Flying on the Edge

Flying on the Edge

" So Gene Manion begins Flying on the Edge, a book that is guaranteed to keep readers engrossed from start to finish.

Author: Gene Manion

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456840576

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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"It was while lurking behind a tree early one freezing winter's morning in 1961, taking a bead with a 30.06 on the doorsill of my former partner, with my crew scrambling to steal back the plane he had stolen from us, that I began to seriously question whether becoming a bush pilot in Newfoundland had been, after all, a good idea." So Gene Manion begins Flying on the Edge, a book that is guaranteed to keep readers engrossed from start to finish.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Flying on the Edge

Flying on the Edge

Bernie colourfully describes the danger, precision, luck and sheer ability required to survive as an ag pilot - a story that makes the reader acutely aware of FLYING ON THE EDGE.

Author: Bernie Haskell


ISBN: 0473293803

Category: Aeronautics in agriculture

Page: 10

View: 800

Categories: Aeronautics in agriculture

Flying the Edge of America

Flying the Edge of America

Written in an interlaced diary format, the stories of pilot Millett and intrepid passenger and companion Buss, this volume shares the modern-day adventure of touring the country in a self-piloted private airplane.

Author: David Millett

Publisher: David Millett Publications

ISBN: 9781449515461

Category: Travel

Page: 196

View: 440

Written in an interlaced diary format, the stories of pilot Millett and intrepid passenger and companion Buss, this volume shares the modern-day adventure of touring the country in a self-piloted private airplane.
Categories: Travel

Flying at the Edge

Flying at the Edge

20 Years of Front-Line and Display Flying in the Cold War Era Tony Doyle. panel,
and sitting next to him in the two-seat Mark 5 while he did a landing in a
crosswind he was a sight to behold. The third member of the team, Seth Knight,
had ...

Author: Tony Doyle

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781848843660

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 477

This is the autobiography of an outstanding fighter pilot during his twenty year career with the Royal Air Force. Tony Doyle first flew when in the CCF where he complted a glider course and then a highly-prized Flying Scholarship. This opened the way to joining the RAF and becoming an all-weather tactical fighter pilot flying de Havilland Vampires and Gloster Meteors. At this he excelled and was posted as a flying instructor and then Staff Instructor. This was the age when the Jet Provost was the standard training aircraft. During 1962 he was selected to fly with the newly formed Red Pelicans aerobatic display team and honed his skills as a display pilot. Tony moved to RAF Valley as the new Folland Gnat was being introduced in the training role. This diminutive aircraft was somewhat of a breakthrough and after ironing out several design problems it proved a superb aircraft, being fast and agile. The general public were eager to see this new RAF addition and Tony became its display pilot, flying at open days throughout the UK and Europe. In 1964 Tony converted to the English Electric Lightning, Britain’s one and only supersonic fighter, with a top speed in excess of Mach 2 and a ceiling of 50,000 feet. He was posted to Treble One Squadron at Wattisham in October 1964 as part of the Quick Reaction Alert force against potential Russian bomber attacks. Once again he became the Lightning’s chosen low-level display pilot and demonstrated it at the 1965 Paris Air Show. Shortly after this he was forced to eject over the North Cornish coast after an engine explosion cause the loss of elevator control. This fascinating account of front-line and display flying goes into considerable detail of the aerodynamic qualities of the types flown, their dangers and advantages. There are many life-threatening incidents and successes that will educate anyone who is interested in flying at the very edge.
Categories: History

On the Edge

On the Edge

Author: Robert G. Brown

Publisher: GeneralStore PublishingHouse

ISBN: 1896182879

Category: Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 - Opérations aériennes britanniques

Page: 195

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Categories: Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 - Opérations aériennes britanniques

At the Edge of Space

At the Edge of Space

significant deviations from his planned flight conditions. He always managed to
get an engine light on the first try and he made it back to Edwards for landing on
every flight. Joe seemed to have more than his share of uneventful flights while ...

Author: Milton O. Thompson

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588343864

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 598

In At the Edge of Space, Milton O. Thompson tells the dramatic story of one of the most successful research aircraft ever flown. The first full-length account of the X-15 program, the book profiles the twelve test pilots (Neil Armstrong, Joe Engle, Scott Crossfield, and the author among them) chosen for the program. Thompson has translated a highly technical subject into readable accounts of each pilot's participation, including many heroic and humorous anecdotes and highlighting the pilots' careers after the program ended in 1968.
Categories: History

Over the Edge

Over the Edge

Provides true accounts of early twentieth century arctic exploration

Author: K. C. Tessendorf

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: 0689318049

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 279

Provides true accounts of early twentieth century arctic exploration
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Flying the Pacific Northwest

Flying the Pacific Northwest

After cancelling flight following with Los Angeles Center, I begin my descent to
the airport, still about 10 miles north. I'm heading towards the line marking the
edge of the coastal clouds, about a mile inland. My GPS indicates the airport is
right ...

Author: Wayne Lutz


ISBN: 9781927438138



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The Wrong Stuff

The Wrong Stuff

The author recounts his training as an aviation cadet during the last years of World War II, his two tours of duty in Korea, and his work as a test pilot in the early days of jet aircraft

Author: John Moore

Publisher: Specialty Press

ISBN: 188380910X

Category: Transportation

Page: 214

View: 970

The author recounts his training as an aviation cadet during the last years of World War II, his two tours of duty in Korea, and his work as a test pilot in the early days of jet aircraft
Categories: Transportation

The Edge of the Cloud

The Edge of the Cloud

He had never felt any compulsion to write during the weeks he had lived in the
hayloft. 'It wasn't— hasn't been—as easy as I thought, but I think the worst is over
now.' 'You've got a job?' 'Of a sort, yes. I'm a mechanic for a flying-school.

Author: K. M. Peyton

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780192793379

Category: Juvenile Fiction


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The First World War is looming and for young sweethearts, Christina and Will, their adventures are just beginning as they head to London - their heads full of dreams. But the reality is altogether more difficult. Will has just one ambition - to design and pilot flying machines. As he strives to fulfil his dream, Christina is left to make a new life for herself around the airfield. She soon makes friends and begins to enjoy her newly-found independence but nothing will ever overcome her terror of the aeroplanes that Will loves so much. And when war breaks out, she fears the worst . . . that she may lose the man she loves for ever. A welcome reissue of this much-loved family saga, this book was the winner of the Carnegie Medal.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Expedition to the Edge

Expedition to the Edge

The Manilla Open xc competition launched in mid - February 2007 , with pilots
competing to fly the longest possible distance each day . Immediately following
that competition , the tenth Fai Paragliding World Championships would attract
150 ...

Author: Lynn Martel

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1897522096

Category: Travel

Page: 345

View: 613

From skilled weekend warriors to internationally recognized stars of the professional adventure game, Lynn Martel has interviewed dozens of the most dynamic, creative and accomplished self-propelled adventurers of our time. In Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure, Martel has assembled 59 compelling and entertaining stories that uniquely capture the exploits, the hardships, the fears and the personal insights of a virtual who's who of contemporary adventurers as they explore remote mountain landscapes from the Rockies to Pakistan to Antarctica. Through candid and revealing conversations, Martel captures the joys, the motivations and the revelations of top climbers Sonnie Trotter, Sean Isaac, Raphael Slawinski and Steph Davis; Himalayan alpinists Carlos Buhler, Marko Prezelj and Barry Blanchard; record-setting paraglider Will Gadd; Everest skier Kit Deslauriers; the conservationist duo Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison as they follow a caribou herd for five months on foot across the Yukon; and Colin Angus on his two-year quest to become the first person to circumnavigate the world by human power.
Categories: Travel

The Edge of Reality

The Edge of Reality

Author: Joseph Allen Hynek

Publisher: Quality Books

ISBN: PSU:000014882883

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 301

View: 374

Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Flying the Beam

Flying the Beam

Municipal governments were beginning to consider if it was possible that a flying
field for the adventuresome out on the edge oftown could someday become an
airport. There were even rumors that the carriage ofpassengers by airplane on ...

Author: Henry R. Lehrer

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557536853

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 219

View: 437

With air travel a regular part of daily life in North America, we tend to take the infrastructure that makes it possible for granted. However, the systems, regulations, and technologies of civil aviation are in fact the product of decades of experimentation and political negotiation, much of it connected to the development of the airmail as the first commercially sustainable use of airplanes. From the lighted airways of the 1920s through the radio navigation system in place by the time of World War II, this book explores the conceptualization and ultimate construction of the initial US airways systems. The daring exploits of the earliest airmail pilots are well documented, but the underlying story of just how brick-and-mortar construction, radio research and improvement, chart and map preparation, and other less glamorous aspects of aviation contributed to the system we have today has been understudied. Flying the Beam traces the development of aeronautical navigation of the US airmail airways from 1917 to 1941. Chronologically organized, the book draws on period documents, pilot memoirs, and firsthand investigation of surviving material remains in the landscape to trace the development of the system. The author shows how visual cross-country navigation, only possible in good weather, was developed into all-weather "blind flying." The daytime techniques of "following railroads and rivers" were supplemented by a series of lighted beacons (later replaced by radio towers) crisscrossing the country to allow nighttime transit of long-distance routes, such as the one between New York and San Francisco. Although today's airway system extends far beyond the continental US and is based on digital technologies, the way pilots navigate from place to place basically uses the same infrastructure and procedures that were pioneered almost a century earlier. While navigational electronics have changed greatly over the years, actually "flying the beam" has changed very little.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

On the Edge

On the Edge

I was wearing my red nylon flying suit and my metallic pink helmet , as I said a “
good bye ” to all my troops , and blasted off for Tachikawa , Japan , and home .
The weather at the time was terrible so I had to file an instrument flight plan . All
this ...

Author: Bill Disbrow

Publisher: Winlock Galey

ISBN: 1890461334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 475

In 1920 Bill Disbrow had his first airplane ride with his dad in a Jenny WWI trainer when he was five. This ignited his desire to be an Army Air Corps pilot. He finally applied in 1935 but failed his physical due to high blood pressure from excitement. He tried three more times. After Pearl Harbor, he was turned down because he was married, but the marriage ban was lifted and he was in and getting shot at. He always thought he could fly and sailed through Cadets in 1943, the oldest Cadet at 28. He was finally a pilot! He expected to go to P-38 fighter school but wound up as a B-24 co-pilot. His pilot and Bill flew their B-24 from Hamilton Field to Italy. Bill flew 50 missions for the 15th Air force, 455th Bomb Group, 741st Squadron. 25 of those mission he was first pilot in the B-24, Organized Confusion. He survived 7 missions to the Ploesti oil fields, the graveyard of the 15th Air Force. He returned to the U.S. in 1944 with the DFC and the Air Medal with 3 OLCs, where he attended Officers Armament School and graduated at the top of his class. He was later assigned to Colorado Springs where, as a recruiting officer, he flew anything they would let him. Bill In 1948, he was sent to Japan as an I & E officer and later Chief of Flight Test FEMCOM. Later he took an old C-47 to Korea, ferrying supplies to the troops and became stationed there in charge of field maintenance at Pusan. On his return to the states, Bill became the CO of the Air Force recruiting in Los Angeles where he built the Disbrow Special sportcar. Later he brought the car to Tyndal AFB in Florida and raced against General LeMay and others. There he flew F-86s and F-102s. He was sent back to Japan in charge of a fighter squadron and finally sent home to Travis AFB where he retired with 21 years of active duty. On retiring he would become an investigator, a high school teacher, a aircraft owner, a civilian flight instructor a resort owner, a house builder, a world-class snow skier in his age group, and an excellent ballroom dancer. He would sire four beautiful daughters by his wife Fay of 27 years; have 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and still counting. through all the anxiety and adversities he had to contend with. He thanks his Lord Jesus Christ for making this all possible.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lessons from the Edge

Lessons from the Edge

Skydivers have a lot to deal with — in-flight awareness, proper deployment of the
canopy, and flying and landing each involve dozens of variables. Camera-flyers'
safety issues go far beyond those of regular skydivers, especially when they fly ...

Author: Maryann Karinch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684862156

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 265

View: 833

Atheletes and "extreme sports" fans will enjoy this exciting inside look at highrisk athletics, which uses firsthand accounts to reveal the secrets of surviving and competing in this grueling venue. Original.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Tales from the Edge

Tales from the Edge

One day in the late 1950s, two middle-aged men arrived at Bettles on the
mainliner flight from Fairbanks. “We're prospectors,” one of them said, “and we
need to check out a few areas. Can you fly us?” “Sure,” I said. “How do you plan
to pay?

Author: Larry Kaniut

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466850705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 360

From the Klondike to the Bering Sea, from Alaska's bounty that brought fortunes to some to its wilderness that claimed the lives of others, Tales from the Edge explores the myth, beauty, and peril of the arctic landscape. Editor Larry Kaniut brings together some of the world's best outdoor adventure writers to celebrate the land and the people who have measured themselves against it. Tales from the Edge is a celebration of Alaska featuring such notable contributors as Peter Jenkins, Spike Walker, Jay Hammond, Nick Jans, Dana Stabenow, Larry Kaniut, and more. Tales from the Edge will stir the soul and imagination of every armchair adventurer.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Over the Edge

Over the Edge

Gforce pressed Maeve against the passengerside door as she watched the road
fly away sideways. She shivered, but not with fear. Every cell in her body felt like
it was lit up, tingling, flying... . The tires screeched; when she looked behind them

Author: Kenneth McIntosh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422298053

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 121

When Maeve Murphy joined "The Crime Scene Club", she never imagined that she would end up going undercover to investigate street racing, and meet two young men, one of whom may be a killer. Includes forensic notes from the story, ?graphic novel? illustrations and color photographs, sections on further reading, and for more information, bibliography, index, and profiles on the author, illustrator, and series consultant.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Leading on the Edge

Leading on the Edge

We had spent hours and hours on our way down working out flight plans, food
drops and schedules. ... Each section outlined who was flying today, and at what
time, who was flying tomorrow and their expected departure time, and who was ...

Author: Rachael Robertson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780730305521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 351

Lessons on authentic leadership from the 58th annual Antarctic expedition In Leading on the Edge, successful business speaker and consultant Rachael Robertson shares the lessons she learned as leader of a year-long expedition to the wilds of Antarctica. Leading eighteen strangers around the clock for a full year—through months of darkness and with no escape from the frigid cold, howling winds, and each other—Robertson learned powerful lessons about what real, authentic leadership is. Here, she offers a deeply honest and humorous account of what it takes to survive and lead in the harshest environment on Earth. What emerges from her graphic account is a series of powerful and practical lessons for business leaders and managers everywhere. Features practical leadership lessons that are particularly helpful for any leader who must get the best out of the team they've got Features solutions to many challenges common to all workplaces Includes real excerpts from Robertson's personal journals through twelve months of leading in the most challenging environment in the world Written by a popular speaker and business leader who has appeared at more than 350 national and international conferences and events for a wide range of industries Leading on the Edge explains what it's like to take charge when you've no place to hide and how truly harsh environments can serve as a leadership laboratory that results in truly effective, authentic leadership.
Categories: Business & Economics

Flying the Dragon

Flying the Dragon

... next month. I can't miss it!” “I'm sorry, Hiroshi. But it's for the best,” Father said.
Hiroshi gripped the edge of the table to steady himself. 4 ...

Author: Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781607345299

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 945

American-born Skye is a good student and a star soccer player who never really gives any thought to the fact that her father is Japanese. Her cousin, Hiroshi, lives in Japan, and never really gives a thought to his uncle's family living in the United States. Skye and Hiroshi's lives are thrown together when Hiroshi's family, with his grandfather (who is also his best friend), suddenly moves to the U.S. Now Skye doesn't know who she is anymore: at school she's suddenly too Japanese, but at home she's not Japanese enough. Hiroshi has a hard time adjusting to life in a new culture, and resents Skye's intrusions on his time with Grandfather. Through all of this is woven Hiroshi's expertise, and Skye's growing interest in, kite making and competitive rokkaku kite flying.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Power Of One Personality And Self Development

Power Of One Personality And Self Development

Dare To Fly and Touch the Sky " Come to the edge , he said . They said , we are
afraid . Come to the edge , he said . They came . He pushed them . . . and they
flew " . - Guillaume Apollinaire This is my push to you . I am using my ' Power of ...

Author: Mishra

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 8174465715

Category: Self-culture

Page: 250

View: 118

Categories: Self-culture