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Aerospace Flight Mechanics

Note to all Students: Not all Material has been posted on this web site ! – The availability of these documents does not relieve you from the obligation to attend the lectures. These documents are only intended as a guidance to your studies. These documents are subject to change and update during the semester. Please follow Dr. Filippone’s advice in the class room.

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Part 1: Atmospheric Flight Mechanics

Documents available at this time:

Part 2: Orbital Flight Mechanics

Details to follow.


  • Laboratory Handouts
  • Laboratory Time Tables

Reference Literature

  • Kermode, A.C. Mechanics of Flight, 11th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006.
  • Philpott, B. Aircraft Flight, Longman Scientific, 1999.
  • Chobotov VA (editor). Orbital Mechanics, Washington, DC, AIAA education series, 1991.
  • Additional Literature for the enthusiasts

Updated October 2007

Dr A. Filippone
The University of Manchester
School of Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineering
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Office C-39
Manchester M60 1QD
United Kingdom

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