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Skills, techniques and
strategies to maximize
your flying performance.

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How will Performance Pilot help me?

Do you want to be a better pilot? 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.

  • Learn faster & more effectively
  • Consistently perform at your peak
  • Reduce flight test anxiety
  • Improve your aircraft handling
  • Perform better in flight tests & training

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.

Private pilots reviews - light aircraft wth smoke
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

Frank Maier - private pilot
Best money you'll ever spend to improve your piloting.
Frank Maier

Private pilot

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 - Amazon Customer

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
Marq Saunders - RAAF F18 Fighter Combat Instructor
As a current instructor of RAAF F18 fighter pilots, this is certainly a book I will recommend to all my students.
Marq Saunders

Fighter Combat Instructor

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

C17A Squadron Commander

Jaimie Tilbrook - RAAF C130 Hercules Captain
I am sure that my aviation training would have benefitted greatly had Performance Pilot been available at the time.
Jaimie Tilbrook

C130 Hercules Captain

Performance Pilot reviews on Amazon's worldwide sites.

Unlike any other flying book!

A must-read for any pilot.

There is no doubting that there was definitely an improvement in my performance.

Thoroughly recommended for any serious pilot.

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

Performance Pilot gives any pilot looking to improve the tools to do so.

I wish I'd had this book when I started my flying lessons.
Media reviews - formation aircraft wth smoke
Australian PILOT Magazine logo
This is a book that 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
Provide[s] you with the means to challenge yourself, and some of the tools for self-improvement.
FLYER magazine
Aero Australia magazine logo
Interesting, useful and important in these increasingly stressful times in which life is full of distractions, if you fly it will do you no harm at all to read this.
Aero Australia 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

34 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