Well - illustrated with line drawings and tables, this interesting book is about the performance of civil aircraft in the early 1950's.
|Book cover finish
||Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
||Damaged dust jacket
|Number of pages
||15 x 22 x 2 cm
||F.B. Baker M.A. A.F.R.Ae.S.
What's this all about?
The performance of present - day medium altitude aircraft is sufficient to offer the public an adequately fast and reliable form of transport. Failures in reliability are largely due to the absence of proper ground facilities, signalling and meteorological aids. This state of affairs is perhaps natural, since from the beginning of aviation's history, performance has received the most consideration from all concerned. Out of this period of thought and study, of experiment and research, have arisen certain methods of attacking the problems and applying the lessons of performance. It is with these lessons that this book is mostly concerned : it is not concerned with the allied problems of meteorology, navigation, radar, etc. ; nor with the commercial exploitation of the aircraft's potentialities. ( ... )