The Fantastic Cutaway Book of Flight

Cross-section illustrations reveal the complex technology of 747s, helicopters, supersonic jets, and other vehicles of flight.

The Fantastic Cutaway Book of Flight

Author: Jon Richards

Publisher: Copper Beech Books

ISBN: 9780761307198

Page: 39

View: 232

Cross-section illustrations reveal the complex technology of 747s, helicopters, supersonic jets, and other vehicles of flight.

The Big Book of Flight

And how doyou make the perfect paper dart?With stunning photographs and illustrations throughout,The Big Book of Flightpromises to surprise, entertain and fire the imaginations of anyone with their head in the clouds.

The Big Book of Flight

Author: Rowland White

Publisher: Bantam Press

ISBN: 9780593073056

Page: 320

View: 746

Everybody dreams of flying. For as long as we've been able to look up and see the birds we've wanted to join them. But our efforts to do so have not always been as elegant or accomplished. Instead, there's been danger, excitement, courage and brilliance. The Big Book of Flight is a celebration of it all, and a lot more besides, packed with derring-do stories of aviation's pioneers as well as fascinating profiles of remarkable planes, from Spitfires to Space Shuttles (and a number of other wondrous projects that never quite got off the drawing board). Along with a unique collection of fantastic flight trivia, crucial questions are also addressed: What's so scary about the Bermuda Triangle? Why does airline food taste so bad? And how do you make the perfect paper dart? With stunning photographs and illustrations throughout, The Big Book of Flight promises to surprise, entertain and fire the imaginations of anyone with their head in the clouds.

Book of Flight

A guide to the world of flight documents the milestones in aviation history that changed the world, from the development of ballooning to the mission to Mars.

Book of Flight

Author: Judith E. Rinard

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442033092

Page: 128

View: 311

A guide to the world of flight documents the milestones in aviation history that changed the world, from the development of ballooning to the mission to Mars.

Book of Flight

A stunning world-records book of animal flight, by the author-and-illustrator team behind the bestselling Book of Bones!

Book of Flight

Author: Gabrielle Balkan

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714878638

Page: 48

View: 940

A stunning world-records book of animal flight, by the author-and-illustrator team behind the bestselling Book of Bones! Meet ten fascinating flyers through a series of superlatives – and guess who's who while learning about airborne animals. From the fastest (white-throated needletail) to the most acrobatic (flying fox bat), and from the best glider (colugo) to the best backward flyer (hummingbird), each master of flight is cleverly depicted in a blueprint-inspired diagram, accompanied by playful, informative text. The stunning page-turn reveal features a full-color illustration and an explanation of what makes each animal's way of flying so special. Ages 5-8

Innovation and the Development of Flight

This volume moves beyond a focus on the artifact to emphasize the broader role of the airplane and, more importantly, the entire technological system.

Innovation and the Development of Flight

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9780890968765

Page: 335

View: 283

Perhaps no technological development in the century has more fundamentally transformed human life than the airplane and its support apparatus. The nature of flight, and the activities that it has engendered throughout the world, makes the development of aviation technology an important area of investigation. Why did aeronautical technology take the shape it did? Which individuals and organizations were involved in driving it? What factors influenced particular choices of technologies to be used? More importantly, how has innovation affected this technology? Innovation and the Development of Flight, a first strike at the “new aviation history,” represents a significant transformation of the field by relating the subject to larger issues of society, politics, and culture, taking a more sophisticated view of the technology that few historians have previously attempted. This volume moves beyond a focus on the artifact to emphasize the broader role of the airplane and, more importantly, the entire technological system. This suggests that many unanswered questions are present in the development of modern aviation and that inquisitive historians seek to know the relationships of technological systems to the human mind. Some of the subjects discussed are early aeronautical innovation and government patronage; the evolution of relationships among airports, cities, and industry; the relationship of engine development to the entire aviation industry; the Department of Commerce’s influence on light plane development; pressure in the Air Force for the development of jet engines; and lessons of the National Aerospace Plane Program. Aviation historians and historians of technology will find Innovation and the Development of Flight a valuable examination of aeronautical innovation providing foundations for continued explorations of this field.

Flight Physics

This book contains a synthesis of the fundamental disciplines and applications involved in the description and analysis of aircraft flight.

Flight Physics

Author: E. Torenbeek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402086644

Page: 537

View: 558

Knowledge is not merely everything we have come to know, but also ideas we have pondered long enough to know in which way they are related, and 1 how these ideas can be put to practical use. Modern aviation has been made possible as a result of much scienti c - search. However, the very rst useful results of this research became ava- able a considerable length of time after the aviation pioneers had made their rst ights. Apparently, researchers were not able to nd an adequate exp- nation for the occurrence of lift until the beginning of the 21st century. Also, for the fundamentals of stability and control, there was no theory available that the pioneers could rely on. Only after the rst motorized ights had been successfully made did researchers become more interested in the science of aviation, which from then on began to take shape. In modern day life, many millions of passengers are transported every year by air. People in the western societies take to the skies, on average, several times a year. Especially in areas surrounding busy airports, travel by plane has been on the rise since the end of the Second World War. Despite becoming familiar with the sight of a jumbo jet commencing its ight once or twice a day, many nd it astonishing that such a colossus with a mass of several hundred thousands of kilograms can actually lift off from the ground.

Biggest Baddest Book of Flight

First Flights 4 The Wright Stuff 5 Wings 6 The Golden Age 8 First Flights 4 The
Wright Stuff 5 Wings 6 The Golden Age 8 Breaking the Sound Barrier 9 eaking
the nd Barrier 9 Helicopters 10 Titans of the Sky 12 Jet Engines 14 The Need for
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Biggest  Baddest Book of Flight

Author: Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629694002

Page: 24

View: 565

Kids can zoom into the world of air travel and go airborne with the Biggest, Baddest Book of Flight. Readers will get the scoop on helicopters, explore the inside of a jet engine, discover the wackiest aircraft out there, from flying saucers to an inflatable plane and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.

Investigating the Crash of Flight 93

This book examines the events leading up to the hijacking, the heroic actions of passengers and crew, and the country s response to this tragedy.

Investigating the Crash of Flight 93

Author: Lena Koya

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508174598

Page: 64

View: 238

The tragic events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, are seen as an example of extreme heroism. When they realized their plane had been hijacked, passengers aboard flight 93 fought the hijackers and brought the plane down in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in an attempt to save the lives of people on the ground. This book examines the events leading up to the hijacking, the heroic actions of passengers and crew, and the country�s response to this tragedy. A glossary helps students develop their vocabulary, while a further information section encourages deeper understanding of the topic.

The History of Flying

This 1957 Reader's Guide by Charles Gibbs-Smith has a detailed bibliography on the histories of a variety of aircraft.

The History of Flying

Author: Charles H. Gibbs-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107622204

Page: 34

View: 110

The National Book League was a precursor to the current Booktrust, and was set up in 1924 by the Society of Bookmen in order to promote reading, particularly among the young. To that end, the NBL issued Reader's Guides on a variety of subjects, each written by an author with expertise in that field and containing an annotated bibliography of recommended titles on the subject. Charles Gibbs-Smith was the leading historian of aviation in the 1960s and 1970s, and published several books on the history of flight in Europe and America. This Reader's Guide, first published in 1957, has a detailed bibliography on the histories of a variety of aircraft, as well as a section on aerial battles from World War One onwards.

The Magic School Bus Taking Flight

Join Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang for some higher learning in this high flying adventure. The class learns how a plane gets up in the air, stays up, and is steered.

The Magic School Bus Taking Flight

Author: Joanna Cole

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590738712

Page: 32

View: 970

Join Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang for some higher learning in this high flying adventure. The class learns how a plane gets up in the air, stays up, and is steered.

Aviator s Flight Log Book of Lewis Wheeler

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Aviator s Flight Log Book of Lewis Wheeler

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Description: Aviator's Flight Log Book of Lewis Wheeler. Tracks flight training in the United States during January 1944 at Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri and Grosse Ile, Michigan; begins training in PBY Catalinas in May 1944 when he is transferred to Pensacola, Florida. In November 1944 he transfers to Banana River, Florida flying PBM Mariners until February 1945 when he joins Patrol Bombing Squadron 98 and travels overseas to the Pacific. Log records bombing, training and gunnery missions in the Pacific Islands. The last entry is 27 May 1945. First page is stamped with coding to Wheeler's mission on the character of flights and a Naval Aviation Swim Test stamp from February 1945.

Flight

This pop-up book of aircraft will take readers up, up and away, with fascinating facts and interactive fun on every page. Lift the flaps and pull the tabs to trace the history of flight. Open the gatefold pages to reveal a pop-up airport.

Flight

Author: Robert Crowther

Publisher: WALKER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781406300796

Page: 10

View: 357

This pop-up book of aircraft will take readers up, up and away, with fascinating facts and interactive fun on every page. Lift the flaps and pull the tabs to trace the history of flight. Open the gate fold pages to reveal a 65-cm-long pop-up airport. Packed with maps, diagrams and ingenious mechanisms, this is the ultimate book for aspiring aviators!

The Book of Flying

When Pico falls in love with one of the winged people in the City by the Sea, the orphaned young librarian embarks on quest to find the mythical Morning Town, a magical place where those like him who are wingless may gain their wings, ...

The Book of Flying

Author: Keith Miller

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)

ISBN:

Page: 262

View: 386

When Pico falls in love with one of the winged people in the City by the Sea, the orphaned young librarian embarks on quest to find the mythical Morning Town, a magical place where those like him who are wingless may gain their wings, encountering a variety of unusual characters and learning valuable lessons about life, love, and determination along the way. A first novel.

Circle of Flight

After the war ends, Ellie must care for her troublesome ward, Gavin, while fending off raiding parties and wishing to return to normal life.

Circle of Flight

Author: John Marsden

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439783216

Page: 307

View: 468

After the war ends, Ellie must care for her troublesome ward, Gavin, while fending off raiding parties and wishing to return to normal life.

Mechanics of Flight

This book provides extensive coverage of individual topics within flight mechanics, including overviews of aerodynamics and propulsion.

Mechanics of Flight

Author: Warren F. Phillips

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471334583

Page: 966

View: 417

This textbook addresses the elementary concepts of flight mechanics, everything from the equations of motion to aircraft performance.