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Notes of a Seaplane Instructor

Notes of a Seaplane Instructor

An Instructional Guide to Seaplane Flying

  • Author: Burke Mees
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
  • ISBN: 9781560275589
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 195
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Notes of a Seaplane Instructor is a distillation of all the tips, techniques and procedures of a veteran flyer and teacher, in an accessible and informative format. Author Burke Mees has an affinity for the "feel of the floats on the water" and how to communicate it in writing, as well as a sensible, professional approach which lends a truly "one-on-one" aspect to reading his book. All the seaplane maneuvers are covered, starting with preflight, proceeding through taxiing, takeoff, landing, and postflight procedures; also operating in various water conditions, stability of the aircraft on the water, step-taxi and -turn, and much more. Many illustrations, taken from and inspired by the author's own original flight instruction notebook sketches, help to further explain the concepts. In this new second edition, Burke provides even more notes on technique and performance particular to the world of floatplanes, with a special emphasis on safety and the best kind of pilot decision-making processes that keep seaplanes flying. The Second Edition also features an added chapter on multi-engine seaplane flying, and an appendix with notes on "pumping the floats" and "ropes and splicing." What is it like to fly single-engine float planes? How do pilots develop and then hone their water-flying skills? What techniques apply to both landplanes and seaplanes, and which ones belong in only one realm? The answers to these questions comprise a unique approach to seaplane flying, in a book that reveals what floatplane mastery is really all about. Notes of a Seaplane Instructor offers insights to all pilots, from already-rated seaplane pilots to those looking to experience the benefits and pleasures of seaplane flying for the first time.

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Young Titan: The Making Of Winston Churchill

Young Titan: The Making Of Winston Churchill

  • Author: Michael Shelden
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471113248
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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Most people today think of Winston Churchill as simply the wartime British bulldog - a jowly, cigar-chomping old fighter demanding blood, sweat and tears from his nation. But the well-known story of the elder statesman has overshadowed an earlier part of his life that is no less fascinating, and that has never before been fully told. It is a tale of romance, ambition, intrigue and glamour in Edwardian London, when the city was the centre of the world, and when its best and brightest were dazzled by the meteoric rise to power of a young politician with a famous name and a long aristocratic background. Winston Churchill gave his maiden speech in Parliament at the very beginning of King Edward VII's reign in 1901 when he was only 26. By the time the guns of August 1914 swept away the Edwardian idyll, he was First Lord of the Admiralty - the civilian head of the largest navy in the world. In the intervening years, he often cut a dashing figure, romancing several society beauties, tangling with some of the most powerful political figures of his time, championing major social reforms, becoming one of the leading orators of the day, publishing six books, supervising an armed assault on anarchists, and working harder perhaps than anyone else to prepare his nation for war.

Flying a Floatplane

Flying a Floatplane

  • Author: Marin Faure
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
  • ISBN: 9780070213043
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 274
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The definitive guide to the seaplane flying experience-- now updated and expanded! Armed with this essential guide to supplement your floatplane instruction, you can speed up the time it takes to get your seaplane rating and start enjoying this unique form of flying adventure. Covering basic and advanced flying and handling techniques, C. Marin Faure offers indispensable information and expert advice on all of the challenges of floatplanes. Now this richly illustrated guide is updated and expanded to reflect new developments, including the growing popularity of turbines and kitplanes. You'll especially appreciate the new chapter on maintaining your seaplane to keep it flying trouble-free. You'll learn how to prepare for all the conditions unique to taking off and landing on water-- waves, currents, tides, rocks, boats, even fish! You'll also find important details on: Preflight inspections; Docking; Cross-country flights; Seaplane components; Mooring; Dry storage; Tiedown and securing; Sailing; Emergency and survival equipment; Water taxing; Amphibious operations; Fuel facilities ...applicable U.S. and Canadian regulations, and more.

LASORS 2006

LASORS 2006

The Guide for Pilots

  • Author: Civil Aviation Authority: Personnel Licensing Department - Flight Crew
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780117905016
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 600
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This publication contains training guidance for flight crew wishing to obtain a pilots licence in the UK and training providers of both UK National and JAA requirements in the field of flight crew licensing, with the associated rules and regulations. It is divided into two main sections dealing with: licensing, administration and standardisation procedures employed by the Safety Regulation Group, including references to JAR-FCL (European Joint Aviation Requirements for Flight Crew Licensing) documentation; and operating requirements and safety practice standards in the preparation for flight, with data from established information sources such as aeronautical information circulars and CAA safety sense leaflets.

Lasors 2010

Lasors 2010

The Guide for Pilots

  • Author: Civil Aviation Authority: Personnel Licensing Department - Flight Crew
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780117922198
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 700
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This publication contains training guidance for flight crew wishing to obtain a pilot's licence in the UK and training providers of both UK National and JAA requirements in the field of flight crew licensing, with the associated rules and regulations. It is divided into two main sections dealing with: i) licensing, administration and standardisation procedures employed by the Safety Regulation Group, including references to JAR-FCL (European Joint Aviation Requirements for Flight Crew Licensing) documentation; and ii) operating requirements and safety practice standards in the preparation for flight, with data from established information sources such as aeronautical information circulars and CAA safety leaflets.

Federal Register

Federal Register

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  • Category: Administrative law
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They Gave me a Seafire

They Gave me a Seafire

  • Author: Commander R 'Mike' Crosley DSC RN
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473821916
  • Category: History
  • Page: 279
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A classic in every sense of the word, the re-issuing of this book is sure to provoke an enthusiastic response. First published in 1986 by Airlife, its publishing history has seen a great number of glowing reviews generated, coming from both historians and participants in the proceedings that the author so eloquently relays.??The book charts Crosley's service career in the Fleet Air Arm during the entire period of the Second World War. Part of his service saw him in action aboard HMS Eagle, flying Sea Hurricanes on the Harpoon and Pedestal Malta convoys of June and August 1942. It was during this time that he shot down his first enemy aircraft and survived the dramatic sinking of HMS Eagle. From there he graduated on to Seafires, (the Naval equivalent of the Spitfire), and flew this type in Combat Air Patrols over Norway and ramrod strikes from Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa in November 1942), through to D-Day in June 1944 in the European Theatre of Operations, and then in the Pacific abroad HMS Implacable as part of the British Pacific Fleet in 1945 until the end of the Pacific War, by which time he had command of his own combined squadron, 801 and 880.??The narrative is well written in a frank and often scathingly critical way of Fleet Air Arm operations during the Second World War and beyond. The book looks set to bring the endeavours of Crosley to a whole new generation of enthusiasts, and it should appeal across the board to fans of aviation, naval history and families and friends of Armed Forces, past and present.

The Royal Air Force: The Trenchard Years, 1918–1929

The Royal Air Force: The Trenchard Years, 1918–1929

  • Author: Ian Philpott
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • ISBN: 1783409681
  • Category: History
  • Page: 600
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The inter-war years between 1918 and 1939 saw the newly created Royal Air Force fighting for its very existence politically, being dispatched to the remotest corners of the British Empire and its Protectorates in various policing roles and then finally engaged in a headlong rush to modernize in the face of the new German Fascist regime that was threatening British and European freedom. Yet this important period in RAF history and its effect on political and military rationale during the period has never been completely documented. This exhaustive and comprehensive reference is the most detailed work to be published on the subject. The author gives full information on the changing structure of the Force during the period, squadron operations, political machinations and their effects, the airplanes and their equipment, the personnel, technical advances in navigation and breakthroughs achieved in engine performance. The book is cross-referenced throughout, extremely well illustrated and contains an abundance of location maps and other diagrams. This book will become a Bible for anyone interested in the history of the RAF.This work has been reviewed by personnel at the RAF Historical Branch who praise it.

Notes on the Tailwheel Checkout and an Introduction to Ski Flying

Notes on the Tailwheel Checkout and an Introduction to Ski Flying

  • Author: Burke Mees
  • Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
  • ISBN: 9781619541900
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 112
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"This book covers the basics for an initial tailwheel and ski checkout and contains commentary on the finer points of these topics. It is meant to be useful not only to the beginner first making the transition, but also to provide insights to the pilot or instructor who is already flying these kinds of airplanes. Most skiplanes are tailwheel airplanes and in the northern latitudes, ski flying is a seasonal variation of tailwheel flying. A lot of people fly a tailwheel airplane on wheels in the summer, then put the same airplane on skis in the winter. A tailwheel checkout is often followed up with a ski checkout and the author keeps to that same sequence of events in this book. Readers will benefit from clear explanations that have proven effective with students throughout the author's extensive career, distilled from two decades of experience in flying and flight instructing in tailwheel airplanes and skiplanes. An orderly presentation of all the topics required to develop tailwheel/ski competence are included for both basic topics (needed for the tailwheel checkout required by regulations) and advanced topics (such as flying multiengine tailwheel airplanes and ski-flying on glaciers and sea-ice). The book does more than just explain the list of topics, it anticipates and preemptively addresses the questions and difficulties experienced by the average student. It presents the material according to an organization the author has found to be effective in the course of his own instructing. In addition, you will be exposed to insights about the learning process that will help prepare you for flight training"--Provided by publisher.