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On This Page: Navigation, GPS, Radio, Instruments, etc, Aerodynamics & Aircraft Design, Helicopters, Gliding, Paragliding & Microlights

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Navigation, GPS, Radio, Instruments, etc

 

Light Airplane Navigation Essentials / Paul Craig / UK Readers

The fundamentals of light aircraft navigation presented in a logical, intuitive, progression from the FAA award-winning instructor.

 

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The Aviators Guide To Navigation / Donald Clausing / UK Readers

Completely revised edition of this well established tutorial on modern navigation systems. From dead reckoning to the most advanced EFIS systems, this title takes into account the recommended changes in best practice that have emerged as technology has evolved.

 

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Navigation For Pilots / Jim Hitchcock/ UK Readers

Study pack and practice questions on navigation as applicable to the Joint European Airline Pilot’s Licence whilst providing the basics of navigation for the student Private Pilot. There is more than a little emphasis on the development of a mental checking system that will enable pilots to handle navigation problems in flight.

 

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Radio Navigation For Pilots / Alan E Bramson & Neville H Birch / UK Readers

A book of three parts: (1) the concept of radio navigation and the use of radio charts; (2) functions of VDF radar, ADF, VOR and ILS; (3) example flights from simple VMC to airways.

 

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Global Navigation For Pilots / Dale De Remer / UK Readers

Precise but readable handbook of pilot navigation revolving around international flying operations, regulations and appropriate equipment. Ranges from charts and maps through navigation techniques for flight planning to complex technological aids.

 

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UK GPS Companion / Pooleys / UK Readers

A gazetteer of latitude and longitude co-ordinates of UK airfields, towns and villages. A useful adjunct to GPS receivers.

 

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Air Pilot's Guide To Satellite Positioning Systems / Walter Blanchard / UK Readers

Written for the advanced satnav user wishing to gain deeper acquaintance with the technology. Familiarity with basic maths, electronics and physics is useful. The book takes as its starting point the most basic position-finding techniques and progresses through all the systems that are likely to be encountered by pilots, culminating in commercial systems and ground station monitoring.

 

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Say Again, Please: Guide to Radio Communications / Bob Gardner / UK Readers

The conventions and etiquette of radio transmission explained, including the workings of the Air Traffic Control system, Visual Flight Rules, Instrument Flight Rules, emergencies and airspace definitions. Revised to include discussion of Global Positioning Systems and Land and Hold Short Operations. A resource for beginners and professionals alike.

 

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The Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook / Paul E Illman / UK Readers

In-depth sourcebook for Visual Flight Rules pilots offering a thorough grounding in cockpit communications. ‘This is the only place that gives pilots everything they need to be excellent VFR communicators.’

 

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The Pilot's RT Handbook / Christopher Leech / UK Readers

A practical guide to RT, invaluable for trainee pilots studying for the Flight Radio Telephony Operator Licence Examinations or as a refresher for qualified pilots.

 

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VOR, ADF & RMI / Martin Cass / UK Readers

A comprehensive non-technical primer on instrument navigation for students and private pilots. Includes many case examples and more than 150 useful graphics.

 

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Avionics For The Pilot / Joe Johnson / UK Readers

An introduction to a wide range of radio and navigational systems that are commonly used in aviation. Covers radio communications, in-flight interphones, flight data recorders, avionic navigation systems and transponders.

 

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Instrument Flying / Richard Taylor / UK Readers

Best selling manual on flying IFR including flight plans, communications, navigation and emergency handling. Includes case studies on how NOT to operate an instrument pilot!

 

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Flying IFR / Richard L Collins / UK Readers

Another textbook on IFR piloting from the author of The Perfect Flight, ATC and Weather and many more.

 

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IFR for VFR Pilots / Richard Taylor / UK Readers

An Exercise in Survival. Aimed at fair-weather fliers with the intention of providing VFR pilots with an emergency reserve of instrument capability. Basic IFR techniques are explained together with the techniques required to deal with unexpected encounters with low-visibility. Examines the causes of spatial disorientation and explains how simplified hands-off flying can redeem the situation when visual clues are lost.

 

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Instrument Flying Refresher / Richard L Collins & Patrick E Bradley / UK Readers

It does what it says on the tin!

 

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Aerodynamics & Aircraft Design

 

The Simple Science of Flight: From Insects to Jumbo Jets / H. Tennekes / UK Readers

All flying creatures, great and small, conform to the same aerodynamic principles. Tennekes takes the reader on a fascinating exploration of flight through unlikely comparisons, aerodynamic concepts, energy-use analyses, anecdote and example. All airborne life and machinery is here!

 

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Fundamentals of Aerodynamics / John D Anderson / UK Readers

Fourth edition with new coverage of Computational Fluid Dynamics and new illustrations of basic concepts. A motivating and challenging work for students of aerodynamics.

 

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Mechanics of Flight / Philpott / Kermode / Barnard / UK Readers

A well regarded and readable introduction to the subject that provides a foundation for more detailed study. An understanding of the mechanics of flight will increase piloting skills and flying enjoyment.

 

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Flight Dynamics Principles / M V Cook / UK Readers

The theory of stability and control of aircraft in a systems context. Flight dynamicists need in-depth  understanding of classical fundamentals, modern flight control systems and the theory of automatic control. This title is intended for those coming to the subject for the first time.

 

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Theory of Wing Sections / Ira H Abbott & A E Von Doenhoff / UK Readers

A classic text, still relevant and still used by students and professional engineers.

 

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Aerodynamics of Wings and Bodies / Holt Ashley & M T Landahl / UK Readers

Aerodynamics and aviation for pilots, students and engineers.

 

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Illustrated Guide To Aerodynamics / H C 'Skip' Smith / UK Readers

The author uses illustrations to take the reader through the intricacies of aviation aerodynamics, avoiding jargon and complex calculations. Includes content on aircraft design, accelerated climb performance and hypersonic flight, together with advances in laminar flow aerofoils, wing and fuselage design and high performance light aircraft.

 

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Aerodynamics for Engineering Students / E L Houghton & P W Carpenter / UK Readers

A leading course text for engineering students. Updated to include developments in flow control and boundary layers and advances in the theories of fundamental fluid dynamics. Accessible, practical and with worked examples and exercises.

 

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The Anatomy of the Aeroplane / Darrol Stinton / UK Readers

One of a series of titles by an extremely experienced pilot and test pilot. The Anatomy of the Aeroplane relates aeronautical principles to actual practice by explaining aircraft design in terms of the considerations and constraints imposed by the medium in which aeroplanes operate.

 

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The Design of the Aeroplane / Darrol Stinton / UK Readers

The vocabulary and methodologies of design presented in an international textbook used by universities, training schools, the aviation industry and amateur enthusiasts. Includes a number of case studies on the practical application of design theory and examples of how design factors can affect aircraft handling, stalling, spinning, etc.

 

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Flying Qualities and Flight Testing of the Aeroplane / Darrol Stinton / UK Readers

This book is recommended reading for anyone involved with aviation, at whatever level. The author provides a manual on performance and handling qualities, trouble shooting and fixes, with essential guidance on how to analyse feedback from flight testing before attempting design improvements.

 

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Helicopters

 

Fatal Traps For Helicopter Pilots / Greg Whyte / UK Readers

W suggest that it might be a worthwhile exercise to study risks and hazards BEFORE taking first steps toward training on rotary wing aircraft. This is a good starting point.

 

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Foundations Of Helicopter Flight / Simon Newman / UK Readers

An accessible introduction to the theory, design, construction and operation of helicopters. Simon Newman examines the rotor aerodynamic and dynamic characteristics of helicopters, alongside fundamental performance and control equations, practical examples and case studies.

 

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Principles of Helicopter Flight / W J Wagtendonk / UK Readers

The terms, laws, and physics that are essential to an understanding of why a helicopter behaves as it does.

 

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The Introductory Helicopter Flying Lesson / Jeremy Pratt / UK Readers

What to expect from your first flying lesson in a helicopter. Jeremy Pratt explains the principles of rotary wing flight and the training requirements for a helicopter pilot’s licence.

 

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Learning To Fly Helicopters / Randy Padfield / UK Readers

The author holds to the notion that inside every fixed wing pilot there is a rotary wing pilot trying to get out! This enjoyable and easy-to-read title may convince even the most refractory.

 

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Helicopter Pilot's Manual Volume 1 / Norman Bailey   / UK Readers

Principles of Flight, Basic Handling and Advanced Techniques. The first of a two volume series that focuses on the PPL(H). A general resource that complements specialist or manufacturers’ manuals.

 

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Helicopter Pilot's Manual Volume 2 / Norman Bailey / UK Readers

Powerplants, Instruments and Hydraulics. The second volume concentrates on the mechanics and technology of helicopter flying.

 

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The Helicopter Pilot's Handbook / Phil Croucher / UK Readers

A general resource that covers a lot of ground and disseminates the lessons learnt from practical experience that sometimes escape coverage by more specialised manuals.

 

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Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics J Gordon Leishman UK Readers

Beginning with a technical history of helicopter flight, Leishman moves on to more advanced topics in helicopter aerodynamics and includes material on other rotary wing aircraft such as tilt rotors and autogiros.

 

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Robinson R22: A Pilots Guide / John Swan / UK Readers

The production of the Robinson R22 marked a revolution in helicopter flying and this type is still amongst the most popular amongst private pilots. John Swan expands on the information in the manufacturer’s manual and examines the handling characteristics and limitations of the Robinson R22 in real-flight conditions.

 

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Gliding, Paragliding & Microlights

 

Glider Pilot's Manual / Ken Stewart / UK Readers

The basics of gliding presented in an easily digestible format. A useful tool for pre-briefing students on flying exercises and for revision as exercises are completed.

 

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Soaring Pilots Manual / Ken Stewart / UK Readers

From the author of The Glider Pilot’s Manual, this book is particularly useful in its treatment of cross country flying and some of the more advanced soaring techniques.

 

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Handbook of Glider Aerobatics / Peter Mallinson &  Mike Woollard / UK Readers

An essential guide for those advancing towards the more extreme margins of glider flight. Principles, manoeuvres and safety considerations complement (but cannot replace) formal instruction.

 

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Paragliding The Complete Guide / Noel Whittall / UK Readers

A beginners guide to the sport covering training schools, equipment, flight rules, weather and flying up to competition level.

 

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Touching Cloudbase / Ian Currer / UK Readers

A Complete Guide to Paragliding. The fourth edition of this manual, recommended in the BHPA journal and used as a course text by many schools worldwide. Includes revision material for UK pilot ratings.

 

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Flying With Angels / Kevin Rutland / UK Readers

Anecdotes and photographs are used to inform and entertain in this enthusiastic celebration of the joys of microlight flying.

 

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Microlights Pilot's Handbook / Brian Cosgrove / UK Readers

Preparation for the PPL(A) that includes safety issues and examination of meteorology, navigation, aerodynamics and law.

 

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Flying Ultralights / Doug Chapman / UK Readers

At the same time an introduction and a textbook that provides a framework for aspiring ultralight aviators. Includes a progressive series of lessons and exercises.

 

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An Introduction To Ultralight Gyroplanes / Dave Organ / UK Readers

A comprehensive guide — buying, flying and how do avoid dying! Includes an inventory of manufacturers and a glossary of terms.

 

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