Dream Aircraft

Author: Barry Schiff
ISBN: 9781560276807
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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: 57.75 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.

The Flying Man

Author: Richard Byers
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623494656
Size: 74.85 MB
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The Flying Man. Hugo Junkers (1859–1935) was a German engineer and aircraft designer generally credited as the pioneer of all-metal airplanes. His company, Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG, more commonly referred to simply as “Junkers,” became a major German aircraft manufacturer based in Dessau. From humble beginnings producing boilers and radiators, by World War II the company was producing some of the most successful Luftwaffe planes, including the Ju 88, the primary bomber of the German air force. Hugo Junkers himself, however, was a socialist pacifist who saw aviation as a way to unify the world. Soon after the Nazi party came to power in 1933, Junkers was forced to surrender his patents, found his holdings seized by the state, and was placed under house arrest. He died in 1935, a “tortured genius” exiled from his life’s work but, perhaps fortunately, spared from seeing his inventions destructively unleashed across Europe. No biography of Junkers has been published to date. Author Richard Byers now fills that void with this compelling narrative of a man and his machines. Flying Man is a contribution not only to the history of aviation but also adds to our understanding of the consolidation of power in Germany’s march toward World War II.

After The Dream

Author: Stan Mason
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1783334649
Size: 56.65 MB
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After The Dream. Diana is married to a high-ranking Civil Servant who is a workaholic and he neglects her badly. Diana takes part in an experiment after receiving hospital treatment on her holiday. In due course, she notices that everyone else is getting old but she is still remaining young and beautiful. When she visits the scientist, he tells her that the experiment is one where, if successful, she will live to almost two hundred years of age and remain exactly as she looks at present for all that time.

Leveraging Information Technology For Optimal Aircraft Maintenance Repair And Overhaul Mro

Author: Anant Sahay
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857091433
Size: 35.34 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

The Dream Machine

Author: Richard Whittle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416563199
Size: 54.99 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.

Aircraft Design Projects

Author: Lloyd R. Jenkinson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080498957
Size: 62.93 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

Night Dreams Of Passing Memories

Author: John Kadiba
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462887392
Size: 24.81 MB
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Night Dreams Of Passing Memories. In this autobiography John kadiba narrates the story of his unique life's history. The book brings together various elements of his experiences in his symbolic journey from his traditional village in Papua New Guinea, through other destinations and his settlement in North Australia. The book is a rich tapestry of Kadiba's story. It records the momentous events in his life, various places he has travelled through, signifi cant people in his life, his spiritual life and thought, and his cultural roots which have shaped him as an individual. The book tells of his childhood, his schooling and his education. Kadiba sees his schooling and search for education as a decisive thread in his symbolic journey which eventually takes him to settle in North Australia away from his people and culture. Growing up in the colonial era, the book traces his journey through many changes in PNG during the colonial and post-colonial times. The story also recounts his long and at times, troubled association with religious institutions both in PNG and Australia. In many ways the book portrays a very personal story. It tells of Kadiba's family life, his courtship and marriage, death in the family, and his children growing up in contemporary multicultural Australia.

The Dream Stealers

Author: Joe Hutchison
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595511090
Size: 35.12 MB
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The Dream Stealers. Stephen King said, "Writing is an act of self-hypnosis, and in that state a kind of total emotional recall takes place." THE DREAM STEALERS started out to be a long letter to my children, but as I got into the writing it evolved into a novel. I was able to relive all the sweet and bitter years of a half century ago. From the beautiful women, the club singing, the Navy camaraderie, and even the months I spent in a Naval hospital. As I delved into the writing, I could recall events and word for word conversations that I'd long ago forgotten. And then in my later years re-experiencing the preciousness of my first true love and the hurt of living the adage, "History tends to repeat itself." However, another adage applies: "Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved." "...let's just be glad we had some time to spend together..." {For The Good Times}

A Dream Of Nigeria

Author: Kevin Etta
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469116969
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A Dream Of Nigeria. A Dream of Nigeria is a collection of published essays examining governance in Nigeria from 2002 to 2005, during Nigeria's current civil-rule dispensation. It is firstly a historical and political assessment of the nature and impact of governance during this period on the social, economic, and spiritual fortunes of the Nigerian peoples. Secondly, it is a whisper, a prayer, and a clarion call for the peoples of Nigeria in particular and Africa in general to reach for something higher than themselves, a set of higher values, forming the basis for good governance, improved service delivery, and civic responsibility at all levels, and creating a more stable political foundation for proper democratization.