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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 understood language.

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 textbooks.

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 of practice.
"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 galts.
3. Lift and Buoyancy.
4. The flying instinct.
5. The law of the roller coaster.
6. Wind drift.
7. What the airplane wants to do.
8. That think called torque.
9. The flippers and the throttle.
10. The ailerons.
11. The rudder.
12. The turn.
13. Straight and level cruising.
14. The glide.

Author: Wolfgang Langewiesche.
Format: Hardbound, 70th edition, printed 1994, 320 pp., 100 illustrations.