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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
R665 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R101 (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.

Secrets From The Cockpit - Pilots Behaving Badly And Other Flying Stories (Paperback): Robert Schapiro Secrets From The Cockpit - Pilots Behaving Badly And Other Flying Stories (Paperback)
Robert Schapiro
R270 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R81 (30%) In stock

Robert Schapiro always wanted to fly. Challenging anti-Semitic bullying, mockery and fierce rivalry, he realised his dream by earning his wings in the South African Air Force and going on to command C-47 Dakotas in the Border War.

He joined South African Airways (SAA) in 1979, soon learning it was a time when SAA crews were dominated by the ‘Royal Family’ – captains who thought themselves above the rules and who spent time overseas on drinking binges or coaxing air hostesses to be their ‘airline wives’.

When sanctions forced SAA to cut back on its routes, he was seconded to Japan’s Nippon Cargo Airlines, routinely flying between New York and Tokyo, and grappling with often-hilarious cultural misunderstandings as he adapted to a Japanese style of operations.

Schapiro is disarmingly frank about life as an international pilot. He divulges near misses, emergency landings, navigation errors, passenger shenanigans (seat sex, anyone?), how pilots control rowdy travellers and absorbing detail about the technique of flying different aircraft types. Uplifting and humorous, his memoir offers a rare slice of aviation history.

Power Play - Elon Musk, Tesla And The Bet Of The Century (Paperback): Tim Higgins Power Play - Elon Musk, Tesla And The Bet Of The Century (Paperback)
Tim Higgins
R350 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R95 (27%) Pre-order

Inside the outrageous, come-from-behind story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car and the race to drive the future.

Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary and to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets and his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car.

When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential and they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition.

Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics repeatedly taking the company he had funded himself to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three?

Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds... and changed the future.

Wings Over Water - The Story Of The World's Greatest Air Race And The Birth Of The Spitfire (Paperback): Jonathan Glancey Wings Over Water - The Story Of The World's Greatest Air Race And The Birth Of The Spitfire (Paperback)
Jonathan Glancey
R285 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R76 (27%) In stock

Announced in 1912, the Schneider Trophy was a series of glamorous air contests, popularly known as races, that captivated both sides of the Atlantic. While there were many other aviation competitions, the Schneider proved to be, after a rocky start, by far the most memorable attracting a hugely popular and glamorous following whether Trophy races were held in Monaco, the Venice Lido, the Solent or Chesapeake Bay. The Schneider Trophy was a focus not just of remarkable aircraft, derring-do pilots and swooning public attention, but also of fierce rivalries between the competitors: Britain, France, Italy and the United States.

It gripped the imaginations of pioneering manufacturers and two of the world's finest aircraft designers - Reginald Mitchell and Mario Castoldi - who worked feverishly hard to outdo one another. Perhaps inevitably, the dynamism of rival engineering and politics led to the most potent military fighters of World War Two with Reginald Mitchell's record-breaking Supermarine seaplanes morphing, one way or another, into the Spitfire.

Wings Over Water not only tells the story of the Schneider Trophy afresh but also examines the backdrop and legacy of these legendary air races, which became a driver and celebration of speed and engineering prowess for both sea and ground-based aircraft. It is an exhilarating tale of raw adventure, public excitement, engineering genius and the fortunes of flying boats and seaplanes.

Test Gods - Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut (Hardcover): Nicholas Schmidle Test Gods - Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut (Hardcover)
Nicholas Schmidle
R512 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Up in the Air (Paperback): Terry Deary Up in the Air (Paperback)
Terry Deary; Illustrated by Martin Brown
R187 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R29 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Discover all the foul facts about the history of flight in this brand new Horrible Histories book. From the Chinese prisoners who were sent up on kites and the brave but foolish failures who jumped from a height on home-made wings to the first real successes of the Montgolfier balloon and the Wright Brothers' powered flight, it's all in Horrible Histories: Up in the Air. A brand new classic Horrible Histories book, perfect for fans old and new.

The Pilot's Manual: Ground School - All the Aeronautical Knowledge Required to Pass the FAA Exams and Operate as a Private... The Pilot's Manual: Ground School - All the Aeronautical Knowledge Required to Pass the FAA Exams and Operate as a Private and Commercial Pilot (Hardcover, 5th ed.)
The Pilot's Manual Editorial Board
R1,344 R1,085 Discovery Miles 10 850 Save R259 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2020 - The Rolling Stock of Britain's Mainline Railway Operators (Hardcover,... British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2020 - The Rolling Stock of Britain's Mainline Railway Operators (Hardcover, 35th New edition)
Robert Pritchard
R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Four-Wheeler's Bible, 3rd Edition - The Complete Guide to Off-Road and Overland Adventure Driving (Paperback): Jim... The Four-Wheeler's Bible, 3rd Edition - The Complete Guide to Off-Road and Overland Adventure Driving (Paperback)
Jim Allen, James Weber
R662 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R125 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Test Gods - Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut (Paperback): Nicholas Schmidle Test Gods - Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut (Paperback)
Nicholas Schmidle
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Locomotives 2021 - Including Pool Codes and Locomotives Awaiting Disposal (Paperback, 63rd New edition): Robert Pritchard Locomotives 2021 - Including Pool Codes and Locomotives Awaiting Disposal (Paperback, 63rd New edition)
Robert Pritchard
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Navigation Companion (Paperback, 2nd edition): Tim Davison Navigation Companion (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Tim Davison
R235 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R31 (13%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A handy, splash-proof, on-the-water summary of the key things you need to know about navigation at sea: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers all the navigation essentials: charts, compass, tides, standard and secondary ports, dead reckoning, estimated position, course to steer, lights, GPS, waypoints and buoyage in a highly illustrated format making it easy to understand at a glance - ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast! Spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire.

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 - Soft Bound Version (Paperback, 2nd edition): Patrick Hamilton, John Rooke,... Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 - Soft Bound Version (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Patrick Hamilton, John Rooke, Robert Sharman
R898 R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Save R99 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition of the highly successful Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 workbook provides complete coverage of the National Occupational Standards at Level 2 as set by the IMI and has been reviewed by Roy Brooks, the highly acclaimed author of the first edition. The easy to use, easy to follow format makes this the perfect companion for the course, for use in class and while carrying out practical tasks. Learners will be inspired by the full-colour diagrams and images illustrating key techniques and the Tip Boxes, weblinks, activities and questions will ensure learners have full understanding of all the essential information.

Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War (Hardcover): Stephen Biesty Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War (Hardcover)
Stephen Biesty; Richard Platt 1
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation.

Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corner, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture!

This absorbing book will have children - and adults - poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.

Level 1 Principles of Light Vehicle Operations Candidate Handbook (Paperback): Graham Stoakes Level 1 Principles of Light Vehicle Operations Candidate Handbook (Paperback)
Graham Stoakes
R919 Discovery Miles 9 190 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Written in line with the revised specifications, applicable for Scottish Vocational Qualifications, and specially engineered around your candidates' needs and abilities. Highly illustrated chapters and clear, straightforward language means that candidates are kept engaged and can access the information they need quickly. Real-work focus in the handbooks fuels candidates' aspirations, helping them to put their learning into the context of real working scenarios. Concentrates on the key content at this level to help learners progress within the industry. Assessment guidance features throughout offer advice on how to prepare for assessment, and how candidates can achieve their best. Progress checks at the end of each learning outcome and end of unit help learners consolidate their knowledge.

Level 2 Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Candidate Handbook (Paperback): Graham Stoakes Level 2 Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Candidate Handbook (Paperback)
Graham Stoakes
R1,067 Discovery Miles 10 670 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Written in line with the revised specifications, applicable for the Scottish Vocational Curriculum, and specially engineered around the requirements of level 2 for practical application of knowledge. Highly illustrated units and clear, straightforward language means that candidates are able to visualize and understand key practice within the automotive industry. Real-work focus in the handbooks fuels candidates' aspirations, helping them to put their learning into the context of real working scenarios. Assessment guidance features throughout offer advice on how to prepare for assessment, and how candidates can achieve their best. Progress checks at the end of each learning outcome and end of unit help learners consolidate their knowledge.

Mustang '64 1/2-'73 Restoration Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Tom Corcoran, Earl Davis Mustang '64 1/2-'73 Restoration Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Tom Corcoran, Earl Davis
R906 R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Save R160 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This ultimate book of knowledge on Ford's famous pony car has been updated to include all models through 1973. A technical reference source for an authentic restoration, judging parts and options originality, and deciphering serial numbers and data plate codes. Packed with 1,000+ photos, this book covers all first-generation Mustangs, from the earliest 1964 1/2 and 1965 models up through 1973.

RYA VHF Handbook - The RYA'S Complete Guide to SRC (Paperback): Tim Bartlett RYA VHF Handbook - The RYA'S Complete Guide to SRC (Paperback)
Tim Bartlett; Edited by Alison Noyce; Illustrated by Steve Lucas
R413 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R31 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Greek Waters Pilot - A yachtsman's guide to the Ionian and Aegean coasts and islands of Greece (Hardcover): Rod & Lucinda... Greek Waters Pilot - A yachtsman's guide to the Ionian and Aegean coasts and islands of Greece (Hardcover)
Rod & Lucinda Heikell
R1,154 R1,018 Discovery Miles 10 180 Save R136 (12%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

It covers the entire area from the Ionian Islands to the Aegean, Rhodes and Crete and includes details of over 450 harbours in a single volume. Greek Waters Pilot has been painstakingly compiled from the author's own survey work and the latest first-hand information. The organisation of so much detail within the confines of a single volume is an impressive achievement and has been the basis of Greek Waters Pilot's status as the indispensable guide for anyone sailing around Greece. This 13th edition contains detailed updating of every part of the guide, but in particular areas of the Ionian, Saronic and northern Greece, visited by the authors since the last edition, have major revisions. Many new photos, often from the air, have been introduced. There are also many new harbour plans. Imray Digital Charts: Free mobile download A voucher code to download the relevant Imray digital charts into Imray Navigator (our app for iPad and iPhone) is included with this book. 'The fascinating background information with historical and mythological anecdotes gives this book a richness too often missing from bald pilot guides. It would be inconceivable to visit this area without the detailed knowledge provided by Rod Heikell's enviable experience of Greek cruising.' Royal Cruising Club. 'Anyone who has cruised around Greece will be grateful to Rod Heikell for compiling what has become `the bible' for pilotage in these waters. If you are planning on cruising in this delightful region, Heikell is invaluable...' Cruising Association' '... his excellent pilots are the yardstick by which all others are measured and it's with justification that they are often referred to as `the bible.' John Goode, Sailing Today `This is a respected pilot boasting regularly repeated editions over 30-plus years; an impressive continuation of a high standard.' Edward Cartner, Cruising Magazine

Aviation Maintenance Management (Hardcover): Harry A. Kinnison, Kinnison Aviation Maintenance Management (Hardcover)
Harry A. Kinnison, Kinnison
R1,521 R1,416 Discovery Miles 14 160 Save R105 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Michigan's C. Harold Wills - The Genius Behind the Model T and the Wills Sainte Claire Automobile (Paperback): Alan... Michigan's C. Harold Wills - The Genius Behind the Model T and the Wills Sainte Claire Automobile (Paperback)
Alan Naldrett, Lynn Lyon Naldrett; Contributions by The Wills Sainte Claire Museum; Foreword by Terry Ernest
R435 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R75 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Electric Multiple Units 2021 - Including Multiple Unit Formations (Paperback, New edition): Robert Pritchard Electric Multiple Units 2021 - Including Multiple Unit Formations (Paperback, New edition)
Robert Pritchard
R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Merlin - The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster: the Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII... Merlin - The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster: the Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII (Paperback)
Graham Hoyland
R257 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The most iconic planes of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving that resulted in a war-winning design. Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the 80th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain, Merlin is the extraordinary story of the development of the Rolls-Royce engine that would stop Hitler from invading Britain and carry the war to the very heart of Germany. The story of the Merlin engine encompasses the history of powered flight, from the ingenuity of the Wright Brothers to the horrors of World War I, and from the first crossing of the Atlantic to the heady days of flying in the 1920s. There is also the extraordinary story of the Schneider Trophy - an international contest wherein nations poised on the precipice of war competed for engineering excellence in the name of progress. And at the heart of this story are the glamourous lives of the pilots, many of whom died in their pursuit of speed; the engineers, like Henry Royce of Rolls-Royce, who sketched the engine that would win WWII in the sand of his local beach; and perhaps most importantly the Lady Lucy Houston who after the Wall Street Crash singlehandedly funded the development of the engine and the iconic Spitfire. Never was so much owed by so many to so few - and without the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the few would have been powerless.

Refrigeration for Pleasureboats: Installation, Maintenance and Repair (Hardcover): Nigel Calder Refrigeration for Pleasureboats: Installation, Maintenance and Repair (Hardcover)
Nigel Calder
R664 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R131 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Youve just spent a day on the water under a sweltering sun. You sit back, enjoying the seclusion of a remote anchorage, lulled by the rattle of ice in your cold drink. A pretty picture, but a rare one aboard cruising boats.

A house is never without its utility umbrella, but when you pull your boats shore-power plug youre on your own. Even good refrigeration systems use a lot of energy. And bad ones? Erase those ice cubes from your tropical fantasy.

Refrigeration for Pleasureboats explains how the cruising sailor can acquire the amenities--even the necessities--of an efficient onboard refrigeration system. Whether youre off for two days or two years, you must balance the highest possible cooling capacity with the lowest possible energy consumption. Calder explains clearly and logically how and why refrigeration components work, how to keep them working efficiently and economically, and what to look for when something goes wrong.

Boat refrigeration systems are phenomenally expensive. A modest refrigerator/freezer system, professionally built and installed, can cost more than $4,000. Yet these units can still have unpleasant side effects--such as killing the boats batteries. Refrigeration for Pleasureboats provides all the step-by-step information an amateur needs to design and build a custom refrigeration unit that will cost far less than half the price of an off-the-shelf unit and will likely run better with far less drain on the batteries. With Calders maintenance and troubleshooting tips, youll be able to keep it running for years to come and keep those ice cubes tinkling in that frosted glass.

The History of Human Space Flight (Hardcover): Ted Spitzmiller The History of Human Space Flight (Hardcover)
Ted Spitzmiller
R884 R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Save R77 (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.

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