With CASA introducing the new Part 61 Reg changes on the 1st September, the BAK textbook will be actually cover the new Recreational Pilot Licence syllabus. If you have a current copy of the PPL or BAK textbook, have no fear! We will be making available free PDF updates in the errata section which will incorporate the changes to the current textbooks. The E-Texts will update automatically once the book changes have come into effect.
Bob Tait has applied some fairly obvious common sense principles to the production of these books. When students begin a course of study they probably know little if anything about the subject. Each book in this series has been written for the student – not to impress their instructors. They assume that the reader has no prior knowledge of the subject and has no special training in physics or maths.
Education is not improved by telling students things they don’t need to know. Rather than ‘baffle you with science’, the books concentrate on telling you the things you really need to know in a very simple and concise way. If you wish to delve deeper into the subject later on – that’s great! While covering the requirements of the syllabus to ensure that you pass the CASA exam, the books concentrate heavily on those elements of the syllabus that are vital for your safety. They aim to give you the confidence which is so necessary to allow you to get the greatest satisfaction and enjoyment from your flying.
We humans can concentrate on only one thing at a time. The information is presented in small easily digestible portions, with frequent pauses for review. Each book features regular practice progress tests and practice exams. We all learn and remember best the things that are pleasant. The books are written in a relaxed conversational style which some have even described as entertaining!
One of the most encouraging things about our involvement in aviation education has been the constant positive feed-back from satisfied students around Australia. If so many students have taken the trouble to sit down and send us a ‘thank you’ note, I guess we must be doing something right !