Technology & Engineering

The Killing Zone, Second Edition

The Killing Zone, Second Edition

Author: Paul A. Craig

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0071798404

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 142

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.WARNING! Don't fly solo before you understand all the dangers of the killing zone. It could save your life! This survival guide for new pilots identifies the pitfalls waiting inside the killing zone, the period from 50 to 350 flight hours when they leave their instructors behind and fly as pilot in command for the first time. Although they're privately certified, many of these unseasoned aviators are unaware of the potential accidents that lie ahead while trying to build decision-making skills on their own -- many times falling victim to inexperience. Based on the first in-depth scientific study of pilot behavior and general aviation flying accidents in over 20 years, The Killing Zone, Second Edition offers practical advice to help identify the time frame in which you are most likely to die. Author and aviation specialist Paul Craig offers rare insights into the special risks new pilots face and includes updated preventive strategies for flying through the killing zone . . . alive: NEW to the Second Edition: Dealing with Glass Cockpits; GPS Moving Maps; Collision Avoidance Systems; including a new chapter on Available Safety versus Actual Safety Alerts you to the 12 mistakes likely to kill you Provides guidelines for avoiding, evading, diverting, correcting, and managing dangers Includes a "Pilot Personality Self-Assessment Exercise"for an individualized survival strategy
Transportation

The Killing Zone: How & Why Pilots Die

The Killing Zone: How & Why Pilots Die

Author: Paul A. Craig

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071362696

Category: Transportation

Page: 338

View: 855

This literal survival guide for new pilots identifies "the killing zone," the 40-250 flight hours during which unseasoned aviators are likely to commit lethal mistakes. Presents the statistics of how many pilots will die in the zone within a year; calls attention to the eight top pilot killers (such as "VFR into IFR," "Takeoff and Climb"); and maps strategies for avoiding, diverting, correcting, and managing the dangers. Includes a Pilot Personality Self-Assessment Exercise that identifies pilot "types" and how each type can best react to survive the killing zone.
History

The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

Author: Frederick Downs Jr.

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393076066

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 733

“The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army Times Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.
Technology & Engineering

The Killing Zone

The Killing Zone

Author: Richard Dorney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448118427

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 496

On a tour of duty in the Helmand River Valley, the Grenadier Guards faced the toughest challenge of their lives... Carrying out patrols in the most fiercely contested land in Afghanistan the Guards were under fire almost constantly. The summer of 2007 saw some of the most frequent and intense combat yet, beyond what anyone could have predicted. Based in isolated forward operating bases their nearest reinforcements were often miles away, down a track strewn with deadly roadside bombs. The Killing Zone is an action-packed and authentic insight into the real Afghanistan. This is what it’s like to deliberately draw fire on your own position so that your mates can escape an ambush, to experience the adrenaline rush of being the first in to clear a Taliban compound, and to rely on skill, loyalty and quick-thinking to survive in one of the most dangerous places on earth.
Biography & Autobiography

Unlearning to Fly

Unlearning to Fly

Author: Jennifer Brice

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803208605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 202

A memoir of a bookworm growing up in Alaska - among people whose resilience, restlessness, and energy find their highest expression in winter ascents of Mount McKinley or first descents of wild rivers.
History

Summary of Frederick Downs, Jr.'s The Killing Zone

Summary of Frederick Downs, Jr.'s The Killing Zone

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669380542

Category: History

Page: 22

View: 604

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was excited to be heading to Vietnam, where I would be able to find answers to my many questions about war and my role in it. I was surprised at the number of lights below. I had always thought that a war zone would be blacked out, but the jewels of lights spread haphazardly through the dark. #2 I was waiting with my duffle bag and flight bag at the airport, long before transportation arrived to take us to the camp. Vietnamese were everywhere, on the roads and in the camp. They were in places I thought would be taboo on a military base. #3 I was assigned to the supply sergeant for my equipment. He gave me two sets of jungle fatigues, olive-drab underwear, a towel, and a M-16 rifle with magazines. He told me to stuff all of my other junk into my duffle bag. #4 I was transferred to the Third Brigade of the Fourth Division, located in Due Pho, Vietnam. The camp was fully developed to the west, and more units were assigned areas in a steadily encroaching circle around to the east side, toward the sea.
Afghan War, 2001-

Into the Killing Zone

Into the Killing Zone

Author: Sean Rayment

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000110583733

Category: Afghan War, 2001-

Page: 264

View: 158

Leading commentator, Sean Rayment, has followed the conflict in Afghanistan from the first moment and tells the story of the rise and fall of the British effort in Afghanistan.The current conflict in Afghanistan is unlike any other war in the world. Since 2006 British soldiers have been living in impossible conditions, under the searing desert sun (on occasions reaching 50°C) and facing continual fire from elusive Taliban forces. With access to many members of the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Marines, and The Royal Anglian Regiment as well as the undercover operations of special forces, Sean Rayment recounts the lives and battles of the British forces at the centre of the most difficult conflict of our times.Included here is the dramatic two-week siege of Sangin in August 2006, in which 120 members of the Parachute regiment stood against an unseen desert force: in the turmoil, under heavy fire, Corporal Bryan Budd of the Paras headed off a Taliban assault and was killed; he won a posthumous VC. During the most dangerous periods solders were forced to sleep standing at their battle positions.Sean Rayment_s dispatches from the campaign, also cover the battles of Musa Quala and Nawzad and form a compelling and gruelling account of what_s really been happening in a war that is often conducted beyond the lenses of the media.He reveals a riveting portrait of courage and endurance amongst the ordinary men and women of the modern British Army.
Psychology

Human Factors in Aviation and Aerospace

Human Factors in Aviation and Aerospace

Author: Joseph Keebler

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124202023

Category: Psychology

Page: 622

View: 196

Human Factors in Aviation and Aerospace, Third Edition is written for the widespread aviation community, including students, engineers, scientists, pilots, managers, government personnel, etc. The book's editors offer essential breadth of experience on aviation human factors from multiple perspectives (i.e., scientific research, regulation, funding agencies, technology and implementation) as well as knowledge on the science. Beginning with more general topics, the book moves on to specific topics such as pilot performance, human factors in aircraft design, and vehicles and systems. Uses real-world case examples of dangers and solutions Includes a new chapter on cockpit resource management Examines future directions for aviation psychology and human factors in aviation in two new separate chapters Emphasizes the international perspective
Self-Help

The Absolute Beginners Guide to Becoming a Pilot

The Absolute Beginners Guide to Becoming a Pilot

Author: Jason Dearn

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781447566489

Category: Self-Help

Page:

View: 908

The absolute beginners guide to becoming a pilot is a reference tool for anyone thinking about becoming a pilot, either PPL or CPL. Before you commit to any training you should read this book. It will give you an insight into the process employed in the training of civilian pilots in Europe. This is not a technical book, it is however, a laymans guide on how to become a Pilot.
Fiction

The Killing Cycle

The Killing Cycle

Author: Timothy Owen

Publisher: Timothy Owen

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 973

Education

Instructional Design Principles for High-Stakes Problem-Solving Environments

Instructional Design Principles for High-Stakes Problem-Solving Environments

Author: Chwee Beng Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811328084

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 612

This book examines the types of problems and constraints faced by specialists in the areas of security, medicine, mental health, aviation and engineering. Every day we rely on highly trained specialists to solve complex problems in high-stakes environments, that is, environments involving direct threats to the preservation of human life. While previous work has tended to focus on problem solving in a single domain, this book covers multiple, related domains. It is divided into three parts, the first of which addresses the theoretical foundations, with coverage of theories of instructional design and expertise. Part two covers the five high-stakes domains and offers directions for training in these domains. In turn, part three provides practical guidelines for instructional design in high-stakes professions, including learner analysis, task analysis, assessment and evaluation. The book is intended for a broad readership, including those who operate in high-stress, time-pressure occupations. Trainers at professional organisations can utilise the theoretical frameworks and training strategies discussed in this book when preparing their clients for complex, real-world problem solving. Further, the book offers a valuable resource for academics and graduate students, as well as anyone with an interest in problem solving.
Philosophy

Addresses of the Mississippi Philosophical Association

Addresses of the Mississippi Philosophical Association

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004495692

Category: Philosophy

Page: 379

View: 543

Addresses of the Mississippi Philosophical Association is a collection of presidential and invited addresses from the members of the Mississippi Philosophical Association (MPA). Papers date from the inception of the association in the mid-1940s and continue through 1999. The common thread in these addresses is the authors' service to or leadership in the MPA. The content and methods in the chapters are diverse, including addresses on ethics, political philosophy, history of philosophy, epistemology, aesthetics, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, and philosophical theology. Some unique features of this book are a history of the MPA, biographical sketches and photographs of each contributor, and the inclusion of the unpublished 1988 Dunbar Lectures from Millsaps College and the unpublished 1992 Akin Lecture from Mississippi College. These essays and lectures reveal the vitality of philosophy in the colleges and universities of Mississippi. As part of the special series, Histories and Addresses of Philosophical Societies in the larger Value Inquiry Book Series, this book documents - in a unique historical format - the value and vitality of a state philosophical organization. “There has been no attempt to mold these addresses into a unity; rather, the addresses offer a glimpse of the pluralistic philosophical reflection among the philosophical faculties of the private colleges and public universities in the state of Mississippi. To the surprise of some people, philosophy is alive, well, diverse, and flourishing in Mississippi!” (from the Preface).