Book One - Third Edition

Book One Third Edition
Book Two Second Edition
Book Three Second Edition
Book Four First Edition
Aerodynamics and other Stuff.

Book One: Wef 31 Dec'15 19,086 books downloaded
This book was first released on 1 Aug '09. The 3nd edition on 30 March 2015, and is 7.5 Mb in size.

Book One - Third Edition, Aerodynamics and other Stuff; is a new and expanded edition of the very popular original, with expanded explanations and new lessons which takes the student pilot from the correct and simple explanation of what keeps an aeroplane ‘up there’, all the way to how to determine the direction of rotation in an inverted spin!  And much much more..... The topics covered are:

Lesson 1. The Air in which we fly.

Lesson 2. Lift.

Lesson 3. Drag.

Lesson 4. Thrust.

Lesson 5. Power.

Lesson 6. Stability and Control.

Lesson 7. Manoeuvring.

Lesson 8. Climbing.

Lesson 9. Gliding.

Lesson 10. Ground Effect.

Lesson 11. Stalling.

Lesson 12. Side Slipping.

Lesson 13. Aircraft Structural Limits.

Lesson 14. Turning at the Limit.

Lesson 15. Human Limits.

Lesson 16. Spinning.

Sailplane Supplement.

Comments on Instructor standards. 

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"Superb and extremely easy to read and understand". Alan Turner (NZ).

"In two words SIMPLY AMAZING, continue with your excellent work. Joao Borges (Portugal).

"I've learnt more in the first half of book one than any instructor or the 'official' books have taught me. Thanks mate! " John Bosch (Australia).
 "Having learned to fly via the standard general aviation pathways, I always felt that my training was inadequate. Years of flying experience eventually taught me many of the lessons that I should have been taught during my initial training. When I was a junior instructor I struggled to teach many of the theory components as I was taught them and I was often criticised for getting into too much detail and tying myself in knots. This was largely because I was teaching the same myths and misnomers I was taught, and it's difficult to teach concepts that don't make sense and don't hold up to scrutiny. Noel's Fly Better series of books detail the basic and advanced concepts of flying light aircraft in a way that any student pilot can read. He corrects many of incorrectly taught theories. If you really want to know how lift is generated it's in Noel's first book". Anthony Crichton-Browne (Australia). 

But the air is so thin....
......What keeps them up there?
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