1996-10-01

Introduction to Flight Performance - An In-Flight Course for Aeronautical Engineering Faculty 965530

This paper describes an Introduction to Flight Performance short course taught at the USAF Academy designed for aeronautical engineering faculty. This course provides an in-flight experience related to the material in a core course on the fundamentals of aeronautics. Its objective is to improve faculty understanding and appreciation of flight and thereby enhance teaching. It consists of five sessions (lectures/preflight briefings/flights) which cover the principles of stability and control, straight and level flight, turning and maneuvering flight, climbs and descents, and takeoffs and landings. To the maximum extent possible the flying is done by the participants

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