The Ultimate series is a worldwide success because it offers readers an intriguing close-up view of their subject with lots of opportunity for hands-on interaction with flaps, tabs, pop-ups, and more! What better subject than airplanes and airports, endlessly fascinating to children of all ages-from the detailed instruments of a Boeing 747 cockpit to the mysterious innards of a baggage carousel, The Ultimate Book of Airports delivers absorbing information and hours of fun. It´s the perfect book to prepare young readers for a first flight!
Die Boeing 767 ist ein Mittel-, Langstreckenflugzeug, das von Boeing Commercial Airplanes gebaut wird. Die Boeing wird in 3 Rumpfsegmenten hergestellt. Die 767 war das erste Großraumflugzeug mit einem Zwei-Personen Cockpit, was den Flugingenieur unnötig machte. Das Außenmodel wurde bis ins kleinste Detail nachempfunden und das Instrumenten-brett simuliert alle Flugzeugsysteme mit sehr großer Detailgenauigkeit. Ein realistisches Flugmodel mit einer unglaublich visuellen Qualität lässt dieses Flugzeug so realistisch wie möglich erscheinen.
William Sanford Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the PBS children´s science show Bill Nye the Science Guy, and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator. Nye began his career as a mechanical engineer for Boeing Corporation in Seattle, where he invented a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on 747 airplanes. In 1986, Nye left Boeing to pursue comedy, writing, and performing jokes and bits for the local sketch television show Almost Live!, where he would regularly conduct wacky science experiments. Nye aspired to become the next Mr. Wizard and with the help of several producers successfully pitched the children´s television program Bill Nye the Science Guy to KCTS-TV, Seattle´s public television station. The show - which proudly proclaimed in its theme song that ´´science rules!´´ - ran from 1994 to 1999 in national TV syndication. Known for its ´´high-energy presentation and MTV-paced segments´´, the program became a hit for both kids and adults. The show was critically acclaimed and was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards, winning 19. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawrence Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099660/bk_acx0_099660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Through engaging narrative and first-person accounts, B-17 Flying Fortress Restoration captures the painstaking restoration of a World War II-vintage Boeing B-17 bomber by more than 100 volunteers in Pooler, GA. Airplane restoration and military aviation enthusiasts alike can follow the airplane´s journey from the storage hangers of the Smithsonian´s National Air and Space Museum to the Combat Gallery of the Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, where it arrived in pieces on the backs of four tractor-trailers. B-17 Flying Fortress Restoration charts the volunteer team´s frustrations and successes over a six-year period as they cleaned accumulated crud from the bomber´s surfaces and carefully recreated its aluminum skin, operating systems, armament and even its nose art. In addition, the book traces the histories of the two City of Savannah B-17s - the original and the restored - and includes many personal stories of veterans as told by themselves or their families. The City of Savannah volunteers brought a wide range of skills to the task. They were airframe and power plant mechanics, painters, aeronautical engineers, electrical engineers, business people and administrators, even a former physics professor with a PhD and 30 years of flying experience. Many were drawn to the project after their day jobs at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, LMI Aerospace, Inc., and the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard. Others were retired and eager to make a long-term commitment to restoring a vintage warbird. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Nevitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074886/bk_acx0_074886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gerald ´´Jerry´´ Keyser and I became friends in 1966, when we were both in USAF Pilot Training. Our careers paralleled for the next four years. In 1970 I got out of the Air Force and Jerry stayed in. We remained friends and I followed along in awe as he went on to have the most amazing flying career I have ever seen. He flew 100 different types of airplanes, helicopters, and gliders during his 20 years in the Air Force, including a stint with NASA, and his 17 years as a test pilot for Hughes-McDonell Douglas-Boeing Helicopter Company in Arizona. I have met many great pilots in my flying career, but I can say without hesitation that, of my generation´s pilots, Jerry Keyser was the greatest of them all. This is his story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Provo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067558/bk_acx0_067558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, 2013. Hamilton ´´Hamfist´´ Hancock is in command of a Boeing 777, over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, flying from London to Chicago. Suddenly, without warning, most of the electronic equipment on the aircraft becomes inoperative. Fortunately, the communication radios still work, and Hamfist determines that every other airplane over the Atlantic has suffered the same malfunctions. And none of the aircraft are able to talk to anyone on the ground. Hamfist must decide where to take his aircraft that will best protect the safety of his 200 passengers. And he must make that decision soon. Very soon. This is a short 5200-word novella that follows Hamfist Hancock in his life as an airline pilot. It was written as part of a writer´s group endeavor where each author pens a different vignette describing one aspect of the consequences of a massive power failure caused by a coronal mass ejection, similar to the ´´Carrington Event´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Nolly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107121/bk_acx0_107121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mira Slovak was born in Czechoslovakia and endured both the Nazi occupation and the brutal Russian liberation. He joined the Czech Air Force, rising to captain by the age of 21. When he could no longer tolerate life under the Communists, he hijacked an airliner and flew across the Iron Curtain to freedom. He went to work for the CIA and was eventually sent to the US and given a job as Bill Boeing, Jr.´s, personal pilot. When Boeing began racing hydroplanes in the late 1950s, Mira was his driver. During his 10-year career as a hydroplane driver, he won many races and two national championships. He met presidents and dated movie starlets. After a serious hydroplane accident, Slovak switched to airplanes, where he won another national championship. When he retired from racing, he became a stunt pilot and public speaker and talked about the value of freedom and how we should value it above everything else. He outlasted communism, and when it collapsed in 1990, he returned to his home, only to realize his true home was and always would be the US. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Callanan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117159/bk_acx0_117159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.