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Captain Albacore: A 15-Minute Ghost Story
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Who was the mysterious pilot hanging around the flight room. What did he want? No one really knew. Then one day Captain Albacore collapsed. As a fellow pilot, someone was duty bound to visit him in the hospital and I drew the short straw. But I wasn’t prepared for the request he made of me, or how that request would turn out. Read this short, but creepy tale to find out who Captain Albacore is.
First Flight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
We boarded the big twin propeller airplane and took our seats. Mom let me sit by the window so I could witness the wonders of flight for the first time. I was a little nervous as the pilot gave the plane full throttle and we started the take off run. I tightly gripped the arm rests; mom noticed and said, “There is nothing to worry about darling, airplanes are very safe.” I thought, “Yeah, right”
Wind Tunnels of NASA - History of Their Contribution to Flight Science from the Wright Brothers to the Shuttle, Current NASA Facilities for Aircraft and Spacecraft Tests
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 59,850. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This ebook provides comprehensive coverage of the history and accomplishments of wind tunnels, featuring a reproduction of the NASA history document, Wind Tunnels of NASA, along with a special section outlining some current NASA wind tunnel capabilities.
Joint Training for Night Air Warfare - Red Flag, Cope Thunder, and the National Training Center, Close Air Support, Counterair
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,420. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The reality of today's world is that although the threat of World War III may be greatly reduced, the possibility of wars involving American troops remains high. These wars probably will be conducted by large and complex joint staffs and likely will be characterized by intense activity carried out regardless of weather, time of day, or seasons of the year.
Military Aviation: Fascinating Preview of Aviation Concepts by an Early Visionary Before the Wright Brothers First Flight - Ideas from Birds, War Fighting Strategy, Naval Airplanes, Runways and Bases
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,470. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Ader explains his ideas about the development of airplanes based on creatures in nature. He studied the bat and the bird, especially the vulture. Chapters detail the design of bases for aircraft, runway construction, naval airplanes, vertical artillery, air lanes, schools of aviation, and strategy for waging war in the air. Ader envisioned all of this a decade before the Wright brothers.
Misadventures of a Reluctant Road Warrior
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 25,600. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
No doubt about it, business travel can be a hassle. Here are a few of the unexpected and often humorous travel problems that befell the author during his long and semi-illustrious career.
Airpower and Ground Armies: Essays on the Evolution of Anglo-American Air Doctrine - 1940-43
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
These four independent essays provide a perspective on airpower doctrine development that varies somewhat from the usual view.
Architects of American Air Supremacy: General Hap Arnold and Dr. Theodore von Karman - Conceptualizing the Future Air Force
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,800. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study highlights elements of technology with which Henry H. Arnold and Theodore von Karman were directly involved. The biographical approach, emphasizing scientific and technological elements in Arnold's and Karman's lives, is essential because the interaction of personalities, as well as their institutions, is inexorably linked to the development of American airpower.
Loddy's Three Wishes
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Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Loddy Da, a dog who likes to play and to eat treats, gets a free wish from Lindy,a magic gopher. Loddy uses her wish on a jet plane in which she flies all over the country, stuffing herself on her favorite treats. As she is doing this, she notices hungry dogs along the way. One wish leads to three as Loddy changes her world-view from self-indulgent to helping hungry animals.
The Missionary Position: A Tale of Adventure on the South Seas
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,890. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
It's the South Pacific of the 1930s, and the Japanese Empire is making its move. Jack Halloway, a tramp pilot by trade who flies where the money takes him, is hired to ferry a beautiful young woman and her brash escort deep into the wilds. Unknown to Jack, though, there's more to her story than she's saying, and what she's left out just might get him killed.