircraft Systems for Pilots includes a brief study of the fundamentals of physical matter (from which airplanes are made) and mechanics (how airplane parts act and react). The author provides sufficient study of each type of system to allow the professional pilot to stay abreast of the critical learning which must occur as the…
12. Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook – General: FAA-H-8083-30A (FAA Handbooks Series) (2018)
This FAA handbook provides knowledge for earning the Aviation Maintenance Technician certificate, General section. The FAA General test questions are drawn from this book (FAA-H-8083-30A)….
13. Jeppesen Aviation History (Softcover) (2006)
SOFTCOVER ONLY! The newly revised 2006 edition of Aviation History is an exciting full-color book that gives aviation enthusiasts a unique perspective on international aviation history. Each of the ten chapters is packed with information containing over 950 photographs and color graphics. Aviation History explores the question “what was aviation” from its birth in Annonay, France, in 1783 until present. Through personal profiles you are able to meet the people who made significant contributions to aviation. You will explore historical evidence and see how historians use artifacts of aviation. 636…
A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice.Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée;…
Aircraft Basic Science, Eighth Edition, is a valuable resource for students of aviation technology that provides updated information needed to prepare for an FAA airframe and powerplant maintenance certification. This expanded edition includes recent advances in technology, such as the use of composite aircraft materials, with revised examples and figures to more accurately reflect the state of the industry.For easy reference, chapters are illustrated and present specific aspects of aircraft materials, fabrication processes, maintenance tools, and federal aviation regulations.This updated edition includes:…
Best Aviation Books to Read
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some aviation books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Guidebook for evaluating airport parking strategies and supporting technologies
Author(s): National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.; Airport Cooperative Research Program.; United States. Federal Aviation Administration.; Jacobs Consultancy (Firm); et al
Publisher: Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Year: , Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
Wally Funk’s Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer
Author(s): Sue Nelson
Publisher: The Westbourne Press, Year: 4 Oct 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
Commercial Aviation in the Jet Era and the Systems that Make it Possible
Author(s): Thomas Filburn
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
Future Propulsion Systems and Energy Sources in Sustainable Aviation
Author(s): Saeed Farokhi
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2020, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
Industrial Aviation Management: A Primer in European Design, Production and Maintenance Organisations
Author(s): Martin Hinsch
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
Powerplant Test Guide 2018
Author(s): Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc., Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
Airframe Test Guide 2019
Author(s): Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc., Year: 2019, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
General Test Guide 2019
Author(s): Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc., Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
Aviation System Risks and Safety
Author(s): Kuklev E.A., Shapkin V.S., Filippov V.L., Shatrakov Y.G.
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
Author(s): T. Hikmet Karakoc, C. Ozgur Colpan, Onder Altuntas, Yasin Sohret
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.