Quicklook at Flying

By (author) Smiddy, Paul

In not much more than a century, flying has been transformed from small beginnings into a vast industry that has opened up endless possibilities and affected every human being. How did the Wright brothers first achieve flight? What keeps an aircraft in the air? How safe is flying now? How has the flight industry developed? What does the future hold? Quicklook at Flying takes us back to the pioneers of aviation and explains how the past has helped to shape flying as we know it today. It covers commercial and military aviation and the aircraft manufacturing business, giving an insight into the challenges faced by airlines. It explains how air travel is made safe and what happens when things go wrong. You are taken into the workings of the industry: how pilots train, the world of navigation and air traffic control and the role of engineers and designers. You are talked through your first flight in a light aircraft.

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  • 1) The history of flight. 2) How aircraft fly. 3) Types of aviation. 4) The aircraft makers. 5) The airline industry. 6) Navigation and air traffic control. 7) Your first flight. 8) Learning to fly. 9) Military and non flying careers. 10) Safety. 11) The future.

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書名 Quicklook at Flying
著作者等 Smiddy, Paul
シリーズ名 Quicklook Books
出版元 Quicklook Books Limited
刊行年月 2012.08.01
ISBN 9781908926548
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス