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In Flight

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Animals in Flight

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Author: Robin Page,Steve Jenkins
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Wings carry tiny insects, fluttering butterflies, and backyard birds, and they even once propelled some dinosaurs up and through the skies. Find out how, when, and why birds and beasts have taken to the air, and discover how wings work in this informative and brilliantly illustrated book about flight.

Bishops in Flight

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Author: Jennifer Barry
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A free open access ebook is upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Flight during times of persecution has a long and fraught history in early Christianity. In the third century, bishops who fled were considered cowards or, worse yet, heretics. On the face, flight meant denial of Christ and thus betrayal of faith and community. But by the fourth century, the terms of persecution changed as Christianity became the favored cult of the Roman Empire. Prominent Christians who fled and survived became founders and influencers of Christianity over time. Bishops in Flight examines the various ways these episcopal leaders both appealed to and altered the discourse of Christian flight to defend their status as purveyors of Christian truth, even when their exiles appeared to condemn them. Their stories illuminate how profoundly Christian authors deployed theological discourse and the rhetoric of heresy to respond to the phenomenal political instability of the fourth and fifth centuries.

Shadows in Flight

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Author: Orson Scott Card
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Ender's Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel... At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten--a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come. For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders--the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship's colony. Shadows in Flight is the fifth novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

What You Become in Flight

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Author: Ellen O'Connell Whittet
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A lyrical and meditative memoir on the damage we inflict in the pursuit of perfection, the pain of losing our dreams, and the power of letting go of both. With a promising career in classical ballet ahead of her, Ellen O'Connell Whittet was devastated when a misstep in rehearsal caused a career-ending injury. Ballet was the love of her life. She lived for her moments under the glare of the stage-lights--gliding through the air, pretending however fleetingly to effortlessly defy gravity. Yet with a debilitating injury forcing her to reconsider her future, she also began to reconsider what she had taken for granted in her past. Beneath every perfect arabesque was a foot, disfigured by pointe shoes, stuffed--taped and bleeding--into a pink, silk slipper. Behind her ballerina's body was a young girl starving herself into a fragile collection of limbs. Within her love of ballet was a hatred of herself for struggling to achieve the perfection it demanded of her. In this raw and redemptive debut memoir, Ellen O'Connell Whittet explores the silent suffering of the ballerina--and finds it emblematic of the violence that women quietly shoulder every day. For O'Connell Whittet, letting go of one meant confronting the other--only then was it possible to truly take flight.

Edge of Flight

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Author: Kate Jaimet
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Edge of Flight is the toughest rock-climbing route Vanisha has ever faced. She has one last chance to conquer it before she moves to Vermont to start university. University is a sore point for Vanisha, who yearns for a career in the outdoors but feels pressured by her mother to earn an academic degree. Trying to put school out of her mind, she heads to the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with her buddies Rusty and Jeb for a final weekend of climbing and camping. Deep in the woods, they stumble on an illegal marijuana plantation, and the gang of bikers who guard it. When Jeb is shot by the bikers, Vanisha alone must get help—and to do so, she must climb Edge of Flight. As she confronts her insecurities on the cliff face and in the woods, Vanisha gains a new resolve and the self-confidence to choose her own path in life.

Pegasus in Flight

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Author: Anne McCaffrey
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“[Anne] McCaffrey’s world of the Talented is as vivid as that of Pern and its dragons.”—Publishers Weekly Earth has reached its darkest moment. In subterranean warrens, the poor eke out precarious lives where jobs are scarce and children are sold for labor—while on the surface, a privileged few enjoy lives of luxury. As the population surges and unrest spreads, a disaster of epic proportions seems inescapable. The only hope: a platform under construction in space from which starships will be launched to colonize distant planets. But the project is critically behind schedule. In the midst of the chaos, Rhyssa Owen and her fellow Talents—telepaths who read minds, kinetics who manipulate matter, and precogs to whom the future is an open book—struggle to survive. Then two children are discovered whose extraordinary psychic gifts have the potential to avert the looming catastrophe—or hasten its ominous arrival. . . .

Femininity in Flight

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Author: Kathleen Barry
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“In her new chic outfit, she looks like anything but a stewardess working. But work she does. Hard, too. And you hardly know it.” So read the text of a 1969 newspaper advertisement for Delta Airlines featuring a picture of a brightly smiling blond stewardess striding confidently down the aisle of an airplane cabin to deliver a meal. From the moment the first stewardesses took flight in 1930, flight attendants became glamorous icons of femininity. For decades, airlines hired only young, attractive, unmarried white women. They marketed passenger service aloft as an essentially feminine exercise in exuding charm, looking fabulous, and providing comfort. The actual work that flight attendants did—ensuring passenger safety, assuaging fears, serving food and drinks, all while conforming to airlines’ strict rules about appearance—was supposed to appear effortless; the better that stewardesses performed by airline standards, the more hidden were their skills and labor. Yet today flight attendants are acknowledged safety experts; they have their own unions. Gone are the no-marriage rules, the mandates to retire by thirty-two. In Femininity in Flight, Kathleen M. Barry tells the history of flight attendants, tracing the evolution of their glamorized image as ideal women and their activism as trade unionists and feminists. Barry argues that largely because their glamour obscured their labor, flight attendants unionized in the late 1940s and 1950s to demand recognition and respect as workers and self-styled professionals. In the 1960s and 1970s, flight attendants were one of the first groups to take advantage of new laws prohibiting sex discrimination. Their challenges to airlines’ restrictive employment policies and exploitive marketing practices (involving skimpy uniforms and provocative slogans such as “fly me”) made them high-profile critics of the cultural mystification and economic devaluing of “women’s work.” Barry combines attention to the political economy and technology of the airline industry with perceptive readings of popular culture, newspapers, industry publications, and first-person accounts. In so doing, she provides a potent mix of social and cultural history and a major contribution to the history of women’s work and working women’s activism.

Masses in Flight

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Author: Roberta Cohen,Francis M. Deng
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Since the end of the Cold War, increasing numbers of people have been forced to leave their homes as a result of armed conflict, internal strife, and systematic violations of human rights. Whereas refugees crossing national borders benefit from an established system of international protection and assistance, those who are displaced internally suffer from an absence of legal or institutional bases for their protection and assistance from the international community. This book analyzes the causes and consequences of displacement, including its devastating impact both within and beyond the borders of affected countries. It sets forth strategies for preventing displacement, a special legal framework tailored to the needs of the displaced, more effective institutional arrangements at the national, regional, and international levels, and increased capacities to address the protection, human rights, and reintegration and development needs of the displaced.

In-Flight Medical Emergencies

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Author: Jose V. Nable,William Brady
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This book is a practical guide for health care professionals encountering medical emergencies during commercial flight. Health care providers should consider responding to emergencies during flight as there are often no other qualified individuals on board. This text covers the most common emergencies encountered during flight, both general medical emergencies and those specifically tied to the effects of flying, including cardiac, respiratory, and neurological issues. Medicolegal issues are considered in depth, for both United States domestic and international flights, as there is potential legal risk involved in giving medical assistance on a flight. Additional chapters are dedicated to pre-flight clearance and the role non-physician healthcare providers can play. In-Flight Medical Emergencies: A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response is an essential resource for not only physicians but all healthcare professionals who travel regularly.

In-Flight Fitness

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Author: Andreas Reyneke,Helen Varley
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In-Flight Fitness by Andreas Reyneke,Helen Varley Book Resume:

Everything you need to know to keep fit and healthy during air travel. Recently there has been more and more media attention on the potential health hazards of long-haul flights, whether it's 'economy class syndrome' or deep vein thrombosis, or merely jet-lag. Now, pilates expert Dreas Reyneke has put together the perfect guide which tells you everything you need to know, and everything you need to do, for a healthy flight. Reyneke's programme works for all passengers at any stage of a flight, whether it's the nervous minutes before take-off or the hours holed up in transit. It is designed to help all travellers, from elderly passengers on short flights, to business travellers settling down to sleep on an intercontinental overnight flight. It even works for travellers on a bus tour or trans-continental rail trip. Ranging from preparations for travel, the effects of travel on your body, recognising any early warning signs of illness and even causes of stress such as fear of flying, IN-FLIGHT FITNESS is the essential companion for any traveller.

Flight Simulation

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Author: Alfred T. Lee
Publisher: Routledge
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Advances in computer, visual display, motion and force cueing and other technologies in the past two decades have had a dramatic effect on the design and use of simulation technology in aviation and other fields. The effective use of technology in training, safety investigation, engineering and scientific research requires an understanding of its capabilities and limitations. As the technology has as its primary goal the creation of virtual environments for human users, knowledge of human sensory, perceptual, and cognitive functioning is also needed. This book provides a review and analysis of the relevant engineering and science supporting the design and use of advanced flight simulation technologies. It includes chapters reviewing key simulation areas such as visual scene, motion, and sound simulation and a chapter analyzing the role of recreating the pilot's task environment in the overall effectiveness of simulators. The design and use of flight simulation are addressed in chapters on the effectiveness of flight simulators in training and on the role of physical and psychological fidelity in simulator design. The problems inherent in the ground-based simulation of flight are also reviewed as are promising developments in flight simulation technology and the important role flight simulators play in advanced aviation research. The readership includes: flight simulation engineers and designers, human factors researchers and practitioners, aviation safety investigators, flight training management and instructors, training and instructional technologists, virtual environment design community, and regulatory authorities.

A Heart in Flight

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Author: Nina Coombs Pykare
Publisher: Belgrave House
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Aurelia Amesley, being a twenty-four year old spinster, could decide to climb aboard a hot-air balloon. But she wasn't prepared for her crash landing onto the estate of the handsome Earl of Ranfield. There was a strong attraction between them-but Aurelia had no dowry and no illusions about marrying the earl. Should she lose her virtue to him-or leave him entirely? Regency Romance by Nina Coombs Pykare writing as Nina Porter; originally published by Berkley Jove

Australian Birds of Prey in Flight

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Author: Richard Seaton,Mat Gilfedder,Stephen Debus
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
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Australian Birds of Prey in Flight by Richard Seaton,Mat Gilfedder,Stephen Debus Book Resume:

Birds of prey spend most of their time in flight and, when viewed from the ground, they are notoriously hard to identify. Australian Birds of Prey in Flight is a photographic guide to the eagles, hawks, kites and falcons flying high above you. Individual species profiles describe distinguishing features and the text is supported by detailed images showing the birds at six different angles and poses, using photographs from many of Australia's leading bird photographers. Annotated multi-species comparison plates highlight key features that can help differentiate birds of prey in flight. This book will be of value to anyone who wants to learn more about Australia's birds of prey, and will provide a useful reference for identifying soaring birds in the field, and also while trying to identify images from your own camera.

Angel in Flight

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Author: Shelly Pulse
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Raised by her aunt Margaret, teen Robin Wood loves to draw pictures of the angels who saved her life when she was four. They kept her company until rescuer Michael plucked her from the snow after a plane crash claimed the lives of her family. It takes a lot of coaxing by Robin’s high school art teacher and Michael to convince Margaret to let her attend a college-level art program for gifted students. Robin faces significant challenges on her first time away from home—acceptance by strangers of her disability in a 1970s small college town and the embarrassment of revealing her scarred body to roommates. The last thing she expected was a boy named Jeremy… and falling in love. But will he accept her, physical and emotional scars, and all?

Quest for Flight

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Author: Craig S. Harwood,Gary B. Fogel
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
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The Wright brothers have long received the lion’s share of credit for inventing the airplane. But a California scientist succeeded in flying gliders twenty years before the Wright’s powered flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Quest for Flight reveals the amazing accomplishments of John J. Montgomery, a prolific inventor who piloted the glider he designed in 1883 in the first controlled flights of a heavier-than-air craft in the Western Hemisphere. Re-examining the history of American aviation, Craig S. Harwood and Gary B. Fogel present the story of human efforts to take to the skies. They show that history’s nearly exclusive focus on two brothers resulted from a lengthy public campaign the Wrights waged to profit from their aeroplane patent and create a monopoly in aviation. Countering the aspersions cast on Montgomery and his work, Harwood and Fogel build a solidly documented case for Montgomery’s pioneering role in aeronautical innovation. As a scientist researching the laws of flight, Montgomery invented basic methods of aircraft control and stability, refined his theories in aerodynamics over decades of research, and brought widespread attention to aviation by staging public demonstrations of his gliders. After his first flights near San Diego in the 1880s, his pursuit continued through a series of glider designs. These experiments culminated in 1905 with controlled flights in Northern California using tandem-wing Montgomery gliders launched from balloons. These flights reached the highest altitudes yet attained, demonstrated the effectiveness of Montgomery’s designs, and helped change society’s attitude toward what was considered “the impossible art” of aerial navigation. Inventors and aviators working west of the Mississippi at the turn of the twentieth century have not received the recognition they deserve. Harwood and Fogel place Montgomery’s story and his exploits in the broader context of western aviation and science, shedding new light on the reasons that California was the epicenter of the American aviation industry from the very beginning.

Dreams of Flight

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Author: Janet R Daly Bednarek,Michael H Bednarek
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
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General aviation encompasses all the ways aircraft are used beyond commercial and military flying: private flights, barnstormers, cropdusters, and more. Here, the authors have taken on the formidable task of discussing the hundredyear history of this diverse field by focusing on the most important figures in aviation, from Clyde Cessna to Paul Poberezny, as well as organizations and the major producers of aircraft and engines.

Facing the Unexpected in Flight

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Author: Jean Pinet
Publisher: CRC Press
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Airline pilots often have to face sudden, unexpected situations that can become potentially dangerous. They are trained to deal with these situations, but sometimes the lack of time before the situation deteriorates and the associated stress can compromise their basic cognitive sequence and lead to a serious incident or even an accident. This book

Human Factors in Flight: Student Workbook

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Author: Craig S. Funk
Publisher: Routledge
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This student workbook is designed to help identify and master the key concepts in the Human Factors in Flight textbook. It provides the essential student materials which supplement the student text learning package. Each section provides performance objectives, followed by questions to prepare students for class discussion and examinations.

Spatial Disorientation in Aviation

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Author: Fred H. Previc,William R. Ercoline
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Test Techniques for Flight Control Systems of Large Transport Aircraft

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Author: Yakui Gao,Gang An,Chaoyou Zhi
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Test Techniques for Flight Control Systems of Large Transport Aircraft by Yakui Gao,Gang An,Chaoyou Zhi Book Resume:

Test Techniques for Flight Control Systems of Large Transport Aircraft offers theory and practice of flight control system tests. It is a systematic and practical guide, providing insights to engineers in flight control, particularly those working on system integration and test validation. Ten chapters cover an introduction to flight control system tests, equipment tests and validation, software tests and validation, flight control law and flying qualities evaluation, tests of flight control subsystems, integration and validation based on the iron bird, ground-based test, flight-tests, airworthiness tests and validation, and finally, the current status and prospects for flight control tests and evaluation. Presents flight control system integration tests and validation for large transport aircraft Includes the most advanced methods and technologies available Details the latest research and its applications Offers theoretical and practical guidance that engineers can use Considers the state-of-the-art and looks to the future of flight control system tests

Advanced In-Flight Measurement Techniques

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Author: Fritz Boden,Nicholas Lawson,Henk W. Jentink,Jürgen Kompenhans
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Advanced In-Flight Measurement Techniques by Fritz Boden,Nicholas Lawson,Henk W. Jentink,Jürgen Kompenhans Book Resume:

The book presents a synopsis of the main results achieved during the 3 year EU-project "Advanced Inflight Measurement Techniques (AIM)" which applied advanced image based measurement techniques to industrial flight testing. The book is intended to be not only an overview on the AIM activities but also a guide on the application of advanced optical measurement techniques for future flight testing. Furthermore it is a useful guide for engineers in the field of experimental methods and flight testing who face the challenge of a future requirement for the development of highly accurate non-intrusive in-flight measurement techniques.

Telemetry Theory and Methods in Flight Test

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Author: Tingwu Yang
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Telemetry Theory and Methods in Flight Test by Tingwu Yang Book Resume:

This book describes systematically telemetry theory and methods for aircraft in flight test. Test targets of telemetry in flight test include airplanes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, aerostatics, carrier-based aircraft, airborne equipment (systems), weapon systems, (powered) aircraft scale models, aircraft external stores (e.g., nacelle, auxiliary tanks), and ejection seats and so on. The book collects the author's telemetry research work and presents methods that have been verified in real-world tests. The book has eight chapters: the first three discuss the theoretical basis of telemetry, while the other five focus on the methods used in flight tests.Unlike other professional textbooks, this book describes the practical telemetry theory and combines theory and engineering practice to offer a comprehensive and systematic overview of telemetry in flight test for readers.

A Bird in Flight Leaves No Trace

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Author: Seon Master Subul
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Penetrate the nature of mind with this contemporary Korean take on a classic of Zen literature. The message of the Tang-dynasty Zen text in this volume seems simple: to gain enlightenment, stop thinking there is something you need to practice. For the Chinese master Huangbo Xiyun (d. 850), the mind is enlightenment itself if we can only let go of our normal way of thinking. The celebrated translation of this work by John Blofeld, The Zen Teaching of Huang Po, introduced countless readers to Zen over the last sixty years. Huangbo’s work is also a favorite of contemporary Zen (Korean: Seon) Master Subul, who has revolutionized the strict monastic practice of koans and adapted it for lay meditators in Korea and around the world to make swift progress in intense but informal retreats. Devoting themselves to enigmatic questions with their whole bodies, retreatants are frustrated in their search for answers and arrive thereby at a breakthrough experience of their own buddha nature. A Bird in Flight Leaves No Trace is a bracing call for the practitioner to let go and thinking and unlock the buddha within.

Operations Management on the Airport Perimeter. In-flight Catering and Services

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Author: Patrick Wiget
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Operations Management on the Airport Perimeter. In-flight Catering and Services by Patrick Wiget Book Resume:

Academic Paper from the year 2019 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 69, , language: English, abstract: This paper refers to a catering supplier called creative catering Ltd. (CC), based in Basel, Switzerland. In 2015, they opened a new branch called "In-flight Services and Catering" (ISC), providing services to the in-flight industry. ISC serves on a high-class level to private, corporate, governmental and royal customers from an international setting with multicultural backgrounds who do not have a local airline service for their needs. ISC cannot be compared to the more basic services provided on first-class charter flights (CF), because it provides to a smaller audience focusing much more on individual needs than a CF. ISC is delivering up to four flights a day, to small business jets and wide-body long-haul aircraft. In 2018 the ISC generated a revenue of CHF 280,000 which is about a fourth of the CC total income. The combination of services and goods provided by ISC in relation with the difficult forecasting situation will be discussed thoroughly throughout the paper. This difficult relationship shows how important a clearly defined operations management and process setup is. Catering is the largest part of the branch, therefore, this paper mainly considers the in-flight catering sector with its process of the ordering system, discussing the vulnerability and challenges within the system and analysing a lean approach to improve its performance and evaluate new findings.

Flight Stress

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Author: Alan F. Stokes,Kirsten Kite
Publisher: Routledge
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While stress and fatigue are often dealt with in other books on aviation performance and human factors, these realities of human vulnerability are now increasingly seen as central to the effective conduct of flight operations. Flight Stress provides a comprehensive treatment and a better understanding of stress and fatigue as they relate to aviation. It clarifies and distinguishes the concepts of stress and fatigue as they apply to flight, and expounds sufficient theory to provide a principled basis for the consideration and amelioration of stress effects in aviation. The authors examine what is known of the effects of stress from both laboratory and operational studies and detail the aspects of this knowledge to which aviation professionals should pay most attention. They go on to discuss the implications of stress and fatigue for performance in a range of aviation contexts, from air traffic control to aerial combat. Physiological, cognitive and medical sequel are explored. The book locates aviation related work, in its broader research context, critically reviewing and illustrating the work, with examples from accident and incident reports. It is substantive but accessible, since it both sets out the research base and provides plenty of 'real world' examples to leaven and illustrate the narrative. It thus provides an authoritative handbook for aviation professionals and a comprehensive source book and reference work for researchers. The readership includes aviation professionals and researchers, including medical personnel and registered Aviation Medical Examiners; psychologists and Human Factors specialists; training captains, senior pilots and engineers; air traffic controllers, dispatchers and operations staff.

Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel

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Author: Susan Vande Griek
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A lyrical celebration of the fascinating ways birds move through the air. This collection of captivating poems celebrates the distinctive movements of twelve birds in flight and the special words associated with those movements, from geese that skein and puffins that wheel, to crows that mob and starlings that murmurate. The evocative language conveys the beauty of these animals and describes how each one makes its own unmistakable way in the world. An informational sidebar complements each poem, describing the reasons behind the bird’s unique way of flying. Children will be captivated by the magnificence of these birds in flight.

Critical Incident Stress Management in Aviation

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Author: Joachim Vogt
Publisher: Routledge
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Critical Incident Stress Management in Aviation by Joachim Vogt Book Resume:

Critical incident stress management (CISM) is now a well-established method in crisis intervention, and one that is clearly needed within aviation. However, there are many peculiarities in this branch of CISM which require thorough consideration. People working in high-reliability environments need to be sensitive to others' reactions to critical stress. They are the normal reactions of normal people in abnormal situations. However, to ensure this a proper programme must be put in place, based on a scientific and standardized approach. This book describes the various methods and elements of the CISM model, as well as their interventions. It also investigates the benefits of CISM on the individual level and on an organisational strategic level. It details CISM training and courses, and features a case study based on the Überlingen accident of 2002. Critical Incident Stress Management in Aviation will be of direct relevance to human factors experts, safety managers, ATCOs and air navigation service providers, though there is also much that will be of interest to aviation physicians, psychologists and airport/airline managers.

Safety in Aviation and Astronautics

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Author: Simon Ashley Bennett
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Safety in Aviation and Astronautics by Simon Ashley Bennett Book Resume:

Aviation safety and astronautics safety are taught as technical subjects informed, for the most part, by quantitative methods. Here, as in other fields, safety is often framed as an engineering problem requiring mathematics-informed solutions. This book argues that the socio-technical approach, encompassing theories grounded in sociology and psychology – such as active learning, high-reliability organising, mindfulness, leadership, followership and empowerment – have much to contribute to the safety performance of these vital industries. It sets out to inspire professionals to embed the whole-system approach into design and operation regimen and demonstrates the potential reputational and financial benefits to manufacturers and operators that accrue from adopting a whole-system approach to design and operation. The book defines the socio-technical approach to risk assessment and management in aviation and astronautics (astronautics is taken to mean "the design and operation of vehicles for use beyond the earth’s atmosphere"), then demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of this approach through case studies of, for example, the Boeing 737MAX-8 accidents and the loss of the SpaceShipTwo orbiter. Grounding the discourse in familiar case studies engages busy aviation and astronautics professionals. The book’s arguments are explained in such a way that they are readily comprehensible to non-experts. Key concepts are described within a glossary. Photographs, charts and diagrams illustrate key points. Written for a practitioner audience, specifically aviation and astronautics professionals, this book provides a valuable and accessible social sciences perspective on safety that will be directly relevant to their roles.

From Poverty to Silvered Wings of Flight

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Author: Johnny Stark
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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From Poverty to Silvered Wings of Flight by Johnny Stark Book Resume:

Dear Jay, Thank you for the opportunity to share your story. It was difficult to put this book down once you began it. Your book chronicles a glimpse of mid-twentieth century life in Arkansas, as well as, some of your exciting experiences as a charter pilot. The only thing missing from the fl ying accounts were the G-forces. Best wishes. Jimmy Harper, PhD

Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets

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Author: Peter Forsyth
Publisher: Routledge
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Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets by Peter Forsyth Book Resume:

Prior to liberalization, there was little scope for predatory behaviour in the aviation market. However, following deregulation, new entrants sought to compete with entrenched incumbents. Low-cost carriers (LCCs) gained significant market share, which in turn provoked many different kinds of defensive response. Having put pressure on established carriers, low-cost airlines are themselves feeling the pressure of competition from new operators. While it is normal and natural for airlines to react to competition - modifying their services, the ways in which they offer them and their prices - when does aggressive commercial behaviour go too far and become predation? This book considers what exactly is meant by 'predation' in the aviation environment, and explores the strategies LCCs adopt in order to gain market share, as well as the strategies of the established airlines in response to competition from new entrants to the market. It also addresses the key question of what competition policy should do to ensure intensive competition. Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets brings together contributions from around the world, from airlines, government agencies, leading academics and consultants, providing a wealth of perspectives on a business practice crucial to airline survival.

A Flight Attendant's Essential Guide

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Author: Colin C. Law
Publisher: BrownWalker Press
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A Flight Attendant's Essential Guide by Colin C. Law Book Resume:

A Flight Attendant's Essential Guide is written for airline executives, university lecturers who specialize in the airline industry, and for undergraduate students preparing for a career as a flight attendant. Those working in passenger, aircraft, airport as well as general communications at an airport or aircraft can benefit from this book though a thorough understanding the responsibilities of flight attendants. This guidebook primarily focuses on the passenger aspect of in-flight service, including operations and communication skills, and how flight attendants interact with passengers at each phase of a flight.

Bird's-Eye View

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Author: Ann Eriksson
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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Bird's-Eye View by Ann Eriksson Book Resume:

Wild birds are everywhere, from the dry deserts to the icy poles. We see them soaring overhead, paddling across water, flitting through trees, pecking at the ground or our backyard bird feeders and singing from fence posts. Birds contribute to the health of the planet and provide pleasure for millions of people, but wild birds are in trouble. Today, almost 200 bird species are critically endangered. They are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, pesticides, plastics in the environment, human-made structures and other animals. Bird’s Eye View looks at why wild birds are important, why they need help and what young people all over the world are doing and can do to give wild birds a boost.

In-Flight Entertainment

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Author: Helen Simpson
Publisher: Random House
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In-Flight Entertainment by Helen Simpson Book Resume:

Poignant, funny and perceptive, Helen Simpson's fifth collection of runs the gamut of emotions and deals with birth, death and everything in between. We shift from a diary chronicling the dangers of life as a woman in the bleak 2040s, to two students falling in love then almost talking themselves out of it in an argument about the end of the world, to a heartfelt anti-cancer spell cast in the hope of protecting a friend. Moving effortlessly between tragedy and comedy and packed with a host of distinctive voices, this is an outstanding collection from a master of the genre.

From the Flight Deck

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Author: Doug Morris
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Imagine you’re sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he’s eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take-offs delayed? What happens if there’s a storm? How does this plane stay in the air, anyway? In From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science, pilot, meteorologist, and flight-school instructor Doug Morris lets you take the window seat on a trip around the world, giving you the scoop on everything from take-off to landing. He explains what you see looking out the window, what that window is made of, and how the plane is kept in rigorous flying condition. Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, From the Flight Deck tells you everything you want to know about commercial airline travel: the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what they’re made of, how pilots are trained, route planning and the importance of the ground crew, turbulence, flying in storms, what the flight crew gets up to on layovers, and much more. With facts, trivia, humour, and illuminating photos throughout, From the Flight Deck is the ultimate flight companion.

Voices in Flight

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Author: Mauriel Joslyn,Anna Malinovska
Publisher: Pen and Sword
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Voices in Flight by Mauriel Joslyn,Anna Malinovska Book Resume:

Thanks to the foresight of the authors, Voices in Flight is a literary memorial to the hugely gallant men who fought their war in small dangerous and vulnerable aeroplanes. We hear told the stories and thoughts of not only pilots but ground crew and others closely associated with this form of combat. These interviews bring home vividly the comraderie, the humour, the sadness but above all the thrill of flying experienced by members of the RFC and later the fledgling RAF. First hand accounts of dog fights make graphic reading. This is a never-to-be repeated opportunity to honour the memories of old aviators by bringing their experiences to the attention of younger generations.

Birds in Flight

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Author: W. P. Pycraft
Publisher: BookRix
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Birds in Flight by W. P. Pycraft Book Resume:

THERE are hosts of people who have a genuine love of our native birds without yearning to possess their skins, or desiring to acquire the reputation of being "Ornithologists." They would call them all by name if they could, but seek, alas! In vain, for some book wherein they will find some magic phrase which will enable them to identify every bird they meet by the wayside.

Trailblazer in Flight

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Author: Yvonne Pope Sintes
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Trailblazer in Flight by Yvonne Pope Sintes Book Resume:

Yvonne Pope Sintes only ever wanted to fly. But in the 1950s, very few women were allowed into the male dominated world of aviation. Whilst many women were consigned to the role of house-wife, Yvonne chose a different path. Her dream was to join the ranks of the Royal Air Force, crisscrossing international skies. Despite an awareness of the pitfalls that might await her, she embarked upon her mission. Her story, told here for the first time and in her own words, is one characterized by gritty determination against the odds, a startling level of achievement and a continually modest approach to life and her own accomplishments.A career trajectory marked by such landmark achievements as becoming the first female Air Traffic Controller with the Ministry of Aviation, the first female civil airline pilot in the UK, and the first female jet airline captain in Britain are relayed in this inspiring autobiography. Bomb scares, engine failures and other perilous episodes punctuated Yvonne's experience. All are enlivened during the course of the narrative. A raft of prestigious awards including the Brabazon Cup, the International Owner and Pilots Association award for best Air Traffic Controller in Europe, the Amelia Earhart memorial Scholarship for licensed pilots to advance in aviation, the Whitney Straight Award for courage and determination in pursuit of an aviation career (awarded by Princess Anne) and the British Airline Pilots Association Award for work towards air safety all were awarded to Yvonne during the course of a spectacular career, the details of which make for a truly inspiring and engrossing read.Yvonne has taken this opportunity to record the pitfalls and landmark successes of her career for posterity. She does so in a style that is at once both humble and immensely celebratory of a profession that has meant so much to her."I first met Yvonne and her husband Miguel in Mahon during September 1992 when I was researching my book on Dan-Air. It was immediately clear that she had a rare and fascinating story that deserved telling in its entirety to reach a much wider audience. I am pleased and proud to have played a small part in making that happen!" - Graham M. Simons, EditorAs featured in the Surrey Advertiser, Essence Magazine and Discover Your History

Dreams of Flight

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Author: Dana Polan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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The first full-length study of the iconic 1960s film The Great Escape and its place in Hollywood and American history. Escaped POW Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen) on a stolen motorcycle jumps an imposing barbed wire fence—caught on film, the act and its aftermath have become an unforgettable symbol of triumph as well as defeat for 1960s America. Combining production and reception history with close reading, Dreams of Flight offers the first full-length study of The Great Escape, the classic film based on a true story of Allied prisoners who hatched an audacious plan to divert and thwart the Wehrmacht and escape into the nearby countryside. Through breezy prose and pithy analysis, Dana Polan centers The Great Escape within American cultural and intellectual history, drawing a vivid picture of the country in the 1960s. We see a nation grappling with its own military history, a society undergoing significant shifts in its culture and identity, and a film industry in transition from Old Hollywood's big-budget runaway studio films to the slow interior cinema of New Hollywood. Dreams of Flight combines this context with fan anecdotes and a close study of filmic style to bring readers into the film and trace its wide-reaching influence. Polan examines the production history, including prior adaptations in radio and television of celebrated author Paul Brickhill's original nonfiction book about the escape, and he compares the cinematic fiction to the real events of the escape in 1944. Dreams of Flight also traces the afterlife of The Great Escape in the many subsequent movies, TV commercials, and cartoons that reference it, whether reverentially or with humor.