ASA has just released the second edition of “Aerodynamics for Aviators,” a college-level textbook that covers all of the necessary aerodynamics information relevant to pilots, for the private license through the commercial.
It first takes the student through the basic physical principles and vector analysis, and then covers the four forces in flight. Sections are dedicated to subsonic as well as high-speed (transonic) aerodynamics.
In addition to lift, weight, thrust, and drag, the book covers the atmosphere, stability, power and performance, limitations and maneuvering flight, and stalls and spins.
Each chapter contains key terms, symbols and abbreviations, review questions, and full-color illustrations.
The appendices provide additional useful resources, including a math and physics review, glossary, and aerodynamic equations. Aerodynamics for Aviators is an ideal classroom addition or substitute for Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators, which was last updated in 1965.
Hardcover, 8-1/4″ x 10-3/4″, 240 pages, color throughout, for $49.95. It is also available as an eBook ePub, eBook PDF, and eBundle (Hardcover + eBook PDF).