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By Tracy Irons-Georges

This set provides an impressively huge variety of knowledge on greater than three hundred medical and historic issues with regards to the sphere of aviation. awareness is given to all different types and kinds of civil and armed forces airplane, ideas of aerodynamics, and mechanical and technical facets of flying. in addition to traditional subject matters one might go together with a source dedicated to flight and aviation, a few unforeseen entries, absolute to pique the reader, comprise Animal flight, luggage dealing with and rules, Bermuda Triangle, Paper airplanes, "Vomit Comet," Whirly-Girls, and Wing-walking. correct biographies of pioneers in aviation and profiles of significant airways are integrated. details is present via September 2001.

Alphabetically prepared entries--varying in size from numerous paragraphs to numerous pages--begin with a quick definition of the subject and its importance to aviation, with dates provided whilst appropriate. All entries are signed and followed by means of annotated bibliographies and cross-references. each one quantity has a listing of themes present in that individual quantity and set indexes, one alphabetical and one who teams entries by way of type. quantity three encompasses a plethora of supplemental details, together with a bibliography; an inventory of websites; directories of North American flight colleges, education facilities, and museums; and lists of overseas airports, schedule carriers, and aircraft kinds. time strains checklist occasions in aviation heritage and air mess ups from 1785 to 2001.

This accomplished reference resource will be a invaluable addition to public and educational libraries. excessive colleges may well examine it, counting on their curricular wishes and budgetary restraints.

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104 Antiaircraft hearth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Apache helicopter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred ten Apollo software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Neil Armstrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Astronauts and cosmonauts . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and fifteen Jacqueline Auriol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and twenty luggage dealing with and rules Balloons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barnstorming . . . . . . . . . . . Bats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . conflict of england. . . . . . . . . . Beechcraft. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bell plane. . . . . . . . . . . . Bermuda Triangle. . . . . . . . . Biplanes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Sheep Squadron . . . . . . Blimps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Angels . . . . . . . . . . . . Boarding strategies . . . . . . . Boeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bombers . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boomerangs. . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Branson . . . . . . . . . Wernher von Braun . . . . . . . . British airlines . . . . . . . . . . Buoyant airplane. . . . . . . . . . Richard E. Byrd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred twenty five 127 131 132 134 137 139 141 143 146 148 149 151 153 154 157 161 163 164 one hundred sixty five 167 one hundred seventy shipment plane . . . . . . . Sir George Cayley . . . . Cessna plane corporation Octave Chanute . . . . . . Jacqueline Cochran . . . . Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . Bessie Coleman . . . . . . advertisement flight . . . . conversation . . . . . . Concorde . . . . . . . . . Continental airways . . . company and personal jets. Crewed spaceflight . . . . Crop dusting . . . . . . . Glenn H. Curtiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 174 one hundred seventy five 177 179 one hundred eighty 182 183 187 one hundred ninety 193 196 198 202 203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DC aircraft kin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Delta Air strains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Dirigibles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 v Encyclopedia of Flight Dogfights . . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Doolittle. . . . . . . Doppler radar . . . . . . . . Dresden, Germany, bombing Hugh L. Dryden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 217 218 220 223 Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia Earhart . . . . . . EgyptAir . . . . . . . . . El Al . . . . . . . . . . . Emergency systems . . Enola homosexual. . . . . . . . . Evolution of animal flight Experimental plane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 227 229 231 232 235 237 241 Federal Aviation management Fighter pilots . . . . . . . . . . combating Falcon . . . . . . . . . Firefighting plane . . . . . . . Flight attendants . . . . . . . . Flight keep watch over structures . . . . . Flight plans . . . . . . . . . . . Flight recorder . . . . . . . . . Flight colleges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 249 251 253 256 259 262 263 265 . . . . . . . . Flight simulators . . Flying fort . . . Flying Tigers . . . . Flying wing . . . . . Fokker airplane . . . nutrients provider . . . . Forces of flight . . . Steve Fossett . . . . Franco-Prussian battle common flier miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 270 272 274 275 278 281 284 286 287 Yuri Gagarin . . . . . . . Roland Garros .

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