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Back in print with a new design, this guide includes instruction on the basics of takeoffs and landings, out of an airport, and the functions of the throttle, stick, rudder, and trim. A pilot's pilot, Collins provides account, from takeoff roll to full stop, of a perfect flight and landing; identifying many common errors pilots addition to extracting from his own lengthy career and personal experience, Collins shares tips and secrets airline pilots, reading military manuals, attending manufacturer's flight training programs, and interviewing famous thinkers and figures.
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About the Author
While he did contribute a chapter to Wolfgang Langewiesche's classic "Stick and Rudder," "Takeoffs and Landings" was the first book in Collins' long writing career. He was the father of Richard L. Collins, an editor of "Flying Magazine" and the author of several popular aviation titles.
Wolfgang Langewiesche: Wolfgang Langewiesche (1907-2002), aviator, author and journalist, is one of the most quoted authors in aviation writing. His book, "Stick and Rudder" (1944), is still in print, and is considered a primary reference on the art of flying fixed-wing aircraft. Born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1907, he migrated to America in 1929. He was a graduate of the London School of Economics and earned his master's degree from Columbia University. He was in a doctoral program in the University of Chicago when he decided to learn to fly and pursue a career in aviation.
Mr. Langewiesche wrote for Air Facts magazine, an aviation safety-related publication edited by Leighton Collins, and his articles were the basis for most of "Stick and Rudder." The basic facts about flying that he emphasized in 1944 have withstood much criticism since then. Over 200,000 copies of the book had been printed as of 1990. He taught "Theory of Flight" to US Army aviation cadets in the ground school at The Hawthorne School of Aeronautics in Orangeburg, SC during World War II, and test flew F4U Corsairs for the Vought Corporation. He later worked for Cessna as a test pilot. In the 1950s he became Reader's Digest's roving editor, retiring in
Richard L. Collins: Richard Collins has spent his life in aviation, logging over 19,500 flight hours in almost every type of aircraft, including Concorde, and writing about it in 900 magazine articles and 11 books for pilots plus many video productions. He has been editor-in-chief of FLYING Magazine, and publisher and editor-in-chief of AOPA Pilot Magazine. Collins has won many aviation awards and continues to do extensive research in aviation safety. He is currently an editor-at-large for FLYING and editorial consultant to Sporty's Academy.
Tom Lippert: Tom Lippert's photography career began in 1969 as a ski photographer. He has illustrated nine books on skiing and was SKI magazine's instruction photographer for two decades. He illustrated a series of children's books, and his photographs are included in the Information Age exhibit at the Smithsonian's American History Museum. Tom's aerial photographs have appeared in "Pilot Getaways" magazine and illustrate "Mountain Dreamers: Visionaries of Sierra Nevada Skiiers." His aerial landscapes of the Lake Tahoe area and Sierra Nevada are displayed in Tahoe galleries and private collections.
Table of ContentsA Word, by Richard L. Collins
List of Photographs
Foreword by Wolfgang
1. Basic Concepts
2. Atmospheric Effects on Angle of Attack and Airspeed
3. Aircraft Flight Characteristics
4. Pilot Characteristics
5. Cleared for Takeoff
6. The Traffic Pattern and Circling
7. Cleared to Land
8. Level-Off Touchdown
9. The Landing Roll
10. Engine-Out Twin-Engine Flying
11. Lost Causes
12. Let's Fly