Education

Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3A)

Author: Federal Aviation Administration

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 204

A vital resource for pilots, instructors, and students, from the most trusted source of aeronautic information.
Juvenile Fiction

Planes Fly!

Author: George Ella Lyon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 430

From the author of Trucks Roll!, an up-in-the-clouds exploration of all things airplane. World’s mighty big but there’s just one sky and it’s yours to travel. Planes fly! Take to the skies with this fun, rhyming book about all that planes do! From jet planes to puddle jumpers, from the cockpit to the rudders, this book explores it all—and the bright, dynamic illustrations will keep even the youngest of readers engaged.
Transportation

How to Land a Plane

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 475

Take a seat—the captain’s seat, that is—and relax. You’re about to land a Boeing 747. “Brilliant.” —The Sunday Times A Daily Mail and Spectator Best Book of the Year A Points Guy Best Book of the Year The mystery of flight is magical; the reality even more so—from the physics that keeps a 450-ton vehicle aloft, to the symphony of technology and teamwork that safely sets it down again. Take it from Mark Vanhoenacker—British Airways pilot, international bestselling author, and your new flight instructor. This is How to Land a Plane. Vanhoenacker covers every step—from approach to touchdown— with precision, wit, and infectious enthusiasm. Aided by dozens of illustrations, you’ll learn all the tools and rules of his craft: altimeters, glidepaths, alignment, and more. Before you know it, you’ll be on the ground, exiting the aircraft with a whole new appreciation for the art and science of flying. “A good choice for anyone who's fantasized about suddenly having to get an aircraft safely down on the ground . . . walks you through some of the basics of flight and landing, from how to recognize a cluster of instruments known as the ‘six pack’ to knowing what purpose the PAPI lights near the runway serve.” —Popular Science “A work of humorous and outright poetic travel geekery.” —National Geographic Traveler
Juvenile Nonfiction

Flight School

Author: Nick Barnard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 978

Introduces the science and technology of planes, discusses what keeps them in the air, and shares facts and statistics about flying.
Transportation

How Airliners Fly

Author: Julien Evans

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 354

If you are one of the millions of airline passengers who take to the air daily and have no idea how an aeroplane flies or how it is flown - but would like to find out - then this is the book for you. It is written by an airline pilot who knows from first-hand experience those questions that are asked most frequently. He knows that for many it is an interest born of curiosity, and in some cases, caused by fear. In this revised third edition Julien Evans explains, in straightforward everyday language, about the airframe and the engines, the flight deck and the controls, how the aeroplane is flown and the routines followed. In fact it explains everything the average passenger may wish to know. 'balanced, informative, comprehensive, totally accurate and , most importantly, interesting'.Pilot Magazine.
Transportation

How to Land a Plane

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 355

Take a seat—the captain’s seat, that is—and relax. You’re about to land a Boeing 747. The mystery of flight is magical; the reality, still more so—from the physics that keeps a 450-ton vehicle aloft, to the symphony of technology and teamwork that safely sets it down again. Take it from Mark Vanhoenacker—British Airways pilot, internationally bestselling author, and your new flight instructor. This is How to Land a Plane. Vanhoenacker covers every step—from approach to touchdown— with precision, wit, and infectious enthusiasm. Aided by dozens of illustrations, you’ll learn all the tools and rules of his craft: altimeters, glidepaths, alignment, and more. Before you know it, you’ll be on the ground, exiting the aircraft with a whole new appreciation for the art and science of flying.
Social Science

How do aeroplanes fly

Author: Aditi Sarawagi

Publisher: Favola Forlag

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 12

View: 970

Hvordan kan egentlig en stor flymaskin fly? Bli med opp i lufta og finn det ut!
Airplanes

Airplanes

Author: David Petersen

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN:

Category: Airplanes

Page: 45

View: 279

A basic introduction to many kinds of airplanes and some of the jobs they do.

Fly a Plane

Author: John Pullen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 132

View: 569

For boys and girls aged 7years and up... Have you ever wanted to know how to fly a plane? Or perhaps your dream is to become an airline pilot? This book will help you to do both. Join Captain Jack and First Officer Alisha as they fly an airliner from London to Athens in Greece. You will be with them for every part of the flight as they explain and show you how to fly a modern jet. From the very start when they check over their flight plan to shutting down the engines at their destination airport, they will show you how to take-off, climb, navigate, descend and land an airliner. And during the flight they will also explain all the aircraft systems from how to pressurise a plane to what to do if a fire breaks out. At the end of this book you will know a lot about how to fly an airliner and what the pilots do on each flight. And to make sure you know what Captain Jack and Alisha know, there are questions at the end of each section. But don't worry, you can find all the answers at the back of the book. So if you would love to be a pilot, read this book and you will find yourself in the cockpit with the pilots learning to fly an airliner.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Airplanes Inside and Out

Author: Chris Oxlade

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 573

Examines the construction of airplanes using photos and cutaway color illustrations.
Biography & Autobiography

The Seven Year-Old Pilot

Author: Steven Archille

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 660

View: 345

Flying has been my dream since before I can remember... literally. My Aunt Odette tells me that when I was three years old, she took me with her to the Port-au-Prince International Airport to pick someone up, and when I saw an airliner up close for the first time, I excitedly yelled out, "I want to drive that!" I don't recall that event, but it serves as evidence that my fascination with flying began at a remarkably young age. My first memory of wanting to fly came a few years later at the age of seven. I was on my very first flight, from Port-au-Prince to New York City, where I was going to start a new life in a new country. I remember looking at all the people boarding the airplane and wondering how that "big silver bird" was going to get us into the air (that silver bird was an American Airlines Boeing 727). To this day, the whole experience is vivid in my mind: being greeted with a smile by the captain at the aircraft entry door, the funny feeling in my stomach as the plane accelerated down the runway, leaping into the air, and my utter disbelief that we didn't drop out of the sky! I was mesmerized by it all, and by the time the plane came to a stop at our gate, my dream had been born... I wanted to become an airline pilot. I have been blessed to be living that dream since 1999. It's a dream from which I hope never to awaken. This is the story of the lifelong journey I have taken in realizing that dream. I invite you to come along with me as we go from my birth in Haiti to the present day, as I live my dream every day. You will come with me as I move to America at the age of seven, a country I knew nothing about and whose language I didn't speak, a land that would truly prove to be "the land of opportunity." You will feel my sense of wonder and bewilderment growing up in New York City, trying to understand my new world. You will face my struggles to fit in with the kids in the housing project where my family lived for a decade as Mom and Dad saved money to buy a house. You will meet my parents, who encouraged my dream of flying, and my fifth grade teacher who helped me to see that it was possible not only to dream it, but also to achieve it. It's a story of potential fulfilled, and my family's sacrifices to get me through college and flight school. You will fly with me from my first lesson to my first airline job as a copilot, to the day I earned my four-stripes and first heard someone call me "Captain." You will sit with me in the captain's seat as I fly an airline jet over Haiti for the first time, looking down from thirty-eight thousand feet onto the land of my birth where my dream had been born. You will soar with me over the majestic Amazon jungle in Brazil, over the desert-flanked Nile River in Egypt, and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. You will fly with me through New York City blizzards, Indian monsoons, and Arabian sandstorms. You will travel with me on adventures to Europe, South America, the Middle East, South Asia, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world I used to dream of going to as a child; places that have affected me profoundly and where I left a little part of myself. I have seen all these things through the eyes of the seven year-old boy from Haiti that I was and in many ways, still am; the little boy who had a sense of just how incredible the world and life are, who dreamt of a life of worldwide adventure, and was blessed to have his dream come true. That is the reason for the title of this book, "The Seven Year-Old Pilot," because even after years of flying around the world, in many ways, I still feel like that little boy, and I always try to approach my travels and my life with his sense of gratitude, amazement, and awe. I truly believe that every one of us has life experiences and lessons worth sharing that can inspire, enlighten, teach, and benefit others because we have all liv
Technology & Engineering

The Flying Book

Author: David Blatner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 319

A layperson's explanation of how commercial airplanes function addresses common questions and concerns about a plane's practical mechanics and safety, covering such topics as maintenance, weather effects, and safety statistics. Reprint.
Social Science

Is it Safe?

Author: Brian Power-Waters XIII

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

View: 274

Captain Power-Waters covers every aspect of commercial aviation and brings the reader to the conclusion that it is a much more perilous means of transportation than generally suspected. Most of the material in this book has never been touched upon in any previous book on air safety. The following are a few of the subjects that are documented in this book: 1. There are no U.S. airports that have adequate firefighting procedures. 2. Mechanically impaired airliners are allowed to fly when, in reality, they should be grounded. 3. The flushing of an airline toilet has imperiled the lives of passengers aboard the plane and people on the ground. 4. The air traffic control system is near collapse caused by the "bumbling" FAA. 5. Airline pilots are not thoroughly trained to recover from all modes of flight. 6. The Boeing 737 is the most popular airliner ever built, but it is potentially the most dangerous. "Captain Power-Waters brings an understanding and appreciation of Air Traffic control from two perspectives: as a pilot operating within the system; and as someone who possesses a vast knowledge of the ATC's work." -William A. Faville, Jr., National Air TrafficControllers Association, Presidsent MKC. "If you are interested in the training of an airline captain, if you think your airline is safe, or if you think the FAA is totally interested in your safety, this is the book for you." -Carl T.Butterworth,Senior Captain,American Airlines, Ret.Brig.Gen.,ANG. "You obviously have done an extensive job researching this topic, and more importantly, it is clear you have lived the issues. I congratulate you on your effort." -Robert Roach, Jr., General Vice President, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
Travel

Cockpit Confidential

Author: Patrick Smith

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 362

A New York Times bestseller For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the popular website www.askthepilot.com, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know: • How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them • Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety. • The real story on delays, congestion, and the dysfunction of the modern airport • The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation • Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security • Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service • The colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hate COCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying. "Patrick Smith is extraordinarily knowledgeable about modern aviation...the ideal seatmate, a companion, writer and explorer." —Boston Globe "Anyone remotely afraid of flying should read this book, as should anyone who appreciates good writing and great information." —The New York Times, on ASK THE PILOT.
Transportation

How Airliners Fly

Author: Julien Evans

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 431

Your seat back is in its full upright position and your hand luggage is stowed neatly under the seat. But as the engines roar and propel the aircraft down the runway, you cant help wondering: how is a 200,000-pound metal tube possibly going to get airborne? Are those rumbles you hear and bumps you feel normal? For those who want to know more about how an airliner flies, airline Captain Julien Evans, an experienced Boeing 757 pilot who has comforted many a nervous passenger, answers these questions and more. He describes in simple language the makeup of a modern plane, its engines, controls and operational systems. Evans also explains the physical forces at work as a plane takes flight and the methods by which a pilot controls it while aloft and at the critical moments of take-off and landing. How Airliners Fly takes the mystery out of airline travel, satisfying the curious and calming the uncomfortable.
Transportation

I Have Control

Author: Keith Spragg

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 828

Between 1967 and 1997 Keith Spragg progressed from the greenest new co-pilot on a piston-engined Vickers Viking to a fully qualified jet captain. He then went on to become an experienced pilot trainer and examiner, ultimately flying ten different types with nine different airlines. The story of that journey, told in I Have Control, is a personal one but is also part of the wider story of airline development. Keith witnessed many changes and it was not only the aircraft that changed; the training, attitudes and culture of airline pilots themselves were transformed over that period. Under the day-to-day demands of disrupted rosters and unsociable hours, the moments of humour and the need to squeeze as much fun as possible out of every day, the significance of these changes was not always obvious. Now, with time to reflect, the small boy's fascination with flight lives on. While the job changed, the rewards, the comradeship and the sense of privilege continued. But now Keith asks tough questions about the application of technology. Is the modern flight deck fit for purpose? Have we sacrificed skill on the altar of technology? How should the industry respond to the prospect of artificial intelligence and pilotless airliners? His account will be of interest to all aviation enthusiasts and is illustrated with 8 colour photographs in a four-page colour section.

How to Fly an Airliner

Author: John Pullen

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 136

View: 251

In today's world many people have flown aboard an airliner. Some love it and a few hate it. Perhaps the reason for this is they feel they have no control over their movements. Once you reach the airport you lose control over much of what you can choose to do. Your bags are taken away from you and you sometimes wonder if you'll ever see them again. You are screened and checked, moved to a departure room and then to wait to board a metal tube which takes you miles up into the air. Any weather problems that you encounter such as turbulence have to be endured by staying in your allocated seat. And your only contact with what is going on is either from the busy cabin crew or the disembodied voice of the pilot coming over the intercom now and again and giving you a few snippets of information. It's no wonder that most feel they have no control or understanding about what really goes on. But this is what this book aims to change. This book will take you through a typical flight from the preparation that has to be done before the pilot even climbs aboard the aircraft, through all the phases of a flight until it reaches its destination. If you understand what is going on you can relax and enjoy your flight much more. And you will know that flying really is the safest form of travel you can take. By the end of this book you will have a good idea of what it really takes to be the captain of a modern airliner and what really goes on in the cockpit.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Cleared for Takeoff

Author: Rowland White

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 813

All of aviation's dangerous, exciting, and most courageous moments are featured within this stunning compendium on flight. Packed with stories of heroic and innovative pioneers, fascinating profiles of remarkable planes from Spitfires to space shuttles, and how-to instructions for making everything from origami helicopters to bottle rockets—all accompanied by sensational photographs, illustrations, and diagrams—Cleared for Takeoff promises to astonish, entertain, and fire the imaginations of everyone with their head in the clouds.
Aeronautics, Commercial

So You Want to Be a … Commercial Airline Pilot: Here’s the Info You Need

Author: Danielle Thorne

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page:

View: 789

So You Want to Be a Commercial Airline Pilot puts you inside the cockpit of a modern-day airliner for an insider s look at one of the most glamorized, yet deadly professions in the world. What makes an airline captain, and how did they end up flying your plane? What makes air travel dangerous, and what makes it safe? Do you have what it takes to command a jet costing over one hundred million dollars, and, more importantly, can you accept the life-long challenge of keeping the flying public safe? This book explains everything from getting your education to passing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test. With the job market only growing, and the average salary being over six figures, this might be the perfect career for the adrenaline-hunting, risk-taking, and thrill-seeking young adult. Sit down, and strap in this book will take you on the adventurous ride of becoming a commercial airline pilot.

The Pilot's Manual: Flight School

Author: The Pilot's Manual Editorial Team

Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 624

View: 896

Time is money in an airplane and with an instructor. Effective for both preflight learning and post-flight briefings, Flight School will benefit flight instructors with better-prepared students, and students will benefit from more progress in their flight training. The Pilot's Manual: Flight School covers all the tasks for the FAA Practical Exam for the Private and Commercial certificates. With text supported by more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, students gain both a theoretical and operational understanding of the tasks. In addition to covering all the maneuvers required for the checkride, this textbook also prepares readers for the student pilot milestones: first solo, cross-country flying, instrument flight, and night flying. The appendix provides a comprehensive airplane checkout review, which readers can use to prepare for transitioning to a new airplane type, insurance applications, or the Flight Review. This book makes it easy for students to learn the maneuvers before taking to the air, so their time spent in the airplane with an instructor is dedicated to practice. This book is part of The Pilot's Manual Series, used by leading universities as their standard classroom texts. Also available in the series: Ground School--Aeronautical knowledge required for Private and Commercial pilots Instrument Flying--Aeronautical knowledge and skill required for the Instrument Rating Multi-Engine Flying--Aeronautical knowledge required to earn a Multi-Engine Rating Access to Flight--An integrated Private Certificate and Instrument Rating curriculum Airline Transport Pilot--Complete ATP certification training program