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Fundamentals of Modern Aviation

Fundamentals of Modern Aviation

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Product Features

  • ISBN: 9781933189154
  • Publisher: Avotek
  • Author: Ian McClousky
  • Pages: 191

Written as a primary text for high school level introduction to aviation maintenance vocational programs.

From the preface:
This book is an introductory text for students who are beginning their careers in aviation maintenance. It is a broad overview of the information taught in FAA certified aviation maintenance schools.

Aviation maintenance is a career field that started with the beginnings of aviation. A mechanic, Charles E. Taylor helped design and build the first aircraft engine used by the Wright brothers. That tradition of excellence, dedication, and safety continues to this day.

Every aircraft flying has been inspected and maintained by aviation professionals. People who are able to troubleshoot and repair the most complex of the aircraft's systems and return the aircraft to service. They may work individually or as part of a team whose job it is to service that aircraft.

Topics include:

  • Historical Overview
    beginnings of flight
    beginnings of air transportation
    foundations of the federal aviation administration

  • Basic Aerodynamics
    Bernoulli's principle and subsonic flow

  • Aircraft Design
    design considerations
    wing construction
    flight controls

  • Helicopter Flight
    fundamentals of helicopter flight
    helicopter axes of flight
    helicopter substructures

  • High Speed Aerodynamics
    concepts of supersonic flow patterns
    airflow, controls, and heat

  • Engine Theory and Construction
    heat engines
    reciprocating engine principles
    reciprocating engine power considerations
    reciprocating engine design and construction
    engine components

  • Turbine Development
    turbine operating principles
    turbine engine construction
    compressor section
    combustion section
    turbine section
    exhaust section
    major subassemblies
    types of turbine engines

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