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Aerodynamics for Aviators

Aerodynamics for Aviators

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Aerodynamics for Aviators is a collegiate-level aerodynamics textbook that covers all of the necessary information relevant to pilots, from the private license through to the commercial. Aerodynamics is a subject critical to pilots' understanding of the safe maneuvering and operation of aircraft. This textbook takes the student through a basic physical principles review and vector analysis before covering the four forces in flight. Sections are dedicated to subsonic aerodynamics as well as high-speed (transonic) aerodynamics.

Lift, weight, thrust, and drag are examined in a logical and detailed manner. In addition, this comprehensive and detailed resource covers the atmosphere, stability, power and performance, limitations and maneuvering flight, and stalls and spins. Subjects are explored both conceptually as well as mathematically for maximum understanding. Each chapter contains key terms, symbols and abbreviations, review questions, and full-color illustrations. The appendices provide additional useful resources, including a math and physics review, glossary, and aerodynamic equations.

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ISBN-13: 9781619543348
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 648,239
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Mark Dusenbury is an Associate Professor for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Before coming to the University of North Dakota, Professor Dusenbury was an airline pilot for American Eagle Airlines, and a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He also holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with instrument, single, and multi-engine ratings, and is a Certified Flight Instructor in single, multi-engine, and instrument airplanes.

Gary Ullrich is an Assistant Professor for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Before joining the University of North Dakota, Professor Ullrich was a Test Group Pilot for Flight Safety, Adjunct Assistant Professor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and instructor/evaluator pilot with the United States Air Force. Professor Ullrich is a commercial pilot with multi-engine, instrument, and Boeing 720 and 707 type ratings.

Table of Contents

Foreword • Dedication
About the Authors

SECTION 1: Review of Basic Principles
Chapter 1—The Atmosphere

SECTION 2: Subsonic Aerodynamics
Chapter 2—The Four Forces Acting on an Airplane
Chapter 3—Lift
Chapter 4 - Drag
Chapter 5 - Thrust
Chapter 6 Stability
Chapter 7 - Maneuvering Flight, Stalls, and Spins

SECTION 3: High Speed (Transonic) Aerodynamics
Chapter 8—High Speed Flight

Appendix A -- Math and Physics Review
Appendix B – Aerodynamics Equations
Appendix C – Answers to Review Questions

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