Throughout human history, people have always looked at flying birds with envy. Passion for flying pushed people to dream; humanity's belief and will ultimately enabled humans to fly by mechanical means. So, what are the theories behind the flight? Who are the pioneers of aviation? How many types of aircraft are there? What parts does an airplane consist of? What are the forces acting on the plane? What are the fields of study of aerodynamics? How are planes controlled? How do rotary-wing aircraft fly? What types of engines are used in airplanes? What are aircraft building materials? How does a sonic boom occur? In this book, the answers to these and similar questions are dealt with in a systematic and meticulous manner.
This book aims to fill the lack of qualified Turkish resources that aviation students, industry professionals, academics and aviation volunteers need under the headings of flight theory and basic aircraft knowledge. In the book, first the concept of flying, types of aircraft, basic concepts, atmospheric physics and forces acting on the aircraft are discussed, then the control and stability of the aircraft, flight performance, rotary wing aircraft, power systems, aircraft structure and systems, and high speed flight are discussed. useful information is provided.