Flying the Edge

Designed to help pilots at all levels of experience, this book concentrates on the full utilization of an aircraft's safe flight parameters.

Flying the Edge

Author: Brian McAllister

Publisher: Airlife Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781853108655

Page: 368

View: 944

Designed to help pilots at all levels of experience, this book concentrates on the full utilization of an aircraft's safe flight parameters. In particular, it covers the topics of low-speed flight during take-off and landing, and essential performance problems encountered in normal flying.

Flying on the Edge

" So Gene Manion begins Flying on the Edge, a book that is guaranteed to keep readers engrossed from start to finish.

Flying on the Edge

Author: Gene Manion

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456840570

Page: 384

View: 154

"It was while lurking behind a tree early one freezing winter's morning in 1961, taking a bead with a 30.06 on the doorsill of my former partner, with my crew scrambling to steal back the plane he had stolen from us, that I began to seriously question whether becoming a bush pilot in Newfoundland had been, after all, a good idea." So Gene Manion begins Flying on the Edge, a book that is guaranteed to keep readers engrossed from start to finish.

Flying the Edge

Flying the Edge is Washington Post correspondent George C. Wilson's dramatic firsthand account of a year spent "inching into the unknown" with the 100th test-pilot class at the Naval Air Test Center in Patuxent River, Maryland.

Flying the Edge

Author: George C. Wilson

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: 9781557509253

Page: 271

View: 873

This chronicle of a year spent with the 100th test-pilot class at the Naval Air Test Center in Patuxent River, Maryland, provides a look at the challenges and dangers facing naval test pilots in the 1990s.

Flying the Edge of America

Bill information After a pre-flight briefing Bill offered to fly his airplane with us, in
formation, through the Hudson River Corridor. This flight is something I had
dreamt about doing for many, many years, and spent hours flying on Computer
Flight ...

Flying the Edge of America

Author: David Millett

Publisher: David Millett Publications

ISBN: 1449515460

Page: 196

View: 365

Written in an interlaced diary format, the stories of pilot Millett and intrepid passenger and companion Buss, this volume shares the modern-day adventure of touring the country in a self-piloted private airplane.

Flying at the Edge

20 Years of Front-Line and Display Flying in the Cold War Era Tony Doyle. panel,
and sitting next to him in the two-seat Mark 5 while he did a landing in a
crosswind he was a sight to behold. The third member of the team, Seth Knight,
had ...

Flying at the Edge

Author: Tony Doyle

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1848843666

Page: 400

View: 612

This is the autobiography of an outstanding fighter pilot during his twenty year career with the Royal Air Force. Tony Doyle first flew when in the CCF where he complted a glider course and then a highly-prized Flying Scholarship. This opened the way to joining the RAF and becoming an all-weather tactical fighter pilot flying de Havilland Vampires and Gloster Meteors. At this he excelled and was posted as a flying instructor and then Staff Instructor. This was the age when the Jet Provost was the standard training aircraft. During 1962 he was selected to fly with the newly formed Red Pelicans aerobatic display team and honed his skills as a display pilot. Tony moved to RAF Valley as the new Folland Gnat was being introduced in the training role. This diminutive aircraft was somewhat of a breakthrough and after ironing out several design problems it proved a superb aircraft, being fast and agile. The general public were eager to see this new RAF addition and Tony became its display pilot, flying at open days throughout the UK and Europe. In 1964 Tony converted to the English Electric Lightning, Britain’s one and only supersonic fighter, with a top speed in excess of Mach 2 and a ceiling of 50,000 feet. He was posted to Treble One Squadron at Wattisham in October 1964 as part of the Quick Reaction Alert force against potential Russian bomber attacks. Once again he became the Lightning’s chosen low-level display pilot and demonstrated it at the 1965 Paris Air Show. Shortly after this he was forced to eject over the North Cornish coast after an engine explosion cause the loss of elevator control. This fascinating account of front-line and display flying goes into considerable detail of the aerodynamic qualities of the types flown, their dangers and advantages. There are many life-threatening incidents and successes that will educate anyone who is interested in flying at the very edge.

Hard Air

As a pilot himself, W. Scott Olsen brings to these tales a sense of wonder and adventure as well as a genuine, firsthand understanding of the dangers and rigors of such flying.

Hard Air

Author: W. Scott Olsen

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803217366

Page: 246

View: 265

Hard Air℗¡a book about extraordinary flying?flying under conditions that keep fighters on the carrier deck and rockets on the launch pad?a book about rescue missions and long, lonely flights to gather urgently needed information, about flights to places where no one should be flying: into hurricanes, firestorms, and deep, engine-killing cold. As a pilot himself, W. Scott Olsen brings to these tales a sense of wonder and adventure as well as a genuine, firsthand understanding of the dangers and rigors of such flying.

Flying to the Edge

The first full story of one of Britain's leading test pilots Duncan Menzies, charting his career from Scottish sheep farm through flying the frontier in Egypt and Sudan.

Flying to the Edge

Author: Matthew Willis

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781445664415

Page: 128

View: 700

Duncan Menzies flew with the RAF, the Aeroplane and Armament Evaluation Establishment, and Fairey Aviation in a twenty-five-year flying career, seeing the world of flying change from open cockpits and few rules to the jet age, with its complexities and crowded skies. A modest, family man, Menzies set a speed record in Africa in the 1930s, survived an engine failure in a snowstorm and the terrifying breakup of a Fairey Fulmar in a terminal velocity dive.This biography charts Menzies' career from Scottish sheep farm through flying the frontier in Egypt and Sudan, encounters with adventurers Tom Campbell Black and Denys Finch Hatton, and the future King Edward VIII, to his crucial role as a test pilot, developing the aircraft that would help win the Second World War.

The Combat Edge

... an awareness program that would educate visiting pilots about F - 16 flying
qualities in the high angle of attack regime . ... F - 16 can be aggressively
maneuvered near the edge of the operational envelope without departing
controlled flight .

The Combat Edge

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Flying Safety

LEADER LT COLONEL KENT D. KOSHKO Editor ' Maintain the edge on
awareness and don't become distracted , " the commander warned . It was
especially apropos on this mission . This was the crew's third flight over Hanoi
and the mood ...

Flying Safety

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Fantastic Flights

Describes seventeen twentieth-century historic flights and their pilots, from the Wright brothers to those of the space shuttles.

Fantastic Flights

Author: Patrick O'Brien

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802788807

Page: 40

View: 215

Describes seventeen twentieth-century historic flights and their pilots, from the Wright brothers to those of the space shuttles.

Flying Sparks

As if Sam Shepard met Dorothy Allison, Odette Larson reveals the underbelly of American life in the 50s and 60s: the cruel poverty of a "white trash" community; the prevalence of sexual and physical abuse of children; the ravages of heroin ...

Flying Sparks

Author: Odette Larson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844151

Page: 279

View: 831

Encounters with various people - one who enslaves her, one who liberates her - form the denouement to this extraordinary rite of passage. As if Sam Shepard met Dorothy Allison, Odette Larson reveals the underbelly of American life in the 50s and 60s: the cruel poverty of a "white trash" community; the prevalence of sexual and physical abuse of children; the ravages of heroin on the Black community in Oakland."--BOOK JACKET.

The Wrong Stuff

Navy combat pilot and experimental test pilot Moore describes his "adventures that are legendary in the flying community. He is the flying fraternity's nine-lived cat ... because he 'crashed a lot.'"--Jacket.

The Wrong Stuff

Author: John Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781580072151

Page: 208

View: 262

The photos in this edition are black and white. Author John Moore is the 'cat with nine lives' of the aviation fraternity. From his early days as a Naval Aviation Cadet he had a knack for flying but seemed to be in the neighborhood of disaster. Through two Korean combat tours, Navy test operations, his years as test pilot for North American Aviation, and the space program he was associated with many near and some real catastrophes.

Vintage Champagne on the Edge of Space

This book commemorates a unique era of flying with all the adventure, glamour and glitz that it entailed.

Vintage Champagne on the Edge of Space

Author: Sally Armstrong

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750966564

Page: 176

View: 376

In the era of Concorde, flying aboard this iconic aircraft was like being part of an elite club. Flying at the edge of space, seeing the curvature of the earth as well as jetting off to exotic locations on private charters were just normal parts of the job for Concorde employees. Sally Armstrong recounts her experiences as a stewardess flying with the rich and famous, meeting the superstars and royals, and ensuring their memories of flying on these special journeys were as special as they could be. Reflecting on Concorde’s near 30 years of service, from the heady beginnings to the tragic Air France Crash in 2001, the author also considers the important work of the Save Concorde Group. This book commemorates a unique era of flying with all the adventure, glamour and glitz that it entailed.

Christian Work

I have seen a young blue jay, who fell to the ground in his first flight, do the same
thing. The moment the young Baltimore reaches the edge of the nest, he begins a
cry, which hardly ceases for a moment (while he la awake) for many days.

Christian Work

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Instrument Flying

In flying the on - course toward the station , the pilot should fly on the right hand
edge of the on - course if possible . The edge of the oncourse is that portion
where a strong on - course signal is heard and occasionally the right hand zone
signal ...

Instrument Flying

Author: Philip Van Horn Weems

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 319

View: 428