The first book in the PPL course series, follows the JAA PPL and NPPL flying training syllabus and encompasses many issues concerning today’s pilots (wake turbulence, ATC procedures, transponders and radar, radio navigation, noise abatement etc.) as well as those timeless airmanship issues that have always been vital to safe flying (lookout, carburettor icing, organising cockpit workload etc.). The book is presented in a straightforward manner, with no irrelevant theoretical material, and is illustrated throughout with diagrams, line drawings and photographs, including a step-by-step ˜patter’ of each flight exercise with internal and external views to match. ¢ Up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the JAR-PPL and NPPL flying training course ¢ Background Briefing for each flight exercise ¢ ˜Step-by-step’ explanation of all flight manoeuvres ¢ Fully illustrated, easy-to-follow format ¢ CAA LASORS recommended PPL 1 Advisors: Jim McBride “ B737 Regional Fleet Manager with Easyjet, Jim was a star of the TV series ˜Airline’. He is a former Royal Navy pilot with the rare distinction of having gained both fixed and rotary ˜wings’ and has also flown as a civilian flying instructor and an air-taxi pilot. Jim is an authorised display pilot for Beech 18 and Harvard aircraft and has also served in the RAF Volunteer Reserve, flying Chipmunks with an Air Experience Flight. Martin Rushbrooke “ Senior Flying and Standards Instructor at Barton (Manchester) airfield, Martin qualified as an Air Cadet glider pilot in 1964 and gained his PPL in 1966 through an ATC flying scholarship. Martin is a PPL examiner, Commanding Officer of 162 (Stockport) ATC squadron and has flown over 50 types of aircraft. Piers Smerdon “ A Flying Instructor specialising in teaching and examining instructor ratings, professional pilots and instrument rating applicants, Piers has over 16,000 instructional hours. He has instructed at Bodmin, Guernsey, Denham and Leicester and in Florida he currently teaches aspiring professional pilots for one of the UK’s largest flying training organisations.