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Air Law - A Comprehensive Sourcebook for Southern African pilots (Paperback): Philippe-Joseph Salazar Air Law - A Comprehensive Sourcebook for Southern African pilots (Paperback)
Philippe-Joseph Salazar
R646 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R97 (15%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Air Law: A comprehensive sourcebook for Southern African pilots is the first book on air law published by a leading academic and is intended to serve the Southern African pilots' community. Written in a straight-forward style, Air Law is fully referenced and clearly presented. The book provides student pilots and their instructors with the in-depth knowledge that pilots need to pass their examinations and obtain their licences. Air Law offers private pilots a source of legal reference that will enable them to remain competent and compliant aviators and guides them through complex regulations. Air Law will also help commercial pilots to secure the core knowledge of air law that they need to progress to advanced procedures. The book contains a section intended for drone pilots. Air Law tells a story: that of flying safely. The book offers readers who are passionate about aviation a deep insight into the art of safe flying. You will follow a VFR pilot on a cross-country flight, and see how the rules, regulations, and demands of air law are there to produce better pilots, and to make flying a unique and long-lasting human experience.

Amazing Paper Airplanes - The Craft and Science of Flight (Paperback): Kyong Hwa Lee Amazing Paper Airplanes - The Craft and Science of Flight (Paperback)
Kyong Hwa Lee
R510 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R72 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this book Kyong Hwa Lee combines the art of origami and the science of flight to create unique paper airplane designs for aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Featuring thirty-two designs, Amazing Paper Airplanes showcases models resembling real-world aircraft, including the F-22 fighter jet, a P-51 World War II plane, the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger-the first supersonic delta-wing interceptor airplane of the US Air Force-and more. For these models, Lee provides information along with an image of the real plane to encourage interest in aerospace technology. Every design has been flight-tested and presents complete step-by-step folding instructions. In addition to showing basic and advanced folding techniques and providing templates for each plane, the author explains the theory behind flight and offers tips to fine-tune paper airplanes for optimal flying.

Lunar Outfitters - Making the Apollo Space Suit (Hardcover): Bill Ayrey Lunar Outfitters - Making the Apollo Space Suit (Hardcover)
Bill Ayrey
R939 Discovery Miles 9 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The design processes behind a giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong in a space suit on the moon remains an iconic representation of America's technological ingenuity. Few know that the Model A-7L pressure suit worn by the Apollo 11 astronauts, and the Model A-7LB that replaced it in 1971, originated at ILC Industries (now ILC Dover, LP), an obscure Delaware industrial firm.Longtime ILC space suit test engineer Bill Ayrey draws on original files and photographs to tell the dramatic story of the company's role in the Apollo Program. Though respected for its early designs, ILC failed to win NASA's faith. When the government called for new suit concepts in 1965, ILC had to plead for consideration before NASA gave it a mere six weeks to come up with a radically different design. ILC not only met the deadline but won the contract. That underdog success led to its greatest challenge: winning a race against time to create a suit that would determine the success or failure of the Apollo missions-and life or death for the astronauts. A fascinating behind-the-scenes history of a vital component of the space program, Lunar Outfitters goes inside the suit that made it possible for human beings to set foot on the Moon.

Astronaut Maker - How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation (Paperback): Michael Cassutt Astronaut Maker - How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation (Paperback)
Michael Cassutt
R629 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R66 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Far/Aim 2021: Up-To-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (Paperback): Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Far/Aim 2021: Up-To-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (Paperback)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
R537 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R61 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide - The Comprehensive Guide to Prepare You for the FAA Checkride (Paperback): Michael D Hayes Private Pilot Oral Exam Guide - The Comprehensive Guide to Prepare You for the FAA Checkride (Paperback)
Michael D Hayes
R345 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gas Turbine Parameter Corrections (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Allan J. Volponi Gas Turbine Parameter Corrections (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Allan J. Volponi
R2,047 Discovery Miles 20 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The volume provides an exhaustive catalog of common standard day corrections for gas turbine gas path parameters, explores their history, and, most importantly, provides a mathematical framework for the derivation of these important normalization factors. Although use of these corrections is common practice within industry, government, and academia, their genesis, and, in particular, how they can be derived from simple principles, is not general knowledge among many of those who use them on a regular basis. This book elucidates calculation of these important coefficients. Standing as a one-stop source on derivations and a methodology for additional parameter correction refinements, Gas Turbine Parameter Corrections, is ideal as a desk reference for practitioners and researchers, as well as supplemental instruction for university courses on gas turbine performance, control, and DPHM (diagnostics, prognostics and health management).

Wings of Their Dreams - Purdue in Flight (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): John Norberg Wings of Their Dreams - Purdue in Flight (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
John Norberg
R678 R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Save R125 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Throughout 100-plus years of flight, Purdue University has propelled unique contributions from pioneer educators, aviators, and engineers who flew balloons into the stratosphere, barnstormed the countryside, helped break the sound barrier, and left footprints in lunar soil. Wings of Their Dreams follows the flight plans and footsteps of aviation's pioneers and trailblazers across the twentieth century, a path from Kitty Hawk to the Sea of Tranquility and beyond. The book reminds readers that the first and last men to land on the moon first trekked across the West Lafayette, Indiana, campus on their journeys into the heavens and history. This is the story of an aeronautic odyssey of imagination, science, engineering, technology, adventure, courage, danger, and promise. It is the story of the human spirit taking flight, entwined with Purdue's legacy in aviation's history.

The Wright Brothers - The Dramatic Story-Behind-the-Story (Paperback): David McCullough The Wright Brothers - The Dramatic Story-Behind-the-Story (Paperback)
David McCullough 2
R311 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R122 (39%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The incredible true story of the origin of human flight, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly human story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. In this thrilling book, McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.

Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics (Paperback): Peter C Hughes Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics (Paperback)
Peter C Hughes
R791 R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Save R151 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From its roots in classical mechanics and reliance on stability theory to the evolution of practical stabilization ideas, this volume covers environmental torques encountered in space; energy dissipation; motion equations for four archetypical systems; orientation parameters; illustrations of key concepts with on-orbit flight data; and typical engineering hardware. 1986 edition.

Aviation Maintenance Management (Hardcover): Harry A. Kinnison, Kinnison Aviation Maintenance Management (Hardcover)
Harry A. Kinnison, Kinnison
R1,651 R1,534 Discovery Miles 15 340 Save R117 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Minuteman - A Technical History of the Missile That Defined American Nuclear Warfare (Hardcover): David Stumpf Minuteman - A Technical History of the Missile That Defined American Nuclear Warfare (Hardcover)
David Stumpf; Foreword by Jay W Kelley
R908 R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Save R178 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Minuteman: A Technical History of the Missile That Defined American Nuclear Warfare is a detailed history of the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile program, which has served as a powerful component of US nuclear strategies for over half a century. David K. Stumpf examines breakthroughs in solid propellant, lightweight inertial guidance systems and lightweight reentry vehicle development, the construction of over a thousand launch and launch control facilities, and key flight test and operational flight programs, and places the Minuteman program in context with world events.

Flow Control Techniques and Applications (Hardcover): Jinjun Wang, Li-Hao Feng Flow Control Techniques and Applications (Hardcover)
Jinjun Wang, Li-Hao Feng
R2,499 Discovery Miles 24 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Providing comprehensive coverage, this is the first book to systematically introduce different flow control techniques. With a dedicated chapter for each technique, all of the most important, typical and up-to-date methods are discussed, including the vortex generator, biological techniques, the jet and synthetic jet, the plasma actuator, and closed-loop control. Understand their key characteristics and control mechanisms, and learn about their applications in different fields such as aviation and aerospace, mechanical engineering, and building construction. The necessary background on flow control is provided, including the history of the discipline, and the definition, classification and development of each technique, making this essential reading for graduate students, researchers and engineers working in the field.

Rocket Propulsion (Hardcover): Stephen D. Heister, William E. Anderson, Timothee L. Pourpoint, R. Joseph Cassady Rocket Propulsion (Hardcover)
Stephen D. Heister, William E. Anderson, Timothee L. Pourpoint, R. Joseph Cassady
R1,628 R1,475 Discovery Miles 14 750 Save R153 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A modern pedagogical treatment of the latest industry trends in rocket propulsion, developed from the authors' extensive experience in both industry and academia. Students are guided along a step-by-step journey through modern rocket propulsion, beginning with the historical context and an introduction to top-level performance measures, and progressing on to in-depth discussions of the chemical aspects of fluid flow combustion thermochemistry and chemical equilibrium, solid, liquid, and hybrid rocket propellants, mission requirements, and an overview of electric propulsion. With a wealth of homework problems (and a solutions manual for instructors online), real-life case studies and examples throughout, and an appendix detailing key numerical methods and links to additional online resources, this is a must-have guide for senior and first year graduate students looking to gain a thorough understanding of the topic along with practical tools that can be applied in industry.

The History of Human Space Flight (Hardcover): Ted Spitzmiller The History of Human Space Flight (Hardcover)
Ted Spitzmiller
R960 R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Save R87 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Highlighting men and women across the globe who have dedicated themselves to pushing the limits of space exploration, this book surveys the programs, technological advancements, medical equipment, and automated systems that have made space travel possible. This is the complete story of manned space flight. Beginning with the eighteenth-century invention of balloons that lifted early explorers into the stratosphere, Ted Spitzmiller describes how humans first came to employ lifting gasses such as hydrogen and helium. He traces the influence of nineteenth-century science fiction writers on the development of rocket science, looks at the role of rocket societies in the early twentieth century, and discusses the use of rockets in World War II warfare. Moving into the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War era, Spitzmiller outlines the engineering and space medicine advances that finally enabled humans to fly beyond the earth's atmosphere. He recreates the excitement felt around the world at the first orbital flights of Yuri Gagarin and John Glenn. He recounts triumphs such as Neil Armstrong's "one small step" and tragedies such as the Challenger and Columbia disasters. The story enters the present day with the development of the International Space Station, NASA's interest in asteroids and Mars, and the emergence of China as a major player in the space arena. Spitzmiller shows the impact of space flight on human history and speculates on the future of exploration beyond our current understandings of physics and the known boundaries of time and space.

Air Transport System Analysis and Modelling (Hardcover): Milan Janic Air Transport System Analysis and Modelling (Hardcover)
Milan Janic
R3,796 Discovery Miles 37 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presenting a comprehensive coverage, Air Transport System Analysis and Modelling is a unique text dealing with the analysis and modelling of the processes and operations carried out in all three parts of the air transport system, namely, airports, air traffic control and airlines.

Seen from a planners point of view, this book provides insights into current methods and also gives details of new research. Methods are given for the analysis and modelling of the capacity, quality and economics of the service offered to users and includes illustrative analytical and simulation models of the systems operations supported by an appropriate analysis of real world events and applications. Undergraduates and graduates in the field of air transport planning and technology, applied operations research and applied transport economics will find this book to be of interest, as will specialists involved with transport institutes and consulting firms, policy makers dealing with air transport and the analysts and planners employed at air transport enterprises.

Rocket Boys (Paperback): Homer Hickam Rocket Boys (Paperback)
Homer Hickam
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Previously published in paperback as October Sky. Three years in the life of Homer `Sonny' Hickam, from the moment he sees the Sputnik satellite overhead in West Virginia to his successful launch of a prizewinning rocket. In 1957, Coalwood, West Virginia, was a town the post-war boom never quite reached, and dominated by the black steel towers of the mine. For fourteen-year-old Homer `Sonny' Hickam there are only two routes in life: a college football scholarship, or a life underground. But from the moment the town turns out to watch the world's first space satellite, Sputnik, as it passes overhead, Sonny and his friends embark on a mission of their own - to form the Big Creek Missile Agency, and build a rocket. Looking back after a distinguished career as a NASA engineer, Homer Hickam tells the warm, vivid story of youth and ambition that inspired the 1999 film October Sky. It is the tale of a group of teenage boys who dared to imagine a life beyond the confines of the coal pit, and went on to design, build and launch the rockets that would change their lives, and their town, forever.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots - Real World Training (Paperback): Jeff Van West, Kevin Lane--Cummings Microsoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots - Real World Training (Paperback)
Jeff Van West, Kevin Lane--Cummings
R568 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R133 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get ready to take flight as two certified flight instructors guide you through the pilot ratings as it is done in the real world, starting with Sport Pilot training, then Private Pilot, followed by the Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, and Air Transport Pilot. They cover the skills of flight, how to master Flight Simulator, and how to use the software as a learning tool towards your pilot's license. More advanced topics demonstrate how Flight Simulator X can be used as a continuing learning tool and how to simulate real-world emergencies.

The Crash of TWA Flight 260 (Paperback): The Crash of TWA Flight 260 (Paperback)
R488 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At 7:05 am on February 19, 1955, TWA Flight 260 took off from the Albuquerque airport for a short flight to Santa Fe. The plane's approved air route was a dog-leg running north-northwest from Albuquerque, then east-northeast into Santa Fe to avoid flying over the Sandia Mountains. At 7:08 am the Ground Service Help at the airport saw Flight 260 about half a mile north of the airport terminal headed directly toward Sandia Ridge, almost entirely obscured by storm clouds. An Air Force Colonel standing in front of his home a mile and half northeast of the airport saw Flight 260 pass overhead and observed that if the plane was eastbound, it was too low; if it was northbound, it was off course. At 7:12 am the plane's terrain-warning bell sounded its alarm. Instinctively looking out the window, both pilots suddenly saw the sheer west face of the Sandias just beyond the right wingtip. It was an appalling shock considering they should have been ten miles further west. Reacting instantly, they rolled the plain steeply to the left and pulled its nose up. When the heading indicator indicated a westerly heading, they started to level the wings. It was their final act. Hidden by the storm, another cliff-side lay directly ahead. When they struck it, they were still in a left bank, nose high. Charles Williams, one of the first men on the scene of this horrific crash, has spent a lifetime unraveling the enigmas of TWA Flight 260's final flight. It is a tale of days, minutes, and seconds spread out over the span of half a century and a dramatic mystery cast upon a beautiful and treacherous mountain. In the end, Williams helps solve some of the controversies surrounding the crash, including the Civil Aeronautics Board's over-swift determination that the pilots were at fault.

An Introduction to the Theory of Aeroelasticity (Paperback): Y. C. Fung An Introduction to the Theory of Aeroelasticity (Paperback)
Y. C. Fung
R662 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R125 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this outstanding text surveys aeroelastic problems, their historical background, basic physical concepts, and the principles of analysis. It has also proven highly useful to designers and engineers concerned with flutter, structural dynamics, flight loads, and related subjects.

Rocketeers - How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots Is Boldly Privatizing Space (Paperback): Michael... Rocketeers - How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots Is Boldly Privatizing Space (Paperback)
Michael P. Belfiore
R345 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On June 21, 2004, "SpaceShipOne," built by aircraft designer Burt Rutan, entered space and ushered in the commercial space age. Investment capital began to pour into the new commercial spaceflight industry. Richard Branson's "VirginGalactic" will begin ferrying space tourists out of the atmosphere in 2010. Las Vegas hotelier Robert Bigelow is developing the world's first commercial space station (i.e., space hotel). These space entrepreneurs, including Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen and Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, now see space as the next big thing.

In "Rocketeers," Michael Belfiore goes behind the scenes of this nascent industry, capturing its wild-west, anything-goes flavor. Likening his research to "hanging out in the Wright brothers' barn," Belfiore offers an inspiring and entertaining look at the people who are not afraid to make their bold dreams a reality.

Restricted Radio Licence For Fixed-Wing Airfraft Pilots - Study Aid (Paperback): Dylan Kemlo Restricted Radio Licence For Fixed-Wing Airfraft Pilots - Study Aid (Paperback)
Dylan Kemlo
R294 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R35 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

This study aid has been written to assist both students and qualified pilots. It covers all aspects relating to the vhp radio on an aircraft and provides all the information, both theoretical and practical, for a restricted aeronautical radio licence.

A student pilot has to pass this as part of the overall documentation required to secure the issuing of a private pilot's licence. The caa (Civil Aviation Authorities) have recommended Study Aid: Restricted Radio Licence for Fixed-wing Aircraft Pilots to icasa (Independent Communication Association of Southern Africa) who are responsible for the issuing of licences. This study aid is the first in a series of four books that aim to cover all matters relating to further radio licencing.

Key features include:

  • Phonetic / Morse Code
  • Pronunciation of numerals
  • Practical communications
  • Divisions of airspace
  • Altimeter setting procedures
  • Semi-circular rule
  • Filing of a flight plan
  • R/T practical exercises
  • Mayday signal
  • Pan Signal
  • Visual signals for the control of aerodrome traffic with radio failure
  • Radio failure procedures
Fundamentals of Hydro- and Aeromechanics (Paperback, New Dover ed): Ludwig Prandtl, O.G. Tietjens Fundamentals of Hydro- and Aeromechanics (Paperback, New Dover ed)
Ludwig Prandtl, O.G. Tietjens; Translated by L. Rosenhead
R524 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R97 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Prandtl's pioneering experiments laid the basis for the use of theoretical hydromechanics and hydrodynamics in practical engineering problems. This volume presents Tietjens' famous expansion of Prandtl's lectures: statics and kinematics of liquids and gases, dynamics of non-viscous liquids. Proofs use vector analysis.

Women with Wings - Female Flyers in Fact and Fiction (Paperback, New Ed): Mary Cadogan Women with Wings - Female Flyers in Fact and Fiction (Paperback, New Ed)
Mary Cadogan
R393 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R60 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Women with Wings" -- now in paperback -- is a perceptive and highly entertaining celebration of the achievements of female flyers from eighteenth-century balloonists to today's astronauts.

For decades female aviators had to defy social prejudices despite having achieved remarkable feats of skill and endurance. From 1910, women pilots in America performed death-defying stunts, and in England during the 1920s, a clutch of aristocratic flyers were flipping from continent to continent in their private planes. By the 1930s women had produced an abundance of record-makers -- Amy Johnson, Amelia Earhart, Jean Batten and Beryl Markham among them. The Second World War recruited British and American women to ferry fighters and bombers from factories and air-fields, and produced some outstanding pilots from Germany and Russia. Post-war developments included long-distance record flights and the growth of opportunity in commercial and military flight and in space exploration.

As well as charting women's progress in aviation, Women with Wings considers fictional images of female flyers in comic-strips, magazines, books -- from girls' adventure tales to romances.

This book is both amusing and enlightening in its research on the determination and struggles of women to fly.

Flying the Mountains (Paperback, Ed): Fletcher Anderson Flying the Mountains (Paperback, Ed)
Fletcher Anderson
R806 R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Save R162 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Packed with dozens of lifesaving illustrations!


HIGH ALTITUDE, LOW RISK!


Piloting aircraft above mountainous regions demands more than a thirst for adventure. It also requires a keen understanding of the unique challenges involved in mountain flying — for the safety and pleasure of everyone involved.


That’s why if you’re a pilot, a flight instructor, or are learning to fly, Flying the Mountains is the one-stop, practical resource you need to stay safe while soaring at extreme altitudes. Written with insight by a noted high-elevation flight instructor and pilot, Flying the Mountains:



* Outlines the nature of mountain flying

* Relays mountain flight accident statistics and causes

* Details effects of altitude on aircraft and pilots

* Examines in-flight ailments related to mountain flying

* Reviews take-off conditions from mountain airports

* And much, much more!


Logically organized by phases of flight — from preflight preparation to landings — Flying the Mountains delivers a potent combination of statistics, techniques, and examples of actions (correct and incorrect) used in actual flight scenarios.

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