The Student Pilot’s Flight Manual. In it’s 10th edition, this text is ideal for the beginning student pilot and covers what you need to know to go from first flight to private pilot’s certificate. Written in an easy, enjoyable style, it still has the detail needed for the new pilot to understand how to handle the everyday flight or the unusual one. It’s also a useful reference for the pilot returning to flying after time off or the one brushing up before the Flight Review (formerly the Biennial Flight Review). This book includes a complete Private pilot course syllabus.