Take a trip back to a bygone era when flying was new and airplanes were magical machines that challenged the skill and imagination of early pilots.
Packed with more than 80 detailed illustrations and 35 pages of period aircraft, H. Barber first published The Aeroplane Speaks in 1917 and it remains a thrilling and educational read well into the 21st-century. Learn about the joys of flight from a simpler time when pilot and machine worked together without the aid of computers to defy gravity and take to the skies. When the airplane speaks, aviators listen.
This enlarged retro reprint features larger pages, meticulously reproduced images, period type font, and a new cover design fit for display. This classic book is a joy for all readers and curious pilots interested in the dawn of aviation. Learn everything that there is to know about the early days of air combat and air travel from a contemporary voice and talented writer.
I. The Elementary Principles Air Their Grievances
II. The Principles Finish Their Job
III. The Great Test
IV. Cross Country
Chapter 1. Flight
Chapter 2. Stability and Control
Chapter 3. Rigging
Chapter 4. Propellers
Chapter 5. Maintenance
Types of Airplanes