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Aircraft Dispatchers are a critical link in air safety and a viable career option for many aviators. This exciting career path is experiencing tremendous growth, placing dispatchers in high demand as the worldwide increase in air travel continues.The FAA Practical Exam for Aircraft Dispatcher is equivalent in size and scope to the Air Transport Pilot (ATP) oral exam that an airline captain must successfully complete. The Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide by Dr. David C. Ison prepares applicants for the exam with an explanation of the certification process, knowledge requirements in a question-and-answer format, and reference materials for further study.
The F-15A/C is irrefutably the most successful jet fighter of the last 30 years. Serving in the Air Forces of Israel, the United States and Saudi Arabia, it has racked up a kill ratio exceeding 105:0. Despite its age, it remains the leading operational air superiority and intercept platform in service today. The hi-tech wizardry of modern air combat detailed in this book makes for fascinating reading, even to those not immediately familiar with modern airpower, and a huge pool of previously unpublished information on both aircrafts’ combat records is uncovered.
Traces the development of Grumman Aircraft since 1929 with detailed description of each aircraft.
Traces the development of Fairey Aircraft since 1915 with detailed description of each aircraft.
When a Boeing 747 splits in two on take off, old questions resurface. Why would a Boeing 747 fall apart? What did Pan Am 103, TWA 800 and later, the Kalitta Air cargo carrier bound for Bahrain, have in common? Putting together design problems, known service issues, and questions of metal fatigue and failure, as well as examining whose interests were at stake, the author presents a highly provocative scenario to account for many of the most dramatic air accidents in recent decades, including the downing of Pan Am 103 at Lockerbie.
This title describes in detail the first aircraft – a series of piston-engined fighters – produced by the famous Mikoyan Design Bureau during and immediately after World War II. The first of these, the I-200 of 1940, entered limited production the following year as the MiG-1. This aircraft was quickly developed by 1941 into the MiG-3, a high-altitude interceptor. This book discusses these aircrafts’ operational history and describes both the standard production type and the various experimental variants including the radial-engined MiG-9, the first aircraft to bear the designation, and the refined I-230 series which never entered production.
This book gives a detailed account of the design and development of the Il-12 and the Il-14. It explains their important place in Soviet commercial aviation history and is based on research in Russian archives. The book contains numerous previously unpublished photos and line drawings.
As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. To try to cut off these lines of supply the British deployed submarines from the besieged island of Malta with the directive to sink as much merchant convoy tonnage as possible. Italy responded by sending her Torpedo boats to protect and escort Axis convoys.Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and carefully chosen archive photographs, this engaging study assesses the evolving battle between Britain’s submarines and Italy’s torpedo boats in the struggle for primacy in the Mediterranean at the height of World War II.
Karting is the single largest form of motor racing in the world, and for most drivers it has been the starting point for a career in racing. Almost every current F-1, CART, and IRL driver has some kind of karting experience, and many current professional drivers continue to race karts to keep their driving skills finely honed. All of the vital techniques such as selecting the best lines, and using braking and reference points are covered in fine detail. The book explains how to learn and understand each racecourse, and it illustrates the differences between decreasing, constant, and increasing radius turns, as well as positive, flat, and negative camber turns.
An introduction to the principles of aircraft digital and electronic systems, this book is written for anyone pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance engineering or a related aerospace engineering discipline. Suitable for those studying towards licensed aircraft maintenance engineer status as part of an EASA Part-66 or FAR-147 approved course, or those taking Aerospace Engineering City & Guilds modules, EDEXCEL National Units, EDEXCEL Higher National Units or a Degree in aircraft engineering.
Roger E. Bilstein’s Flight in America has won acclaim as the foremost history of one of the twentieth century’s landmark achievements―human flight. In this revised and expanded third edition, Bilstein chronicles changes in military, commercial, and space aviation in the 1990s. He offers a glimpse of the developments one might expect in the new millennium.
Meeting Time-Life’s usual high standards, this book tells the story of the transitional years, between the end of the large piston engined airliners, and the introduction of the 1st jet powered ones, in the 1940’s and 1950’s. This era is still influential to all of us, because, without it occuring, we could still be in a time when airline passenger service would be the territory of only the wealthy, as it was from the 20’s until the mid 50’s. Jets introduced speed, efficiency, and , most importantly, cheaper operating costs and airfares.
One day in 1932, pilot Bob Reeve, ferrying supplies to a remote Alaskan mining town, landed at his destination to find a grizzled miner eagerly awaiting his arrival. "Got my moose?" asked the oldtimer. It took Reeve a moment to recall that on his last trip he had promised to bring some snuff, a seemingly trivial request he had promptly forgotten. To his chagrin, the miner ignored his apologies and stalked off to proclaim that Reeve was "no good"–teaching the pilot a humiliating lesson in bush-flying etiquette: Always honor a promise.
Originally published on the eve of WWI, A Practical Course in Wooden Boat and Ship Building was developed to train carpenters and other woodworkers in the practical aspects of building a wooden ship.
The accurate measurement of dry bulk cargoes by a vessel can minimise considerably the risk of shortage claims and disputes. This guide outlines the methods and corrections for a draught survey to be carried out to the required accuracy. It is designed to help surveyors and recommends procedures and formulas for every circumstance likely to be encountered during the conduct of draught surveys. The UN ECE draught survey forms have been included in an effort to achieve standardisation throughout the industry.
During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil in the 1970s and ‘80s, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner transformed his city into a global model of the sustainable and livable community. From the pioneering Bus Rapid Transit system to parks designed to catch runoff and reduce flooding and the creation of pedestrian-only zones, Lerner has been the driving force behind a host of innovative urban projects. In more than forty years of work in cities around the globe, Lerner has found that changes to a community don’t need to be large-scale and expensive to have a transformative impact—in fact, one block, park, or a single person can have an outsized effect on life in the surrounding city.I
Cold-moulded wood boatbuilding predates fibreglass and has been used successfully for sailing dinghies, offshore racing yachts, fast multihulls and powerboats, and even rowing shells. It involves bonding together layers of wood veneers or thin planks to make a strong, lightweight and watertight hull. Modern glues, particularly epoxy resins, gave cold-moulding a boost and improved both its strength for weight and longevity. Strip-planking is a related technique using narrow strips of wood, and it too has been improved by modern adhesives.
“They kept it up to the very end. Only the engulfing ocean had power to drown them into silence. The band was playing ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee.’ I could hear it distinctly. The end was very close.” —CHARLOTTE COLLYER, TITANIC SURVIVORThe movies, the documentaries, the museum exhibits. They often tell the same story about the “unsinkable” Titanic, her wealthy passengers, the families torn apart, and the unthinkable end. But never before has “that glorious band”—the group of eight musicians who played on as the Titanic slipped deeper and deeper into the Atlantic Ocean—been explored in such depth.
Titanic Style explores the world of fashion and dress at the time of RMS Titanic’s famous voyage. We are taken through the wardrobes of passengers and crew of all classes and ages, from the most intimate undergarments to the warm overcoats needed on that last fearful cold night. The ship was a microcosm of post-Edwardian society, in which everyone belonged to a particular class and dressed accordingly. The luxurious attire of the ladies in first class, the cream of European and American society, was changed several times a day, while the more sober and conservative clothes of the men of all ranks subtly conveyed their status, and children were dressed to enhance their social standing.
After the doldrums of the post-war years, BMW had felt the need for a flagship grand touring coupe. The 507 of the late 1950s and the 3200 CS that replaced it in the early 1960s may not have made much money for the company, but they were a reminder of its aspirations. Then in 1964, a striking new coupe emerged from the building blocks of the latest saloon car range. The 2000 and 2000 CS, with their feisty 2-litre 4-cylinder engines, were the affordable foundation on which BMW was able to build its next generation of coupes – and what formidable machines those were! This definitive guide covers BMW’s high-performance classic coupes, tracking their rising success from 1965 to 1989 and includes full specification guides, production histories and original photography.
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