Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Aeronautical Engineering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality,       authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. WHAT'S IN STICK AND RUDDER: The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight: the Angle of Attack. What it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it. Why airplanes stall How do you know you're about to stall? The landing approach. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach. The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use them. "The Spot that does not move." This is the first statement of this phenomenon. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees. The elevator and the throttle. One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Which is which? The paradox of the glide. By pointing the nose down less steeply, you descend more steeply. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further. What's the rudder for? The rudder does NOT turn the airplane the way a boat's rudder turns the boat. Then what does it do? How a turn is flown. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn. The landing--how it's made. The visual clues that tell you where the ground is. The "tail-dragger" landing gear and what's tricky about it. This is probably the only analysis of tail-draggers now available to those who want to fly one. The tricycle landing gear and what's so good about it. A strong advocacy of the tricycle gear written at a time when almost all civil airplanes were taildraggers. Why the airplane doesn't feel the wind. Why the airplane usually flies a little sidewise. Plus: a chapter on Air Accidents by Leighton Collins, founder and editor of AIR FACTS. His analyses of aviation's safety problems have deeply influenced pilots and aeronautical engineers and have contributed to the benign characteristics of today's airplane. Stick and Rudder is the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continously in print for thirty-three years. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why. Because the basics are largely unchanging, the book therefore is applicable to large airplanes and small, old airplanes and new, and is of interest not only to the learner but also to the accomplished pilot and to the instructor himself. When Stick and Rudder first came out, some of its contents were considered highly controversial. In recent years its formulations have become widely accepted. Pilots and flight instructors have found that the book works. Today several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying. One thorough reading of it is the equivalent of many hours of practice.

  • Author: Wolfgang Langewiesche
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (September 1, 1990)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Transportation
  • ISBN: 978-0070362406
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 1 x 9.3 inches

                 

2. Commercial Pilot Test Prep 2021: Study & Prepare: Pass your test and know what is essential to become a safe, competent pilot from the most trusted source in aviation training (ASA Test Prep Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

Rely on the time-proven and dependable ASA Commercial Pilot Test Prep to prepare for your FAA Knowledge Exam. Test material is expertly organized into chapters based on subject matter and includes introductory text and illustrations, questions, answer choices, explanations (for correct and incorrect answers), answers, and references for further study. This topical study promotes better understanding and aids recall to provide a more efficient study guide. Aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight instruments, aircraft performance, navigation, airspace and airport operations, and meteorology are among the subjects covered. When you’re done studying, take 5 FREE practice tests and receive your test authorization (endorsement) with ASA’s online simulated testing program at no additional cost! The ASA Commercial Pilot Test Prep includes the Computer Testing Supplement CT-8080-1E―with the same FAA legends, figures, and full-color charts you’ll be issued at the testing center―to help you become familiar with all available information before you take your official test. You can count on ASA to keep up with changes in the FAA Knowledge Exams with free updates available both online and through an email Update subscription service. ASA’s Commercial Pilot Test Prep is the pilot’s best resource for successful test-taking. Use Commercial Pilot Test Prep for the following Knowledge Exams: Commercial Pilot - Airplane Commercial Pilot - Helicopter Commercial Pilot - Gyroplane Commercial Pilot - Glider Commercial Pilot - Balloon - Hot Air Commercial Pilot - Airship Commercial Pilot - Balloon - Gas Commercial Pilot - Canadian Conversion Military Competency

  • Author: ASA Test Prep Board
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.; 2021st edition (November 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Transportation
  • ISBN: 978-1619549692
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.69 x 10.75 inches

                 

3. Fundamentals of Astrodynamics: Second Edition (Dover Books on Physics)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

Developed at the U.S. Air Force Academy, this teaching text is widely known and used throughout the astrodynamics and aerospace engineering communities. Completely revised and updated, this second edition takes into account new developments of the past four decades, especially regarding information technology. Central emphasis is placed on the use of the universal variable formulation, although classical methods are also discussed. The development of the basic two-body and n-body equations of motion serves as a foundation for all that follows. Subsequent topics include orbit determination and the classical orbital elements, coordinate transformations, and differential correction. The Kepler and Gauss problems are treated in detail, and two-body mechanics are applied to the ballistic missile problem. Perturbations, integration schemes and error, and analytic formulations of several common perturbations are introduced. Example problems and exercises appear throughout the text, along with photographs, diagrams, and drawings. Four helpful appendixes conclude the book.

  • Author: Roger R. Bate
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Second edition (January 15, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0486497044
  • Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches

                 

4. The Complete Handbook of Sand Casting


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

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  • Author: C. Ammen
  • Publisher: Tab Books; 1st edition (March 22, 1979)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0830610433
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches

                 

5. Flight Theory and Aerodynamics: A Practical Guide for Operational Safety


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

The pilot's guide to aeronautics and the complex forces of flight Flight Theory and Aerodynamics is the essential pilot's guide to the physics of flight, designed specifically for those with limited engineering experience. From the basics of forces and vectors to craft-specific applications, this book explains the mechanics behind the pilot's everyday operational tasks. The discussion focuses on the concepts themselves, using only enough algebra and trigonometry to illustrate key concepts without getting bogged down in complex calculations, and then delves into the specific applications for jets, propeller crafts, and helicopters. This updated third edition includes new chapters on Flight Environment, Aircraft Structures, and UAS-UAV Flight Theory, with updated craft examples, component photos, and diagrams throughout. FAA-aligned questions and regulatory references help reinforce important concepts, and additional worked problems provide clarification on complex topics. Modern flight control systems are becoming more complex and more varied between aircrafts, making it essential for pilots to understand the aerodynamics of flight before they ever step into a cockpit. This book provides clear explanations and flight-specific examples of the physics every pilot must know. Review the basic physics of flight Understand the applications to specific types of aircraft Learn why takeoff and landing entail special considerations Examine the force concepts behind stability and control As a pilot, your job is to balance the effects of design, weight, load factors, and gravity during flight maneuvers, stalls, high- or low-speed flight, takeoff and landing, and more. As aircraft grow more complex and the controls become more involved, an intuitive grasp of the physics of flight is your most valuable tool for operational safety. Flight Theory and Aerodynamics is the essential resource every pilot needs for a clear understanding of the forces they control.

  • Author: Charles E. Dole
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 3rd edition (November 21, 2016)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1119233404
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 1 x 9.4 inches

                 



6. Weather Flying, Fifth Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. THE BEST RESOURCE A PILOT CAN HAVE TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO FLY IN ALL TYPES OF WEATHER How do you improve on the best guide for pilots to learn how to fly in all kinds of weather? The answer is the Fifth Edition of Weather Flying . Regarded as the bible of weather flying, this aviation classic not only continues to make complex weather concepts understandable for even the least experienced of flyers, but has now been updated to cover new advances in technology. At the same time, this respected text still retains many of its original insights from over four decades of publication, provided by renowned weather flying veteran Robert N. Buck. In a straightforward style, new author Robert O. Buck (son of the book's original author) delves into how computers, personal electronic devices, electronic flightinstrument systems, and other technologies are changing the way general aviation pilots fly weather. He addresses the philosophy and discipline required to use these systems, what they are really telling us, and their task as supplement to good flying sense. The updated Fifth Edition also discusses how to handle changes in FSS weather briefing, including a look at new weather information products and airborne datalink weather information as they affect weather flying. This new edition features: Discussions of weather information--what it is, how to get it, and how to use it Explanations of various weather phenomena and how they affect a flight Updates on the new GPS and smart technology used in weather flying Changes in weather information and briefi ngs Descriptions of improved anti- and deicing systems Serious discussion of the pilot-electronics interface Now more than ever, having the Bucks' Weather Flying at the controls is the next best thing to having the authors with you in the cockpit.

  • Author: Robert Buck
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 5th edition (July 30, 2013)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Transportation
  • ISBN: 978-0071799720
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.99 x 9.3 inches

                 

7. Minuteman: A Technical History of the Missile That Defined American Nuclear Warfare


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

In Minuteman: A Technical History of the Missile That Defined American Nuclear Warfare , David K. Stumpf demystifies the intercontinental ballistic missile program that was conceived at the end of the Eisenhower administration as a key component of the US nuclear strategy of massive retaliation. Although its nuclear warhead may have lacked power relative to that of the Titan II, the Minuteman more than made up for this in terms of numbers and readiness to launch—making it the ultimate ICBM. Minuteman offers a fascinating look at the technological breakthroughs necessary to field this weapon system that has served as a powerful component of the strategic nuclear triad for more than half a century. With exacting detail, Stumpf examines the construction of launch and launch control facilities; innovations in solid propellant, lightweight inertial guidance systems, and lightweight reentry vehicle development; and key flight tests and operational flight programs—all while situating the Minuteman program in the context of world events. In doing so, the author reveals how the historic missile has adapted to changing defense strategies—from counterforce to mutually assured destruction to sufficiency.

  • Author: David Stumpf
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press; 1st edition (February 1, 2021)
  • Genre: History, Military
  • ISBN: 978-1682261545
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 10 inches

                 

8. The Killing Zone, Second Edition: How & Why Pilots Die


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. WARNING! Don't fly solo before you understand all the dangers of the killing zone. It could save your life! This survival guide for new pilots identifies the pitfalls waiting inside the killing zone, the period from 50 to 350 flight hours when they leave their instructors behind and fly as pilot in command for the first time. Although they're privately certified, many of these unseasoned aviators are unaware of the potential accidents that lie ahead while trying to build decision-making skills on their own -- many times falling victim to inexperience. Based on the first in-depth scientific study of pilot behavior and general aviation flying accidents in over 20 years, The Killing Zone , Second Edition offers practical advice to help identify the time frame in which you are most likely to die. Author and aviation specialist Paul Craig offers rare insights into the special risks new pilots face and includes updated preventive strategies for flying through the killing zone . . . alive: NEW to the Second Edition: Dealing with Glass Cockpits; GPS Moving Maps; Collision Avoidance Systems; including a new chapter on Available Safety versus Actual Safety Alerts you to the 12 mistakes likely to kill you Provides guidelines for avoiding, evading, diverting, correcting, and managing dangers Includes a "Pilot Personality Self-Assessment Exercise"for an individualized survival strategy

  • Author: Paul Craig
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd edition (January 31, 2013)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Transportation
  • ISBN: 978-0071798402
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches

                 

9. Rocket Propulsion Elements


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

THE DEFINITIVE INTRODUCTION TO ROCKET PROPULSION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS The recent upsurge in global government and private spending and in space flight events has resulted in many novel applications of rocket propulsion technology. Rocket Propulsion Elements remains the definitive guide to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to essential concepts and applications. Led by industry veteran George P. Sutton and by Professor Oscar Biblarz, this book provides interdisciplinary coverage including thermodynamics, aerodynamics, flight performance, propellant chemistry and more. This thoroughly revised ninth edition includes discussion and analysis of recent advances in the field, representing an authoritative reference for students and working engineers alike. In any engineering field, theory is only as useful as it is practical; this book emphasizes relevant real-world applications of fundamental concepts to link "thinking" and "doing". This book will help readers: Understand the physics of flight and the chemistry of propulsion Analyze liquid, solid, gas, and hybrid propellants, and the engines they fuel Consider high-temperature combustion, stability, and the principles of electric and chemical propulsion Dissect the workings of systems in common use around the world today Delve into the latest advances in materials, systems, propellants, and more Broad in scope, rich in detail, and clear in explanation, this seminal work provides an unparalleled foundation in aerospace engineering topics. Learning through the lens of modern applications untangles complex topics and helps students fully grasp the intricacies on a more intuitive level. Rocket Propulsion Elements , Ninth Edition merges information and utility building a solid foundation for innovation.

  • Author: George P. Sutton
  • Publisher: Wiley; 9th edition (December 27, 2016)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1118753651
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.8 x 9.4 inches

                 

10. Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Aeronautical Engineering - August 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The principles of flight made easy to understand, even fascinating, to pilots and technicians Most pilots and flight students wince at the mention of the term "aerodynamics" because most courses and books dealing with the subject do so using complicated scientific theory and intricate mathematical formulas. And yet, an understanding of aerodynamics is essential to the people who operate and maintain airplanes. This unique introductory guide, which sold more than 20,000 copies in its first edition, proves that the principles of flight can be easy to understand, even fascinating, to pilots and technicians who want to know how and why an aircraft behaves as it does. Avoiding technical jargon and complex calculations, Hubert "Skip" Smith demonstrates how aerodynamic factors affect all aircraft in terms of lift, thrust, drag, in-air performance, stability, and control. Readers also get an inside look at how modern aircraft are designed-including all the steps in the design process, from concept to test flight and the reasoning behind them. This edition features expanded coverage of aircraft turning and accelerated climb performance, takeoff velocities, load and velocity-load-factors, area rules, and hypersonic flight, as well as the latest advances in laminar flow airfoils, wing and fuselage design, and high-performance lightplanes. Question and answer sections are added for classroom use.

  • Author: Hubert Smith
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd edition (December 1, 1991)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Transportation
  • ISBN: 978-0830639014
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.7 x 9.4 inches