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Go Flight

Author : Rick Houston
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At first glance, it looks like just another auditorium in just another government building. But among the talented men (and later women) who worked in mission control, the room located on the third floor of Building 30--at what is now Johnson Space Center--would become known by many as "the Cathedral." These members of the space program were the brightest of their generations, making split-second decisions that determined the success or failure of a mission. The flight controllers, each supported by a staff of specialists, were the most visible part of the operation, running the missions, talking to the heavens, troubleshooting issues on board, and, ultimately, attempting to bring everyone safely back home. None of NASA's storied accomplishments would have been possible without these people. Interviews with dozens of individuals who worked in the historic third-floor mission control room bring the compelling stories to life. Go, Flight! is a real-world reminder of where we have been and where we could go again given the right political and social climate.

Things that Go Bump in the Flight

Author : George Richardson
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How to prepare for a flight, the apparent strange things that go on in an aircraftSeparation of fiction(humbug) from facts

I Will Go With You The Flight of a Lifetime The Final Call

Author : Priya Kumar
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Awards: I Will Go With You – The Final Call is the winner of 2 International Awards. Synopsis: What happens when a pilot entrusted with the lives of hundreds of passengers loses his mind and decides that "life is not worth it" and chooses to end his life, taking all the passengers and crew with him? The 300 passengers boarding the flight SL502 from Dubai to New York believe like the rest of us, that flying is the safest mode of travel. They haven't the faintest clue that the pilot in the drivers seat has decided to end his life mid-air by committing suicide. Well not every passenger is unaware of impending danger. There is in the flight an astrologer humouring his fellow passengers with some predictions when he realizes that there is something deadly in common with all these predictions.................. Come aboard a suspense filled drama of life and death woven by master storyteller Priya Kumar as she takes you on a ride that you will never forget. About the Author Priya Kumar is an Internationally Acclaimed Motivational Speaker and Bestselling Author of 12 Inspirational Books. In her 25 years journey with Motivational Speaking, she has worked with over 2000 Multi-National Corporates across 47 countries and has touched over 3 million people through her workshops and books, and is the only Woman Speaker in India to have done so. She is the only Indian Author who has won 37 International Awards for her books.

Pathways to Fight or Flight

Author : Rosa Mae Carrier
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Douglas A 26 Invader Bomber Pilot s Flight Manual

Author : Periscope
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One of the only aircraft to fly and fight in three wars ' World War II, Korea and Vietnam ' the Douglas A-26 Invader earned a reputation for its durability under fire. First flown in 1942, the Invader (known after 1948 as the B-26) featured a single pilot, with a navigator / bombardier sitting in the co-pilot's position. Many B-26's served as transport and fire-fighting aircraft after their combat service. This reproduction of an original A-26 Pilot's Flight Manual gives a rare glimpse into the cockpit of this warbird.

Tracking Apollo to the Moon

Author : Hamish Lindsay
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This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space-flight ever published. The text begins with the historical origins of the dream of walking on the Moon, covers the earliest Mercury and Gemini flights and then moves on to the end of the Apollo era. In readable, fascinating detail, Hamish Lindsay - who was directly involved in all three programs - chronicles mankind's greatest adventure with a great narrative, interviews, quotes and masses of photographs, including some previously unpublished. In addition to bringing the history of these missions to life the book serves as a detailed reference for space enthusiasts and students.

Flight Of An Angel

Author : Jimmie Lee Habersham
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To God be the glory for the things he has done. He has done great things. I bring you greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This book is written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It begins with memories of my struggle as a child learning to survive living in a life of poverty, where my mother did everything she could to take care of her children. It also depicts my enthusiasm to strive to be a breadwinner at an early age. The recording of the dreams started from a dream in which the Spirit spoke to me. Its sole purpose is to encourage those who have made a conscious decision to live according to the word of God that they are not alone. We are going to have trials and tribulations in this walk of life. Don't give up. God is always there with you. Even during the most difficult challenges of your life. Jesus said I will never leave you nor forsake you. I will be with you until the very end. Although we cannot see him, He has a way of revealing Himself to us. The assurance that God is with you is shown by the manifestation of how he places his angels around you to protect, encourage, and minister to your every need. In this book, you will read about the times in my life which God has revealed himself to me through angelical beings spiritually and physically. Through struggles and life challenges, they have been with me all the way. They were either by vision or physical existence. Hold on to your dreams and keep the vision alive. “Hebrews 13:5 says, Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Vault Guide to Flight Attendant Careers

Author : Mark Gazdik
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Five-star hotels, hob-nobbing with celebrities, working eight days per month and jetting around the world. Is it the life you've always dreamed of? Did we mention two-hours' notice to get to the airport, 5 a.m. departures and constant fatigue? Welcome to the world of flight attendant careers. This new Vault guide provides the inside scoop on everything from training programs and unions to crew schedules and perks for this exciting career.

Air Crash Investigation The Crash of Air France Flight 358

Author : Hans Griffioen
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On August 2, 2005 Air France Flight 358, an Airbus A340, departed Paris, on a flight to Toronto, Canada, with 297 passengers and 12 crew members on board. On final approach, the aircraft's weather radar was displaying heavy precipitation encroaching on the runway from the northwest. The aircraft touched down 3800 feet down the runway, and was not able to stop before the end of it. The aircraft stopped in a ravine and caught fire. All passengers and crew members were able to evacuate the aircraft on time. Only 2 crew members and 10 passengers were seriously injured during the crash and the evacuation.

The Crash of United Flight 93 on September 11 2001

Author : Tonya Buell
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An account of the events surrounding the hijacking and crash of United Flight 93 as part of the terrorist plot carried out on September 11, 2001.

Working the Skies

Author : Drew Whitelegg
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Get ready for takeoff. The life of the flight attendant, a.k.a., stewardess, was supposedly once one of glamour, exotic travel and sexual freedom, as recently depicted in such films as Catch Me If You Can and View From the Top. The nostalgia for the beautiful, carefree and ever helpful stewardess perhaps reveals a yearning for simpler times, but nonetheless does not square with the difficult, demanding and sometimes dangerous job of today's flight attendants. Based on interviews with over sixty flight attendants, both female and male labor leaders, and and drawing upon his observations while flying across the country and overseas, Drew Whitelegg reveals a much more complicated profession, one that in many ways is the quintessential job of the modern age where life moves at record speeds and all that is solid seems up in the air. Containing lively portraits of flight attendants, both current and retired, this book is the first to show the intimate, illuminating, funny, and sometimes dangerous behind-the-scenes stories of daily life for the flight attendant. Going behind the curtain, Whitelegg ventures into first-class, coach, the cabin, and life on call for these men and women who spend week in and week out in foreign cities, sleeping in hotel rooms miles from home. Working the Skies also elucidates the contemporary work and labor issues that confront the modern worker: the demands of full-time work and parenthood; the downsizing of corporate America and the resulting labor lockouts; decreasing wages and hours worked; job insecurity; and the emotional toll of a high stress job. Given the events of 9/11, flight attendants now have an especially poignant set of stressful concerns to manage, both for their own safety as well as for those they serve, the passengers. Flight attendants, originally registered nurses charged with attending to passengers' medical needs, now find themselves wearing the hats of therapist, security guard and undercover agent. This last set of tasks pushing some, as Whitelegg shows, out of the business altogether.

Shadows in Flight

Author : Orson Scott Card
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Ender's Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel... At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten--a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come. For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders--the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship's colony. Shadows in Flight is the fifth novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Crisis on Flight 101

Author : S. P. Perone
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Upon inadvertently discovering telepathic time travel, the rogue leader of a secret society of scientists threatens to re-write American history and virtually flip the world upside down with one cataclysmic stroke! When Professor Tony Shane discovers that his research has been stolen to further this monstrous terrorist threat, he and his young research associate, Andrea Martin, join a CIA mission to intervene. Intervention requires Shane to link telepathically with his young father, Daniel, in the summer of 1939. With the world on the brink of global war, Shane must guide Daniel through a bold attempt to rescue-or to kill-a brilliant Jewish atomic physicist in Hitler's grasp. While Shane and Daniel fall under the spell of an aggressive 1939 lover with mysterious designs, an alienated old flame must find a way to save the mission. Much of this suspenseful venture evolves during a nostalgic overnight transatlantic flight on a Pan American "flying boat," with darkly mysterious forces working at cross-purposes. Fateful events during the 1939 flight are paralleled by political brokering in modern times climaxing with a shocking, fateful confrontation between a stubborn American president and the charismatic leader of the secret society.

Flight time limitations

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
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This report examines draft proposals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to change the rules that govern how many hours a pilot can fly. The Transport Committee warns that working hours and conditions for pilots and cabin crew must be improved or safety could be at risk. Currently, the UK implements stricter flight time regulations than some other European countries, but under the new rules proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency, the UK would not be able to have its own regime and the UK's current standards would be lowered. Fatigue is already an issue in aviation: 43% of pilots have reported falling asleep involuntarily at some point whilst on duty under the UK's current regulatory framework. The Committee recognises that flight time limitations are complex regulations, but the report highlights several issues where there is clear scope for improvement. The proposed 11 hour duty period at night for pilots flies in the face of scientific evidence and should be reduced to a 10 hour maximum. There is added concern that a pilot could land a plane after 22 hours awake. The Civil Aviation Authority must do more to monitor pilot hours so that long duty periods are the exception not the rule, and must address a culture of under-reporting of pilot fatigue. MPs accept that common European flight time limitations could improve aviation safety for UK passengers travelling on non-UK airlines. However, for these benefits to be realised the European standards must be uniformly high.

A Flight with the Swallows

Author : Emma Marshall
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In a deep window seat, hidden by crimson curtains from the room beyond, a little girl was curled up, looking out upon a trim garden, where the first autumn leaves were falling one September afternoon. The view was bounded by a high wall, and above the wall, the east end of Coldchester Cathedral stood up a dark mass against the pale-blue sky. Every now and then a swallow darted past the window, with its forked tail and whitish breast; then there was a twittering and chirping in the nests above, as the swallows talked to each other of their coming flight. Little Dorothy was an only child; she had no brothers and sisters to play with; thus she made playmates of her two fluffy kittens, who were lying at her feet; and she made friends of the twittering swallows and the chattering jackdaws, as they flew in and out from the cathedral tower, and lived in a world of her own.

A Family Flight Through Mexico

Author : Edward Everett Hale
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The eminent clergyman and his daughter used their family travels to write a fictionalized account for young people of a trip to Mexico.

An Eagle Flight

Author : José Rizal
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Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century

Author : P. Galison
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All technologies differ from one another. They are as varied as humanity's interaction with the physical world. Even people attempting to do the same thing produce multiple technologies. For example, John H. White discovered more than l 1000 patents in the 19th century for locomotive smokestacks. Yet all technologies are processes by which humans seek to control their physical environment and bend nature to their purposes. All technologies are alike. The tension between likeness and difference runs through this collection of papers. All focus on atmospheric flight, a twentieth-century phenomenon. But they approach the topic from different disciplinary perspectives. They ask disparate questions. And they work from distinct agendas. Collectively they help to explain what is different about aviation - how it differs from other technologies and how flight itself has varied from one time and place to another. The importance of this topic is manifest. Flight is one of the defining technologies of the twentieth century. Jay David Bolter argues in Turing's Man that certain technologies in certain ages have had the power not only to transform society but also to shape the way in which people understand their relationship with the physical world. "A defining technology," says Bolter, "resembles a magnifying glass, which collects and focuses seemingly disparate ideas in a culture into one bright, sometimes piercing ray." 2 Flight has done that for the twentieth century.

Flight for Justice

Author : Nino Lama
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FLIGHT FOR JUSTICE is a one-of-a-kind legal thriller. Vince DiMarco, a middle-aged divorced criminal defense attorney, practices in partnership with his son, Mike. They turn to Vinces father, eighty-two-year-old Santinothe family patriarch, a retired defense lawyerfor wisdom and advice. While Santino and Mike are living in peace, Vince is in turmoil, living at a lower standard than ever before because of his recent divorce. His long-lost first love, Renee, reappears after twenty-seven years, only to be involved in murder, arson, and drug conspiracy. Its up to Vince, Mike, and Santino to save her, and just as importantlyas it turns outto save their own lives as they unravel a multistate drug cartel. While the villain flies about the country in a gleaming white jet, Vince and Mike use their vintage Beechcraft to cover the thousands of miles to which the case takes themnot without near disaster. Vinces love for Renee is rekindled during the defense, despite her involvement with the antagonist Carl, head of the cartel. Conflicts arise throughout the novel between Vince, Mike, and Santino as they try, but fail, to maintain the boundaries between business and family, love and the law.

Funny How Things Work Out

Author : Chris R. Pownall
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This is the story of Chris Pownall¿s life beginning from early childhood to retirement. Chris¿ autobiography is unique because he tells his story with a slant towards the more hilarious side of his life. Chris has always had a reputation for being there when things were going wrong¿but it¿s nothing to do with him really! His former work colleagues will bear witness to situations involving freak weather conditions and disrupted travelling arrangements. His sense of humour has seen him through many difficult situations¿which he managed to salvage with wit and discretion.Chris enjoys humour and receives great satisfaction in giving others a reason to laugh. His fifty years of continuous employment gave him great fulfilment and provided amazing opportunities for travel and experience of many industries and cultures which he shares in this account. Chris has been privileged to work with some highly capable and interesting people; not all are referred to in this book but this autobiography focuses upon those with whom Chris worked more closely and had the most fun. Despite all the self-effacing humour, the author has a serious side which has driven his search for knowledge at the forefront of sealing technology. As you read these stories the author hopes that these yarns no matter how unbelievable some may seem, will not cause offence, as they are not intended to, but will bring a smile to your face as you share in the humour of his hilarious and not so hilarious past!