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Setting the Standard

Standard Operating Procedures for General Aviation Pilots

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


Standard operating procedures are a set of behaviors or actions designed to prevent the occurrence of specific errors.  Commercial operators successfully use SOPs to mitigate the risks of flying. The procedures in the book will yield similar results in the single-pilot, part 91 environment.

What's New in Version 2.1

Some formatting changes.


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Customer Reviews


Based on listening to The Finer Points podcast, I had high expectations for this book. Unfortunately it seems to be nothing more than a compilation of information previously delivered in the podcast.

Structurally it suffers as well inasmuch as the text restates what's presented in the embedded media files.

Finally, it appears not have been proofread with multiple typos, grammatical errors and whole paragraphs repeated.

A real disappointment; it really doesn't meet the standard I would expect from Jason.

Update to the latest version

I am sorry to hear you feel the book did not meet your expectations. I intentionally used the multiple formats to better illustrate some of the concepts presented in the podcast throughout the years. Multiple ways to approach the learning … video, text, audio. The repetition is intentional.

Typos and grammar were fixed in the last update. I want to be sure you know how to update to the latest version in ibooks. Its not as obvious as the app side of things but if there is an update for any of your ibooks there will be a notification in the top left of the ‘shelf’ view of your ibooks app. Then you can be sure you have the latest and watch for new updates as they come.

Setting the Standard
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  • $24.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Transportation
  • Published: Mar 27, 2013
  • Publisher: The Finer Points™
  • Seller: On The Flight Line Productions
  • Print Length: 99 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 2.1
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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