Stick and Rudder An Explanation of the Art of Flying

Stick and Rudder  An Explanation of the Art of Flying
Author: Wolfgang Langewiesche,Leighton Holden Collins
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 412
Release: 1944
ISBN: 9780070362406
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stick and Rudder An Explanation of the Art of Flying Book Excerpt:

In the early 1940's, Wolfgang Langewiesche wrote a series of articles in Air Facts analyzing the various aspects of piloting techniques. Based on these articles, Langewiesche's classic work on the art of flying was published in 1944. This book explains precisely what pilots do when they fly, just how they do it, and why. These basics are largely unchanging. The book applies to large airplanes and small, old airplanes and new, and is of interest not only to the learner but also to the accomplished pilot and instructor. Today, several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying.

Weekend Pilots

Weekend Pilots
Author: Alan Meyer
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN: 1421418592
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weekend Pilots Book Excerpt:

The first scholarly book to examine in detail the role of masculinity in aviation, Weekend Pilots adds new dimensions to our understanding of embedded gender and its long-term effects.

Scenario Based Training with X Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator

Scenario Based Training with X Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator
Author: Bruce Williams
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2011-12-28
ISBN: 1118233298
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scenario Based Training with X Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator Book Excerpt:

Fly toward pilot certification with these real-world scenario exercises Although PC-based flight simulations have been available for 30 years, many pilots, instructors, and flight schools don't understand how best to use these tools in real-world flight training and pilot proficiency programs. This invaluable reference bridges the gap between simulation tools and real-world situations by presenting hands-on, scenario-based exercises and training tips for the private pilot certificate and instrument rating. As the first of its kind based on FAA-Industry Training Standards (FITS), this book steers its focus on a scenario-based curriculum that emphasizes real-world situations. Experienced pilot and author Bruce Williams ultimately aims to engage the pilot, reinforce the "realistic" selling point of PC-based flight simulations, while also complementing the FAA-approved FITS syllabi. Serves as essential reading for pilots who want to make effective use of simulation in their training while expanding their skill level and enjoyment of flying Covers private pilot real-world scenarios and instrument rating scenarios Includes a guide to recommended websites and other resources Features helpful charts as well as a glossary You'll take off towards pilot certification with this invaluable book by your side.

Free Flight

Free Flight
Author: James Fallows
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-11-05
ISBN: 0786741759
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Flight Book Excerpt:

The troubles of the airline system have become acute in the post-terrorist era. As the average cost of a flight has come down in the last twenty years, the airlines have survived by keeping planes full and funneling traffic through a centralized hub-and-spoke routing system. Virtually all of the technological innovation in airplanes in the last thirty years has been devoted to moving passengers more efficiently between major hubs. But what was left out of this equation was the convenience and flexibility of the average traveler. Now, because of heightened security, hours of waiting are tacked onto each trip. As James Fallows vividly explains, a technological revolution is under way that will relieve this problem. Free Flight features the stories of three groups who are inventing and building the future of all air travel: NASA, Cirrus Design in Duluth, Minnesota, and Eclipse Aviation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. These ventures should make it possible for more people to travel the way corporate executives have for years: in small jet planes, from the airport that's closest to their home or office directly to the airport closest to where they really want to go. This will be possible because of a product now missing from the vast array of flying devices: small, radically inexpensive jet planes, as different from airliners as personal computers are from mainframes. And, as Fallows explains in a new preface, a system that avoids the congestion of the overloaded hub system will offer advantages in speed, convenience, and especially security in the new environment of air travel.

A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of Recent Air Age Education Textbooks

A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of Recent Air Age Education Textbooks
Author: United States. Civil Aeronautics Administration
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1950
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Selected and Annotated Bibliography of Recent Air Age Education Textbooks Book Excerpt:

Flying

Flying
Author: Eric Kraft
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 845
Release: 2009-03-03
ISBN: 1429938382
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flying Book Excerpt:

Critics have compared him to Proust, Pynchon, and Fred Astaire--an artful, slyly intelligent, wildly inventive observer of Americana. Now Eric Kraft has landed an ambitious comedy set both in our present and in an alternative 1950s universe--Flying. It is the tail end of the 1950s, and in the town of Babbington, New York, a young dreamer named Peter Leroy has set out to build a flying motorcycle, using a design ripped from the pages of Impractical Craftsman magazine. This two-wheeled wonder will carry him not only to such faraway places as New mexico and the Summer Institute in Mathematics, Physics, and Weaponry, but deep into the heart of commercialized American culture, and return him to Babbington a hero. More than forty years later, as Babbington is about to rebuild itself as a theme park commemorating his historic flight, Peter must return home to set the record straight, and confess that his flight did not match the legend that it inspired. Drawing together Eric Kraft's previously published Taking Off and On the Wing with the brand-new final part of the story, Flying Home, Flying is a buoyant comedy of remarkable wingspan, a hilarious story of hoaxes, digressions, do-it-yourself engineering, and the wilds of memory--and a great satire of magical thinking in America.

Handbook of Cognitive Task Design

Handbook of Cognitive Task Design
Author: Erik Hollnagel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 833
Release: 2003-06-01
ISBN: 1410607771
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cognitive Task Design Book Excerpt:

This Handbook serves as a single source for theories, models, and methods related to cognitive task design. It provides the scientific and theoretical basis required by industrial and academic researchers, as well as the practical and methodological guidance needed by practitioners who face problems of building safe and effective human-technology s

Atmospheric and Space Flight Dynamics

Atmospheric and Space Flight Dynamics
Author: Ashish Tewari
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN: 9780817643737
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atmospheric and Space Flight Dynamics Book Excerpt:

This book offers a unified presentation that does not discriminate between atmospheric and space flight. It demonstrates that the two disciplines have evolved from the same set of physical principles and introduces a broad range of critical concepts in an accessible, yet mathematically rigorous presentation. The book presents many MATLAB and Simulink-based numerical examples and real-world simulations. Replete with illustrations, end-of-chapter exercises, and selected solutions, the work is primarily useful as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate-level students.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Diane Vaughan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 022679654X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Vaughan unveils the complicated and high-pressure world of air traffic controllers as they navigate technology and political and public climates, and shows how they keep the skies so safe. When two airplanes were flown into the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, Americans watched in uncomprehending shock as first responders struggled to react to the situation on the ground. Congruently, another remarkable and heroic feat was taking place in the air: more than six hundred and fifty air traffic control facilities across the country coordinated their efforts to ground four thousand flights in just two hours—an achievement all the more impressive considering the unprecedented nature of the task. In Dead Reckoning, Diane Vaughan explores the complex work of air traffic controllers, work that is built upon a close relationship between human organizational systems and technology and is remarkably safe given the high level of risk. Vaughan observed the distinct skill sets of air traffic controllers and the ways their workplaces changed to adapt to technological developments and public and political pressures. She chronicles the ways these forces affected their jobs, from their relationships with one another and the layouts of their workspace to their understanding of their job and its place in society. The result is a nuanced and engaging look at an essential role that demands great coordination, collaboration, and focus—a role that technology will likely never be able to replace. Even as the book conveys warnings about complex systems and the liabilities of technological and organizational innovation, it shows the kinds of problem-solving solutions that evolved over time and the importance of people.

Flight

Flight
Author: Zack Scott
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 1472266722
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flight Book Excerpt:

Flight is the story of humankind's most ambitious undertaking. From thousand-year-old flying machines and the trailblazing 'birdmen' who risked their lives to test them, to the Wright brothers' legendary first flight and the iconic spacecraft of the modern era, Flight weaves together the extraordinary history of aviation with an in-depth look at the mechanics of how planes work. Sumptuously illustrated and written by a former RAF technician, this is the definitive guide to how we conquered the skies.

Contact Flying Revised Techniques for Maneuvering Flight Including Takeoff and Landing

Contact Flying Revised  Techniques for Maneuvering Flight Including Takeoff and Landing
Author: Jim Dulin
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-08-19
ISBN: 168470796X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contact Flying Revised Techniques for Maneuvering Flight Including Takeoff and Landing Book Excerpt:

The low altitude orientation of this book is different, but not difficult. The objective of this book is to teach low altitude maneuvering techniques, including the basic low ground effect takeoff, the energy management 1g regardless of bank angle turn, and the apparent brisk walk rate of closure approach, not covered in the normal flight school program. Consider the high altitude orientation of "The Myth of the Downwind Turn." In maneuvering flight, including takeoff and landing, this disrespect of wind management is dangerous. The slower groundspeed and tighter radius of the upwind portion of a turn is critical where horizontal space is limited. Attempting to maintain altitude in strong downdrafts and updrafts results in our spending more time in down air and less time in up air for a net loss in altitude and groundspeed. Thermal and orographic lift is critical for small airplanes "in" the mountains where the major portion of any cross country is maneuvering flight.

Engineering Analysis of Flight Vehicles

Engineering Analysis of Flight Vehicles
Author: Holt Ashley
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 402
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN: 0486672131
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Analysis of Flight Vehicles Book Excerpt:

Excellent graduate-level text explores virtually every important subject in the fields of subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic aerodynamics and dynamics. Demonstrates how these topics interface and complement one another in atmospheric flight vehicle design. Includes a broad selection of helpful problems. "A fine book." -- Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal. 1974 edition.

Into the Blue American Writing on Aviation and Spaceflight

Into the Blue  American Writing on Aviation and Spaceflight
Author: Joseph J. Corn
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN: 1598531859
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Blue American Writing on Aviation and Spaceflight Book Excerpt:

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.

Aviation Visual Perception

Aviation Visual Perception
Author: Randy Gibb,Rob Gray,Lauren Scharff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN: 1317176588
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aviation Visual Perception Book Excerpt:

Vision is the dominant sense used by pilots and visual misperception has been identified as the primary contributing factor in numerous aviation mishaps, resulting in hundreds of fatalities and major resource loss. Despite physiological limitations for sensing and perceiving their aviation environment, pilots can often make the required visual judgments with a high degree of accuracy and precision. At the same time, however, visual illusions and misjudgments have been cited as the probable cause of numerous aviation accidents, and in spite of technological and instructional efforts to remedy some of the problems associated with visual perception in aviation, mishaps of this type continue to occur. Clearly, understanding the role of visual perception in aviation is key to improving pilot performance and reducing aviation mishaps. This book is the first dedicated to the role of visual perception in aviation, and it provides a comprehensive, single-source document encompassing all aspects of aviation visual perception. Thus, this book includes the foundations of visual and vestibular sensation and perception; how visual perceptual abilities are assessed in pilots; the pilot's perspective of visual flying; a summary of human factors research on the visual guidance of flying; examples of specific visual and vestibular illusions and misperceptions; mishap analyses from military, commercial and general aviation; and, finally, how this knowledge is being used to better understand visual perception in aviation's next generation. Aviation Visual Perception: Research, Misperception and Mishaps is intended to be used for instruction in academia, as a resource for human factors researchers, design engineers, and for instruction and training in the pilot community.

Solo

Solo
Author: Clyde Edgerton
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-11-10
ISBN: 1565128362
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solo Book Excerpt:

A “spellbinding” memoir about the author’s passion for flying, including his stint as a combat pilot in Vietnam (Tim O’Brien, bestselling author of The Things They Carried). When Clyde Edgerton was four years old, his mother took him to the local airport to see the planes. For the boy, it was love at first sight. Eighteen years later, she would take him to the same airport to catch a flight to Texas for Air Force pilot training. Edgerton tells the story of his lifelong love affair with flying, from his childlike wonder to his job as a fighter pilot flying reconnaissance over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Now, decades after the Vietnam War, he looks back at his youthful passion for flying, at the joy he took in mastering it, at the exhilaration—and lingering anguish—of combat aviation. It is a story that will resonate with every pilot who remembers their first takeoff, first landing, and first solo flight, or any passenger who has marveled at a journey through the sky—Solo offers a “heartfelt celebration of the flying life” (The New York Times). “Spellbinding, exciting, funny, informative, moving, and beautifully, beautifully, beautifully written.” —Tim O’Brien

Mayday Over Wichita

Mayday Over Wichita
Author: D. W. Carter
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN: 1625845081
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mayday Over Wichita Book Excerpt:

The little-known story of a major catastrophe in a 1960s African American community: A “commendable, if unsettling, account.” —Richard Kluger, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Simple Justice On the cold Saturday morning of January 16, 1965, a U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker carrying thirty-one thousand gallons of jet fuel crashed into a congested African American neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas. When the fire and destruction finally subsided, forty-seven people—mostly African American children—were dead or injured, homes were completely destroyed and numerous families were splintered. As shocking as it may sound, the event was seemingly omitted from the historical record for nearly fifty years. Now, historian D. W. Carter examines the myths and realities of the crash while providing new insights about the horrific four-minute flight that forever changed the history of Kansas. Includes photographs

Aircraft Spacecraft and Related Equipment

Aircraft  Spacecraft  and Related Equipment
Author: Peder A. Andersen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aerospace industries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aircraft Spacecraft and Related Equipment Book Excerpt:

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Total Pages: 1036
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series Book Excerpt:

Change of Seasons

Change of Seasons
Author: John Oates,Chris Epting
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN: 1250082668
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change of Seasons Book Excerpt:

John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock ‘n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never abandoned their roots. John uncovers the grit and struggle it took to secure a recording contract with the legendary Atlantic Records and chronicles the artistic twists and turns that resulted in a DJ discovering an obscure album track that would become their first hit record. This is not your typical rock and roll story. John was focused creating great music. Along the way he achieved incredible success, battling the ever-changing pop music landscape and coming to terms with complex managerial, business, and personal challenges. Daryl Hall and John Oates have over 20 albums together, more than 60 million records sold, and 29 Top 40 hits. They are the most successful pop duo in the world and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And yet John’s story has never been told. Relying on his many hand-written journals, he brings to light many fascinating stories spanning his entire life with a journalist’s eye and a poet’s heart. In Change of Seasons, John shares his highs, lows, triumphs, and failures. He takes the reader on a wild ride through all the eras, personalities and music that has shaped him into what he is.

A Meaning Processing Approach to Cognition

A Meaning Processing Approach to Cognition
Author: John Flach,Fred Voorhorst
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN: 100076253X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Meaning Processing Approach to Cognition Book Excerpt:

A cognitive psychologist and an industrial design engineer draw on their own experiences of cognition in the context of everyday life and work to explore how people attempt to find practical solutions for complex situations. The book approaches these issues by considering higher-order relations between humans and their ecologies such as satisfying, specifying, and affording. This approach is consistent with recent shifts in the worlds of technology and product design from the creation of physical objects to the creation of experiences. Featuring a wealth of bespoke illustrations throughout, A Meaning Processing Approach to Cognition bridges the gap between controlled laboratory experiments and real-world experience, by questioning the metaphysical foundations of cognitive science and suggesting alternative directions to provide better insights for design and engineering. An essential read for all students of Ecological Psychology or Cognitive Systems Design, this book takes the reader on a journey beyond the conventional dichotomy of mind and matter to explore what really matters.