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From The Pilot Factory 1942

Author : William Mitchell
ISBN : 1585443875
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Mitchell's experiences were similar to those of thousands of young men. Because his mother kept his wartime letters, readers of this book can catch glimpses of a world long vanished and an era that now seems innocent and naive. Mitchell worried about washing out, but he eventually learned to do nighttime "blitz" landings without lights, to loop and roll and recover from a spin, to identify an aircraft from its silhouette, and to navigate cross country. Like many of his peers, he wanted to be a pursuit pilot, but he was assigned to C-47s, a disappointment to which he resigned himself. As a member of the 73d Squadron of the 434th Troop Carrier Group, he delivered glider infantry at Normandy, dropped airborne troops during Operation Market Garden, and supplied the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Pilot Factor

Author : Jean Denis Marcellin
Genre : Education
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The Pilot Factor is a new approach to Crew Resource Management (CRM) that will empower your team to achieve a new level of safety and efficiency by learning or acquiring three key skills: Communication, Leadership and Experience. The concepts are introduce through the use of real stories, making The Pilot Factor an enjoyable yet powerful read. The CRM Revolution is coming...
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ISBN : OSU:32435062865316
Genre : Aeronautics
File Size : 36.89 MB
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The naval aviation safety review.
Category: Aeronautics

The Primary Factor

Author : Michael Stone
ISBN : 9781445703633
Genre : Fiction
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Primary Factor is a science fiction novel about an android, sent across space to seek out a planet were the dominant life form is killing the planet. His mission is to save the planet from destruction by eradicating the threat. When he crashes on a primitive Earth the question arises, can he survive until these people advance enough to enable him to leave? The discoveries he makes during his early time on Earth will change him forever, but will they be strong enough to prevent him from carrying out his mission? when, thousands of years later, these people become a major threat to the planet. Will he leave in peace, or is his core programming so strong that the human race is doomed? Or can a young computer hacker discover the secret and prevent our extinction?
Category: Fiction

The Peacetime Evaluation Of The Pilot Skill Factor In Air To Air Combat

Author : Peter DeLeon
ISBN : IND:39000002908882
Genre : Air pilots
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An attempt was made to develop an objective measure for peacetime evaluation of a fighter pilot's air-to-air combat skills. Previous research and combat data from Korea and North Vietnam suggest that the skill of the individual pilot is crucial in the outcome of an aerial engagement. However, it has not been possible to estimate the actual effect or to identify what makes him superior. The Air Force cannot currently evaluate its pilots' air-to-air skills objectively during either their training or operational assignments. This report proposes four research areas that address the effectiveness and evaluation of these pilots: the selection of the prospective pilot from his undergraduate pilot training program, the air-to-air portions of his combat crew training squadron curriculum, the more efficient management of pilot resources, and an examination of the costs and benefits of dissimilar air combat training. It also proposes the development of a pilot skill index.
Category: Air pilots

The C Factor

Author : D.A. Ramirez
ISBN : 9781469177342
Genre : Fiction
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The Soviet Union of the late 1970s worried that their military superiority is in jeopardy, steals the formula for solid rocket fuel being used by the United States, but end up with a Pandoras box capable of bringing them to their knees. Dr. George Taylor, cancer researcher and college professor leads a team of doctors and nuclear engineers on a United Nations World Health Organization Inspection to the Ukraine State of the Soviet Union. The teams mission: evaluate the effects of nuclear power usage on power plant site workers, their families and the surrounding communities of several nuclear facilities, one of which is Chernobyl. During the course of the inspections Dr. Taylor is unwittingly drawn into a dangerous mystery which began years earlier in Greenland. The truth of this secret if released could place the entire Soviet social and political system at risk. George will find his loyalties challenged between the goals of the United Nations mission and those of his secret involvement with the Presidents National Security Agency. The height of the cold war is the setting for this mystery, adventure and love story.
Category: Fiction

The Mats Flyer

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ISBN : OSU:32435059134536
Genre : Aeronautics
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The General Factor Of Intelligence

Author : IBM Professor of Psychology and Education Robert J Sternberg, PhD PhD
ISBN : 9781135655150
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 66.29 MB
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This edited volume presents a balanced approach to the ongoing debate of just how general the "general factor" of intelligence is. To accomplish this goal, the editors chose a number of distinct approaches to the study of intelligence--psychometric, genetic-epistemological, cognitive, biological, behavior-genetic, sociocultural, systems--and asked distinguished scholars to write from the standpoint of these approaches. Each approach comprises two chapters, one by a scholar leaning toward a view arguing for the greater generality of g, and the other by a scholar leaning toward a view arguing for the lesser generality of g. The scholars are not simply "for" or "against" these outlooks, rather they provide a more textured view of the general factor, attempting to explain it in psychological terms that are easily understandable. Intended for psychologists in all areas, including clinical, consulting, educational, cognitive, school, developmental, and industrial-organizational, this book will also be of interest to educators, sociologists, anthropologists, and those interested in the nature of intelligence.
Category: Psychology

Pilot S Handbook Of Aeronautical Knowledge

Author : Federal Aviation Administration
ISBN : 9781602397804
Genre : Education
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An updated edition of the essential FAA resource for both beginner and expert pilots.
Category: Education