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Developed specifically for the OCR Functional Skills Mathematics Pilot, the Student Book offers an innovative approach to teaching functional mathematics. Highly...
Helicopter Oral Exam Guide: When Used with the Oral Exam Guides, This Book Prepares You for the Oral Portion of the Private, Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor, or ATP Helicopter Checkride
Intended for helicopter pilots, this book presents answers to the most commonly asked questions, clarification on the requirements of the written and oral portions, ...
The paranormal is a subject of endless fascination to mankind. There is an insatiable appetite for tales of UFOs, ghosts, cryptozoology and other features of our world that are frequently reported by eye-witnesses, but are not yet accepted by science as being genuine phenomena or events. This little book introduces the reader to the world of the paranormal and entertains them with numerous anecdotes, snippets of information and lists of events. Rupert Matthews has produced an amusing, and yet serious volume that will leave the reader wondering just why scientists refuse to accept the amazing world of the paranormal. Including chapters on UFOs and aliens, Bigfoot and man-apes, ghosts and hauntings, sea-serpents and lake monsters, predictions and curses, poltergeists, paranormal humans as well as near-death experiences and mediumship, this is a thought-provoking book covering all aspects of the paranormal in an accessible and entertaining way. In 1944 an RAF air crew operating over Europe at night reported seeing mysterious glowing balls that followed their aircraft, swooping and diving around the night sky at amazing speeds.In 1943 prospector John McQuire staggered into Ruby, Alaska. He said that he had been attacked by a large, hairy 'bushman', but that his dogs had chased the creature away. McQuire was badly injured and died a few days later. In 1838 HMS Fly was cruising off California when it encountered a large, crocodile-like creature. It was reported as having the head of an alligator, but with a much longer neck. Instead of legs it had four flippers similar to those of a turtle. On 21 July 1961 Helen Stitt and her father were camping beside Loch Ness on a fishing trip. In the early evening they saw a sudden splashing, from which arose a humped, rounded object. The object then swam off toward the centre of the loch where it slowly sank from view. In 1889 a poltergeist that infested a Quebec farm owned by the Dagg family developed a fascination with money, It moved cash from one place to another, even throwing a five dollar bill into a fireplace on one occasion. Find out about all these mysteries, and many more within ...
In "The Flying Book", David Blatner explains how flying actually works. The book is filled with amusing anecdotes and eye-opening statistics.
As RAF Bomber Command took the war to the enemy under Air Chief Marshal Arthur Harris the four-engined Avro Lancaster reined supreme replacing the rugged reliable Wellington in laying waste to German cities by night. This most successful of all World War II 'heavies' could carry more than its own weight in bomb load including the 22 000 pound Grand Slam Earthquake Bomb - the biggest conventional weapon ever made. And when fearless Guy Gibson led 6I7 Squadron to fame on the low-level Dambuster raid - one of the war's most daring operations - the Lancaster was confirmed as an aviation legend. With recent colour film of 'City of Lincoln' the RAF's last airworthy Lancaster among the wartime footage this is the Lancaster's dramatic story. ; ; BOOK: Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris called the Lancaster "the greatest single factor in winning the war". The Lancaster Story tells the tale of this aircraft from birth to the last operational flights with the RAF in 1956. The evocative Lancaster lives on with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight also covered here and the book contains fascinating `Did You Know' facts and a complete listing of Lancaster milestones and Lancaster survivors.
The Salt Book of Younger Poets showcases a new generation of British poets born since the mid-80s. Many of these poets have used new technologies such as blogs, social networking and webzines to meet, mentor, influence and publish each other. Some of the poets here were winners of the Foyle young poet awards when at school. Some have published pamphlets in series such as tall-lighthouse Pilot and Faber New Poets. All of them are working away on first collections. This is a chance to encounter the poets who will dominate UK poetry in years to come.
This is a bold, bright new book for young children containing beautifully designed high-contrast and a sound panel to bring the pictures to life. The words are onomatopoeic, providing easy prompts for parents to make sounds for their babies to hear, essential for their speech development along with the sound panel for added effect. Sounds include a train, a plane, a fire engine, a boat and a bus.
Helps you learn about the earth, volcanoes, weather, space, ships, cars, trains and planes. Suitable for 8- to 12-year olds, this title presents many facts to discover...
The Everything UFO Book: An Investigation of Sightings, Cover-Ups, and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
Learning about UFOs may seem like a daunting task for anyone who's not a physicist or a pilot. This title covers topics ranging from theories about the nature of UFOs...
Tornado was designed to meet the needs of Britain's Royal Air Force Germany's Luftwaffe and Marineflieger and Italy's Aeronautica Militare Italiano. No aircraft before or since has packed such striking power into such a compact package. The initial production model was used by all the original customers and Saudi Arabia. In late 1990 Tornados formed the spearhead of UN striking power in the Gulf ready to hack it 'for real' at a moment's notice. ; ; Tornado IDS can hurtle down steep-sided valleys carrying an 8 000 lb bomb load without using any of the pylons on its pivoting swing wings. It is the fastest aircraft in the world at treetop height at 800 knots and has been cleared to carry more types of stores than any other warplane. ; ; The Tornado ECR - electronic combat and recon - version is packed with advanced avionics for finding and defeating hostile defence systems. ; ; The Tornado ADV - air-defence variant - is also in service with the Royal Saudi Air Force. In can destroy aircraft in a blizzard at night 1000 miles from its base. ; ; Thunder into action with Command Vision's Tornado accompanied by a detailed commentary written by leading aviation authority Bill Gunston. ; ; Bonus Book: The Tornado is a phenomenal flying machine born of Tri-national collaboration between the UK Germany and Italy. This 'Jack of all trades' became master of them all a truly multi-role platform. First introduced in 1979 over 992 variants have been built and many will continue in service until 2020. The Tornado has been present in most major conflicts since their arrival on the military scene. Deservedly the stuff of legends the history of the Tornado is comprehensively told in this illustrated hardback book an invaluable addition to any enthusiast's library.
For more than twenty years the Harrier has been a unique weapon in the western armoury the world's first vertical take-off and landing combat aircraft capable of operations from unprepared strips and small ships. Harrier tells the story of this revolutionary fighter from the experiments with the 'Flying Bedstead' Short SCI and P.1127 Kestrel to today's worldwide deployment of GR.Mk3s with the RAF. Also featured are the FRS.1s with the Royal Navy and Indian Navy AV-8Bs with the US Marine Corps and AV-8A Matadors with the Spanish armed forces. ; ; In addition to film of the Harrier during its combat initiation in the Falklands Campaign there are extraordinary scenes of weapon delivery. Harriers are also seen operating close to the front line in Central Europe and supporting amphibious landings during NATO exercises. The superb footage is accompanied by a detailed script by leading aviation authority Bill Gunston. ; ; Bonus Book: The 'Jump jet' was the first vertical/short take-off and landing (VSTOL) operational jet aircraft developed using the revolutionary vectored thrust Pegasus engine. Following its development from the P.1127 first tethered 'hops' to the Sea Harrier and the powerful and potent GR9 The Harrier Story also includes a look at other air forces who operated the aircraft. This hardback illustrated book is full of fascinating 'Did You Know' facts completing the extraordinary story of the Harrier.
A comprehensive guide to homebuilt aircraft, covering the history of the hobby through to the final decade of the 20th century, and offering much valuable information on different methods of construction, types of engines and propellers, plus a series of case-studies.
Light blue cloth, sunned to areas on front and back; strongly sunned on spine with all colour faded out. Spine ends bumped; corners rubbed and bent inwards. Approx. 2 mm break in text block between pp 32 & 33 but stitching sound. Closed tear approx. 3.2 cm to top of p.33. Page edges slightly soiled. Owner's name & address written on front end paper. Some aircraft names have been underlined neatly in blue. Foreword by Peter G. Masefield. Describing 164 aircraft with 278 illustrations, high-quality 3-view silhouettes. A scarce gem at a fair price, for the collector or enthusiast.