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On a Steel Horse I RideOn a Steel Horse I Ride
by Darrel D. Whitcomb - AU Press , 2012
Born of necessity in the war in Southeast Asia to fly search and rescue and special operations missions, the USAF fleet of 52 HH-53s and 20 CH-53s were modified with state-of-the-art precision navigation capability and redesignated as MH-53J/Ms.
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Air Navigation for Flight OfficersAir Navigation for Flight Officers
by Albert Edward Dixie - Gieves publishing company , 1917
This work (first published in 1917) has been undertaken in the hope that it may prove of assistance to officers in the Royal Naval Air Service, as it condenses into a small compass all the subjects in navigation they are required to know.
(5672 views)

Zeppelin: The Story of a Great AchievementZeppelin: The Story of a Great Achievement
by Harry Vissering , 1922
This book recounts the life and work of Count Zeppelin. In addition to descriptive text, the book includes nearly 100 rare photographs and line drawings detailing the history, construction and operation of these remarkable craft.
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Risk Management HandbookRisk Management Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2009
Providing tools to aid pilots in achieving the safest possible flights with the least amount of risk, this comprehensive manual covers subjects such as human behavior, identifying and mitigating risk, aeronautical decision-making, etc.
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Plane Sense: General Aviation InformationPlane Sense: General Aviation Information
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2008
This handbook is a valuable reference tool for reviewing the nuts and bolts of general aviation, outlining the rules, regulations, and practical aspects of owning and operating a private aircraft. Quick reference tools are also included.
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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical KnowledgePilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2008
This resource includes basic knowledge that is essential for all pilots, from beginning students to those pursuing advanced pilot certificates. This updated guide covers a wide array of fundamental subjects, including principles of flight.
(10515 views)

Instrument Procedures HandbookInstrument Procedures Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2007
An excellent resource for instrument-rated pilots who want to learn how to maximize their skills in an 'Instrument Flight Rules' (IFR) environment, this revised handbook contains up-to-date information, the latest changes to procedures, etc.
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Instrument Flying HandbookInstrument Flying Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2008
The Federal Aviation Administration's Instrument Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and controllers with the knowledge and skills required to operate in instrument meteorological conditions.
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Aviation Instructor's HandbookAviation Instructor's Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2008
A reference tool to the information necessary for operating as an authorized flight instructor, this book was designed for ground, flight, and aviation maintenance instructors to provide information on learning and teaching aeronautical knowledge.
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Advanced Avionics HandbookAdvanced Avionics Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2009
Providing aviators with comprehensive information on the advanced avionics equipment available in technically sophisticated aircraft, this FAA handbook covers a wide range of subjects about the essentials of operating cockpit-computers.
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Weight-Shift Control Aircraft Flying HandbookWeight-Shift Control Aircraft Flying Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2008
The Handbook introduces the basic pilot skills that are essential for piloting WSC aircraft. It introduces the knowledge that is needed in pilot training. This handbook is for student pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced certificates.
(4846 views)

Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations HandbookSeaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2004
The basic skills and aeronautical knowledge necessary for piloting airplanes or helicopters on water, snow, or ice are introduced in this official FAA handbook to seaplane operation. Pilots and flight instructors will find this guide indispensable.
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Rotorcraft Flying HandbookRotorcraft Flying Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2000
Provides technical assistance to applicants preparing for pilot certificates with a helicopter or gyroplane class rating. Here are explanations of aerodynamics, navigation, communication, flight controls, flight maneuvers, emergencies, and more.
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Parachute Rigger HandbookParachute Rigger Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2005
The handbook is primarily intended to assist individuals who are preparing for the parachute rigger airman knowledge test and the oral and practical test. The material presented in this handbook is appropriate for senior and master parachute riggers.
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Glider Flying HandbookGlider Flying Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2003
This book lays out the science, mechanics, and regulations that every pilot needs to know. It covers components and systems, flight instruments, performance limitations, preflight and ground operations, launch procedures, flight maneuvers, etc.
(5019 views)

Balloon Flying HandbookBalloon Flying Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2008
This Balloon Flying Handbook introduces the basic pilot knowledge and skills that are essential for piloting balloons. It introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training.
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Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook - GeneralAviation Maintenance Technician Handbook - General
- Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. , 2008
All the latest industry standards, approved techniques and new technologies materials, and processes are covered in this updated handbook specifically tailored to provide all the information necessary to prepare for the FAA mechanic certification.
(10833 views)

Amateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing HandbookAmateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook
- US Government Printing Office , 1995
The purpose of this advisory circular is to make amateur-built/ultralight aircraft pilots aware that test flying an aircraft is a critical undertaking, which should be approached with thorough planning, skill, and common sense.
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Airplane Flying HandbookAirplane Flying Handbook
- Aviation Supplies & Academics , 2004
The fundamental skills and essential information necessary for piloting airplanes are introduced in this beginning aviator's guide. Pilots wishing to improve their flying proficiency will benefit from the information in this pilot resource.
(6861 views)

A History of AeronauticsA History of Aeronautics
by E. Charles Vivian - Project Gutenberg , 1997
Evelyn Charles Vivian (1882 - 1947) gives a detailed account of the history of aeronautics through 1920. Famous fliers are discussed and the evolution of the aeroplane is covered. The advancements in engine design are also included.
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Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern AircraftQuest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft
by Laurence K. Loftin, Jr. - United States Government Printing , 1985
This volume traces the technical development of the airplane from a curiosity at the beginning of World War I to the highly useful machine of today. Included are significant aircraft that incorporated important technical innovations.
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The First Flight Across The AtlanticThe First Flight Across The Atlantic
by Ted Wilbur - NC-4 50th Anniversary Committee , 1969
Early in 1919, a young Naval Aviator predicted that trans-oceanic flight was 'a perfectly safe and sane commercial proposition, not a gigantic gamble.' The U.S.Navy NC-4 proved how right he was with the first flight across the Atlantic.
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The story of the aeroplaneThe story of the aeroplane
by Claude Grahame-White - Small, Maynard and Co , 1911
The book on the early history of aeroplane, written by Claude Grahame-White, the pioneer of flight. It covers the beginning development in Europe, the first historic flight, development of the aeroplane engine, first fatal accidents, and more.
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