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  • SubGenre:Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
  • Language:English
  • Pages:173
  • eBook ISBN:9780977076802

Captain Zulu's Quick Reference for Pilots

by E. Packer Wilbur

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This book summarizes the basic knowledge needed by a Private Pilot to fly under visual flight rules (VFR) in airspace almost anywhere in the world. It is presented in a very clear and easy to understand format and specific items are quickly located. Long time pilots as well as those who are interested in learning to fly or are just interested in learning about flying will enjoy meeting Zulu and his associate Juliet who have both been awarded the designation Master Flight Instructor.
Juliet and Zulu are both Master Flight Instructors. They will guide you through this book which is an essential reference summarizing the basic knowledge used by Private Pilots to fly under visual flight rules (VFR) worldwide. It is written not only for Private Pilots, Sport Pilots and flight students, but for everyone who is interested in learning about flying an airplane. It also serves as a convenient reference for licensed pilots who need to stay current. Juliet and Zulu have designed this Quick Reference to explain complicated concepts in a logical way which will make learning straightforward and as easy as possible for the reader who is encountering the material for the first time. Concepts which are thoroughly understood, rather than just memorized, are much easier to apply in practice and to retain. The light hearted, jargon free, approach is intended to make the knowledge less formidable and to make the presentation attractive to younger readers and to the non pilot. The material is condensed and organized so that a substantial amount of information is contained in just a few pages making it easy to find and review specific items. For more detail and much more extensive explanation, the reader is referred to the several excellent and very well written Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications covering similar topics. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has excellent instructional material on its website.
About the author
Professional E. Packer Wilbur has been the Chief Executive Officer of Southport Properties Corporation and its affiliates for twenty-five years and, before that, was a consultant with the firm of McKinsey & Company, an Executive with American Express Company and with Newberger, Loeb & Company, and served in the U. S. Army. Mr. Wilbur is a present or former Director of: Embankment Properties Ltd., London; The Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, Harvard University; The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, Massachusetts; The Pequot Library, Pequot Running Club (founder), and Wakeman Memorial Boys & Girls Club, Southport, Connecticut; The Charter Revision Commission and the Harbor Management Commission, Fairfield, Connecticut; and was an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange. He is the author of numerous published articles on financial and public policy topics and is listed in Who’s Who in America and in Who’s Who in the World. Mr. Wilbur and his companies have been an investment partner with or advisor to several large companies and/or their pension funds including: The Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, Mitsui (Japan), West LB (Germany), Dallah Albaraka (Saudi Arabia), Kodak, 3M, Xerox and Gannett. He is a member of the Dean’s International Council of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and is a former member of the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Wilbur is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Winthrop Corporation, the parent company of Wright Investors’ Service, Inc., an investment management and financial advisory firm. . Education Mr. Wilbur is a graduate of Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and English and of Harvard University with an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School where he was the President of the Student Body (SA). Memberships & Affiliations The Yale Club, New York City, The Country Club of Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut; The Pequot Yacht Club and The Pequot Running Club (founder), Southport, Connecticut; The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, Scotland; The Royal Victorian Aero Club, Melbourne, Australia. Personal Mr. Wilbur is married, lives in Connecticut, and has three children and nine grandchildren. He is an experienced sailor and holds Private Pilot (aircraft) licenses in the United States and in Australia.