Practical Aeronautics An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and Essential Facts in Aeronautical Science

By: Hayward, Charles B. (with An Introduction by Orville Wright)

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B&W Photographs; This is an Ex Library book from the Binghamton Public Library. The book is in Good condition, in a sturdy library binding. The covers of the book have edge wear, rubbing, bumping and several patches of rubbing and fraying. The title on the spine has been hand printed. The text pages are generally clean, though with spots of finger dirt, wear and some normal wear and tear of library live. There is a tag pasted on the front pastedown page from the Binghamton Public Library, card catalogue info and library bar code on the rear pastedown and several other library markings throughout. Page 279-280 (in the section on types of Aeroplanes) has been torn out. All other text pages appear to be intact. The book includes an introduction by Orville Wright (of the Wright Brothers fame). Scarce in this 1st edition of 1912. (only one other 1st ed. Copy currently available in the trade. ) Contents include: Dirigible Balloons (including types and achievements) , Theory of Aviation, Types of Aeroplanes, Special Types, Hydroaeroplanes, aeronautical Motor, Aerial Propeller, Aeronautical Practice, Building and Flying an Aeroplane, and, Aviation and its Future. "The term aviation, noun of action from stem of Latin avis "bird" with suffix -ation, was coined in 1863 by French pioneer Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de La Landelle (1812–1886) in "Aviation ou Navigation aérienne sans ballons". Experiments with gliders provided the groundwork for heavier-than-air craft, and by the early 20th-century advances in engine technology and aerodynamics made controlled, powered flight possible for the first time. The modern aeroplane with its characteristic tail was established by 1909 and from then on the history of the aeroplane became tied to the development of more and more powerful engines. The first great ships of the air were the rigid dirigible balloons pioneered by Zeppelin, which soon became synonymous with airships and dominated long-distance flight until the 1930s, when large flying boats became popular. After World War II, the flying boats were in their turn replaced by land planes, and the new and immensely powerful jet engine revolutionised both air travel and military aviation."

Title: Practical Aeronautics An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and Essential Facts in Aeronautical Science

Author Name: Hayward, Charles B. (with An Introduction by Orville Wright)

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Chicago, IL, American School of Correspondence: 1912

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Size: Ex-Library

Seller ID: A33197

Keywords: Aeronatics Charles B. Hayward Orville Wright Airplanes Early Aviation Flying Aviation Construction Aeronautics/ Astronautics,