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Stick and Rudder : an Explanation of the Art of Flying (44 Edition)by William Langewiesche
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WHAT'S IN STICK AND RUDDER:
Stick and Rudder is the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continously in print for thirty-three years. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why.
Because the basics are largely unchanging, the book therefore is applicable to large airplanes and small, old airplanes and new, and is of interest not only to the learner but also to the accomplished pilot and to the instructor himself.
When Stick and Rudder first came out, some of its contents were considered highly controversial. In recent years its formulations have become widely accepted. Pilots and flight instructors have found that the book works.
Today several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying. One thorough reading of it is the equivalent of many hours of practice.
This classic offers an analysis of the art of flying, along with explanations of what a pilot actually does.
In the early 1940's, Wolfgang Langewiesche wrote a series of articles in Air Facts analyzing the various aspects of piloting techniques. Based on these articles, Langewiesche's classic work on the art of flying was published in 1944. This book explains precisely what pilots do when they fly, just how they do it, and why. These basics are largely unchanging. The book applies to large airplanes and small, old airplanes and new, and is of interest not only to the learner but also to the accomplished pilot and instructor. Today, several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying.
About the Author
Wolfgang Langewiesche fist soloed in 1934 in Chicago. Early in his flying he was struck by a strange discrepancy: in piloting, the words and realities did not agree. What pilots claimed to be doing, in flying an airplane, was not what they were in fact doing. What the pilot really did was poorly described in print and in airport talk. Langewiesche set himself the task of describing more accurately and realistically what the pilot really does when he flies.
The first result, from 1940 on, was a series of articles in Air Facts, analyzing various points of piloting technique. In 1944 Stick and Rudder was published.
Langewiesche has been a test pilot for Cessna, Chance Vought, and Kollsman and has also done free-lance testing. He has written on flying, and other matters, in Harper's, the Saturday Evening Post, and Reader's Digest. He has made long trips over large parts of the world in airplanes of his own.
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