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Did you know?...
The E-6B is famed as a simple versatile
tool for solving aviation problems and
also derided as a relic of the time
before calculators and smartphones.
What you might not know is that it can
also be used to compute warp-speed
equations. Witness these pictures of
Mr. Spock using one in "Who mourns
for Adonis" and in "The naked time".
Gene Roddenbery, a WWII pilot,
probably slipped these in as props
For the actual flying portion of flight training, a student is usually required to buy a plethora of
items including charts, study guides, airport guides, pilot handbooks, and a headset.
At Gotham, we realize that our students are just starting in their aviation journey, and thus try to
minimize the required purchases. Additionally, in this day of ubiquitous tablets, people are
unwilling to carry a stack of books. While you are free to buy paper or app copies of the required
manuals, the required reading materials are all from public sources available on PDF or online:
• Federal Aviation Regulations (unfortunately not available as a PDF download from the FAA)
• Airplane Flying Handbook
• Aeronautical information Manual
• Airport Facilities Directory and other related charts
• Aviation Weather Services
• Aeronautical Chart Users Guide
Other materials will be emailed to students before each class.
Additionally, student will need to have access to a recent written exam question bank, either in
book form, as an app, or as a software program. Finally, students will need to have a plotter,
and an E6-B (or an app for doing flight calculations). Note that apps and general purpose
calculators cannot be used on the written exam.