How to Fly a Plane

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-01
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

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It truly is a magical experience. With more than 120 color photographs, this practical little book shows you everything you need to know to fly a plane, from the basics of aerodynamics, to a step-by-step training flight, to contact information for training schools that will literally get you off the ground. So you can strap yourself in and prepare for takeoff! Book jacket.

Author Biography

Nick Barnard is a writer, publisher, and stunt pilot, as well as the co-founder of the Yakolevs formation aerobatics display team. Barnard is an aficionado of the Yak 50, the Sukhoi 29 and the Yak 52.

Lucy Pope is a London-based photographer who has undertaken many magazine, book, and corporate commissions.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
How a Plane Fliesp. 9
The Structure of a Planep. 10
Anatomy of a Diamond Star DA40 TDIp. 12
Balancing Weight with Lift, and Drag with Thrustp. 14
Lift and the Angle of Attackp. 16
Dragp. 18
Thrustp. 19
Flight Controlsp. 20
Let's Go Flyingp. 23
Pre-flight Checks and Start-upp. 24
Communication and Navigationp. 26
Taxi and Pre-takeoffp. 30
Takeoffp. 32
Climbing and Level Flightp. 34
Turningp. 37
Slow Flight and Stallingp. 39
Descending and Arriving at an Airfieldp. 42
Landingp. 45
Shutdown and Post-flight Checksp. 47
First Flightsp. 49
DG1000 High-performance Aerobatic Training Gliderp. 50
Diamond Star DA40 TDI Exciting New Plane for Training and Touringp. 60
Jungmann Classic Biplane Trainer from 1930s Germanyp. 68
Sukhoi 29 Unlimited Aerobatic Trainer from Russiap. 78
P-51D Mustang Legendary American Warbirdp. 86
Hawk Renowned British Military Jetp. 96
Learjet 45XR Luxury Jet with an Iconic Pedigreep. 106
Airbus A380 Superjumbo of the Futurep. 116
Pilot's Notesp. 126
Peoplep. 128
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