Dream Aircraft

Author: Barry Schiff
ISBN: 9781560276807
Size: 53.28 MB
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Dream Aircraft. In Barry Schiff's flying career he has more than 26,000 hours in almost 300 types of aircraft, and has received worldwide recognition for his wide-ranging accomplishments. A rated Airline Transport Pilot at 21, he has earned every FAA category and class rating (except airship) and nearly every instructor's rating. During his 34-year career with Trans World Airlines (TWA) he flew everything from the Lockheed Constellation to the Boeing 747 and was a check captain on the Boeing 767. His experience and passion for aircraft has made him one of the most sought-after aviation journalists in the world. This book documents his experience flying the aircraft pilot enthusiasts dream of flying, supported with beautiful and rare photography of these exciting birds.

Building And Flying Model Aircraft

Author: Robert Schleicher
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048615677X
Size: 27.62 MB
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Building And Flying Model Aircraft. Richly illustrated manual introduces beginners to basic aerodynamic principles and all aspects of model-building — from paint and tissue covering to radio-control flying.

Leveraging Information Technology For Optimal Aircraft Maintenance Repair And Overhaul Mro

Author: Anant Sahay
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857091433
Size: 55.86 MB
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Leveraging Information Technology For Optimal Aircraft Maintenance Repair And Overhaul Mro . Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) requires unique information technology to meet the challenges set by today’s aviation industry. How do IT services relate to aircraft MRO, and how may IT be leveraged in the future? Leveraging Information Technology for Optimal Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) responds to these questions, and describes the background of current trends in the industry, where airlines are tending to retain aircraft longer on the one hand, and rapidly introducing new genres of aircraft such as the A380 and B787, on the other. This book provides industry professionals and students of aviation MRO with the necessary principles, approaches and tools to respond effectively and efficiently to the constant development of new technologies, both in general and within the aviation MRO profession. This book is designed as a primer on IT services for aircraft engineering professionals and a handbook for IT professionals servicing this niche industry, highlighting the unique information requirements for aviation MRO and delving into detailed aspects of information needs from within the industry. Provides practical and realistic solutions to real-world problems Presents a global perspective of the industry and its relationship with dynamic information technology Written by a highly knowledgeable and hands on practitioner in this niche field of Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Design Projects

Author: Lloyd R. Jenkinson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080498957
Size: 51.40 MB
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Aircraft Design Projects. Written with students of aerospace or aeronautical engineering firmly in mind, this is a practical and wide-ranging book that draws together the various theoretical elements of aircraft design - structures, aerodynamics, propulsion, control and others - and guides the reader in applying them in practice. Based on a range of detailed real-life aircraft design projects, including military training, commercial and concept aircraft, the experienced UK and US based authors present engineering students with an essential toolkit and reference to support their own project work. All aircraft projects are unique and it is impossible to provide a template for the work involved in the design process. However, with the knowledge of the steps in the initial design process and of previous experience from similar projects, students will be freer to concentrate on the innovative and analytical aspects of their course project. The authors bring a unique combination of perspectives and experience to this text. It reflects both British and American academic practices in teaching aircraft design. Lloyd Jenkinson has taught aircraft design at both Loughborough and Southampton universities in the UK and Jim Marchman has taught both aircraft and spacecraft design at Virginia Tech in the US. * Demonstrates how basic aircraft design processes can be successfully applied in reality * Case studies allow both student and instructor to examine particular design challenges * Covers commercial and successful student design projects, and includes over 200 high quality illustrations

To Sleep Perchance To Dream

Author: Rex Lynn
Publisher: Ibis Books and Audio LLC
ISBN: 0988927403
Size: 30.41 MB
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To Sleep Perchance To Dream. It is the 1960s. This teenage boy sails with the Merchant Marine, mines for gold in Colorado, and goes on a special mission in Vietnam. Every time he sleeps, he lives a different life.

Thunderbolt To War

Author: John Anderson
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Size: 22.96 MB
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Thunderbolt To War. Thunderbolt to War gives a remarkable personal insight into the structure and operations of a leading USAAF Fighter Squadron in Britain during the Second World War. This theme is explored through the recorded thoughts and feelings of Clint Sperry, a skilled fighter pilot who was seconded to England with the 353rd Fighter Group—the rarely celebrated workhorse of Eighth Fighter Command. Despite the relative anonymity of the Group, the names of its charismatic leaders still resonate today, including the eighteen-victory ace Walter Beckham and the aggressive Glenn E. Duncan. Clint and his colleagues suffered many frustrating and perilous experiences during the war; they encountered enemy fighters, flak, treacherous weather, and mechanical problems throughout the bloody battles over Europe. To survive was a lottery, but Clint’s experience and aptitude served him well. This account follows the soaring successes and devastating traumas that Clint experienced, culminating in a vivid picture of a fighter pilot’s war. He flew 106 missions in his favoured P47 Thunderbolt, and was credited with destroying or probably destroying five enemy aircraft—in addition to destroying many targets on the ground by strafing and bombing. Clint was awarded three DFCs for his courage, and gained the enduring respect of his son, Steve, and his friend, John Anderson. Their richly illustrated account of his life pays tribute to a true American hero. Illustrations: 118 black-and-white illustrations

The Dream Machine

Author: Richard Whittle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416563199
Size: 77.13 MB
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The Dream Machine. WHEN THE MARINES decided to buy a helicopter-airplane hybrid “tiltrotor” called the V-22 Osprey, they saw it as their dream machine. The tiltrotor was the aviation equivalent of finding the Northwest Passage: an aircraft able to take off, land, and hover with the agility of a helicopter yet fly as fast and as far as an airplane. Many predicted it would reshape civilian aviation. The Marines saw it as key to their very survival. By 2000, the Osprey was nine years late and billions over budget, bedeviled by technological hurdles, business rivalries, and an epic political battle over whether to build it at all. Opponents called it one of the worst boondoggles in Pentagon history. The Marines were eager to put it into service anyway. Then two crashes killed twenty- three Marines. They still refused to abandon the Osprey, even after the Corps’ own proud reputation was tarnished by a national scandal over accusations that a commander had ordered subordinates to lie about the aircraft’s problems. Based on in-depth research and hundreds of interviews, The Dream Machine recounts the Marines’ quarter-century struggle to get the Osprey into combat. Whittle takes the reader from the halls of the Pentagon and Congress to the war zone of Iraq, from the engineer’s drafting table to the cockpits of the civilian and Marine pilots who risked their lives flying the Osprey—and sometimes lost them. He reveals the methods, motives, and obsessions of those who designed, sold, bought, flew, and fought for the tiltrotor. These stories, including never before published eyewitness accounts of the crashes that made the Osprey notorious, not only chronicle an extraordinary chapter in Marine Corps history, but also provide a fascinating look at a machine that could still revolutionize air travel.