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MERCURY LEARNING and INFORMATION provides print and digital content in the areas of science and medicine, technology and computing, engineering, and mathematics (STEM disciplines) designed for the professional/reference, trade, library, higher education, career school, and online training markets. We embrace both traditional and innovative publishing models designed to accommodate the needs of the intended audience by using the appropriate delivery methods.

Flight Science Book CoverFlight Science

Mathematics - Techniques - Sensibility

L. S. Mayboudi

ISBN: 978-1-683922-15-5
Pub Date:  March 2019
Specs: 7 x 9   Hard Cover
Pages: 500
Price: $59.95


This book introduces certain aspects of mathematics and sciences in general, as they relate to the subject of aviation, from the wheels-up to the wheels-down, and the time in between. The topics include meteorology, thermodynamics, combustion, drones, mechanics, dynamics, navigation, flight plans, and general aviation-related guidance. The book also presents the use of statistical analysis in describing the aircraft characteristics based on performance charts. The book may be used as a reference and includes examples and case studies with step-by-step solutions. Readers new to the field who are working towards their recreational, private, or commercial licenses or one already flying a single piston or multi-engine aircraft will benefit from the content.



1: Connection between Aeronautics and Thermo-Fluid Sciences. 2: Meteorology. 3: Climate and Atmospheric Thermodynamics. 4: Thermodynamics of Air. 5: Dynamics of Air and Forces. 6: Piston Engine and Combustion Process. 7: Unmanned Flying Objects. 8: Performance Charts. 9: Navigation. 10: Flight Plan. 11: Special Scenarios. 12: Converting a Piston Engine Aircraft to a Turboprop Aircraft. 13: Upper Airwork. 14: Good Practices and Lean Six Sigma Implementation. 15: Conclusion. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.


Layla S. Mayboudi holds a Ph.D. from Queen's University (Canada) in mechanical engineering. Her research areas include heat transfer modelling and validation, thermal management, thermal imaging, and flow optimization. She also has industrial experience and training in operations research, process improvement (Black Belt Lean Six Sigma certified), and mechanical test management. Dr. Mayboudi has published books, journal articles, and conference papers, and has several years of experience in education, aerospace, and rail transportation industries where she initiated and completed numerous projects resulting in improved capabilities (efficiency and effectiveness). Dr. Mayboudi has a strong aviation background and has accumulated over 300 solo and duo flight hours (mostly in the Cessna 172).