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The Aircraft Book

The Aircraft Book

  • Author: Philip Whiteman
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
  • ISBN: 9781409364801
  • Category: Airplanes
  • Page: 320
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An action-packed ride through the history of aircraft The Aircraft Book is all about the men, machines, and landmark technology behind the most iconic aircraft from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Concorde. Featuring over 1,000 of the greatest military and commercial aircraft in the world, this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution over the past 10 decades. A captivating, international view of aircraft through time from Germany's Zeppelins to the USA's 'Blackbird' with histories of how famous marques like Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of the legendary planes to see just what powers their performance. The Aircraft Book is essential for aviation buffs, covering the enduring impact that aircraft has on society as an object of curiosity, a symbol of luxury, and an essential weapon of war.

The Aviation Book

The Aviation Book

The World's Aircraft A-Z

  • Author: Fia O Caoimh
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500513033
  • Category: Airplanes
  • Page: 352
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In this visual feast of aviation, Fia O Caoimh illustrates the history of flight through amazing drawings of nearly 400 of the worlds aircraft, each individually rendered and with technical specs. A highly individual reference book, it will delight anyone who loves aircraft and the thrill of flying.

Aircraft

Aircraft

The Definitive Visual History

  • Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc
  • Publisher: Dk Pub
  • ISBN: 9781465402127
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 320
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Explores the history of the aircraft from the turn of the century to the present day.

Flight

Flight

A Pop-up Book of Aircraft

  • Author: Robert Crowther,Paul Harrison
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • ISBN: 9780763634599
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 10
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Filled with interactive flaps, pull-tabs, and pop-ups, this exciting exploration of flying machines, from balloons to Boeings, traces the history of flight.

Performance and Stability of Aircraft

Performance and Stability of Aircraft

  • Author: J. Russell
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 0080538649
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 294
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The performance, stability, control and response of aircraft are key areas of aeronautical engineering. This book provides a comprehensive overview to the underlying theory and application of what are often perceived to be difficult topics. Initially it introduces the reader to the fundamental concepts underlying performance and stability, including lift characteristics and estimation of drag, before moving on to a more detailed analysis of performance in both level and climbing flight. Pitching motion is then described followed by a detailed discussion of all aspects of both lateral and longitudinal stability and response. It finishes with an examination of inertial cross-coupling and automatic control and stabilization. The student is helped to think in three dimensions throughout the book by the use of illustrative examples. The progression from one degree of freedom to six degrees of freedom is gradually introduced. The result is an approach dealing specifically with all aspects of performance, stability and control that fills a gap in the current literature. It will be essential reading for all those embarking on degree level courses in aeronautical engineering and will be of interest to all with an interest in stability and dynamics, including those in commercial flying schools who require an insight into the performance of their aircraft. Ideal for undergraduate aeronautical engineers Three-dimensional thinking introduced through worked examples and simple situations

Mega Book of Aircraft

Mega Book of Aircraft

Discover the Most Amazing Planes on Earth!

  • Author: Lynne Gibbs,Neil Morris
  • Publisher: Chrysalis Books Group
  • ISBN: 9781904516200
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Uses text, photographs, and detailed diagrams to describe the characteristics of the biggest, fastest, and most powerful aircraft in the world.

Encyclopedia of World Aircraft

Encyclopedia of World Aircraft

  • Author: David Donald
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781856053754
  • Category: Aeronautics
  • Page: 928
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The Big Book of Airplanes

The Big Book of Airplanes

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465454489
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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From military planes to the commercial jumbo jet to space shuttles, the Big Book of Airplanes is a spectacular look at a subject that fascinates kids. Find out how farmers use planes to help manage their crops and get a look at the brightly colored planes at an airshow and find out how their designs help them pull off exciting stunts and acrobatics. Each type of plane gets its own spread and features multiple images to give kids a look inside. Captions and text on the page go into detail about how each plane operates and the different tasks it performs from the ultralight planes that are used for sport to the seaplanes that can land on water. With striking images and informative text, Big Book of Airplanes is the perfect guide for young readers who want to learn more about different aircrafts used around the world.

The Aircraft Carrier Intrepid

The Aircraft Carrier Intrepid

  • Author: John Roberts
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780851779669
  • Category: Aircraft carriers
  • Page: 96
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The Essex class fleet aircraft carriers are famous for their effectiveness and reliability as warships and for the great size of the construction programmes of which they formed a part. Intrepid (CV11) was one of 24 such vessels built during and after World War II, the largest class of fleet carriers ever constructed. Carrying 90 aircraft each, they formed the main air strength and striking power of the US Pacific Fleet against the Japanese during 1943-45. both the conventional type of plan and explanatory views are provided, with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history.

The 25 Most Influential Aircraft of All Time

The 25 Most Influential Aircraft of All Time

  • Author: Walter Boyne,Philip Handleman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493026313
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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The 25 Most Influential Aircraft of All Time conveys the fascinating progression of flying technology from flimsy wood-and-fabric biplanes to thunderous supersonic wonders. Aviation’s most historically relevant and arguably most influential aircraft – planes like the elliptical-winged Spitfire, the blisteringly-fast X-15, and the ubiquitous Learjet – are dramatically showcased in individual chapters. Factors like performance, price, operational efficiency, and perceptions in popular culture are examined. People are just as important as hardware in the discussion of the world’s greatest aircraft. The larger-than-life characters who designed and built these aeronautical marvels – men like the reclusive Howard Hughes and the demanding Clarence “Kelly” Johnson – are an indispensable part of the story. So, too, are the fearless pilots like Charles Lindbergh and Chuck Yeager who gave life to the shining examples of a new and dynamic industry. The authors have flown or flown in many of the featured aircraft and they knew many of the luminous personalities involved, enabling them to share unique perspectives. The preface is written by William Lloyd Stearman, a former staff member of the National Security Council and the son of famed industry engineer Lloyd Stearman. The introduction is written by Norman R. Augustine, the retired Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The foreword is written by Burt Rutan, the renowned aircraft designer and founder of Scaled Composites. Each aircraft is magnificently illustrated in color, mostly with paintings by leading aviation artists.

Theory and Practice of Aircraft Performance

Theory and Practice of Aircraft Performance

  • Author: Ajoy Kumar Kundu,Mark A. Price,David Riordan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119074193
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 704
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Textbook introducing the fundamentals of aircraft performance using industry standards and examples: bridging the gap between academia and industry Provides an extensive and detailed treatment of all segments of mission profile and overall aircraft performance Considers operating costs, safety, environmental and related systems issues Includes worked examples relating to current aircraft (Learjet 45, Tucano Turboprop Trainer, Advanced Jet Trainer and Airbus A320 types of aircraft) Suitable as a textbook for aircraft performance courses

Design of Aircraft

Design of Aircraft

  • Author: Thomas C. Corke
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 391
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The approach of this book is to demonstrate how theoretical aspects, drawn from topics on airplane aerodynamics, aircraft structures, stability and control, propulsion, and compressible flows, can be applied to produce a new conceptual aircraft design. The book cites theoretical expressions wherever possible, but also stresses the interplay of different aspects of the design which often require compromises. Coverage includes the conceptual design of an aircraft; iterative and repetitive calculations, and the different degrees of dependence of the aircraft characteristics on changing input conditions. For professionals in the Aerospace Engineering field.

Aircraft Sustainment and Repair

Aircraft Sustainment and Repair

  • Author: Rhys Jones,A.A. Baker,Neil Matthews,V K Champagne
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 008100544X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 970
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Aircraft Sustainment and Repair is a one-stop-shop for practitioners and researchers in the field of aircraft sustainment, adhesively bonded aircraft joints, bonded composites repairs, and the application of cold spray to military and civil aircraft. Outlining the state-of-the-art in aircraft sustainment, this book covers the use of quantitative fractography to determine the in-service crack length versus flight hours curve, the effect of intergranular cracking on structural integrity and the structural significance of corrosion. The book additionally illustrates the potential of composite repairs and SPD applications to metallic airframes. Covers corrosion damage assessment and management in aircraft structures Includes a key chapter on U.S. developments in the emerging field of supersonic particle deposition (SPD) Shows how to design and assess the potential benefits of both bonded composite repairs and SPD repairs to metallic aircraft structures to meet the damage tolerance requirements inherent in FAA ac 20-107b and the U.S. Joint Services

Aircraft: The Jet as Art

Aircraft: The Jet as Art

  • Author: Jeffrey Milstein
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • ISBN: 9780810992856
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 104
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Sometimes it takes an artist to show us that familiar things are truly remarkable. Jeffrey Milstein's elegant photographs of commercial airliners restore the rigor and glamour to our experience of air travel. They have quickly become contemporary icons, published in 2005 in photo magazine, Graphis PhotoAnnual, and American Photography Annual, and winning first place in the PDN Digital Photography Contest. For the past five years, Milstein has been taking meticulous large-format photographs of commercial airliners as they take off and land, revealing the beauty and power of these sleek but complex machines. An eloquent foreword by Walter J. Boyne helps the reader appreciate these amazing technological wonders, with their incredibly powerful engines that run for so many thousands of hours that they are more vulnerable to rust than to wear. The book gives technical data on each airplane pictured.

Flight

Flight

The Complete History of Aviation

  • Author: Reg Grant
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465469362
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 452
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A visual guide to aviation and man's conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Over 100 years ago, the Wright brothers flew in a shaky plane for the first time. Today, pilots can fly faster than the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom. Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the complete story of aviation into easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts. Study the advances in aircraft design, compare the times of record-breaking flights, see how airplanes became weapons of war, and follow the timeline of the space race. Discover how we claimed the skies in Flight, from aviation pioneers of the past to astronauts of the future.

DK Big Book of Airplanes

DK Big Book of Airplanes

  • Author: Caroline Bingham
  • Publisher: DK Children
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Describes the features, history, and capabilities of old and new airplanes.

Aircraft Engineering Principles, 2nd ed

Aircraft Engineering Principles, 2nd ed

  • Author: Lloyd Dingle,Michael H Tooley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136072772
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 640
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Aircraft Engineering Principles is the essential text for anyone studying for licensed A&P or Aircraft Maintenance Engineer status. The book is written to meet the requirements of JAR-66/ECAR-66, the Joint Aviation Requirement (to be replaced by European Civil Aviation Regulation) for all aircraft engineers within Europe, which is also being continuously harmonised with Federal Aviation Administration requirements in the USA. The book covers modules 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8 of JAR-66/ECAR-66 in full and to a depth appropriate for Aircraft Maintenance Certifying Technicians, and will also be a valuable reference for those taking ab initio programmes in JAR-147/ECAR-147 and FAR-147. In addition, the necessary mathematics, aerodynamics and electrical principles have been included to meet the requirements of introductory Aerospace Engineering courses. Numerous written and multiple choice questions are provided at the end of each chapter, to aid learning.

Classic Light Aircraft

Classic Light Aircraft

An Illustrated Look, 1920s to the Present

  • Author: Ron Smith
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780764348969
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 416
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A visual celebration of the wide and colorful variety of the world s light aircraft, old and new, organized from A to Z by manufacturer, this book illustrates more than 800 light aircraft types that are likely to be seen when visiting smaller airports and airfields across the globe. The text explains how each type relates to other models from the same manufacturer and describes the differences between sub-variants, giving the numbers built. For some types, an indication is also given as to how many are currently active. The aircraft fall into the following categories: mass production aircraft built in the thousands by major manufacturers such as Beechcraft, Cessna, De Havilland, and Piper; lesser-known but important production and homebuilt aircraft, typically built in reasonable numbers and likely to be seen at the local airfield; and finally, a selection of older aircraft that continue to be flown and cherished."

Leveraging Information Technology for Optimal Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

Leveraging Information Technology for Optimal Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

  • Author: Anant Sahay
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0857091433
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 282
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Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) requires unique information technology to meet the challenges set by today’s aviation industry. How do IT services relate to aircraft MRO, and how may IT be leveraged in the future? Leveraging Information Technology for Optimal Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) responds to these questions, and describes the background of current trends in the industry, where airlines are tending to retain aircraft longer on the one hand, and rapidly introducing new genres of aircraft such as the A380 and B787, on the other. This book provides industry professionals and students of aviation MRO with the necessary principles, approaches and tools to respond effectively and efficiently to the constant development of new technologies, both in general and within the aviation MRO profession. This book is designed as a primer on IT services for aircraft engineering professionals and a handbook for IT professionals servicing this niche industry, highlighting the unique information requirements for aviation MRO and delving into detailed aspects of information needs from within the industry. Provides practical and realistic solutions to real-world problems Presents a global perspective of the industry and its relationship with dynamic information technology Written by a highly knowledgeable and hands on practitioner in this niche field of Aircraft Maintenance

Airframe

Airframe

A Novel

  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0345526775
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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A fatal mid-air collision involving a commercial airliner prompts a frantic, desperate investigation into the causes of the accident, in a thriller exploring the issue of safety and security in the aircraft industry.