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Get to the heart of how planes fly <P>Never before has it been so easy to grasp how planes fly! <BR>Of keen importance to pilots, essential to engineers, and intriguing even to the earthbound, the principles of flight are often parroted but widely misunderstood. Now you can be among those who truly get it. <P>The simplest way to master an understanding of the science of flight. <P>This enlightening book helps you bypass common distortions, misconceptions, and half-truths and genuinely understand how aeronautics works. <P>This book gives you brain- and gut-level understanding of what gets you up there and keeps you up there! <BR>*Explains flight in simple, intuitive terms <BR>*Spares you misinformation and confusion--this book gets it right and tells it right <BR>*100 high-impact illustrations show you lift, propulsion, and design at work <BR>*Provides practical insights pilots can use for improved performance and safety <BR>*Demonstrates the why's and how's of wing shape, plane construction, flight testing, and high-speed flight <BR>*Written by pilots (one a physicist and the other a professor of aeronautics) <BR>*Perfect for beginning pilots

Synopsis:

Explaining (most of) aeronautics in simple, intuitive terms, Understanding Flight limits the mathematics and derives the most important relationships of aeronautics in a presentation that will draw the interest, appreciation and admiration of the aviation community.

Synopsis:

Get to the heart of how planes fly

Never before has it been so easy to grasp how planes fly!

Of keen importance to pilots, essential to engineers, and intriguing even to the earthbound, the principles of flight are often parroted but widely misunderstood. Now you can be among those who truly get it.

The simplest way to master an understanding of the science of flight.

This enlightening book helps you bypass common distortions, misconceptions, and half-truths and genuinely understand how aeronautics works.

This book gives you brain- and gut-level understanding of what gets you up there and keeps you up there!

*Explains flight in simple, intuitive terms

*Spares you misinformation and confusionthis book gets it right and tells it right

*100 high-impact illustrations show you lift, propulsion, and design at work

*Provides practical insights pilots can use for improved performance and safety

*Demonstrates the whys and hows of wing shape, plane construction, flight testing, and high-speed flight

*Written by pilots (one a physicist and the other a professor of aeronautics)

*Perfect for beginning pilots

Synopsis:

The simplest, most intuitive book on the toughest lessons of flight--addresses the science of flying in terms, explanations, and illustrations that make sense to those who most need to understand: those who fly. Debunks long-rooted misconceptions and offers a clear, minimal-math presentation that starts with how airplanes fly and goes on to clarify a diverse range of topics, such as design, propulsion, performance, high-speed flight, and flight testing. Not-to-be missed insights for pilots, instructors, flight students, aeronautical engineering students, and flight enthusiasts.

About the Author

David F. Anderson is a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and a private pilot.Scott Eberhardt is an associate professor in the department of aeronautics and astronautics at the University of Washington. He is also the director of the Kirsten Wind Tunnel and a private pilot.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. How Airplanes Fly

3. Wings

4. Airplane Propulsion

5. High-Speed Flight

6. Performance

7. Flight Testing

8. The Rest of the Airplane

9. Appendices

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071363778
Author:
Anderson, David F.
Author:
Eberhardt, Scott
Author:
Anderson David
Author:
Anderson, David
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Aviation - Piloting & Flight Instruction
Subject:
Flight
Subject:
Aviation - Commercial
Subject:
Aerodynamics
Subject:
flight,pilots,planes,understanding,Airplane,aeronautics,high-speed flight,flight testing,wing,propulsion,half-truths,misconceptions
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series Volume:
[66]
Publication Date:
December 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.20x7.40x.68 in. 1.16 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Product details 320 pages McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing - English 9780071363778 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Explaining (most of) aeronautics in simple, intuitive terms, Understanding Flight limits the mathematics and derives the most important relationships of aeronautics in a presentation that will draw the interest, appreciation and admiration of the aviation community.
"Synopsis" by , Get to the heart of how planes fly

Never before has it been so easy to grasp how planes fly!

Of keen importance to pilots, essential to engineers, and intriguing even to the earthbound, the principles of flight are often parroted but widely misunderstood. Now you can be among those who truly get it.

The simplest way to master an understanding of the science of flight.

This enlightening book helps you bypass common distortions, misconceptions, and half-truths and genuinely understand how aeronautics works.

This book gives you brain- and gut-level understanding of what gets you up there and keeps you up there!

*Explains flight in simple, intuitive terms

*Spares you misinformation and confusionthis book gets it right and tells it right

*100 high-impact illustrations show you lift, propulsion, and design at work

*Provides practical insights pilots can use for improved performance and safety

*Demonstrates the whys and hows of wing shape, plane construction, flight testing, and high-speed flight

*Written by pilots (one a physicist and the other a professor of aeronautics)

*Perfect for beginning pilots

"Synopsis" by , The simplest, most intuitive book on the toughest lessons of flight--addresses the science of flying in terms, explanations, and illustrations that make sense to those who most need to understand: those who fly. Debunks long-rooted misconceptions and offers a clear, minimal-math presentation that starts with how airplanes fly and goes on to clarify a diverse range of topics, such as design, propulsion, performance, high-speed flight, and flight testing. Not-to-be missed insights for pilots, instructors, flight students, aeronautical engineering students, and flight enthusiasts.
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