Jim's Recommended Gear for Pilots
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Updated 2-1-2020. Click the tabs at the bottom of this page to view different gear.
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Gear for New Pilots
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ItemWhen NeededApproximate Cost *Notes from JimLink
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Gleim Pilot LogbookBeginning of Training$14.00This is the only logbook I've seen that separates types of cross-country (less than or greater than 50 NM).https://amzn.to/3916KWb
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KneeboardBeginning of Training$16.77See tab below for other options.https://amzn.to/2GMGmmT
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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical KnowledgeBeginning of Training$21.71https://amzn.to/2OiRwUv
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Airplane Flying HandbookBeginning of Training$14.99https://amzn.to/2uSMHKV
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GATS Fuel TesterBeginning of Training$20.94This tester allows you to pour strained fuel back into the tanks.https://amzn.to/2UjpV9z
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HeadsetBeginning of Training$87.00See tab below for other options.https://amzn.to/2vEUxYU
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Flight Maneuvers HandbookBeginning of Training$20.00I haven't used this one yet, but it looks good.https://amzn.to/31jTSI5
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Current FAR/AIMMidway through Private$15.94https://amzn.to/2uWZwUF
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Aviation WeatherMidway through Private$14.95https://amzn.to/36X9dQk
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Phoenix Terminal ChartBeginning of Training$5.50I suggest buying the subscription.http://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/chart/FAA_VFR_Terminal_Area_Charts.asp
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Phoenix Sectional ChartMidway through Private$8.00I suggest buying the subscription.http://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/chart/FAA_VFR_Sectional_Charts.asp
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E6B Flight ComputerMidway through Private$13.05I recommend learning on this old style that allows you to visualize what is being calculated.https://amzn.to/392O2h8
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PlotterMidway through Private$16.50https://amzn.to/2GOZDUU
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Total Cost$269.35
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