History

50 Years of the Red Arrows

50 Years of the Red Arrows

Author: Peter R. March

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 0750956348

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 479

Acclaimed as the RAF’s most famous formation aerobatic display team, the "Reds"—as they are affectionately known—have attracted a truly international following. This commemorative edition tells the story of the Red Arrows from their tentative beginnings as the Yellowjacks flying Folland Gnats in 1964, through the amalgamation of the RAF display teams to become the Red Arrows in 1964, through their first displays in 1965 to their conversion to the scarlet-painted BAe Hawks that they fly today.
Transportation

50 Years Of Transportation In Singapore: Achievements And Challenges

50 Years Of Transportation In Singapore: Achievements And Challenges

Author: Tien Fang Fwa

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814651615

Category: Transportation

Page: 576

View: 386

This unique volume presents the achievements of the land, sea and air transport industry of Singapore in the last 50 years after Singapore gained its independence in 1965. It provides a comprehensive overview of Singapore's progress in transportation from a typical third world system in the 1960s to one that is currently in the top league globally in all aspects of passenger and freight transportation. Singapore's successes in land transport planning, urban traffic management, and public transport systems provide valuable experience for major cities worldwide. The emergence of the Singapore Port as the most efficient container port in the world is another success story that inspires both established and up-and-coming port operators alike. The ambitious goal of Singapore to develop itself into a maritime knowledge hub of the future is a bold and exciting undertaking catching worldwide attention. In air transport, Singapore is well known for its efficiency as a major regional hub.This book examines in detail the important milestones and background developments that have led to the highly advanced state of transportation systems in the land, sea and air transport of Singapore today. Each chapter is written by professionals who are themselves part of the success stories presented. The chapter authors are specially invited to provide a professional account of the topics of their expertise. The authors have been able to draw on extensive amounts of published and unpublished documents and reports to present a comprehensive picture for the subject of interest in each chapter. As a whole, the book offers a hollistic and informative professional reference book on the major happenings and achievements of Singapore in the transportation sector.
History

The Dams Raid Through The Lens

The Dams Raid Through The Lens

Author: Helmuth Euler

Publisher: After the Battle

ISBN: 9781399076920

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 324

The story of the attack on the Möhne and Eder dams in the Ruhr has been recounted many times before, but not until now has it been told from the German side. Helmuth Euler has spent over a third of a century studying the raid and its consequences, collecting an unrivaled archive of documents and photographs, and producing documentary films on the attack. His book Wasserkrieg (literally ‘Water-war’), published in Germany in 1992, has now been translated and adapted for this special After the Battle edition.
History

The Red Arrows

The Red Arrows

Author: David Montenegro

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781529157192

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 849

SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER DAILY MAIL BOOK OF THE WEEK THE FIRST OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE RED ARROWS 'Heart-pounding, exhilarating . . . A fascinating testimony of jeopardy, cool heads and the sheer exultant addiction of flying.' SINCLAIR MCKAY 'Fantastic . . . It was wonderful to read about so many old chums and truly legendary aviators. Highly recommended.' JOHN NICHOL (Twitter) 'An exhilarating read! The next-best thing to taking the controls of a Hawk fast-jet. And you're much less likely to throw up.' BEN MILLER 'Inspirational . . . Precision, style and dedication. The Red Arrows are the ultimate in teamwork.' TIM PEAKE 'Perfectly enjoyable . . . As the Red Arrows head towards their 60th anniversary, it's clear the team's place in our hearts is secure.' DAILY MAIL 'A wild ride . . . The ultimate insider guide, relating with great enthusiasm and insight what it means to be inside the cockpit as you scream through the skies at 350 to 450 miles per hour, within what feels like touching distance of your wingman, making continual nanosecond decisions that will result in certain death if you get them wrong.' TELEGRAPH, Patrick Bishop _________________________________________ "Occasionally, you and the team come within read of perfection, up there in the rarefied air of the skies. You never know when those moments will come, but it's what you yearn for as a pilot." The Red Arrows represent the very best speed, agility and precision aerobatic flying in the Royal Air Force, and the people who wear those iconic red flight suits are rigorously selected not just for their flying skills, lightning-fast reflexes and nerves of steel, but for their mental resilience, courage and humility. Written by the Officer Commanding and former Red 1 Team Leader, Wing Commander David Montenegro, and full of never-before-shared tales from pilots past and present, this thrilling history is both a faithful record and a fascinating account of not only what it takes, but what it means, to be a Red Arrow. _________________________________________ Praise for the Red Arrows: 'A lifetime's ambition . . . I still can't believe I've been in a fighter jet. It was fantastic - just to feel the G-force was spectacular.' LEWIS HAMILTON 'So tight, crisp and professional' CHRIS HADFIELD 'I can never quite believe that anyone can fly and aircraft with such precision' PROF. BRIAN COX 'The skill level they have is just off the scale. The Red Arrows is an amazing display of quality' DAVID COULTHARD
Medical

Inherited Chorioretinal Dystrophies

Inherited Chorioretinal Dystrophies

Author: Bernard Puech

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540694663

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 801

This lavishly illustrated atlas provides indispensable information to clinicians, geneticists and visual scientists working with inherited retinal diseases. It is filled with high-quality images, up-to-date genetic information and comprehensive electrophysiology. The data for each individual disorder have been summarised in an accessible, reader-friendly format for easy reference. The illustrations include colour fundus photographs, fluorescein angiograms, OCT scans, electrophysiological studies and pedigrees. The editors and authors are well-known experts in the field and have drawn upon their extensive experience to produce this unique atlas.
Biography & Autobiography

Rate of Climb

Rate of Climb

Author: Rick Peacock-Edwards

Publisher: Grub Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781911667513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 465

A veteran RAF fighter pilot reflects on his service in the sky during the Cold War, the Gulf War, and more in this exciting memoir. Rick Peacock-Edwards has led different lives at different times, but through it all, he has consistently enjoyed himself. One of three sons of outstanding South African Battle of Britain pilot F/O S R “Teddy” Peacock-Edwards, Rick has a compassionate regard for a generation of wartime aircrew: “As the proud son of one of the “Few,” their selfless daring has inspired me throughout my life. Importantly, they influenced my decision to become an airman in the Royal Air Force, to become a fighter pilot like my father, and to live life with spirit as they had lived their lives. It is essential that their experiences live on.” Rate of Climb, his original and entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, shows Rick in complete command of his primary subject: flying. A leading ex-RAF fighter pilot to his fingertips, he flew the Lightning, Phantom, Tornado F2/3 and other high-performance aircraft, and served in senior-ranking positions in the UK, Germany and the US. During a varied and distinguished career, he was closely associated with the Eurofighter Typhoon programme and was appointed as the Royal Air Force Inspector of Flight Safety. He ably demonstrated his uncommon skill and determined leadership during the Cold War era, first Gulf War and elsewhere. A past master of The Honourable Company of Air Pilots, he is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the immediate past vice chairman of the Royal Air Force Club in London. He is equally as engaged in his post-RAF career as he was when a serving officer. This is an action-packed account of a foremost flyer’s life with endless good stories, and a colourful cast of characters to match. Rick’s compelling recollections in Rate of Climb reveal a life of considerable achievement, in a very personal book capturing the ties of airmanship that the author has been privileged to share. A must for all lovers of derring-do in the air.
Photography

Mastering the Nikon Z50

Mastering the Nikon Z50

Author: Darrell Young

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 9781681986241

Category: Photography

Page: 544

View: 953

Mastering the Nikon Z50 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of Nikon's new mirrorless Z50 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment.

This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.

Darrell’s friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions, while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The information in this book goes beyond the camera itself and also covers basic photography technique.

History

The Red Arrows

The Red Arrows

Author: David Montenegro

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473591387

Category: History

Page: 0

View: 303

*** PRE-ORDER NOW: THE FIRST OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE RED ARROWS *** It's now over 50 years since the Red Arrows first took to the skies and transfixed the world with their jaw-dropping displays of daredevil precision and sky-high aerobatics. The Red Arrows represent the very best speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, and the pilots behind the planes are rigorously selected for their nerves of steel, lightning reflexes, and millisecond-perfect timing. Each one has years of distinguished service in the Royal Air Force under their belts, and plenty of stories to tell. Written by the head of the Red Arrows, Wing Commander David Montenegro - himself a former Red 1 and Red Arrows team leader - and full of never-before-shared tales from pilots, past and present, this thrilling history celebrates the courage, daring and incredible skill of the Red Arrows and its pilots over the last 50 years.
Veterans

Red Arrow News-record

Red Arrow News-record

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89077201242

Category: Veterans

Page:

View: 562

History

A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1945-1999

A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1945-1999

Author: Joe Bamford

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 393

Having been classified by the Air Ministry as a 'Master Diversion' airfield, RAF Manston was for many years open twenty-four hours a day and available to both civil and military aircraft 365 days a year. It was also later equipped with the Pyrene foam system, which both civil and military aircraft could use when they had problems with their undercarriage: there is no doubt that the foam carpet saved many lives. The most spectacular occasion that it was used was on 20 April 1967 when a British Eagle Britannia made a complete wheels-up landing. It is claimed that Manston was the only station to serve in every command of the RAF and until its closure in 1999; it probably dealt with more diverse types of aircraft than any other station. During its eighty-three years as a Royal Naval/ RAF airfield, it played host to the Sopwith Camel, Spitfire, Bf 109, He 111, B-29, B-47, Tu-104, F-84 and Concorde, plus many other types that are too numerous to mention.

Scouting

Scouting

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 60

View: 597

Published by the Boy Scouts of America for all BSA registered adult volunteers and professionals, Scouting magazine offers editorial content that is a mixture of information, instruction, and inspiration, designed to strengthen readers' abilities to better perform their leadership roles in Scouting and also to assist them as parents in strengthening families.
History

The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950-1970

The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950-1970

Author: Ian Proctor

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783831890

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 548

Soon after the Second world War, wartime allies became Cold War adversaries, and by 1950 the perceived threat of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain dominated military planning. For the next forty years, the Royal Air Force was in the front-line of the Cold War. In Britain and Germany, light bomber crews exercised in preparation for a future conflict, while interceptor pilots stood by ready to counter incursions by Soviet aircraft. Between 1956 and 1969, the elite crews of the iconic V-Force of nuclear bombers trained to perform the ultimate mission, striking targets deep in the heart of Russia. Protecting British interests overseas, personnel at stations across the Middle East and Far East were regularly engaged in supporting operations during the many colonial conflicts which occurred throughout the 1950s and 1960s.??Undertaking these duties were new British-designed aircraft introduced to squadrons from the early-1950s. The names of these extraordinary aircraft, which included the Hunter, Lightning, Vulcan and Canberra, became synonymous with the Cold War.??In this book, Ian Proctor uses over 150 highly evocative colour images from a single remarkable Air Ministry collection to portray the RAF and its personnel between 1950 and 1970. He provides a selected insight into service life, the aircraft, recruitment and training, and the operations and exercises undertaken by the RAF during a twenty year period of the Cold War.