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Flight School

How to fly a plane step by step

Nick Barnard


A fun read for any child who loves planes – and wants to know what it takes to fly one


Welcome to Flight School! It's Day One and your'e in the pilot's seat! Strap yourself in for your very own flying lessons! Step by step find out how to take off and land, fly solo and perform thrilling stunts.

At Ground School, plan your route, discover what keeps you up in the air and the power of an engine. There's an ID guide, too. Spot different aircraft from small noisy biplanes to massive sleek airliners and lightning-fast key fighters.

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'A great introduction to aviation … presents the basics of flying, and beyond, in a fun and engaging way … has a friendly tone with a scrapbook feel … a great start to inspire and encourage youngsters to get airborne'
Flyer Magazine

Product Information

Book Details

Format: Flexibound PLC (no jacket)

Size: 22.5 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Publication date: 16 April 2012

ISBN: 9780500650011

Contents List

Learning to Fly • First Flight • The Power of Air • Turning • Engine Power • Turn and Zoom • Perfect Weather • Flying Slowly • Flying Rules • Safe Landing • Solo Flight • Going Places • Flying in the Dark Stunt Flying • ID Guide • Flight School Quiz

About the Author

Nick Barnard is a writer, publisher and stunt pilot, and co-founder of the Yakovievs Aerobatic Display Team. His book How to Fly a Plane, for adults, was published by Thames & Hudson in 2007. As Nicholas Barnard has written widely on non-Western textiles in such publications as Living with Kilims and Living with Decorative Textiles.