Fundamentals of Modern Aviation - Textbook


A primer covering the basics of aviation maintenance

7 chapters | Photos & illustrations | Detailed diagrams

Order #: T-FNDAV-0101

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Fundamentals of Modern Aviation is an introductory text for students starting a career in aviation maintenance.  It contains a broad overview of the history of aviation, basic aerodynamics, types of aircraft and information on engines in use today.

This text is  filled with detailed photographs and illustrations.  Common aviation terminology is explained and used throughout the book.


  • Historical Overview
  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Design
  • Helicopter Flight
  • High-speed Aerodynamics
  • Reciprocating Engine Theory and Construction
  • Turbine Development


ISBN: 1-933189-15-0


Additional Resources:

Fundamentals of Modern Aviation – Workbook

Instructor Resources:
Fundamentals of Modern Aviation Instructor’s Guide CD
Fundamentals of Modern Aviation Image Library CD