Understanding Flight, Second Edition
This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight. This book does an outstanding job of explaining the basics of flight: how and why planes fly, what matters in wing design, how propellers work, how jet engines work. It does this with no math, and some good clear use of Newton's 3 laws.
Labels: Aeronautical Engineering