Aviation Books and Magazines
Books & Magazines
Building and flying model airplanes is just plane fun!
Many of us who fly or have flown "real" airplanes and helicopters, still enjoy flying model aircrafts. A lot of us got our start in aviation with model airplanes and model rockets.
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The Pilot's Manual: Ground School: All the Aeronautical Knowledge Required to Pass the FAA Exams and Operate as a Private and Commercial Pilot (Pilot's Manual series, The) [Hardcover]
From aerodynamics and weather to navigation and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, everything students need to know in order to pass the Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot FAA Knowledge Exams is covered in this exhaustive reference. Aeronautical concepts and flight procedures—such as using the flight computer, engine operation, flight physiology, and air masses and frontal weather—are clearly communicated using concise language and copious full-color illustrations. Containing the latest rules and regulations, this updated edition also includes important information on runway incursion avoidance procedures and global positioning systems. Additional sidebars and suggested mnemonic devices help to further clarify complex concepts and increase recall.
The Pilot's Manual: Ground School: All the Aeronautical Knowledge Required to Pass the FAA Exams and Operate as a Private and Commercial Pilot (Pilot's Manual series, The)
Private Pilot Test Prep 2012: Study and Prepare for Recreational and Private: Airplane, Helicopter, Gyroplane, Glider, Balloon, Airship, Powered ... FAA Knowledge Exams (Test Prep series) [Paperback]
Pilot license candidates studying for the Private and Recreational Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam will find answers and explanations for every question in the Federal Aviation Administration exam database in this guide. Questions from the exam are arranged by subject category, with each section prefaced by text introducing the subject matter and accompanied by specific study material. Each question is followed by the answer, an explanation of the answer, and a Learning Statement Code for further study in FAA materials. Updates are provided to account for FAA test-question changes throughout the publication year via the ASA website or e-mail alerts. Up-to-date basics on aerodynamics, engine operation, flight instruments, performance, radio navigation, and meteorology are among the subjects covered in this study aid.
Private Pilot Test Prep 2012: Study and Prepare for Recreational and Private: Airplane, Helicopter, Gyroplane, Glider, Balloon, Airship, Powered ... FAA Knowledge Exams (Test Prep series)
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge: FAA-H-8083-25A (FAA Handbooks) [Paperback]
Used extensively as a reference source for the FAA Knowledge Exams, this resource includes basic knowledge that is essential for all pilots, from beginning students to those pursuing advanced pilot certificates. This updated guide covers a wide array of fundamental subjects, including principles of flight, aircraft and engine structures, charts and graphs, performance calculations, weather theory, reports, forecasts, and flight manuals. Required reading for pilots for more than 25 years and formerly published as an Advisory Circular (AC 61-23C), this new edition is now listed as an official FAA Handbook.
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge: FAA-H-8083-25A (FAA Handbooks)
FAR/AIM 2012: Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM series) [Paperback]
Adhering to a reputation for excellence, this latest edition of civil aviation directives has been fully updated and indexed to clearly reflect all the changes in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) over the past year. In addition to the regulations, AIM procedures, and redrawn AIM illustrations, this reformatted edition also includes a study guide for specific pilot certifications and ratings, a pilot/controller glossary, the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System form, important FAA contact information, and free downloads and e-mail alerts of updates published in the Federal Register throughout the year via the ASA website. A combined FAR/AIM index is also included.
FAR/AIM 2012: Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM series)
Student Pilot's Flight Manual: From First Flight to Private Certificate (The Flight Manuals Series) [Paperback]
A classic for beginning aviators, this manual provides ground and flight information for student pilots working towards private certification. This comprehensive reference describes flying fundamentals in a step-by-step, accessible manner and covers all procedures including the solo, cross-country, and night flights. An authoritative volume completely revised to include the latest FAA regulations, procedures, aeronautical charts, and terminology, this resource also contains a completely integrated syllabus and serves as a guide for teaching ground and flight instruction as well as a checklist of student accomplishments from the first flight through the private-pilot knowledge and practical tests.
Student Pilot's Flight Manual: From First Flight to Private Certificate (The Flight Manuals Series)
Say Again, Please: Guide to Radio Communications [Paperback]
This accessible guide to talking on an aircraft's radio teaches student pilots what to say, what to expect to hear, and how to interpret and react to clearances and instructions. Providing a clear, conversational approach to radio communications, this sourcebook for pilots and aviation specialists features typical transmissions in order to explain how the ATC system works and presents simulated flights to demonstrate the correct procedures. The communication requirements for entering, departing, and transiting each class of airspace is explained in detail by sample scripted flights.
Say Again, Please: Guide to Radio Communications
Principles of Helicopter Flight [Paperback]
W. J. Wagtendonk (Author)
Recently updated, this comprehensive handbook explains the aerodynamics of helicopter flight, as well as how to perform typical helicopter maneuvers, unlike many aviation training manuals which are strictly how-to guides. Beginning with the basics of aerodynamics, each step of the process is fully illustrated and thoroughly explained—from the physics of helicopter flying and advanced operations to helicopter design and performance—providing helicopter pilots with a sound technical foundation on which to base their in-flight decisions. Containing discussions on the NOTAR (no tail rotor) system, strakes, and frequently misunderstood principles of airspeed and high-altitude operations, this revised edition also includes the latest procedures and regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Principles of Helicopter Flight
Helicopter Maneuvers Manual: A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to Performing All Helicopter Flight Operations [Spiral-Bound]
Providing a detailed look at helicopter maneuvers, the information in this guide helps to solidify concepts gained from flight training in a student pilot's mind by incorporating the Practical Test Standards into every maneuver description. The graphical and textual explanations work in conjunction with an instructor's lessons, allowing students to prepare before sessions and to review afterwards as well. Because helicopter pilots must rely on their memory or understanding of a particular maneuver, the Helicopter Maneuvers Manual provides readers with a crystal-clear picture of what level of performance is expected of them every step and includes insights into the common errors associated with each move.
Helicopter Maneuvers Manual: A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to Performing All Helicopter Flight Operations
Learning to Fly Helicopters
An introduction to helicopter flying techniques, many of which are difficult to master, as well as a discussion of emergency procedure, human factors, advanced operations and even a section on careers.
Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics (Cambridge Aerospace Series)
This book is a modern treatment of the aerodynamic principles of helicopters and rotating-wing vertical lift aircraft. Part one covers the technical history of helicopter flight, basic methods of rotor aerodynamics, and performance-related design issues. Part two contains advanced topics in helicopter aerodynamics, including airfoil flows, unsteady aerodynamics, dynamic stall, rotor wakes, and rotor-airframe aerodynamic interactions. Part three contains chapters on autogiros and advanced aerodynamic analysis and a new chapter on the aerodynamics of wind turbines. The book is extensively
illustrated and contains homework problems.
... a complete treatment of the subject, pulling together between its covers all the relevant topics in a useable manner. The book will be suitable for anyone in the industry or academia who has to function at a high technical level. In particular, I recommend it highly to those of us who are not aerodynamicists per se, but need to be increasingly well informed on aerodynamic matters... -- Stewart Houston, Aerospace Journal --