When this seventh edition of Aeroplane Construction, Operation and Maintenance was originally published in 1929, America was in the middle of a Golden Age of Flight. More companies were building airplanes than were building cars, and men like Charles Lindbergh and Roscoe Turner dominated the headlines.
Created to educate aviators and the public about aviation technology, John B. Rathbun's book quickly became standard issue at many flight schools.
Nearly 400 pages long, and richly illustrated with period photos and diagrams, the book covers aerodynamics, constrution details, performance, flight techniques, control systems, and many other topics. It also includes a glossary of terms that's straight out of the barnstorming era.
400 pages, 8.5" x 11", black and white interior, full color covers.