Stick & Rudder: 50th Anniversary Edition
The classic first analysis of the art of flying is back, now in a special 50th anniversary limited edition with a foreword by Cliff Robertson. leatherette binding, and gold foil stamp. Langewiesche shows precisely what the pilot does when he or she flies, just how it's done, and why.
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How a Wins Is Flown
The Airplanes Gaits
Lift and Buoyancy
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actually adverse yaw effect aileron air speed air-speed indicator airplane's airport altitude Angle of Attack approach back pressure bank buoyancy cause centrifugal force climb conventional landing gear cruising cruising flight descent dive downward drag drift elevator engine experienced pilot farther fast faster feel feet flight condition flight path flown fly straight g load ground contact ground loop heavily wing-loaded hence high Angle higher Angle holding the stick horizon instructor keep landing gear level flight lift maneuver motion moving mushing normal glide nose nose-high pilot plane propeller pulling the stick Relative Wind right rudder sense ship ship's sideslip sideways simply skid slightly slow flight Speed of Best spin spiral dive spot stability stalling speed steep turn steepen steeply stick back stick forward student pilot swerve tail fin take-off tendency thing throttle torque upward weight wheel wing force wing tip wrong