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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
  • View: 3188
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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.

The Airplane Book

The Airplane Book

  • Author: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
  • Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
  • ISBN: 9780876146187
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
  • View: 1979
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Photo-essay on airplane engineering and aviation history.

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.

Automatic Control of Aircraft and Missiles

Automatic Control of Aircraft and Missiles

  • Author: John H. Blakelock
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471506515
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 646
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This Second Edition continues the fine tradition of its predecessor by exploring the various automatic control systems in aircraft and on board missiles. Considerably expanded and updated, it now includes new or additional material on: the effectiveness of beta-beta feedback as a method of obtaining coordination during turns using the F-15 as the aircraft model; the root locus analysis of a generic acceleration autopilot used in many air-to-air and surface-to-air guided missiles; the guidance systems of the AIM-9L Sidewinder as well as bank-to-turn missiles; various types of guidance, including proportional navigation and line-of-sight and lead-angle command guidance; the coupling of the output of a director fire control system into the autopilot; the analysis of multivariable control systems; and methods for modeling the human pilot, plus the integration of the human pilot into an aircraft flight control system. Also features many new additions to the appendices.

World's Worst Aircraft

World's Worst Aircraft

  • Author: Jim Winchester
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1404218378
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 80
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Describes the aircraft with the least success, including planes that were obsolete, based on ideas that did not work, powered by engines that were too weak, or had stability problems.

Air Force One

Air Force One

The Aircraft That Shaped the Modern Presidency

  • Author: Von Hardesty
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing International
  • ISBN: 9781589232334
  • Category: History
  • Page: 191
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The jet-age mobility of the American presidency beginning in the 1960s corresponds directly to the nation's emergence as a super power. This is the story of the planes, the presidents, their staff, and their many trips across the nation and around the globe.

The Aircraft-SpotterÕs Film and Television Companion

The Aircraft-SpotterÕs Film and Television Companion

  • Author: Simon D. Beck
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476663491
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 360
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Ever wondered how many aircraft were converted into Japanese Zeroes and torpedo bombers for Tora! Tora! Tora! or how French Gazelle helicopters were modified for the title role in Blue Thunder? This first of its kind reference book lists aircraft featured in 350 films and television shows, providing brief individual histories, film locations, serial numbers and registrations. Aircraft are also cross-referenced by manufacturer. Appendices provide brief bios on pilots and technicians, information on aircraft collections owned by Tallmantz Aviation and Blue Max Aviation and film credits for U.S. aircraft carriers.

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book

Featuring the World Record-Breaking Design, with Tear-Out Planes to Fold and Fly

  • Author: John M. Collins
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 1607743892
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 160
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A collection of easy-to-fold paper airplane designs and innovative theories of flight, including the author's Guinness World Record-breaking airplane. Features 16 tear-out model planes. Will YOU be the next to break the WORLD RECORD? Anything is possible with The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book, the newest collection of designs and theories of flight from John M. Collins, the man behind the Guinness World Record–breaking distance plane. Featuring twenty-two unique airplane designs with step-by-step instructional photos, plus tear-out models printed on regulation-weight paper stock, this entertaining and informative guide promises hours of flying fun. Take your paper airplane–making to the next level with features such as: · Instructions for folding “Suzanne,” the plane that shattered the previous world record by flying an unprecedented 226 feet, 10 inches, and garnered more than three million views on YouTube · Four “Follow Foil” aircraft that can stay aloft for minutes at a time · A pioneering cambered-wing plane · A primer on flight theory, and how it applies to paper airplanes · Tips for improving the accuracy and distance of your throws · The adjusting technique that helped break the record · And more!

The Aviation Fact Book

The Aviation Fact Book

  • Author: Daryl E. Murphy
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 295
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If you ever wanted to have an all-in-one-place aviation book, here it is. And it's got it all - fascinating information about every aspect of flying: historical, modern, recreational, military, and commercial.

Comfortization of Aircraft

Comfortization of Aircraft

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Airplanes
  • Page: 347
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An Introduction to Aircraft Performance

An Introduction to Aircraft Performance

  • Author: Mario Asselin
  • Publisher: AIAA
  • ISBN: 9781600860249
  • Category: Airplanes
  • Page: 339
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Propeller Aerodynamics

Propeller Aerodynamics

The History, Aerodynamics & Operation of Aircraft Propellers

  • Author: Frank Hitchens
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1785381253
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 203
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Classical aerodynamics is a compulsory study subject for pilots at all levels of experience. Propeller Aerodynamics is a subset of this fascinating subject. Propellers have their unique aerodynamic terminology, forces and handling requirements, knowledge of which all pilots must be aware of to safely handle the aircraft they are flying. Incorrect propeller handling can cause damage to the aircraft and reduce performance efficiency. Most aerodynamic text books only give a brief view of propeller aerodynamics; however this book Propeller Aerodynamics delves more deeply into this subject. The book covers the history and operation of aircraft propellers, prop pitch, thrust, efficiency, aircraft stability, prop forces, constant-speed units and more. This is all essential reading for the pilot progressing to more advanced high-performance aircraft.

The ATL-98 Carvair

The ATL-98 Carvair

A Comprehensive History of the Aircraft and All 21 Airframes

  • Author: William Patrick Dean
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786451777
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 415
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The ATL-98 Carvair is a truly unusual aircraft. Converted from 19 C-54 World War II transport planes and two DC-4 airliners into a small fleet of air ferries by Aviation Traders of Southend, England, the Carvair allowed commercial air passengers to accompany their automobiles onboard the aircraft. The planes were dispersed throughout the world, operating for 75 airlines and transporting cars, royalty, rock groups, refugees, whales, rockets, military vehicles, gold, and even nuclear material. After more than 45 years, two Carvairs were in 2008 still in service. This comprehensive history of the ATL-98 Carvair, begins with corporate histories and profiles of key players, including William Patterson, Donald Douglas, and Freddie Laker. Four chapters illustrate the evolution of the car-ferry as a viable aircraft, the history of Aviation Traders, engineering details incorporated into the Carvair’s production, and major Carvair operators. Chapters on each of the fleet’s 21 planes provide individual histories and anecdotes. Seven appendices provide several kinds of data and the book is fully indexed.

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: 1119074177
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 704
  • View: 1636
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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

Junkers Ju 388

Junkers Ju 388

Entwicklung, Erprobung und Fertigung des letzten Junkers-Höhenflugzeugs

  • Author: Christoph Vernaleken,Martin Handig
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 381
  • View: 529
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Flying Creatures Paper Airplane Book

Flying Creatures Paper Airplane Book

69 Mini Planes to Fold and Fly

  • Author: Jeff Lammers,Ken Blackburn
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761193804
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 160
  • View: 4563
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Welcome to the world of flying animals! It’s entertainment on the fly for the office, backyard, classroom (don’t get caught!), or anywhere there might be a party, featuring 12 Lilliputian-size models that create 69 planes altogether. From the Dragon to the Stingray, Beetlebot to the Beach Bomber, these flying creatures are vibrantly colored and gorgeously designed to resemble animals that fly, both real and imaginary. Fold up an antennaed Scarab and the sharklike Predator. Includes step-by-step folding instructions and tips on how to send each plane soaring at its full aerodynamic potential.

Pictorial history of aircraft

Pictorial history of aircraft

  • Author: David Mondey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780706406177
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 192
  • View: 5295
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This historical survey takes the reader from the origins of flight through the latest in military and civil aircraft, with many detailed, technical line drawings.

The Commercial Aircraft Finance Handbook

The Commercial Aircraft Finance Handbook

  • Author: Ronald Scheinberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351364219
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 418
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The Commercial Aircraft Finance Handbook is a resource for every type of aircraft finance practitioner - seasoned and starter alike. The handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the multifaceted matters that arise in the process of financing commercial aircraft. The book clearly reviews the different topics on a high-level basis, and then explains the terminology used for each particular area of specialization.. It can be used as both a learning aid and reference resource. The area of commercial aircraft finance is multidisciplinary one, touching professionals across law, finance, insurance, and leasing (to name a few) and this book arms these diverse practitioners with a framework for knowing the questions and issues that should be considered in an aircraft financing transaction. This book will also provide practitioners just starting out in this field with an introduction to the myriad of topics in aircraft finance while providing more seasoned professionals with explanations of matters outside their normal area of expertise. As well, all practitioners will benefit from the resources provided in the appendices.

The Aviation History

The Aviation History

  • Author: Relly Victoria Petrescu,Florian Ion Petrescu
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3848266393
  • Category:
  • Page: 218
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According to Aulus Gellius, Archytas, the Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, statesman, and strategist, was reputed to have designed and built, around 400 BC, the first artificial, self-propelled flying device, a bird-shaped model propelled by a jet of what was probably steam, said to have actually flown some 200 metres. This machine, which its inventor called The Pigeon, may have been suspended on a wire or pivot for its flight. The 9th century Muslim Berber inventor, Abbas Ibn Firnas's glider is considered by John Harding to be the first attempt at heavier-than-air flight in aviation history. In 1010 AD an English monk, Eilmer of Malmesbury purportedly piloted a primitive gliding craft from the tower of Malmesbury Abbey. Eilmer was said to have flown over 200 yards (180 m) before landing, breaking both his legs. He later remarked that the only reason he did not fly further was because he forgot to give it a tail, and he was about to add one when his concerned Abbot forbade him any further experiments. Bartolomeu de Gusmao, Brazil and Portugal, an experimenter with early airship designs. In 1709 demonstrated a small airship model before the Portuguese court, but never succeeded with a full-scale model. Pilatre de Rozier, Paris, France, first trip by a human in a free-flying balloon (the Montgolfiere), built by Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, . 9 km covered in 25 minutes on October 15, 1783. (see Le Globe below for first unmanned flight, 2 months earlier) Professor Jacques Charles and Les Freres Robert, two French brothers, Anne-Jean and Nicolas-Louis, variously shared three milestones of pioneering flight: Le Globe, the first unmanned hydrogen gas balloon flew on 26 August 1783. On 1 December 1783 La Charliere piloted by Jacques Charles and Nicolas-Louis Robert made the first manned hydrogen balloon flight. In 1951, the Lockheed XFV-1 and the Convair XFY tailsitters were both designed around the Allison YT40 turboprop engine drivin