Pilotless Planes or “drones” have become an important aspect of modern military operations. Developed for espionage and warfare, pilotless planes are also used for public safety issues and can reduce injury or death rates for pilots. Glossary, additional resources and index. Every great invention begins with a great idea! Read all the books in this series and learn about the history and impact of some of the most fascinating innovations and inventions of our time. Explore the idea’s early stages of development, problems encountered along the way, and how each great idea has influenced our lives. From popular culture and the environment to life-saving machines, learn about the ideas, people, and technologies that made it all happen. This series correlates with The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) curriculum initiative.
Author: Captain Lim Khoy HingPublish On: 2017-07-15
Author: Captain Lim Khoy Hing
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Captain Lim Khoy Hing is an ex-airline pilot who is passionate about flying, having worked all his life high above the clouds since leaving college. During his career, he was fortunate enough to fly the latest fly-by-wire planes such as the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A320, A330 and A340. He logged a total of 25,500 flying hours, or about 20 trips to the moon and back! Capt. Lim finished his flying career with AirAsia X, retiring from flying in 2011. He is currently a Flight Simulator Instructor with AirAsia X, and columnist for the carrier’s in-flight magazine, Travel 3Sixty. His first book, Life in the Skies, was published in 2013 and is a regional bestseller.
Soldier, journalist, and Soviet spy Robert S. Allen (1900--1981) was a deeply controversial figure. After serving in France during World War I, he left the military, forged a successful career as a syndicated columnist, and even rose to become the Washington, DC, bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor. During this period, he developed a sideline as a paid informant for the KGB. Still, Allen returned to the army following America's entry into World War II and served as General George S. Patton's chief of situation and executive officer for operations. He was considered such an authority on Patton after the war that Twentieth Century-Fox asked him to develop a film script about the general. In Forward with Patton, John Nelson Rickard presents a complete, annotated edition of Colonel Allen's World War II diary for 1944-1945. The entries reflect Allen's private thoughts on his experiences, provide insight into the employment of the Third Army staff, and survey the strengths and weaknesses of individual staff members. They also provide an invaluable and rare perspective of Patton, with whom Allen worked closely while gathering intelligence, and whom he deeply admired. At times objective and at others intensely personal, Forward with Patton offers a distinctive eyewitness account of one of the US military's most important armies by one of its most colorful soldiers.
"2030 / Five From The Bay" is a wonderful book. Through my vivid imagination and key board, I tell the history of five young men from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn ,New York, who attended elite universities, excelling to the top of their class. Enjoying the infrequent taste of money, they choose a life of crime, rather than using their brilliant minds to accomplish great things. After a killing spree, they are caught, prosecuted and sentenced to death. Thanks to Briprest Technologies, these individuals are selected to travel deep into space far beyond the reaches ever explored by mankind, accomplishing one of the greatest achievements in human history. In exchange for leaving their small jail cells, David, Anthony and Shen accept this one way ticket into space exploration to be the first humans to touch the borders of the Black Hole.