Imagine youare sitting next to a pilot on a flight and heas 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 thereas 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 theyare 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.Manuals and charts amended twice per month. Ac And as one pilot ... Number of simulators in Vancouver: 4 (1 Airbus A320, 1 Airbus A330/A340, 1 Boeing 767, 1 Boeing 737). ... Approximate cost of Airbus A340 simulator: Can$22a25 million.
|Title||:||From the Flight Deck|
|Publisher||:||ECW Press - 2007|