Best Aerodynamics Books
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1. Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-25B
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)
This official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handbook provides basic knowledge essential for pilots on topics like decision making, aerodynamics, flight controls, weather theory, airport operations, and more. This updated handbook introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training.
Written for the pilot preparing for a Remote, Sport, Private, Commercial, or Flight Instructor Pilot Certificate, it is a key reference for all the information necessary to operate an aircraft and to pass the FAA Knowledge Exam and Practical Test.
The table of contents includes:Introduction to FlyingAeronautical Decision-MakingAircraft ConstructionPrinciples of FlightAerodynamics of FlightFlight ControlsAircraft SystemsFlight InstrumentsFlight Manuals and Other DocumentsWeight and BalanceAircraft PerformanceWeather TheoryAviation Weather ServicesAirport OperationsAirspaceNavigationAeromedical FactorsThis handbook introduces readers to flying and a history of flight, then explores the role of the FAA, criteria for earning the various pilot certificates, how to plan their flight education, and the examinations associated with earning a pilot certificate.
2. Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-3B
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include:Ground operationsCockpit managementFlight standardsPreflight assessment of the aircraftRick and resource managementThe four fundamentals of flyingBefore-takeoff checkIntegrated flight controlSlow flightsStall recognition and characterizationSpinsTakeoffAirport traffic pattensApproaches and landingsGround reference maneuversNight operationsAnd much moreUpdated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license.
It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.
3. FAR/AIM 2021: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM Federal Aviation Regulations)
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
All the Information you Need to Operate Safely in US Airspace, Fully Updated If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today’s environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system.
In the newest edition of the FAR/AIM, all regulations, procedures, and illustrations are brought up to date to reflect current FAA data. This handy reference book is an indispensable resource for members of the aviation community, as well as for aspiring pilots looking to get a solid background in the rules, requirements, and procedures of flight training.
Not only does this manual present all the current FAA regulations, it also includes: A study guide for specific pilot training certifications and ratingsA pilot/controller glossaryStandard instrument proceduresParachute operationsAirworthiness standards for products and partsThe NASA Aviation Safety reporting formImportant FAA contact informationThis is the most complete guide to the rules of aviation available anywhere.
4. The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book: Featuring The World Record-Breaking Design, With Tear-Out Planes To Fold And Fly
Author: by John M. Collins
Ten Speed Press
A current world record holder. John Collins has appeared on Conan, Discovery, ESPN, Nat Geo, Science Channel, and the cover of the Wall Street Journal. In addition to the world record plane, this book features the coolest looking paper airplane from the movie, “Paper Planes”. The Star Fighter, in the lower right corner of the cover, plays a starring role in the movie.
It’s the wind tunnel tested, super plane that wins contest after contest for the villain. It’s easily the most dangerous looking plane in the movie. A collection of easy-to-fold paper airplane designs and innovative theories of flight, including the author’s Guinness World Record-breaking airplane.
Features 16 tear-out model planes. This is the book you saw on Conan. Will YOU be the next to break the WORLD RECORD? The first person to officially break the world record with John’s plane will get $1,000. Anything is possible with The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book, the newest collection of designs and theories of flight from John M.
5. Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics
Author: by Hubert Smith
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The principles of flight made easy to understand, even fascinating, to pilots and techniciansMost pilots and flight students wince at the mention of the term “aerodynamics” because most courses and books dealing with the subject do so using complicated scientific theory and intricate mathematical formulas.
And yet, an understanding of aerodynamics is essential to the people who operate and maintain airplanes. This unique introductory guide, which sold more than 20,000 copies in its first edition, proves that the principles of flight can be easy to understand, even fascinating, to pilots and technicians who want to know how and why an aircraft behaves as it does.
Avoiding technical jargon and complex calculations, Hubert “Skip” Smith demonstrates how aerodynamic factors affect all aircraft in terms of lift, thrust, drag, in-air performance, stability, and control. Readers also get an inside look at how modern aircraft are designed-including all the steps in the design process, from concept to test flight and the reasoning behind them.
6. Drone FAA 107 License Study Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Pass Your 107 Test the First Time
Author: by Damon Darnall
The Drone Boss FAA 107 Guide is designed to provide you with every thing you need to pass the FAA Part 107 exam the 1st time and become a Drone Pilot! SPECIAL BONUSES and RESOURCES LINK IN BOOK They include a FAA 107 Practice Test, The Official FAA Reference Book, FAA 107 Airspace Reference Guide, Exam Expectations Guide, How to Submit Your Exam, How to Build a Drone BusinessThis comprehensive guide is based on the structure of the exam which contains the following topics: -Rules and Regulations-National Airspace System -Weather, Loading and Performance -Operations -Airspace and Sectional ChartsDamon Darnall (The DroneBoss) has used his more than 12,000 drone flying hours and 25 years ofcommercial experience to personally teach over 9,000 people how to start theirown successful Drone business.
Join him as he guides you through the maze of information onwhat to learn to pass your FAA 107 test the first time. Inside this comprehensive guide you will learn: The Essential FAA Rules and Regulations regarding operating a dronecommercially which you need to know.
7. Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
Author: by John Anderson
Fundamentals of Aerodynamics is meant to be read. The writing style is intentionally conversational in order to make the book easier to read. The book is designed to talk to the reader; in part to be a self-teaching instrument. Learning objectives have been added to each chapter to reflect what is believed to be the most important items to learn from that particular chapter.
This edition emphasizes the rich theoretical and physical background of aerodynamics, and marbles in many historical notes to provide a background as to where the aerodynamic technology comes from. Also, new with this edition, are “Integrated Work Challenges” that pertain to the chapter as a whole, and give the reader the opportunity to integrate the material in that chapter, in order to solve a “bigger picture”.McGraw-Hill’s Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item.
Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student’s work.
8. Aviation Instructor's Handbook: FAA-H-8083-9B
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
Skyhorse (May 4, 2021)
Here is the official guide, a new edition developed by the FAA, to help beginning ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors understand the basics of flight instruction. Heavily illustrated and filled with essential information, topics include:Risk Management and Resource ManagementHuman BehaviorThe Learning ProcessEffective CommunicationThe Teaching ProcessAssessmentInstructor Responsibilities and ProfessionalismTechniques of Flight InstructionAnd much moreThis official FAA publication provides aviation instructors with up-to-date information on learning and teaching, and how to relate this information to the task of teaching aeronautical knowledge and skills to students.
Experienced aviation instructors will also find the updated information useful for improving their effectiveness in training activities.
9. Fold and Fly Paper Airplane Kit
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
Colorful sheets to make 100 paper airplanes. Sticker sheets to decorate your planes. A 36-page booklet – Booklet covers the basics of aerodynamics as well as folding instructions for each airplane design. Learn a little about the mechanics of flight, and then go fly some paper airplanes!
10. Dreamland: An Autobiography
Author: by Bob Lazar
October 15, 2019
Bob Lazar is the reason Area 51 became infamous in the 1980s and his recent appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast with 7 million listeners is credited with inspiring the Storm Area 51 phenomenon. In his DREAMLAND autobiography, Lazar reveals every detail of his highly controversial story about being an insider within the world’s most legendary military research base.
Bob Lazar was a brilliant young physicist that found himself employed at a top-secret facility in the middle of the desert outside Las Vegas. Under the watchful eye of the government elite, he is tasked with understanding an exotic propulsion system being used by an advanced aerospace vehicle he is told came from outer space.
The stressful work and long, odd hours start to wear on Bob and he becomes concerned for his safety. He tells his wife and a couple of close friends about what he’s doing in the desert, and his employers find out and are furious.
When they station goons outside his house, Bob seeks help from wealthy UFOlogist, John Lear, who encourages Bob to take his story to award-winning investigative journalist George Knapp at KLAS-TV, a CBS affiliate. To prove he’s telling the truth, Bob takes a group of people out into the desert to watch a test flight of the “flying saucer.” On the way home, they are stopped by the police, who notify the base, and Bob loses his job.
11. Make: Rockets: Down-to-Earth Rocket Science
Author: by Mike Westerfield
Make Community, LLC
Make: Rockets, Down to Earth Rocket Science, is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets.
Starting from the ground up you how to build all sorts of rockets and associated equipment with clear, step-by-step directions. It’s easy to skip the more detailed material, but when you are ready, Make: Rockets will help you rise to new heights with detailed coverage of the math and science behind building, flying and tracking rockets.
You will learn:* How to safely build and fly solid propellant, water and air powered rockets. All the techniques needed to build model rockets, launchers and trackers. How to recover rockets by parachute, streamer, glider, helicopter recovery and more. How to fly payloads like cameras, altimeters and the ever popular egg lofter!
How to pick the right motor and parachute for any rocket or payload. Aerodynamic principles for designing stable, low drag rockets that slip through the air-including one rocket that can hit 500 mph! How to use free rocket simulators to figure out about how high a rocket will go before you fly it.
12. Illustrated Sail & Rig Tuning: Genoa & mainsail trim, spinnaker & gennaker, rig tuning (Illustrated Nautical Manuals)
Author: by Ivar Dedekam
A beautifully, uniquely illustrated nautical guide to how to trim your sails and rig for maximum performance. With a revolutionary approach, this guide tackles the practical and realistic elements of tuning your boat, plus the theory of sail aerodynamics.
13. Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone
Author: by Barry Davies
Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.
Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name.
Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will haveand are starting to haveon our everyday lives. Chapters include:Ready Made or BuildSkills and Understanding the Drone BuildDrone AssemblySetup and CalibrationSafety and Flying Your DroneDesigning Your Own DroneAnd more!
Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled.
14. Instrument Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-15B
Author: by Federal Aviation Administration
This is the FAA’s official primary pilot resource for instrument flight rules and training, with chapters on flight instruments, navigation, emergency operations, and much more. It covers everything pertinent to operating an aircraft, both in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and without reference to outside visuals, relying solely on the information gleaned from the cockpit.
Information applies to both analog and electronic flight displays and is organized into separate coverage of the traditional and pictorial displays. Instrument Flying Handbook includes chapters on:National airspace systemThe air traffic control systemHuman factorsAerodynamics,Flight instruments,Flight maneuvers for IFR operationsNavigationEmergency operations,Helicopter operationsAnd more.
Advanced systems are covered, including flight management systems, the primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD), synthetic vision, and traffic advisory systems. Instrument clearance shorthand is discussed, and an instrument training lesson guide is provided. The Instrument Flying Handbook is designed for use by flight instructors, pilots preparing for the Instrument Rating FAA Knowledge and Practical Exams, and instrument-rated pilots looking for a refresher or preparing for an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC).
15. Hydrofoils: Design, Build, Fly
Author: by Ray Vellinga
This is a book on how to design, build, and fly hydrofoil boats. It begins with the history and theory of hydrofoils, and continues with an explanation of flight characteristics, such as; stability, control, lift, drag, cavitation, and ventilation. Foil configurations, weight and balance, flying height, and roll management are covered as well as calculations of stress, hull configuration, and wing sizing.
One section demonstrates methods for comparing designs, and explores specific design ideas for motorized, human powered, and sail powered hydrofoils. Piloting and trouble shooting are followed by a bibliography and index. This very complete book includes over 270 illustrations, charts and tables on the subject of creating hydrofoil boats.
Because hydrofoils fly like airplanes, except in a denser fluid, the book’s subject could be described as aerodynamics adapted to hydrofoils. It is the best book available for hydrofoil enthusiasts. There is no other book like it.