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Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2006

    THE How-to-Fly Book

    I read Stick and Rudder in 1978 before taking my first flight lesson, and it remains the runaway number one book for teaching the principles of flight. No other book I ever read came close to matching it for ease of reading and dead-on accuracy in answering the questions aspiring pilots have and dispelling the many misconceptions commonly held about flying. I'm glad I read it before I got into an airplane - and now I'm getting a copy for my 10-year-old nephew who wants to learn to fly some day!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2006

    Quintessential Coffee Table Book

    This is a famous old book. They are really not kidding when they call it Aviation's Bible. I remember having read it some 50 years ago, as a child, wanting to be a Private Pilot. Finally old enough to sign up for lessons, they wanted me to take a Ground School which I could not afford, but I asked them to give me a verbal test... to see if I needed their Ground School. They asked a series of questions, all inspired out of 'Stick and Rudder' material, and I was able to answer them all -- it is an easy book to know backwards and forwards -- compelling and interesting as it is. A Legendary book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2003

    Awesome book

    If you need any help in aviation, take this book!! It's awesome and the best I really recommend it but it would be good to put an excerpt so people can have an idea or the first chapter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2003

    The Basics of Aviation...Explained!

    I work with students from Private to ATP with a bunch of CFI's thrown in, on a daily basis. Stick & Rudder is required reading for them all. It really makes the pilots smarter and makes my job much easier. Jim Trusty...FAA/Aviation Industry National Flight Instructor of the Year (1997)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2002

    To Student Pilots

    If you are considering basic flight training of any kind or are going through basic flight training: READ this book. I recommend it before you even get into the airplane. Wolfgang believes that you can learn to fly faster, easier, and better if you know *how it works*. He is right and in this book he tells you just how the airplane works. You will not get this kind of information from any of the usual and standard primary flight training books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2001

    REAL FLYING

    If you read only one book about flying, this should be it. If you don't read any books about flying, read this one. If you haven't read a book about the art of flying in years, reread this. I recently dusted off my copy I bought as a student pilot in 1968, and twenty-three thousand hours and many type-ratings later, it was good and fun to read. A timeless classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2001

    LIKE A GOOD WINE IT HAS TO BE SAVORED SLOWLY

    The book was first published in 1974 but the material 'Stick and Rudder' covers is 'today.' I'm a student pilot and have read many how-to flying books but 'Stick and Rudder' explains in very clear and easily read english the 'whys' of what is happening and what to expect from an action or move of your aircraft. I highly recommend it as a Number One edition to your flying library. One reading will not be enough to absorb the great thoughts. Happy reading and happy flying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2000

    A twelve year old can understand this Book!

    I first read Stick and Rudder when I was twelve. Always being interested in flight, I could never except the typical descriptions of how the wing flies through the air. Wolfgang not only managed to convince me of how it flies, but also increased my confidence in my flying abilities. My wife is reading it now, and she states, 'I finally understand. I want my pilot's license.' This book is truly an excellent book on the topic. Unfortuantely for Barnes and Nobles, this is the only book on flight you need. I can't recommend any other book.

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