flights of no return aviation historys most infamous one way tickets to immortality

Download Book Flights Of No Return Aviation Historys Most Infamous One Way Tickets To Immortality in PDF format. You can Read Online Flights Of No Return Aviation Historys Most Infamous One Way Tickets To Immortality here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Flights Of No Return

Author : Steven A. Ruffin
ISBN : 9780760347928
Genre : History
File Size : 54. 51 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 233
Read : 1177

Download Now


Discover the mysterious, controversial, and sometimes downright eerie history of flights that didn't end as planned. The history of aviation is full of accounts of history's most spectacular flights. But what about the ones from which someone failed to return? - A celebrated millionaire--who also happened to be the world's foremost aviator--lifted off in a small plane one clear morning in 2007 and disappeared. - The glamorous son of a beloved fallen president took off on a hazy summer night in 1999 and plunged himself and two others into the Atlantic Ocean. - A US Navy blimp landed one Sunday morning in 1942 in the middle of a city street in California with no one aboard. Some of these "non-returns" occurred because of errors in judgment; others were intentional, and some resulted from causes still unknown. Get the full, meticulous account of the fascinating people involved in these flights, the mistakes they made, and the ways in which their "flight of no return" affected the world. Pilot and aviation writer Steven A. Ruffin covers the entire 230-year span of manned flight in all types of aircraft through war and peace. Balloons, blimps, biplanes, jets, and spaceships have all suffered mishaps over the years. Don't miss the mystery, adventure, intrigue, and a sprinkling of the supernatural and extraterrestrial in Flights of No Return.

Bismarck And Hood The Battle Of The Denmark Strait

Author : Marco Santarini
ISBN :
Genre : History
File Size : 81. 69 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 806
Read : 911

Download Now


The legendary Battle of the Denmark Strait, which saw the mighty German battleship Bismarck sink Britain's HMS Hood in an epic duel of the titans, has been dogged by controversy to this day. Was the doomed HMS Hood really sunk by a shell that penetrated her wooden decks to explode in one of her magazine compartments? Others believe that Bismarck's fortunate shell detonated in Hood's cordite supply - the powder that propelled 82-lbs shells some staggering 17,700 yards - suggesting that damage examined on the wreck indicates a more distinct explosion. Or was the Hood's destructive and violent demise a new, and until now, unexplained act of war? The sinking of HMS Hood on Empire Day, 24 May 1941, resulted in the single largest loss of life for the Royal Navy during the Second World War: 1,415 lives were lost. There were absolutely no traces of any crewmen save three survivors. Bismarck and Hood: The Battle of the Denmark Strait - A Technical Analysis is a controversial and electric study of this infamous battle. The author, a rear admiral in the Italian Navy, is a leading expert in gunnery and his book, a work of over two decades of study, further investigates this battle in an attempt to attain a more credible explanation. The events and tactics leading up to the battle are explained within their various contexts and a cinematic and ballistic model of the battle was developed, essential for a statistical analysis of Hood's sinking. Certainly, no one will ever be able to confirm what exactly happened in the Denmark Strait on that fateful day, but this fascinating book disposes of myths and falsehoods to give a more definitive and realistic interpretation of this iconic battle between HMS Hood and Bismarck.

Congressional Record

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009865192
Genre : Law
File Size : 77. 72 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 304
Read : 305

Download Now


The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

After 9 11

Author : Helaina Hovitz
ISBN : 9781631440632
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 83. 20 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 527
Read : 479

Download Now


Helaina Hovitz was twelve years old and in middle school just blocks away when the World Trade Center was attacked. Her memoir encapsulates the journey of a girl growing up with PTSD after living through the events firsthand. After 9/11 chronicles its effects on a young girl at the outset of adolescence, following her as she spirals into addiction and rebellion, through loss, chaos, and confusion. The events and experiences that are now common knowledge to everyone were a very real part of Helaina’s life and are still as vivid in her memory today. The sickening thud of falling bodies hitting cars, and the crumbling towers, her universe engulfed literally in a cloud, was all so much for a young girl to experience. Hundreds were stranded in the neighborhood, including Helaina, without phones or electricity or anyone to help. For fear of subsequent attack, not to mention the toxic substances in the air, few went outside. In the wake of 9/11, fear and despair took over her life. It would take Helaina more than a decade to overcome the PTSD—and subsequent alcohol addiction—that went misdiagnosed and mistreated for so many years. In many ways, After 9/11 is the story of a generation growing up in the aftermath of America’s darkest day—and for one young woman, it is the story of a survivor who, after witnessing the end, got to make a new beginning.

This New Ocean

Author : William E. Burrows
ISBN : UOM:39015045612085
Genre : Science
File Size : 88. 95 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 756
Read : 1166

Download Now


A definitive history of the Space Age chronicles humankind's struggle to explore outer space, providing a fascinating look at the Soviet and American space programs from a political, scientific, and human perspective. 20,000 first printing. Tour.

Oregon Ascd Curriculum Bulletin

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924065163614
Genre : Education
File Size : 45. 59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 317
Read : 267

Download Now



Mass Culture In Soviet Russia

Author : James Von Geldern
ISBN : 0253328934
Genre : History
File Size : 53. 36 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 569
Read : 706

Download Now


Offers an array of documents, short fiction, poems, songs, plays, movie scripts, and folklore to offer a look at the mass culture that was consumed by millions in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1953. This work focuses on the entertainment genres that both shaped and reflected the social, political, and personal values of the regime and the masses.

Top Download:

Best Books