A terrible blizzard, a grisly accident, a mid-air collision - and that's only the beginning... Crippled by a high-altitude collision with another airplane, Wayfarer 880 , half the roof ripped away, flies on in the evening sky. Seated in the back, amid dead and dying passengers, pilot Donovan Nash fights decompression and oxygen deprivation to make it to the shattered cockpit. With help from a woman from his carefully concealed past, and a handful of survivors, Donovan must try to fly the heavily damaged plane with no electrical power or functioning instruments... On the ground, Dr. Lauren McKenna waits for Donovan, her fiancée, to arrive in Chicago, only to hear firsthand of the midair collision. Faced with a hostile airline executive who secretly wants the stricken airliner to vanish into the icy waters of Lake Michigan, Lauren must convince Henry Parrish, an unlikely ally, to help save the man she loves. Lauren and Henry find themselves involved in a deadly game of deception to try and stay one step ahead of the Airline as well as heightened security forces. As Flight 880 burns the last of its fuel, and not knowing who they can trust, Henry and Lauren rush to execute a daring midair solution to save Donovan and the others circling helplessly above. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000611/bk_bimo_000611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Book is based on conceptual Design of A 150 seater jet airplane cruising at M = 0.8, at 11 km altitude and having a gross still air range(GSAR) of 4000 km is considered$. The presentation is divided into eight sections - Data collection - Preliminary weight estimation - Optimization of wing loading and thrust loading - Wing design - Fuselage design, preliminary design of tail surface and preliminary layout - c.g. calculations - Revised estimates of areas of horizontal and vertical tails - Features of designed airplane - Details of performance estimation
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The lithium sulfur battery (Li-S battery) is a rechargeable galvanic cell with a very high energy density. By virtue of the low atomic weight of lithium and moderate weight of sulfur, Li-S batteries are relatively light, about the density of water. They were demonstrated on the longest and highest-altitude solar-powered airplane flight in August, 2008. Lithium Sulfur batteries may succeed lithium-ion cells because of their higher energy density and the low cost of sulfur. There is much interest in using them for electric vehicles.
Organizations are systems that can be compared by analogy with an airplane, in which flight scheme is the strategic planning of the organization, the destination is the vision statement and the mission statement is the flight plan. To get to the destination in a safe and efficient way, on the flight plan certain variables must be determined. Type of the plane, range, altitude, course, fuel consumption, cruise speed, wind direction, airplanes in the area, total weight and total amount of passenger are just a couple of them and instruments must be on place to measure and control these variables and make the adjustments when necessary to correct small flaws. Back to our analogy, the organization have variables that must be clearly remarked on the mission statement, how the monitoring of the competition (airplanes in the area), and the economic policies (wind direction), clients and markets (number of passengers), principal service or product (course), geographic region served (range), technological core (type of the plane), key concepts on their own philosophy (cruise speed, total weight and total amount of passenger), and their commitment with profitability (altitude).
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Air Vietnam Flight 706 was a Boeing 727 which crashed on September 15, 1974 near Phan Rang Air Base in South Vietnam. After taking off from Danang in South Vietnam on a regularly scheduled flight for Saigon, the flight was hijacked by a man holding two grenades. He demanded to be flown to Hanoi in North Vietnam. For unknown reasons the pilots approached the airfield at Phan Rang but aborted the landing. The aircraft overshot the base leg and initiated a left turn, during which the aircraft lost control. Shortly after that, the airplane plunged to the ground from an altitude of 1,000 feet (300 m), killing all 75 people aboard. Even though the exact cause remains unclear, it has been speculated that the hijacker caused the crash by setting off his grenades after the pilots refused to give in to his demands.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Raymond Larry Knight (June 15, 1922 ? April 25, 1945) was a United States Army Air Forces officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration?the Medal of Honor?for his actions in World War II. Knight joined the Army from Houston, Texas, and by April 24, 1945 was a first lieutenant piloting a P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft. On that day and the following day, in the northern Po Valley, Italy, he repeatedly volunteered to lead attacks on enemy air bases and exposed his aircraft to intense hostile fire in low-altitude reconnaissance and strafing missions. During a mission on April 25, his airplane was badly damaged by anti-aircraft fire.
Go way beyond paper airplanes--with gliders you can control!Paper airplanes are designed to be built and tossed.The walkalong gliders in this book are designed to let you actually pilot them as you push them along on a wave of air. Become an accomplished glider designer and aviator with this do-it-yourself guide. Detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated with hundreds of photographs show you how to build six different types of controllable gliders. All the materials you need can be found aroundthe house or purchased very inexpensively. Each design comes with specific instructions on how to climb and turn, from the simple paper airplane designs to handling the Jumbo's four-foot wingspan.Inside you'll find:Step-by-step instructions for building six unique walkalong glidersTumblewingPaper airplane surferX-surferJumboButterfly gliderBaby bugGuidance on how to gracefully take off, maintain altitude, steer, maneuver, and land your creationsTips for putting on fun competitions at school or in your neighborhood
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Once everything is set up, I roll in. Control stick hard left into a sharp left turn and let the nose drop quickly but smoothly to 40° down. Down. My heart is pumping hard. I'm in a sharp dive. I have to do it right and fast. Line up the target in the sight. It's getting bigger as I get closer to the ground. Airspeed is increasing! Quick! Right there! Pickle at 8,000 feet, only 2,000 feet from roll-in altitude. Not much time. NOW! Pull out! Pull hard, but don't over G! All the remaining ordnance is trying to pull the airplane toward the ground. Smoothly pull to four Gs. Watch the arti¿cial horizon. It's the only visual reference I can count on. Pull! Get the nose up! Don't go below 7,000 feet because rocks can be anywhere below seven. There's level. Bring it on up. Twenty-¿ve degrees nose high. I have plenty of speed, so keep the nose up. Here comes 8,000 feet. Then 9,000. I can let the nose down a little now and look around to see if anyone is shooting. It is 1969 and Dick Diller is on his way to flying warplanes in the Vietnam conflict. He is commissioned to fly A-1 Skyraiders in sometimes harrowing nighttime missions over Laos-surviving not only the danger of the missions he flew, but also the bureaucracy of the air force, from fitness testing to additional duties assigned, to attacking impossible-to-find targets in the dead of night-with minimal fuel supplies. At once entertaining and riveting, as well as thought-provoking, Firefly is the story of one man's journey in a world at war, and a day-to-day description of the fighting force that was flying A-1 Skyraiders in combat. Firefly contains actual transcriptions of dialogue of pilots locating a target and making a strike in northern Laos. Dick Diller was born and raised in Princeton, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in finance and received an officer's commission in the United States Air Force through ROTC. He went to pilot training at Laughlin AFB, Texas, where he flew T-37s and T-38s and received an F-102 assignment upon graduation. That assignment changed to F-106s while in F-102 training. When the air force needed pilots for the Vietnam War, Diller was assigned to fly A-1 Skyraiders at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand, where he flew 203 missions, mostly at night, over Laos. After his air force service, Diller flew 29 years for Delta Air Lines, where he was a line check airman and served as captain representative to the Air Line Pilots Association for the Chicago based Delta pilots. He and his wife live in northern Illinois. They have three adult children, and five grandchildren.