Pilotless Planes

Pilotless Planes

Author: Carla Mooney

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1599533812

Page: 48

View: 8257

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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Guided Missiles and Pilotless Aircraft

A Report Prepared for the AAF Scientific Advisory Group

Guided Missiles and Pilotless Aircraft

Author: Hsue Shen Tsien,Hugh Latimer Dryden,William Hayward Pickering

Publisher: N.A


Page: 62

View: 8143

Categories: Airplanes

Sky Tales: More Insights from A Life In The Skies

Sky Tales: More Insights from A Life In The Skies

Author: Captain Lim Khoy Hing

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814779644

Page: N.A

View: 1408

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.
Categories: Transportation

Forward with Patton

The World War II Diary of Colonel Robert S. Allen

Forward with Patton

Author: Robert S. Allen

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813169143

Page: 338

View: 5167

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.
Categories: History

2030 / Five From The Bay

2030 / Five From The Bay

Author: Michael Balaguera

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426963572

Page: 276

View: 6839

"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.
Categories: Fiction

OSS Against the Reich

The World War II Diaries of Colonel David K.E. Bruce

OSS Against the Reich

Author: David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873384278

Page: 257

View: 5641

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography