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Understanding Air France 447
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,690. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
The most comprehensive coverage to date of Air France 447, an Airbus A330 that crashed in the ocean north of Brazil on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 persons on board. The book details the crew's failure to maintain aircraft control after a minor failure. Repeatedly hailed as a "must read" for all pilots, the book highlights critical shortcomings in training leading to loss of control in flight
Collision on Tenerife: The How and Why of the World's Worst Aviation Disaster
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,420. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » History » Military
The world’s worst air disaster happened more than 40 years ago on a remote Atlantic Ocean island, when two fully loaded 747 passenger jets collided after a horrendous series of human errors.
Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am
Price: $3.99 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.
Your Captain Speaking
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 151,950. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
When Scott Birrell said he wanted to be a pilot after leaving school, his headmaster’s response was crushing: ‘Don’t be stupid, boy.’ After taking his first flying lesson at the age of 14, he went on to be a flying instructor, a commercial pilot flying the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, an international airline captain, a chief trainer, and a senior pilot examiner. This is his gripping story.
The Rogue Aviator - In The Back Alleys of Aviation
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 80,590. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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2015 Revised Edition The Rogue Aviator is a memoir of a fun-loving, adventurous pilot during a unique and tumultuous aviation career. The pulse-racing aviation anecdotes are spiced with humor, pathos, and poignancy along with a smattering of decadence and debauchery. An additional theme of this book presents an insider's view of the aviation industry and the results when the profit factor trumps
Twelve Years of Turbulence: The Inside Story of American Airlines’ Battle for Survival
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,610. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / transportation
The inside story of crisis and turmoil at American Airlines during the twelve years following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Complete Guide to Distracted Driving: Cell Phones, Texting, Electronic Device Usage, Accidents, New Guidelines for Car Devices, Commercial Vehicle Operators, Laws and Programs
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 272,750. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This comprehensive and up-to-date ebook provides a unique guide to the important safety problem of distracted driving, compiling fifteen official documents with details on every aspect of the issue.
Hang on and Fly: A Post-War Story of Plane Crash Tragedies, Heroism, and Survival
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 133,460. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The most incredible year of plane crash tragedies in North America is told through a brave stewardess, a farmer's wife, and two passengers whose heroism and survival is unmatched in modern American aviation history.Spared a deadly crash that killed 26 others, and lost for days without rescue, their plight reached all the way to the White House and changed passenger aviation safety rules forever.
Growing Up Boeing: The Early Jet Age Through the Eyes of a Test Pilot’s Daughter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,600. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
An insider’s perspective of the Boeing test pilots and engineers who regularly risked their lives as they tested and certified the early commercial jets, 707s through 767s. Passionate about flying, Boeing test pilot S. L. “Lew” Wallick and his Flight Test colleagues lived lives full of risk and adventure while raising their families in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.
21st Century Essential Guide to Navy Submarines: Past, Present, and Future of the Sub Fleet, History, Technology, Ship Information, Pioneers, Cold War, Nuclear Attack, Ballistic, Guided Missile
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,720. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » History » Military
This ebook presents a magnificent compilation of authoritative U.S. Navy documents on the past, present, and future of America's submarine fleet.
How To Sell Cars... Because You Can and Should!
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,490. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Sales & Marketing
Jack began in the industry in 1974 and has been in nearly every position in the Auto Dealerships. He ran his own auto repair business then got into automotive retail sales in 1980. Jack moved up quickly. Working as a trainer for 15 years Jack Helped over 1500 salespeople begin and continue successful careers in the business. He is also an actor and motivational speaker.
Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Controversy: Government Reports and Hearings - Findings After Two Fatal Crashes, MCAS Software, Design, Development, and Marketing, Certification, FAA Oversight, Lessons, Pilot Training
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 129,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book reproduces important Congressional and government documents dealing with the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX aircraft controversy.
Interstate: Confessions of a Rookie Truck Driver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Trucks
Join author Doug Sanderson as he maneuvers his way through truck driver school and starts moving freight down the interstates from the front seat of an eighteen wheeler. Learn a little about the lifestyle of a professional driver; the long hours, the log books, the truck stops, and the reasons for the huge turnover in this industry that is so vital to our economy.
21st Century Maglev Train Technologies and High-Speed Rail Programs: Comprehensive Guide to Advanced Magnetic Levitation Technology, Benefits, and Advantages
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration reports on maglev technology development - background on maglev; maglev technology options; German technology; Japanese maglev; U.S. maglev technology; maglev deployment program; maglev compared with other modes; capital costs; costs of maglev systems; cost comparison with other modes of transportation; benefits versus costs, more.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Command Module (CSM) Reference
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,300. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy
Incorporating the historic Apollo Spacecraft News Reference, this unique document provides extraordinary detail about America's Apollo Command and Service Module. Every major component and system on the incredibly successful CSM is covered. It provides one of the best technical, nuts-and-bolts descriptions of the CSM available.
The Elephant Voyage
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
In the icy sub-Antarctic, six marooned seamen survive against unbelievable odds. Their rescue from remote, inhospitable, uninhabited Campbell Island is a sensation that rocks the world. But no one could have expected that the court hearings that follow would lead not just to the founding of modern search-and-rescue operations, but to the fall of a colonial government.
Aviation at the Edge
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 104,640. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Three thousand feet above the Zambian bush, the DHC2 Beaver had only ten minutes' fuel remaining. Night was drawing in; ground features were indiscernible. I could not raise anyone on the radio. Would this be the end?
Travels by Motorcycle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,300. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles
Biking tales from around the world, weird bikers on odd machines in strange places.
Into the Wild Blue Yonder
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 106,950. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Into the Wild Blue Yonder is the most comprehensive book about the formative years of the airlines ever written. It covers many airlines that didn't survive, the people who were involved with the formation and operation of the early airlines, and the planes they flew.
Leyland Rover
Series: Memories of an automotive engineer, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,730. Language: British English. Published: March 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Leyland Rover is an account of Ken Ryeland’s tours of the Far East as a service engineer for British Leyland during the early 1970s. His job was to see that Leyland’s Far East distributors conformed to all operational and engineering standards, but the culture and different working practices in the various countries presented many challenges and often frustrated his efforts.