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About the author:
Darren Smith is a seasoned, Airline Transport-rated Fixed wing & Helicopter Pilot who has flown over 50 different aircraft models. He is a Gold Seal, Certificated Flight Instructor with Seaplane, Helicopter (H), Instrument (CFII) & Multi-Engine (MEI) privileges. He holds the FAA Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor certificate (AGI/IGI). He is a volunteer FAA Aviation Safety Counselor for his local FAA Flight Standards District Office and conducts Aviation Safety Programs not only in his hometown but nationwide. He has time in every category & class of aircraft except the tilt-rotor. He operates the largest flight instructor website at

When he is not flying, he is a Psychology & Business Professor and teaches Human Factors for a major airline. Darren was designated as a Master Instructor. Less than 1/2% of the nation's pilot instructors have earned this designation. He is one of three in the Tampa Bay area with this designation. He is one of six instructors nationwide and the ONLY instructor in Florida who holds both the Master Flight Instructor as well as Master Ground Instructor designations.

Getting the Most From Your Flight Training

Authored by Darren Smith CFII/MEI

This 170-page book is the essential guide to becoming a better pilot, paying the least, getting the most, and finishing as quickly as possible. Includes sections on Becoming a Better Pilot, Ground & Flight Instruction Tips, and Earning Certificates & Ratings. AOPA says, Mention the phrase "save money on flight training," and you've got a student pilot's attention in a hurry. Darren Smith, a CFII and ATP who has written several books about flying, is the author of a book that purports to help you become a better pilot while paying the least, getting the most, and finishing as quickly as possible. Smith includes advice on getting started, how to select a flight instructor, getting into the airlines, and an introduction to radio communications. The nitty-gritty advice on saving money is found in the sections on ground and flight instruction. This book has been in constant publication since 2005 and is frequently updated. For free lifetime updates, register your book (instructions included).

Publication Date:
1466483288 / 9781466483286
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Transportation / Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction

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