Learn how to control a jumbo jet airplane as a pilot in a cockpit.If you love airplanes, you cannot miss out on this tour! Visit the Museum of Aeronautical Science, located only 20 mins away from Narita International Airport. Here, you will learn all about airplanes, of course, but more importantly, visit a cockpit and learn how to control a jumbo jet airplane (the biggest replica in the world)! Your otomo tour guide will translate everything for you, so there is no need to worry about language barriers. You will also visit Narita International Airport where you can watch airplanes take off from the longest runway in Japan. This is a recommended tour for anyone who is flying in, out of or even transiting at Narita International Airport.
Discover the former Soviet naval base of Paldiski on this 7-hour guided tour from Tallinn. In a small group of no more than eight, explore hidden wonders amidst the wilderness, including coastal limestone cliffs, Estonia's most romantic waterfall, and the lunar landscape of the Murru prison quarry. Allow your local and entertaining guide to show you places you would never stumble across on your own and share personal stories about Estonia. You also have a chance to sit in the cockpit of an old Soviet army transport airplane.
There is a conspiracy to force Lis Miller to date men so socially inept even their mothers doubt their marriageability. A series of dates, each one more awful than the last, brings Lis to Jake, the pilot. In his tinkered together airplane, Jake flies Lis inverted to Block Island where she's treated to a gourmet meal of fried Mars Bars. Eager to escape the ceaseless matchmaking, Lis boards a jet to California. En route, the flight makes national headlines, and who's sitting in the cockpit? Jake. With Jake in her world, life is more upside down than right-side up. But just maybe that's not a bad thing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kerri McCann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044531/bk_acx0_044531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son is a memoir born from pain. Word by word, year by year, tender father-son memories of airplane watching transform into nightmarish, turbulent family drama. Upon the discovery that his father had been the victim of severe elder abuse as his health was rapidly deteriorating, the author finds himself reevaluating the decisions his father made throughout his life. With an unshakable ending, the author's probing dissection of a man he thought he knew reckons with disloyalty, depression, religion, and death, leaving no stone unturned.Through sharp, sometimes hilariously brash analysis, decorated in plane metaphors and imagery, the author expresses his commitment to truth with sincerity and transparency. He reaches for forgiveness, understanding and compromise in the face of absurdity and uncompromising rigidity.Ultimately, he contemplates a different "flight path" drawn from past lessons. He encourages listeners to do the same.A must-listen for sons, fathers and families. Book-club discussion guide included. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Ross Victory, Ross Victory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/170621/bk_acx0_170621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
You will stop breathing. Your heart will race. You will whisper, Dear God, no!" Five Minutes to Impact is every traveler's nightmare, yet simultaneously an inspiring story of supernatural peace in the darkest hour." ( Jim Congdon, Th.D, Sr. Pastor Topeka Bible Church, Author, Chairman of Jews for Jesus)"Kansas City Center- Comanche eight-five-four-six-papa-we have an emergency."With these words, David F. Osborne alerted air traffic controllers his plane and passengers were in serious danger. What began as a normal business trip home from North Dakota turned, without warning, from tranquility to turmoil.In the darkness of night, the once-powerful, single engine, Piper Comanche 260 airplane began experiencing catastrophic engine failure. Within seconds, the previously well-tuned aircraft was shaking violently putting the plane in a rapid descent while the cockpit was quickly filling with thick smoke. With an emergency crash landing now imminent, the gripping realization that the pilot and his passengers faced almost certain death had become undeniable reality.Five Minutes to Impact is a true story of overcoming fear in the face of unexpected crisis, understanding the providence of God in the dealings of man, and renewing our faith in His divine plan for our lives.Continued endorsements:"This is the story of a pilot's worst fears lived out! As a private pilot myself, I caught myself mentally following the story . . . a story of a miracle landing on a dark night with seemingly nowhere to land. Dave tells the story from his perspective a faith-based worldview intertwined in every aspect of his life. I'm sure that you, like me, will not be able to put down this incredible story. If you know a pilot, give this book to her or him for an inspirational experience." (Lauren Libby, International President/CEO, TWR International)Five Minutes to Impact is 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Block. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143214/bk_acx0_143214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In-flight icing occurs mostly during airplane take-off and approach where the airplane ground speed is still low enough to permit ice accretion, due to supercooled water droplets impingement. If unaddressed, such occurrences can be fatal. The problem is compounded by the large power requirements during take-off and landing which might affect the ice protection systems performance adversely. In this work, the Eulerian-Eulerian 3-D approach to calculating water droplet impingement is presented, with validation results in both 2-D and 3-D. A 3-D analysis is also carried out over a Convair-580 nose and cockpit geometry. This full-scale 3-D analysis is a simulation of a flight segment of the Canadian Freezing Drizzle Experiment as conducted by the Atmospheric Environment Services. Special emphasis is given to side window impingement on the Convair-580. The advantages of the Eulerian approach over the classical Lagrangian approach are also discussed.
This volume analyzes real in-flight communications to explain the dynamics of knowledge construction. With the use of a grounded theory approach, real-life scenarios for in-depth interviews with aviation informants were developed and analyzed using discourse analysis. The study revealed aspects of tacit knowledge and expertise behavior that develop in mission-critical environments. Among the findings, the author discovered:- Silence is an interactional element and a substantial contributing factor to both completed flights and aviation incidents/accidents- Hesitation is an early reaction when situational awareness is lacking- The aviation sub-cultures contain several distinct micro-cultures which affect professional responsibility and decision making in micro-environments- Human errors should be acknowledged, discussed and repaired by all actors of the flight model- Non-verbal communication in institutional settings and mediated environments is instrumental to safe and efficient operationsThe results suggest fruitful applications of theory to explore how knowledge is generated in highly structured, high-risk organizational environments, such as hospitals, nuclear plants, battlefields and crisis and disaster locations.Katerinakis explains the emergent knowledge elements in communication command with messages "spoken-heard-understood-applied," from multiple stakeholders... The interplay of theory and real-flight examples, with key interlocutors, creates a valuable narrative both for the expert reader and the lay-person interested in the insights of hospitals, nuclear plants, battlefields, safety and rescue systems, and crisis and disaster locations.Ilias Panagopoulos, PhDCommand Fighter Pilot, Col (Ret)Senior Trainer, Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) Training OrganisationSafety Manager, NATO Airlift Management ProgrammeIn this path-breaking work, Theodore Katerinakis brings the study of human communication to the airplane cockpit as a knowledge environment. Toward that end, drawing on his own experience with the Air Force and Aviation Authorities and interviews with flight controllers and scores of pilots, Katerinakis both builds on moves beyond human factors research and ecological psychology... It is a work of theoretical value across disciplines and organizational settings and of practical importance as well. His lively narrative adds to translational research by translating knowledge or evidence into action in mission-critical systems.Douglas V. Porpora, PhDProfessor of Sociology & DirectorCommunication, Culture and MediaDrexel University
authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. ARE YOU READY FOR MULTIENGINE TAKEOFF? Extensively Revised Third Edition! This is a complete guide to multiengine flying, from the first time a pilot transitions into a two-engine airplane through advanced ratings. Single engine and multiengine aircraft differ in many critical ways -- Multiengine Flying covers every one in clear, readable detail. Written with insight by a renowned educator, pilot, and aviation expert, this new third edition additionally covers emergency procedures, advanced systems, and high altitudes with all the latest Practical Test Standards. It prepares pilots for FAA tests for multi-engine certification, with special emphasis on the technology, testing, and job market affecting multiengine pilots and craft, including: * Aerodynamic properties of multiengine airplanes * Safety precautions and procedures * Emergency situations * Multiengine vs. single engine aircraft * Advanced multiengine engines and systems * Preparing for oral and flight exams for the multiengine rating * Propeller, fuel, and electrical system differences * Progressive transition from beginning to advanced multiengine flying * Changes in FAA Practical Test Standards/Certification requirements * And much, much more! Whether you're involved with first-time transition -- or you're working toward advanced ratings -- Multiengine Flyingwill help you progress effectively and efficiently. Inside, you get coverage of: * Takeoff and landing * Engine out procedures * Electrical systems * Equipment lists and AFMs * Turboprops * High-altitude operations * Cockpit resource management * Glass cockpit systems * Computerized training * And much, much more!