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            The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft
             

            The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bjorkman, Eileen A.

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            On July 25, 2010, Arnold Ebneter flew across the country in a plane he designed and built himself, setting an aviation world record for aircraft of its class. He was eighty-two at the time and the flight represented the culmination of a dream he'd cultivated since his childhood i...n the 1930s. Eileen Bjorkman - herself a pilot and aeronautical engineer - frames her father's journey from teenage airplane enthusiast to Air Force pilot and Boeing engineer in the context of the rise, near extermination, and ongoing interest in homebuilt aircraft in the United States. She gives us a glimpse into life growing up in a flying family with two pilots for parents, a family plane named Charlie, and quite literally, a propeller under her parents' bed. From early airplane designs serialized in magazines to the annual Oshkosh Fly-in where you can see experimental aircraft on display, Bjorkman offers a personal take on the history of building something in your garage that you can actually (and legally) fly as well as how the homebuilt aircraft movement has contributed to aviation and innovation in America. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8PvowEMkmQ
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            ISBN 9780295746081
            Released NZ 12 Aug 2019
            Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
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            Vargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium: Space, the Universe and Everything Within It

            Vargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium: Space, the Universe and Everything Within It (Hardback)

            By Vargic, Martin

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            Explore the wonders of the universe like you have never seen before with this incredible new book from the bestselling author Martin Vargic.This is a compendium of beautifully innovative designs that explain all of the weird and wonderful aspects of the cosmos; from the history o...f the universe to what makes up our solar system and even how human life fits into the wider picture, Vargic celebrates the scale and spectacle of the universe on every page.Be taken on a journey through space with the chapters 'The History of the Universe', 'Solar System' and 'Humans and the Universe'.The beautiful illustrations throughout Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps changed the way that we look at the world, now it is time for us to look even further into the wonders of the universe around us.
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            ISBN 9780718185268
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Mappings: Society/Theory/Space
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            Many a Close Run Thing
             

            Many a Close Run Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Enright, Tom

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            "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775541431
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Falling Upwards: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture the Aeronauts

            Falling Upwards: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture the Aeronauts (Paperback)

            By Holmes, Richard

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            A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW STATESMAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A DAILY TELEGRAPH BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW REPUBLIC BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 NONFICTION BOOK OF 2013 From ambitious scientists rising above the clouds to test the air, to brave generals ...floating over enemy lines to watch troop movements, this wonderful book offers a seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography and the metaphysics of flight. It is a masterly portrait of human endeavour, recklessness, vision and hope. In this heart-lifting book, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell. It is not a conventional history of ballooning. In a sense it is not really about balloons at all. It is about what balloons gave rise to. It is about the spirit of discovery itself and the extraordinary human drama it produces. From the dramatic and exhilarating early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar to the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher who rose seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology; and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. Previously published as Falling Upwards.
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            ISBN 9780008380267
            Released NZ 22 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Many a Close Run Thing
               

            Many a Close Run Thing (EPUB ebook)

            By Enright, Tom

            "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775491743
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            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins
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            Air Ambulance Operations Manual: All models

            Air Ambulance Operations Manual: All models (Hardback)

            By Robinson, Claire

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            A unique insight into the air ambulance service, its crews and equipment.

            ISBN 9781785212062
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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            One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

            One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

            By Fishman, Charles

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            President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States would land a man on the moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the engineers at NASA.

            ISBN 9781982130152
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Women in Aviation

            Women in Aviation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hale, Julian

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            Women have always been involved with aviation and this book examines the roles of British and American women throughout the history of flight. It will highlight the earliest female aviators and women working in wartime munition factories, as well as the trailblazers of the inter-...war period such as Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart. The experience of women in aviation during the Second World War, including those flying with the Air Transport Auxiliary and the American Women Airforce Service Pilots, will also be examined. The post-war years are also covered and emphasise the growth in participation by women in both civil and military spheres of aviation. By the last decades of the twentieth century, women had progressed even further, undertaking many of the jobs previously reserved for men, including space flight and combat flying.
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            ISBN 9781784423636
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Shire Library
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            Aviation and Human Factors: How to Incorporate Human Factors into the Field
             

            Aviation and Human Factors: How to Incorporate Human Factors into the Field (Hardback)

            By Sanchez-Alarcos, Jose

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            Air Safety is right now in a point where the chances to be killed in an Aviation accident are far lower than the chances to get the big prize in many of the major lotteries. However, keeping or improving that performance level requires a critical analysis of some events that, des...pite scarce, point to structural failures in the learning process. The effect of these failures could increase in the next future if there is not a clear and right development path. This book tries to identify what is wrong, why there are things to fix and some Human Factors principles to keep in aircraft design and operations. Features Shows, through different events, how the whole system learns through Technology, practices and regulations and the pitfalls of that learning process Discusses the use of Information Technology in safety-critical environments and why procedural knowledge is not enough Presents Air Safety Management as a successful process but, at the same time, failures coming from Technological and Organizational features are shown Offers ways to improve from the Human Factors side, by getting the right lessons from recent events
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            ISBN 9780367245733
            Released NZ 29 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Distributed Cognition and Reality: How Pilots and Crews Make Decisions

            Distributed Cognition and Reality: How Pilots and Crews Make Decisions (Paperback)

            By Plant, Katherine L.; Stanton, Professor Neville A.

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            Distributed Cognition and Reality puts theory into practice, as the first book to show how to apply the Perceptual Cycle Model in aviation decision making. Based on case studies, critical incident interviews and live observations in cockpits, the authors develop a new way to unde...rstand how pilots and crews make decisions. This book will be useful for practitioners involved in accident and incident investigations and decision-making training, researchers and students within the disciplines of Aviation, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Engineering, Computer Science, and Psychology. Dr Katherine L Plant is a New Frontiers Fellow in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Southampton in the UK. In 2014 she was awarded the Honourable Company of Air Pilots Prize for Aviation Safety Research. Professor Neville A Stanton holds the Chair in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Southampton in the UK. In 2007 The Royal Aeronautical Society awarded him the Hodgson Medal for his work on flight-deck safety.
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            ISBN 9780367882075
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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