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Don't be frustrated at your lack of progress!

For pilots who want to learn faster, improve their flying skills & perform better on flight tests.

Order a copy today!

How will Performance Pilot help me?

Do you want to improve your flying skills? In Performance Pilot, noted performance coach, Ross Bentley, and professional pilot, Phil Wilkes, reveal aviation-specific procedures, techniques, and strategies to help you methodically, deliberately, and more effectively prepare for, conduct and evaluate your own flying, and consistently perform at the highest level. In short, this book will make you a better pilot.

  • Improve your rate of progression
  • Control your thoughts when you fly
  • Learn to armchair fly... PROPERLY!
  • Prepare & practice more effectively
  • Avoid the checkride blues
  • Learn faster; save money on flight training
  • Improve your flying skills

What are pilots saying about Performance Pilot?

Performance Pilot has helped all sorts of pilots improve their flying performance: student pilots, private pilots, airline pilots, military pilots, glider pilots, helicopter pilots.
Pilots just like you.

Airline pilot reviews - airliner with contrails
Jim - Amazon customer - 737 First Officer
A must-read for any pilot. The practices it teaches would certainly benefit any kind of pilot, at any level.
Jim - Boeing 737 First Officer

B737 First Officer

Anthony Crichton-Browne - A320 Captain & aerobatic pilot
Gives pilots the best and most efficient techniques on improving their aircraft handling.
Anthony Crichton-Browne

A320 Captain & aerobatic pilot

Ben Jobson - 787 First Officer - B787 wing
I used the ideas in Perfomance Pilot to great effect. There is no doubting that there was definitely an improvement in my performance.
Ben Jobson

B787 First Officer

Military pilot reviews - USAF Thunderbirds F16 with smoke
Jaimie Tilbrook - RAAF C130 Hercules Captain
My aviation training would have benefitted greatly had Performance Pilot been available at the time.
Jaimie Tilbrook

C130 Hercules Captain

Brent Keenan - USAF C17A Squadron Commander
In short, the strategies in this book can help build better pilots.
Brent Keenan

C17A Squadron Commander

Marq Saunders - RAAF F18 Fighter Combat Instructor
Certainly a book I will recommend to all my students.
Marq Saunders

F/A-18 Fighter Combat Instructor

Private pilots reviews - light aircraft wth smoke
Frank Maier - private pilot
Best money you'll ever spend to improve your piloting.
Frank Maier

Private pilot

Barry Jones - private pilot
As a low hour pilot this has provided me with plenty of useful tips to make the most of my time, and money when I'm in the air.
Barry Jones

Private pilot

Andrew Musca-Unger - glider pilot
Performance Pilot is full of priceless advice.
Andrew Musca-Unger

Flight Instructor & glider pilot

Performance Pilot reviews on Amazon's worldwide sites.


Thoroughly recommended for any serious pilot.

Great information for aspiring pilots to get their heads in the game.

I wish I'd had this book when I started my flying lessons.

Unlike any other flying book!
Media reviews - formation aircraft wth smoke
Aero Australia magazine logo
If you fly it will do you no harm at all to read this.
Aero Australia magazine
Australian PILOT Magazine logo
Should be part of every pilot's bookcase.
Australian PILOT magazine
People of the Sky logo
A must read for any professional in a competitive or intensive-skill industry!
People of the Sky
FLYER magazine logo
The means to challenge yourself, and some of the tools for self-improvement.
FLYER magazine

Meet the authors

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Ross Bentley author

Ross Bentley
Race driver & performance coach

PPG Indycar Series (1990-1995)
GT3 US Road Racing Champion (1998)
SRPII 24 Hours of Daytona - Winner (2003)
Author of Speed Secrets series (10 books)
Performance coach (athletes, racers, business)
International keynote speaker
Phil Wilkes author

Phil Wilkes
Professional pilot

35 years flying experience
14,000 flying hours
30 types (piston, turboprop, jets)
Academic dux of military pilot course
Short and long haul airliners
A330 pilot & Type Rated Instructor