'Flying the Knife Edge' is the story of an ordinary man experiencing extraordinary things as a bush pilot in remote Papua New Guinea in the 1990s.
Author: Matt McLaughlin
'Flying the Knife Edge' is the story of an ordinary man experiencing extraordinary things as a bush pilot in remote Papua New Guinea in the 1990s. This critically acclaimed memoir chronicles New Zealander Matt McLaughlin's adventures on the knife edge of bush pilot ops in one of the world's most dangerous flying environments. A hair raising tal
KNIFE-EDGE FLIGHT The basic knife-edge maneuver is a quarter of a snap roll with the aircraft flying one wing up and other down so the wings are 90 degrees ...
Author: Robert Schleicher
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Examines new technologies that allow enthusiasts to access areas with electric models which were previosly inaccessible. Offers advice on choosing a battery, tethered and free flight, simple and advanced radio control, indoor flight, build-it-yourself kits and exact scale flying.
We develop an aircraft and control system that is capable of repeatedly performing a high speed (7m/s or 16 MPH) "knife-edge" maneuver through a gap that is smaller than the aircraft's wingspan.
Author: Andrew James Barry
We develop an aircraft and control system that is capable of repeatedly performing a high speed (7m/s or 16 MPH) "knife-edge" maneuver through a gap that is smaller than the aircraft's wingspan. The maneuver consists of flying towards a gap, rolling to a significant angle, accurately navigating between the obstacles, and rolling back to horizontal. The speed and roll-rate required demand a control system capable of highly precise, repeatable maneuvers. We address the necessary control theory, path planning, and hardware requirements for such a maneuver, and give a proposal for a new system that may improve upon the existing techniques.
There were chapters on the physics of flying – how planes have to fly, have no choice in the matter and so on; chapters on how pilots are trained and ...
Author: David A. Rollins
Publisher: Pan Australia
While working on a top-secret research program for the US Department of Defense in the freezing waters off Japan, a leading scientist turns up dead, eaten by a monster shark. US Air Force OSI Special Agent Vin Cooper is hurriedly dispatched to investigate. Cooper, however, has barely begun when he's pulled off the case to look into the death of an old military buddy who died while making a routine parachute jump. Both cases suddenly collide when Cooper finds himself having to parachute out of a plane and into the night-time skies of a hostile Pakistan. His mission: to recover stolen US Defense biological technology. The stakes: to prevent a nuclear war between Pakistan and India that could engulf the world. The problem: Cooper has to jump alongside a soldier he suspects is a killer. In his latest edge-of-the-seat adventure, the clock is ticking down to disaster as Cooper tracks his elusive quarry from the crushing depths of the Japan Trench to the frozen foothills of the Hindu Kush and the humid border regions of Thailand and Burma.
In some cases, the pilots may feel that they are sitting out on the wing of their aircraft, watching themselves flying the aircraft. The knife-edge and ...
Author: David G. Newman
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book provides a detailed general overview of the human factors and performance limitations associated with flying fast jets, integrating all the latest available research literature on the demanding operational tasks faced by such pilots and aircrews. As such, it has a strong military focus, dealing with pilots of fighter aircraft, attack aircraft and lead-in fighter trainer aircraft that are traditionally only single or dual pilot operations. The book deals not only with the issue of G force, but discusses ejection and escape/survival, disorientation, high altitude physiology, pilot training and selection, helmet-mounted equipment, situational awareness, data fusion and multi-sensor integration, human machine interface issues and advanced cockpit design. It examines the human performance issues associated with the technological advances made in fast jets, such as increased manoeuvrability, increased use of the pilot’s head as a mounting platform for sensor and weapons systems, and the complexities involved in the human-machine interface within these aircraft.
Knife flight in its basic form has been around for a long time, ... a certain amount of wing lift is used,but in the true knife edge condition, ...
Author: Neil Williams
Acclaimed worldwide as the most detailed and knowledgeable text about Aerobatics, this book takes the pilot from the basic manoeuvres step by step through to the exacting standards required at World Championship level. Primarily for pilots, the book also makes light reading for enthusiasts and spectators.
'I'd just turned a corner onto the last flight of steps when this ...' he paused, remembering that moment he thought would be his last '... this shape ...
Author: Fergus McNeill
Publisher: Hachette UK
The perfect book for fans of serial killer thrillers and crime writers such as Peter James, Mark Billingham and Peter Robinson He didn't intend to let her get so close But Robert Naysmith's girlfriend Kim has become important to him. So he decides to tell her his deadly secret. He wants her to recognise the power he holds. He hopes he won't have to kill her Detective Inspector Harland hasn't forgotten the serial killer who got away from him. But with nothing to go on, he fears he will never bring him to justice. Until he is seconded to investigate the brutal murder of a woman in her Bristol home. A random attack, a murderer who has carefully covered his tracks . . . alarm bells start ringing. Then Harland meets Kim. One last game of life and death is about to begin. Praise for Fergus McNeil 'A chilling game of cat and mouse that should keep you awake long after bedtime. DI Harland is a welcome addition to the growing ranks of British detectives' Peter Robinson, bestselling author of the DCI Banks series 'Let's welcome Fergus McNeill to the ranks of British Crime fiction innovators; he has found a darker shade of noir' Quintin Jardine, bestselling author of the Constable Bob Skinner series 'Creepy, compelling and completely convincing' Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said/ She Said 'A gripping first novel' Irish Independent
If he had met Paulus and Schmidt personally, either by flying into the pocket or summoning Sixth Army's senior officers to meet him outside the pocket, ...
Author: Prit Buttar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War II. The German capture of the city, their encirclement by Soviet forces shortly afterwards, and the hard-fought but futile attempts to relieve them, saw bitter attritional fighting and extremes of human misery inflicted on both sides. The surrender of General Friedrich von Paulus's army left Germany's eastern armies severely weakened, but the Red Army had suffered enormous losses as it overreached itself in trying to exploit its great victory. The war was not over. Germany would continue the fight, and the battles that took place in the winter of 1942/43 would show the tactical and operational skill of Erich von Manstein and the Wehrmacht as they attempted to avert total disaster. In this title, now available in paperback, a renowned expert on warfare on the Eastern Front reveals the often-overlooked German counteroffensive post-Stalingrad, and how it prevented the whole Axis front line from collapsing. Drawing on first-hand accounts, On a Knife's Edge is a story of brilliant generalship, lost opportunities and survival in the harshest theatre of war.
People see its splinters flying out before long. The splinters can be more important in Punjab. Challenges to Asif Zardari's leadership will be serious in ...
Author: M.B. Naqvi
Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited
Category: Political Science
Pakitan at the Knife's Edge is veteran journalist M.B.Naqvi's understanding of contemporary Pakistan and the directions the country could take or ought to. From the sacking of the Chief justice of the Supreme Court, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, by General Pervez Musharraf, to the return of Benazir Bhutto and her assasination on 27 December 2007, the book traces the lawyer's agitation to the general elections in 2008, and also the rise of more vocal civil society. M.B.Naqvi focuses on the lawyer's movement for judicial autonomy and reinstatement of democracy and derives great hope from it, the movement has become a locus for a more braod-based demand for democracy raised by civil society. So Pakistan is poised at knife's edge: whihc way will it go? A human rights activist and fervent supporter of liberal democratic dispensation, Naqvi presents a compelling blueprint for the future of the country.
The colloquial name alludes to the fact that at this altitude the pilot is flying on a knife-edge that demands great skill. If the speed is reduced the ...
Author: Peter J. Swatton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
Organised and written as an accessible study guide for student pilots wishing to take commercial ground examinations to obtain ATPL or CPL licenses, Principles of Flight for Pilots also provides a reliable up-to-date reference for qualified and experienced personnel wishing to further improve their understanding of the Principles of Flight and related subjects. Providing a unique aerodynamics reference tool, unlike any book previously Principles of Flight for Pilots explains in significant depth all the topics necessary to pass the Principles of Flight examination as required by the EASA syllabus. Aviation ground instructor Peter J. Swatton, well reputed for his previous works in the field of pilot ground training, presents the subject in seven parts including basic aerodynamics; level flight aerodynamics; stability; manoeuvre aerodynamics; and other aerodynamic considerations. Each chapter includes self-assessed questions, 848 in total spread over eighteen chapters, with solutions provided at the end of the book containing full calculations and explanations.