and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying by
and Rudder is
the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been
continuously in print for thirty-three years. It shows precisely what the pilot
does when he flies, just how he does it, and why.
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
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.
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
soloed in 1934 in Chicago. Early in his flying he was struck by a strange
discrepancy: in piloting, the words and the realities did not agree. What pilots
claimed to be doing in flying an airplane, was not what they did in practice.
Langewiesche set himself the task of describing more accurately and
realistically what the pilot really does when he flies. The first result was a
series of articles in Air
analyzing various points of piloting technique. In 1944 Stick
and Rudder was