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Wolfgang Langewiesche (1907—2002) aviator, author and journalist, is one of the most quoted authors in aviation writing. His book, Stick and Rudder (1944), is still in print, and is considered a primary reference on the art of flying fixed-wing aircraft.

Born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1907, he migrated to America in 1929. He was a graduate of the London School of Economics and earned his master's degree from Columbia University. He was in a doctoral program in the University of Chicago when he decided to learn to fly and pursue a career in aviation.

Mr. Langewiesche wrote for Air Facts magazine, an aviation safety-related publication, and his articles were the basis for most of Stick and Rudder. The basic facts about flying that he emphasized in 1944 have withstood much criticism since then. Over 200,000 copies of the book had been printed as of 1990.

He taught ground school in the U.S. Army aviation school during World War II, and test flew F4U Corsairs for the Vought Corporation. He later worked for Cessna as a test pilot. In the 1950s he became Reader's Digest's roving editor, retiring in 1986.

His son, William Langewiesche is also a well-known author, journalist and pilot with an award-winning career with the Atlantic Monthly and Vanity Fair magazines.

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Total Books: 5
America from the Air An Aviator's Story
Stick  Rudder Classics The Timeless Aviation Collection
1999 - Stick Rudder Classics the Timeless Aviation Collection [Box Set] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780071357845
ISBN-10: 007135784X
Genre: Nonfiction

Stick and Rudder An Explanation of the Art of Flying
1990 - Stick and Rudder an Explanation of the Art of Flying (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780070362406
ISBN-10: 0070362408
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math
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Stick  Rudder 50th Anniversary Edition
Stick Rudder 50th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780070362420
ISBN-10: 0070362424
Genre: Science & Math