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            Lockheed Constellation: A Record Breaking Airliner

            Lockheed Constellation: A Record Breaking Airliner (Paperback)

            By Higgs, Colin

            • RRP: $44.99
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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 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series World's Greatest Airliners
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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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            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

            • RRP: $261.00
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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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            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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            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
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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.

            • RRP: $127.00
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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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            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
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            A Patriot's Calling: My Life as an F-16 Fighter Pilot
              

            A Patriot's Calling: My Life as an F-16 Fighter Pilot (EPUB ebook)

            By Rooney, Lt Colonel Dan

            A decorated fighter pilot and PGA professional tells the story of his life and service-to both his nation and others-in this remarkable memoir that is a stirring record of faith, patriotism, family, philanthropy, and golf.What does it mean to be a patriot? For Oklahoma native Dan... Rooney, it is someone who not only puts his life on the line for country, but who opens his heart and mind and seeks to build a life that embodies the purest and most concentrated essence of himself. For many, Rooney is the model of a patriot: as an Air Force pilot who deployed to Iraq, serving three tours of duty; as a professional golfer who established a nonprofit foundation awarding thousands of scholarships to the children of fallen and disabled veterans; as the father of five daughters; as a man of faith, whose copilot, both in the skies and on the ground, has always been God. A Patriot's Calling is his autobiographical journey through some of the most character-defining moments of his awe-inducing life and career. "On my third tour of duty in Iraq as F -16 fighter pilot, I felt a powerful calling from God to share the miraculous fusion of people and experiences uniquely placed along my journey. During my reflection, I began to understand how the forces of synchronicity had shaped my life. Synchronicity, or, as I like to call it, 'chance with a purpose,' is all around us. These encounters with God's messengers are the sign-posts along the road of life guiding us toward our essence." A Patriot's Calling illuminates Rooney's true essence-and offers guidance and inspiration for us all. A Patriot'sCalling includes 40 photos and 3 maps.
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            ISBN 9780062992246
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            Language en
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins
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            Speedbird: The Complete History of BOAC
             

            Speedbird: The Complete History of BOAC (Paperback)

            By Higham, Robin

            • RRP: $65.99
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            Between 1939 and 1946 BOAC (the British Overseas Airways Corporation) was the nationalised airline of Great Britain - and between 1946 and 1974 as such it exclusively operated all long-haul British flights. With its iconic 'Speedbird' logo and its central role in the glamorous 'j...et age' of the 1950s and 1960s, BOAC achieved a near cult-status with admirers around the globe. Yet, to date there has been no comprehensive history of the organisation, covering its structure, fleet and the role it played in the critical events of the age - from World War II to the end of empire, a period when BOAC played a pivotal part in projecting British political power, even as that power was waning. During World War II, BOAC operated a limited wartime service and prepared for the return of commercial flight in the postwar era. But it was in the service of Britain's colonies - and latterly the process of decolonisation - that BOAC achieved its most pivotal role. The development of flight technology enabled much faster connections between Britain and her imperial possessions - as the colonies prepared for independence BOAC ferried diplomats, politicians and colonial administrators between London and the far-flung corners of Africa and Asia in much faster times than had previously been possible. In this book, acclaimed historian Robin Higham presents a unique comprehensive study of BOAC from the early jet travel of the de Havilland Comet and the Vickers VC10 to the dawn of supersonic passenger aviation. Highly illustrated and meticulously researched using previously unseen sources, this book will be essential reading for all aviation enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history of modern Britain.
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            ISBN 9781350160224
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Voices of Courage: The Dam Busters
             

            Voices of Courage: The Dam Busters (Paperback)

            By Bartlett, W. B.

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            The Dam Busters raids have gone down as perhaps the most famous air strikes in history. 'Voices of Courage' is the story of the legendary bouncing-bomb attack on Germany's dams from the pilots.

            ISBN 9781398104068
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
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