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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 aviator, 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 judgment & coordination
  • Enhance your awareness
  • Learn more effectively
  • Perform better in training & tests
  • Reduce testing anxiety
  • Save money on your training
  • Prepare more effectively
  • Consistently perform at your peak

What are pilots saying about Performance Pilot?

Performance Pilot has been helping pilots from all sorts of backgrounds improve their flying performance: private pilots, airline pilots, military pilots, glider pilots, helicopter pilots. Pilots just like you.

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

Flight Instructor & glider pilot

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

Private pilot

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Jim - 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

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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

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

C17A Squadron Commander

Jaimie Tilbrook - 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.

Performance Pilot media mentions.

Qantas Flight Ops Magazine
People of the Sky
A must read for any professional in a competitive or intensive-skill industry!
People of the Sky
FLYER magazine
Provide[s] you with the means to challenge yourself, and some of the tools for self-improvement.
FLYER magazine
Australian PILOT Magazine
This is a book that should be part of every pilot's bookcase.
Australian PILOT magazine

Meet the authors

Ross Bentley

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

Phil Wilkes
Professional pilot

35 years flying experience
13,000+ flying hours
30 types (piston, turboprop, jets)
Academic dux of military pilot course
Short and long haul airliners
A330 pilot & Type Rated Instructor
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