Stick And Rudder An Explanation Of The Art Of Flying

Author: Wolfgang Langewiesche
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070362408
Size: 19.86 MB
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WHAT'S IN STICK AND RUDDER: The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight: the Angle of Attack. What it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it. Why airplanes stall How do you know you're about to stall? The landing approach. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach. The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use them. "The Spot that does not move." This is the first statement of this phenomenon. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees. The elevator and the throttle. One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Which is which? The paradox of the glide. By pointing the nose down less steeply, you descend more steeply. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further. What's the rudder for? The rudder does NOT turn the airplane the way a boat's rudder turns the boat. Then what does it do? How a turn is flown. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn. The landing--how it's made. The visual clues that tell you where the ground is. The "tail-dragger" landing gear and what's tricky about it. This is probably the only analysis of tail-draggers now available to those who want to fly one. The tricycle landing gear and what's so good about it. A strong advocacy of the tricycle gear written at a time when almost all civil airplanes were taildraggers. Why the airplane doesn't feel the wind. Why the airplane usually flies a little sidewise. Plus: a chapter on Air Accidents by Leighton Collins, founder and editor of AIR FACTS. His analyses of aviation's safety problems have deeply influenced pilots and aeronautical engineers and have contributed to the benign characteristics of today's airplane. Stick and Rudder is the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continously in print for thirty-three years. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why. Because the basics are largely unchanging, the book therefore is applicable 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 to the instructor himself. When Stick and Rudder first came out, some of its contents were considered highly controversial. In recent years its formulations have become widely accepted. Pilots and flight instructors have found that the book works. 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. One thorough reading of it is the equivalent of many hours of practice.

Stick And Rudder

Author: Wolfgang Langewiesche
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: PSU:000059704416
Size: 15.30 MB
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WHAT'S IN STICK AND RUDDER: The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight: the Angle of Attack.What it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it. Why airplanes stallHow do you know you're about to stall? The landing approach.How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach. The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges:how you can quickly learn to use them. "The Spot that does not move."This is the first statement of this phenomenon. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees. The elevator and the throttle.One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Which is which? The paradox of the glide.By pointing the nose down less steeply, you descend more steeply. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further. What's the rudder for?The rudder does NOT turn the airplane the way a boat's rudder turns the boat. Then what does it do? How a turn is flown.The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn. The landing--how it's made.The visual clues that tell you where the ground is. The "tail-dragger" landing gear and what's tricky about it.This is probably the only analysis of tail-draggers now available to those who want to fly one. The tricycle landing gear and what's so good about it.A strong advocacy of the tricycle gear written at a time when almost all civil airplanes were taildraggers. Why the airplane doesn't feel the wind. Why the airplane usually flies a little sidewise. Plus:a chapter on Air Accidents by Leighton Collins, founder and editor of AIR FACTS. His analyses of aviation's safety problems have deeply influenced pilots and aeronautical engineers and have contributed to the benign characteristics of today's airplane. Stick and Rudderis the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continously in print for thirty-three years. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why. Because the basics are largely unchanging, the book therefore is applicable 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 to the instructor himself. When Stick and Rudderfirst came out, some of its contents were considered highly controversial. In recent years its formulations have become widely accepted. Pilots and flight instructors have found that the book works. Today several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But Stick and Rudderremains the leading think-book on the art of flying. One thorough reading of it is the equivalent of many hours of practice.

Stick Rudder

Author: Wolfgang Langewiesche
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: STANFORD:36105010749286
Size: 14.48 MB
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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.

Lena Fliegt Sich Frei

Author: Judith Spörl
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 9783734560620
Size: 12.16 MB
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"Lena fliegt sich frei" ist ein lehrreiches und vor allem warmherziges Buch für Mädchen über Freundschaft, erste Liebe und die Liebe zum Segelfliegen, die man dem Buch deutlich anmerkt! (Anne Paulsen, Lektorin) Welcher Teenie weiß schon, dass man mit vierzehn Jahren fliegen lernen kann? Und welches Mädchen käme auf die Idee, das auch einmal zu versuchen? Junge Mädchen interessieren sich für ihre Freundinnen und Freunde, ihre Clique, Jungs und die große Liebe, sie wollen cool sein und dazu gehören, frei sein und ihren Weg gehen. So einfach ist das aber manchmal nicht. Was tun, wenn man dabei die ein oder andere Bruchlandung erlebt? Die Geschichte begleitet Lena auf diesem Weg und entführt die Leserinnen dabei in eine neue Welt: auf den Segelflugplatz! Junge Mädchen sollen für die Fliegerei begeistert werden und dabei ganz leicht die ersten Grundlagen der Luftfahrt begreifen! Es beginnt im Schulalltag mit all den damit verbundenen Sorgen und Nöten. Lenas Freundin ist weggezogen, die Clique verändert sich. Sie fühlt sich einsam, unsicher und verwirrt und auch ihre früheren Freunde schwimmen etwas orientierungslos durch den Alltag. Der Flugplatz kommt für Lena überraschend ins Spiel, und sie entdeckt ein völlig neues Hobby für sich. Ganz nebenbei hilft ihr die Ausbildung zur Pilotin aber auch, selbstsicherer zu werden und neue Kontakte zu knüpfen. In der "Flugplatzfamilie" lernt sie Verantwortung, Teamgeist und mit Niederlagen fertig zu werden. Sie verliebt sich und erlebt ihren ersten großen Liebeskummer. Ihren Freunden ergeht es ähnlich. Schulfreunde und Flugplatzclique fließen ineinander. Am Schluß haben sich alle verändert und doch wieder zueinander gefunden. Nicht nur Lena wachsen Flügel! In einem Glossar am Ende des Buches werden die wichtigsten fliegerischen Grundbegriffe nochmals erklärt. Ganz nebenbei lernen Leserinnen dabei eine Menge über die Fliegerei - für die meisten sicher ein völlig unbekanntes Terrain!

Nachtflug Roman

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104033105
Size: 15.29 MB
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›NACHTFLUG‹ - der legendäre Roman von Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - neu aufgelegt mit der Geschichte seines Lebens in Bildern »Sollte ich abgeschossen werden, werde ich rein gar nichts bedauern. Vor dem künftigen Termitenhaufen graust mir. Und ich hasse die Robotertugend. Ich war dazu geschaffen, Gärtner zu sein.«, schloss 1944 der französische Schriftsteller Antoine de Saint-Exupéry einen seiner letzten Briefe, bevor er auf seinem Aufklärungsflug über dem Mittelmeer verschwand. Nach dem Krieg wurde sein ›Der kleine Prinz‹ mit 80 Millionen Exemplaren zu einem der weltweit erfolgreichsten Bücher, sein übriges Werk blieb dagegen ein wenig in dessen Schatten. Seine autobiographisch geprägten Romane wie sein berühmtester, ›Nachtflug‹, schildern die heroische Anfangsphase der Fliegerei: nächtliche Kurierflüge über Patagonien und Afrika, Taifune und Unwetter, die Überquerung der Meere mit stotternden Motoren und rasendem Herz. Mut, Freundschaft, Entschiedenheit, die Moral für die anderen einzustehen - das sind die Motoren all seiner Werke: sein literarisches Vermächtnis.