Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook
Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration 2007
Number of pages: 97
Weight and balance, two of the most important factors affecting flight safety, are thoroughly discussed in this official FAA handbook. Indispensable for those responsible for aircraft weight distribution - the engineers, designers, pilots, and aviation maintenance technicians - this guide clearly explains how to correctly determine the weight and center of gravity for any type of aircraft, including the new light-sport aircraft (LSA) and very light jet (VLJ) categories.
Download or read it online for free here:
by Rene Alderliesten - TU Delft Open
This book provides an introduction to the discipline of aerospace structures and materials: materials, manufacturing and processing techniques, structures, design principles and structural performance, including aspects like durability and safety.
by Ivan D. Ertel, at al. - NASA
The chronology of the Apollo spacecraft and the lunar mission provides documented information covering a wide range of happenings directly and indirectly related to the program. Written for historians and others interested in the great adventure.
by D. I. Bazov - NASA
Principles of helicopter flight under various conditions are reviewed, giving special attention to the operation of the main rotor. Brief history of helicopter development is presented, together with a summary of the main components of a helicopter.
by Sylvia Doughty Fries - NASA History Office
This is the story less of heroes than of a generation of engineers who made Apollo possible. It is thus the story of the men and women who stood where the shadow was deepest. Their story is told largely in their own words.