This is one of the few flight books I've read so f I've only taken a few flight lessons and wanted to get a better knowledge of the mechanics of flight. Wolfgang figured out how to describe things that good pilots do unconsciously in a way I've never seen matched. I didn't keep my first copy to pass on to him but I'm sure he will for his children some day. If you want to clearly understand how an airplane functions and want to learn how to correctly control one, read this. The book presents an Explanation of the Art of Flying in an easy to understand format. It has been continously in print for thirty-three years.
A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees. One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Despite its age, the principals still apply. The point of the article is to drive home the point that using your normal human instincts and feelings will kill you in that situation. Turns out it's about flying.
One thorough reading of it should be the equivalent of many hours of practice. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn. This is a must have book if you're thinking of learning how to fly. Look out the window, feel what's happening, hear and feel the engine power setting, know where you are in relation to everything. Then what does it do? Definitely written in layman's terms. Today several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. There's still no better book about flying 70 years later.
Only trusting what the instruments say will get you out of trouble edit: and cross checking them to be sure you don't rely on a failed instrument. What it is, and why it can't be seen. Your senses tell you one thing while the instruments tell you another. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn. Why the airplane usually flies a little sidewise. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach. The visual clues that tell you where the ground is.
It is a great compliment and follow up read to Stick and Rudder and is available in it's entirety free online. It has been continuously in print for thirty-three years, and has enjoyed steadily increasing sales. This should be the first or next book any prospective student pilot or current pilot reads especially flight instructors. But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying. And certain kinds of weather can cause a similar rapid change in elevation even without you changing the attitude of the plane. The take home message is that the stick does not make the plane go up or down; the throttle does not make the plane go faster or slower; and the rudder does not make the plane turn.
But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn. The entire family will absolutely love seeing these amazing and fantastic aircraft. The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use them. It's amazing how literally everything in this book is still relevant in 2018, it really is the bible of flying. A strong advocacy of the tricycle gear written at a time when almost all civil airplanes were taildraggers.
This should be required reading for anyone who wants to fly a fixed-wing craft. The author of the chapter states that weather is not a deadly problem for most pilots. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why. Although the book was written over 60 years ago, the author's well explained concepts of flying an airplane basically have remained the same. It was also interesting to get a view of flying from the 1940's as opposed to more recent views. Then what does it do? It has been continously in print for thirty-three years. One thing that may not be terribly relevant today is the discussions on landing, as they pertain mostly to taildraggers.
A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees. There is no such requirement for Sport Pilot or Recreation Pilot License In my experience teaching hundreds of private, instrument, and commercial pilots 3 hours is not enough to develop any kind of instrument proficiency. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach. Then what does it do? This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search form widget. It approches the subject from the point of view of the pilot and does not the advanced physics required by the engineer. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees. One thorough reading of it should be the equivalent of many hours of practice.
Good thing the rest was highly practical. This is one of the best books ever written on the subject of how to fly a plane. I'm an Air Force Academy grad with a degree in Astronautical Engineering. Non-pilots don't even suspect things that experienced pilots take for granted. What it is, and why it can't be seen.