How to Fly Airplanes
by Robert Reser
In years of flying, this is the easiest to understand and most complete "how the airplane flies" text I have seen. I highly recommend it for every flight training facility.
"How to Fly Airplanes" is the first complete review of aircraft control in almost fifty years. There are many considerations of flight control not found in current texts. Even the accomplished professional pilot and flight instructor will find in this book there are different ways to consider how flight control is accomplished.
1. Flight. The forces of lift; The wings, horizontal stabilizer, rudder and thrust-component.
2. How airplanes stall; Only with Pilot input holding aft elevator to exceed critical angle of attack. The pilot stalls the aircraft...every time.
3. Directed Course flight; Maneuvering visually by collision course toward points on the horizon or ground.
4. Engine thrust-component lift and gravity-component thrust; Component forces aiding flight and attitude control.
5. Indicated-airspeed control; Use of elevator position and engine thrust-component lifting to set angle of attack.
6. Flight controls and engine thrust-component lift; Direct the thrust for attitude control.
7. Level, constant indicated-airspeed turn. Requires power coordination and no elevator input.
8. Engine Thrust; Consider the thrust available. Learn what that is in a small aircraft.
9. Approach and landing; The rudder steers and power controls descent. Learn to use the feet for steering from short final to touchdown to parking.
eBook File Description:
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Principles of Flight
Visual Flight Control
Visual Approaches and Go-Arounds
High Altitude Flight and the Atmosphere
Lets Go Fly
Robert Reser is a pilot. He spent thirty years flying different large transport aircraft for a major airline while concurrently flying twenty years with the Air Force and Air National Guard in reciprocating, turbo, and jet engine trainer, transport, and fighter aircraft.
Over fifty years, he owned and operated several different personal aircraft, flew single pilot B-25s dropping on forest fires, Alaskan bush flight, and instructed flight in numerous small single and multi engine aircraft.
The past eight years, Robert spent as Vice-President of Safety for a large flight school. It was in this position he became acquainted with the varied ideas of flight instructors and other pilots regarding aircraft control; ...how can there be so many different ways?
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