The first revision in more than a decade of the trusted, step-by-step pocket resource for building, maintaining, and repairing all-metal aircraft Since 1952, the Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians has been the definitive, go-to resource for practicing and future mechanics and technicians of all-metal aircraft. This pocket-sized guide covers processes from riveting and drilling to corrosion detection and ndestructive testing as well as detailed information on parts and hardware. In short, this handbook answers any technical question relating to the (literal) nuts and bolts of an aircraft. For the seventh edition, new co-author Ron Sterkenburg updates the material for the first time in 13 years. The revision includes new material on electronic measuring tools, computer-aided design, composite materials, and ndestructive testing, as well as updates to cover new makes and models of equipment and hardware. This is a reference that students and technicians will refer to time and time again. New sections on: Nondestructive evaluation/testing Computer-aided design (CAD) Electronic measuring tools Composite materials
Larry Reithmaier is a retired aerospace engineer who, while at McDonnell Douglas and Rockwell International, helped design and develop the F2H, F3, F86H, F100, F101, and F4 jet fighters, the B-1B bomber, and the Apollo and Skylab spacecrafts. The author of several technical books on aviation, he has also written the Aviation and Space Dictionary, Mach I and Beyond, the Private Pilot's Guide, and the Aircraft Repair Manual. Dr. Ronald Sterkenburg started teaching at Purdue University in 1999 after a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy. He is an author or co-author of 10 books and more than 60 publications in national and international journals and conference proceedings. The focus of Dr. Sterkenburg's research is the repair of metallic and composite aircraft structures. He is a certificated A & P mechanic, holds an Inspection Authorization (IA), and performs the duties of a Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME).