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Contents Introduction CHAPTER 1 ¿ HOW A PLANE FLIES The Structure of a Plane and Cockpit Controls Anatomy of a Diamond Star DA40 TDI Balancing Weight with Lift, and Drag with Thrust Lift and the Angle of Attack Drag Thrust Flight Controls CHAPTER 2 ¿ LET¿S GO FLYING Pre-flight Checks and Start-up Communication and Navigation Taxi and Pre-takeoff Takeoff Climbing and Level Flight Turning Slow Flight and Stalling Descending and Arriving at an Airfield Landing Shutdown and Post-flight Checks CHAPTER 3 ¿ FIRST FLIGHTS DG1000 High-performance Aerobatic Training Glider Diamond Star DA40 TDI Exciting New Plane for Training and Touring Jungmann Classic Biplane Trainer from 1930s Germany Sukhoi 29 Unlimited Aerobatic Trainer from Russia Mustang P51D Legendary American Warbird Hawk Renowned British Military Jet Learjet 45XR Luxury Jet with an Iconic Pedigree Airbus A380 Superjumbo of the Future Pilot¿s Notes Credits and Acknowledgments
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Airplanes -- Piloting.