"Stick and Rudder" is the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continuously in print for thirty-three years, and has enjoyed steadily increasing sales. Flight instructors have found that the book does indeed explain important phases of the art of flying, in a way the learner can use. It shows precisely what the ...Read More"Stick and Rudder" is the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continuously in print for thirty-three years, and has enjoyed steadily increasing sales. Flight instructors have found that the book does indeed explain important phases of the art of flying, in a way the learner can use. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why.Read Less
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Jo Kotula. Fine in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Book is in excellent condition. Pages are clean and tight. No marks. Very slight wear on spine corners. Cover has some edge wear and light curling at top and bottom. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 389 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 0070362408 No marks or damage from past owners, not a former library book, not a remainder or book club, not clipped, Hardcover. WHAT'S IN STICK AND RUDDER: * The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight-the Angle of Attack. What it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it. * Why airplanes stall * How do you know you're about to stall? * The landing approach. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach. The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use them. * "The...Spot that does not move." This is the first statement of this phenomenon. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees. * The elevator and the throttle. One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Which is which? * The paradox of the glide. By pointing the nose down less steeply, you descend more steeply. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further. * What's the rudder for? The rudder does NOT turn the airplane the way a boat's rudder turns the boat. Then what does it do? * How a turn is flown. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn. * The landing-how it's made. The visual clues that tell you where the ground is. * The "tail-dragger" landing gear and what's tricky about it. This is probably the only analysis of tail-draggers now available to those who want to fly one. * The tricycle landing gear and what's so good about it. A strong advocacy of the tricycle gear written at a time when almost all civil airplanes were taildraggers. * Why the airplane doesn't feel the wind. Why the airplane usually flies a little sidewise. * Plus: a chapter on Air Accidents by Leighton Collins, founder and editor of AIR FACTS. His analyses of aviation's safety problems have deeply influenced pilots and aeronautical engineers and have contributed to the benign characteristics of today's airplane. All books shipped within 24 hours with U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. 6x9. Blue covers with DJ. This is an explanation of the art of flying. It is filled with basic information. Why airplanes stall; How you know you arre about to stall; The landing approach; How the pilot's eye works in judging the approach; The spot that does not move; what's the rudder for and much more.
Jo Kotula. Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 389 pages with index in rear. Seventh printing. Many b/w illustrations; Pages tight; slight yellowing; End papers have some smudges and markings; Orange covers with gild letering on spine and front. Minor shelf wear; slight rubbing on corners and cover edges. Content headings include: Wings; Some air Sense; The Controls; The Basic Maneuvers; Getting down; the Dangers of the Air; and some more Air Sense. Book covers flying aspects of speed; wings; buoyancy; wind; torque; flippers; throttle; rudder; ailerons; cruising; glide; landing, etc.
After 60 plus years this book is still the absolute best basic introduction to flying. There are a few minor details that are dated but the science and the fundamentals still hold true. I first read my father's copy of this book in the 1950's and bought it on a lark just to compare it to some recent pilot introductory manuals. The explanations in Stick and Rudder appear to me more explicit than those in the modern books. Langeweische's style gets your attention too. While his writing is easy to read and enjoyable he also makes it clear that flying is serious business.
Nov 30, 2007
For anyone that is considering the 'art' of flying as a career or for pleasure, Stick and Rudder is a must read. Written decades ago, the same principles of flying still apply today. The author presents the basics of flying in a straight-forward manner and from a pilot's perspective. Simplistically written, Stick and Rudder gives any want-a-be pilot an understanding of what keeps a plane in the air. As a Commercial pilot and a CFI, I highly recommend this writing to all student pilots.
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