Transportation

A View from the Flight Deck

Author: Detmar Härter

Publisher: Airlife Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 112

View: 598

The book is packed with colour photographs of international aviation taken from privileged Captain's position and backed-up by detailed explanations of places, aircraft and situations.
Transportation

From the Flight Deck

Author: Doug Morris

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 162

View: 525

Imagine you’re sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he’s eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take-offs delayed? What happens if there’s a storm? How does this plane stay in the air, anyway? In From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science, pilot, meteorologist, and flight-school instructor Doug Morris lets you take the window seat on a trip around the world, giving you the scoop on everything from take-off to landing. He explains what you see looking out the window, what that window is made of, and how the plane is kept in rigorous flying condition. Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, From the Flight Deck tells you everything you want to know about commercial airline travel: the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what they’re made of, how pilots are trained, route planning and the importance of the ground crew, turbulence, flying in storms, what the flight crew gets up to on layovers, and much more. With facts, trivia, humour, and illuminating photos throughout, From the Flight Deck is the ultimate flight companion.
Business & Economics

Fearless Leadership (Second Edition)

Author: Carey Lohrenz

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 465

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Leadership Wall Street Journal Bestseller An F-14 fighter pilot’s top lessons for leading fearlessly—and bringing a team to peak performance As an aviation pioneer, Carey D. Lohrenz learned what fearless leadership means in some of the most demanding and extreme environments imaginable: the cockpit of an F-14 and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Here, her teams had to perform at their peak—or lives were on the line. Faltering leadership was simply unacceptable. Through these experiences, Lohrenz identified a fundamental truth: high-performing teams require fearless leaders. Since leaving the Navy, she’s translated that lesson into a new field, helping top business leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to middle managers, supercharge performance in today’s competitive business environments. In Fearless Leadership, Lohrenz walks you through the three fundamentals of real fearlessness—courage, tenacity, and integrity—and then reveals fearless leadership in action, offering advice on how to set a bold vision, bring the team together (as wingmen, not Top Gun mavericks), execute effectively, and stay resilient through hard times. Whether you’re stepping into your first leadership role or looking to get out of a longstanding rut, Fearless Leadership will act like your afterburner—rocketing you to ever-higher levels of performance.
Transportation

Emergency

Author: Stanley Stewart

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 103

Emergency is a collection of true stories about events where disaster seems imminent. Yet each situation is concluded without loss of life thanks to the skill of the pilots and their crews, whose bravery and resourcefulness have earned them well-deserved commendations. Written by a British Airways First Officer, Stanley Stewart, who has spoken at first hand with the pilots and crews involved in all the incidents recorded here, the book offers a unique insight into what really happened: not the passengers eye-view, which in many cases is already documented, but the view from the flight deck of the aircraft itself.
History

On and Off the Flight Deck

Author: Henry "Hank" Adlam

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 371

Hank Adlam began his naval flying career in 1941, his first operational posting was to the newly formed No. 890 Squadron. When 890 was disbanded he joined 1839 Squadron flying the new Grumman Hellcat.
Technology & Engineering

Human Performance on the Flight Deck

Author: Don Harris

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 671

Taking an integrated, systems approach to dealing exclusively with the human performance issues encountered on the flight deck of the modern airliner, this book describes the inter-relationships between the various application areas of human factors, recognising that the human contribution to the operation of an airliner does not fall into neat pigeonholes. The relationship between areas such as pilot selection, training, flight deck design and safety management is continually emphasised within the book. It also affirms the upside of human factors in aviation - the positive contribution that it can make to the industry - and avoids placing undue emphasis on when the human component fails. The book is divided into four main parts. Part one describes the underpinning science base, with chapters on human information processing, workload, situation awareness, decision making, error and individual differences. Part two of the book looks at the human in the system, containing chapters on pilot selection, simulation and training, stress, fatigue and alcohol, and environmental stressors. Part three takes a closer look at the machine (the aircraft), beginning with an examination of flight deck display design, followed by chapters on aircraft control, flight deck automation, and HCI on the flight deck. Part four completes the volume with a consideration of safety management issues, both on the flight deck and across the airline; the final chapter in this section looks at human factors for incident and accident investigation. The book is written for professionals within the aviation industry, both on the flight deck and elsewhere, for post-graduate students and for researchers working in the area.
Business & Economics

Human Factors for Civil Flight Deck Design

Author: Don Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 908

Human error is now the main cause of aircraft accidents. However, in many cases the pilot simply falls into a trap that has been left for him/her by the poor design of the flight deck. This book addresses the human factors issues pertinent to the design of modern flight decks. Comprising of invited chapters from internationally recognised experts in human factors and flight deck design, contributions span the world of industry, government research establishments and academia. The book brings together the practical experience of professionals across the human factors and flight deck design disciplines to provide a single, all-encompassing volume. Divided into two main parts, part one of the book examines: the benefits of human engineering; flight deck design process; head down display design; head-up display design; auditory warning systems; flight control systems, control inceptors and aircraft handling qualities; flight deck automation; and human-computer interaction on the flight deck and anthropometrics for flight deck design. Part two is concerned with flight deck evaluation - the human factors evaluation of flight decks; human factors in flight test and the regulatory viewpoint Of interest to all human factors professionals operating in high technology, high-risk dynamic industries as well as those engaged directly in aerospace activities, the book will also be of key importance to engineers with an interest in human factors for flight deck design, academics and third year and post-graduate human factors/ergonomics and psychology students.

Boeing 747. Queen of the Skies.

Author: Owen Zupp

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 92

View: 804

The Boeing 747 is more than an airliner - it is the Queen of the Skies. From flights over Antarctica to carrying a spare fifth engine beneath the wing, award-winning aviation writer and airline pilot, Owen Zupp, has detailed the varied journeys of the magnificent Boeing 747.
Science

From the Flight Deck

Author: Doug Morris

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 396

Imagine you're sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he's eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take - offs delayed? What happens if there's a storm? How does this plane stay in the air, anyway? In From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science, pilot, meteorologist, and flight - school instructor Doug Morris lets you take the window seat on a trip around the world, giving you the scoop on everything from take - off to landing. He explains what you see looking out the window, what that window is made of, and how the plane is kept in rigorous flying condition. Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, From the Flight Deck tells you everything you want to know about commercial airline travel: the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what they're made of, how pilots are trained, route planning and the importance of the ground crew, turbulence, flying in storms, what the flight crew gets up to on layovers, and much more. With facts, trivia, humour, and illuminating photos throughout, From the Flight Deck is the ultimate flight companion.
Travel

Behind The Flight Deck Door

Author: Brett Manders

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 138

View: 538

Ever wondered what goes on inside the cockpit of a passenger plane? Ever wanted to know how a jet engine works or what happens if a plane is struck by lightning? Behind the Flight Deck Door provides insider knowledge about everything you have ever wanted to ask a pilot! Since 9/11, flight decks of modern airliners have become off-limits to the flying public. This is despite the fact every year more people take to the skies than ever before. Pilot Brett Manders wants to help you become a savvy traveller by providing insider tips, expert knowledge, and an understanding of what goes on behind the scenes to get you up in the air. All told with a dash of humor, this book will demystify the art of airline travel, address those urban legends, and settle the nerves of any anxious flyers. Simple, concise explanations cover a multitude of things passengers have asked Brett and his colleagues over the years. What is a small technical delay? Can the cabin door be opened mid-flight? How much do pilots really earn and do they get free flights? Can you get stuck to the toilet? Is it still possible to view the flight deck? Brett Manders is a pilot with an Australian Airline. He has over 10,000 hours flying experience on Airbus A320, A321, A330 and Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft. Praise for Behind the Flight Deck Door "Brett's uncomplicated, honest, and easy to understand book is a welcome addition on any flight. It offers an enlightening point of view of the all-important necessity of air travel with rare glimpses of the secret world airline pilots inhabit." JULIE POSTANCE, AUTHOR, BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIERS "I really enjoyed reading this as it is an easy read, and really relatable and quite entertaining. As a nervous flyer myself it was quite interesting and reassuring to read all the different things that go on behind the scenes and learn about the ins and outs of flying." SARAH EMERSON, NERVOUS FLYER "This book has so much valuable knowledge that every passenger wants to know and ask. So many things about aircraft, airlines and airports are such a mystery to many people, it is nice to have it explained is simple terms. After reading, I feel lots of little things that bothered me have been put in perspective and it has helped my fear of flying significantly. Behind the Flight Deck Door is a must have book for anyone who travels on airlines!" NISHA SHARMA, NERVOUS FLYER
Technology & Engineering

Human Factors on the Flight Deck

Author: Hans-Joachim Ebermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 388

What is for a professional pilot required to fly as safe as possible? Written by pilots the book gives a detailed introduction into the basics of accident prevention in air traffic. Explicit background knowledge as well as detailed listings of safety relevant features in human behaviour are included.

From the Flight Deck : Plane Talk and Sky Science

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 895

Imagine you’re sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he’s eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take-offs delayed? What happens if there’s a storm? How does this plane stay in the air, anyway? In From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science, pilot, meteorologist, and flight-school instructor Doug Morris lets you take the window seat on a trip around the world, giving you the scoop on everything from take-off to landing. He explains what you see looking out the window, what that window is made of, and how the plane is kept in rigorous flying condition. Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, From the Flight Deck tells you everything you want to know about commercial airline travel: the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what they’re made of, how pilots are trained, route planning and the importance of the ground crew, turbulence, flying in storms, what the flight crew gets up to on layovers, and much more. With facts, trivia, humour, and illuminating photos throughout, From the Flight Deck is the ultimate flight companion.
Business & Economics

From the Flight Deck

Author: Cmdr Alex Pettes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 435

Alex Pettes is the President of TFI Food Equipment Solutions, a Toronto based specialty restaurant equipment distributor. Alex has spent his career in sales and sales management, and this book is a collection of thoughts gathered along his own personal and professional development journey. Included in the book are thoughts on sales, sales management, self-development and serving others. You'll learn: the importance of developing a personal mission statement, the method of idea canvas and why it might help you; ways to use lists to focus and achieve your goals; the nine keys to succeed in love and life; ways to harness concentration, consistency, and cooperation to succeed. Known as The Commander or Cmdr Pettes , Alex has developed this persona as the Sales Fighter Pilot Squadron Leader over the past dozen or so years. His enthusiastic, positive and Super Good approach to all he does has been well received by those he has had the privilege to serve.
Biography & Autobiography

Flight Deck

Author: Edward M. Atkins

Publisher: Edward Atkins

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 139

Airplanes

Decision Making in the Air Transport Flight Deck

Author: Kathleen Louise Mosier

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Airplanes

Page: 322

View: 445

"Processes of expert decision making were examined in this study in the context of the air transport flight deck, an environment demanding informed and expedient judgments in a small-group setting. It was hypothesized that the decision making strategies that would be utilized by these experts, as reflected by patterns of information search and transfer, would be intuitive and recognitional, rather than analytical, and would be characterized by extensive and continual situation assessment, and serial, if any, evaluation of alternatives; and that the personality of the crew leader (Captain) would have an effect on information transfer and decision making during critical flight periods."--Page 1.
Aircraft carriers

Fire on the Flight Deck

Author: Darren Sapp

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aircraft carriers

Page: 336

View: 336

An American supercarrier flight deck is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous places on earth. Multi-million dollar aircraft launching, landing, and taxiing in the space of a few football fields, all orchestrated by a control tower and flight deck crew whose average age is nineteen. Brian Donley survived boot camp and completed aircraft firefighter training to serve as a yellow shirt on the flight deck of the USS William Halsey. Would his training, will, and courage equip him for the most challenging day of his life? (from the book back cover)