Book Review: I Learned About Flying From That, Vol. 3 from the editors of Flying Magazine
I bought I Learned About Flying From That book last summer and really enjoyed reading it so I thought I’d share it. It is a compilation of stories chronicling near-misses in flying, that were submitted by readers and originally published in the actual “Flying” magazine. The articles are a series of entertaining stories of pilot’s real experiences of a situations that could have turned out much worse – and many times the outcome could have been much worse – and someone has survived to learn a good lesson from it. The purpose is to alert other pilots to expect the unexpected and serve as a warning flag when things could potentially go very wrong.
The book is organized in ten different sections, each relaying a series of short stories from that topic. For example: pushing limits, fuel starvation, engine trouble, navigation, good luck, and showing proper respect, to name a few. It is a very enjoyable read, a book you can go back to again and again to reference information, or just for an interesting read.
I found the articles both entertaining, informative, and educational. I recommend it, it’s great for pilots and non-pilots, too.
You can purchase the book here.
What are your favorite books about flying? If you have any recommendations, comment below.
Flying Magazine, 1983 “I Learned About Flying From That.” TAB Books, McGraw Hill, Inc. Chicago, IL (ISBN: 0-8306-4281-3)