From the Flight Deck

From the Flight Deck

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Imagine youa€™re sitting next to a pilot on a flight and hea€™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 therea€™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 theya€™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.Deadheading refers to crew members a€” flight attendants and pilots a€” who are being repositioned as part of their flying schedule. ... Deadheading is sometimes a result of irregular operations; that is, flights operating at different times than originally scheduled due to ... For example, the type of aircraft for a flight may be substituted; a flight was supposed to be on an Airbus A321, but at the last minute aanbsp;...

Title:From the Flight Deck
Author:Doug Morris
Publisher:ECW Press - 2007


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