Stick And Rudder: An Explanation Of The Art Of Flying
Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying
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...