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Finding Carla

Author : Ross Nixon
ISBN : 1619543435
Genre : History
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"In March of 1967, single-engine private pilot Alvin Oien, Sr. crashed his Cessna 195 in the mountains of Northern California, with passengers Phyllis (his wife) and Carla (his stepdaughter) after he hit unexpectedly worsening weather with fast ice-buildup on his wings. They all survived the crash due to Al's skillful and lucky handling but the icing caused him to spin out of control and fly far off course. He hard-landed near the summit of a remote mountain peak and the three of them were badly injured. Before 1968, there was no thought of any requirement for airplanes to contain emergency locator transmitters. Because of the multiple negative factors of the blizzard conditions, incredibly rough terrain and zero visibility, the search and rescue efforts failed as there was no 'ELT' onboard to pinpoint them. The ELT Beacon law, finally signed into the regulations in 1970 as a rider to the OSHA bill, could well be called Carla's Law. When the details of the 'Carla Corbus accident'--the story told in this book--made headline news when they were finally found 6 months later, along with a 'diary' that Phyllis and Carla kept (which was transcribed in part and published months after that), it was the shock that broke all political resistance to making such a law. This is a flying story as well as a life story. In retelling it, the hope is that the messages of this book spread through the aviation world and beyond, cause people to think about what is important in flying and life. The Oien Family's sacrifice in this needs to be remembered...in this story"--Provided by publisher.

Deadly Departure

Author : Christine Negroni
ISBN : 9780062322975
Genre : Transportation
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The in-flight explosion of TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996, was one of the deadliest disasters in American history, spurring the most expensive airline investigation ever undertaken by the U.S. government. To this day the crash remains clouded in doubt and shadowed by suspicion of a government conspiracy. If there was any conspiracy to hide the truth about what really happened to Flight 800, it began long before the crash. Past crashes tell the story: What happened on Flight 800 has happened before and will again, unless drastic changes are made. Now veteran journalist Christine Negroni reveals what the commercial aviation industry has known for more than thirty-five years that during flight confined vapors in the fuel tanks can create a bomb like environment. It takes only a small energy source to ignite it. TWA Flight 800 was the fourteenth fuel tank explosion on a commercial airliner in thirty-five years. Yet each and every time, the airline industry persuaded regulators to deal with the symptoms of the problem and ignore the cause. When investigators could not immediately determine what happened, they were finally forced to look at the bigger picture. And, for the first time, this book exposes the hubris of aircraft manufacturers who knew all along, but dismissed as acceptable, the risk of fuel tank explosions. Deadly Departure shines a spotlight on the chaos behind the most massive crash investigation ever conducted, how the White House had to intervene between feuding investigators, and the surprising stories behind the missile theory conspiracies. It also tells the stories of the passengers and their families, the people of TWA and Boeing, the rescue and crisis workers, and the investigators and scientists involved illustrating the devastating effects on human lives. An impeccably researched, eye-opening examination of one of the great disasters of our time, Deadly Departure is a stunning exposé of how industry pressure continues to undermine regulatory policy, placing air travelers' lives at risk.

The Crash Detectives

Author : Christine Negroni
ISBN : 9781782396420
Genre : Transportation
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In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes the reader inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects each accident, she explores the common themes and, most importantly, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation and aircraft design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way, she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive. Tying in aviation science, performance psychology and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying, and will definitely make you a more informed passenger.

Air Crashes And Miracle Landings

Author : Christopher Bartlett
ISBN : 0956072313
Genre : Aircraft accidents
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A classic combining several types of aviation disaster books in one. It vividly retells incidents that made headlines at the time, while explaining why they happened and the lessons they provided to make air travel so safe today.

Second Chance Cinderella

Author : Carla Capshaw
ISBN : 9780373282722
Genre : Fiction
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"I'll Wait for You Forever." Heartbroken when her childhood love never returned, Rose Smith soon learned she had even greater worries—she carried his child. Ten years later as a housemaid in London, she encounters Samuel Blackstone. The kind youth she adored has turned bitter with success. Feeling out of place in Sam's high-society world, Rose fears what he may do when he learns of their son…. A wealthy stockbroker, Sam is used to getting what he wants. And when he learns that Rose bore him a son, he wants to claim his family. But he'll have to convince Rose to trust him again if he's to have any hope of meeting the boy…or recapturing her heart.

The Edge Of Normal

Author : Carla Norton
ISBN : 9781250031051
Genre : Fiction
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''Norton has given us living, breathing characters that we know and understand . . . and who inhabit our imaginations after we've finished this book." —Jeffery Deaver In many ways, Reeve LeClaire looks like a typical twenty-two year old girl. She's finally landed her own apartment, she waitresses to pay the bills, and she wishes she wasn't so nervous around new people. She thinks of herself as agile, not skittish. As serious, not grim. But Reeve is anything but normal. Ten years ago, she was kidnapped and held captive. After a lucky escape, she's spent the last six years trying to rebuild her life, a recovery thanks in large part to her indispensable therapist Dr. Ezra Lerner. But when he asks her to help another girl rescued from a similar situation, Reeve realizes she may not simply need to mentor this young victim—she may be the only one who can protect her from a cunning predator who is still out there, watching every move. From the author of the #1 non-fiction bestseller Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box comes a novel that draws you into a chilling and engrossing world. With masterful plot twists and shifting points of view that make it as irresistible as Gone Girl, Carla Norton's The Edge of Normal is a stunning debut thriller.

The Complete Private Pilot

Author : Bob Gardner
ISBN : 1560276118
Genre : Transportation
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Prospective pilots are offered a thorough understanding of flying fundamentals as well as the aeronautical knowledge needed to earn a private-pilot certificate in this guide to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Exams. Topics such as basic aerodynamics, flight instruments, communication procedures, and weather are discussed and augmented with checklists, mnemonic devices, specific tips, and special learning techniques that help students quickly grasp the information, pass the required tests and checkrides, and have an operational and practical understanding of the private-pilot certificate. Each chapter concludes with sample questions taken directly from FAA exams.

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