A proper crosswind landing is a beautiful thing. If you want to improve your airmanship, and fly a taildragger, you will enjoy Flying the Tailwheel Airplane: Key Points For Becoming A Great Stick And Rudder Pilot.
This is what spin entry looks like.. What would you do? If you seek to master stick and rudder skills, or maybe resolve your anxiety about stalls and spins, you will want to read Artistry of the Great Flyer: A Pilot’s Guide Stick And Rudder And Managing Emergency Maneuvers.
Pitch or adverse yaw; which is it? A Pilot’s Guide to Airmanship and Aerodynamics; the Magical Relationship That Makes You An Accomplished Airman, A Superb Pilot, A Great Stick is a must read for pilots seeking to discover the principles that are absolute to flying an airplane. The pithy essay format makes for an easy, enjoyable read, and the book will challenge the way you think about what you know about flying an airplane.
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In the book, Flying the Tailwheel Airplane, Alsip delivers the definitive guide to the skills necessary to achieving endorsement, and to becoming an overall better, safer pilot. Readers will discover basic principles of flight and learn skill building maneuvers. The book also delivers the quintessential tailwheel pilot skills: slipping turns, full stall landing, wheel landing and crosswind landing.
Flying the Tailwheel Airplane, in Jim’s pithy, no-nonsense style, develops key points for becoming a great stick and rudder pilot. These key points of airmanship focus on controlling yaw, using the sight picture and the mechanics of the take-off and landing.
Flying the Tailwheel Airplane is an extension of Jim’s successful training syllabus developed over years of providing ground school and flight instruction. The book is a definitive text for pilots seeking a tailwheel endorsement, and it is a must have, a best buy.
Artistry of the Great Flyer is a pilot’s guide to stick and rudder and managing emergency maneuvers. This book begins with the two fundamentals of airmanship, do not stall and control yaw.
Subjects include top rudder and zero g maneuvers to recover upset attitudes, definitive discussion about adverse, P-factor and gyroscopic yaw and the essential elements of using the sight picture. Subsequent chapters deal with flying maneuvers that include: the elusive Dutch Roll, fabulous Chandelle, maximum rate turn and classic wing over. Another chapter discusses fun and challenging maneuvers associated with the notorious impossible turn.
Artistry of the Great Flyer, is an extension of Jim's highly popular and successful training syllabus developed for Emergency Maneuvers. It is a pilot’s guide to good airmanship and avoiding loss of control. If you seek to master stick and rudder skills, or maybe resolve your anxiety about stalls and spins, you will find this book profound. The information is life-saving; that makes this book a best buy!
A Pilot’s Guide to Airmanship and Aerodynamics will help pilots discover the fundamentals of airmanship and aerodynamics, the principles that are absolute to flying an airplane. Reading this guide, you will learn about the magical relationship that makes you an accomplished airman, a superb pilot, a great stick.
Written in Alsip’s pithy, no nonsense style, A Pilot’s Guide to Airmanship and Aerodynamics presents a collection of essays in the tradition of what pilots call hangar talk. Each topic stands along. Sometimes comment is intended to be definitive so as to resolve a misleading term, correct a dangerous flying technique or promote a flying fundamentals. Many of the essays are edgy but not definitive; instead comment is meant to encourage the reader (pilot) to become introspective of personal habits and his understanding of flying fundamentals.
This book offers instruction that includes upset and unusual attitude recovery, flying classic maneuvers, concepts of pitch and coordination, tailwheel skills, and the aerodynamics of using the flight controls. The last chapter, Ten Best Stick and Rudder Habits, offers powerful instruction; for example, unload before you roll, recognize and control P-factor, understand Them Words and avoid monkey flying. The essays on those classic subjects makes this text a best buy.