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Can anyone suggest a good book on aircraft performance? [closed]

Im trying to find a good book pertaining to aircraft performance and I have come across a book by PJ Swatton quite a number of times while searched on the internet. Is this a good book or are there ...
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Best books for learning about history of airplanes? [closed]

I've always liked airplanes, but for some reason have never retained much information about specific planes. For instance, if someone casually mentions the X-15 or the X-24, I have to look up what ...
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Is there any book like the "Stick and Rudder" about the helicopter?

I have read the Stick and Rudder, that's really a classic book. Now I want to study the flight theory about helicopters, is there any book like this?
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Can you recommend IFR material for Europe?

Is there a European equivalent to the FAA's "Instrument Flying Handbook" and "Instrument Procedures Handbook" that will illustrate how to fly different procedures in accordance with ICAO PANS-OPS Doc ...
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What good reference books for aviation (ATC & AOC) systems are there? [closed]

I am looking for a good reference book or research paper that describes the services and applications offered by air traffic control and Aeronautical Operational Control in detail. Everything I have ...
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Are the statistics in "The Killing Zone" appropriate and scientifically correct? [closed]

I recently ordered the book "The Killing Zone" and am looking forward to reading it. Most of the reviews were positive, but one reader complained that the author made the mistake of using accident ...
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Is there a resource that lists what's outdated in "Stick and Rudder"?

The classic book is awesome but I do know some of the terminology is outdated and perhaps some other things. Is there a site etc. that keeps track of what's outdated in the book "Stick and Rudder" ...
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Is there a tool to learn to pronounce aviation jargon accurately?

So I've been reading technical aviation books and I come across a lot words I want to learn to say correctly but unlike simple words which I just look up in an audio Oxford dictionary I can't think of ...
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Which book should I study to learning flying in Australia?

I'm interested in buying a text book about learning to fly so that I'll have some basic knowledge when I begin lessons. Someone recommended the Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA), but I was wondering if ...
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Are there any accurate books that help with identifying aircraft when planespotting?

I want to start planespotting and I'm looking for the best and mosts accurate registration book. I want this book to be: accurate checkable (to check planes I have seen) have almost every plane ...
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Book recommendations for learning how to fly? [closed]

With the success of this question, which asks about good books on aerodynamics, I thought I'd ask another general question regarding books that we can turn into a community wiki. What are good books ...
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What are good books to learn basic aerodynamics in plane design? [closed]

Well, since this stack is in beta, I thought I'd take a wack at asking a book question to see how it fits in this particular community (of if it even fits to begin with). I'm very curious about how ...