Stick and Rudder An Explanation of the Art of Flying

By BDUK

Part No. BMCG101
$49.95

Availability:
Usually Ships in 24 Hours
In Stock
Order by 4.30pm and your order ships today!
Description

WHAT'S IN STICK AND RUDDER:

  • The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight: the Angle of Attack. What it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it.
  • Why airplanes stall How do you know you're about to stall?
  • The landing approach. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach.
  • The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use them.
  • "The Spot that does not move." This is the first statement of this phenomenon. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees.
  • The elevator and the throttle. One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Which is which?
  • The paradox of the glide. By pointing the nose down less steeply, you descend more steeply. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further.
  • What's the rudder for? The rudder does NOT turn the airplane the way a boat's rudder turns the boat. Then what does it do?
  • How a turn is flown. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn.
  • The landing--how it's made. The visual clues that tell you where the ground is.
  • The "tail-dragger" landing gear and what's tricky about it. This is probably the only analysis of tail-draggers now available to those who want to fly one.
  • The tricycle landing gear and what's so good about it. A strong advocacy of the tricycle gear written at a time when almost all civil airplanes were taildraggers.
  • Why the airplane doesn't feel the wind.
  • Why the airplane usually flies a little sidewise.
  • Plus: a chapter on Air Accidents by Leighton Collins, founder and editor of AIR FACTS. His analyses of aviation's safety problems have deeply influenced pilots and aeronautical engineers and have contributed to the benign characteristics of today's airplane.

Stick and Rudder is the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continously in print for thirty-three years. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why.

Because the basics are largely unchanging, the book therefore is applicable to large airplanes and small, old airplanes and new, and is of interest not only to the learner but also to the accomplished pilot and to the instructor himself.

When Stick and Rudder first came out, some of its contents were considered highly controversial. In recent years its formulations have become widely accepted. Pilots and flight instructors have found that the book works.

Today several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying. One thorough reading of it is the equivalent of many hours of practice.

From the Back Cover

WHAT'S IN STICK AND RUDDER:


* The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight--the Angle of Attack. What it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it.
* Why airplanes stall
* How do you know you're about to stall?
* The landing approach. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach. The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use them.
* "The Spot that does not move." This is the first statement of this phenomenon. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees.
* The elevator and the throttle. One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Which is which?
* The paradox of the glide. By pointing the nose down less steeply, you descend more steeply. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further.
* What's the rudder for? The rudder does NOT turn the airplane the way a boat's rudder turns the boat. Then what does it do?
* How a turn is flown. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn.
* The landing--how it's made. The visual clues that tell you where the ground is.
* The "tail-dragger" landing gear and what's tricky about it. This is probably the only analysis of tail-draggers now available to those who want to fly one.
* The tricycle landing gear and what's so good about it. A strong advocacy of the tricycle gear written at a time when almost all civil airplanes were taildraggers.
* Why the airplane doesn't feel the wind. Why the airplane usually flies a little sidewise.
* Plus: a chapter on Air Accidents by Leighton Collins, founder and editor of AIR FACTS. His analyses of aviation's safety problems have deeply influenced pilots and aeronautical engineers and have contributed to the benign characteristics of today's airplane.

FLAP COPY

STICK AND RUDDER is the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continously in print for thirty-three years, and has enjoyed steadily increasing sales. Flight instructors have found that the book does indeed explain important phases of the art of flying, in a way the learner can use. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why.

These basics are largely unchanging. The book therefore is applicable to large airplanes and small, old airplanes and new, and is of interest not only to the learner but also to the accomplished pilot and to the instructor himself.

When STICK AND RUDDER first came out, some of its contents were considered highly controversial. In recent years its formulations have become widely accepted. Pilots and flight instructors have found that the book works.

Today several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But STICK AND RUDDER remains the leading think-book on the art of flying.

One thorough reading of it should be the equivalent of many hours of practice.



PRODUCT INFORMATION

Name Stick and Rudder An Explanation of the Art of Flying
SKU BMCG101
Model # BMCG101
Brand BDUK
Product Reviews

Be The First To Review This Product!

Help other Downunder Pilot Shop users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.

Write a product review




SAX - The life and times of Dave Saxton

SAX - The life and times of Dave Saxton

WAS $39.95
WAS $39.95

Now $33.00

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
On Sale
Precious Metal (Pocket Edition)

Precious Metal (Pocket Edition)

WAS $24.99
WAS $24.99

Now $22.00

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
On Sale
Jeppesen Flight Maneuvers Illustrator

Jeppesen Flight Maneuvers Illustrator

$16.95

Special Order 2-3 Weeks Delivery


ASA Confident Flying A Pilot Upgrade

ASA Confident Flying A Pilot Upgrade

$32.50

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
ASA Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes

ASA Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light

$25.95

Usually Ships in 24 Hours
ASA Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip

ASA Pilots in Command: Your Best Trip, Every Trip

$32.95

Special Order 2-3 Weeks Delivery
ASA Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook - High Wing

ASA Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook - High Wi

$29.95

Special Order 2-3 Weeks Delivery
ATC Flight at Lower Levels Safety in the Circuit

ATC Flight at Lower Levels Safety in the Circuit

$28.00

Please contact us to check availability
Jeppesen Flight Maneuvers Illustrator

Jeppesen Flight Maneuvers Illustrator

$16.95

Special Order 2-3 Weeks Delivery
Jeppesen GFD Private Pilot Maneuvers Manual

Jeppesen GFD Private Pilot Maneuvers Manual

$29.95

Special Order 2-3 Weeks Delivery
Range and Endurance: Fuel Efficient Flying in Light Aircraft

Range and Endurance: Fuel Efficient Flying in Ligh

$39.95

Special Order 2-3 Weeks Delivery
Stick and Rudder An Explanation of the Art of Flying

Stick and Rudder An Explanation of the Art of Flyi

$49.95

Usually Ships in 24 Hours