Aircraft Flight, 4th edition
A Description of the Physical Principles
By R.H. Barnard & D.R. Philpott
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
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.
3 The boundary layer and its control
5 High speed flow
6 Thrust and propulsion
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.
- For students of aeronautical engineering, it contains all the descriptive material necessary for courses from technician to degree level, and will provide background reading to the more mathematical texts.
- For trainee pilots it gives an understanding of the fundamental principles of flight.
- For new entrants to the aerospace and related industries it provides a basic understanding of the technical principles of flight
- For aviation enthusiasts it gives a non-mathematical treatment they can readily comprehend.
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