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51 Lessons from the Sky

51 Lessons from the Sky (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McKenzie, Fletcher

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Learn from the largest air force in the world - the US Air Force. 51 Lessons From The Sky contains stories from USAF pilots and crew who lived to share their stories of air incidents, and close calls.

ISBN 9780995117013
Barcode 9780995117013
Published 24 December 2018
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780995117013
ISBN-10 0995117012
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Squabbling Sparrows Press
Publication Date 24 December 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McKenzie, Fletcher
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Military History
Warfare & Defence
Air Forces & Warfare
Weapons & Military Equipment
Aviation Skills / Piloting
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Aircraft: General Interest
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 298
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 440g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 363.1240922
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Learn from the largest air force in the world - the US Air Force. 51 Lessons From The Skycontains stories from USAF pilots and crew who lived to share their stories of air incidents, and close calls. If you enjoy Mayday, Air Crash Investigation or Seconds Before Disaster, then you will love this companion book to the best selling General Aviation book 81 Lessons From The Sky and the Commercial and Air Transport Aviation book 101 Lessons From The Sky. 51 Lessons From The Sky is possible thanks to the USAF pilots who served and shared their failings and misadventures. All fifty-one stories are introduced by former USAF Test Pilot, Shuttle Pilot and Shuttle Commander Colonel Tom Henricks. Real life unclassified stories straight from the pilots who lived to tell the tale. 51 stories about unique military aircraft, including the F-16 Viper, C, CJ, U-28A, T-1A Jayhawk, C-21 Super Taxi, C-17 Transport, C-130E Hercules, AC-130, HC-130, MC-130H, EC-130H, B-52, KC-135, KC-10, A-10 Thunderbolt, F-15 Eagle, E-3 Sentry, B-1B Bomber, CF-5, CV-22B Osprey and a T-6 II doing aerobatics, and includes a number of declassified stories. It includes the Special Operations Squadron, 77th Fighter Squadron, 36th Maintenance Squadron, 58th Operations Support Squadron, 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron, 80th Flying Training Wing, 25th Fighter Squadron, 18 OSS/OSOST, 47th Flying Training Wing, 40th and 39th Airlift Squadron, 43rd Airlift Wing, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron. With all crew surviving to tell their tale. Read about complacency, maintenance issues, poor planning, limitations and fatigue, and dozens more easy-to-read true accounts of potentially catastrophic incidents narrowly averted. And the lessons the pilots, the crew, the ground crew, the engineers, and the co-pilots learnt. Learn from the experiences of others so you don't make the same mistakes. An essential read for all current and future crew, aviators and air force personnel. Remember, safety first. Order now.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 51 Lessons From The Sky is a life saver! Fletcher McKenzie's compilation of 51 U.S. Air Force pilot and maintainer experiences should be mandatory reading for every student pilot and all those talented professionals that keep flying machines flying. Terence T. Tom Henricks (Colonel, USAF, Retired) NASA Astronaut (Former)

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