HOW TO FLY AIRPLANES
Basic Aircraft Control
Welcome to my website. I have quite a bit of stuff for pilots.
The first few tabs will take you to and through my book.
If you are here to read about my take on the industry just click on the tab "Industry Discussion".
I have written a book about how aircraft are controlled. It has numerous differences in the concept of how control is presented, but mostly its about what each control really does. You might be surprised.
I have finished formatting a revised edition of my book and am making it available as a .pdf file e-book.
Those previously receiving the e-book can request a free updated copy.
You will find the tab "Buy the Book" is a way to purchase the book. Those purchasing the book will get a complimentary copy of my e-book. If you don't include a mailing address with PayPal, you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, I will contact you for the address.
Those of you in the training business can send me a mailing address and I will send you both a complimentary copy and the e-book .pdf. For this I only request a response of what you think of the thing.
A detailed description of airplane control from the perspective of "what matters to the pilot", written unlike any private or advanced pilot's textbook. Don't be fooled by the title. This is an in-depth book which will be appreciated by all pilots from the student to the professional. A modern-day version of Langewiesche's 1940's classic "Stick and Rudder"._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Accident prevention means learning how to
handle an incident so it leads to a landing and not
a crash...not necessarily a safe landing, but getting
the machine back on the ground without stalling.
The accident doesn’t occur until touchdown...
and it's not an accident unless the machine becomes dismantled or someone is injured!
--The Website Tabs--
About the Book! ------------ What is this about and who am I!
New Book! ------------------ What's in the Book and Table of Contents!
Excerpts! ------------------- A bit about each Chapter!
FAQ-Questions! ------------ General Questions about Flight.
Buy the Book! -------------- A way to Order the Book!
Contact! --------------------- My e-mail address!
Links! ------------------------ Other Aviation Related Sites!
Comments from Others! --- These are previous responses to me, email@example.com
Which Way is Up? --------- Papers I have written about Flight Control.
Industry Discussion----- Opinions about the Industry
HOW TO CONTROL AN AIRPLANE!
The airplane design and construction is to fly! You only control...
People in different industries use aircraft in different ways for different purposes.
Does the aircraft know? Is the physics different? Why is it that all pilots don't know and understand?
Did someone teach you flight or did you have to figure it out while learning to survive?
I am afraid, for most, it may not have been taught correctly. Over time, when there is lots of power available, we just fly by doing whatever seems to solve the problem at the moment. This works fine until something unexpected or unusual happens.
Most professional flight is with high powered aircraft. It can be quickly forgotten, if ever taught, how the controls actually affect flight attitude. If you want response, just power out of the situation.
The little airplanes and the big, powerful, maximum grossed, aircraft just may not always do what you want or expect.
Please feel free to comment direct to firstname.lastname@example.org. A lively discussion can create lots of good ideas. It's all about assuring we are safe Pilots...whatever that is!
You can participate in discussions on other sites where there are others interested in assuring training is good. Many good ideas are floating around. Maybe we should get them into a depository of some sort...check it out at safepilots.org