The Naked Pilot

Author: David Beaty

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973264

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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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
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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: 5513

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?”
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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: 379

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?”
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Human Factors for Pilots

Author: Roger G. Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351217526

Category: Transportation

Page: 150

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This book has two functions. The first is to provide a comprehensive and concise outline of the available human factors knowledge for the practicing pilot. The second function is to provide this knowledge in a way that follows very closely the syllabus of the UK Civil Aviation Authority?s (CAA) Human Performance and Limitations examinations for both professional and private pilots. Although the private pilot?s syllabus requires a narrower range of subjects to be studied, and in less detail, than the professional syllabus, this handbook covers both requirements, with syllabus variations being indicated in the contents page. The book is divided into four major sections containing material from psychology, physiology and medicine.
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Chickenhawk

Author: Robert Mason

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101175156

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 7016

A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason’s astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death—the extreme emotions of a "chickenhawk" in constant danger. "Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The Rise of the Naked Economy

How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace

Author: Ryan Coonerty,Jeremy Neuner

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137356588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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What happens when work is no longer a place but a state of mind: when the trappings that have defined the economy as we knew it are stripped away and we start from the bare essence of what it means to make a living? From corner coffee shops to Fortune 500 companies, workers from all different backgrounds are creating a new reality and prosperity. The Rise of the Naked Economy shows readers how to achieve both personal and professional success in an economy that does not guarantee lifetime employment. Pioneers Coonerty and Neuner report from the front lines on the future of work. From the recently graduated to the recently laid off, this book covers how the rise in non-traditional employment calls for a new infrastructure, strategy, and attitude for workers, companies, and communities alike. Through interviews with the people, companies, and policymakers who are leading the change and already profiting from it, The Rise of the Naked Economy provides an optimistic, humorous, and inspirational vision for readers who want reclaim their lives and livelihoods.
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Fate is the Hunter

A Pilot's Memoir

Author: Ernest K. Gann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671636030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 390

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Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.
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Snake Pilot

Flying the Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam

Author: Randy R. Zahn

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1574885650

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 6904

Flies the reader into combat with the same elite air cavalry unit portrayed in the film "Apocalypse Now"
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Last of the Breed

A Novel

Author: Louis L'Amour

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553899351

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier—and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.
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The Naked Witch

An Autobiography

Author: Fiona Horne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925429633

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 224

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Fiona Horne's extraordinary journey through a metaphysically laced material world has all the breathtaking twists, turns, perils, redemption, and enlightenment of a fantasy novel merged with Siddhartha and Entertainment Weekly. This is her biography. It's the late 70s and a 10-yearold girl builds an altar in the bushland of suburban Sydney. Stones, leaves, and flowers are offerings for her animal friends and the mystical creatures of her imagination. Hidden from the real world the girl feels accepted and safe. Alone in the bush she is a little pagan. Fast forward to the 90s and Fiona Horne is now the face of modern witchcraft, a best-selling author, a radio and TV personality, and a founding member of electro-rock group Def FX. She has Hollywood and the world at her fingertips. But simmering beneath the sparkling surface the demons lie in wait . . . At once heartbreaking and inspirational, you will wonder how one person could pack so much into one life.
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Bogeys and Bandits

The Making of a Fighter Pilot

Author: Robert Gandt

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140264128

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 4664

A veteran navy fighter pilot chronicles the training of a class of eight men and women learning to fly the FA-18 Hornet.
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Skyfaring

A Journey with a Pilot

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385351828

Category: Transportation

Page: 368

View: 4658

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys—and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight—a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity—to the realm of the mundane. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to reimagine what we—both as pilots and as passengers—are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery. In a seamless fusion of history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, family, and physics, Vanhoenacker vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries; above mountains, oceans, and deserts; through snow, wind, and rain, renewing a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity that affords us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form.
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First Light

Author: Geoffrey Wellum

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241984335

Category: History

Page: 352

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Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, eighteen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . . Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many never return.
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Highest Duty

My Search for What Really Matters

Author: Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III,Jeffrey Zaslow

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061959537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. His story is now a major motion picture from director / producer Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks, Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart. Sully's story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot. It reminds us all that, even in these days of conflict, tragedy and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for—that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them.
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Flying Naked

An American Pilot in the Amazon Jungle

Author: Michael Bleriot

Publisher: MacGregor Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9780983375166

Category:

Page: N.A

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Michael Bleriot is a U.S. Air Force pilot who flew the C-27 aircraft in Central and South America. His stories are about tactical airlift, what it's like to fly people and things into and out of remote locations. Flying Naked is about flying low and flying slow.
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Travel Notes (From Here - To There)

Author: Stanley Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940853024

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Fiction. Originally published in 1967, TRAVEL NOTES is a hallucinogenic dream journey thru the incomparable mind that subsequently brought us Log of the S.S. the Mrs. Unguentine, then dropped off the grid to become a garlic farmer in New Mexico. TRAVEL NOTES could indeed read like Stanley Crawford's private travelogue, yet no real-world places or people are explicitly mentioned. Instead we're taken on a rompish tromp thru wild and often absurd landscapes—in a bus that gets dismantled & reassembled to get around a broken-down car, in a biplane that only flies in the mind of the naked pilot, or on the back of a white elephant named Unable with untranslatable obscenities tattooed to his underbelly—the traveller ever self-aware of the nagging fragility of routine customs, ever on the verge of having the magic carpet pulled out from beneath your feet if you stop to think. This mind-jarring comedy of errors shares campy common ground with Brautigan in its carefree wackiness, with Robbe-Grillet in its disciplined lunacy and obsessive- compulsive attention to detail, with Márquez in its magical realism (though Crawford, in exile on Crete, was at the time unaware of One Hundred Years of Solitude, published in the same year) and with a healthy dose of subversive angst thrown in for good measure. By the end, TRAVEL NOTES becomes a boot-strapping map to your own brain, projecting psychotherapeutic color on the otherwise gray matter of real-world events.
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The Other Side of Midnight

Author: Sidney Sheldon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062015605

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The Other Side of Midnight is Sidney Sheldon at his best. This page-turner is full of tortured romantic entanglements, reverses of fortune, thrilling suspense, and ultimate justice. In Paris, Washington, and a fabulous villa in Greece, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal. She is Catherine Douglas, a woman caught in a web of four lives intertwined by passion as her handsome husband pursues an incredibly beautiful film star . . . and as Constantin Demeris, a legendary Greek tycoon, tightens the strands that control them all.
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The Flight of the Phoenix

Author: Elleston Trevor

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061846984

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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No way out ... Twelve men survived the crash when a blinding, unexpected sandstorm sent their Skytruck air freighter plummeting to the Earth. Now they are in Hell, stranded and alone in the empty wastes of the Sahara, facing a slow, agonizing death under the unrelenting Libyan sun. Two of them have the skills to avert a terrible fate: the brilliant, obsessed engineer Stringer, and the tormented pilot Towns. Bitter enemies, they must now work together to build an impossible dream from the wreckage and fly it to freedom ... if madness, rage, suspicion, and the merciless desert don't destroy them first. This is a story so riveting it inspired two major motion pictures -- the memorable 1965 film starring Jimmy Stewart and the 2004 film starring Dennis Quaid.
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