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Air Crashes And Miracle Landings

Author : Christopher Bartlett
ISBN : 0956072321
Genre : Transportation
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A classic combining several types of aviation disaster book in one. Vividly retells incidents that made headlines at the time, while explaining why they happened and the lessons they provided to make air travel so safe today. Individuals covered include Germany's World War I fighter ace, the Red Baron, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, and Captain Piche who ran out of fuel and managed to glide 80 miles to plunge down safely on a mid-Atlantic island. Includes the Comet disasters that revealed the dangers of metal fatigue, the U.K.'s Kegworth air disaster where the pilots shut down the good engine, the worst-ever aircraft disasters (Tenerife and JL123), the mid-air collision between an airliner full of children and a freighter after which one of the fathers killed the air traffic controller he thought responsible, the supersonic Concorde, 9/11, AA587, the Hudson River ditching, and the mysterious loss of Air France AF447... To avoid repetition, explanations of technical terms and procedures were placed in an appendix, now published separately as "THE FLYING DICTIONARY." Makes the narratives even more interesting and a fascinating read in its own right.

Air Crashes And Miracle Landings Part 1 Large Print Edition

Author : Christopher Bartlett
ISBN : 0956072372
Genre : Transportation
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Describes and explains how and why the key aviation incidents happened--some 85 case in all. This large print edition is for the benefit of readers going right through the printed book studying the whys and hows in detail. A good present for those who remember the headlines at the time and always wondered what really happened. Part 1 has Chapters 1-7, and Part 2 has Chapters 8-18. Updates and the glossary (which we had to omit for lack of space) will be in Part 3.

Air Crashes And Miracle Landings Part 2 Large Print Edition

Author : Christopher Bartlett
ISBN : 0956072380
Genre : Transportation
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Describes and explains how and why the key aviation incidents happened--some 85 case in all. This large print edition is for the benefit of readers going right through the printed book studying the whys and hows in detail. A good present for those who remember the headlines at the time and always wondered what really happened. Part 1 has Chapters 1-7, and Part 2 has Chapters 8-18. Updates and the glossary (which we had to omit for lack of space) will be in Part 3.

The Flying Dictionary

Author : Christopher Bartlett
ISBN : 095607233X
Genre : Transportation
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Captivating reading for anyone fascinated by aviation, and an unparalleled primer for those thinking of learning to fly or concerned with aviation and safety. Not only does it cover today's world, but also adds an important historical perspective. Explains basic procedures such as takeoff and landing, noting the V-speeds required for safety at the various stages. Hidden among the more technical entries are many with fascinating if not invaluable information for passengers. Also, for the benefit of younger readers and the curious, some non-aviation entries are included. The technical entries are easy to read as they were initially composed as the glossary and appendix to Air Crashes and Miracle Landings, where the aim was to explain the aviation terms simply but properly.

Encyclopedia Of Transportation

Author : Mark Garrett
ISBN : 9781483346519
Genre : Social Science
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Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book’s articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower’s modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what’s the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader’s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. The index, Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Transportation is an ideal reference for libraries and those who want to explore the issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world.

The Rio Paris Crash

Author : Roger Rapoport
ISBN : 9780984714209
Genre : Transportation
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The investigation behind the investigation. The story of the real causes of the crash of Flight 447.

Dealing With Disaster In Japan

Author : Christopher P Hood
ISBN : 9781136641091
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Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any single air crash in the world. 520 people, many of whom had been returning to their ancestral home for the Obon religious festival, were killed; there were only four survivors. This book tells the story of the crash, discusses the many controversial issues surrounding it, and considers why it has come to have such importance for many Japanese. It shows how the Japanese responded to the disaster: trying to comprehend how a faulty repair may have caused the crash, and the fact that rescue services took such a long time to reach the remote crash site; how the bereaved dealt with their loss; how the media in Japan and in the wider world reported the disaster; and how the disaster is remembered and commemorated. The book highlights the media coverage of anniversary events and the Japanese books and films about the crash; the very particular memorialization process in Japan, alongside Japanese attitudes to death and religion; it points out in what ways this crash both reflects typical Japanese behaviour and in what ways the crash is unique.

Air Crash Investigations Miracle On The Hudson River The Ditching Of Us Airways Flight 1549

Author : Pete Collins, Editor
ISBN : 9781300347163
Genre : History
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On January 15, 2009, about 1527 eastern standard time, US Airways flight 1549, an Airbus Industrie A320-214, N106US, experienced an almost complete loss of thrust in both engines after encountering a flock of birds and was subsequently ditched on the Hudson River about 8.5 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York City, New York. The flight was en route to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, and had departed LGA about 2 minutes before the in-flight event occurred. The 150 passengers and 5 crewmembers evacuated the airplane via the forward and overwing exits. One flight attendant and four passengers were seriously injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged beyond repair. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the ingestion of large birds into each engine, which resulted in an almost total loss of thrust in both engines and the subsequent ditching on the Hudson River.

Flying Without Fear

Author : Duane Brown
ISBN : 9781572247048
Genre : Psychology
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The 1996 first edition of Flying Without Fear helped thousands of people overcome debilitating aerophobia. Since that time, the experience of flying has changed dramatically. Concerns about terrorism have resulted in heightened airport security and, for many people, a new justification for their fear of flying. Flying Without Fear, Second Edition, offers readers all the tools they need to confront their fear of flying and stop letting it constrict their lives. Readers will learn how fear affects their body and practice techniques for coping with these physical and mental symptoms of anxiety. Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book helps readers prevent fearful responses by preparing them for the sights, sounds, and sensations of airports and airplane travel. This edition includes three new chapters, one of which addresses terrorism concerns and offers up-to-date information on airport security measures adopted after 9/11.

Miracles Ahead

Author : Norman V. Carlisle
ISBN : UOM:39015064397055
Genre : Progress
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