I have just been having a grand ol’ time watching my DVDs. I have been taking the practice quizzes at the end and have been doing pretty good. A few times I thought some of the questions were coming out of left field. Some questions had absolutely nothing to do with what was in the lesson. Whatever, I would get it soon.
Well, as I browsed through the Sporty’s Training Course Outline today, I discovered there is a whole syllabus I am supposed to be following. I am to follow the layout and cross reference with additional books and the DVDs. This was a surprise because Sporty’s advertised the DVD set as “All I would need to pass the private pilot written exam.” To me, all I need is…well…all I need. Apparently not.
I have to make an order on Monday. I am going to buy the following:
FAA-H-8083-3 – Airplane Flying Handbook
FAA-H-8083-25 – Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
FAR-14-CFR – Aviation Regulations
AIM – Aeronautical Information Manual
AC-00-6 – Aviation Weather (I need this)
AC-00-45 – Aviation Weather Services
Interesting. Good thing they are like $15 books. I feel like a college student does when they started class and they don’t have the book yet. You kind of just look around and try to look cool.