HOW TO FLY AIRPLANES
Basic Aircraft Control
An attempt to differentiate between what you know and what you don't know!
Welcome to my website. I have quite a bit of stuff for pilots. If you are here to read about my take on the industry just click on the tab "Industry Discussion".
The first few tabs here will take you to and through my book.
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 am finally published. A $20 Introductory price is available. You get both the e-book as a .pdf download and the hardback copy by mail, domestic postage-paid.
The tab "Buy the Book" is a way to make the purchase.
Be sure to include a mailing address with your payment to PayPal, you can email it to me at email@example.com if you have a problem.
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 e-Book!
Contact! -------------- My e-mail address!
Links! ----------------- Other Aviation Related Sites!
Comments from Others! ------ These are previous responses to me, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The International Association of Flight Training Professionals (IAFTP) posts a question each month on its website (http://IAFTP.org).
As the reality of a global airline pilot shortage becomes more apparent and our current basic flight instructors begin to move on to airline jobs, who will train the next generation of pilots? What level of instructor experience will be available? And, will the lack of instructor experience have an impact on the quality of our future pilots?
Tell us what you think!
Please feel free to comment direct to email@example.com. 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 iaftp.org and safepilots.org