Those Magnificent First Flying Machines

Author: Charles B. Hayward
ISBN: 9780938716983
Size: 17,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This could be the most amazing book you'll ever read on early flight-a real trip back in time. Written by the aviation authorities of the day...Chanute, Lockheed, Maxim, Moedebeck, and many others present the true picture of aviation in its infancy. It features over 200 amazing photographs, 3-view drawings, detail drawings, and tables...from 1906 to 1911. You'll learn exactly how early aeroplanes were built and how they flew. Vivid descriptions of performance and handling, and the truth about their engines, will make you feel like you're at the controls! The aeroplanes of Antionette, Bleriot, Cody, Curtiss, Farman, Roe, Santos-Dumont, Voisin, the Wright Brothers and many more come alive on these pages. There's even a couple of chapters on building and flying a Bleriot and a Curtiss, a section on gliders, and how to build and fly model airplanes. It's truly amazing what had been accomplished by 1912-when every flight was an adventure. Flying was the miracle of the ages and its intrepid birdmen were the heroes and idols of the day. A better understanding of early aircraft and engines will give you a deeper appreciation of just how far we've come since flight's humble beginnings. During the first decade of the 20th Century mankind finally got off the ground. Those brave early designers and flyers discovered that the sky was not the limit-it was the gateway! They paved the way to the airplanes and the flying we enjoy today. If you love aviation and history, you'll love this book!

Those Magnificent Women And Their Flying Machines

Author: Minnie Vaid
ISBN: 9789388874588
Size: 11,10 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A fascinating look into the lives, struggles and triumphs of the women scientists who spearheaded Mangalyaan--India's mission to Mars. In late 2013, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched Mangalyaan--India's first inter-planetary mission--after just eighteen months, at a fraction of the cost of similar missions by foreign space agencies. The next year India became the first Asian nation to reach the Mars orbit and the first in the world to do so in its first attempt. This historic mission, among ISRO's other great successes, was spearheaded by the most talented, dedicated and badass group of women scientists that the world has ever seen. Nandini Harinath and Ritu Karidhal calculated the spacecraft's trajectory to Mars, besides overseeing the mission operations; Moumita Dutta and Minal Sampat designed the complex scientific instruments involved in the mission; while numerous other 'Wonder Women' have been instrumental in ISRO's other pathbreaking work. Those Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines narrates the inspiring stories of these extraordinary women: how they overcame the naysayers and gender barriers in a field dominated by men to achieve the impossible. Now India is ready to launch Gaganyaan, its first space mission with humans on board, at least one of whom will be a woman. Women in science are set to reach for the stars--and beyond.

Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying Machine

Author: Peter Bently
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 144818794X
Size: 20,39 MB
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The sheep on the hillside were munching away, Much as they always did, day after day, When suddenly something went ZOOM! overhead. “Let’s go and see what it is!” they all said. And so begins a ripping, round-the-world adventure as the sheep take to skies in a magnificent yellow flying machine...

Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying Machines

Author: Peter Bently
Editor: Andersen Press USA
ISBN: 1467749362
Size: 17,83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 169

The sheep on the hillside were munching away, much as they always did, day after day, when suddenly something went . . . ZOOM overhead! "Let's go and see what it is!" they all said. And so begins a ripping, round-the-world adventure as the magnificent sheep take to skies in their spiffing, yellow flying machine...

Those Magnificent Flying Machines

Author: Don Robertson
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780713714029
Size: 19,96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Forfatteren beretter om sine oplevelser i sin flyverkarriere, såvel som kamppilot som civil- og testpilot.

Human Factors In Multi Crew Flight Operations

Author: HarryW. Orlady
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351563440
Size: 16,29 MB
Format: PDF
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With the pace of ongoing technological and teamwork evolution across air transport, there has never been a greater need to master the application and effective implementation of leading edge human factors knowledge. Human Factors in Multi-Crew Flight Operations does just that. Written from the perspective of the well-informed pilot it provides a vivid, practical context for the appreciation of Human Factors, pitched at a level for those studying or engaged in current air transport operations. Features Include: - A unique seamless text, intensively reviewed by subject specialists. - Contemporary regulatory requirements from ICAO and references to FAA and JAA. - Comprehensive detail on the evolutionary development of air transport Human Factors. - Key statistics and analysis on the size and scope of the industry. - In-depth demonstration of the essential contribution of human factors in solving current aviation problems, air transport safety and certification. - Future developments in human factors as a 'core technology'. - Extensive appendices, glossary and indexes for ease of reference. The only book available to map the evolution, growth and future expansion of human factors in aviation, it will be the text for pilots and flight attendants and an essential resource for engineers, scientists, managers, air traffic controllers, regulators, educators, researchers and serious students.

The History Of Aviation In Trinidad Tobago 1913 1962

Author: Airports Authority of Trinidad & Tobago
Size: 10,62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Charles Kingsford Smith And Those Magnificent Men

Author: Peter FitzSimons
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730492788
Size: 16,37 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 103

The must-read story of the boy from Brisbane who became a wartime hero and aviation trailblazer. In an action-packed life, the indomitable 'Smithy' went from fighting as a soldier amid the carnage of Gallipoli and the Western Front to taking to the skies against the likes of the Red Baron - for which he won the Military Cross for gallantry - before becoming the greatest peacetime aviator of his generation. Along with Charles Ulm, he was the first to conquer the Pacific by air, the first to fly across the Tasman Sea, the fastest to fly from England to Australia, and the first pilot to circumnavigate the globe by crossing the equator. With typical flair, FitzSimons also tells the story of several breakthroughs, some made in Australia, which laid the foundation for the Wright brothers' success in 1903; the first flight across the Channel in 1908; Germany's Red Baron terrorising the Allies in 1917-18, before being shot down by an Australian; Ross and Keith Smith's first flight from England to Australia in 1919; the formation of Qantas in 1921; Lindbergh's stunning vault between America and Europe in 1927; the Great Centenary Air Race; the loss of the Southern Cloud; the saga of Bert Hinkler and much, much more... 'Undoubtedly the best aviation book I have ever read.' Dick Smith

The Balloon Factory

Author: Alexander Frater
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330478745
Size: 17,48 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 512

At the heart of his story lies the Balloon Factory, a cathedral-sized shed overlooking Farnborough Common, and its most celebrated occupant, the remarkable long-haired gun-toting ex-cowboy, Sam Cody. Frater, in a work that is part history, part travelogue, goes in search of some of the most extraordinary pioneers, including Sam Cody, John William Dunne, Sir George Cayley and Geoffrey De Havilland. His richly described and wonderfully anecdotal journey brings those magnificent men, the rock stars of their time, and the places they knew vibrantly to life. ‘Frater’s book is a treasure chest of facts wrapped in anecdotes . . . The Balloon Factory should be purchased in bulk by BA and substituted for the glossy in-flight magazine’ Literary Review ‘The Balloon Factory is the rarest of things – a thorough overview of a subject that manages to remain enjoyable and entertaining throughout.’ BBC Focus magazine ‘Alexander Frater is a renowned travel writer with an infectious interest in early aviation, a strong practical grasp of aeronautics and a gift for lyrical description . . .’ Sunday Telegraph ‘This is a beautifully written, amusing and educational tome . . . The author succeeds in really bringing the characters and events to life by visiting scenes of British aviation history, creating a real feeling for the people behind the events and doing it all in a way that you don’t need an anorak and binoculars to appreciate.’ Flyer magazine ‘One of my favourite non-fiction books of the year . . . ’ Ham & High and the Wood & Vale

Building Aeroplanes For Those Magnificent Men

Author: Allen Henry Wheeler
Editor: London : G. T. Foulis & Company Limited
Size: 13,39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Beretter om genskabelsen af historiske luftfartøjer, som blev anvendt i filmen "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines".