The science of aerodynamics can be traced back thousands of years to its begin-nings but, remarkably, only one human life span has separated the first heavier-than-air powered airplane flight at Kitty Hawk from the first manned moon landing. The last few decades have witnessed phenomenal growth in the science and technology of aerodynamics and no letup is in sight. For those who possess an interest, the task of education encom-passing all the various aspects of the subject is staggering. Specialization is indicated but a background knowledge is an essential of any education.