Fundamentals of Flight
A new U.S. Army Field Manual (large pdf) introduces the science and technology of aeronautics to non-specialist readers in a rigorous but readable format.
From Bernoulli’s principle to the challenges of night flight, the 392 page manual starts with the rudiments and builds from there.
“Because the U.S. Army prepares its Soldiers to operate anywhere in the world, this publication describes the unique requirements and flying techniques crewmembers will use to successfully operate in extreme environments, not always encountered in home station training.”
See “Fundamentals of Flight,” Field Manual FM 3-04.203, May 2007 (18 MB PDF file).
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