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Little Book Of Aviation

Autor: Norman Ferguson
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752492853
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A fascinating mixture of facts, figures, and stories, this is a must-have compendium of all things aeronauticalHumorous, baffling, and astounding aviation stories are collected here, from the pioneering days of the Wright Brothers to the present day. It covers everything from great milestones, famous names who have served, and the greatest of aircraft icons. Readers will learn about phantom pilots and aircrafts, the origins of plane spotting, unusual aircraft names, great feats, enduring mysteries; lucky escapes, and great aircrafts in the movies. It also includes a glossary of slang terminology. The trivia is limitless and will appeal to everyone, whether one needs help telling a Spitfire from a Messerschmitt, or knowing a Spitfire I from a Spitfire II!

The Little Book Of Flight

Autor: David Curnock
Publisher: G2. Records
ISBN: 9781909217218
File Size: 22,72 MB
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This text tells the fascinating story of aviation, beginning with its earliest inclusion in myths and legends. It is packed full of interesting facts and figures about the most famous aviation figures and the magnificent flying machines.

My Little Book Of Aircraft

Autor: Brimax Publishing
Publisher: Brimax
ISBN: 9781846560200
File Size: 16,16 MB
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An introduction to some of the world's flying machines, both past and present.


Autor: Reg Grant
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465469362
File Size: 13,71 MB
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A visual guide to aviation and man's conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Over 100 years ago, the Wright brothers flew in a shaky plane for the first time. Today, pilots can fly faster than the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom. Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the complete story of aviation into easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts. Study the advances in aircraft design, compare the times of record-breaking flights, see how airplanes became weapons of war, and follow the timeline of the space race. Discover how we claimed the skies in Flight, from aviation pioneers of the past to astronauts of the future.

Milestones Of Flight

Autor: Robert Van Der Linden
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 0760351511
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Experience the history of flight with the world-class aviation collection at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, which attracts millions and millions of visitors each year in Washington, D.C. From the moment the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903 to the modern-day reliance on stealth aircraft and drones, there have been significant advances made in aviation. Milestones of Flight celebrates each era of advancements by showcasing the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's world-class aircraft collection. Authored by Dr. Robert van der Linden, a leading expert on aviation and Chairman of the Aeronautics Department at the NASM, this book is a stunning profile of the advancements in flight from decade to decade, illustrated with beautiful, large-scale photography and enhanced with little-known facts, anecdotes, and insights from major players in the aviation industry. Climb inside the cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis that Charles Lindbergh piloted solo across the Atlantic Ocean, making history. Contrast that with a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The full-page photos of each milestone-making aircraft are accompanied by timelines to showcase related aircraft as well as sidebars with interesting and little-known facts, stories, and related research


Autor: Robert Crowther
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763634599
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Filled with interactive flaps, pull-tabs, and pop-ups, this exciting exploration of flying machines, from balloons to Boeings, traces the history of flight.

1001 Aviation Facts

Autor: Mike Machat
Publisher: Specialty Press
ISBN: 1580072445
File Size: 4,76 MB
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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} In any specialized subject, detailed trivia (technical, or otherwise) is sought and prized by enthusiasts worldwide. Interesting but little-known facts have been part of aviation lore since that industry first began in the early 1900s, and today's digital aircraft are no different when it comes to this interest. Modeled after successful automotive books on the same theme, this book contains interesting and little-known facts about all aspects of aviation, written by a host of contributing authors, all of whom are well-respected experts in their fields. This book provides an insightful and in-depth look at aviation history by highlighting many little-known, yet very important aviation facts. Stories are organized by category, such as military, commercial, and sport aviation. Other popular topics include pilots and personalities, aviation movies, TV shows, and model building. More than 100 excellent photographs serve as visual highlights complementing the text. Although individual aircraft may have interesting technical histories, there are many small details that are actually vital to that aircraft's success or failure. This book brings those types of facts to the forefront, giving the reader a plethora of compelling data and information that will broaden their understanding and appreciation of aviation in general, plus aircraft and the people who make them fly.

Cockpit Confidential

Autor: Patrick Smith
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492663972
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A New York Times bestseller For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the popular website, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know: • How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them • Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety. • The real story on delays, congestion, and the dysfunction of the modern airport • The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation • Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security • Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service • The colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hate COCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying. "Patrick Smith is extraordinarily knowledgeable about modern aviation...the ideal seatmate, a companion, writer and explorer." —Boston Globe "Anyone remotely afraid of flying should read this book, as should anyone who appreciates good writing and great information." —The New York Times, on ASK THE PILOT.

From Airbus To Zeppelin

Autor: Norman Ferguson
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 9780750968386
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A must-have A-Z guide with fascinating facts, figures, quotes and statistics from the high-flying world of aviation, From Airbus to Zeppelin has it all.D is for Desert Island Discs: just what would Dambuster Guy Gibson have liked while marooned on his desert island? E is for Everest: did you know that two Scotsmen were the first to fly over the magnificent mountain? F is for Faster than the sun: which aircraft was the first to fly faster than the Earth's rotation?A must-read for anyone interested in the world of aviation - and may win the reader a pub quiz or two!


Autor: Tom D. Crouch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393326208
File Size: 30,67 MB
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A narrative history of the development of human flight discusses how the enthusiasm of various amateurs gave way to the aviation industry, citing the periods of setback and danger that marked the achievements of numerous flight pioneers. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Fun Of It

Autor: Amelia Earhart
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 0897336585
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Autobiography of the famous flyer which describes her own ambitions to become a pilot and offers advice to others.

Fly Girls

Autor: Keith O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328876721
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A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice. Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in the toughest air race of them all.

The Lost Pilots

Autor: Corey Mead
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250109256
File Size: 16,80 MB
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Corey Mead's The Lost Pilots is the saga of two star crossed pilots who soar to the greatest heights of fame, tailspin into scandal and crime, and go the ultimate lengths for a chance at redemption... During the height of the roaring twenties, Jessie Miller longs for adventure. Fleeing a passionless marriage in the backwaters of Australia, twenty-three-year-old Jessie arrives in London and promptly falls in with the Bright Young Things, those gin-soaked boho-chic intellectuals draped in suits, flapper dresses, and pearls. At a party Jessie meets Captain William Lancaster, married himself and fresh from the Royal Air Force, with a scheme in his head to become as famous as Charles Lindbergh, who has just crossed the Atlantic. Lancaster will do Lindy one better: fly from London to Melbourne, and in Jessie Miller he’s found the perfect co-pilot. Within months the two embark on a half-year journey across the globe, hopping from one colonial outpost to the next. But like world records, marriage vows can be broken, and upon their landing in Melbourne Jessie and William are not only international celebrities, but also deeply inlove. Yet the crash of 1929 catches up to even the fastest aviator, and the couple finds themselves in dire straits at their rented house on the outskirts of Miami – the bright glare of the limelight fading quickly.To make ends meet Jessie agrees to write a memoir, and picks the dashing Haden Clarke to be her ghostwriter. It’s not long before this toxic mix of bootleg booze and a handsome interloper leads to a shocking crime, a trial that rivets and scandalizes the world, and a reckless act of abandon to win back former glory. The Lost Pilots is an extraordinary true story, brought to vivid life by Corey Mead. Based on years of research, and full of adventure, forbidden passion, crime, scandal and tragedy, it is a masterwork of narrative nonfiction that firmly restores one of aviation’s leading female pioneers to her rightful place in history.

Aviation And Tourism

Autor: Dr Andreas Papatheodorou
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409485749
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This book deals exclusively with issues related to the relationship between aviation and leisure travel. It does this with an analysis of the theoretical concepts relevant to the subject area combined with a detailed investigation of current practice within the aviation and tourism industries. Each chapter is illustrated with case study material that will reinforce the understanding of the issues that are being examined.

Into The Blue American Writing On Aviation And Spaceflight

Autor: Joseph J. Corn
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598531859
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Into the Blue revisits the remarkable trajectory of Americans in air and space, gathering sixty of the best eyewitness and participant narratives from Benjamin Franklin's letters on the first hot air balloons to Chris Jones's account of being marooned on the International Space Station. Here are those who made flight happen: Orville and Wilbur Wright, self-taught pioneers whose homespun invention stunned the world; World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker, whose memoirs (excerpted here for the first time in unedited form) describe the frightening novelties of aerial combat; and daredevils like Texas barnstormer Slats Rodgers and test pilot Jimmy Collins. Ernest Hemingway offers a vivid dispatch on a 1922 flight over France, and Gertrude Stein muses on the look of America from the air; Charles A. Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart narrate their groundbreaking transatlantic flights; Ralph Ellison reflects on the experience of African American airmen at Tuskegee; William F. Buckley Jr. recounts his mishaps as an amateur pilot; Wernher von Braun envisions a space station of the future, while astronauts John Glenn, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin provide firsthand recollections of the conquest of space. Here too, among many other subjects, are scenes and episodes in the development of commercial aviation, from the hiring of the first stewardesses and the high stress lives of air traffic controllers to the new ubiquity of what Walter Kirn calls "Airworld." A thirty-two-page insert offers photographs, some previously unpublished, of the writers and their crafts.

The Dvd Book Of Flight

Autor: David Curnock
Publisher: Green Umbrella Publishing
ISBN: 9781906229849
File Size: 18,67 MB
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The compelling and inspiring story of aviation, from its earliest origins through to supersonic passenger flight and beyond, The DVD Book of Flight is written by David Curnock whose fascination with all things aviation started at an early age. Fantastic photographs highlight some of the greatest aircraft the world has seen and this title is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the story of flight.

Little Book Of Spitfire

Autor: David Curnock
Publisher: G2 Entertainment
ISBN: 9781907803024
File Size: 24,28 MB
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Little Book of Spitfire is a 128-page book fully illustrated with photographs written by David Curnock. In the history of the airplane there is one aircraft that is fully deserving of the accolade "legendary" - the Supermarine Spitfire. Against overwhelming odds in the Battle of Britain, and taking part in major actions in every operational theater in World War II, the Spitfire became a symbol of victory. Built in greater numbers than any other aircraft of the time, examples of this icon of British aviation achievement are still flying today, paying tribute to her designer and makers, and in honor of those who flew and maintained her in those dark days.

Cfi The Book A Satirical Aviation Comedy

Autor: Alex Stone
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781790668793
File Size: 12,42 MB
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An underpaid, overworked Certified Flight Instructor cheats death while attempting to teach a cast of incompetent student pilots to fly at a skeezy South Florida flight school; all in the quest to build flight time so he can get a "real job" at an airline. The planes break, the regs break, metal gets bent, students are lost at sea, and a Top Gun wannabe student, who has four hundred hours of flight instruction, still hasn't made his first solo flight. "CFI! The Book" is an over-the-top satirical aviation comedy that's loosely based on real world experiences of flight instruction, but if the FAA asks, this is all strictly fictional.