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Little Book Of Aviation

Autor: Norman Ferguson
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752492853
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The Little Book of Aviation is a collection of facts, figures and interesting stories from the world of flight. Sad, humorous, baffling and astounding stories abound, from the pioneering days of the Wright Brothers to the present day, and covering everything from great milestones, famous names who’ve served, and the greatest of aircraft icons; phantom pilots and aircraft and a glossary of slang; the origins of plane-spotting and unusual aircraft names; great feats and enduring mysteries; lucky escapes and great aircraft in the movies... the trivia is limitless and will appeal to everyone, whether you want help telling your Spitfire from your Messerschmitt or you know a Spitfire I from a Spitfire II!

The Little Book Of Flight

Autor: David Curnock
Publisher: G2. Records
ISBN: 9781909217218
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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.


Autor: Reg Grant
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465469362
File Size: 6,80 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.

Cleared For Takeoff Aviation English Made Easy

Autor: Liz Mariner
Publisher: Ae Link Publications
ISBN: 9780692636831
File Size: 12,25 MB
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Cleared for Takeoff: Aviation English Made Easy is the second book in the comprehensive Mariner Method(tm) series. Author Liz Mariner presents the sensible approach she has been using with remarkable success in pilot training and English for aviation classrooms all over the world for the last 20 years. Cleared for Takeoff has been designed not as a textbook, but as a workbook for use in the ESL or flight training classroom or as a tool for individual study. Students will benefit from group learning exercises and working in pairs or individually by following the simple instructions. The essential Aviation English text for your pilot training or air traffic control training program, Cleared for Takeoff is the proven, practical approach. The accompanying audio recordings accurately recreates the environment pilots and controllers encounter. Students will gain extensive listening practice and opportunities to practice speaking what they have learned from the wide variety of interactive exercises. The audio recordings are embedded in the iBook version, downloadable in the kindle and pdf versions, and in the print version. In this book, students will understand and use the most common terms in: Communications with air traffic control Student and instructor communications Airport features and the traffic pattern Aircraft features The ATIS The basics of flight

Cleared For Takeoff

Autor: Rowland White
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145214348X
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All of aviation's dangerous, exciting, and most courageous moments are featured within this stunning compendium on flight. Packed with stories of heroic and innovative pioneers, fascinating profiles of remarkable planes from Spitfires to space shuttles, and how-to instructions for making everything from origami helicopters to bottle rockets—all accompanied by sensational photographs, illustrations, and diagrams—Cleared for Takeoff promises to astonish, entertain, and fire the imaginations of everyone with their head in the clouds.

1001 Aviation Facts

Autor: Mike Machat
Publisher: Specialty Press
ISBN: 1580072445
File Size: 24,32 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.

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

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.

My Little Book Of Aircraft

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

Cockpit Confidential

Autor: Patrick Smith
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402280939
File Size: 25,93 MB
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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 web's popular Ask the Pilot feature, separates the 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 congestion, delays, 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 also 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. It's the ideal book for frequent flyers, nervous passengers, and global travelers. Refreshed and vastly expanded from the original Ask the Pilot, with approximately 75 percent new material.

Alis The Aviator

Autor: Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 1101919051
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An A to Z of planes past and present, this book has stunning cut-paper art and a cute-as-a-button guide named Alis. Named for Dr. Alis Kennedy, the first Indigenous female commercial pilot in Canada, Alis will take you on an aviation tour from the Avro Arrow to the Zeppelin and everything in between. Meticulously researched and uniquely crafted, this is a one-of-a-kind book that will delight aviation fans big and little.


Autor: Tom D. Crouch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393326208
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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.

Fundamentals Of International Aviation

Autor: Suzanne K. Kearns
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351780662
File Size: 29,79 MB
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International aviation is a massive and complex industry that is crucial to our global economy and way of life. Fundamentals of International Aviation, designed for the next generation of aviation professionals, flips the traditional approach to aviation education. Instead of focusing on one career in one country, it has been designed to introduce the aviation industry on a global scale with a broad view of all the interconnected professional groups. Therefore, this is an appropriate introductory book for any aviation career (including aviation regulators, maintenance engineers, pilots, flight attendants, airline managers, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, and airport managers among many others). Each chapter of this text introduces a different cross-section of the industry, from air law to operations, security to remotely-piloted aircraft (drones). A variety of learning tools are built into each section, including case studies that describe an aviation accident related to the content of each chapter. This book provides a foundation of aviation industry awareness that will support the next generation as they choose a career path that best aligns with their interests and ambitions. It also offers current professionals an enriched understanding of the practices and challenges between the many interconnected professional groups that make up the rich fabric of international aviation. Online slides and a test bank are available as an eResource for this book, which can be found at

Aircraft Glass Cockpit Operation Maintenance

Autor: Bruce Bessette
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781479306008
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Aircraft Glass Cockpit Operation and Maintenance is an introduction into aircraft glass cockpit systems. The book is written for all technicians who want to learn about the more complex indicating systems. If you are an A&P that desires to learn more about the modern aircraft they are working. Or if your are a technician from Canada or Europe this book will help you with the Advanced Avionics segment for certification. This book will help anyone who wants to learn more about how all of the navigation and indicating flight systems "talk" to each other or just to look into the complication world of a modern aircraft cockpit. This book covers how a cathode ray tube works and the new light emitting diode and liquid crystal display systems. In this book, you will also learn about the new heads-up guidance systems that are now becoming standard in large aircraft. This book begins with the progression of glass displays into cockpits to how these complicated systems communicate with the crew and the aircraft flight management systems. Starting with the cathode ray tube, to liquid crystal to light emitting diodes this book teaches how these displays operate and how they might fail. This book will provide an aircraft general familiarization courses on the glass instrument indicating systems for a variety of aircraft. For general aviation aircraft this book covers the Garmin g 1000 system for air carrier aircraft there are sections for the Boeing 757 and 737 or the Bombardier CRJ and Challenger indication systems. With just under 300 pages of full color 8 1/2 by 11 this book is full of drawings and diagrams to help visualize, in simple terms, the complex systems that are becoming standard for aircraft manufactured today.

Once A Jock Always A Jock

Autor: Earl Rogers
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500504304
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Definition: Jock n. (informal): A pilot or astronaut, an abbreviation of jockey as in throttle jockey or jet jockey. "Once a Jock . . . Always a Jock" is a compilation of three hundred stories written by the first postwar generation of Naval Aviators who began their training in late 1945 as teenagers fresh out of high school. A 16 week Pre-Flight school started the clock running on a two year contract where each future Navy pilot held the rank of Aviation Midshipman, USN. The clock was still running when they earned their gold wings and were assigned to fleet squadrons. These Flying Midshipmen flew every aircraft in the Navy's arsenal. Eventually they were sworn in as commissioned officers and went on to participate in every major aviation event from the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, and the Cold War to the conflict in Vietnam. Readers of these stories will discover what motivated 3,000 high school kids to fly for the Navy. They will learn what it was like to be a Flying Midshipman at the bottom of the pecking order aboard ship or as a pilot in an aircraft squadron. Today's young pilots will gain some useful knowledge about training mishaps and accidents that could have been avoided. They will be thrilled by accounts of My First Corsair Flight or My First Jet Flight or My First Cat Shot. They might reflect on the sobering story of Jesse Brown, the African American who broke the color barrier in Naval Aviation the same year that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. Those who have flown as civilian or military pilots will find themselves in the narrow escapes and the humor in the aftermath of bad judgment, and above all, in their great love of flying. They will learn what it is like to land a battle damaged fighter on an aircraft carrier in bad weather or how a pilot blinded by enemy flak was guided by his friend to successful wheels-up landing. Reading these stories, veteran flyers may remember the long monotonous anti-submarine and maritime patrols that ended in moments of stark terror. Anyone who never sat in the left seat of a flying boat may be surprised to know that seaplane pilots had to supplement their flying skills with a firm knowledge of seamanship. They can read about it in Chapter 16, Flying Boat Jocks. Of course the book has stories for helicopter jocks and transport pilots and instrument pilots and flying in all kinds of climate from the arctic to the tropics. For the poetry minded, there are some of those too. These stories should appeal to anyone who has ever dreamed about flying. And most important, 100% of the proceeds from sales of the book will be directed to the Flying Midshipmen Endowment Fund for support of the Youth Aviation Training Program aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.

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.

The Aircraft Book

Autor: Philip Whiteman
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781409364801
File Size: 13,33 MB
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An action-packed ride through the history of aircraft The Aircraft Book is all about the men, machines, and landmark technology behind the most iconic aircraft from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Concorde. Featuring over 1,000 of the greatest military and commercial aircraft in the world, this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution over the past 10 decades. A captivating, international view of aircraft through time from Germany's Zeppelins to the USA's 'Blackbird' with histories of how famous marques like Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of the legendary planes to see just what powers their performance. The Aircraft Book is essential for aviation buffs, covering the enduring impact that aircraft has on society as an object of curiosity, a symbol of luxury, and an essential weapon of war.


Autor: R. G. Grant
ISBN: 9781405317689
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From the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage and the tragic crash of the Columbia, this title presents the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, it explores almost every aspect of flight.

The Lost Pilots

Autor: Corey Mead
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250109256
File Size: 16,32 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.