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Charles F. Spence
McGraw Hill Professional, 2006 - Transportation - 1002 pages
AIM/FAR is a meticulously accurate and always up to date resource of federally required rules and regulations for general aviation flying, covering the most important issues pilots face. Editor Charlie Spence tracks the FAA changes and rulemaking throughout the year to bring pilots the best, most complete information possible for current conditions. More FARs and value-added content than the competition. McGraw-Hill AIM/FAR is customized to General Aviation market; we don’t just reprint, we employ an expert editor to update this essential annual guide to Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). Changes are highlighted and explained; index is extensive; coverage is expansive and as current as the year allows. Spence adds directories to weather websites, aviation facilities, officials, NTSB, and more, including study suggestions for test and flight review. The book’s physical readability is superb—thanks to typesetting and to editorial organization. Online update zone year round at:

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Charles F. Spence (Gaithersburg, MD), a general aviation pilot for 47 years, is the Capitol Hill reporter for Flyer and a veteran of aviation public relations and publishing. Past senior vice president of communications for Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) for 15 years, he is also a former newspaper man. Spence has been AIM/FAR editor since 1996.

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