Fly safely in all weather conditions as you master the flying skills and strategies of expert aviators. Terry Lankford's Aviation Weather Handbook gives you flying strategies for every imaginable weather condition: low ceilings and visibility due to haze, smog, dust, sand, smoke and ash; turbulence; icing and other cold weather phenomena; thunderstorms; wind shear and more. You learn basic weather theory and how to interpret area, TWEB route, terminal aerodrome, and winds and temperatures aloft forecasts. Find out how to get the most from FAA and other weather briefing services...and about the reporting systems for which pilots are responsible. This user-friendly guide is organized by weather condition for quick look-up. The appropriate flying strategies appear with each hazard, as does the fundamental theory needed to put it all together.
A classic of aeronautical engineering, this text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students is also an excellent reference. It begins with a survey of vector analysis and complex variables, offering readers the basic tools for handling subsequent chapters.
Topics include stream function and other flow functions, the Joukowski transformation, airfoil construction and pressure distribution, and thin and thick airfoil theories. Surveys of finite and monoplane wings are succeeded by a consideration of the field about the wing, the spanwise load distribution for arbitrary wings, and assorted applications of perfect fluid theory. Each chapter includes several illustrated and explained examples, and numerous problems and references appear at the end of each chapter as well.
Analysis of the causes of poor flight discipline, case studies of the consequences, and a plan for individual improvement
Flight Discipline is the complete tool kit for any aviator, whether military, commercial, or recreational, to develop the crack discipline needed to be a safe and effective aviator. Major Tony Kern analyses the causes of poor flight discipline, gives chilling case studies of the consequences, and lays out a plan for individual improvement. Key words are italicized and review questions included for each chapter. An unequalled guide to this mainspring of good piloting.
The fourth edition of the perennial best-seller.
Fully updated, with everything the private pilot needs to know about flying IFR, such as handling emergencies, filing flight plans, understanding IFR communications, navigating, and flying more efficiently. Polish and improve your instrument-flight skills with the proficiency exercises. Glossary of aviation terms included.
Featuring new and classic kitplane designs, this proven bestseller is the most current and comprehensive resource available on choosing, building, and flying homebuilt planes. Covering tubing and fabric, wood, traditional sheet metal, and the latest composites, Kit Airplane Construction uses step-by-step instructions and detailed case studies of kitplane models to give amateur plane builders the knowledge needed to create and fly their own aircraft.
ASA reprints the most current FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) in this series of handy cockpit-sized guides. ASA's Private Pilot Rotorcraft Practical Test Standards book includes both Section 1 (for Helicopter) and Section 2 (for Gyroplane).The PTS guide students, instructors, and FAA-designated examiners through checkrides. Every PTS details the skill and knowledge that must be demonstrated before an examiner can issue a certificate or rating to an applicant. Written by the FAA, these books list the knowledge and experience prerequisites, the levels of skill that must be demonstrated before an examiner can issue a certificate or rating to an applicant, and describe background study and reference materials.