In Barry Schiff's flying career he has more than 26,000 hours in almost 300 types of aircraft, and has received worldwide recognition for his wide-ranging accomplishments. A rated Airline Transport Pilot at 21, he has earned every FAA category and class rating (except airship) and nearly every instructor's rating. During his 34-year career with Trans World Airlines (TWA) he flew everything from the Lockheed Constellation to the Boeing 747 and was a check captain on the Boeing 767. His experience and passion for aircraft has made him one of the most sought-after aviation journalists in the world. This book documents his experience flying the aircraft pilot enthusiasts dream of flying, supported with beautiful and rare photography of these exciting birds.Über den Autor:
Barry Schiff is a retired Trans World Airlines pilot who has earned every Federal Aviation Administration category, class, and instructor rating. He holds five world speed records and has received numerous honors for contributing to aviation safety, including a Congressional Commendation, the Louis Bleriot Air Medal, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's L. P. Sharples Perpetual Award. An award-winning journalist, he has published more than 1,300 articles on aviation and is a contributing editor to AOPA Pilot. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Buchbeschreibung Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc., 2007. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. Reprint. 1.1 x 8.8 x 7.1 Inches; From the North American P-51 Mustang, to the "Spirit of St. Louis," and even NASA’s Space Shuttle, this spectacular collection examines who’s who and how-to on some of the most incredible aircraft ever developed. Focusing on the unique aspects and performance characteristics of one of 32 aircraft—including the Culver Cadet, Transavia Airtruk, Saab Safari, and DeHavilland Chipmunk—each chapter brings the planes to life by describingexactly how it feels to be behind the controls. Historical and personal anecdotes further illustrate how diverse the field of aviation is and how far it’s come since the days of the Wright brothers. Artikel-Nr. 37752