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Famous Women Pilot: Amelia Earhart - Amelia Earhart is one of the most famous women pilots in our history. Her childhood wasn’t the best out of everyone’s, but she used flying as a distraction. Amelia attempted to do things that no one else would attempt and she was the first women to break many records and fly to different places. Amelia was the first woman to attempt to fly around the world even though if it meant risking her life. She changed what women pilots could do and she encouraged them to fly and become pilots. It is still a mystery till today about her disappearance....   [tags: Female Pilot, Biography]
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The Trail of Terror in Pilot Knob - It was a beautiful Saturday around 3:30 p.m. Me being an avid runner, I thought the temperature was absolutely perfect for a jaunt through Pilot Knob. I hop out of my vehicle with anticipation of a relaxing jog, and I walk my way to the serene trail. Little did I know I was on my way to the trail of terror. It was about 3:15, and I was set on going for my jog. I grabbed my ipod and blue water bottle, and was set to go. When I arrived in my ‘96 maroon tuck, I had to park in a small gravel area outside the brown wooden gate....   [tags: jog, juant, stretch, gangsters] 572 words
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Becoming an Airline Pilot - ... Attending and completing college is also a good reflection upon yourself towards the airline, it shows you have a good work ethic and that you are willing to put in time and hard work to get where you want to be. The second way to become a pilot is completing courses at a technical school. Technical schools offer flight training courses towards a pilot's certificate, the same certificate you get when completing an aviation degree in college. Technical schools are often completed in a much shorter period of time and offer similar courses as a college, yet it is a more hands on approach to education....   [tags: controls, cockpit, schooling, training] 1127 words
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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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The Pilot Pen Company: Pilot G2 Gel Pen Gel Ink - Pilot G2 gel pens are very popular for all types of use, from jotting down an ingredient on a shopping list to creating a black and white masterpiece. The Pilot G2 is ergonomically designed for comfortable use and with their new "Dynamic Gel Ink Formula," the ink decreases the amount of smudging and increases the fluidity of the pen. However, curiosity sparks and asks, "What secrets lie behind one of the best-selling gel pens in America. What is in the gel?" Pilot, as a company, is economically friendly and the gel in the pens has friendly ingredients....   [tags: japanese company, nontoxic product]
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Choosing a Career as a Commercial Airline Pilot - Flying thousands of feet up in the sky is a dream of many young children, but very few actually end up as a pilot when they grow up. Commercial airline pilots will always be needed, but many people do not even think about choosing this as a career. Pilots have extremely important jobs. They must fly people place to place with no problems while at the controls of thousands of pounds of metal and flammable fuel, not to mention the many passengers. A pilot’s job is very risky, but it is also very rewarding....   [tags: qualifications, salary, responsibility]
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Pilot Situational Awareness - 1.0 Introduction While air transportation is one of the safest and fastest ways of traveling, there are still some problems associated with it. While aircraft systems have developed so far to help aid the pilot, there are still some major issues that we still have. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defines situational awareness as “the accurate perception and understanding of all the factors and conditions within the five fundamental risk elements (flight, pilot, aircraft, environment, and type of operation that comprise any given aviation situation) that affect safety before, during, and after the flight” (Aeronautical)....   [tags: faa, safety, flight]
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Why I Want to Be an Airplane Pilot - Lets think about a job that allows you to soar through the air like an eagle, without a care in the world, the job of a pilot is an amazing job that provides you with three things freedom, fully using your sight, and control. The definition of a pilot is a person who operates the flying controls of an aircraft.Being a pilot is a hard a career to get into it is hard to learn all the things that are needed and the being able to find a job is just as hard(PEA).The job of being an aviator is also learning to be copilot.Being a copilot is a lot harder though, believe it or not....   [tags: flying, co-piloting]
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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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Age-Related Pilot Cognition Performance - Age-Related Pilot Cognition and Working Memory Unlike commercial airline pilots who are restricted by the Federal Aviation Association’s (FAA) ‘age 65’ rule, no age limit is defined in general aviation (GA) and in the USA, the GA pilot population is getting older (Air Safety Institute, n.d.; Clause, Dehais, Arexis, & Pastor, 2011; Hardy & Parasuraman, 1997). The complexity of aircraft navigation ensures time-pressured actions; affected by various factors as expertise level and cognitive potential....   [tags: Working Memory, Capacity]
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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 - Originating in 1963, Doctor Who has become a staple of British society. From the sole BBC watcher, who only consumes the visual canon to the avid reader of the novelizations, to the disgruntled civilian tired of seeing the Doctor’s face everywhere, one would be hard pressed to find a British citizen unassociated with the cultural phenomenon that is Doctor Who. With an audience base ranging from adults in their 30-50’s, who grew up with the Doctor on their small screens to young children discovering the Doctor for the first time in present day, the presence of the Doctor can be felt everywhere....   [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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Pilot Schooling: The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit - ... Powered by four turbo prop engines, this aircraft was seen by some as the bomber of the future. Professor Ian Poll who instructs Aerospace engineering at Cranfield university stated, "This was really where Northrop's vision started to take shape because the XB-35 had a wingspan of about sixty-one meters. This was a big airplane even by today's standards. Its problem was, while its top speed was about four hundred miles per hour, its speed in long range cruise was only one hundred and eighty-five miles per hour." Northrop met this challenge, when in 1947 he introduced his new YB-49....   [tags: aircraft, flying, airplane] 1207 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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American Fighter Pilot Brigadier General Robin Olds - ... He fostered inclusive environments by putting the whole wing under the same 24-hour clock as the combat crews, and visited the support organizations to find out the true problems and help fix them (Boyne, 2008). Now that BG Olds’ visionary leadership traits have been discussed, let’s explore his ethical leadership abilities. Ethical Leader Although Olds was a very good leader, his actions could almost certainly be considered unethical. According to the definition of ethical leadership, it combines ethical decision-making and ethical behavior and occurs in both an individual and organizational context (LM01SG, 2012, pg 3)....   [tags: WWII, Vietnam war heros]
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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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An Economic Analysis of Oregon’s 2007 Road User Fee Pilot Program - I. Introduction and Background The gasoline tax has provided revenue for the Federal and State Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for decades; however, the tax rates have remained stagnate leading to the funds depletion. The HTF is responsible for funding highway and mass transit projects and also maintenance of those projects at the Federal and State level. In 2005 around 80 percent of funding for all projects came from the gasoline tax (Kim, Porter, Whitty, Svadlenak Lareson, Capps, Imholt & Person 2008, pg....   [tags: alternative revenue collection program]
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An Analysis of The Episode Pilot From The Show Glee by Ryan Murphy - Glee: Defying the Mainstream The herd will take care of it” (Glee). This is not a reference to cattle but rather a reference to high school students; this quote was said by a teacher on the show Glee, indicating that students enforce the status quo. Ironically, this show does the opposite. The episode “Pilot” from the show Glee by Ryan Murphy is unique for television shows because it reverses the stereotypical views of society, and this essay will analyze it by summarizing the show, applying the Rhetorical Method and the Gender & Sexuality Method, discussing an outside source to further explain the creators motives regarding the show, and evaluating the text as a whole....   [tags: mainstream, gender, sexuality, finn, rachel]
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Design and Simulate a Gas Dehydration Unit for the Pilot Plant at CNA-Q - ... Compressed natural gas (CNG) is used in rural homes without connections to piped-in public utility services, or with portable cylinders. Natural gas is also supplied by independent natural gas suppliers through Natural Gas Choice programs in the European countries. The following pie chart indicates the uses of natural gas in various sectors worldwide. 2.2 Natural Gas in Qatar The natural gas in Qatar covers a large portion of the world supply of natural gas. According to Oil & Gas Journal, as of January 1, 2011, reserves of natural gas in Qatar were measured at approximately 896 trillion cubic feet (25.4 trillion cubic meters) (Kukemelk, n.d., para....   [tags: chemical processing technology]
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The Princess and the Pilot - ... After a thoughtful moment, she went on. “How about something to help you feel better. How about...a game?” “A...game?” Eve repeated. It seemed like such an out-of-the-blue suggestion. “Yes, that’s right. Let me show you.” With gentle hands, her mother helped her to her feet. The trees around them were larger than any Eve had ever seen before, with thick branches and boughs that hung low to the ground, forming a small hideaway beneath them. It was past the boughs of one tree that she was led....   [tags: personal narrative] 1215 words
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Spin Training For Pilots: Preventing Aviation Incident - ... The wing that is more stalled will dip towards the ground and a spin will begin. When you are in a stall you use the rudders, not the ailerons, to break out of the stall. Use of the rudder in the wrong direction could cause a spin to worsen. You should always use opposite rudder input in relation to the direction of the occurring spin (Trzynka, Dean). The important thing to know is that a spin can also occur without warning. The aerodynamic buffeting that is experienced during stall practice will probably not exist during an inadvertent spin entry” (Mason)....   [tags: private pilot flight, panic]
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The History, Duties, and Employment Opportunites of the Federal Aviation Administration - HISTORY The agency was created in May 21, 1958 by Senator A.S Mike Monroney. He introduced a bill to create an independent Federal Aviation Agency that will provide for the safety and efficient use of national airspace. In August 23, 1958 the Federal Aviation Act was signed by the President. This act transferred the Civil Aeronautics Authority’s function to a new independent Federal Aviation Agency which is responsible for civil aviation safety. The first appointed director was retired Air Force General Elwood Quesada and operations began on December 1, 1958....   [tags: safety, licenses, pilot] 891 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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A Distant Rumble of Thunder: The Story of the Bell X-1 - A Distant Rumble of Thunder:” The Story of the Bell X-1 In the history of man’s ascent into the heavens, there are certain names, phrases, and dates that stick. Kitty Hawk. “One small step for man…” October 14th 1947. That was the fateful day that a man had intentionally surpassed the supersonic mark. The pilot was a man named Chuck Yeager, a synthesis of courage and aeronautical prowess, and the plane was the Bell X-1, an orange bullet of a plane. Yeager managed to make history and set the stage for much that would follow....   [tags: planes, aeronautics, pilot] 577 words
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Unacceptable Number of Helicpter Accidents in Seattle - A news helicopter in Seattle was taking off from a downtown helipad. The helicopter just got done refueling. The helicopter had just come from Covington, Washington, and was planning to head next to Renton. A routine take off that turned into a disaster. The helicopter then began to make unusual noises. Then they lost control and the helicopter started to rotate counterclockwise. A full 360 degrees before it pitched sideways. The helicopter then crashed right next to the Seattle space needle. Federal Investigators plan to rebuild the wreckage to find out what really happened....   [tags: pilot, photographer, news] 738 words
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Federal Aviation Administration, et. al., Petitioners v. Stanmore Cawthon - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, et al., Petitioners v. STANMORE CAWTHON Facts Stanmore Cawthon Cooper was a pilot who contracted HIV during his time in service for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); at the time he was diagnosed the FAA did not issue medical certificates, which are required as a precondition to operate aircraft to persons with HIV. Subsequently Mr. Cooper applied to the Social Security Administration to receive benefits based on his diagnosis and thereafter renewed his pilot certificate six times without revealing his medical status or any medications he was taking before being discovered by the government....   [tags: pilot certification, HIV positive]
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The Federal Aviation Administration Should Not Shut Down Small Airport Air Traffic Control Towers - The Federal Aviation Administration Should Not Shut Down Small Airport Air Traffic Control Towers The Federal Aviation Administration was created August 23, 1958 to help increase air travel safety, as well as make a more efficient airspace (Mission). In the ten years after the Federal Aviation Administration started recording crashes, there were 183 crashes (Canavan). The crash percentage, the number of crashes divided by the number of flights, was .00125% (Accident and Incident Data). In the last ten years there were forty seven accidents and incidents (Canavan)....   [tags: pilot, air travel, safety] 2288 words
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The Crossair Flight 3597 Crash -   TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 2 2. FACTS OF CROSSAIR FLIGHT 3597 CRASH 3 3. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS 4 3.1 CROSSAIR 4 3.2 PILOT ERROR 5 4. CONCLUSION 7 APPENDIX A 8   1. INTRODUCTION This report is on the Crossair flight 3597 crash which happens at Zurich airport on 24th November 2001. Analysis of Crossair flight 3597 will be covered, which includes details such as facts of Crossair flight 3597 crash, and the three contributing factors involved in the air accident. The three contributing factors are mainly Crossair, pilot error and communications with air traffic controllers....   [tags: pilot error, traffic controllers] 1344 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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How Safe are Kit Airplanes? - Kit airplanes are very unsafe to fly in, and there is information to prove that. Even though kit airplanes are easy to obtain, there are specific rules and regulations that a person must follow. Even though there certain guidelines to follow, there are still many accidents that end tragically because of the kit planes. Flying a kit airplane should require a special license, and the people building it should be required to go through a simple training class to learn how to fix minor malfunctions that may occur, and to also learn how to fly a plane correctly....   [tags: assembled, pilot, accidents] 1513 words
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Who is Franz Stigler? - Franz Stigler Franz Stigler’s actions not only saved a crew of a B-17, the enemy, but saved his humanity. From the day he was drafted into service as a flight instructor, Franz was entrusted with visionary leadership. He also reflected ethical leadership on 20 December 1943. As with many from that generation, Franz approached war from the point of view of his country and his belief that what he was doing was just. It was his job to train pilots well, and when his turn to fight, do just that, kill the enemy....   [tags: Visionary Leadership, Biography, Pilot]
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Microburst and Wind-Shear Avoidance - ... A temperature inversion forms near the surface at a very clear night with calm or very light surface wind .As we know , the wind just above the inversion may be relatively strong. As illustrated , a wind shear zone can cause airspeed fluctuations as an aircraft climbs or descents through the inversion ,As we know ,the aircraft most likely is either climbing from the takeoff or approaching to land when passing through the inversion ,therefore ,airspeed is low ,only a few knots is greater than stall speed .The fluctuation in airspeed can induces a stall precariously close to the ground .Wind shear in a zone between relatively calm wind below an inversion and strong wind above the inversion...   [tags: aviation, weather, pilot] 3427 words
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Choosing an IFR Alternate - ... Next is the class B airspace, because most of the activities in the class B airspace is a big jet, so most of them are using instrument to flight, visibility requirements in this airspace is three miles, for cloud there is no requirements. In class C airspace and class D airspace, the requirements of visibility and clouds are all the same, the requirement for visibility is three miles, cloud should keep a certain distance, respectively is above 1000 feet above, 500 feet below, 2000 feet level horizontal....   [tags: conditions, aircraft, pilot] 3348 words
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Unmmaned Aerial Vehicles: Drones - Unmanned areal vehicles (also known as drones) are aircraft that have no human pilot on board. They are more commonly known by their acronym UAV.s. UAVs can be flown remotely by a pilot at a ground control station or the can fly autonomously in a pre-programmed flight path for patrols or they can be programmed for more complex mission flights. UAVs are mostly used in military applications, but are increasingly being utilized by policing organizations and commercial businesses. Drones have many benefits in their use....   [tags: human pilot, UAVs, criminals]
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A Fanfiction I Made - “Gipsy we’ll start to hire a new crew for you.” Mako announce so sudden that I stumbles backward a little bit. “Get me Raleigh,” I said. I didn’t want anyone except Raleigh and Yancy in my head, I don’t care who’s the next Co-pilot, just get me Raleigh and I’m fully ready for combat. “I don’t know how to answer this but he has slip off the grid for a few years now.” Mako grimaces. “Then find him!” I yell, make Mako and all the workers startles. My temper got out of control. I remember I was very patient back at Anchorage, after all these years I have lost it....   [tags: plan, talk, co-pilot] 1291 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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Crash of Boeing 777 to Madagascar - ... "What the Hell. What happened?" exclaimes Josh "I don't know. We just lost oil pressure and the controls are locked up!" "It looks like there is a piece of metal stuck in the engine and the flaps are not moving when the controls move." "We are losing altitude fast it looks like we are going to have to crash land in the ocean." " Attention all passengers as you can tell one of our engines are gone and we are losing altitude, prepare for impact." As the plane nears the middle of the Indian Ocean the co-pilot notices is looks somewhat shallow....   [tags: pilot, flight, island, plane, engines] 2695 words
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Under Pressure: Flying the Boeing 777 - For many, being a pilot is a very glamorous job. It does sound like a high profile job, but it is by no means an easy feat. I chose to be a pilot because I wanted to be a globetrotter. I knew that being a commercial pilot is an opportunity to travel to many exciting places. To become a professional pilot, I have trained over 2000 hours. After finishing my training I applied for British airways and trained for nearly one year in the flight simulators of the Boeing 777. Finally, to my delight, the day had come when I would be flying my maiden flight for British Airways....   [tags: being a commercial pilot, personal story] 612 words
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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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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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The Benefits of Self Directed Learning - Merriam, Caffarella and Baumgartner state that “Self-directed learning as a process of learning, in which people take the primary initiative for planning, carrying out, and evaluating their own learning experiences, has received a great deal of attention in literature” (2007, p.110). Being self-directed in learning is a part of our adult life. Self-directed learning is a learner-centered approach to involve students in the learning process. The article that I chose is “Using Study Plans to Develop Self-Directed Learning Skills: Implications From a Pilot Project” by Fengning Du....   [tags: education, plan, teacher]
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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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