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Author Langewiesche, Wolfgang, 1907-2002, author

Title Stick and rudder : an explanation of the art of flying / Wolfgang Langewiesche ; illustrated by Jo Kotula
Published New York : TAB / McGraw-Hill, 1974
New York : McGraw-Hill, [1972]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  629.1325 Lan/Sar 1972  AVAILABLE
Description 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents How a wing is flown -- The airplane's gaits -- Lift and buoyancy -- The flying instinct -- The law of the roller coaster -- Wind drift -- What the airplane wants to do -- That thing called torque -- The flippers and the throttle -- The ailerons -- The rudder -- The turn -- Straight and level cruising -- The glide -- The approach -- The landing -- The landing run -- The dangers of the air -- The working speeds of an airplane -- Thin air
Summary 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
Notes First published: 1944
Includes index
Special appendix on The dangers of the air by Leighton Collins
Subject Aerodynamics.
Aeronautics -- Study and teaching.
Airplanes -- Piloting.
Flight training.
Author Collins, Leighton Holden, 1902- Dangers of the air, author
LC no. 2004296809
ISBN 0070362408