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Aerodynamic Principles for Professional Pilots - eBook

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The third book in a series on Advanced Flight Techniques for the professional pilot by Les Kumpula, Professor Emeritus, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Aerodynamic Principles for Professional Pilots illustrates the essential aerodynamic principles and applications relevant to flight technique issues. Applications are presented at the professional pilot level without unnecessary context, utilizing a visual format emphasizing pictorial concepts that enhance learning and retention.

Unlike aircraft performance and design, where aerodynamic equations provide numerical data, precision flying requires a thorough understanding of non-numerical aerodynamic principles. In the development of piloting skill, aerodynamic principles are applied qualitatively rather than quantitatively. The graphical methods used in this book are especially effective in showing these essential pilot technique principles.

NOTE: Includes downloadable videos and simulations.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Properties of the Atmosphere
Airspeed Measurement
Transonic Flight Characteristics
Aerodynamic Force Relationships
Turn Relationships
Slips and Skids
Adverse and Proverse Yaw
Subsonic Aerodynamics
The Lift Equation
Stall Relationships
Airspeed vs. Angle of Attack
Airfoil Shape Effects on Lift
The Drag Equation
Airfoil Shape Effect on Drag
Lift and Drag Combined – The L/D Ratio
Propellers
Engine Characteristics
Performance Airspeeds
High Lift Devices
Three Dimensional Aerodynamics
Wake Turbulence
Ground Effect
Induced Drag
Speed Stability
Wing Shape Effects
Aircraft Type Differences
Stability and Control
Yaw Factors
Takeoff and Landing Performance
Tricycle vs. Tailwheel Airplanes
Supersonic Aerodynamics
Spaceflight Principles
Summary of Aerodynamic Facts


Included Downloadable Programs:
1] Glide Slope Wind Effect Computer
2] Turn Data Computer
3] Track Data Computer
4] Flight Demonstration Simulator


Included videos:
1] Pitch Power comparison; region of normal command
2] Pitch Power comparison; region of neutral command
3] Pitch Power comparison; region of reverse command
4] Pitch comparisons for all command regions
5] Power comparisons for all command regions
6] Airspeed response for all Command regions
7] Airspeed response - fast vs. slow engines
8] Jet fighter aircraft carrier approach
9] Changing both flight path and airspeed - climb entry
10] Changing both flight path and airspeed - descent entry
11] Changing airspeed only - constant flight path
12] Changing flight path only - constant airspeed
13] Climb leveloff and acceleration
14] Descent leveloff and deceleration
15] High performance leveloffs
16] Pitch transitions

eBook File & Compatibility Information:

 File Type:  Standard Adobe PDF format
 Print:  unlimited
 Copy/Paste:  unlimited
 Offline Access:  yes
 Search:  always
 Bookmarks:  always
 System Reqs:  Windows, Macintosh, iPad

Ebook Downloads may not be available immediately. They may take up to one business day to process. Orders placed on Friday evening will not be processed until Monday.

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Other Information

SKU CCH1001-e
Part # ACT946
Manufacturer CCH Publishing
Rating/Aircraft Type Commercial
Author Les Kumpula
Pages 436

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