Understanding Flight, Second Edition

2nd Edition

David W. Anderson; Scott Eberhardt
eISBN-13: 9780071626972

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Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne

Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight.

Understanding Flight, Second Edition, covers:

Physics of flight

Wing design and configuration

Stability and control


High-speed flight

Performance and safety

Aerodynamic testing

Helicopters and autogyros

Aircraft structures and materials

Sold By McGraw-Hill Education
ISBNs 9780071626965, 9780071626965, 9780071626972, 0071626972
Language English
Number of Pages 314
Edition 2nd