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      ATPL Principles of Flight: Demo
    • This multimedia Computer-Based Training (CBT) course has been specifically designed for pilots wishing to study for the EASA ATPL Principles of Flight syllabus, though it will also be of interest to all pilots who wish to deepen their understanding of this important topic.

      This course covers all aspects, starting by examining the atmosphere, before going on basic aerodynamic theory and subsonic airflow. Lift, drag and stalling are covered in detail leading onto the requirement for high lift devices. Lessons on stability, controls and the mechanics of flight lead in to a study of high speed flight and limitations. Important topics such as windshear and propeller design also have their own sections.

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      Lessons: 66
      Questions: 454
      Duration: 640 min
      Size: 926 MB
    • Definitions and Overview
      Introduction
      Definitions and Overview
      The Atmosphere
      Introduction
      Dynamic Pressure and Airspeed
      Basic Aerodynamic Theory
      Basic Aerodynamic Theory
      Subsonic Airflow
      Subsonic Airflow
      Lift
      Lift Coefficient and Equation
      Density Coefficient and Altitude
      Lift Curve
      Lift/Drag Ratio
      Effect of Other Factors
      Introduction to 3-Dimensional Airflow
      Wing Tip Vortices
      Wake Turbulence
      Ground Effect
      Drag
      Drag Family Tree
      Parasite Drag
      Induced Drag
      Factors Affecting Parasite Drag
      Total Drag
      Power Required Introduction
      Summary
      Stalling
      Introduction
      Stall Speeds and Warning Systems
      Stall Characteristics
      Super or Deep Stall
      Factors Affecting Stalling Speeds
      Spinning
      Special Phenomena of the Stall
      High Speed Buffet (Shock Stall)
      High Lift Devices (Flaps)
      Trailing Edge Flaps
      Leading Edge Flaps
      Stability
      Longitudinal Stability 1
      Longitudinal Stability 2
      Longitudinal Stability 3
      Longitudinal Stability 4
      Directional Stability
      Lateral Stability
      Controls
      Introduction
      Aerodynamic Balance
      Powered Flying Controls
      Mass Balance
      Longitudinal Control
      Lateral Control
      Directional Control
      Trimming
      Flight Mechanics
      Straight and Level Flight
      Straight Climb
      Descent
      Turning
      Flight with Asymmetric Thrust
      Minimum Control Speeds
      High Speed Flight
      Introduction
      Shockwaves
      Mach Number
      Swept Wing
      Supersonic Flights
      Limitations
      Manoeuvre Load
      Gust Loads
      Landing Gear & Flap Limitation Speeds
      Aeroelasticity
      Windshear
      Windshear
      Propellers
      Introduction
      Fixed Pitch Propeller
      Variable Pitch Propeller
      Propeller Turning Effects