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what you will need

For your first lesson you can probably get away without any equipment of your own. However, if you already feel that you were destined to fly you might like to get yourself a pilot's log book (nice to log your first flight) and Flying Training Manuals recommended by your flying school. These cover most of the flying aspects of the course. Most Pilot Supplies shops should be able to provide these. As the course progresses you will need the following:

  Knee board.
 Pens & china-graph pencils
 
Aircraft Check List
 Books  covering:
 
Aviation Law
 
Meteorology
 
Air Navigation
 Human Factors & Pilot Performance
 Aeroplane Technical
 
Radiotelephony
 
Aviation Headset
 
Flight computer (mechanical not electronic)
 Protractor
 
Ruler (showing nautical miles at 1:500,000 and 1:250,000)
 
1:500,000 aeronautical chart/map
 
A watch with an easy to read display (It does not need to be an aviation watch)

 
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