A real understanding of the principles of flight and the operations associated with the way we fly today: this book deals with the basics as they are presented in cockpit practice.
Good airplane handling depends largely on knowing what is going on and understanding the laws of aerodynamics.
This book will help you avoid guesswork by showing you the real professional skills and attitudes.
Beginner pilots will be able to acquire new knowledge and experienced aviators will expand their capabilities to improve their skills.
"Understanding Flying" will give something practical to every pilot, and provide dozens of maximum-performance fine points for high-time fliers:
The airplane — how it flies, what affects performance, loading, and propulsion systems.
Flying the airplane — takeoffs and landings, flight instruments, weather, navigation, and flying when you can't see outside.
The airspace — all about airports and rules of the air.
The pilot — certification and staying current, psychological factors and emergencies.
As a pilot, you can never know it all. But you can work consistently on your weak areas and build on what you already know. This is the purpose of "Understanding Flying" — to help you better understand the important facts of flying so that you can become a better, safer, and more confident pilot.
- Richrad L. Taylor