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In print for 55 years, this classic has been treasured by generations of pilots for its accurate, intelligent, and useful analysis of the art of flying and explanations of what a pilot actually does
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Stick & Rudder
WOLFGANG LANGEWIESCHE first soloed in 1934 in Chicago. Early in his flying he was struck by a strange discrepancy: in piloting, the words and the realities did not agree. What pilots claimed to be doing, in flying an airplane, was not what they were in fact doing. What the pilot really did was poorly described in print and in airport talk.
Langewiesche set himself the task of describing more accurately and realistically what the pilot really does when he flies.
The first result, from 1940 on, was a series of articles in Air Facts, analyzing various points of piloting technique. In 1944 STICK & RUDDER was published.
Langewiesche has been a test pilot for Cessna, Change Vought, and Kollsman and has also done free-lance testing. He has written on flying, and other matters, in Harper's, the Saturday Evening Post, and Reader's Digest. He has made long trips over large parts of the world in airplanes of his own.
Instrument Flying, 4th Ed.
RICHARD L. TAYLOR (Dublin, Ohio) is an award-winning author of many aviation articles and books. Currently an aviation consultant, he taught at all levels of the flight curriculum as an assistant professor of aviation at Ohio State University.
Weather Flying, 4th Ed.
Leading aviation author ROBERT N. BUCK (Fayston, VT) set a New York to Los Angeles speed record at the age of 16. A retired senior TWA jet captain, Buck has flown the Atlantic more than 2,000 times. As a civilian, he headed a four-year bad-weather research project for the Air Force, which won him an Air Medal. Buck has been a consultant to four FAA Administrators and airlines on many aspects of aviation safety, and is the author of THE ART OF FLYING and FLYING KNOW-HOW, among others. An avid general aviation pilot throughout his life, Buck currently owns a Schleicher ASW-20 high-performance sailplane with his son.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX007135784X