Private Pilot

Guided Flight Discovery
Author: Jeppesen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780884874294
Category: Air pilots
Page: N.A
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"...the most complete explanation of aeronautical concepts for pilots pursuing a Private Pilot certificate."-- cover.

Private Pilot Syllabus

GFD Private Pilot Syllabus
Author: Jeppesen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780884876540
Category:
Page: N.A
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Printed Guided Flight Discovery Private Pilot Syllabus

So kommen Sie rauf und wieder runter

was Sie schon immer übers Fliegen wissen wollten
Author: David Blatner
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593373140
Category:
Page: 258
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Warum ruckelt die Maschine so? Was sind das für seltsame Rauchwölkchen am Triebwerk? Und wieso hat der Kapitän das Anschnall-Signal eingeschaltet? Eine unterhaltsame Beruhigungspille für alle Fluggäste. Der Autor beschreibt alles, was man übers Fliegen wissen möchte: Er erklärt, wieso sich eine 300 Tonnen schwere Maschine in die Lüfte hebt und oben bleibt - erläutert den Einfluss des Wetters auf den Flieger und warum ein Sturm ihm wenig anhaben kann - klärt über technische Details auf und führt die Leser ins Cockpit und den Tower und sammelt unterhaltsame Anekdoten aus der Geschichte des Fliegens. Außerdem hat er zahlreiche praktische Tipps für alle Fluggäste auf Lager, damit der nächste Urlaubsflug zur ungetrübten Freude wird.

Beneath Haunted Waters

The Tragic Tale of Two B-24s Lost in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during World War II
Author: Peter Stekel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493025325
Category: History
Page: 328
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Drama. Tragedy. Irony. Unsolved mysteries. And throw in a little greed. Beneath Haunted Waters is not a ghost story; it’s not that kind of “haunted” at all. These are waters haunted by generations of people who cannot forget the story of how two B-24 Liberator bombers disappeared in 1943 and what happened to the boys on board. During the World War II years, the convention was to call young men in their late teens to their late 20s, “boys.” The boys who piloted bombers and fighter aircraft during World War II were 19 or 20 years old - barely out of their childhood. Imagine boarding a 737 today and seeing a teenager at the controls instead of a person with greying temples. That was the situation during the war. Beneath Haunted Waters is a story about that era, when children flew large airplanes equipped with enough firepower to destroy cities. And yet, boys they were, and boys they will always be. But it’s primarily a story of how they died, not in combat, but by accident. During World War II the USA lost 7100 combat aircraft and 5300 trainers, along with 15,530 pilots, crew members, and ground personnel in over 52,000 domestic accidents. These statistics don’t compare to the huge numbers of RAF, 8th Air Force, and Luftwaffe losses during the European air war but the numbers are still frightening: Between 1942-1945, US aviation losses to accidents (12,400) exceeded combat losses (4500) to the Japanese. For every plane shot down in the South Pacific there were three lost to accidents within the United States. While memoirs of those who served, histories of military and political leaders, and books about combat abound, very little has been written about the terrible toll of aviation training accidents during the war. Beneath Haunted Waters is unique because it tells this hardly known and little appreciated story. Most information on this subject is covered in official reports. It appears in a casual way in many memoirs. There are a few histories of the air war during World War II that mention aviation accidents during training or once the boys were in theater. There has been no popular, academic, or comprehensive book on the subject. I propose to cover this subject within the more personal story of what happened to the two Liberators that wound up in Huntington Lake and Hester Lake. Usually, pilots and crews of World War II aircraft were neither old enough to vote nor to drink. Many had never driven a car or taken a train ride much less been in an airplane. Nine months after enlistment they were flying the most technologically advanced, high performance, machines ever built. The same could be said for their navigation equipment and radio gear. But aviation had been around for only 40 years! Aircraft design was still in its infancy. Engines failed, pilots flew into mountains, navigators got lost, radios broke, and weather forecasts were frequently and fatally wrong.

Final Flight

The Mystery of a WW II Plane Crash and the Frozen Airmen in the High Sierra
Author: Peter Stekel
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899974759
Category: History
Page: 256
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"In October 2005, two mountaineers climbing above Mendel Glacier in the High Sierra found the mummified remains of a man in a WWII uniform, entombed in the ice. The "Frozen Airman" discovery created a media storm and a mystery that drew author Peter Stekel to investigate. What did happen to the four-man crew who perished on a routine navigation training flight in 1942, 150 miles off-course from its reported destination?..."--P. 4 of cover.

Adaptive Markets

Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
Author: Andrew W. Lo
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400887763
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 504
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A new, evolutionary explanation of markets and investor behavior Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe—and as financial bubbles, crashes, and crises suggest. This is one of the biggest debates in economics and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hang on the outcome. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Lo cuts through this debate with a new framework, the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis, in which rationality and irrationality coexist. Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, Adaptive Markets shows that the theory of market efficiency isn't wrong but merely incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. Lo's new paradigm explains how financial evolution shapes behavior and markets at the speed of thought—a fact revealed by swings between stability and crisis, profit and loss, and innovation and regulation. A fascinating intellectual journey filled with compelling stories, Adaptive Markets starts with the origins of market efficiency and its failures, turns to the foundations of investor behavior, and concludes with practical implications—including how hedge funds have become the Galápagos Islands of finance, what really happened in the 2008 meltdown, and how we might avoid future crises. An ambitious new answer to fundamental questions in economics, Adaptive Markets is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how markets really work.

Endlich frei von Flugangst

Der einfache Weg, die Angst vorm Fliegen zu überwinden - Vom Autor des Bestsellers "Endlich Nichtraucher!"
Author: Allen Carr
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641138922
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
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Unbeschwert und entspannt fliegen – Bestsellerautor Allen Carr macht es möglich! Er informiert verlässlich darüber, wie sicher das Fliegen wirklich ist und leitet dazu an, wie man Flugangst Schritt für Schritt hinter sich lässt. Dazu beschreibt er viele ermutigende Beispiele von Menschen, die es geschafft haben, sich von ihren Befürchtungen zu befreien. Mithilfe seiner Methode kann schließlich jeder wieder problemlos selbst in den Flieger steigen.

Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics

8th International Conference, EPCE 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009. Proceedings
Author: Don Harris
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642027288
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 627
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The 13th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI Inter- tional 2009, was held in San Diego, California, USA, July 19–24, 2009, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2009, the 8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, the Third International Conf- ence on Virtual and Mixed Reality, the Third International Conference on Internati- alization, Design and Global Development, the Third International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, the 5th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, the Second International Conference on Digital Human Mod- ing, and the First International Conference on Human Centered Design. A total of 4,348 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and gove- mental agencies from 73 countries submitted contributions, and 1,397 papers that were judged to be of high scientific quality were included in the program. These papers - dress the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of the design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.

Private Pilot FAA Practical Test Study Guide


Author: Jeppesen Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780884872658
Category: Air pilots
Page: 246
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This study guide carefully parallels the FAA Areas of Operations and Tasks in the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards. Provides key questions, answers, explanations and references. Designed to coordinate with the knowledge and task portions of the PTS. Includes a copy of the FAA Private Single-Engine Land/Sea PTS.

Bald!

10 revolutionäre Technologien, mit denen alles gut wird oder komplett den Bach runtergeht
Author: Kelly Weinersmith,Zach Weinersmith
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446257829
Category: Science
Page: 480
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Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen


Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676433
Category: History
Page: 416
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Was macht der Astronaut, wenn er mal muss?

Eine etwas andere Geschichte der Raumfahrt
Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499627903
Category:
Page: 396
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Wenn es beim äMüssenä mal daneben geht, 14 Tage bei minimaler Hygiene im Raumanzug, seltsam anmutende Stresstests wie das Falten von Kranichen, Flüge im äKotzbomberä, Belastungstests an lebenden und toten Objekten u.a.: salopper und oft ironischer Blick hinter die Kulissen der Hochglanzraumfahrt.