Van Sickle's Modern Airmanship

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McGraw Hill Professional, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 991 pages
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Both a how-to- and an encylopedic reference, this book has long been considered the ultimate source of information for pilots of all skill levels and professionals across the aviation discipline. The 8th edition of Van Sickle's Modern Airmanship reflects the accelerating changes in aviation with updated and new information including data and discussion relevant to the increasing impact and new directions of aviation globally, economically, and privately, booming use of computers in aviation from individual level to aircraft design and flight itself (i.e., training, internet, nav aids, airline and airport operations, automated cockpit, etc.). New aircraft, new engines, new avionics, new techniques. A new chapter examines Sport Aviation including hand gliding, gliding, soaring, parachuting, and ballooning. Forecast chapter includes detailed discussion of upcoming new National Air Space Architecture, Free Flight, GPS exclusively, and identifies trends on the leading edge.

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Welch holds a master's in aeronautical engineering.

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