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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $26.87
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            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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 (Paperback)

            By Rooney, Lt Colonel Dan

            • RRP: $42.99
            • $32.24
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            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?

            ISBN 9780062992239
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Pilot Selection: Psychological Principles and Practice

            Pilot Selection: Psychological Principles and Practice (Hardback)

            Edited by Bor, Robert; Eriksen, Carina; Hubbard, Todd; King, Ray; Bekker, Aedrian

            • RRP: $210.00
            • $210.00
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            This comprehensive book describes, in practical and ethical terms, how recruitment, selection, and psychological assessment can be conducted by airlines and practitioners to determine aptitude amongst pilots. It includes chapters written by experts in the field on domains such as..., air traffic controllers and cabin crew.
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            ISBN 9781138588738
            Released NZ 14 Nov 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.

            • RRP: $127.00
            • $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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            English in Global Aviation: Context, Research, and Pedagogy

            English in Global Aviation: Context, Research, and Pedagogy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

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

            • RRP: $54.99
            • $42.89
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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 9781350059313
            Released NZ 14 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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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
            Available in EPUB
            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Spitfire Deserter?: The American Pilot Who Went Missing
             

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

            By Simpson, Bill

            • RRP: $35.99
            • $32.85
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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
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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

            • RRP: $64.99
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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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            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

            • RRP: $64.99
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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
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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

            • RRP: $165.00
            • $128.70
            • Save $36.30
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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
            Availability
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