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  • Control in the Skyby L. F. E. Coombs

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 9.99

    In the first early years of aviation, the control systems and instruments found in a typical aircraft cockpit were few and simple, but did form the basic pattern of requirements still used today. Although pioneering aeroplanes seldom achieved speeds above 100 mph or reached altitudes above 10,000 feet, pilots still required reliable information on... more...

  • Human Factors in Aviationby Eduardo Salas; Florian Jentsch; Dan Maurino

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 106.95

    This edited textbook is†a fully updated and expanded version of the highly successful first edition of Human Factors in Aviation . Written for the widespread aviation community - students, engineers, scientists, pilots, managers, government personnel, etc.,†HFA offers a comprehensive overview of the topic, taking readers from the general to the specific,... more...

  • Wings On My Sleeveby Captain Eric Brown

    Orion 2008; US$ 23.25

    Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany in 1939, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realizing he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve: and the rest is history. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying... more...

  • Life in the Skiesby Lim Khoy Hing

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 10.99

    Life in the Skies is a unique compendium of tips, advice, anecdotes and tales from the storied career of life-long pilot, Captain Lim Khoy Hing. Captain Lim provides insights into every aspect of air travel - informing passengers of all the hidden mysteries of airplane safety and regulations, enlightening those who wonder how someone trains and becomes... more...

  • Multimodal Safety Management and Human Factorsby Josť M. Anca

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 144.95

    Multimodal Safety Management and Human Factors is a wide-ranging compendium of contemporary SMS and HF approaches from the aviation, road, rail and medical domains. It brings together 27 chapters from both the academic and professional worlds that focus on applications, tools and strategies in SMS and HF; a wellspring of the practical rather than the... more...

  • Zeppelin over Suffolkby Mark Mower

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 1.99

    Zeppelin Over Suffolk tells the remarkable story of the destruction of a German airship over East Anglia in 1917. The drama is set against the backdrop of Germany's aerial bombing campaign on Britain in the First World War, using a terrifying new weapon, the Zeppelin. The course of the raid on that summer night is reconstructed in vivid detail,... more...

  • Beyond the Checkride: Flight Basics Your Instructor Never Taught You, Second Editionby Howard Fried; Gene Gailey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 30.00

    THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR NEW PILOTS--FULLY UPDATED! Covering the latest FAA regulations, Beyond the Checkride , Second Edition, is packed with invaluable lessons learned by trial and error based on the real-life experiences of hundreds of pilots. Originally written by legendary flight instructor Howard Fried and thoroughly revised by veteran pilot... more...

  • Hitler's Heroineby Sophie Jackson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    Hanna Reitsch longed to fly. Breaking records and earning the respect of the Nazi regime, she became the first female Luftwaffe test pilot, earning significant awards and becoming a personal heroine of Hitler's. Reitsch was an ardent Nazi and was prepared to die for the cause, first as a test pilot for the dangerous V1 rockets and later by volunteering... more...

  • The Fearless Flier's Handbookby Debbie Seaman

    Ten Speed Press 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...

  • Birdmen, Batmen, and Skyflyersby Michael Abrams

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    The Wright Brothers were wimps. Or so you might think after reading this account of their unsung but even more daring rivals?the men and women who strapped wings to their backs and took to the sky. If only for a few seconds. People have been dying to fly, quite literally, since the dawn of history. They?ve made wings of feather and bone, leather... more...