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How Airliners Fly: A Passenger's Guide

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Your seat back is in its full upright position and your hand luggage is stowed neatly under the seat. But as the engines roar and propel the aircraft down the runway, you can't help wondering: how is a 200,000-pound metal tube possibly going to get airborne? Are those rumbles you hear and bumps you feel normal? For those who want to know more about how an airliner flies, ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 11th 2002 by The Crowood Press UK
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Dan Richardson
Sep 28, 2010 Dan Richardson rated it really liked it
It felt like a good overview of commercial flight and introduced me to some commercial flight lingo. It didn't go into the details of fuel calculation or aerodynamics or anything that technical, but the author gave a good general overview of what factors have to be considered and why. In my opinion, the 'Introduction' section matched the level of detail given in the book.

In my opinion, the most informative/interesting chapters were 'How Does It Fly?', 'How Do We Fly It?', 'Performance', and 'Whe
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