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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
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