Big and loud, airports can be scary for little travelers. Monica is here to help make traveling fun and easy! She is going on her first trip on an airplane, and has all sorts of tips on how to enjoy the trip wherever you go. Young listeners will learn: How flying on a plane can be fun How to act at an airport and on a planeHow they can be comfortable on plane ridesPlanes can be annoying, but to a child, they can be terrifying. Follow Monica's story so that you too can enjoy the fun and thrill of flying! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123539/bk_acx0_123539_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The 2009 Hudson River mid-air collision was a flight accident that occurred on August 8, 2009, at 11:56 a.m, in which nine people died when a tour helicopter and a small private airplane collided over the Hudson River near Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken, New Jersey. The aircraft were in an area known as the "Hudson River VFR Corridor", which extends from the surface of the river to altitudes of 800 to 1,500 feet at various locations along the Hudson River in the immediate area of New York City. Within this corridor, aircraft operate under visual flight rules, under which the responsibility to see and avoid other air traffic rests with the individual pilots rather than with the air traffic controller. Because of the heavy commercial air traffic into Newark, LaGuardia, and Kennedy airports, small aircraft are restricted from much of the airspace around the city. Many airplanes that need to transit the New York metro area use the VFR corridor as an alternative to going east of the city or west.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Airport Improvement Program is a United States federal grant program that provides funds to airports to help improve safety and efficiency. Improvement projects relate to runways, taxiways, ramps, lighting, signage, weather stations, NAVAIDs, land acquisition, and some areas of planning. The money is raised through taxes on airplane tickets sold to the public and a tax on aviation fuel. In 2009, funds under the program went to 389 airports used by airlines to offer scheduled passenger service, and to 1,121 general-aviation airports in communities with no airline service.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Beechcraft 1900 is a 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engine turboprop airplane manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company (now Hawker Beechcraft). It was designed as and is primarily used as a regional airliner. It is also used as a freight aircraft, corporate transport, and by the United States military and other governments. The aircraft is designed to carry passengers in all weather conditions from airports with relatively short runways. It is capable of flying in excess of 600 miles (970 km), although few operators use its full fuel range. In terms of the number of aircraft built and its continued use by many passenger airlines and other users, it is one of the most popular 19-passenger airliners in history.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! First class is the most luxurious class of accommodation on a train, passenger ship, airplane, or other conveyance. It is usually much more expensive than business class and economy class, and offers the best amenities. The first-class section of a fixed-wing passenger aircraft is typically located in the very front of the aircraft. However, many commercial carriers have completely removed first class altogether from their international flights, only offering business class as their highest level of international service. First class passengers are usually granted access to lounges at airports while they wait for their flights.
An airport crash tender is a specialised fire engine designed for use at aerodromes and airports in aircraft accidents.Airport Crash Tenders are extremely powerful machines. They offer relatively good acceleration, are able to negotiate rough terrain outside the runway and airport area, carry large capacities of water, and fire fighting foam, are fitted with powerful high-capacity pumps, and water/foam cannons and capable of delivering firefighting media over long distances.Newer ARFF vehicles also incorporate Twin Agent nozzles/injection systems to inject a stream of Purple-K dry chemical into the AFFF foam stream "knocking-down" the fire faster. Some also have Halotron tanks with handlines for situations that require a clean agent to be utilized. These features give the airport crash tenders a capability to reach an airplane rapidly, and rapidly put out large fires with jet fuel involved.Some tenders have an elevated extended extinguishing arm, giving a possibility to raise a water/foam cannon into the height of approx. 10 - 20 meters. that can puncture through superficial structures of an aeroplane to fight a fire inside the fuselage.
A jet bridge (also termed loading bridge, aerobridge/airbridge, Jetway, or passenger boarding bridge) is an enclosed, movable connector which extends from an airport terminal gate to an airplane, allowing passengers to board and disembark without having to go outside. Depending on building design, sill heights, fueling positions and operational requirements, it may be fixed or movable, swinging radially or extending in length. Jetway is a registered trademark. However, it is often used in North American parlance to refer generically to any bridge used to board an aircraft, regardless of manufacturer. Prior to the introduction of jet bridges passengers would normally board an aircraft by walking along the ground-level tarmac and climbing a set of movable stairs, or up airstairs on aircraft so equipped. Mobile staircases or "ramp stairs" are still employed at many airports around the world, particularly smaller airports and terminals supporting low cost carriers. In Europe, budget carrier Ryanair uses movable stairs on all its routes.
Whether the Archaeopteryx was the first bird or a somewhat clumsy airborne dinosaur is still uncertain. But Rachel's Archaeopteryx--the name given her airplane by twelve-year-old daughter, Cathy--may face extinction as she flies to remote airports making pickups for Utah's largest bank. Ever trusting and optimistic, Rachel overlooks the obvious: she is being stalked. So why would she think the disappearance of an acquaintance has anything to do with her? The bullet hole in the wing of her airplane catches her attention. But wasn't that just a potshot from a drunken hunter? Rachel wants to put these distractions behind her. She has more important things on her mind, like keeping pace with her increasingly independent daughter and her growing 'friendship' with the beautiful and athletic, Sherry Sanchez. No time for unpleasant thoughts until her lofty view of the world snares her in a complex-and dangerous-web.
LeRoy is best known as the 'Birthplace of Jell-O,' but few people know that in 1929 it had one of the finest private airports in the United States and was home to Amelia Earhart's airplane, the Friendship. In the 19th century, LeRoy was known for Igham University, one of the first colleges for women and the first to grant a four-year degree. First settled in 1797, LeRoy has produced patent medicines, salt, limestone, dynamite, plows, agricultural commodities, stoves, organs, insulators, and a myriad of other products. Located on the eastern edge of Genesee County and 30 miles southwest of Rochester, LeRoy originally depended on water power from the Oatka Creek and was soon serviced by several railroads. It was also a station on the Underground Railroad.