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Go Flight

Author : Rick Houston
ISBN : 9780803284944
Genre : History
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At first glance, it looks like just another auditorium in just another government building. But among the talented men (and later women) who worked in mission control, the room located on the third floor of Building 30--at what is now Johnson Space Center--would become known by many as "the Cathedral." These members of the space program were the brightest of their generations, making split-second decisions that determined the success or failure of a mission. The flight controllers, each supported by a staff of specialists, were the most visible part of the operation, running the missions, talking to the heavens, troubleshooting issues on board, and, ultimately, attempting to bring everyone safely back home. None of NASA's storied accomplishments would have been possible without these people. Interviews with dozens of individuals who worked in the historic third-floor mission control room bring the compelling stories to life. Go, Flight! is a real-world reminder of where we have been and where we could go again given the right political and social climate.

Things That Go Bump In The Flight

Author : George Richardson
ISBN : 9781409215035
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How to prepare for a flight, the apparent strange things that go on in an aircraftSeparation of fiction(humbug) from facts

Adobe Apollo In Flight Digital Short Cut

Author : Michael Tyler Givens
ISBN : 9780132714884
Genre : Computers
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. With the release of the Apollo alpha, the code name of Adobe's new technology, the next generation of rich desktop applications is already under way. At an accelerating rate, new Apollo applications are vying for your PC's desktop real estate. Combining the existing web technologies you already know (Flex, AJAX, HTML, and others) with the Apollo runtime allows you to create engaging experiences for both Windows and Mac platforms that function even while disconnected from the network. In this Digital Short Cut, you will learn about the Apollo alpha and see a sample workflow for taking your current web development and server-side skills and applying them to create a new kind of desktop application. After reading this Short Cut, you will be well on your way to creating a different kind of desktop experience. Beginning with a sample application, Hello Apollo World, and progressing to a real-world desktop application, Go Fly, you will learn about some of the most important aspects of this exciting new technology. Apollo in Flight is targeted for developers that want just the facts - no fluff, only stuff.

Femininity In Flight

Author : Kathleen Barry
ISBN : 0822339463
Genre : History
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DIVConsiders flight attendants as cultural icons, looking at the history of the occupation and how attendants redeployed the "glamorization" used to sell air travel to campaign for professional respect, higher wages, and women's rights./div

Horrible Science Frightful Flight

Author : Nick Arnold
ISBN : 9781407146300
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Frightful Flight is stuffed with hair-raising heights and mind-blowing facts about flying! Learn how to see the earth's shadow, build a flying saucer, and how, after centuries of fearsome flight flops, people have finally taken to the skies. Redesigned in a bold, funky new look for the next generation of Horrible Science fans.

Working The Skies

Author : Drew Whitelegg
ISBN : 9780814794739
Genre : Social Science
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Get ready for takeoff. The life of the flight attendant, a.k.a., stewardess, was supposedly once one of glamour, exotic travel and sexual freedom, as recently depicted in such films as Catch Me If You Can and View From the Top. The nostalgia for the beautiful, carefree and ever helpful stewardess perhaps reveals a yearning for simpler times, but nonetheless does not square with the difficult, demanding and sometimes dangerous job of today's flight attendants. Based on interviews with over sixty flight attendants, both female and male labor leaders, and and drawing upon his observations while flying across the country and overseas, Drew Whitelegg reveals a much more complicated profession, one that in many ways is the quintessential job of the modern age where life moves at record speeds and all that is solid seems up in the air. Containing lively portraits of flight attendants, both current and retired, this book is the first to show the intimate, illuminating, funny, and sometimes dangerous behind-the-scenes stories of daily life for the flight attendant. Going behind the curtain, Whitelegg ventures into first-class, coach, the cabin, and life on call for these men and women who spend week in and week out in foreign cities, sleeping in hotel rooms miles from home. Working the Skies also elucidates the contemporary work and labor issues that confront the modern worker: the demands of full-time work and parenthood; the downsizing of corporate America and the resulting labor lockouts; decreasing wages and hours worked; job insecurity; and the emotional toll of a high stress job. Given the events of 9/11, flight attendants now have an especially poignant set of stressful concerns to manage, both for their own safety as well as for those they serve, the passengers. Flight attendants, originally registered nurses charged with attending to passengers' medical needs, now find themselves wearing the hats of therapist, security guard and undercover agent. This last set of tasks pushing some, as Whitelegg shows, out of the business altogether.

Military Flight Aptitude Tests For Dummies

Author : Terry J. Hawn
ISBN : 9781118234211
Genre : Study Aids
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots

Author : Jeff Van West
ISBN : 9781118080177
Genre : Games & Activities
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Get ready to take flight as two certified flight instructors guide you through the pilot ratings as it is done in the real world, starting with Sport Pilot training, then Private Pilot, followed by the Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, and Air Transport Pilot. They cover the skills of flight, how to master Flight Simulator, and how to use the software as a learning tool towards your pilot’s license. More advanced topics demonstrate how Flight Simulator X can be used as a continuing learning tool and how to simulate real-world emergencies.

Mind Shadows

Author : James William "Bill" Gibson
ISBN : 9780595525713
Genre : Fiction
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Mind Shadows is the story of Willis Taylor, an American air ace, who is shot down over Holland. He lost all memory of his past life when he struck his head on a tree limb. He was rescued and hidden from the Germans by the Dutch underground. He assumed the name and identification of Hans DeBrinker. Many years later a friend from his air combat days accidentally found Willis is alive and is living in Holland. Lee and his wife Betty visit Amsterdam to confront Willis. He did not recognize them but a new friendship is forged. Lee becomes Willis' secret conduit of information about the Taylor family in Florida. The story follows Willis as he searches for his past life and builds a new life in Holland. When the two eventually collide there are some highly stressful and emotional events. On one occasion a disguised Willis and his American family are together in a hospital waiting room. He is aware of their family connections but they do not recognize him. They believe he died in the War.

From The Flight Deck

Author : Doug Morris
ISBN : 9781554902897
Genre : Science
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Imagine you’re sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he’s eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take-offs delayed? What happens if there’s a storm? How does this plane stay in the air, anyway? In From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science, pilot, meteorologist, and flight-school instructor Doug Morris lets you take the window seat on a trip around the world, giving you the scoop on everything from take-off to landing. He explains what you see looking out the window, what that window is made of, and how the plane is kept in rigorous flying condition. Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, From the Flight Deck tells you everything you want to know about commercial airline travel: the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what they’re made of, how pilots are trained, route planning and the importance of the ground crew, turbulence, flying in storms, what the flight crew gets up to on layovers, and much more. With facts, trivia, humour, and illuminating photos throughout, From the Flight Deck is the ultimate flight companion.

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