Ben Mandell


Ben Mandell is a commercial pilot and a leader in the aviation industry. Ben has testified before governmental commissions regarding the flight training industry and has pushed for consumer protection laws to insure that pre-paid student flight school tuition is safely protected.

Ben has a unique understanding of how all of the pieces fit together within the aviation industry and has been instrumental in helping pilots and aviation employees at all job levels within the industry.

Ben works tirelessly within the industry to help improve the quality of life for everyone connected within it. This book is a direct result of his desire to help prospective pilots avoid the bad guys and keep their career on track.

Smashwords Interview

You now have a second book. How did this second book come about?
The first book (Don't Pay Any Flight School More Than $2500 In Advance) started selling and it seems folks like to read what I have to say. I wanted to see how the first book did before I committed to a second one. The first book is directed squarely to those that want to become pilots. (either private or commercial). I wrote the book that I wish someone had given to me before I went to flight school. I absolutely believe this is the best book that you could give to any prospective pilot.

The second book (Pilots on Food Stamps) is directed to the general public. However it is also a good primer for future and present pilots that can't figure out why their pay is so low. Much of the information in the second book has been known in the industry, but no one has ever put all of the information down in one place using actual numbers and names. I was able to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together so that the readers can see the big picture. Because airline flights are being canceled and passengers are being affected, I thought it was time that the public have this information. Most people reading this book have been shocked to learn what has been going on.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have an iPad and an iPhone. I use the iPhone the most. It just makes my life easier. My wife has a nook and she will not give that up!
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Where to find Ben Mandell online


Everybody Loves Uber--The Untold Story Of How Uber Operates
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,830. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Public Transportation, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Everybody Loves Uber: The Untold Story Of How Uber Operates Is An Eye-Opening Read Into The Intricate Issues Surrounding This Disruptive Service. Ben Mandell's back with his third book, having conducted in-depth research and analysis in the working of the most revolutionary advancement in modern transportation history: Uber.
Pilots On Food Stamps --An Inside Look At Why Your Flight Was Cancelled
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,910. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Vocational, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Pilots On Food Stamps is a true to life account of the current pilot shortage facing the United States. The author uses real time-lines and actual pilot wages to demonstrate how airline flights are being cancelled and passengers left with few options. While airlines make billions of dollars in profits, the American taxpayer is paying for the food stamps that many airline pilots qualify for.
Don't Pay Any Flight School More Than $2500 In Advance
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 25,170. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Vocational trades, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Transportation
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
If you have ever dreamed about being a commercial or private pilot, you need this book. Aviation is a wonderful hobby as well as an incredible profession. This information will help help you save thousands off of your pilot training costs. The author details how to pay for your training as well as how to avoid the traps. This book has the censored information the bad guys don't want you to know!