Flight Without Formulae by A. C. Kermode is a handy guide for trainee pilots with regard to understanding the basic principles and concepts behind flying without the mathematical formulae involved.
Summary Of The Book
Flight Without Formulae by A. C. Kermode explains the basic concepts and principles of flight without expounding mathematical formulae and details. This makes this book a handy guide for aviation aspirants and young trainee pilots. Flight Without Formulae explains flight principles in a manner which is easy to understand and absorb. Alongside, it also contains the latest developments in aeronautics, and students of aviation and trainees will find this book highly useful. The book contains many interesting chapters and starts with a clear delineation of the argument presented by the author.
Some other chapters and topics in Flight Without Formulae include Lighter than Air, Lift and Drag, What is an Aeroplane?, The Atmosphere, Wind Tunnels, Air Speed and Ground Speed, Centre of Pressure, Smoke Tunnels, Direction Relative to the Air and Relative to the Ground, Air and Water, and Stability and Instability. The book also deals with Stalling or Burbling, The Venturi Tube, Pressure Distribution Round a Wing Section and Air Flow over a Wing Section. Some other chapters include Effects of Size, Lift/Drag Ratio, Lift and Drag Again, Induced Drag, Skin Drag and Analysis of Drag.
The book also covers Effects of Speed, Effects of Air Density, Parasite Drag, The Boundary Layer, Variable Camber, Shape of Wing Section, Aspects Ratio, Thrust, Straight and Level Flight, Biplanes, The Four Forces, Slots, Slats and Flaps, Jet Propulsion, Wing Loading, Gliding, Nose-Diving, Flying at Low Speeds, Reduction of Landing Speed, Taking Off, Directional Controls, Aerobatics, Navigation Instruments, Mach Numbers, Instruments, Flight Instruments, Flight at Transonic Speeds, Sonic Bangs, Vortex Generators, Into Space, Shock Waves and Happy Landings.
About A. C. Kermode
A. C. Kermode was a distinguished ex-Air Vice Marshal, RAF officer, Education Officer and author. He is known for his bestselling books and his stellar service record. A. C. Kermode has also written Mechanics of Flight, The Aeroplane Structure and Hydrofoils.
Kermode served as a Civilian Instructor, and technical observer at RAE Farnborough Experimental flying, Senior Education Officer and Science Tutor with the RAF. He has also served as an RAF Commanding Officer, Command Education Officer, Group Captain and Air Vice Marshal. He also worked as a Director of Educational Services before his retirement.
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