A comprehensive and integrated exposure to airplane performance, stability, dynamics, and flight control featuring basic aerodynamics, dynamics, and linear control systems. Chapters 1 through 3 present basic principles of aerodynamics, aircraft performance, and static equilibrium and control in steady flight. Chapter 4 deals with aircraft dynamics and decoupled equations for longitudinal and lateral motion, and it introduces the concept of stability derivatives. Chapter 5 discusses design of stability augmentation systems and autopilots. Chapter 6 discusses aircraft response and methods of closed-loop control of aircraft, while Chapters 7 and 8 discuss problems of inertial coupling, aircraft spin, and high angle of attack. The third edition features updates throughout along with a new chapter 9 on stability, control issues, and challenges of unmanned aerial vehicles.