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Imagine youre sitting next to a pilot on a flight and hes 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 theres 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 theyre 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.
Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, this insightful glimpse into the world of commercial airline travel explains all of the topics any passenger would want to know about flying. With a unique insiders perspective, a broad range of flight-related topicsincluding the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what theyre made of, and how pilots are trainedare discussed at length in this account. Blending facts, trivia, and humor, this ultimate flight companion provides up-to-date, accurate information about the science of aviation.
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"Filled with information for frequent and fearful flyers, aviation enthusiasts, pilots in training and the general public." The Oakville Beaver"There is something here for everyone who steps on a plane. Morris writes in a lively and entertaining style, pulling back the curtain on the world of aviation." The Expositor