So, You Want to be a Pilot, Eh?: A Guidebook for Canadian Pilot Training by James BallSo, You Want to be a Pilot, Eh?: A Guidebook for Canadian Pilot Training by James Ball

So, You Want to be a Pilot, Eh?: A Guidebook for Canadian Pilot Training

byJames Ball

Paperback | October 15, 2007

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Ever thought of flying? Or, already doing your flight training and wondering how to get your first job? Join James Ball, licensed commercial pilot as he outlines essential information that you need to know to become a pilot in Canada. Featuring: * A thorough exploration into what pilots do * An examination of the different routes to obtain your pilot licence * Suggestions from numerous pilots to ensure success in your training * An outline of the pros and cons of the most common first flying jobs for Canadian pilots * Vital tips direct from Chief Pilots to help you obtain your first job as a pilot in Canada including essential job hunting, rsum and interview advice * Strategies to help you excel at your first job * Detailed hiring information on the various Canadian airlines * An in-depth look at the different career options for Canadian pilots * Important thoughts to consider when deciding if a career as a pilot is right for you If you have always wondered what is involved in becoming a pilot or if you have already embarked on your flight training and are looking to advance your career, this book is for you. Part of the Writing on Stone Press Canadian Career Series. "If there ever was a time to become a pilot, the time is now. James Ball's book is a must read for those pining for the skies. So, You Want to be a Pilot, Eh? is a well researched, factual and easy to read book that will steer any aspiring pilot in the right direction." --Doug Morris - Air Canada pilot, Author: From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Scienc
James Ball was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario where, after an inspiring flight in the jump seat of an Airbus A320, he enrolled in aviation at Seneca College. He graduated with an Aviation and Flight Technology Diploma in 2001 along with certification as a Com-mercial Pilot and a Multi-Engine IFR rating. Following graduation, he mo...
Title:So, You Want to be a Pilot, Eh?: A Guidebook for Canadian Pilot TrainingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.52 × 5.54 × 0.51 inPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:Writing on Stone PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:097813091X

ISBN - 13:9780978130916


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book Excellent book for someone who wants to be a pilot!
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book Looking at getting into aviation I thought , hey the perfect book. I was also lucky enough to speak with James personally. The book is great, the examples and experiences he provides are great. A very comprehensive look at the profession, the training and the lifestyle. Great read, and like the others had a hard time putting it down until I was finished. I think every profession should have a book as detailed as this. A+
Date published: 2008-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST READ! Incredible book, definitely a must read for any wanna-be pilot. I read this thing cover to cover without setting it down once. Very inspiring and well written. Thanks James!!
Date published: 2008-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING.MUST READ! To all prospective readers, and James Ball:I enjoyed reading this book so much that when I picked it up, I skipped meals, and didn’t put it down until it was read cover to cover. The information provided is well researched and Ball has done an excellent job delivering it in a concise non bias manner. I would recommend this book to all aspiring pilots and/or people already in the industry who want to be more knowledgeable of the ins and outs of Canadian aviation and training in the todays world. It’s very important that you know what you’re getting your self into, and this book portrays all aspects and information appropriately for you to make an informed decision. Being a pilot is cool, but it’s not for everyone, this book will assist you in that choice if it’s for you.I will reference this book for years to come. Thank you, Mr. Ball and the people involved with the book, for providing me with knowledge I would have otherwise had a difficult time acquiring. You are truly an inspiration and great contributor to Canadian Aviation.Good luck to Mr. Ball, and all Canadian pilots, on your future endeavors. I look forward to seeing you in the sky.Regards, M. Stubbs (MN)
Date published: 2007-12-12