Complete Idiot's Guide to Flying and Gliding

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9780028638850: Complete Idiot's Guide to Flying and Gliding

CIG to Flying and Gliding traces the progress of aviation from the Classic Age to the fastest and largest modern airliners. It opens the cockpit door to offer a glimpse of how pilots do their jobs in a thorough introduction to aviation for fun and profit.
-- What makes a plane fly?
-- How to become an instrument pilot
-- Careers in aviation
-- Extreme sports -- parachuting, sky-surfing, and speed diving
-- Gliding competitions and contests
-- The future of aviation -- flying cars? commuting via air? space planes? Cruise
-- Aviation museums and places of interest, WWW resources, aeronautics and flight schools, aviation organizations, and recommended reading

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Bill Lane, a writer and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has logged more than 5,000 hours of flight time as a flight instructor and owver of a vintage 1950's Cessna. Lane lives in Sterling, Massachusetts.Azriela Jaffe is the author of eight books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Beating Debt.

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Book Description Alpha, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: You're no idiot, of course. You've been on airplanes before, and you know the drill: the too-small seats, the third-rate movies, the tasteless food. You've heard that the skies are friendly, and you'd like to think it's true, but when you try to imagine how a plane stays in the air, you want to grab your bag of peanuts and head for the nearest emergency exit. Don't bail out just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Flying and Gliding gives you the lowdown on flying high-in planes, helicopters, gliders, and other airborne contraptions. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: Easy-to-understand explanations of the aerodynamics of flight. Quirky facts about planes, helicopters, gliders, and hot-air balloons. Failsafe tips on becoming a sport pilot. In-depth information about Lindbergh, Earhart, the Wright brothers, and other aviation pioneers. Valuable insights into the causes of aviation disasters, including a look at the John F. Kennedy Jr. tragedy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0028638859

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