Stick and Rudder

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Stick and Rudder, an Explanation of the Art of Flying
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First edition
Author Wolfgang Langewiesche
Illustrator Jo Kotula
Country United States
Publisher McGraw-Hill
Publication date
1944
Pages 389
ISBN 978-0-07-036240-6

Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying (ISBN 978-0-07-036240-6) is a book written in 1944 by Wolfgang Langewiesche, describing how airplanes fly and how they should be flown by pilots. It has become a standard reference text for aviators. Written well before the proliferation of cockpit electronics, navigational aids, and air traffic control radio, the book focuses primarily on fundamental skills specific to flying the aircraft in its stripped down basic form.