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A History of Suction-Type Laminar-Flow Control with Emphasis on Flight Research - From the 1930s to the X-21 and the Boeing 757, Swept Wings, Noise, Insect Contamination, Ice Particles, Supersonic
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 47,820. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this NASA report presents a history of that portion of laminar-flow technology known as active laminar-flow control, which employs suction of a small quantity of air through airplane surfaces.
Separating the Real from the Imagined: Flight Research at NACA and NASA, 1915-1998 - Experimental Planes and Spacecraft, X-1, X-15, XV-15, X-planes, Muroc, Lifting Bodies, Dryden, Armstrong, Shuttle
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 192,030. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this NASA book documents the historical R&D program of NASA by focusing on flight research.
With My Head In The Clouds – Part 2
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 148,420. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
“It was in the March that I nearly met my maker. I was in the descent and as we passed 10,000ft I brought the speed down to the required two hundred and fifty knots. We had just cleared the cloud cover and into clear skies and I was just changing a radio frequency when I suddenly looked up and saw a light aircraft about half a mile ahead coming straight at me descending at the same rate as I was.
Crafting Flight: Aircraft Pioneers and the Contributions of the Men and Women of NASA Langley Research Center - NACA Aviation History, Apollo Moon Landing, Viking Mars, Jet Airplanes, Wind Tunnels
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,500. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this exceptional book provides a great history of NASA Langley Research Center's contributions to aviation and spaceflight.
The Crash Of An Air France Constellation That Killed Boxer Marcel Cerdan And Violinist Ginette Neveu October 28, 1949
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Marcel Cerdan died on his way to the United States where he was to train for a middleweight championship fight against Jake LaMotta, who won the title from Cerdan in Detroit in a previous bout. Ginette Neveu, a renowned violinist, was traveling to the U.S. for her third concert tour. She was accompanied by her brother, J.P., who played the piano. The plane crash produced a number of lawsuits.
Saqqara Bird
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Popular culture
Attention all you ancient alien believers! Here's a replica of what our friends way out in the Cosmos gave the early Egyptians over 2,300 years ago. But for now all we have left is a 7 inch wooden scale model. Who knows what maybe still buried under the sands near the Pyramids. A full sized exotic flying machine? This ebooks answers some of these questions and poses a few more! Enjoy!
The Crash Of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 2501 Into Lake Michigan
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling
My ebook considers the possible causes Flight 2501's crash. Was it lightning? Readers can judge for themselves. An eyewitness claimed she saw the Northwest DC-4 flying into a severe thunderstorm above Lake Michigan. The air disaster was the worst in U.S. history. It also prompted the most widespread search in the history of the U.S. The DC-4 was soon to be replaced by the Boeing Stratocruiser.
The Crash Of TWA Flight 903 Cairo, Egypt August 31, 1950
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Egyptian movie star Camelia was given a spectacular funeral in Cairo after the awful crash of the TWA Constellation which took her life. The actress was among 55 persons who died on the 4 engine plane. The TWA propeller plane was similar to one used by U.S. President Eisenhower. Lockheed built the 947A from 1943-1958. My ebook profiles the plane's passengers, the crash aftermath and its causes.
Destination Saipan Was Amelia Earhart A Prisoner Of Imperial Japan?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » True Crime » Missing persons
My ebook looks at theories of Amelia Earhart's July 2, 1937 disappearance. The narrative focuses on Saipan as the probable location of where Earhart's Lockheed Model 10E airplane crashed. Among the people profiled in my book is an eyewitness who saw what she believes to be Amelia Earhart's aircraft as it crashed into a Japanese military zone on Saipan. The witness is still alive in California.
Earthbound Misfit
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 199,520. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Earthbound Misfit is the compelling story of a pioneer of TV news aviation. A story that details his rise to fame, his fall from grace, and his redemption through the outreach of his many fans, and friends.
Adolph Baumker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
An insider's view in his own words, post war, for the American military, describing all aviation research conducted inside Nazi Germany's 12-year long 3rd Reich.
NASA's First A: Aeronautics from 1958 to 2008 - From NACA to the Space Age, Dryden, Langley, Ames, X-Planes, Faget, Hypersonics, Lifting Bodies, V/STOL, Rutan, NASP, SST, Composites
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,010. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is a comprehensive history of NASA's aviation programs, starting with NACA research in the 1940s and 1950s through the space race to current times.
50 Tales of Flight: From Biplanes to Boeings
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,010. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
In “50 Tales of Flight”, the reader is not simply taken aloft in everything from biplanes to Boeings as the title may suggest. True, the flight deck door has been cracked ajar and the canvas cover pulled back from the open cockpit, but this book is built from the ground up. From the alarm clock buzzing to begin the airline pilot’s day to the sound of silence when a light aircraft engine fails...
The Wind and Beyond: A Documentary Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1 - The Ascent of the Airplane
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 291,000. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Dr. James R. Hansen and his collaborators do more than just document the last century of flight. They go back and expertly trace the historical origins of what made the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered airplane flight possible on 17 December 1903.
Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,510. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
SKYGODS is the saga of America's most glamorous airline. Told from multiple viewpoints--pilots, stewardesses, management executives--SKYGODS is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of Pan American World Airways.