Behind The Flight Deck Door

Author: Brett Manders
ISBN: 9780648235606
Size: 18,77 MB
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Ever wondered what goes on inside the cockpit of a passenger plane? Ever wanted to know how a jet engine works or what happens if a plane is struck by lightning? Behind the Flight Deck Door provides insider knowledge about everything you have ever wanted to ask a pilot! Since 9/11, flight decks of modern airliners have become off-limits to the flying public. This is despite the fact every year more people take to the skies than ever before. Pilot Brett Manders wants to help you become a savvy traveller by providing insider tips, expert knowledge, and an understanding of what goes on behind the scenes to get you up in the air. All told with a dash of humor, this book will demystify the art of airline travel, address those urban legends, and settle the nerves of any anxious flyers. Simple, concise explanations cover a multitude of things passengers have asked Brett and his colleagues over the years. What is a small technical delay? Can the cabin door be opened mid-flight? How much do pilots really earn and do they get free flights? Can you get stuck to the toilet? Is it still possible to view the flight deck? Brett Manders is a pilot with an Australian Airline. He has over 10,000 hours flying experience on Airbus A320, A321, A330 and Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft. Praise for Behind the Flight Deck Door "Brett's uncomplicated, honest, and easy to understand book is a welcome addition on any flight. It offers an enlightening point of view of the all-important necessity of air travel with rare glimpses of the secret world airline pilots inhabit." JULIE POSTANCE, AUTHOR, BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIERS "I really enjoyed reading this as it is an easy read, and really relatable and quite entertaining. As a nervous flyer myself it was quite interesting and reassuring to read all the different things that go on behind the scenes and learn about the ins and outs of flying." SARAH EMERSON, NERVOUS FLYER "This book has so much valuable knowledge that every passenger wants to know and ask. So many things about aircraft, airlines and airports are such a mystery to many people, it is nice to have it explained is simple terms. After reading, I feel lots of little things that bothered me have been put in perspective and it has helped my fear of flying significantly. Behind the Flight Deck Door is a must have book for anyone who travels on airlines!" NISHA SHARMA, NERVOUS FLYER

And That S The Way It Was By Dawn S Early Light

Author: Trent C. Young
ISBN: 1411641876
Size: 15,19 MB
Format: PDF
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This work is an accounting of our governments return to Vietnam in 1973 to execute 963 American soldiers that were AWOL and deserters. It is an expose of a government that lied to the American people, and the story of what makes a person capable of executing fellow Americans and living with knowledge for over thirty years.This book is for those that have asked questions about what happened to the named and unnamed soldiers who were unaccounted for after the Vietnam War. Those soldiers that are listed as Missing in Action, Killed in Action, or Prisoners of War, who are really in a mass grave just outside of Saigon, Vietnam.

Fly The Plane

Author: David Christopher Meitzler
ISBN: 9781732930797
Size: 17,66 MB
Format: PDF
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Read about what goes on beyond the door to the flight deck. This non-fiction book is a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the airline interview, training, testing, workday, and lifestyle of a pilot, as told through the personal experiences of the author. This is a personal story and journey but by reading it you will likely learn about the business of flying, of being an airline pilot, and you will have a better understanding of an airline pilot's life. First rule for pilots: FLY THE PLANE!

A Dragon Defanged

Author: Robert Lockwood
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479743844
Size: 15,23 MB
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Democratic President Earl Eastwood seeks re-election against the formidable Connecticut Governor Sophia Kallias, a Republican moderate with winning appeal to the critical independent vote. A unifi ed Third World infl uenced by China offers him the global presidency at the United Nations, if he loses the US race. Eastwoods dependency on China curdles his loyalties. He needs Chinas endorsement for the UN job. And Chinese foreign investment is the only viable source of job growth in a badly recessed US economy. The Chinese recruit the fi nancial wizardry of Swiss-based Nikos Rallis to fashion a Swiss-Brazilian network of equity funds. The network launders US investments of Chinese-owned Brazilian companies. They covertly acquire control of Canadian and US shale oil and gas stakes and their pipeline conduits. The network then infi ltrates critical US defense technology sources. Eastwood, a brilliant political tactician and the fi rst African-American president, must act forcefully as he learns of the Chinese scheme. His rigid, West Point ethics are challenged by ambition, and his complicated romantic life.

Night Over Water

Author: Ken Follett
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330525271
Size: 14,67 MB
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Set during the outbreak of the Second World War, Night Over Water is about a perilous journey across the Atlantic to escape Britain, from the number one bestseller and master of the historical thriller, Ken Follett. The Eve of War Britain has just declared war against Nazi Germany. In Southampton, the world’s most luxurious airliner, the Pan American Clipper, takes off on its final flight to neutral New York – a haven for those fleeing the conflict. A Disparate Group Flees The passengers aboard the plane each have their own reasons for leaving Britain. Amongst them are an English aristocrat fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist running away from the Nazis; a murderer returning under FBI escort; a wife escaping her controlling husband; and a devious thief determined to keep his spoils. A Journey into Danger Trapped on the plane, with only their fellow passengers for company, their journey over the Atlantic becomes increasingly fraught. Especially when it becomes apparent a plot is unfolding that may endanger all of their lives . . .

National Security

Author: Marc Cameron
Editor: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786037067
Size: 15,33 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 800

"Fascinating characters with action off-the-charts. Masterful. . .an entertaining romp." —Steve Berry When Terrorism Goes Viral, One Man Goes Ballistic. They can strike anytime, anywhere. A public landmark. A suburban shopping mall. And now, the human body itself. Three Middle Eastern terrorists have been injected with a biological weapon, human time bombs unleashed on American soil. They are prepared to die. To spread their disease. To annihilate millions. If America hopes to fight this enemy from within, we need a new kind of weapon. Meet Special Agent Jericho Quinn. Air Force veteran. Champion boxer. Trained assassin. Hand-picked for a new global task force that, officially, does not exist, Quinn answers only to the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. President himself. His methods are as simple, and as brutal, as his codename. The Hammer. “One of the hottest new authors in the thriller genre.” —Brad Thor “Lots and lots of action . . . the ultimate suspense from the word ‘go.’ Jericho Quinn is most definitely one of the best characters in the thriller realm. Incredibly awesome.” —Suspense Magazine

Hard Fall

Author: Ridley Pearson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1401305164
Size: 19,55 MB
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The tragic bombing of EuroTours Flight 1023 was big news. To FBI Agent Cam Daggett it was more than that. It was personal. His parents and son were on that plane. And for two years he's been after the killer who did it. All he has to go on is a name: Anthony Kort . . . and the knowledge that Kort is in the United States with a detonator no airport security can detect. HE MUST BE STOPPED. Daggett's colleagues at the Bureau and his girlfriend tell him his vendetta has become an obsession. They suggest he leave the investigation to other agents, in order to keep it objective. But having painstakingly constructed a portrait of the terrorist, Daggett believes he's now the only one with any chance of predicting Kort's next target. A novel of madness and revenge, Hard Fall begs readers to fasten their seatbelts.

The Land Beyond Time Adventure In The Amazon

Author: Alexander Molnar Jr.
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462810802
Size: 15,30 MB
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The Land Beyond Time is a non-stop, fast paced, action packed adventure that takes place in the jungles of the Amazon River. It is a story about traitors, sabotage, espionage, greed, hate, love and romance, cold blooded murder, and justice. It is the story about the trials and tribulations of a dozen human beings whos sabotaged aircraft crashes into the Amazon jungle. The crash survivors, 6 men and 6 women, including 2 drug cartel bosses, being extradited to the US, now must compete against their individual fears, each other and those unknown unexplained challenges facing them in the hot, wet, dangerous jungle. The terrifying but strange animals that abound there, like the giant spiders, boars, anacondas, and crocodiles; two hostile tribes and the headhunters; a Colombian drug cartel group of professional killers coming to rescue their bosses; and a small, but elite team of US Marines conducting search and rescue operations for the crash survivors; all are tossed together in the jungles of the Amazon. Our adventure begins during December 1999, in Lima, Peru, when a US military aircraft (C141) preparing to take a number of government passengers back to the US, is commandeered by an Embassy official. He orders the aircraft to take on10 additional passengers, including two recently captured Colombian drug lords being extradited to the US. Hours into the flight the plane is sabotaged by someone onboard and it crashes into the Amazon River dumping the survivors into the hostile terrain north of Manaus, Brazil. Two of the 12 crash survivors are immediately separated from the main group and have adventures of their own to contend just to remain alive. The remaining survivors are captured by one of two hostile tribes (the Ingou and Sangou). The survivors are taken to the Ingou village and interrogated, while second tribe prepares to attack the Ingou village to pre-empt an escaped prisoners arrival there, who possesses information which could change the delicate balance of power in the jungle. Back in Peru, an Embassy official is fingered as an espionage agent for the major drug cartel. The official gets nervous and runs to his new bosses in Colombia. Meanwhile, the cartel sends 24 professional killers to retrieve their two drug bosses from the sabotaged aircraft. Their additional instructions are to eliminate all the remaining passengers. When the aircraft fails to show up at Manaus as planned, the cartels killers immediately begin a search pattern, and within hours of finding the crashed aircraft, their journey begins. Back in Lima, the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Marine Security Guard (MSG) Detachment, a friend of Al Ranlom, a former Marine who is aboard the missing aircraft, hears of the espionage and the plane crash. Not one to stand by and watch, the NCOIC forms an unofficial search and rescue team, which picks up the trail of the missing craft and her survivors. The dangers to all involved: the survivors, the cartels professional killers and the Marine Security Detachment rescuers, are found in every turn they take. They are all around them, in the trees, at ground level, on, under and above the waterways, swamps and mangroves. These hazards eat away at their self confidence, and tears at their moral fabric. They are tested continuously, passing one test only to encounter another challenge. If it isnt attacks by giant spiders, anacondas, and crocodiles, its tigers, flesh eating worms and blood sucking bats. Or its problems from hostile tribes or from the natural environment, like earthquakes and lava flows or from the failure of their sophisticated equipment, like the GPS systems, radios, and walkie-talkie

Alguien Vol Sobre El Nido Del Cuco

Author: Ken Kesey
ISBN: 9788434584679
Size: 10,82 MB
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Space Nation

Author: Mike Giesinger
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426930011
Size: 12,94 MB
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In a time when much of the worlds nations have become a conglomeration of police states and oppressive regimes, embroiled in counter-terrorism, insurgencies and rebellions, one man leads a group of people from an island in the high Arctic, leading to the orbit of Mars, the wind-swept glaciers of Antarctica and finally, an island-nation in the South Pacific. Marcus Gowan, is in possession of a secret, unknown technology first acquired by his late, adoptive father and after building the spacecraft Destiny, prepares to initiate his dream of gaining a permanent foothold in space to fulfill his ambition to claim Humanitys birthright to the stars. Before Gowan can launch the Destiny, a false-warrant is issued for his arrest on suspicion of inciting an insurgency, domestic terrorism, and violations pertaining to the United Nations UNISPACE 5 Treaty. An elite, anti-terrorist team, lead by the tough and no-nonsense Major Dennis Manning, has been tapped to apprehend Gowan. Adversaries Manning and Gowan must put aside their differences and work together to prevent the technologywhich governments of the world would vie, steal, kill, and go to war to possessfrom being perverted into the ugliest weapons the world has ever seen.