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Fledgling Eagle

Fledgling Eagle

Captain William Tucker and the New World Colony

  • Author: Norma Tucker
  • Publisher: Library Research Associates Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780912526713
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 252
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Fledgling Eagle

Fledgling Eagle

The Politics of Air Power

  • Author: Mark Andrews
  • Publisher: Stamford House Publishing
  • ISBN: 1904985580
  • Category: Air warfare
  • Page: 408
  • View: 1848
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From the days of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I, military and political opinion was divided as to the role of aeroplanes in warfare. Politics, vested interests and personal antipathies, all played a part in defining the development and structure of the newly formed RAF. This military aviation book outlines the history of the RAF.

From Fledgling to Eagle

From Fledgling to Eagle

The South African Air Force During the Border War

  • Author: Dick Lord
  • Publisher: 30° South Publishers
  • ISBN: 1920143300
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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The crucible of combat over 23 years forged the fledgling South African Air Force into a formidable strike weapon, capable of defeating the best Soviet air defences of the time. From Fledgling to Eagle chronicles the evolution of the SAAF in the 'Border War' that raged in Angola and South West Africa (Namibia) from 1966 to 1989, covering all the major South African Defence Force (SADF) operations from Ongulumbashe to the 'April Fools' Day war' in 1989. Dick Lord, who writes in a 'from the cockpit' style, has drawn on his own first-hand operational reports and diaries, incorporating anecdotes from dozens of aviators from a wide variety of squadrons—Buccaneers, Canberras, Mirages, Impalas, Bosboks, C-160s and -130s, Dakotas and helicopters. He also expands on the close relationship the SAAF had with the ground troops in a variety of operations—such units as the Parabats, Recces and Koevoet. However, Lord studies the broader ramifications of the conflict in that it was not a simple black–white war. Angola was really just a sideshow for the Soviets who wanted to bleed the SAAF in a war of attrition before attempting total domination of South Africa—their ultimate goal. He is unafraid to admit SADF mistakes—of Operations Hooper and Packer he says: "Lines of communications were too long to ably support the battle, which is why we did not clear them off the east bank of the Cuito River and why they captured the three Oliphant tanks which was their only propaganda victory." Although he gives credit to the enemy when they put up a stiff fight, he clearly outlines the overwhelming South African successes and dispels, in accurate detail, all enemy claims by giving an accurate account of each battle. He says: "I agree with General Geldenhuys that we thrashed them severely on the Lomba in '85 and '87 ... much recent publicity has also been given to the so-called victory of the Forces of Liberation [SWAPO, MPLA, and 50,000 Cubans and Soviets] over the SADF at Cuito Cuanavale in 1988. Nothing could be further from the truth—it is blatant propaganda." Brigadier-General Dick Lord joined the Royal Navy as an air cadet in 1958, where he qualified as a fighter pilot. Flying Sea Venoms and Sea Vixens, he served on board the aircraft carriers Centaur, Victorious, Hermes and Ark Royal on cruises around the world. In the mid '60s, he was selected for a two-year exchange tour with the US Navy, flying A4 Skyhawks and F4 Phantoms out of San Diego, California. He completed tours of air warfare instruction, flying Hunters out of the naval air stations at Lossiemouth, Scotland and Brawdy, Wales. He returned to South Africa in early '70s and joined the South African Air Force (SAAF), flying Impalas, Sabres and Mirage IIIs. During the Border War, he commanded 1 Squadron, flying Mirage F1AZs into Angola, followed by running air force operations out of Oshikati, Windhoek and SAAF Headquarters in Pretoria. A highlight of his career was organizing the successful fly-past of 76 aircraft for Nelson Mandela's inauguration as President of South Africa in 1994.

Heaven's Eagle

Heaven's Eagle

  • Author: Daniel O'Neil
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1490811699
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 354
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Heaven's Eagle is a commentary on one of Scripture's most beloved passages, Psalm 91. It examines how God dealt with Moses, the author of the poem, using the figure of an eagle to describe the ways of the Holy Spirit. In Heaven's Eagle, you'll learn many fascinating insights, such as: - The eagle of Psalm 91 corresponds closely to the imagery of the Passover. - The cleft of the rock where God hid Moses is actually the place where eagles nest. - When Israel crossed the Red Sea, they were preceded by tens of thousands of eagles. - The eyesight of an eagle demonstrates seven ways the Holy Spirit gives the believer vision. - The eagle's mastery of wind gives deep insight into the ways of the Spirit. - Tales in many cultures speak of eagles fighting dragons (types of Satan and the Antichrist). - Eagles are raptors that carry away prey, much as the Holy Spirit will rapture believers. Heaven's Eagle is a valuable reference that will give you deeper understanding of Psalm 91 and other biblical passages that speak of the Holy Spirit in the metaphor of an eagle.

Saving Eagle Mitch

Saving Eagle Mitch

One Good Deed in a Wicked World

  • Author: Barbara Chepaitis
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438446667
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 128
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When a Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger rescue a wounded eagle in war-torn Afghanistan, a writer learns what it can take to do one good deed in a seemingly wicked world.

Himalayan Eagle: The story of the Indian Air Force

Himalayan Eagle: The story of the Indian Air Force

  • Author: Henry Jesuadian
  • Publisher: Lancer Publishers LLC
  • ISBN: 1940988357
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
  • View: 7536
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A chronological, sequential narrative of the salient points in the IAF’s existence, from it’s pre-conception right up to the early part of the 21st century. It is written with a minimum of technical or political detail or professional jargon, and in an ‘easy to read’ format which should make it interesting reading for all levels of aviation and military enthusiasts!

A Population Study of Golden Eagles in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area

A Population Study of Golden Eagles in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area

Second-year Progress Report

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bird populations
  • Page: 70
  • View: 3760
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Post-fledging Behavior of the Northern Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus Leucocephalus Alascanus Townsend, in the Chippewa National Forest, Minnesota

Post-fledging Behavior of the Northern Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus Leucocephalus Alascanus Townsend, in the Chippewa National Forest, Minnesota

  • Author: Joel Vernon Kussman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bald eagle
  • Page: 868
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The Dragon Nimbus Novels:

The Dragon Nimbus Novels:

  • Author: Irene Radford
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101043210
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 720
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This brand-new omnibus is the second in a series collecting Irene Radford's acclaimed Dragon novels. Volume I includes the complete trilogy of The Dragon Nimbus: The Glass Dragon, The Perfect Princess, and The Lonliest Magician Volume II includes the first two novels in The Dragon Nimbus History quartet: The Dragon's Touchstone and The Last Battlemage Volume III includes the last two novels in The Dragon Nimbus History quartet: The Renegade Dragon and The Wizard's Treasure The Dragon's Touchstone: Three hundred years before the time of The Glass Dragon, Coronnan is a kingdom at war with itself, magic is wild, and magicians uncontrolled, each working separately for his own goal. At the height of this age of chaos, the dragons decide to intervene, making their presence known to the mortals through the healer Myrilandel. The Last Battlemage: Nimbulan, the last Battlemage and the founder of the school for Communal Magic, is seeking to create a permanent protection for the kingdom of Coronnan, a spell-crafted border to keep enemies out. His search for the key to this magic leads him to terrifying discovery—the dragons, the guardians of magics, are in terrible danger. Want more Dragon novels? Look for The Star Gods trilogy and the new Children of the Dragon Nimbus series! A letter from the author, Irene Radford: Welcome to the world where dragons are real and magic works. If you are new to the Dragon Nimbus, pull up a chair and join us as we revel in tales that have touched my heart more than anything else I've written under any pen name. If you are returning after an absence, I am very happy to have you back. This is a world that began with a Christmas gift of a blown-glass dragon. The dragon sat proudly on the knick-knack shelf for several months, loved and admired, reluctantly dusted, and totally inert. Then one night at dinner, my son remarked, "You know, Mom, I think dragons are born all dark, like that little pewter dragon, then they get more silvery as they grow up until they are as clear as glass." The dragon came to life for me. Out of that chance remark came first one book, then three, five, seven, and finally ten. I built a career on these books and loved every minute of the process. These characters still live in my mind many years after they jumped into their stories and dragged me along with them. Many thanks to DAW Books and my editor Sheila Gilbert for reviving The Dragon Nimbus a lucky thirteen years after they first debuted. With these omnibus volumes, you can read about the dragons with crystal fur that directs your eye elsewhere yet defies you to look anywhere else. Wonderful dragons full of wit and wisdom. Magic abounds. Magicians and mundanes alike learn about their world and special life lessons as they explore dragon lore past and present. The books will be presented in the order in which they were written, and the order that makes the most sense of the entwined tales. So, sit back and enjoy with me. And may reading take you soaring with Dragons.

Wings of Empowerment

Wings of Empowerment

  • Author: Darlene Wilson
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1456835238
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 395
  • View: 2849
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"In Wings of Empowerment the author invites readers to embrace a life changing approach to stepping away from painful roadblocks. Not only does Darlene Wilson share how she escaped from a controlling tyrant but also from her own destructive thought system. This is the sometimes torturous, often joyful journey of a woman who accepts the challenge to bravely face her fears – opening the door to a surprising new life. In her story, Wilson illustrates her experiences with empowerment tools such as: Dream work Meditation Acupuncture Dance therapy Mindfulness application Journaling A Course in Miracles The law of attraction Pet therapy Nature immersion Energy healing Affirmations A bibliography of the many books Wilson utilized in her transformation is included in this work."