Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the
Art of Flying
The classic book on
the art of flying.
An explanation of the art of flying. Wolfgang
Langewiesche's aviation classic has been continuously in print for
33 years and is considered to be one of the best books ever written
on the subject of flying. Taken from a collection of articles
Langewiesche wrote in the 1940's, it explains precisely what, how
and why a good pilot does what he does. Most important, complex
concepts and information are conveyed in simple and easily
Stick and Rudder was the first written analysis of the art of
piloting and each article remains as valid today as on the day it
was first published. It has long been on the "students must read"
lists of many flight instructors and continues to be acclaimed for
its accurate, intelligent, and critical analysis of flying; an
analysis that is not presented in most modern flight school
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.
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
|"It became an instant bestseller and remains to this day
both the all-time and current best-selling aviation book
(excluding training texts) on the planet."|
|-- Richard L. Collins, Flying
Magazine, June 2002|
1. How a wing is flown.
2. The airplane's
3. Lift and Buoyancy.
4. The flying instinct.
law of the roller coaster.
6. Wind drift.
7. What the airplane
wants to do.
8. That think called torque.
9. The flippers and
10. The ailerons.
11. The rudder.
13. Straight and level cruising.
14. The glide.
Author: Wolfgang Langewiesche.
Hardbound, 70th edition, printed 1994, 320 pp., 100