The Frugal Pilot

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About the Author: Dan Ramsey is the best-selling author of dozens of books on aviation, business, and consumer topics ( He also is Publisher at Mulligan Press ( In his spare time, Dan is Airport Manager at a community airport in northern California to help fund his flying habit. Until recently, Dan flew a 1959 Cessna 150, nicknamed "Goofy". He now rents his wings as a Frugal Pilot. For more information on flying on a budget, visit

The Frugal Pilot

How to Fly on a Budget

Authored by Dan Ramsey
Edition: 1

Flying can be expensive! How can you bring down the cost of going up? Be a Frugal Pilot! A Frugal Pilot is one who makes common-sense decisions toward getting good value from every flying activity and dollar. THE FRUGAL PILOT: HOW TO FLY ON A BUDGET includes hundreds of tips on aircraft maintenance, price shopping, barter and trade, multitask flying, co-ownership, partnerships, flying clubs, reducing taxes, owner maintenance, selecting a frugal airplane, renting your wings, and practical advice from other pilots. Fly more and spend less as a Frugal Pilot. (Not yet a pilot? Read my BONUS chapter on what you need to become a pilot - on a budget.) Let's go flying!
REVIEW: Reviewed By Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite = The Frugal Pilot: How to Fly on a Budget by Dan Ramsey is a comprehensive how-to book on flying, learning to fly, and maintaining an aircraft on a budget. The Frugal Pilot covers the basics of aircraft maintenance and training, and takes one through all of the steps and processes involved in maintaining this so-called expensive hobby. The Frugal Pilot is divided into various detailed chapters and sub-chapters that cover the A-Z of flying, including licensing, flying clubs, bartering and trading, insurance, co-piloting, partnerships, as well as the actual mechanics of flying and aircraft maintenance, repair, and servicing.
The Frugal Pilot: How to Fly on a Budget by Dan Ramsey contains an astonishing level of detail and it is obvious that the author is very knowledgeable as well as passionate about flying. Not only does The Frugal Pilot cover the mechanics and maintenance of aircrafts, but almost as importantly, it covers the logistics and the financial aspects necessary to make this a feasible and affordable hobby. There are also several short tips dispersed throughout the book. Because of the detailed table of contents structure, it is easy to read the book in any order, which I found useful. All in all, The Frugal Pilot: How to Fly on a Budget by Dan Ramsey is an excellent guide to flying and should have all of the information that anyone would need to become a pilot.

Publication Date:
0970613105 / 9780970613103
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Transportation / Aviation / General

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