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The Pilot's Manual: Flight School: How to Fly Your Airplane Through All the FAR/JAR Maneuvers (Pilot's Manual series, The)
Covering every aspect an aviator needs to know to obtain a private or commercial pilot license—taxiing procedures, ground operations, takeoffs, turns, descents and emergency operations—this comprehensive guide gives a theoretical and operational understanding that makes it easy for students to learn all the maneuvers before taking to the air. With margin notes highlighting important facts, an appendix with a comprehensive airplane checkout review, and review questions after each chapter, this complete guide covers all the tasks from the FAA Practical Test Standards for the Private and Commercial certificates.
UNHCR News Story: A grandma's flight from the hell that is Mogadishu
Aisho outside her humble new home in Galkayo. / UNHCR / R. Russo / July 2010 GALKAYO, Somalia, August 31 (UNHCR) – Aisho Warsame woke up one morning and realized she couldn't take the noise of the shelling and bombing any more. She had to leave Mogadishu or she would go crazy or, most probably, end up dead. "The streets of Mogadishu are completely deserted, the few people who are left there are too scared to leave their houses," the 62-year-old told UNHCR in the safety of Galkayo, a town 700 kilometres north of the Somali capital. "All you see in the streets are the bodies of people killed by bullets or mortars." Aisho fled the city three months ago with her four children and six grandchildren and made her way on foot and by bus to Galkayo, where she has found shelter in a camp hosting thousands of desperate people displaced by the seemingly endless fighting. But although she has almost nothing in Galkayo, Aisho has no regrets about leaving Mogadishu. "Living without the fear of being killed is a luxury," she stressed. There are certainly no other luxuries for her here: she lives in a small makeshift shelter that offers almost no protection from the elements. Moreover, she and her family have precious little food and water, relying on others for what they do have. Her grandchildren have no school to attend. Galkayo, which lies on the border between south-central Somalia and the northern Puntland region, hosts an estimated 45,000 displaced people, mainly from Mogadishu and other areas of the south and centre. The security and economic situation is fragile and UNHCR provides some assistance to new arrivals as well as running skills training and income generating activities. Despite the daily hardship of her life, Aisho clings to the hope that things will get better, though she can't help thinking about the past and her struggle to escape the hell that Mogadishu had become. "All the people who are left in Mogadishu now are the ones who don't care about life. To survive or to die is the same for them because, in Mogadishu, there is no life," she said, adding that many people no longer had the strength or financial means to even bury their dead relatives. It was one thing deciding she must leave, but Aisho lacked the money to pay for transport out. "I begged for months," she said, adding: "I had never begged in my life before and I cannot explain how that made me feel. Every time I saw a well-dressed person, I would run and start asking for money. I felt so ashamed at the beginning, but I had no choice – I had to do it for my children." Many other women and children did exactly the same, tramping the dangerous streets around markets and residential areas for hours each day. "Women are forced to go out and look for food, but they never know if they will return home," Aisho noted. And most of the time, those that navigated the streets safely came back empty handed. Aid distributions are very rare. Life became even worse for Aisho and her family when their home was damaged by a mortar round. They slept in the ruins of the roofless house for weeks. And then the worst blow – her husband died. He had carted garbage and construction material in a wheelbarrow to keep the family alive, making enough money for a few cups of maize. "It was not enough to feed us, but only to keep us alive. My children were constantly asking for food," Aisho recalled. After her husband died, Aisho continued working to save up for her passage out of Mogadishu. By mid-May, she had saved enough and boarded a bus for Galkayo. But as she confronts the reality that she will never see her husband again, Aisho is happy to be far away from her home town and with her family. "I should be grateful to God," she sighed. Aisho is one of 1.4 million internally displaced people living in appalling conditions in Somalia, scene of one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. UNHCR has urged governments not to send Somalis back to Mogadishu. By Roberta Russo, in Galkayo, Somalia
Replica of the Birdwoman's Flight Suit, Harriet Quimby 1875-1912
Harriet Quimby's resume sparkled with achievements, all of which would cause any modern woman to drool. She was a screenwriter, actress, model, photojournalist, editor and world traveler. However, Quimby did not live in today's world. She was a young, beautiful woman at the turn of the 20th century. Although she was not labeled a suffragette, she was a champion of women's issues. This was evident in her numerous articles written for Leslie's Illustrated Weekly. Readers also craved photos of her timeless travels through the mysterious countries of Cuba, Egypt, Iceland and Mexico. In October, 1910 another curtain opened for her. She attended the Belmont Park International Aviation Tournament at Belmont Park Racetrack, New York. She realized that at the age of 36 years old, there was another cloud to climb, namely: aviation. Since the Wright Bros. Aviation School did not accept women, she entered the Moisant School of Aviation in May, 1911. After six weeks of classes, she began the rigorous testing program, which included figure eights above the aerodrome in a Moisant built monoplane (built in the same fashion as the Bleriot XI). On August 11, 1911, Quimby became the first female to receive her pilot’s license in the United States. The slender, dark haired aviatrix, donned a purple flight suit with an attached hood (in lieu of a helmet), she designed herself and made her debut at the Richmond County Fair, Staten Island, New York on the evening of September 4, 1911. Since this was the first night flight piloted by a woman, another “first” was added to her resume. She was then penned, “New York’s Dresden China Aviatrix”. However, Quimby was not satisfied. There was more to do. So, she began to secretly plan a solo flight across the English Channel. Although a woman had previously flown the Channel as a passenger, Quimby was determined to fly the Channel by herself. In the dark of night, she traveled to France and ordered a new Bleriot, but was dismayed to find that none were available. She then borrowed a two-seat Bleriot from Aviator and Aeroplane Manufacturer, Louis Bleriot himself. On the morning of Tuesday, April 16, 1912 she began the dangerous trip from Dover, England to Calais, France. Only 59 minutes later, at 6:29 AM, she landed 30 miles off course on the beaches of Hardelot-Plage, France. Of course local fisherman who witnessed the landing, were delighted to interrupt their daily routine and marked the occasion with a champagne toast in her honor. However, other than that toast, her notoriety would be modest since the sinking of the Titanic monopolized the worldwide press coverage. Although much controversy remains over the cause of her death, during a routine flight on July 1,1912, Quimby took a routine flight with event organizer, William Willard, as passenger, during the Third Annual Aviation Meet in Squantum, Massachusetts. As thousands watched, Willard and Quimby were tossed out of her brand new two-seat Bleriot XI and they fell to their death. Her life was tragically cut short at the youthful age of 37. Yet, nearly one hundred years later, her indelible mark remains in aviation and Quimby continues to pave the way for female pilots throughout the world as a role model and champion of safety. By: Angela Tullo
attending flight school
Topic: Flight After Wanda asks how to fly, the class is shrunk inside Tim's model airplane. In a series of high adventures, the students personally discover how wings and moving air cause flight.
What keeps airplanes aloft? How do birds fly? How do pilots steer a plane? These questions and more are explored in this installment of the award-winning science videos from Scholastic. Ms. Frizzle's class is taking part in a model-airplane contest to explore the principles of aerodynamics, when Mrs. Frizzle shrinks herself and a few class members so that they can fly their plane themselves. When the remote control breaks, the kids in the airplane must learn to fly it. Those remaining on the ground must somehow turn the Magic Schoolbus into an airplane so they can rescue their classmates. Through trial and error, the whole class discovers that in order to fly, an object needs to have wings, moving air, power, and steering. They discover firsthand how birds' wings act as propellers, and how birds and planes steer with rudders and flaps. Finally, with some help from an eagle, they learn to take off, fly, and land. Kids will learn about aerodynamics by observing what works and what doesn't as the characters try to stay aloft. Or, as Ms. Frizzle puts it: "Sometimes you have to do the wrong stuff to find out what the right stuff is supposed to be." --Elisabeth Keating