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Understanding Flight

McGraw Hill Aviation
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Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne

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.

Understanding Flight, Second Edition, covers:

  • 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

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

Published, August 12, 2009
By David Anderson, Scott Eberhardt
Paperback, 306 pages
ISBN 0071626964 / 9780071626965

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Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne

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.

Understanding Flight, Second Edition, covers:

  • 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

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

Published, August 12, 2009
By David Anderson, Scott Eberhardt
Paperback, 306 pages
ISBN 0071626964 / 9780071626965

 

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Fantastic resource

  • By A Customer from Wisconsin on Tuesday, May 20, 2008
  • Pros: very detailed and understandable explanations of flight
  • Review: A perfectly written description of the physics of flight including many pictures and illustrations to enhance the topics. The main theme of the book is clearing up the misconceptions of Bernoulli's Principle as related to flight and replacing this flawed description with one that is based on Newton's laws and other basic physics principles. The descriptions are detailed enough to give the reader a firm understanding without being too complex that the reader gets lost.

Fantastic resource

  • By A Customer from Wisconsin on Tuesday, May 20, 2008
  • Pros: very detailed and understandable explanations of flight
  • Cons: can be a bit overwhelming the first time through- requires reviewing of some topics
  • Review: A perfectly written description of the physics of flight including many pictures and illustrations to enhance the topics. The main theme of the book is clearing up the misconceptions of Bernoulli's Principle as related to flight and replacing this flawed description with one that is based on Newton's laws and other basic physics principles. The descriptions are detailed enough to give the reader a firm understanding without being too complex that the reader gets lost.
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