Aircraft Flight, 4th edition
A Description of the Physical Principles

By R.H. Barnard & D.R. Philpott
May 2010
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780273730989
375 pages, Illustrated
$97.50 Paper original

Aircraft Flight provides accurate physical, rather than mathematical, descriptions of the principles of aircraft flight. This popular text gives mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering students a useful introduction to the subject. The fourth edition has been updated to include important recent developments such as unmanned air vehicles and the low orbit space-plane.




1 Lift

2 Wings

3 The boundary layer and its control

4 Drag

5 High speed flow

6 Thrust and propulsion

7 Performance

8 Supersonic aircraft

9 Transonic aircraft

10 Aircraft control

11 Static stability

12 Dynamic stability

13 Take-off and landing

14 Structural influences

Appendix: Some aerofoil characteristics




Aircraft Flight will prove invaluable to anyone working in or planning a career in aviation.

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