The Naked Pilot

Author: David Beaty

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973264

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 9781

Investigations into the causes of aircraft accidents have for decades focused on what happened and who did it -- very rarely Why? It is the question Why? that David Beaty has addressed here, fighting the misnomer of 'pilot error' and propounding that the cause should be sought deeper inside human beings who make apparently simple human errors. The Naked Pilot makes fascinating and compulsive reading. It should be compulsory reading for all trainee and experienced pilots alike, as well as air traffic controllers, corporate managers and aircraft manufacturers. -- Business Aviation

The Naked Pilot

How a Scotsman Crashed a Messerschmitt on North Weald

Author: James Hardie

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504939417

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 3892

Have you ever wanted to take off, climb, and cruise on a sixty-two-year-old, rebuilt Messerschmitt 208 (Nord 1101)? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the only Scotsman to crash a Messerschmitt on the famous Battle of Britain airfield in North Weald? Read about my home-made, cardboard simulator and my experience learning to fly an old aeroplane on the sofa. And also read about making films such as First Aerial Voyage in Scotland, Vincenzo Lunardi – 1786 by strapping a camera to the floor of the cockpit. Find out about the shed in Skelmorlie, which is like the shed in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, where the naked pilots Wilbur and Orville Wright worked. There, the wind was steady and strong. It was a bit like deciding to go out on the machair in Islay and putting up a frail, wooden shed that had been transported to the island by a Clyde puffer. Come on a journey with Amy Johnson, Saint-Exupéry, and Bill Burns. And then come back to earth. You have to ride a Velocette LE motorcycle with the same power in its engine as the Pope Toledo in the Wright brothers’ first powered aeroplane! “On the ferry back to Sandpoint the LE Velo won’t start on the handstart but once the ferry is empty – I can run and jump and push the bike into life and burble through the gloaming in the best Brigadoon style. I push the Velocette straight into the shed among the aeroplane parts – is there any Bowmore left?”

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857431797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 590

View: 745

Provides biographical information on key novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics throughout the world.

Operation: Baby

Author: Barbara Bretton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459267648

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1586

He was tall, dark…and naked! Samantha Wilde had never seen a man who could make her swoon—until she saw her pilot out of uniform. One look at the guy and she didn't see the storm clouds brewing; by then they'd crash-landed into a romantic, lush field—and she was in his arms. Only after she knew every inch of his body did she learn he was Duncan Stewart, the man she'd sought to save her family business. Too bad Duncan was the sexiest man she'd ever seen; she vowed she'd never see him again…. But then, three months and three minutes later, she looked at her home pregnancy test and saw that undeniable, unmistakable blue dot….

The Patience of Hope

Author: Dora Greenwell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian life

Page: 171

View: 3765


Flying Airplanes: For Fun and Money!

Author: Nathaniel Erman


ISBN: 0578034387

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 7984

Those of you wanting to fly airplanes for a living, look no further: “Flying Airplanes for Fun and Money!†is the ultimate career guide for the aspiring professional pilot. Nathaniel Erman, an airline pilot and flight instructor, guides you through the career-building process with practicality and common sense, saving you both time and money along the way. If you’ve ever dreamt of a career in professional aviation, this guide is a must have.

The Patience of Hope

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christianity, Personal

Page: 171

View: 2284


The Naked Mountie

The Naked Mountie

Author: David A. Kift

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147972890X

Category: Drama

Page: 115

View: 4267

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The Naked Truth

Numb. I.

Author: James Edward Oglethorpe

Publisher: N.A



Page: 32

View: 8093


Flight 427

Anatomy of an Air Disaster

Author: Gerry Byrne

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387952567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 289

View: 8536

This study of the Boeing 737 airliner focuses on US Airways Flight 427, which crashed in March 1994, near Pittsburgh, killing all 132 aboard. The author relates how that crash kicked off years of painstaking research by the NTSB, the FAA, and Boeing that finally uncovered a minor, yet lethal flaw that had been designed into the aircraft.

Human Factors Models for Aviation Accident Analysis and Prevention

Author: Thomas G.C. Griffin,Mark S. Young,Neville A. Stanton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472432770

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 226

View: 7638

The investigation and modelling of aviation accident causation is dominated by linear models. Aviation is, however, a complex system and as such suffers from being artificially manipulated into non-complex models and methods. This book addresses this issue by developing a new approach to investigating aviation accident causation through information networks. These networks centralise communication and the flow of information as key indicators of a system’s health and risk. This holistic approach focuses on the system environment, the activity that takes place within it, the strategies used to conduct this activity, the way in which the constituent parts of the system (both human and non-human) interact and the behaviour required. Each stage of this book identifies and expands upon the potential of the information network approach, maintaining firm focus on the overall health of a system. The book’s new model offers many potential developments and some key areas are studied in this research. Through the centralisation of barriers and information nodes the method can be applied to almost any situation. The application of Bayesian mathematics to historical data populations provides scope for studying error migration and barrier manipulation. The book also provides application of these predictions to a flight simulator study for the purposes of validation. Beyond this it also discusses the applicability of the approach to industry. Through working with a legacy airline the methods discussed are used as the basis for a new and prospective safety management system.

The Naked Crowd

Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age

Author: Jeffrey Rosen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588363570

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 5417

In The Naked Crowd, acclaimed author Jeffrey Rosen makes an impassioned argument about how to preserve freedom, privacy, and security in a post-9/11 world. How we use emerging technologies, he insists, will be crucial to the preservation of essential American ideals. In our zeal to catch terrorists and prevent future catastrophic events, we are going too far—largely because of irrational fears—and violating essential American freedoms. That’s the contention at the center of this persuasive new polemic by Jeffrey Rosen, legal affairs editor of The New Republic, which builds on his award-winning book The Unwanted Gaze. Through wide-ranging reportage and cultural analysis, Rosen argues that it is possible to strike an effective and reasonable balance between liberty and security. Traveling from England to Silicon Valley, he offers a penetrating account of why well-designed laws and technologies have not always been adopted. Drawing on a broad range of sources—from the psychology of fear to the latest Code Orange alerts and airport security technologies—he also explores the reasons that the public, the legislatures, the courts, and technologists have made feel-good choices that give us the illusion of safety without actually making us safer. He describes the dangers of implementing poorly thought out technologies that can make us less free while distracting our attention from responses to terrorism that might work. Rosen also considers the social and technological reasons that the risk-averse democracies of the West continue to demand ever-increasing levels of personal exposure in a search for an illusory and emotional feeling of security. In Web logs, chat rooms, and reality TV shows, an increasing number of citizens clutter the public sphere with private revelations best kept to themselves. The result is the peculiar ordeal of living in the Naked Crowd, in which few aspects of our lives are immune from public scrutiny. With vivid prose and persuasive analysis, The Naked Crowd is both an urgent warning about the choices we face in responding to legitimate fears of terror and a vision for a better future. From the Hardcover edition.

Saturday Review

Politics, Literature, Science and Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 2407


Knoxville Zoo

Author: Sonya A. Haskins

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439617635

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 6006

The Knoxville Zoo began as the Birthday Park Zoo in 1948. Due to a lack of expertise and funding, the Humane Society started proceedings to close the zoo in 1971 after the animals’ welfare came under scrutiny. The zoo was saved by Guy Smith, a local television executive, who took on the job as the zoo’s first director at a salary of $1 per year. Smith managed to convince the City of Knoxville and the local community to invest in this wonderful sanctuary. As the zoo’s conditions improved and awareness was raised, a focus was placed on breeding threatened or endangered animals. These efforts were rewarded in 1978 with the birth of the first two African elephants to be born in the western hemisphere. This book celebrates the zoo’s fascinating history with approximately 200 black-and-white images and detailed captions of its birth, rebirth, and journey toward becoming one of the nation’s premier zoological institutions. This is a keepsake that zoo visitors and wildlife enthusiasts alike will enjoy.