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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"A master aviator writes down all he knows about takeoffs and landings. The result is a goldmine... Half a century of close observation and penetrating analysis has gone into this book. We are fortunate to have it. Read it slowly. There is a lot to get." --Wolfgang Langeweische, author, Stick and RudderAbout the Author:
Leighton Collins first soloed in 1929 in an open-cockpit biplane. He founded "Air Facts" magazine, which he edited and produced almost single-handedly for 35 years.
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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0025272403