Nicht nur am Boden zeigt Spielzeug von Majorette großen Variantenreichtum. Auch alle Fans von Flugzeugen kommen dank dieser Spielzeugflieger auf ihre Kosten. Die Majorette Airplane Reihe sind 13 cm große Flugzeuge im Originaldesign bekannter Fluggesellschaften. Jedes Passagierflugzeug besteht aus langlebigem Metall mit Kunststoffteilen. Authentische Bedruckungen der Oberfläche geben dem Miniaturflugzeug einen eigenen Charakter. Ein Majorette Flugzeug ist dadurch ein tolles Geschenk für alle kleinen Piloten ab 3 Jahren. Doch die Spielzeugflieger eignen sich nicht nur für Kinder, sondern sprechen auch viele Sammler an. So ist Majorette die richtige Wahl für jede Altersstufe. Details Länge: 13 cm Material: Metall/Kunststoff
2013 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Airplane Lithium Battery Fire NTSB Investigation: Event History, Battery and Component Examinations and Testing, Flight Recorders, Status Reports:
The Boeing B 29 Superfortress will be remembered as the apparatus to have made use of the atomic weapon in war action; in fact, airplanes of this type that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to force Japan to surrender in August 1945. Apart from that, however, the Boeing B 29 was an excellent aircraft, with avant-garde features, including turrets with automatically maneuverable weapons at a distance and pressurized compartments for the crew. The American interest in a bomber capable of carrying a considerable offensive load over long distances and at high speeds dates back to the Boeing XB 15 of 1933. Although in the second half of that decade, the interest in such a weapon fades, Boeing continued to elaborate the design of similar projects, culminating in the 341 model, which was believed to be capable of carrying a cargo of 2,240 pounds (just over 1,000 kg) of bombs with a flight range of 7,000 miles (11,265 km) at a speed of over 400 miles/h (644 km/h). However, with the outbreak of World War II in Europe and the possibility of a forthcoming American involvement in it, the US Air Force Corps (USAC) again showed interest in any weapon that would put the United States in the possibility of bombing the enemy even at very great distances. So in February 1940, the request was made of the so-called ´´Hemisphere Defense Weapon´´ (weapon for the defense of the hemisphere), namely a bomber capable of transporting 2,000 pounds (907 km) of bombs over a distance of 5,333 miles (8,600 km) at a speed of 400 miles / h (644 km/h). The bomber should have also self-supporting tanks, good armored protection, heavy defensive armament and a chance to transport 16,000 pounds (7,250 kg) of offensive cargo.
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.