Only two people were in a position to experience all the events leading up to the first flight of a viable airplane, and here in three short essays they report how it came about.The idea of powered flight was so new that there were not even accepted methods of measuring the forces at play on a machine in-flight. The Wright brothers had to develop their own testing methods and conduct experimentation before they finally began to design something theoretically capable of the feat. Most vexing of all was the problem of control – how to conduct a controlled turn when the forces are unbalanced. Without boring you with calculations they explain how they tested different wing shapes and control vanes and then verified them in hundreds of flights in a glider. Finally, in December, 1903, they achieved their milestone: ´´the flight lasted only 12 seconds, but it was nevertheless the first flight in the history of the world in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the air in full flight, had sailed forward without reduction of speed, and had finally landed at a point as high as that from which it started.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark F. Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000034/bk_mike_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exercising when you´re on a long flight. Good advice, but sometimes it´s difficult to exercise when there are carts in the aisles, tray tables are down, or your neighbor is sleeping. Here´s the solution: just load this 13-minute Personalizing Pilates: Airplane Seat> workout onto your audio device and do the easy-to-follow exercises right in your seat.The exercises help to strengthen your lower back and promote circulation in your legs so that you´ll arrive at your destination feeling refreshed, not jet-lagged with swollen ankles! The Personalizing Pilates: Airplane Seat workout program includes two files to help you. In the workout, Sherry Lowe-Bernie´s voice guides you through easy-to-follow, gentle exercises that focus on mobilizing your spine and encouraging circulation in your legs.This workout was created by and is taught by Sherry Lowe-Bernie, owner of Personalizing Pilates. Sherry is a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher, which means that you are working with one of the best Pilates teachers you can find. Sherry has over 10 years experience teaching Pilates and over 25 years teaching fitness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sherry Lowe-Bernie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/pila/000007/sp_pila_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Travel Tales Collections: Airplane Stories is part of Michael Brein´s Collections travel tales series and contains some of the best travel stories from Michael´s huge collection of travel tales, which he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Travel Tales Collections are groups of very interesting, similar travel stories that address a variety of very specific travel subjects, themes, or countries, such as close calls, great escapes, pickpocketing, scams, safety and security in travel, Paris, Morocco, Mexico, and so on. Eventually, hundreds of Collections titles on all sorts of specific travel subjects, themes, and countries will be available. An airline story is in the news today! And so it goes. There´s hardly a day now that an airline incident of some sort or another is not in the news. We´re taking a lot closer look at air travel these days than ever before. Therefore, as regards the psychology of travel, we should take a much closer look at what actually happens on airplanes. So, in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, that´s exactly what I do. Air-travel-life stories include the full range of the human air travel experience, from preboarding incidents to arrivals; from the cabin to the loo; from the public and private lives of airline personnel as well as passengers - from the pilots, to the stews, to you; from that which makes us laugh to that which makes us cry as well as, unfortunately, to that which creates abject fear and terror in the skies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035604/bk_acx0_035604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A crash landing at a remote island airstrip...a scary encounter with an octopus...green ants that defend their tree by attacking anyone who touches it...a mysterious lava-tube cave with hikers´ flashlights floating like fireflies down into its blackness...fruit bats noisily lobbing mangos onto your cabin´s tin roof...the beauties - and dangers - of the crocodile-infested Kakadu National Park...a rugby match in Northern Territory (and why Aussie girls never root for their teams)... In this colorful and remarkable book, written by a colorful and remarkable woman pilot, you´ll find the most enjoyable way to discover Australia - by flying a light airplane to its places of greatest interest while watching the exotic landscape unroll beneath you: vistas of giant paisley patterned earth, caused by underlying salt strata; stunning views of red landscapes, uplifted and contorted during the earth´s primordial boil; the enormously long white beaches of Western Australia, lonesome and edged by brilliant aquas; and the Indian Ocean to the south, marked by hundreds of miles of cliffs (whales breed there.... You could get lucky). You don´t have to be a pilot to enjoy this book. The author also wrote it for nonflyers, in nontechnical terms, to let you see amazing things that pilots experience from their very special perspective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelee Morgan Cabot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045352/bk_acx0_045352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Noah Adams´s adventure in search of Wilbur and Orville Wright is a journey that takes him across the country as he follows in the footsteps of the famous brothers in an attempt to know them more deeply, not just as inventors and pilots but as individuals as well. Adams, one of our most distinctive and talented storytellers, traveled thousands of miles and interviewed scores of experts and individuals to piece together his story. He finds a local boat captain to ferry him to Kitty Hawk, along the same route that Wilbur took in 1900, and spends several days talking with descendants of the families who first welcomed the Wright brothers a century ago and helped them conduct their gliding experiments. To experience first-hand the thrill of being in the air, Adams himself goes hang-gliding in the Outer Banks. To understand the aerodynamics of lift and drag and how the famous 1903 plane was constructed, he visits the Virginia pilot and vintage aircraft builder who is creating the world´s most accurate reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer. He also travels to France to visit the old racetrack at Le Mans where Wilbur startled the European aviation community with his demonstration flights in 1908. In Adams´s book we encounter the Wright brothers in a way that no writer has introduced them before. Through the lens of his own experiences as well as original reporting, letters, diaries and other primary source material, he helps us understand the talent and intensity of the brothers and their family, including the fascinating, deeply complex, and at times tragic bond between Orville and Katharine, his younger sister. The Flyers is a wonderfully rich narrative that brings an unprecedented spirit of immediacy to one of history´s most dramatic stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000322/bk_rand_000322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you dread the thought of boarding an airplane? Do you feel stressed with the overall experience at the airport? This collection is designed to help you deal with stress related to flying and the airport experience. Feel more at peace before, during, and after flying Overcome the anxiety of getting on an airplane Have a more pleasant airport experience through better coping techniques The audiobook includes: Fear of flying hypnosis: Feel more at peace before and during your flight by managing your anxiety with hypnosis. Stress management affirmations: Affirmations that help you deal with stress in a positive and healthy way. Stress relief hypnosis: Relieve and manage stress instantly while increasing inner peace and feeling more relaxed. Positive thinking hypnosis: Improve your mood and raise your natural vibration, ensuring your happiness and well-being. Each hypnosis is approximately 10 to 20 minutes long. For best results, use these sessions consistently a few weeks up until your flight right before bed or as needed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: InnerPeace Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079063/bk_acx0_079063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At age 19, pilot Dale Black miraculously survived an airplane crash that killed the other two pilots on board. Hovering between life and death for three days, he had a breathtaking experience of heaven. Against all odds and with insurmountable injuries, Capt. Black recovered from his injuries and returned to fly airplanes as a professional pilot, airline pilot instructor, and jet flight examiner. For 40 years he kept the story to himself at the urging of his grandfather to ´´live´´ his experience rather than talk about it. The flight to heaven changed Dale´s life, and now he allows it to be told in hopes of encouraging others with this wondrous experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dale Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000704/bk_oasi_000704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is about coping with the crazy people at work. It is a serious book with funny stories. The book has 10 rules of survival. Rule # 1 Crazy People Make You Crazy is the foundation of all of them. The rules allow you to identify and then avoid crazy people and crazy situations. This is not a get rich or get sex or self-help book. This is about getting your life focused on what is truly important. Life is too short and too precious to allow ourselves to be sidetracked by impossible people and the impossible problems they create. That life is short and precious is a truism, but it is a truism that resonates deeply in the hearts of those of us who have dipped our toes into the waters of middle age or beyond. Perhaps the realization comes when we hit a 40th birthday or a 15th wedding anniversary. All of a sudden, life is flying by. What we want at that point more than anything is to pay attention to what matters. We want time for precious things, whatever unique combination of family and friends and hobbies and faith and community brings each of you your unique sense of joy and fulfillment. That is what makes this a genuinely different kind of self-help book. The book is friendly, conversational and entertaining. It is written is to be a quick satisfying listen. That airplane ride to Chicago becomes an entertaining learning experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Taverna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075009/bk_acx0_075009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author of the bestselling The Third Man Factor examines the shockingly common phenomenon of the ´´Angel Effect´´: when people feel visited by an otherworldly presence in times of great danger or desperation. Do ´´angels´´ exist? If so, are they heaven-sent or products of the human brain? After the publication of the bestseller The Third Man Factor, which examined the phenomenon of explorers who found themselves at the edge of death and experienced a benevolent presence that led them out of the impossible, John Geiger was inundated with firsthand accounts from people who had the same experience - a vivid presence that aided them as they faced crises ranging from physical and sexual assaults to automobile accidents, airplane crashes, serious illness, childbirth, and depression. The Angel Effect examines this phenomenon, and Geiger argues that it has the potential to aid us, even to save us, and asks whether it is a trainable skill. He investigates the numerous experiences along with historical accounts and scientific research as he reveals compelling discoveries about the human brain and our innate capacity to hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001149/bk_gdan_001149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.