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Meal Ticket Pilot Script - am a native Philadelphia writer/producer who also develops content that focus on the relevant topics that affect our communities, our country, and our planet. I came across your documentary, Return to El Salvador, on www.huffingtonpost.com while researching stories about immigration for my Original Series for Television titled Meal Ticket. I must say wow. I became interested immediately and went to your site since I too have generated a keen interest as to why people of Latin America go through treacherous obstacles to leave their native lands....   [tags: Script] 1037 words
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Pilot Fatigue - Fatigue is a growing concern and issue in the aviation industry. Although it has been for some time, recently mounting workloads and stress have factored into creating an escalating problem with real casualties and repercussions. “Pilot fatigue, heavy workloads… may have contributed to an air ambulance crashing into the sea at night during a medical mission…” (Crash Blamed 2006 p.31). Fatigue is an “insidious” condition that affects a pilot in a way that might make him feel justified in his decisions....   [tags: Aviation ]
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Pilot Fatigue - Introduction Most of the Aviation accidents have been greatly attributed to “Pilot Fatigue” (Mohler, 1998). This is because a pilot’s input into the aircraft is majorly dependent on his consciousness on the job, therefore incase he or she may be fatigued then this provides room for error in his inputs (Smith, 2008). Even though the technological advancements in avionics the flight systems of the current aircrafts have preventive mechanisms put in place that makes sure that the pilots are always alert, without sleep and freshened, small effects of fatigue can greatly jeopardize flight safety (Mohler, 1998)....   [tags: Air Travel]
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Pilot Fatigue - To be an airline pilot is most of the time described in terms of duties, job requirements, proficiency, training, employment opportunity, and good salary. These features picture a plain profile that fit into the specification of just an ordinary career. However, an aviation career comes with many challenges than expected. When focusing on statistics about being a pilot, it indicates a lifestyle that many inspire to work despite the many challenges that face this career. The challenges that pilot face revolve around being rested during long flights, performing unexpected, simultaneous tasks, and passing the medical examination in order to remain qualified....   [tags: Aviation ]
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Private Pilot! - After 6 months of flying, I was ready for the check-ride. I've been ready since before Christmas, having completed my training on the 23rd. I scheduled my check-ride on the 28th. That day was quite interesting. I went to the flight school to check everything over with Josh and make sure I was ready. Then we called the examiner to schedule the check-ride. It was about 5pm, and Josh made the call, which was very fortunate for me as it interrupted the examiner's dinner. He said to have me to call him later and we would get things squared away....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 781 words
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Guy Gibson, The Glorious WWII Pilot - Guy Gibson, the glorious WWII pilot, was not always the dashing manly hero he was known to be when he unfortunately was shot down. In fact, he was denied the first time he applied to the Royal Air Force because of his short stature; he was only 5’6” (Hickman, "World War II: Wing Commander Guy Gibson."). However, a determined “Gibson reapplied in 1936 and was accepted for flight training” (Hickman, "World War II: Wing Commander Guy Gibson."). The zenith of his career was when he successfully and very precisely dropped a large bomb on the dam of Ruhr Valley while his very talented squad of aircraft pilots was fired upon by high caliber rounds from AA(Anti-Aircraft) Guns and enemy aircrafts wh...   [tags: world war II, aircrafts]
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How to Improve Airline Safety and Pilot Training - On February 12, 2009, a Colgan Airlines flight operating as Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed two miles from the runway in Buffalo, New York, killing all fifty people aboard.. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation that followed stunned the American public and identified the need to closely examine the regulations governing pilot training and pilot rest requirements, with a strong focus on regional airlines (Berard, 2010, 2). Currently, the United States government has passed HR 5900, which was titled the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010 and is now called Public Law 111-216 (Public Law 111-126, 2010, 3)....   [tags: Aviation / Public Safety ]
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College Education Requirements to Become an Airline Pilot - Piloting is one of the most glamorous, appealing and exciting jobs and only a few pursue it seriously to make it their career. With a good knowledge, planning and willpower anyone from any walk of life can make this dream come true. Many people who are serious about becoming an airline pilot have questions about prerequisites and majors they should choose and degrees they should get in order to reach their goal. They wonder if they need an aviation degree or whether they have to attend an aviation college to become an airline pilot....   [tags: higher Education, aviation] 508 words
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The Original Pilot for Classical Doctor Who Analysis - ... Racial representation within Doctor Who has changed for the better between the 1963 serial and the 2005 series. This is mostly because of the drastic societal changes between these two eras. The first scripted interracial kiss was not shown on television until Captain Kirk and Uhura kissed in the 1968 episode of Star Trek, “Plato’s Stepchildren”. There were no non-white characters in the original 1963 serial, while the 2005 pilot episode of Doctor Who introduced an interracial relationship, complete with onscreen kiss, within the opening sequence....   [tags: interracial relationship,doctor who,british ]
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The Life of Canadian Fighter Pilot, Billy Bishop - Introduction: An aggressive pilot, due to his daring nature, a young Canadian became a legend and inspired a new generation of aces. Billy Bishop was a courageous man and the greatest fighter pilot to serve Canada during the times of war. The purpose of this essay is to learn and recognize the different contributions made by Billy Bishop and his journey to rising above his peers through strength and courage. This is true because he would go on to won 16 medals and become the first Canadian to win the Victoria Cross....   [tags: world war I, biography, biographical] 1404 words
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Just Do What the Pilot Tells You - Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience are the focus of Theodore Dalrymple and Ian Parker. Theodore Dalrymple is a British physician that composed his views of the Milgram experiment with “Just Do What the Pilot Tells You” in the New Statesman in July 1999 (254). He distinguishes between blind obedience and blind disobedience stating that an extreme of either is not good, and that a healthy balance between the two is needed. On the other hand, Ian Parker is a British writer who wrote “Obedience” for an issue of Granta in the fall of 2000....   [tags: Comparative, Stanley Milgram, Theodore Darymple] 744 words
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Chemistry Pilot Experiment - Chemistry Pilot Experiment Aim: The aim was to become accustomed to working with the equipment and to find optimum levels of hydrochloric acid and magnesium ribbon to produce 60cm of hydrogen, a sensible amount to produce in the real experiment. We also began to investigate the effect of temperature on the rate and the result of the product (hydrogen). It also served to discover any errors in the procedure which could affect the final result and prevent us getting accurate results, thus allowing us to eliminate these errors in the real experiment....   [tags: Papers] 671 words
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Sport Pilot School Shares Experiences - Al and Tim Adelman, father and son owners of Chesapeake Sport Pilot, decided to give up careers as attorneys to work in a field fueled by their passion for aviation. Their Stevensville, MD flight school opened its doors in February of 2007 with one light sport aircraft. Al and Tim shared their experiences in building the flight school this week at AirVenture. Tim Adelman first flew at the age of 16, and while completing his college degree and MBA, he offered his CFI services on the side. He realized the potential for an LSA flight school while working on a program for the Department of Justice which uses LSA aircraft for law enforcement....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1518 words
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The Life and Achievements of Charles Lindbergh - Looking back upon the decade, the 1920s has been filled with many individuals who have changed our society. But there is one person who stands out among this group of people, Charles Augustus Lindbergh. Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo overseas, thus winning the Orteig Prize for his accomplishment. Nicknamed “The Lone Eagle”, Lindbergh has opened up the possibilities of overseas travels to us. Lindbergh’s passion for mechanics didn’t come as a surprise to many. As a young boy, Charles seemed to be very interested in the family’s motorized vehicles, such as the Saxon Six automobile and Excelsior motorbike....   [tags: pilot, biography, biographical] 987 words
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Golding's Book, Lord of the Flies- How the Story Would Have Changed if the Pilot had Survived the Crash - In the book “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding a bunch of kids get stranded on an island with no adults and start to fight over leadership. If the pilot had survived the plane crash and had been stranded with the boys the outcome would have been better because the pilot could become the leader. Jack and Ralph would keep from arguing with each other and splitting up the others between them. The pilot could organize the kid’s duties in an orderly manner and possibly make their work more amusing, yet keeping in mind that they actually finish their task....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis] 744 words
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Clyde Edgerton: Vietnam Vet, Jet Pilot, and . . . Small Town Housewife - Clyde Edgerton: Vietnam Vet, Jet Pilot, and . . . Small Town Housewife Few men have attempted to write using a woman's voice. Those who do choose to use the persona of a woman often fail in their effort, creating a character who does not quite sound authentic. Critics usually note the author's inadequacies and point out difficulties when an author tries to capture the voice of a person of the opposite gender. One exception is Clyde Edgerton in his first novel, Raney. The voice of Raney seems genuine and Edgerton received great acclaim for his novel....   [tags: Clyde Edgerton Essays]
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Crew Resource Management - Prior to 1959, faulty equipment was the probable cause for many airplane accidents, but with the advent of jet engines, faulty equipment became less of a threat, while human factors gained prominence in accident investigations (Kanki, Helmreich & Anca, 2010). From 1959 to 1989, pilot error was the cause of 70% of accident resulting in the loss of hull worldwide (Kanki, Helmreich & Anca, 2010). Due to these alarming statistics, in 1979 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) implemented a workshop called “Resource Management on the Flightdeck” that led to what is now known as Crew Resource Management (CRM) or also known as Cockpit Resource Management (Rodrigues & Cusick, 2012...   [tags: aviation, accidents, flight crew, pilot]
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Amelia Earhart - ... She got a lot of attention when she broke many records during these flights (Fleming 7). In 1928, she was the first woman to make a transatlantic flight. She also broke records in 1928, for speed and in 1931 for altitude (“Women Aviators”). The certain things she did changed her flying career tremendously. Amelia was smart in the things she did. She would get the public to notice her by donating money to organizations and foundations (Fleming 19). She wrote books about her journeys and she wrote articles in numerous newspapers....   [tags: Female Pilot, Biography]
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F-22 Raptor - The F-22 is the newest Fighter in the Air Forces arsenal. The F-22 has trounced the best opponent that the USAF could muster. Despite its youth as a fighter the current pilots consider it to be nearly as reliable as mature F-15 and F-16 fighters. In the following essay we will cover the F-22 program, weapons, stealth, and avionics. I hope to some day be inside the cockpit of an F-22 as a full fledge fighter pilot in the USAF. The F-22 has been projected to be in services for more than 25 years as an active fighter....   [tags: Pilot Airplane Flying] 1140 words
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Amelia Earhart Biography - Amelia Earhart Many fantastic aviators have shown their talents throughout the centuries. Americans have been fascinated, time after time, with the ability to fly. One woman in particular took her fascinations and abilities and became one of the greatest aviators of her time. Amelia Earhart was a very famous, record-setting woman aviator. Amelia, while on her around the world flight in 1937, disappeared and left many people, even today, trying to figure out what happened to her. Amelia Earhart was a courageous woman who set high standards for woman aviators to follow....   [tags: Biography, Pilot, Woman]
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William Billy Mitchell: A Prominent Figure Of American Aviation - William Billy Mitchell was an important figure to the United States because of his persistent support of military aircraft . In fact, he insisted that the U.S. army provide a separate division dedicated specifically to aircraft , which would later become the U.S. Air Force. However, planes were mostly contraptions made of wood, wire, and cloth (Waller 3). Given that airplanes were small and weak at his time, Mitchell's ideas were both doubted and rejected. Mitchell was often impatient and rude to his superiors seeing that the majority was ignorant in becoming aware of air power....   [tags: Mitchell Biography Pilot] 1557 words
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A Review of the Heli-Max Novus 125 CP - With nitro fuel prices rising, there has never been a better time to consider moving to an electric RC helicopter. One chopper that offers the RC helicopter pilot the opportunity to fly both indoors and outside is the Heli-Max Novus 125 CP. This micro helicopter is a durable platform that is a true joy to fly. The Novus 125 is designed to be a chopper that provides the best of all options possible for a pilot. It is small and light enough for indoor flight, but is built with enough strength and stability to be flown outside in most conditions....   [tags: RC Helicopter, Beginners]
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Incorporation of UAVs in Aerial Firefighting - ... Line-of-sight UAVs are exactly what they sound like; the pilot must personally be able to see the UAV to control it. Typically, this line-of-sight is less than a mile. These are most closely related to RC hobbyist aircraft in that the pilot uses some sort of remote controller, like a Playstation™ controller. These UAVs are generally no longer and heavier than an adult male. They are kind of like a man being controlled by his wife – so long as they are near each other, the lifeless man, “err” plane will do as instructed....   [tags: airplane maneuvering, fleet, flight]
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Southwest Airlines Discrimination Case - Southwest Airlines Discrimination Case Recently, a Southwest Airlines discrimination issue surfaced resulting from comments expressed by a Southwest pilot during a private conversation. The two minute conversation transpired on March 25, 2011 and was inadvertently broadcast over a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control frequency in the Houston, Texas area during a flight from Austin, Texas to San Diego, California. According to the accusations, the comments were perceived as demeaning and derogatory with regard to the Southwest Airlines flight attendant employee group....   [tags: Case Review ]
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The Airline Transport License Challenge - “This license is required to act as pilot-in-command of an airliner and reflects your skill and knowledge as a pilot. The Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) License is the pinnacle of the pilot license structure.” ("Airline Transport Pilot License."). This is basically the same as going to school for years in order to gain the doctorate. Both of my parents have flown planes in their lives. My father making a living out of flying and my mother haven taken the courses needed to get an Airline Transport License....   [tags: Aviation ]
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Big Island Air Flight 58 Crash - On the 25th of September 1999, Big Island Air Flight 58 Piper Chieftain, crashed on a slope of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii at approximately 5:30pm. All nine of the passengers on board and the pilot were killed in the crash. The impact sustained by the airplane and the fire that followed the impact completely destroyed the airplane. Big Island Air Flight 58 was operating under CFR Part 135 air taxi operations providing sight seeing tours to tourists and locals. The Piper Chieftain had departed from Keahole – Kona International Airport, Kona Hawaii (KOA) at around 4:22pm....   [tags: Aviation] 1272 words
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A Problem for the Aviation Industry - Section 217: A Problem for the Aviation Industry On a cold February evening in 2009, just outside the city of Buffalo, New York, two pilots crashed a new aircraft on final approach to land into Buffalo Niagara International Airport. In an effort to prevent an accident of a similar nature from happening, the U.S. Congress passed H.R. 5900, the ‘Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act.’ This bill under Title II was aimed to enhance airline safety and in part prevent an accident of this nature from occurring again (U.S....   [tags: Aviation]
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Airplanes; The Invention of and How They Fly - A pilot does not have to be an aeronautical engineer to learn to fly an airplane. However, it is a good idea to have good knowledge of aerodynamics and flight theory to be able to fly safely. There are four basic components in making an airplane fly, lift, drag, thrust, and weight. All of these work in unison to make a plane stay in the air. If one of the first three is taken out of the equation, gravity and weight will take over and cause the plane to descend. It is up to the pilot to understand how to make them equal in order to keep the airplane in flight or descend at an acceptable rate, in order to safely land the airplane....   [tags: Transportation]
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Promoting a Skillful, Safe Cockpit - On a cold February evening in 2009 two years ago, just outside the city of Buffalo, New York, two pilots crashed a new aircraft on final approach to land into Buffalo Niagara International Airport. In an effort to prevent an accident of a similar nature from happening, the U.S. Congress passed H.R. 5900 the ‘Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act.’ This bill under Title II was aimed to enhance airline safety and in part prevent an accident of this nature from occurring again (U.S....   [tags: Aviation]
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Fly High! - Fly high. This may be just a saying to most people but to some, this statement has a very literal meaning. I am privileged to have met five gentlemen who experience this 2-word phrase every single day. They are Mr. Patrick Kimpo, Mr. Edward Libago, Mr. Jeff Hechanova, Mr. Reese Honasan, and Mr. Dale Brunnell, all pilots by profession. Mr. Patrick Kimpo, who is a first officer of Philippine Airlines assisting in controlling the plane, started to dream of becoming a pilot at such an early age of seven....   [tags: Aviation] 989 words
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More Up-to-date Thinking Has G - More up-to-date thinking has given us much improved facilities on the aircraft, and Crew Resource Management (CRM). At the very least, CRM is intended to ensure that the Pilot receives information and advice from not only the other crewmembers, but also from external sources such as ATC and FSS. A fundamental element will also be that wherever possible, adherence to SOPs will enhance safety. CRM may also incorporate delegating the aircraft handling functions under many circumstances, as well as utilizing as much as possible of the aircraft avionics....   [tags: essays research papers] 520 words
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Rules of the Game - Rules of the Game 14 June 2010 The film Rules of the Game is a very in depth and unique art that thematically portrays characters playing with the notion of moral codes. What is truly unique about the film is how its literal focus is on appearances all the while showing how reality really is. The characters run around the mansions, in and out doors, through the woods playing musical lovers pushing the limits of morality and the rules of society while not really changing anything at all; they are stuck and defined by their roles After reading Jean-Paul Sartre’s example of “bad faith” it becomes obvious that many of the characters are acting out this form of self deception....   [tags: Film Review ] 877 words
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To Err Is Human - As a pilot I get sick of hearing the term "human error" whenever an accident investigation releases their report. Almost every possible scenario can get traced back to human error in one way or another: pilot failed to initiate proper emergency procedures, pilot failed to stop when he should have stopped, pilot failed to go when he should have gone, and pilot was looking left when he should have been looking right. It is almost too easy to investigate an accident while flying at zero knots and determine that had the pilot done something differently maybe that accident wouldn't have occurred....   [tags: Management] 1831 words
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Television as an Agent of Socialization - Television as an Agent of Socialization I chose the first episode of the very popular television program The Event. I viewed the first episode on Netflix, October 20, 2011. This program originally aired on NBC, September 10, 2010, and is titled “I Haven’t Told You Everything”. This program has a total of twenty two series to date and is classified as an action-adventure drama. After viewing a picture of the main characters with the synopsis of this program, I noticed immediately that this was a male dominated show....   [tags: women, american dream, power of t.v.] 1001 words
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Born To Fly - Introduction Ever since I was little, I saw that my mom worked behind a desk and didn’t seem happy about it. I decided that I would never get a job that had me stuck behind a desk. Flying was something I wanted to do ever since I first saw the Blue Angels air show. From then it has bounced back and forth from being a military pilot to a business jet pilot to a helicopter pilot. I think now my goal is just to fly, no matter which type of pilot I am. History and Development In the year 1903, two bicycle shop owners named Orville and Wilbur Wright became the first to build and fly a heavier than air machine....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 2067 words
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EDMS Project Plan - For any new undertaking into EDMS implementation it is recommended that the organization establish a pilot plan. An area or department which would benefit from EDMS can be used it as the pilot. In addition, the organization should select a department that wants to participate, as trying to impose a pilot on unwilling and therefore uncooperative employees may hinder the effectiveness of the pilot plan. The main idea is to choose a manageable area within the department of choice and refine the practices and procedures before going company or enterprise wide....   [tags: Implementation, Requirements] 890 words
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History and Future of Military Drones - What is the future of the military. Many people would argue that drones are the future. Drones have a long history of development tracing back to the America’s Civil War. A large issue that drones had during this time was that they were highly ineffective, this continued until the war in Afghanistan ware started. During the Afghanistan war, the production of the Predator Drone was commissioned. This has been the military’s most successful military asset because of its many different application that the Predator drone has....   [tags: Military, War, History]
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Common Causes of Plane Crashes - Introduction Being involved in an airplane accident is a nightmare scenario for any air travelers, crew and pilots alike. Statistically air travel is among the safest means of transport, but at the same time it is also associated with sporadic accidents that have proven to be extremely terrifying ordeals for all those involved due to a vast array of reasons. The causes of these accidents are of varying nature and depend on some problems that are originated during some stage of the flight process....   [tags: Statistics, Location, Error]
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Aviation Transport and Road Travel - ... If a plane crashes into the ground nose first, then the plane will be destroyed almost immediately. But if the plane hit the ground wing first, it will explode on impact because there are fuel tanks inside the wings. There are so many safety features in planes today that it is almost impossible for a plane to crash. There are many possible causes for plane crashes, for example, pilot incapacitation, pilot error, hijacking, lightning, fuel starvation, faults in the design, detonation of a bomb, and electrical/hydraulic failure....   [tags: car accidents, airplane]
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To Become the Elite - ... 12. Though the Air Force is such a prestigious organization, there are some downsides to becoming a fighter pilot. 9. It is commonly known fact that you would be risking your life, so there is obviously a huge health risk involved. 8. One of the main reasons people decide against a career in the Air Force is because of the work schedule. It’s not like any other job that you go and sit at a desk and type up a few reports from 8-5; when you enlist you are always on call. Airmen are deployed at a range of 4-12 months at a time....   [tags: US air force, superpower, military]
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Charles Lindbergh Biography - Charles Lindbergh Biography My biography is on Charles Augustus Lindbergh. He is most famous for his nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. In the next paragraph I will be telling you about some of the things that he is famous for. His life is more interesting than most people think. If anything I would say that he is the most famous pilot in the world, or at least he should be. Charles was a pilot, inverter, and an environmentalist. He was born on February forth of nineteen o two in Detroit Michigan....   [tags: Essays Papers] 395 words
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Rising to the Challenge: Using Mobile Technology in a Technology-Driven Global Economy - Rising to the Challenge: Using Mobile Technology in a Technology-Driven Global Economy We face an ever-increasing challenge to prepare our students to succeed in a world defined by change — to excel in careers that do not yet exist, and to utilize tools that have not yet been invented. It’s a world where the role of the United States as global innovator and economic leader is threatened by the rising sophistication of countries such as China and India who are training their children to compete for the jobs currently held by Americans....   [tags: Technology] 1059 words
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Evaluation of a Biofilter to Treat Swine House Pit Ventialtion Exhaust - The swine industry is an important part of agriculture in North Carolina. The industry has grown from just over 2.5 million in 1987 to over 10 million animals in 2007 (USDA, 1992; USDA, 2007). As of 2007 North Carolina was the 2nd largest hog producing state (USDA, 2007). Animal feeding operations (AFOs) are sources of substances that affect air quality such as, ammonia (NH3), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), VOCs, particulate matter (PM) and odor. The explosion in the number of hogs in North Carolina has led to new legislation in the state to protect the environment and public health....   [tags: Research Proposal]
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Building Trust In Your Leadership Among Your Subordinates: A Personal Approach - “The glue that holds all relationships together - including the relationship between; the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” This wise statement from Brian Tracey embodies the synergistic relationship between leaders and followers that this paper will focus on. According to the course textbook, leadership can be defined as “the process of influencing an organized group toward accomplishing its goals.” (Hughes, Ginnett & Curphy, 2009, p.4) Although this statement is valid, it is my firm belief that it is a leader’s responsibility to do make a positive impact in a subordinate’s life....   [tags: Human Resources]
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The Effects of Alcohol on Pilots During Flight - Alcohol is something that has been part of human nature for thousands of years. It has been used by means of medical, social, religious, and cultural settings (Information about Alcohol, n.d.). Alcohol is going to be a product that will be a part of our lives for many years to come, definitely past our lifetime. A problem that we see today is the use of drinking and driving. This is one of life’s more dangerous and stupid activities, but people still decide to do it. People like to push their abilities to the edge, which could end up causing death to themselves and others....   [tags: Aviation ]
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The Works of James Dickey and John Ciardi - War literature derives much of its impact from the fact that many readers will never have (and are never likely to) experienced the subject matter themselves. It has been postulated that poets such as Ciardi have been damaged psychologically by what they have seen and felt. In his case much of the evidence for this lies in his abandonment of his war diary, leaving it unfinished. Readers derive meaning from the unwritten words and see it as evidence of the concept that war is an exclusive experience, only comprehensible by those that have participated in combat....   [tags: Comparison, Reaction, Combat]
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Why to Travel By Plane Instead of Car - “ A family of five was traveling to Florida for a family vacation when the family was suddenly struck between two semi’s. The EMT’s pronounced the whole family dead at the scene earlier that night. Police have yet to release details on what the cause of the accident was but said it was an unexpected incident”, the local news reported said. Traveling by plane is safer than driving by car for 3 main reasons: pilots go through intensive training, roads have more traffic than the sky, and there are more car crash fatalities per year than deaths caused by plane crashes....   [tags: car crashes, airplane accidents, pilots]
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Personal Values and my Air Force Experience - I was only nine years old, but I can almost still feel the bitter cold and the excitement in the thin air while sitting in the stands in the Rocky Mountains. The rivalry between the two Service Academies was at an all time high as the coveted Commander in Chiefs trophy was still up for grabs. Although the battle ensuing on the field between the two foes was formidable, it was the battle upon what to do with my life that was of greater consequence. The outcome of the game is now forgotten but the impression that the young servicemembers left would forever be etched in the back of my mind....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 963 words
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Assessment of a Study of Transformational Leadership - Assessment of a study of the relationship between transformational leadership, empowerment and organizational commitment Introduction and Purpose of Study The implications of transformational leadership on a firm’s employees and the success of the firm overall are areas of ongoing research according to Ismail, Mohamed, Sulaiman, Mohamad, and Yusuf (2011). The authors make the case that in a changing global environment transformational leadership styles, rather than transactional styles, are a means organizations are using to meet their strategies (p....   [tags: social issues, transformational leadership]
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Human Factors and Mishaps - Human factors are being considered to mitigate identified hazards that happen within the airline industry. No one throughout the aviation industry has dismissed the human factor as an issue in regards to hazards in flight. Human error accounts for a significant amount of problems found in flights and landings around the globe. While there are various ways that humans have helped with the safety of a flight, they can also negatively impact simply because of lack of knowledge. Many organizations have failed to factor in human knowledge is this very basic aspect to flying a plane....   [tags: airlaine industry, human factor]
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