Taylor, Richard L.Understanding Flying. Delacorte Press Stated first Printing Hard Cover Paul C. Haynie Commonsense practical application to the basics of flying. Everything you need to know to operate a plane safely. Dust jacket and book very good condition. Text CR 1977 ty Taylor. Illustrations CR 1977. 342 pages with index. How well you manage and handle the airplane and how safely you fly depends on your knowledge of what's happening and your management of the laws of aerodynamics. This book will eliminate guesswork and put you in touch with the true professional skills, attitudes and approaches. It will give you a framework to build around to become a skilled pilot.