Principles of Flight
This poster provides a comprehensive
overview of the title subject. It begins by graphically explaining
the physics of the all-important airfoil. A large picture of an
airplane is used to identify all of its major parts. This is
followed by the exploration of the aircraft control system; how the
ailerons, rudder and elevator are used to control climb and descent,
yaw, and roll. It is accompanied by a section that discusses an
airplane’s center of gravity, its importance, and how to control it.
All of this covers the basic principles of flight, but we don’t stop
there. Whereas the top half of the poster focuses on theory, the
bottom half concentrates on practice.
The six traditional mechanical flight instruments are explained.
The flight deck, which contains these instruments plus a great many
other things, is then explored. Traditional flight instruments are
now being replaced by electronic multi-function "glass panels",
which are introduced.
The finale is an introduction to actual flying. It begins with a
detailed description of takeoff procedure, followed by a section on
how to turn, bank, climb and descend. Of course, it ends with how to
land the airplane.
Certainly a poster is no substitute for formal flight training, but
Principles of Flight provides an outstanding introduction to
Standard poster is
large 24" x 36" size that fits standard frames. Printed on
paper using non-fade inks, then coated to provide satin finish
and provide protection from UV rays and scratching.
Laminated poster is our standard poster totally encapsulated in
heavy 3 mil
plastic for long, long life.
Standard:No. GT105-PS. Only $9.95
Laminated: No. GT105-PL. Only $14.95
Authors: Pilots Jeremy King and
William Pedeaux, Senior B-52 Flight Instructor, CBD Training, Inc.
Barksdale AFB, LA
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Neischel, USAF. Former B-52 pilot and squadron
(The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is the most complex aircraft