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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
Aerodynamics of Flight
High Speed Flight

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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge



Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Introduction To Flying
Chapter 2, Aircraft Structure
Chapter 3, Principles of Flight
Chapter 4, Aerodynamics of Flight
Chapter 5, Flight Controls
Chapter 6, Aircraft Systems
Chapter 7, Flight Instruments
Chapter 8, Flight Manuals and Other Documents
Chapter 9, Weight and Balance
Chapter 10, Aircraft Performance
Chapter 11, Weather Theory
Chapter 12, Aviation Weather Services
Chapter 13, Airport Operation
Chapter 14, Airspace
Chapter 15, Navigation
Chapter 16, Aeromedical Factors
Chapter 17, Aeronautical Decision Making


Control surfaces.
Figure 4-63. Control surfaces.

Chapter Summary

In order to sustain an aircraft in flight, a pilot must understand
how thrust, drag, lift, and weight act on the aircraft. By
understanding the aerodynamics of flight, how design,
weight, load factors, and gravity affect an aircraft during
flight maneuvers from stalls to high speed flight, the pilot
learns how to control the balance between these forces. For
information on stall speeds, load factors, and other important
aircraft data, always consult the AFM/POH for specific
information pertaining to the aircraft being flown.