Understanding the Sky, 1st edition
by Dennis Pagen,
6 x 9″ format,
280 pages, 149 illustrations, 33 photos,
The air is all around us and those of us who fly need to understand how it works. This book eloquently compresses 47 years of flying experience and meteorological research by respected author Dennis Pagen. It explains what and how weather affects us. If you’ve ever wondered why the air behaves the way it does, this book is for you. The greatest emphasis is on small-scale effects—exactly where we fly our light aircraft. The book thoroughly covers everything from turbulence to thunderstorms. The chapters on lift sources and flying efficiency alone are worth the price of this book.
Understanding the Sky is the most valuable resource for really understanding weather that affects recreational pilots. The author takes these often complex subjects and makes them easily understood by the average reader. In addition, Dennis Pagen is a talented illustrator who brings the concepts to life.