In this day-by-day account, Jason Smart recounts frustration with the weather, the exhaustion, and his own limitations, as well as the many characters he meets along the journey of becoming a private pilot and gaining his wings.
This book is a frank account aimed at anyone interested in learning to fly. It is also for anyone simply curious to know what is involved in becoming a pilot.
The Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) usually takes a minimum of 45 hours of training. With The PPL Companion, you have a guide to help you along the way.
As your training advances, so does the content in the 45 chapters of this book, which mirror your progress and offer helpful insight into the actions and decisions you will make as a trainee pilot.
Inside you will find chapters on the reasons for learning to fly; how to find a flying club; what to expect on your first lesson and the subsequent milestones you’ll reach along the way. Further chapters look at the social side of being a pilot, as well as anxiety and how to fund your flying, plus aspects such as visiting the control tower and learning to look under the engine cowling for a greater understanding of aircraft.
Written in an informal style, The PPL Companion is an easy and relaxed sounding board for anyone considering flight training or already undertaking lessons.
Claire Shaw been seeking out the women of York. The odd plaque on the wall of a significant building gives a tantalising clue from time to time, but now through variety of research to uncover more about the life of the aristocrat Anne Fairfax and the letters of Elizabeth Montagu, Claire has pieced together an overview of the lives of many more women.
Some of these women were extremely talented and deserve to be more well-known than they actually are. The book looks at Cartimandua, queen of Brigantia, which encompasses modern-day York, the lives of Roman women through investigation of their burials, Queen Ethelburga and Elizabeth of York, the Naughty Nuns of the Priory of St Clements, Catholic martyr Margaret Clitherow, persecuted witch Jennet Preston, rebel entrepreneurs Mary Tuke and Mary Ann Craven, secret lovers Anne Lister, Marianna Belcombe and Ann Walker, plus York’s female artists, benefactors, and the last woman to be hanged in York.
The Evelyn Collection has been in the safekeeping of the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society (YAYAS), and offers a glimpse of the unique and unequalled heritage of the City of York.
Illustrating all aspects of York life, its buildings, industry and heritage rarely, if ever, seen before, York – A Rare Insight features a wide selection of images from the Collection which are published for the first time.
Yorkshire Literary Landscapes celebrates the lives and works of writers and authors who have been influenced by the towns and countryside of Yorkshire.
This book, by renowned Yorkshire writer and historian Paul Chrystal, looks at the lives and works of these authors and many more, describing the Yorkshire landscapes and locations which coloured and influenced their writing and characters, and which can still be visited today.