The Big Book of Aviation Facts

The Big Book of Aviation Facts

Author: Marbella Publishing

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798651908493

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Page: 29

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An illustrated compilation of curiosities, statistics, military, history and fun facts. Includes over 100 facts and awesome pictures.

The Big Book of Flight

The Big Book of Flight

Author: Rowland White

Publisher: Bantam Press

ISBN: 0593073053

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Everybody dreams of flying. For as long as we've been able to look up and see the birds we've wanted to join them. But our efforts to do so have not always been as elegant or accomplished. Instead, there's been danger, excitement, courage and brilliance. The Big Book of Flight is a celebration of it all, and a lot more besides, packed with derring-do stories of aviation's pioneers as well as fascinating profiles of remarkable planes, from Spitfires to Space Shuttles (and a number of other wondrous projects that never quite got off the drawing board). Along with a unique collection of fantastic flight trivia, crucial questions are also addressed: What's so scary about the Bermuda Triangle? Why does airline food taste so bad? And how do you make the perfect paper dart? With stunning photographs and illustrations throughout, The Big Book of Flight promises to surprise, entertain and fire the imaginations of anyone with their head in the clouds.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 288

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 272

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Big Book of Spy Trivia

The Big Book of Spy Trivia

Author: Bernadette Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781646041312

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 287

View: 917

Discover the fascinating true stories of spies and secret agents throughout history in this ultimate collection of espionage trivia. Whether you’re a wannabe 007 or just a fan of subterfuge, the fun facts and legendary stories in this big book of spy trivia are sure to shock and fascinate. Discover how the most infamous spy organizations like the CIA and MI6 came began, how they recruit agents, and how they have helped shape world events. You’ll even learn real tactics that spies use on missions, from escaping zip ties to reading the body language. This collection spans centuries and countries, including: • One of history’s first spy operations: the Trojan Horse in ancient Greece • America’s first spy organization: George Washington’s Culper Ring • Real KGB spies from the Cold War era: American citizens Ethel and Julius Rosenberg • And much more! This fact-packed book quizzes readers on their spy knowledge, from pop culture icons to unsung heroes that history books have forgotten.

The General Aviation Industry in America

The General Aviation Industry in America

Author: Donald M. Pattillo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476677217

Category: Transportation

Page: 259

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The industry known as "general aviation"--encompassing all flying outside of the military and commercial airlines--dates from the early days of powered flight. As technology advanced, making possible smaller aircraft that could be owned and operated by civilians, manufacturers emerged to a serve a growing market. Increasingly this meant business flying, as companies used aircraft in a variety of roles. The industry struggled during the Great Depression but development continued; small aircraft manufacturers became vital to the massive military production effort during World War II. After the war, rapid technological advancement and a robust, prosperous middle class were expected to result in a democratized civil aviation industry. For many reasons this was never realized, even as general aviation roles and aircraft capabilities expanded. Despite its many reverses and struggles, entrepreneurship has remained the driving factor of the industry.