History of flights; Anatomy of flight vehicles; Classification of aircraft and spacecraft; Atmosphere and flying weather; Basic aerodynamics, airfoils and wings; Aerodynamic forces, lift and drag, high lift devices, Aircraft performance–takeoff and landing, cruising, climbing, gliding and turning flights, range and endurance, ceiling, flight envelope; Uninhabited aerial vehicles; Principles of stability and control; Propulsion system and airframe integration; Various propulsive devices; Elements of structures and materials; Instruments and navigation systems; Hypersonic vehicles; Basics of space flight; Indian aerospace scenario.
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