by Martin Hollmann
This book is written for both the test and sport pilot with an emphasis on why aircraft behave like they do. Tells how to predict performance by simple analysis and by flight testing. How to preflight inspect an aircraft and pilot qualifications. How to test for stability and control. A detailed description of flutter modes and flutter analysis and flight testing and finally, spin testing are covered. Actual flight test stories, some of which have never been told, are included to make a point on what and what not to do. Excellent reading for any pilot. The Lancair IV and flights of other aircraft are used as examples. Flight test forms and a list of references are included. 84 pages and 26 illustrations.