'Flying People' is a wry look at the last fifty years of a century of flying, and especially at the character and determination of the people who, during that time, have made it a safe, everyday event. Because flying could so easily end in tears, it is a serious business - and aviation's people have developed their own ways of dealing with its many challenges. They are problem-solvers, they are conscientious, they think and work as a team, and they readily share the lessons from their mistakes. Most of all, they dispense a cheerful cynicism as they defeat anyone and anything that threatens safe flying. Flying people have brought about safe, affordable ways of flying the world's people everywhere. Perry's book, written in a style that is intended to appeal to the layman, is a celebration of all these people.Graham Perry studied aeronautics at Imperial College London before joining the Royal Air Force as an engineer. His varied career included maintaining helicopters, working in astronautics (on exchange with the USAF), and investigating aircraft accidents.Like the Chinook it had a wheel at each corner, but unlike that aircraft it did not sit parallel with the ground - the nose was ... Once they had stopped, the fire tender was able to back in much closer and out went the order aquot;make foamaquot; again.
|Publisher||:||kea publishing - 2004|