The Thinking Pilot s Flight Manual

Author: Rick Durden
ISBN: 0983422249
Release Date: 2015-08-28

Volume 2 of The Thinking Pilot's Flight Manual carries on the widely praise, penetrating, and clear-headed approach of Volume I, addressing matters of importance to pilots that ordinary flight training manuals never tough. It delves into everything from the realities of making the go/no-go decision during the takeoff roll, nailing spot landings, which emergencies to practice, and how to take babies and kids flying. It explores how we scare our passengers without realizing it, IFR training in IMC, and takes a hard look at spin training. Rick Durden is one of three 2015 recipients of the Endeavor Award, honoring volunteer pilots who have made significant contributions to flying to serve the public. For 25 years he has made flights in remote areas of the U.S. and Central America in support of conservation. He is an Airline Transport-rated pilot with experience in over 200 types of airplanes, a practicing aviation attorney who has been involved in hundreds of aircraft accident cases, writer, aviation magazine editor, safety counselor, and flight instructor.


Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781490720630
Release Date: 2013-12
Genre: History

JAP is a story about a young man who somehow, through a series of accidents intentions, mistakes and drive became a Naval Aviator, no mean feat by any accounts. Having survived the grim reaper several times during his eight years of flying on active duty with the Navy he has come to believe, sort of, that he is a good aviator and can take care of just about anything that arises in the realm of flying. He has disgustedly left active duty flying with the Navy as the result of witnessing inept officers who should never have made the grade continue to fly and serve without any leadership skills or command authority amounting to anything effective. Most of them were, in the young man's opinion, timid beings who were only concerned with keeping their status quo resulting in their refusal to make decisions let alone lead in any forward power projections. His decision to leave the Navy and throw his lot in with the airline pilot's career was based on his perception that an airline captain just had to be made of stronger stuff. That idea was also doomed to an early failure when he actually started to fly with the pilots who make up the airborne operation of the airline. He found the same weaknesses on the part of the airline pilots that he had witnessed in the Navy pilots he had flown with. Still struggling to find perfection the young man (named Kruger in the book) tries flying with the Naval Reserve pilots only to find, once more, that those pilots were even worse than the two groups that he had flown with earlier. Kruger's worst nightmare finally comes to pass when he finds himself making some bad mistakes and decisions just like all of the other pilots he has ever encountered. He has become a JAP or "just another pilot" like all of the others. In spite of all of the disappointments he encounters he still has fun and fulfillment flying and is convinced that he could really do no job other than flying. Flying has always been described as hours and hours of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror. Kruger's experiences follow that pattern except the boring hours are interesting also. Kruger had always considered that the most exhilarating and exciting time you could ever experience was when you were right on the dangerous edge of things; when you had less than a fifty percent chance of surviving the situation you were in and when you finally came out on top, alive and well albeit that your heart was trying to go into tachycardia and your breathing could only be described as panting. There is no rush better than this. There are no punches pulled in the book. The author tells it like it really was without cutting corners or glossing over the facts. It is what it was. People are people and no one is perfect. We all "have warts" no matter how good we look and usually the ones who boast the most and are the models of perfection are the ones who have the most faults. As the Bible says, "Judge not least ye be judged". Kruger finds that to be very true and, as a result he mulls each flight in his mind in an effort to try to perfect what he has just done. There are no heroes in the book but there are a lot of truths if you can find them.

Zur Not kann die Kiste auch segeln

Author: Cornelius Maschmann
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492964272
Release Date: 2013-06-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Der Flugkapitän sollte die Maschine nicht nur in die Luft bringen, sondern muss sowohl technisch als auch zwischenmenschlich alles im Griff haben. Doch was tun, wenn die Landebahn eingeschäumt ist, eine Passagierin während des Fluges ihren Löwen im Frachtraum besuchen will, ein Fluggast fast unbekleidet an Bord erscheint oder plötzlich das Cockpitfenster platzt? Humorvolle bis abenteuerliche Geschichten aus dem Leben eines hauptberuflichen Vielfliegers.

Abenteurer der L fte

Author: Alexis von Croy
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492973021
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: History

1903 vollbrachten die Brüder Orville und Wilbur Wright den ersten Motorflug der Menschheit. Er dauerte 12 Sekunden und war der Beginn einer Geschichte von immer neuen Rekorden und gefährlichen Abenteuern, von wagemutigen Pionieren und Pilotinnen, von technischen Triumphen und Tragödien. Alexis von Croy spannt den Bogen von der Erfindung des Flugzeugs über Charles Lindberghs spektakulären Atlantikflug, Erfolg und Niedergang der Überschall-Concorde bis hin zu Fliegern unserer Tage. Anhand zahlreicher Einzelporträts gelingt es ihm, die Faszination des Fliegens greifbar zu machen.

J ger

Author: James Salter
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827077493
Release Date: 2014-10-13
Genre: Fiction

»Die Jäger, 1957 erschienen, ist der erste Roman von Salter und zugleich einer der prägnantesten Nachweise seines Talents. Der Roman ist autobiographisch und stützt sich auf Salters Erfahrungen als Kampfflieger im Koreakrieg. Während auf dem Boden ein schwerer Bürgerkrieg herrscht, wetteifern die Piloten in der Luft in ihren Kampfeinsätzen um die begehrten fünf Kills - den gültigen Nachweis dafür, dass man ein >As