Monday, September 1, 2008

September 2008

September 2008

Instrument Procedures Tutorial by David Howarth (ASA, 2008, ISBN: 9781560277132). This interactive software tool graphically illustrates the practical application of instrument concepts. A complete how-to system on instrument flight, navigation, procedures, emergencies and more, theprogram offers a four-hour software tutorial and a full-color manual.

Around The World With LBJ: My Wild Ride As Air Force One Pilot, White House Aide, And Personal Confidant by James U. Cross (University of Texas Press, 2008, ISBN: 9780292717688). As LBJ’s hand-picked pilot, top military assistant and personal confidant, Cross enjoyed around-the-clock access to the 36th president during one of America’s most turbulent decades. In this book, he offers a behind-the-scenes look at the complex, dynamic and larger-than-life man.

Gathering of Mustangs & Legends Commemorative DVD (The Gathering Foundation Inc., 2008). This stunning DVD offers footage from the historic four-day air show held in Columbus, Ohio, September 27-30, 2007. Relive the memories and power of this historic air show, which featured the largest number of P-51 Mustangs in one location since World War II.

Cockpit Procedures: Effective Routines for Pilots and Virtual Aviators by Chris Burger (ASA, 2008, ISBN: 9781560277217). Using step-by-step descriptions of a thorough preflight inspection, startup, taxi, takeoff, cruise, approach, landing and after-landing actions, this authoritative guide places particular emphasis on what a pilot should actually be doing while in the pilot seat. Indispensable for active pilots and trainees, the manual is equally valuable for virtual aviators who are interested in adding a level of realism to their flight simulations.

The God Machine: From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the Helicopter by James R. Chiles (Bantam, 2008, ISBN: 9780553383522). Blending pop science and pop culture, Chiles focuses on a vehicle that evolved from an unstable machine into a sturdy, poised aircraft—the helicopter. Chiles explores its role in history and culture, from its beginnings to its critical role in Vietnam, to its multifaceted role as a traffic-monitoring, news-reporting and emergency/disaster-response vehicle.


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