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Aerodynamic Factors

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Human Factors
Chapter 2. Aerodynamic Factors
Chapter 3. Flight Instruments
Chapter 4. Section I
Airplane Attitude Instrument
Using Analog Instrumentation
Chapter 4. Section II
Airplane Attitude Instrument
Using an Electronic Flight

Chapter 5. Section I
Airplane Basic
Flight Maneuvers
Using Analog Instrumentation
Chapter 5. Section II
Airplane Basic
Flight Maneuvers
Using an Electronic Flight

Chapter 6. Helicopter
Attitude Instrument Flying

Chapter 7. Navigation Systems
Chapter 8. The National
Airspace System

Chapter 9. The Air Traffic
Control System

Chapter 10. IFR Flight
Chapter 11. Emergency















Several factors affect aircraft performance including the
atmosphere, aerodynamics, and aircraft icing. Pilots need an
understanding of these factors for a sound basis for prediction
of aircraft response to control inputs, especially with regard
to instrument approaches, while holding, and when operating
at reduced airspeed in instrument meteorological conditions
(IMC). Although these factors are important to the pilot flying
visual flight rules (VFR), they must be even more thoroughly
understood by the pilot operating under instrument flight
rules (IFR), Instrument pilots rely strictly on instrument
indications to precisely control the aircraft, there fore, they
must have a solid understanding of basic aerodynamic
principles in order to make accurate judgments regarding
aircraft control inputs.