In The Art of Flight, John Watkinson chronicles the disciplines and major technologies that allow heavier-than-air machines to take flight. He explains how airplanes actually fly via a qualitative understanding of the underlying process, rather than a heavy reliance on mathematics. After providing historical and technical background the author in turn examines aerodynamics, the power plant, flight information, control, performance, surface effect, and more. Readers are guided on a fascinating journey through the concepts ...

The Art of Flight 2017, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Reston

ISBN-13: 9781624103728