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Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering

  • The Dragon in the Cockpitby Hung-Sying Jing; Allen Batteau

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    The Dragon in the Cockpit enhances the mutual understanding between Western aviation human-factors practitioners and the Chinese aviation community by describing some of the fundamental Chinese cultural characteristics pertinent to the field of flight safety. This book provides crucial insights into Chinese culture and how it manifests itself during... more...

  • Someone Is Hiding Somethingby Richard Belzer; George Noory; David Wayne

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    A year after the disappearance and commencement of the international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, no sign of the plane has been found—no debris, no bodies, no sign of the much-talked-about black box. Richard Belzer, George Noory, and David Wayne want to know why. Scrutinizing the theories the media and politicians claim are the “most... more...

  • Bird Strikeby Michael N. Kalafatas

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    An intriguing and thoughtful investigation of New England?s first major air disaster, caused by a massive bird strike, a half-century ago more...

  • Flight Dynamicsby Robert F. Stengel

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 99.50

    Flight Dynamics takes a new approach to the science and mathematics of aircraft flight, unifying principles of aeronautics with contemporary systems analysis. While presenting traditional material that is critical to understanding aircraft motions, it does so in the context of modern computational tools and multivariable methods. Robert Stengel... more...

  • Trials and Errorsby Mike Brooke

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Following his success as a Cold War Canberra pilot, Mike Brooke was dispatched to become a flying instructor at the Central Flying School in the 1970s. Following this interesting career spell, he moved on to undertake the demanding training regime at the UK's Empire Test Pilots' School in order for him to become a fully qualified experimental test... more...

  • From Night Flak to Hijackby Captain Reginald Levy DFC

    The History Press 2015; US$ 23.32

    This is the autobiography of Reginald Levy, a British pilot who reached a total of 25,090 flying hours in over 40 years of civil, military and commercial aviation. He recounts his training and military operations as an RAF pilot during WWII. He flies 44 types of aircraft between 1941 and 1981. He takes part in the Berlin Airlift, and in 1952 joins... more...

  • Wingless Flightby R. Dale Reed; Darlene Lister

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 34.95

    Most lifting bodies, or "flying bathtubs" as they were called, were so ugly only an engineer could love them, and yet, what an elegant way to keep wings from burning off in supersonic flight between earth and orbit. Working in their spare time (because they couldn't initially get official permission), Dale Reed and his team of engineers demonstrated... more...

  • American Women and Flight since 1940by Deborah G. Douglas

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Women run wind tunnel experiments, direct air traffic, and fabricate airplanes. American women have been involved with flight from the beginning, but until 1940, most people believed women could not fly, that Amelia Earhart was an exception to the rule. World War II changed everything. "It is on the record thatwomen can fly as well as men," stated... more...

  • Expanding the Envelopeby Michael H. Gorn

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Expanding the Envelope is the first book to explore the full panorama of flight research history, from the earliest attempts by such nineteenth century practitioners as England's Sir George Cayley, who tested his kites and gliders by subjecting them to experimental flight, to the cutting-edge aeronautical research conducted by the NACA and NASA.... more...

  • Digital Avionics Handbook, Third Editionby Cary Spitzer; Uma Ferrell; Thomas Ferrell

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 179.95

    A perennial bestseller, the Digital Avionics Handbook offers a comprehensive view of avionics. Complete with case studies of avionics architectures as well as examples of modern systems flying on current military and civil aircraft, this Third Edition includes: Ten brand-new chapters covering new topics and emerging trends Significant restructuring... more...