Cover of: The Flying Book | David Blatner

The Flying Book

everything you've ever wondered about flying on airplanes

Published by Walker & Co. in New York .

About the Book

Whether you fear, thrill at, or, like many, have never bothered to stop and think about the wonder of commercial flight, The Flying Book will inform, surprise, reassure, and entertain. David Blatner takes readers from the cockpit to the runway, the control tower, the baggage and security systems, the airplane manufacturing plant, and beyond, explaining the many factors that make airline travel possible. There are stops along the way to examine airplane maintenance, pilot training, the effects of weather, safety statistics, tips for staying healthy, oddball aviation inventions such as the air car, and what aerodynamicists have learned from birds and bugs. With a brief history of aviation just to put it all in perspective, as well as minibiographies of some of history's great aviators, The Flying Book is a treasure trove of fascinating aviation facts. A delight for travelers-business, pleasure, or armchair-or any readers who like to indulge their sense of curiosity, The Flying Book captures the spirit, illuminates the science, and reveals the magic of flight.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genre Popular works.

The Physical Object

Pagination 248p.
Number of pages 248

ID Numbers

Open Library OL20943014M
Internet Archive isbn_9780802713780
ISBN 10 0802713785
LC Control Number 2002038089
OCLC/WorldCat 50919759
Library Thing 742698
Goodreads 7116853

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