Gear Up, Mishaps down

The Evolution of Naval Aviation Safety, 1950-2000
Author: Robert Dunn
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1682470229
Category: History
Page: 224
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Less than five years after Naval Aviation had been in the forefront of the forces that defeated Imperial Japan, it found itself in serious trouble. The force had been slashed in people and numbers and growing national sentiment supported by no less than the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs argued that the new Air Force could do anything Naval Aviation might be required to do. Not helping matters was that the Naval Aviation accident rate was soaring. The very survival of Naval Aviation was at stake. One of the first steps to re-order priorities and save Naval Aviation was to solve the problem of increasing numbers of accidents. Over the next fifty years that problem was indeed solved to the extent that today, despite hot wars, cold wars, contingencies and peacetime operations in support of friends and allies the Navy/Marine accident rate is at least as good as that of the Air Force and approached that of commercial aviation. This book tells the story of how that was done. Despite the advent of new and more complicated aircraft including jets, the increasing demands of night and all-weather flying, an unsettled world and continual high operational tempo Naval Aviation is second to no other flying organization in readiness to answer the Nation’s call, safely. The keys to how this was achieved lies with dedicated and professional leadership, a focus on lessons learned from mishaps and near-mishaps, a willingness to learn and adopt new leadership, training, management, maintenance and supply styles and procedures. All this and more is described in this book. Checkouts in new airplanes became more than, “Show me how to start it and I’ll fly it.” Leaders were assigned based on past performance, not on who somebody knew. Maintenance and supply got more scientific and responsive. Flight surgeons were made part of the team and made major contributions to aviation safety. The place of Human Factors was recognized and contributed significantly to the remarkable downtrend in the numbers of Naval Aviation mishaps. Simulator training became increasingly important as did the more recent disciplines of Operational Risk management and Crew Resource Management. From the 1950s to 2000 the number of Navy/Marine major mishaps fell from a high of 2,213 in 1954 to 29 in 2000. Even more impressive, the number went As low as eleven in 2010 and continues to fall. This book tells how all that came about and more. It’s a recipe which might be followed by any high risk enterprise seeking to reduce accidents and improve readiness. That’s exactly what Naval Aviation has done since 1950.

Controlling Pilot Error: Checklists and compliance


Author: Thomas P. Turner
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071372541
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 147
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Part of the Controlling Pilot Error, this book guides offer you protection against the causes of up to 80 per cent of aviation accidents - pilot mistakes. It provides: related case studies; save yourself techniques; and clear and concise analysis of error sets.

Aviation Visual Perception

Research, Misperception and Mishaps
Author: Randy Gibb,Rob Gray,Lauren Scharff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317176588
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 312
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Vision is the dominant sense used by pilots and visual misperception has been identified as the primary contributing factor in numerous aviation mishaps, resulting in hundreds of fatalities and major resource loss. Despite physiological limitations for sensing and perceiving their aviation environment, pilots can often make the required visual judgments with a high degree of accuracy and precision. At the same time, however, visual illusions and misjudgments have been cited as the probable cause of numerous aviation accidents, and in spite of technological and instructional efforts to remedy some of the problems associated with visual perception in aviation, mishaps of this type continue to occur. Clearly, understanding the role of visual perception in aviation is key to improving pilot performance and reducing aviation mishaps. This book is the first dedicated to the role of visual perception in aviation, and it provides a comprehensive, single-source document encompassing all aspects of aviation visual perception. Thus, this book includes the foundations of visual and vestibular sensation and perception; how visual perceptual abilities are assessed in pilots; the pilot's perspective of visual flying; a summary of human factors research on the visual guidance of flying; examples of specific visual and vestibular illusions and misperceptions; mishap analyses from military, commercial and general aviation; and, finally, how this knowledge is being used to better understand visual perception in aviation's next generation. Aviation Visual Perception: Research, Misperception and Mishaps is intended to be used for instruction in academia, as a resource for human factors researchers, design engineers, and for instruction and training in the pilot community.

Civil Airworthiness Certification

Former Military High-Performance Aircraft
Author: Miguel Vasconcelos,United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
Publisher: Stickshaker Pubs
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: 2505
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This publication provides safety information and guidance to those involved in the certification, operation, and maintenance of high-performance former military aircraft to help assess and mitigate safety hazards and risk factors for the aircraft within the context provided by Title 49 United States Code (49 U.S.C.) and Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), and associated FAA policies. Specific models include: A-37 Dragonfly, A-4 Skyhawk, F-86 Sabre, F-100 Super Sabre, F-104 Starfighter, OV-1 Mohawk, T-2 Buckeye, T-33 Shooting Star, T-38 Talon, Alpha Jet, BAC 167 Strikemaster, Hawker Hunter, L-39 Albatros, MB-326, MB-339, ME-262, MiG-17 Fresco, MiG-21 Fishbed, MiG-23 Flogger, MiG-29 Fulcrum, S-211. DISTRIBUTION: Unclassified; Publicly Available; Unlimited. COPYRIGHT: Graphic sources: Contains materials copyrighted by other individuals. Copyrighted materials are used with permission. Permission granted for this document only. Where applicable, the proper license(s) (i.e., GFD) or use requirements (i.e., citation only) are applied.

Combat crew


Author: United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Aerospace safety


Author: United States. Dept. of the Air Force
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: N.A
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First Man

The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476727813
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 784
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An authorized portrait of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon sheds light on other aspects of his career, from the honors he received as a naval aviator to the price he and his family paid for his professional dedication.

Salt Run

A Novel
Author: Christopher Gallen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469721750
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
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Luke Fisher surfs by morning and attends classes at Flagler College by day. He passes out at the ghastly sight of what he finds on the beach one morning, and quickly becomes the prime suspect in a crime that rocks the college and the small town community of St. Augustine, Florida. When former Maine state judge Rick Derlax's "do the crime, do the time" philosophy catches up with him, he escapes to the small coastal town to begin a new career as a professor. "The Judge" has a passion for teaching justice at all costs, but instead is handed his own sentence in a "crime against humanity." Salvador Deaz, a released convict who is frustrated by his small-time drug trafficking, finds himself dealing with a madcap cast of characters that only the backdrop of northern Florida culture can provide. Gallen keeps handing you plot lines that keep you guessing and laughing at the same time. Colorful characters, fast-paced dialogue and memorable absurdities make this dark comedy of errors a great read. If you like the works of Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey, and John MacDonald, you'll love this intensely fun read from new author Chris Gallen.

The Hard Way

Book One
Author: Jonathan K. McCuller
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781467071239
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 132
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This book is an introduction to the world according to Jonny. It is not for the weak at heart, but is intended to share a small part of my life with you, which includes the “Early Years”, Destiny Florida, A touch of High School, Golf, Navy, Skiing, just to name a few.. As you read this book, you may think to yourself that at times I am enhancing the truth, but in fact you will find as time goes on that it is not only the truth, but it goes way deeper! So Sit back, and transform yourself to my words, and you will see for yourself that these words are nothing less than wholesome! I want you to know you will find my antics amusing, and other times appalling, but everything in this book really did happen. Nobody has that good of an imagination, including me! So sit back and enjoy the rollercoaster of emotions you’re about to go on!

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
Category: History
Page: 864
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Air Commandos Against Japan

Allied Special Operations in World War II Burma
Author: William T. Y'Blood
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612515797
Category: History
Page: 352
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In 1943 the U.S. Army Air Forces created what would become the Air Commandos, a unit that marked a milestone in tactical operations in support of British ground forces invading Burma. William T. Y'Blood tells the story of how these daring American aviators trained and went into combat using unconventional hit-and-run tactics to confuse the enemy and destroy their lines of communication and supply. The force comprised light planes to evacuate wounded, transports to move heavy cargo, fighters, gliders, helicopters, and more than five hundred men. The book describes how this top-secret force successfully attacked the enemy from the air, resupplied British commandos on the ground, and airlifted the wounded out of the battle area--eventually driving the Japanese out of Burma.

Once They Were Eagles

The Men of the Black Sheep Squadron
Author: Frank Walton
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813144035
Category: History
Page: 232
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Marine Corps Fighter Squadron 214 was hastily organized in the field during World War II to meet the urgent need for another combat squadron in the South Pacific. The squadron, self-named the "Black Sheep," went on under the leadership of the swashbuckling "Pappy" Boyington to become the most famous in Marine Corps history. Now comes the true story of the Black Sheep Squadron and the men who wrote its record in the Pacific skies. Once They Were Eagles tells how and why the squadron was formed, provides brief sketches of every member, and creates a vivid picture of the exciting but deadly aerial sorties over the South Pacific. Frank E. Walton located the thirty-four survivors of the fifty-one original Black Sheep. In a unique series of interviews, former "Eagles" share their recollections of those days of high adventure and their experiences in the years to follow.

Darkyn - Blindes Verlangen


Author: Lynn Viehl
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3802587081
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Der Vampir Gabriel wird von den Priestern der Bruderschaft entführt , in einer Kirche gefangen gehalten und grausamer Folter unterzogen. Das Einzige, was ihn davor bewahrt, den Verstand zu verlieren, sind die Träume von einer wunderschönen jungen Frau. Nicola Jefferson fährt auf ihrem Motorrad quer durch Europa. Getarnt als Fotografin stiehlt sie wertvolle Gegenstände aus Kirchen, auf der Suche nach einem alten Familienerbstück. Dabei entdeckt sie die Kirche, in der Gabriel sich befindet und befreit ihn. Der Vampir erkennt Nicola sofort: Sie ist die Frau aus seinen Träumen! Zwischen beiden scheint eine rätselhafte Verbindung zu bestehen ...

Salem Witchcraft


Author: Charles W. Upham
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048614545X
Category: History
Page: 800
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DIVPainstakingly researched history of Salem village and the notorious witchcraft trials held there in the late 17th century. Fascinating, classic account of one of the darkest episodes in early American history. /div

Water Can Flow Uphill


Author: Ann Lee
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595350607
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 76
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Experience the everyday challenges of a female firefighter. This is a true story of the author when she was employed in a rural fire department. Leaving the security of a cushy management position and entering into a sometimes-harsh world taught her many life-long lessons. You will feel her pain as she attempts and succeeds in the firemen's challenge test. The events are based on a woman's perspective of the daily grind, while working in a man's world. She experiences tragedies from destroyed homes, to being first on the scene of a horrific auto accident. Share in her highs and lows. This seasonal journal is of her most vivid memories, while she worked in the largest county in Georgia as a rookie firefighter.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“