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UNDERSTANDING FLIGHT

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Part# 13-07759
MFR Model# 9780071363778

Overview

Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight

  • Physics of flight Wing design and configuration
  • Stability and control
  • Propulsion
  • High-speed flight
  • Performance and safety
  • Aerodynamic testing
  • Helicopters and autogyros
  • Aircraft structures and materials

Contents

  • 1. Principles of Flight
  • 2. Wings
  • 3. Stability and Control
  • 4. Airplane Propulsion
  • 5. High-Speed Flight
  • 6. Airplane Performance
  • 7. Aerodynamic Testing
  • 8. Helicopters and Autogyros
  • 9. Structures
  • Appendix A. Basic Concepts
  • Appendix B. Misapplications of Bernoulli's Principle
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