Then and Now: How Airplanes Got This Way

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In this collection of hilarious, historical essays, veteran journalist and historian Scott takes apart aircraft through history and tells how, through a combination of science and art, all the pieces fit together to make a thing that worked—or didn’t.

Airliner

airliner

Air Force Wings

air force wings

Balloon

balloon

Biplane

biplane

Bonanza A36

bonanza a36

Cessna 210

cessna 210

Cherokee

cherokee

Corporate Jet

corporate jet

Drone

drone

Eclipse

eclipse

Ercoupe

ercoupe

Floatplane

floatplane

Glider

glider

Helicopter

helicopter

High Wing

highwing

Light Twin

light twin

Low Wing

low wing

Military Fighter

military fighter

Modern Corporate Jet

modern corporate jet

Modern High Wing

modern high wing

Modern Twin Engine

modern twin engine

Mooney

mooney

Single Engine Turbo Prop

single engine turbo prop

Taildragger

taildragger

Twin Turboprop

twin turbo prop

V-Tail Bonanza

v-tail bonanza

Cruiser

cruiser

Equestrian

equestrian

Golfer

golfer

Sailboat

sailboat

Scull

skull

Skier

skier

Tennis Player

tennis player

Avation Exploring

aviation explorer

Beechcraft

beechcraft

Cessna

cessna

Cirrus

cirrus

COPA

Cirrus Owners and Pilots Associations

Diamond Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft

Flight Design

flight design

Foreflight

foreflight

Garmin

garmin

I'd Rather Be Flying

I'd Rather Be Flying

Mile High

Mile High

Mooney Classic

Mooney Classic

Mooney

mooney

NAFI

nafi

Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association

Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association

Piper

Piper

Piper Classic

Piper Classic

Sporty's

Sporty's

Sporty's Pilot Shop

Sporty's Pilot Shop

SAFE

SAFE

Stratus

stratus

By Phil Scott

Ever wonder why an airplane can stall with its engine running full speed? How airports developed into the convoluted mess that they have become? Who invented rudder pedals, ailerons, the fuselage, and the Mile High Club?

It’s all here in Then & Now: How Airplanes Got This Way, Phil Scott’s rich, witty and fun seventh book. In this collection of hilarious, historical essays, veteran journalist and historian Scott takes apart aircraft through history and tells how, through a combination of science and art, all the pieces fit together to make a thing that worked—or didn’t.

He explains how gasoline was used to cure the croup before it powered engines, how it was better to be thrown clear of a wreck than being strapped into the seat, how a future war hero invented instrument landings.

In delightful Literary Intermissions, an aviator’s wife tells how her future lover wooed her with his training log, while a pioneering woman journalist learns how to take off and land. Scott’s exciting Then & Now explains not only how airplanes work in the air, but how pilots learned how to decipher these clues into a few movements of their hands and feet.

Introduction by aviation legend Richard L. Collins.

 

 

Phil ScottPhil Scott

Phil Scott is the author of six previous books, including Hemingway’s Hurricane. The former managing editor of Flying and Omni, he has also contributed to Air & Space/Smithsonian, Scientific American, Maxim, New York, Men’s Health, Readers Digest, Portfolio and Boating, and he has logged time in 30 different types of aircraft.
 
 
 

By Phil Scott

Ever wonder why an airplane can stall with its engine running full speed? How airports developed into the convoluted mess that they have become? Who invented rudder pedals, ailerons, the fuselage, and the Mile High Club?

It’s all here in Then & Now: How Airplanes Got This Way, Phil Scott’s rich, witty and fun seventh book. In this collection of hilarious, historical essays, veteran journalist and historian Scott takes apart aircraft through history and tells how, through a combination of science and art, all the pieces fit together to make a thing that worked—or didn’t.

He explains how gasoline was used to cure the croup before it powered engines, how it was better to be thrown clear of a wreck than being strapped into the seat, how a future war hero invented instrument landings.

In delightful Literary Intermissions, an aviator’s wife tells how her future lover wooed her with his training log, while a pioneering woman journalist learns how to take off and land. Scott’s exciting Then & Now explains not only how airplanes work in the air, but how pilots learned how to decipher these clues into a few movements of their hands and feet.

Introduction by aviation legend Richard L. Collins.

 

 

Phil ScottPhil Scott

Phil Scott is the author of six previous books, including Hemingway’s Hurricane. The former managing editor of Flying and Omni, he has also contributed to Air & Space/Smithsonian, Scientific American, Maxim, New York, Men’s Health, Readers Digest, Portfolio and Boating, and he has logged time in 30 different types of aircraft.
 
 
 

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