Fate is the Hunter

Author: Ernest K. Gann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1908059087

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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The copper-bottomed classic from a memorable and courageous pilot. FATE IS THE HUNTER is a fascinating and thrilling account of some of the more memorable experiences Ernest K Gann had in the air. He's flown in both peace and war and come close to death many times. Here he reveals the characters he's known and the dramas he's experienced, portraying fate (or death) as a hunter constantly in pursuit of pilots. This is a fabulous account of both the history of aviation and one man's life in the air.

Song of the Sirens

Author: Ernest K. Gann

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574090925

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

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Song of the Sirens is a classic. Newsweek

The Aircraft-SpotterÕs Film and Television Companion

Author: Simon D. Beck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476663491

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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Ever wondered how many aircraft were converted into Japanese Zeroes and torpedo bombers for Tora! Tora! Tora! or how French Gazelle helicopters were modified for the title role in Blue Thunder? This first of its kind reference book lists aircraft featured in 350 films and television shows, providing brief individual histories, film locations, serial numbers and registrations. Aircraft are also cross-referenced by manufacturer. Appendices provide brief bios on pilots and technicians, information on aircraft collections owned by Tallmantz Aviation and Blue Max Aviation and film credits for U.S. aircraft carriers.

Moondog's Academy of the Air and Other Disasters

Author: Peter Fusco

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059509709X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Pete Fusco is a captain on Boeing 737s for a major US airline. He has had two aviation careers, In between which he worked as a newspaper reporter. He lives in Kingwood, Texas and writes when the mood strikes him, which is all the time.As Pete Fusco moved from one wretched flying job to another in the early days of his aviation career, he displayed a knack for elevating the most ordinary situations to grand debacle. He maintains that it wasn't entirely his fault. He assigns part of the blame on the Gods of Aviation Misfortune, who seemed to stalk him for their own entertainment. The gods had help; along the way they enlisted the services of an ex-biker named Moondog, The Cleveland Mafia, a mythical beast known as the Curtiss C-46, a Miami smuggler of shrunken heads and a con artist named Three-fingered Hank. Fusco's story is the story of all pilots who ever chanced the long odds against making a living flying airplanes and lived to laugh about it.

Safety Management Systems in Aviation

Author: Alan J. Stolzer,John J. Goglia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317059824

Category: Transportation

Page: 396

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Although aviation is among the safest modes of transportation in the world today, accidents still happen. In order to further reduce accidents and improve safety, proactive approaches must be adopted by the aviation community. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mandated that all of its member states implement Safety Management System (SMS) programs in their aviation industries. While some countries (the United States, Australia, Canada, members of the European Union and New Zealand, for example) have been engaged in SMS for a few years, it is still non-existent in many other countries. This unique and comprehensive book has been designed as a textbook for the student of aviation safety, and as an invaluable reference tool for the SMS practitioner in any segment of aviation. It discusses the quality management underpinnings of SMS, the four components, risk management, reliability engineering, SMS implementation, and the scientific rigor that must be designed into proactive safety. The authors introduce a hypothetical airline-oriented safety scenario at the beginning of the book and conclude it at the end, engaging the reader and adding interest to the text. To enhance the practical application of the material, the book also features numerous SMS in Practice commentaries by some of the most respected names in aviation safety. In this second edition of Safety Management Systems in Aviation, the authors have extensively updated relevant sections to reflect developments since the original book of 2008. New sections include: a brief history of FAA initiatives to establish SMS, data-driven safety studies, developing a system description, SMS in a flight school, and measuring SMS effectiveness.

Welcome to My World

Author: Edward Schwartz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1669819922

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH Live, love, laugh and linger a while Let the sun lead your life while you’re young Ignore rainy days, thunder and lightning When things go wrong just break out in song Feel your heart beat and push out a smile Now hold that pose for a little while The world will smile with you, a happy day You’ll find that things are going your way. Live, love, laugh and wonder a while How do the seasons change without our help? The moon and the sun complement their style Flowers and leaves, come back by themselves The earth turns, seasons change, secret unknown So live, love, laugh, mind the seeds you have sown.

Have Scalpel - Will Travel

Author: Peter G. Roode M.D.

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1638606536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

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Locum tenens medicine is the practice of medicine by a duly licensed and credentialed physician who takes the place of another physician who must be temporarily away from his or her place of practice. The author of this book was a locum tenens surgeon for the last seventeen years of his career, providing temporary coverage on over 240 occasions at some 74 hospitals in 18 states. This book is a collection of human-interest stories of nearly one hundred interesting patients he cared for during this period. The stories range from tragedies to triumphs, humorous human foibles, and uplifting happy endings. Endorsements Have Scalpel -- Will Travel. For a surgeon, it's an alternate lifestyle that is little known in our country. As in the military, the locum tenens life is more than a job, it's an adventure: doing as much as one can with what is readily available to you. One is always deployed, though within the United States, always serving a true need. This book is a must-read for physicians and surgeons--both current and future--as well as members of the general public. Peter M. Rhee, MD, FACS Chief of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Critical Care Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York Author of Trauma Red (the story of how he helped save Congresswoman Gabby Giffords)

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