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
Performance and safety
Helicopters and autogyros
Aircraft structures and materials
"A short section of this work was published in article form in "Sport Aviation" magazine in February 1999. NASA picked up the article for their web site; it is used in several flight schools; and, has been translated into French and Spanish. Further, a New Zealand high school student won his science fair using Anderson's and Eberhardt's work. Wendell Piepgrass, Flight Training Coordinator (flight school): "Not being an engineer, I appreciate very much what you...are doing here, because being able to form visually based concepts is important...." "...this presentation...effectively and clearly puts a very complex subject into terms most persons with a technical interest can understand. I wish...this chapter were a prime requirement for airman certification.