Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at
From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century.
- Brand: Back Bay Books
- ASIN: 0316743003
- UPC: 884267924916
LEGO City Sky Police Parachute Arrest 60208 Building Kit , New 2019 (218
Patrol the LEGO® City streets from above with the awesome 60208 Sky Police Parachute Arrest set, featuring a high-speed toy police jet plane with opening minifigure cockpit and extending hook to capture the working parachute toy, plus a police motorbike and getaway buggy. This action-packed police play set also includes 2 backpacks with loot and 4 minifigures
- Color: Multi
- Brand: LEGO
- ASIN: B07GW2L162
- UPC: 673419303682
Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.WHAT'S IN STICK AND RUDDER:The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight: the Angle of Attack. What it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it.Why airplanes stall How do you know you're about to stall?The landing approach. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach.The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use them."The Spot that does not move." This is the first statement of this phenomenon. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees.The elevator and the throttle. One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Which is which?The paradox of the glide. By pointing the nose down less steeply, you descend more steeply. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further.What's the rudder for? The rudder does NOT turn the airplane the way a boat's rudder turns the boat. Then what does it do?How a turn is flown. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn.The landing--how it's made. The visual clues tha...
- Brand: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
- ASIN: 0070362408
24-Hours 18" 1:130 Scale Model Jet Boeing 787 Aircraft Model Kits Display Diecast Airplane for Adults with LED Light(Touch or Sound
This is a large-sized high-quality airplane model that can be controlled by voice or touch switches. Automatically turn on the large model aircraft, at midnight, your door opening sound or footsteps will make it brighten, fully demonstrated its charm in the dark, and its automatic extinguishing function will not be too power-consuming. The package which sent to you will contain a USB charging cable suitable for this model. It can be connected to the computer's USB port, or the charging plug, it's very convenient. The fuselage length is 17.32 inch, width (distance between the top of the two wings) is 18.5 inch, height (base to the roof) is 7.08 inch.This attractive large-scale airplane model is suitable for festivals gift and most people, such as friends, family, lovers, and business partners and so on. Item Specification: Model size: 17.32*18.5*7.08 inch (44*47*18 cm) Package size:23.6*7.9*4.3 inch (60*20*11 cm) Package Include: Aircraft*1 Base*1 USB charging cable*1
- Brand: 24-Hours
- ASIN: B07DQMJSKF
- UPC: 603977043638
Good Night Planes (Good Night Our
Good Night Planes features jumbo jets, seaplanes, jet fighters, twin engines, cargo planes, turbofan engines, propellers, runways, pilots, flight attendants, baggage handlers, air traffic controllers, skydivers, stunt planes, and more. Up, up, and away! Flying has never been so much fun. Young pilots will fly the friendly skies while learning about different types of aircraft and airports. This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes.
- Brand: Good Night Books
- ASIN: 1602192189
The Jet Sex: Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American
In the years after World War II, the airline stewardess became one of the most celebrated symbols of American womanhood. Stewardesses appeared on magazine covers, on lecture circuits, and in ad campaigns for everything from milk to cigarettes. Airlines enlisted them to pose for publicity shots, mingle with international dignitaries, and even serve (in sequined minidresses) as the official hostesses at Richard Nixon's inaugural ball. Embodying mainstream America's perfect woman, the stewardess was an ambassador of femininity and the American way both at home and abroad. Young, beautiful, unmarried, intelligent, charming, and nurturing, she inspired young girls everywhere to set their sights on the sky.In The Jet Sex, Victoria Vantoch explores in rich detail how multiple forces—business strategy, advertising, race, sexuality, and Cold War politics—cultivated an image of the stewardess that reflected America's vision of itself, from the wholesome girl-next-door of the 1940s to the cosmopolitan glamour girl of the Jet Age to the sexy playmate of the 1960s. Though airlines marketed her as the consummate hostess—an expert at pampering her mostly male passengers, while mixing martinis and allaying their fears of flying—she bridged the gap between the idealized 1950s housewife an...
- Brand: Brand: University of Pennsylvania Press
- ASIN: 0812244818
U.S. Naval Air Superiority: Development of Shipborne Jet Fighters
As World War II came to a close, piston-powered fighter aircraft were at their zenith, and Navy fighters, such as the Grumman F6F Hellcat and Vought Corsair, dominated the skies over the Pacific. As these fighter designs reached their peak, a new propulsion technology was being developed that held great promise. When introduced, the first jet aircraft were underpowered, and in many ways inferior to propeller-driven aircraft of the time. U.S. Naval Air Superiority examines the Navy's internal struggle to adapt the jet engine to its style of warfare as well as the development and evolution of carrier-borne fighters and their airframes and engines, from the closing days of World War II through Vietnam. For the first time, U.S. Naval Air Superiority profiles the turbulent design and development stage of the Navy's carrier-based jet fighter program. From the successful designs, such as the Fury, Banshee, Crusader, and Phantom II, to the also-rans, like the Fireball, Demon, Pirate, and Cutlass, the Navy's needs are measured against contractor and political demands and the limits of the evolving engine and aerodynamic technologies of the day. This book includes engine cut-aways, aircraft comparison diagrams, and details the safety improvements made to aircraft carriers to enable higher ...
- Brand: Brand: Specialty Pr Pub Wholesalers
- ASIN: 1580071104
24-Hours 18" 1:130 Scale Model Jet United States Air Force One B747 Planes Model Kits Display Diecast Airplane for Adults with LED Light(Touch or Sound
This is a large-sized high-quality airplane model that can be controlled by voice or touch switches. Automatically turn on the large model aircraft, at midnight, your door opening sound or footsteps will make it brighten, fully demonstrated its charm in the dark, and its automatic extinguishing function will not be too power-consuming. The package which sent to you will contain a USB charging cable suitable for this model. It can be connected to the computer's USB port, or the charging plug, it's very convenient. The fuselage length is 18.5 inch, width (distance between the top of the two wings) is 19.9 inch, height (base to the roof) is 7.7 inch.This attractive large-scale airplane model is suitable for festivals gift and most people, such as friends, family, lovers, and business partners and so on. Item Specification: Model size: 18.5*19.9*7.7 inch (47*50*19 cm) Package size:23.6*7.9*4.3 inch (60*20*11 cm) Package Include: Aircraft*1 Base*1 USB charging cable*1
- Color: 1/130 Air Force One
- Brand: 24-Hours
- ASIN: B07H3MTQHB
- UPC: 603977043447
The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market
The small business guru behind Duct Tape Marketing shares his most valuable lesson: how to get your customers to do your best marketing for you. The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word- of-mouth referrals are what drive business today. People trust the recommendation of a friend, family member, colleague, or even stranger with similar tastes over anything thrust at them by a faceless company. Most business owners believe that whether customers refer them is entirely out of their hands. But science shows that people can't help recommending products and services to their friends-it's an instinct wired deep in the brain. And smart businesses can tap into that hardwired desire. Marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers. Keep those customers happy, and they will refer your business to even more customers. Some of Jantsch's strategies include: -Talk with your customers, not at them. Thanks to social networking sites, companies of any size have the opportunity to engage with their customers on their home turf as never before-but the key is listening. -The sales team is the most important part of your marketing team. Salespeople are the comp...
- Brand: WaterBrook Press
- ASIN: 1591844428
A Jet Powered Life: Allen E. Paulson, Aviation
Raised on a bankrupt farm along the Mississippi River, Allen E. Paulson would become owner of the Fortune 500 aerospace empire Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. He began his career as an airplane mechanic, later setting world records as a pilot and developing unique military and civilian jets. Paulson was ambitious and reticent, generous and frugal, confident and dogged by self-doubt. His friends included U.S. presidents, Hollywood celebrities and famous aviators. He toasted and tangled with such business titans as Lee Iacocca and Teddy Forstmann--until life took him in another direction. Paulson played by the rules and took each success and setback in stride, always with a keen ethical sense and an unflagging entrepreneurial spirit.
- ASIN: 1476676569
Hasegawa Corp. 00339 1/72 F-8E
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- Brand: Hasegawa Corp.
- ASIN: B0017TCK06
- UPC: 793631613090
Practical Applications in Business Aviation
Business aviation is one of America’s most important yet least understood industries. Most organizations (about 85%) operating business aircraft are small and medium-size enterprises. They include a wide range of organizations: state governments, universities, charitable organizations, and all types of businesses. While the organizations that rely on business aviation are varied, they all have one thing in common: the need for fast, flexible, safe, and secure access to destinations worldwide. Many small U.S. businesses rely on business aviation. They are located in markets where the airlines have reduced or eliminated service, making business aviation an important connection to the rest of the world. Business aviation fosters efficiency and productivity, and is essential in an intensely competitive global marketplace. This textbook, Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management, systematically examines business aviation and provides you with a complete understanding of one of America’s most dynamic industries. In this comprehensive guide to business aviation management, authors James R. Cannon and Franklin D. Richey provide in-depth and useful information on all aspects of managing a corporate aviation program. The book begins with a brief look at the history of busi...
- ASIN: 1605907707
Twenty-First-Century Jet: The Making and Marketing of the Boeing
Documents the production of the passenger aircraft, examining Boeing's team management strategy, the design creation done exclusively on computer, and the unique financing plan
- ASIN: 0684807211
Cessna Citation X Quality Desktop Model Plane 1/40 Scale / Unique and Perfect Gift Idea / Museum Quality Handcrafted Business Jet Aircraft Replica Display / Collectible Gift
The Cessna Citation X is a long-range medium business jet aircraft. The Citation X is powered by two Rolls-Royce turbofan engines and is built by the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. The Citation brand of business jets encompasses six distinct "families" of aircraft. Although based on the earlier Citation III, VI and VII models, the Citation X is significantly different, with a totally new wing design, engines, and features a glass cockpit. The Citation X is an upgraded model with improved engines and avionics. Scale: 1/40. Wing Span: 19.25. Length: 21.75.
- Brand: Toys and Models
- ASIN: B0075N6ZZ4
US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War (Combat
Twenty-five US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II and 11 of them used the aircraft in Southeast Asia from May 1965 through to early 1973. Although one deployment was from an aircraft carrier, and included a successful MiG engagement, most missions were flown from land bases at Da Nang and Chu Lai in South Vietnam, and Nam Phong in Thailand. Rather than the air-to-air missiles that were the main component in the original F-4 armament, these aircraft carried an ever-expanding range of weaponry. Some toted 24 500-lb bombs and others strafed with up to three 20 mm gun pods, while most flew daily sorties delivering napalm, Snakeye bombs and big Zuni rockets. Many US Marines holding small outpost positions in Laos and South Vietnam against heavy Viet Cong attack owed their lives to the Phantom II pilots who repeatedly drove off the enemy. Very often their bombing passes had to be made at very low altitude beneath low cloud or at night, dropping their ordnance only 50 metres from 'troops in contact'. Like US Navy Phantom IIs, they flew Skyspot blind-bombing sorties, offshore barrier CAP missions to fend off MiGs and air defence 'hot pad' missions for their home bases. The US Marine Corps prided itself on being a self-contained fighting force. The RF-4B reconnaissance...
- Brand: Osprey
- ASIN: 1849087512
PLAYMOBIL® Private Jet
Get ready to take off and fly in style on the Private Jet. While cruising above the clouds, passengers can relax in the jet’s spacious seating and let the pilot handle everything from the cockpit. This sleek black and gray aircraft can seat two passengers and their bags, while still having plenty of space to accommodate a table and cup holders. The jet’s wheels fold up beneath the aircraft for easy takeoff and landing. Set includes three figures, jet, briefcases, and cups, and other accessories. Recommended for ages four to ten. Dimensions: 16. 1 in from nose to tail. Playmobil, Germany’s largest toy manufacturer, is headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany and has been producing and distributing toys for more than 36 years. The miniature worlds of Playmobil encourage children to explore and learn while having fun. Children's imaginations are transported to medieval times with the Playmobil castle, to the adventurous seas with Playmobil pirates, and many other themed playworlds. The figures can bend, sit, stand, and turn their heads to make realistic role play possible.
- Brand: PLAYMOBIL®
- ASIN: B00JHFF4KU
- UPC: 885348887823
Ace The Technical Pilot Interview
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Get your career off the ground with this updated guide to acing the technical pilot interview!Written by an experienced airline pilot, Ace the Technical Pilot Interview, Second Edition is filled with more than 1000 questions and answers, many of them all-new. This practical study tool asks the right questions so you'll know the right answers. It's a must-have, one-stop resource for all pilots, regardless of aircraft type, performance, or global region.Ace the Technical Pilot Interview, Second Edition helps you:Review the material most likely to be asked on your interviewPractice with 1000+ exam-style questions--complete with answersLearn about the latest technologies, including CPDLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communications) and ADS (Automatic Dependent Surveillance)Focus your study on what you need to knowCOVERAGE INCLUDES:Aerodynamics * Engines * Jet and propeller aircraft differences * Navigation * Atmosphere and speed * Aircraft instruments and systems * Performance and flight planning * Meteorology and weather recognition * Flight operations and technique * Human performance * Type-specif...
- Brand: McGraw Hill
- ASIN: 0071793860
Advanced Aircraft Design: Conceptual Design, Analysis and Optimization of Subsonic Civil
Although the overall appearance of modern airliners has not changed a lot since the introduction of jetliners in the 1950s, their safety, efficiency and environmental friendliness have improved considerably. Main contributors to this have been gas turbine engine technology, advanced materials, computational aerodynamics, advanced structural analysis and on-board systems. Since aircraft design became a highly multidisciplinary activity, the development of multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) has become a popular new discipline. Despite this, the application of MDO during the conceptual design phase is not yet widespread. Advanced Aircraft Design: Conceptual Design, Analysis and Optimization of Subsonic Civil Airplanes presents a quasi-analytical optimization approach based on a concise set of sizing equations. Objectives are aerodynamic efficiency, mission fuel, empty weight and maximum takeoff weight. Independent design variables studied include design cruise altitude, wing area and span and thrust or power loading. Principal features of integrated concepts such as the blended wing and body and highly non-planar wings are also covered. The quasi-analytical approach enables designers to compare the results of high-fidelity MDO optimization with lower-fidelity methods which ne...
- ASIN: 1118568117
Buying the Big Jets
Selecting the right aircraft for an airline operation is a vastly complex process, involving a multitude of skills and considerable knowledge of the business. Buying the Big Jets has been published since 2001 to provide expert guidance to all those involved in aircraft selection strategies. This third edition brings the picture fully up to date, representing the latest developments in aircraft products and best practice in airline fleet planning techniques. It features a new section that addresses the passenger experience and, for the first time, includes regional jet manufacturers who are now extending their product families into the 100-plus seating category. Overall, the third edition looks at a broader selection of analytical approaches than previously and considers how fleet planning for cost-leader airlines differs from that of network carriers. Buying the Big Jets is an industry-specific example of strategic planning and is therefore a vital text for students engaged in graduate or post-graduate studies either in aeronautics or business administration. The book is essential reading for airline planners with fleet planning responsibility, consultancy groups, analysts studying aircraft performance and economics, airline operational personnel, students of air transport, lea...
- Brand: Taylor Francis
- ASIN: 1138749826
Beyond the Red Carpet: How to Become a Corporate Flight Attendant on a Private
Book by Hopke, Gail
- Color: Other
- Brand: Brand: 1st Book Library
- ASIN: 0759613605
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