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Flight Risk

Author : Jennifer Fenn
ISBN : 9781626727595
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Jennifer Fenn's debut novel inspired by true events, about a teenage boy who has stolen—and crashed—not one, but three airplanes. And each time he’s walked away unscathed. Who is Robert Jackson Kelly? Is he a juvenile delinquent? A criminal mastermind? A folk hero? One thing is clear: Robert always defies what people think of him. And now, the kid who failed at school, relationships, and almost everything in life, is determined to successfully steal and land a plane. Told as an investigation into Robert’s psyche, the narrative includes multiple points of view as well as documentary elements like emails, official records, and interviews with people who knew Robert. Ultimately, Flight Risk is a thrilling story about one teenager who is determined to find a moment of transcendence after everyone else has written him off as lost.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Flight Risk

Author : Forrest L. Marion
ISBN : 9781682473610
Genre : History
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After 2005, the United States and coalition partners led an air advisory campaign to rebuild the Afghan Air Force (AAF). From the 1920s Afghanistan maintained a smallish air arm that depended heavily upon outside assistance. After the Soviet withdrawal in 1989, the 1990s witnessed the splintering of Afghan air power among mujahideen groups, and in 2001 U.S. air power neutralized what remained of Afghan air assets. By 2005, U.S.-coalition rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan included the AAF and in 2007 a formal joint / combined entity, led by a U.S. Air Force brigadier general, began air advisor work with Afghan airmen. The AAF expected to grow to 8,000 personnel and 150 aircraft by 2016. Between 2007 and 2011, air advising efforts made modest progress in terms of infrastructures, personnel and aircraft accessions, and various training courses. But by 2010, advisors increasingly viewed AAF command and control (C2) as a problem area that required significant improvement if a professional air force was to be built. In the spring of 2011, major institutional changes to AAF C2 procedures were being introduced when nine U.S. air advisors were killed. The attack was the worst single-incident loss of U.S. Air Force personnel in a deployed location since 1996 and the worst insider-attack since 2001. The post-attack investigation failed to uncover evidence of organized corruption contributing to the attack despite the well-known presence of a Criminal Patronage Network as well as certain power brokers within the AAF itself (all unacknowledged in the original report). The investigation was the victim of command pressure at the U.S. three-star level. From mid-2011 through 2015, air advisors focused on force protection as well as teaching English, training Afghan airmen, and adjusting U.S.-coalition plans to a shifting AAF inventory. As time wore on, the cultural chasm between Afghanistan and the West became more apparent, highlighted by Afghan senior leaders' traditional practice of personal-based C2 through the use of their cell-phones to re-task most AAF aircraft sorties (especially Mi-17s) outside of established procedures and C2 entities. Many sorties were invisible to the air advisors, and others were suspected of transporting illicit goods. Under such circumstances, flying training sorties of AAF aviators failed to keep pace with the air campaign plan. In short, culturally informed ways of doing business precluded AAF professionalization. As of 2015, the dilemma continued with no end in sight to an air advisory mission of uncertain long-term value.
Category: History

Flight Risk

Author : Sandra Brown
ISBN : 1921795719
Genre : Legislators
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Two alone: When their plane crashes in the remote reaches of the north, Rusty Carlson and Cooper Landry are forced to overcome a mutual distrust in order to survive and escape from the dangerous predators that surround them.
Category: Legislators

Flight Risk

Author : Duane L. Gentner
ISBN : 9781449057299
Genre : Fiction
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It's 1918. An American pilot, flying for the Lafayette Flying Corps, finds himself fighting for his life in what could be his last dogfight. Escape seems impossible - a crash seems inevitable. He will need a lot of help and a lot of luck to survive.
Category: Fiction

Flight Risk

Author : James Nolan
ISBN : 9781496811301
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"James Nolan looks back unsparingly on a time few writers have faced with such clarity and compassion. There's suspense and beauty on every page . . ." --Andrei Codrescu Flight Risk takes off as a page-turning narrative with deep roots and a wide wingspan. James Nolan, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, offers up an intimate portrait both of his insular hometown and his generation's counterculture. Flight runs as a theme throughout the book, which begins with Nolan's escape from the gothic mental hospital to which his parents committed the teenaged poet during the tumult of 1968. This breakout is followed by the self-styled revolutionary's hair-raising flight from a Guatemalan jail, and years later, by the author's bolt from China, where he ditched his teaching position and collectivist ideals. These Houdini-like feats foreshadow a more recent one, how he dodged biblical floods in a stolen school bus three days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Nolan traces these flight patterns to those of his French ancestors who fled to New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century, established a tobacco business in the French Quarter, and kept the old country alive in their Creole demimonde. The writer describes the eccentric Seventh Ward menagerie of the extended family in which he grew up, his early flirtation with extremist politics, and a strong bond with his freewheeling grandfather, a gentleman from the Gilded Age. Nolan's quest for his own freedom takes him to the flower-powered, gender-bending San Francisco of the sixties and seventies, as well as to an expatriate life in Spain during the heady years of that nation's transition to democracy. Like the prodigal son, he eventually returns home to live in the French Quarter, around the corner from where his grandmother grew up, only to struggle through the aftermath of Katrina and the city's resurrection. Many of these stories are entwined with the commentaries of a wry flaneur, addressing such subjects as the nuances of race in New Orleans, the Disneyfication of the French Quarter, the numbing anomie of digital technology and globalization, the challenges of caring for aging parents, Creole funeral traditions, how to make a soul-searing gumbo, and what it really means to belong.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Flight Risk

Author : Kim Baldwin
ISBN : 9781602823341
Genre : Fiction
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For Blayne Keller, being in the wrong place at the wrong time just might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. Once she stops running for her life. A typical day at a Chicago travel agency turns deadly when Blayne Keller witnesses to a mafia murder. Overnight, her life is turned upside down and she is thrust into WITSEC, the Federal Witness Protection Program, against her wishes. But the mob is determined to keep her from testifying and has someone on the inside leaking information about her every move. Only Alexi Nikolos, an alluring but dangerous WITSEC Inspector with an agenda of her own, can keep Blayne alive—but it's not an easy task when the sparks between them are flying faster than the bullets aimed at their heads.
Category: Fiction

The Flight Risk

Author : Pendleton Parrish
ISBN : 9781466966222
Genre : Fiction
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CIA counterterrorism agent Jack Swift is a top operative within the agency. He is assigned to bring down key terrorists on a worldwide basis. He began his career working cross Mexican/US border terrorism with the agency. During a stint in the Middle East working with the Mossad, he manages to take down a well-known Iranian nuclear physicist. Through forensics and paper evidence, Swift and his team uncover an elaborate scheme to funnel radioactive material, money, and weapons to drug cartel gangsters operating throughout South America, Central America, and Mexico. This is a new kind of enemy for the agency, one right in their backyard. Through quick thinking and great knowledge of the cartel's operation, working closely with other government and state agencies, Swift and his team manage to avert a major catastrophe scheduled to be undertaken on the anniversary date of 9/11.
Category: Fiction

Flight Risk

Author : Michael McGuire
ISBN : 9781760632885
Genre : Fiction
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'You'd better assume the brace position, because Flight Risk takes the airport thriller genre to a whole new level. With rock-solid research, a ripped-from-the-headlines plot and a stunningly dark twist halfway through, this is one mystery that will keep you guessing from take-off until touchdown. You'll never board another plane without thinking of this book.' Jack Heath, author of Hangman Disgraced former pilot Ted Anderson works for a top-secret government organisation set up to investigate terror-related incidents. Sent to Jakarta to find out as much as he can about the pilot of a vanished Garuda flight, he discovers a flight simulator in the pilot's apartment. When the investigation turns sour, Ted escapes to New York as further disaster strikes. Another plane disappears from the sky. Then another. Three planes and hundreds of passengers and crew, vanished, without a trace. Panic is widespread and the world is teetering on the brink. Still no one has come forward to claim responsibility. At an eerily deserted JFK airport trying to get a flight back home, Ted witnesses a suspicious exchange between an airport cleaner and a nonchalant airline pilot. He follows the pilot to his destination: a Ukraine International Airlines flight, due to leave in an hour. All his instincts tell Ted that this is the next plane to go down. But what on earth can he do? Take the flight and face almost certain death? Or fly back home and wait for the news headlines? He does the unthinkable and gets on the plane. Astoundingly original and utterly gripping, Flight Risk is a white-knuckle ride of nonstop suspense - a high-octane thriller full of pure adrenaline, explosive action and jaw-dropping revelations.
Category: Fiction

Flight Risk

Author : Stephanie Green
ISBN : 1472256956
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An exhilarating insight into life-and-death situations at Heathrow Airport, where the truth is almost always stranger than fiction. For over a decade, Stephanie Green was a doctor on-call for one of the world's busiest airports, confronting dramatic, bizarre and sometimes heart-breaking situations. During her 24-hour shifts at Heathrow, Dr Green had to be ready for anything: from finding an abandoned suitcase leaking blood onto the carousel, to catching a woman wearing a corset stuffed full with smuggled heroin. It's a job that brought her into contact with all walks of life; her patients included drug mules and fugitives, schizophrenics and stowaways, refugees and tourists. And with the threats of a nerve agent poisoning or a Level Four viral epidemic always in the back of her mind, Dr Green found herself cast as a gatekeeper on the frontline of deciding who - or what - was allowed to leave the airport's borders, even though in reality, that was an almost impossible task. Flight Risk reveals the thrilling drama that takes place behind-the-scenes of an airport and what is needed to make critical decisions in this hidden no-man's land of geopolitics, terror, tragedy and medicine.

Flight Risk

Author : Alexa Riley
ISBN : 1978362749
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Sophia Adams has lived her whole life sheltered from the world. Her parents are workaholics, she goes to an all-girls school, and isn't allowed outside the boundaries that have been set for her. So when she secretly gets a passport and packs a bag the day it arrives, she thinks all of her dreams are finally coming true. That is, until the airport security pulls her out of line and she discovers that maybe she's more innocent than she thought.Lincoln Gray owns everything he could ever want. And that includes the dark-haired beauty he catches sight of. One look at Sophia and he's making sure she's the carry-on he's taking to his next stop. She's too naive to travel the world alone, and luckily for her, he's the one to protect her. He's never been told no, and it's not about to start now. How can a woman resist being given all she's dreamed of?Warning: This short story is insta-love faster than a Nighthawk (It's the fastest plane in the world. Trust us, we Googled.) Make sure your tray tables are in their upright and locked position and your laptop is in a bin by itself. We've got a filthy little quickie ready to please!