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            Lockheed Constellation: A Record Breaking Airliner

            Lockheed Constellation: A Record Breaking Airliner (Paperback)

            By Higgs, Colin

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            A detailed examination of a record breaking airliner. Features nearly 200 photographs and illustrations, including a full cutaway plan.

            ISBN 9781526723635
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series World's Greatest Airliners
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            Bird Strike in Aviation: Statistics, Analysis and Management

            Bird Strike in Aviation: Statistics, Analysis and Management (Hardback)

            By El-Sayed, Ahmed F.

            • RRP: $289.99
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            Groundbreaking Handbook Offers Detailed Research and Valuable Methodology to Address Dangerous and Costly Aviation Hazard Though annual damages from bird and bat collisions with aircraft have been estimated at $400 million in the United States and up to $1.2 billion in commercia...l aviation worldwide and despite numerous conferences and councils dedicated to the issue, very little has been published on this expensive and sometimes-lethal flying risk. Bird Strike in Aviation seeks to fill this gap, providing a comprehensive guide to preventing and minimizing damage caused by bird strike on aircraft. Based on a thorough and comprehensive examination of the subject, Dr. El-Sayed offers different approaches to reducing bird strikes, including detailed coverage of the three categories necessary for such reduction, namely, awareness/education, bird management (active and passive control), and aircraft design. In addition, the text discusses the importance of cooperation between airplanes, airports and air traffic authorities as well as testing methods necessary for certification of both aircraft frame and engine. Other notable features include: Statistics and analyses for bird strikes with both civil and military helicopters as well as military fixed wing aircrafts, including annual costs, critical flight altitudes, critical parts of aircraft, distance from air base and specifics of date and timing Thorough review and analysis all fatal bird strike accidents and most non-fatal accidents since 1905, the first book to provide such a reference The use of numerical methods in analyzing historic data (ex. probability functions, finite element methods for analyzing impact on aircraft structure, experimental measurement technique for displacement, vibration, component distortion, etc.) Instruction on identification of bird species (using visual, microscopic, and DNA evidence) and details of bird migration to aid air traffic control in avoiding scenarios likely to result in
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            ISBN 9781119529736
            Released NZ 12 Jul 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Lion of the RAF: The Extraordinary Life of George Beamish, Second World War Hero and Rugby Star
              

            The Lion of the RAF: The Extraordinary Life of George Beamish, Second World War Hero and Rugby Star (Hardback)

            By McElhinney, Paul; Foreword by McBride, Willie John

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            The incredible true story of Air Marshal Sir George Robert Beamish, KCB, CBE - a man who played rugby for Ireland and the British & Irish Lions before becoming a leading light of the RAF during the Second World War, and a senior commander in the years following the war.

            ISBN 9781445690612
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            English in Global Aviation: Context, Research, and Pedagogy
              

            English in Global Aviation: Context, Research, and Pedagogy (Hardback)

            By Friginal, Eric; Mathews, Elizabeth; Roberts, Jennifer

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            Taking students and instructors step by step through the major issues surrounding the use of English in the aviation industry, this book provides a clear introduction to turning research into practice in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and a valuable case study o...f applied linguistics in action. With both cutting-edge research and evidence-based practice, the authors, all experts in this field, explore the critical role of English in aviation across a variety of contexts. These include the national and global policies impacting training and language assessment for pilots, air-traffic controllers, ground staff and students. Focusing on a very important but not well addressed area of ESP research and pedagogy, this book uses a range of corpus-based findings, simulator transcripts, and related research to provide an effective and efficient analysis of the language needs of the aviation industry and an extended look at linguistic principles in action. With case studies, transcriptions, radiotelephony and a clear breakdown of the common vocabulary and phrasal patterns of aviation discourse, the book offers students and teachers an insight into the requirements and challenges of successful intercultural communication in this industry, as well as clarifying how to teach, develop and assess aviation English language courses.
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            ISBN 9781350059306
            Released NZ 14 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Spitfire Deserter?: The American Pilot Who Went Missing
             

            Spitfire Deserter?: The American Pilot Who Went Missing (Paperback)

            By Simpson, Bill

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            New B-format paperback edition - Did Sgt Salvatore `Bud' Walcott, an American who served as a Spitfire pilot with the RAF in 1942, avoid flying to Malta, the most bombed place on earth - did he desert?

            ISBN 9781445696225
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2019
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Best Practices and Case Studies

            Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Best Practices and Case Studies (Hardback)

            Edited by Sharma, J. B.

            • RRP: $245.00
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            Advances in high spatial resolution mapping capabilities and the new rules established by the Federal Aviation Administration for the operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) have provided new opportunities to acquire aerial data at a lower cost and more safely versus ...other methods. Also, sUAS can access hazardous or inaccessible areas during disaster events and provide rapid response when needed. Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft systems: Best Practices and Case Studies is the first book that brings together the best practices of sUAS applied to a broad range of issues in high spatial resolution mapping projects. Very few in the sUAS pilot community have knowledge of how the collected imagery is processed into value added mapping products that have commercial and/or academic import. Since the field of sUAS applications is just a few years old, this book covers the need for a compendium of case studies to guide the planning, data collection, and most importantly, data processing, with the range of sensors available to this user community. Written by experienced academics and professionals, this book serves as a guide on how to formulate sUAS based projects, from choice of a sUAS, flight planning for a particular application, sensors and data acquisition, data processing software, mapping software and use of the high spatial resolution maps produced for particular types of geospatial modeling. Features: Focus on sUAS based data acquisition and processing into map products Broad range of case studies by highly experienced academics Practical guidance on sUAS hardware, sensors, and software utilized Compilation of workflow insights from expert professors and professionals Relevant to academia, government, and industry This book would be an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate to graduate level sUAS mapping application courses. It is also invaluable as a reference for educators designing sUAS based curriculum as well as for potential sUAS users
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            ISBN 9780367199241
            Released NZ 5 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars
             

            Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pyle, Rod

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            A NASA insider tells the exciting story of the people, some well-known but many unrecognized, who were responsible for so many daring space missions. Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle profiles the remarkable pilots, scientists, and engineers whose work was instrumental in spa...ce missions to every corner of our solar system and beyond. Besides heralded names like Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Gene Kranz, the author highlights some of the hidden figures who played crucial roles in the success of NASA, Soviet, and international space exploration. For example, Joe Engle, was a daring test pilot who set multiple records in the dangerous X-15 rocket plane and later commanded the space shuttle three times. John Houbolt was an engineer who convinced NASA leadership that the most effective way to land on the moon was to use a seemingly risky technique called Lunar Orbit Rendezvous, which worried NASA planners but was the only way to make the landing possible by 1969. Margaret Hamilton was an accomplished mathematician and one of the first female software engineers to design programs for spaceflight software that proved critical to the success of the moon landing. John Casani was a brash young engineer who took over the struggling Voyager program to reconnoiter the outer planets at a time when success was far from certain. And Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to travel into space aboard Soviet spacecraft Vostok 6. Complemented by many rarely-seen photos and illustrations, these stories of the highly talented and dedicated people, many of whom worked tirelessly behind the scenes, will fascinate and inspire.
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            ISBN 9781633885240
            Released NZ 16 May 2019
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Spitfire Leader: Robert Bungey DFC, Tragic Battle of Britain Hero
             

            Spitfire Leader: Robert Bungey DFC, Tragic Battle of Britain Hero (Hardback)

            By Newton, Dennis; Bungey, Richard

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            The brilliant career and moving personal story of Battle of Britain Spitfire ace and squadron leader Bob Bungey.

            ISBN 9781445684352
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
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            Through Adversity: The Story of Life in the RFC and RAF Through Three Operational Pilots
             

            Through Adversity: The Story of Life in the RFC and RAF Through Three Operational Pilots (Hardback)

            By Goodrum, Alastair

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            The stories of three individual careers combine seamlessly to tell the dramatic story of the RAF from the era of biplanes and into the jet age of the Cold War.

            ISBN 9781445695457
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
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            Innovation Trends in the Space Industry

            Innovation Trends in the Space Industry (Hardback)

            By Dos Santos Paulino, Victor

            • RRP: $243.99
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            Ever since their inception, space activities have been innovative, but not driven by commercial considerations - that is, until the end of the Cold War, when the commercialization of space escalated. As a result, the direction of the innovation changed in order to leverage new bu...siness opportunities, which reached a turning point in the 2010s. This book discusses the developmental trends of the world space sector in detail, by analyzing their long-term evolution, and studying why this innovative industry sometimes experiences technological and organizational delays. Innovation Trends in the Space Industry also provides a framework to diagnose more accurately the potential technological threats that are currently faced by existing space tech manufacturers. Moreover, this book, with an economic perspective, provides a close examination of the space sector. It also contributes to enriching innovation management theory by leading us to better understand industry emergence shaped by customers, to reinterpret technological and organizational inertia in high technology activities, and to refine disruptive innovation trends.
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            ISBN 9781786304919
            Released NZ 5 Feb 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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