It all began when we decided to get an airplane. I looked forward to riding with my husband over the countryside and enjoying the scenery. But one day he dropped the bomb. He told me I would need to learn to fly the plane, because, should something happen to him up there, I would have to put it on the ground. I began waking up at night silently screaming because I felt I was flying out of control up there with no way of getting the plane down. We ordered the Ground School materials, and thus the journey began. I had overcome cancer. I could do this, too. My new song became, "I believe I can fly". As instruction continued, and the hours added up, I suddenly realized I was a pilot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leigh Townes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048567/bk_acx0_048567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A missing airplane...hostile tribes...mysterious kidnappings.... Responsibility falls upon 21-year-old William Rodriguez when his missionary parents disappear in the hostile jungles of Colombia. Willie knows that he has to go find them, but what will it cost him? When his dreams and his very life are on the line, Willie doesn't know whom to trust. Will he be able to overcome his past mistakes and the present failure that seems set on destroying his mission? When Willie finds himself in the midst of a drug smuggling ring, difficult decisions are thrust upon him. Can he escape his captors before his family is killed? Can he find forgiveness in his heart for the very people who ruined his life or will it only bring back more painful memories? Will he be able to survive the mission of a lifetime? 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. Mark Judd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160958/bk_acx0_160958_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Overcome your fear of flying.In this audiobook, you will learn about several techniques for overcoming your fear of flying. We will look at the different and most common reasons behind most fears that people just like you suffer from when flying.This audiobook, aside from addressing why such fears tend to manifest in specific people at specific times, also contains proven steps and strategies on how to start to overcome these fears and move forward with your life. It helps first time fliers and even veteran fliers, with newly developed aviophobia, to navigate the intricate waters of both accepting and dealing with their fears using knowledge and simple relaxation techniques as their tools.By the end of listening to this audiobook, not only will you be free from this land-locking fear, but you will also have managed to truly learn from it!Let's have a look at some of the things you will learn....You will learn why you have this problemReasons more and more people are afraid of flyingYou will learn what triggers you fearThe flight procedure - get to know it!How every airplane is created to keep you safeHandling your fearMuch, much more...There's a lot more information in this valuable audiobook.Take action today and download this audiobook! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al M. Rocca. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/169192/bk_acx0_169192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What would you do with your gifts? Would you give into temptation, or rise above? Jack Burke isn't your typical teenager. Blessed with talent beyond measure, Jack's pride overwhelms his inability to make sound decisions. From the time he gets drafted into professional baseball, his character is tested. His childhood dream of a baseball life turns into a nightmare marked by injury, immaturity, and personal tragedy. Amongst his darkest days, there is only one who could speak life into him - a mysterious girl from the airplane named Sara. Though their relationship gets rocky at times, she is the only person Jack can be his true self with. But after Jack moves up through the baseball ranks, she is left behind, and Jack turns to drugs and alcohol to cope. Will Jack overcome his obstacles and make his dreams come true, or will he be forced to ask himself the question he never expected: what will my life be without baseball? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eddie Frierson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079641/bk_acx0_079641_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the audiobook The Automatic Diet, listeners discover how to harness the power of time-tested behavior modification techniques and empower themselves to lose weight and keep it off, automatically. All successful dieters share a common "secret" to consistently maintain their weight. The secret is that they do not have to think about what they are doing. Their food choices are instinctual and they already know what to eat when faced with the disastrous dieting situations we all encounter in everyday life. Whether it's a cocktail party, on an airplane, or at an Italian restaurant, they know to react and choose wisely. The Automatic Diet takes you step-by-step through a process of self-analysis, as well as powerful techniques based on practical steps that you can put to work immediately. This easy, accessible process will lead you to an understanding of your own patterns of success and failure in managing your weight. Platkin then guides you to understand your own motivations, and how you can use this knowledge to overcome self-defeating habits with positive behaviors you can sustain for a lifetime. The Automatic Diet is founded on the principle of "automaticity". Automaticity is a psychological term used to describe the unconscious way in which we make choices for our daily behaviors. Activities like setting an alarm clock at night, putting on shoes before you leave the house, buckling your seat belt when you get in a car, and remembering how to drive to the office - these activities do not require much thought, we just do them. If we consciously thought about each decision that we make, we would be exhausted at the end of a day. Through automaticity, we unconsciously automate some of our routine processes. While automaticity has been working against you and your weight loss goals for years, The Automatic Diet will show you how to redirect your knee-jerk impulses so they can work in your favor! 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Fouhey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010491/bk_adbl_010491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When fluid flowing past an object tends to drag the object along in the direction of fluid flow. If an object is moving through a stationary fluid the drag tends to slow the object down. If the object is stationary in a flowing fluid the drag tends to move the object in the direction of flow. While moving through air airplanes also subjected to several drags. In order to overcome these drags airplane wings cross section airfoils are designed very carefully. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics or NACA developed and tested "families" of airfoils. Some of the most successful of these were the NACA four-digit and five-digit series. The necessary coordinates for designing NACA airfoil profiles are available in online sources. But the present book describes the way of designing NACA four digit airfoils without taking any coordinates from available sources like google or any other search engines. Using C programming with the help of provided equations a generalized source code is designed. Which will provide coordinates for designing any NACA four digit airfoil profiles.
Army of the Sky addresses the development of military aviation from 1904 to 1914 in order to explore the relationship of modernization and Russian Imperial officer culture. Utilizing archival material, army reports, the military and popular press, published tracts, and comparative literature, this book explores the response to aviation within the tsarist military in the realm of hopes and fears, institutional adaptations, projects drafted to tap the power of the airplane, the politics of command, policies of recruitment and training to build a cadre of aviators, and the rituals that paid homage to this revolutionary new weapon. In contrast to a historiography which generally portrays aviation as incompatible with an extremely conservative, even backward, military culture, this study paints a far more complex and dynamic picture. Numerous tsarist officers recognized that the airplane presented both a serious challenge and a real opportunity: it exposed the limitations of Russia's economic, technological, and infrastructural development while simultaneously offering a way to overcome them and a means to assert Russia's development, pride, and place as a great European power despite heightening fears of failure. Army of the Sky illustrates further how disparate responses to this situation influenced tsarist officer culture. Although the concept of "modernization" remained framed around familiar binaries, aviation recast and infused with new meaning juxtapositions of Russia and the West, imitation and contamination, and the imperatives of progress and the legacies of backwardness. Aviation helped to remold prevailing paradigms of hierarchy, authority, deference, and duty. This volume concludes that the tsarist officer community ultimately offered unique opportunities to cultivate a culture of military aviation and thereby to master the challenge of modernization in a uniquely Russian, an Imperial Russian, manner. This book will be of great interest to historians of both the military and late Imperial Russia as well as aviation enthusiasts.
authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. What you need to know about how your airplane works Focused on practical value to the pilot, Aircraft Systems takes you on a thoroughly illustrated tour of the systems that make your plane work, giving you step-by-step procedures and troubleshooting tips that improve safety and cut risk, no matter what the situation. Pilot/mechanic David A. Lombardo, author of Advanced Aircraft Systems, presents crucial information on systems in single- and light twin-engine planes. No matter what page you turn to, you'll find fully illustrated, system-by-system information that will help you: make better piloting decisions both in the air and on the ground; avoid risk with a better understanding of preflight inspections; troubleshoot in-flight problems and handle emergencies in any system; cut costs with better maintenance, improved communication with mechanics, and correct choices in engine overhauls; recognize and overcome bad interactions between systems; improve interpersonal relationships with passengers and crew. Full of life-saving information, from the anatomy of a tire, to emergency electrical system failure load shedding, Aircraft Systems delivers the critical, confidence-building guidance that you'll rely on every time you enter the cockpit.
PBuild and fly your very own model airplane design. Using clear explanations, you will learn about important design trade-offs and how to choose among them. The latest research and techniques are discussed using easy to understand language. You will discover:/PULLIThe special challenges faced by the smaller models and how to overcome them.LIHow to choose the right material for each part of the airplane.LIEasy rules for selecting the right power system, gas or electric.LIWhen it makes sense to use one of the innovative KFm airfoils.LIPros and cons of canard and multi-wing configurations.LIA step-by-step design process that includes goal setting and flight testing.LIIn-depth discussions of important topics like airfoils and wing design.LIThe sources of air drag and how to minimize their impact./ULBR/STRONGADVANCE PRAISE/STRONGBR/P'This book is a joy to read! The writing style and wit add dimension in a way that is rarely found in today's reference materials. If someone has considered designing their own airplane and been put off because of complicated formulas, vocabulary and reference style that would bore even an engineer, this will convince them to go ahead and try it. Written with real people in mind and not engineers - and I mean that in a good way. This is a book that will reside along the other favorites on my bookshelf. Carlos really managed to produce a book that will last a long time and become one of the standards for modelers.'/PP- STRONGGreg Gimlick/STRONG, Electrics columnist, Model Aviation magazine/PBR/P'RCAdvisor's Model Airplane Design Made Easy is the ultimate model airplane design book for both beginning and experienced modelers.'/PP- STRONGRichard Kline/STRONG, Inventor, KFm airfoils/PBR/P'RCadvisor's Model Airplane Design Made Easy is a real contribution to the world's literature on the subject. It provides an excellent bridge between full scale aviation and aeromodeling, showing the relationship between the two, for better understanding of the differences and similarities which should be applied for good model performance./PPWhile thorough in detail, the book is also easily readable so that the information is simple to understand. It is a very good combination of theory and practical application. Nicely illustrated, the book is also full of common sense explanations and references to other sources of information.'/PP- STRONGJohn Worth/STRONG, former President and Executive Director of the AMA/PBR/P'Carlos Reyes personably leads the reader through some basic aerodynamics, materials considerations, electric power system planning and a practical application of theory as it is applied to a finished flying model. The background history of various types of aircraft shows the development of aviation and how it relates to the models that we build and fly today, as well as how models have influenced general aviation. It is always exciting to find some 'new to me' concepts and theories, and there were several in this well-written narrative.'/PP- STRONGKen Myers/STRONG, Editor, Ampeer electric flight newsletter/PBR/P'No matter how long you've been aeromodelling, or what your interests are in our great hobby, the greatest thrill of all is standing behind a unique model that you've designed and built yourself, from a blank sheet of paper - or even a blank CAD file - and preparing to make that first take off./PPSo sit yourself down in a comfy chair, read RCadvisor's Model Airplane Design Made Easy and set off on aeromodelling's greatest adventure./PPLet Carlos Reyes - an aeromodeller of long standing and great talent - take you through the mysteries of how to arrive at the point that every lover of model aircraft should experience.'/PP- STRONGDereck Woodward/STRONG, aeromodeller, designer and magazine writer for the past fifty years/P