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  • The Fearless Flier's Handbookby Debbie Seaman

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2014; US$ 14.99

    As many as one in five people is afraid of flying. For some, the fear is so paralyzing that they have never boarded a plane. For others, flying is a necessary evil-they'll do it because they have to, but it's torture. They white-knuckle their way through the flights they have to take or avoid air travel and miss out on promotions, business opportunities,... more...

  • FAR-FC 2015 (PDF eBook edition)by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA)

    Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    This is the PDF eBook edition of this title. This latest edition of pertinent parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) has been fully updated and indexed to clearly reflect all the changes over the past year. The most relevant sections of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations for pilots and aviation industry professionals are included.... more...

  • Aircraft Materials and Analysisby Tariq Siddiqui

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 60.00

    Complete coverage of aircraft design, manufacturing, and maintenance Aircraft Materials and Analysis addresses aircraft design, mechanical and structural factors in aviation, flight loads, structural integrity, stresses, properties of materials, compression, bending, and aircraft fatigue. Detailed analysis of the failure process is provided.... more...

  • Skyfaringby Mark Vanhoenacker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.95

    A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys and renews our capacity to be amazed. The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight--a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity--to the realm of the mundane. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left... more...

  • Time and Navigationby Andrew K. Johnston; Roger D. Connor; Carlene E. Stephens; Paul E. Ceruzzi

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 29.95

    If you want to know where you are, you need a good clock. The surprising connection between time and place is explored in  Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There , the companion book to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition of the same name. Today we use smartphones and GPS, but navigating has not always been so... more...

  • Spacecraft Operationsby Thomas Uhlig; Florian Sellmaier; Michael Schmidhuber

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The book describes the basic concepts of spaceflight operations, for both, human and unmanned missions. The basic subsystems of a space vehicle are explained in dedicated chapters, the relationship of spacecraft design and the very unique space environment are laid out. Flight dynamics are taught as well as ground segment requirements. Mission operations... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Missesby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 9.23

    An incredible 30,000 flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Missesby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    An incredible 30,000 flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters... more...

  • Reclaiming the Skyby Tom MURPHY

    AMACOM 2006; US$ 21.95

    In the pages of this book, you will meet some of the people whose hard work propels a critical social and economic force -- the aviation industry -- and who on the morning of September 11th, were suddenly thrust into front-line positions in the battle to put our nation back on its feet. For many of these men and women and their families, the pain and... more...