Alaska Highway Flight Log

A Classic Air Journey: South Carolina to Fairbanks in a 1956 Cessna
Author: William S. Walker
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457553325
Category: Travel
Page: 208
View: 3326

Flying To Alaska—A Cross-Continent Adventure Join writer and pilot William S. Walker on one of general aviation’s most revered long-distance trips—a flight to Alaska. Walker writes, “Alaska is one of those ultimate journeys for aviators from the Lower 48 because it takes most of them completely out of their comfortable environments, not for just a four-hour stint or for a few days, but for weeks or longer. We were in the air 74 hours, flying more than 7,000 miles in a 59-year-old Cessna. It was probably the longest flying trip I will ever undertake and perhaps the best I will ever fly, although I hope there is even better to come.” Alaska Highway Flight Log is Walker’s personal daybook of the trip with distances, maps, airport identifiers and, foremost, his personal observations on the flying trip of a lifetime.


Author: William S. Walker
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457553998
Category: Transportation
Page: 208
View: 3960

Flying To Alaska--A Cross-Continent Adventure Join writer and pilot William S. Walker on one of general aviation's most revered long-distance trips--a flight to Alaska. Walker writes, "Alaska is one of those ultimate journeys for aviators from the Lower 48 because it takes most of them completely out of their comfortable environments, not for just a four-hour stint or for a few days, but for weeks or longer. We were in the air 74 hours, flying more than 7,000 miles in a 59-year-old Cessna. It was probably the longest flying trip I will ever undertake and perhaps the best I will ever fly, although I hope there is even better to come." Alaska Highway Flight Log is Walker's personal daybook of the trip with distances, maps, airport identifiers and, foremost, his personal observations on the flying trip of a lifetime. William Walker is a senior writer for the national publication General Aviation News. He is an instrument-rated private pilot who has flown his 1956 tailwheel Cessna 172 on story assignments throughout the Southeast during 15 years with G.A. News. Walker is the author of outdoor books on long-distance river paddling, Alpine skiing and adventure travel and has written and edited for newspapers and magazines in the United States and Europe.

The Standard Flight Crew Log

Trip and Expense Record
Author: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
ISBN: 9781560274001
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 108
View: 7172

Created with the input of airline pilots and instructors, these shirt-pocket size logs are designed for long-lasting and comprehensive recordkeeping on the road. Options are provided for tracking flight time, currency requirements, expenses, duty times, layovers, and much more.

Cessna 172: A Pocket History

Author: Ron Smith
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445623323
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
View: 8725

Slide Rule

Author: Nevil Shute
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307474186
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 1876

Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute’s path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns of Shutes novels can be found in this enjoyable and enlightening memoir.


Pioneers Venturing into the Stratosphere
Author: Manfred von Ehrenfried
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319029010
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 236
View: 439

Just what does it take to be a stratonaut, soaring to higher and higher altitudes of Earth's atmosphere? Brave men and women have reached extreme heights in balloons, aircraft and rocket ships over the past two centuries, from the first untethered balloon flight to the first flights in the newly defined stratosphere, through to the present flights that continue to set new records. This book defines the altitudes related to the stratosphere, how it changes with latitude and the effects on ascending aviators. Also described is how over time technology enabled aircraft and balloons to achieve higher altitudes. The book shows the clear influence of the military on designs that initially focused on speed and maneuverability, but only later on reaching new altitudes. The early flights into the troposphere and eventually the mid to upper reaches of the stratosphere are chronicled, with great emphasis on flight operations. This includes decompression, bailouts, inertia coupling, ejections, catastrophic disintegration, crashes and deaths. Although the book highlights major altitude attempts and records, it also focuses on the life-threatening problems confronting the would-be stratonaut and the causes of many of their deaths. In doing so, it tries to define just what it takes to be a stratonaut.

Fate is the Hunter

A Pilot's Memoir
Author: Ernest K. Gann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671636030
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 390
View: 9621

Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.

Wager with the Wind

The Don Sheldon Story
Author: James Greiner
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429997524
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 3103

Don Sheldon has been called 'Alaska's bush pilot among bush pilots', but he was also just one man in a fragile airplane who, in the end, was solely responsible for each mission he flew, be it a high-risk landing to the rescue of others from certain death in the mountains of Alaska or the routine delivery of supplies to a lonely homesteader. Read James Greiner's Wager with the Wind to learn how a hero was born, and also how he made his courageous journey to the unknown skies of dealing with cancer.

The Crash Detectives

Investigating the World's Most Mysterious Air Disasters
Author: Christine Negroni
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069819098X
Category: Transportation
Page: 288
View: 8804

“Negroni is a talented aviation journalist who clearly understands the critically important part the human factor plays in aviation safety.” —Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, pilot of US Airways 1549, the Miracle on the Hudson One of The Wall Street Journal’s 3 Books Every Geek Should Read This Fall A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail—leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370—and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer. In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects what happened and why, she explores their common themes and, most important, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation, and airplane design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way, she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive. Tying in aviation science, performance psychology, and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors, and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying, and will definitely make you a more informed passenger. “Christine Negroni combines her investigative reporting skills with an understanding of the complexities of air accident investigations to bring to life some of history’s most intriguing and heartbreaking cases.” —Bob Woodruff, ABC News From the Trade Paperback edition.

High, Wide, and Frightened

Author: Louise Thaden
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 155728766X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 170
View: 8301

Louise Thaden wrote High, Wide, and Frightened in the prime of her life, making this autobiography unique among books about the Golden Age of Aviation. Thaden, a contemporary of Amelia Earhart, was part of a small group of determined women who overcame discrimination and obstacles to become pilots in a time when air races and distance, altitude and endurance records were daily news in America. She became the first woman to win the Bendix Transcontinental Air Race, the premier air race of the day and, before her, a male-dominated one. High, Wide, and Frightened is the story of Thaden's life, of her achievements in aviation, and also of her childhood in Arkansas. She writes about her everyday personal life and her day-to-day experiences in aviation. - Publisher.

Bald Eagles in Alaska

Author: Philip F. Schempf,Bruce A. Wright
Publisher: Hancock House Publishing
ISBN: 9780888396952
Category: Science
Page: 438
View: 952

The Fun of It

Author: Amelia Earhart
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 0897336585
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 219
View: 355

Autobiography of the famous flyer which describes her own ambitions to become a pilot and offers advice to others.

Tweet and the Dragonfly the Story of the Cessna A-37 and T-37

Author: Kev Darling
ISBN: 1411647483
Category: History
Page: 120
View: 4867

When a long serving trainer becomes one of the most potent warplanes of its size. The Cessna T-37 is only just leaving USAF service while its more warlike sibling enjoys continued usage in Latin America, as a Warbird having first made its name in Vietnam.

War Dog

The No-Man's Land Puppy Who Took to the Skies
Author: Damien Lewis
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 1405528079
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 3874

In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey together, one that would bind them for the rest of their lives. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled the approaching Nazi forces. The other, a lost soul of a different sort - a Czech airman, flying for the French Air Force but soon to be bound for the RAF and the country that he would call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German Shepherd after being shot down during a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, he hid the dog inside his flying jacket as he made his escape. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they fled France and flew together with Bomber Command; the puppy - which Robert named Ant - becoming the Squadron mascot along the way. Wounded repeatedly in action, shot, facing crash-landings and parachute bailouts, Ant was eventually grounded due to injury. Even then he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become very British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal VC'. Thrilling and deeply moving, their story will touch the heart of anyone who understands the bond that exists between one man and his dog.

Historic Aircraft Wrecks of San Bernardino County

Author: G. Pat Macha
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 162584090X
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 7603

Weather, darkness and twists of fate have contributed to more than three hundred airplane crashes in San Bernardino County, California. Many of these accidents occurred in the vast Mojave Desert, others on the cloud-shrouded, snow-capped mountains of the largest county in the lower forty-eight states. Searches often were labored yet fruitless, even for the privileged: Frank Sinatra's mother perished here in a downed plane. The quest for an aircraft containing $5,000 in cash has become the stuff of legend. Tales of survival in uninhabited, rugged landscapes have been especially harrowing. Join renowned aircraft-crash search specialist G. Pat Macha for dozens of sorrowful, triumphant, touching and surprising true stories of those who lived through the ordeals of plane crashes--and others who didn't.

Flying Finish

Author: Dick Francis
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141942339
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 1366

Flying Finish is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. Amateur jockey Lord Henry Grey decides on a whim to join the bloodstock market, transporting racehorses around the world. And when he meets the glamorous Gabriella in Italy, he is sure he's hit the good life. That is, until a horse unexpectedly dies in transit and a colleague vanishes. Then Grey discovers that both his predecessors also went missing in curious cirmcumstances - and begins to doubt the wisdom of his career change. Either he turns detective or his own disappearance could be next . . . Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Flying Finish is just one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis. Other novels include the huge bestsellers Dead Heat, Under Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis: Refusal is his latest novel, following Bloodline and Gamble. Praise for the Dick Francis novels: 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph 'Still the master' Racing Post 'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. Dick Francis died in February, 2010, at the age of 89, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

Arctic Ambitions

Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage
Author: James K. Barnett,David L. Nicandri
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780295993997
Category: Art
Page: 429
View: 2469

Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the northern Pacific and the Arctic are arguably equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest American coast in the hopes of finding the legendary Northwest Passage. While dreams of such a passage proved illusory, Cook's journey produced some of the finest charts, collections, and anthropological observations of his career, helped establish British relations with Russia, and opened the door to the hugely influential maritime fur trade. Accompanying an exhibition of the same name, Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage sheds new light on Cook's northern exploration. A collection of essays from an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars, the book uses artifacts, charts, and records of the encounters between Native peoples and explorers to tell the story of this remarkable voyage and its historical context. In addition to discussing Cook's voyage itself, the book also provides new insights into Cook's legacy and his influence on subsequent expeditions in the Pacific Northwest. Finally, the collection uses Cook's voyage as a springboard to consider the promise and challenge of the "new north" today, demonstrating that it remains, as in Cook's time, a unique meeting place of powerful political, cultural, economic, and environmental forces.

A Thousand Shall Fall

The True Story of a Canadian Bomber Pilot in World War Two
Author: Murray Peden
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781550024548
Category: History
Page: 490
View: 8251

In what has been hailed as one of the finest war memoirs ever written, Murray Peden recounts his experiences as a bomber with 214 Squadron during World War II.

Mountain Flying Bible Revised

Author: Sparky Imeson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781880568170
Category: Mountain flying
Page: 528
View: 9053

Biggles Learns to Fly

Author: W. E. Johns
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1849419701
Category: Adventure and adventurers
Page: 320
View: 3877

SPECIAL MISSION! It's the First World War and Biggles is just 17. The planes are primitive; combat tactics are non-existent; the only form of communication for pilots and their gunners is by hand signals. They are reliant on the skill of their fellow crew, their wit and, above all else, bravery. In hostile enemy skies, where instinct and fast reactions are everything, Biggles must learn to be a real fighter pilot, or dieâe¦but does he have what it takes?