An Illustrated Guide to Flying

An Illustrated Guide to Flying

by Barry Schiff
An Illustrated Guide to Flying

An Illustrated Guide to Flying

by Barry Schiff


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Inspired by the effortless soaring of birds, humans have taken to wing as the safest, fastest, and most enjoyable way to travel. Filled with prolific illustrations and photographs, this book is an exciting introduction to flying for aspiring pilots of all ages, explaining the principles and practice of flying with concise facts and exploring how pilots mange their aircraft and the elements through which they fly. Either as a student, passenger, or future pilot, explore the mysteries of flight and enter a fascinating new world that offers challenge, fun, and adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619544017
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publication date: 12/13/2022
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Barry Schiff has received worldwide recognition for his wide-ranging aeronautical accomplishments and has logged 28,000 hours in more than 363 types of aircraft. He was a rated Airline Transport Pilot at 21 and has earned every FAA category and class rating (except airship) and every possible instructor’s rating. Schiff retired from Trans World Airlines (TWA) in 1998 after a 34-year career during which he flew everything from the Lockheed Constellation to the Boeing 747.

An award-winning journalist and author, he is well known to flying audiences for his numerous books and more than 1,800 articles published in 111 aviation magazines, notably AOPA Pilot of which he is currently a contributing editor.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Aviation History 1

Chapter 2 The Science of Flight 9

Chapter 3 Aircraft Variety 35

Chapter 4 Aircraft Engines 59

Chapter 5 Flight Instruments 71

Chapter 6 Flight Maneuvers 85

Chapter 7 Basic Navigation 107

Chapter 8 Radio Navigation 127

Chapter 9 Performance 145

Chapter 10 Weather 157

Chapter 11 Airports and Air Traffic Control 175

Chapter 12 Aviation Regulations 191

Chapter 13 Learning to Fly 199

Notes 204

Image Credits 205

Index 208

About the Author 212

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