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The Resource Test pilots, by Antony Loveless

Test pilots, by Antony Loveless

Label
Test pilots
Title
Test pilots
Statement of responsibility
by Antony Loveless
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Piloting experimental aircraft is more dangerous than most other types of flying. Test pilots are generally military aviators who fly new and modified aircraft, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated. In the 1950s, test pilots were being killed at the rate of about one a week, but the risks have shrunk to a fraction of that, thanks to the sophistication of aircraft technology, better ground-testing, and simulation of aircraft performance. Despite their image as fun-loving daredevils, these pilots have to be ruthlessly precise and professional when flying. This intriguing book looks at what type of people become test pilots; how they train; what the job includes; how it feels to be the first person to fly a new design; the aircraft they fly; and how they analyze and report on each flight
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Lexile: 1090
LC call number
TL671.7
LC item number
.L68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The world's most dangerous jobs
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Test pilots, by Antony Loveless
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Test pilot -- What do test pilots do? -- The dangers -- Who can become a test pilot? -- Empire Test Pilot School -- The test factory -- Flight simulators -- Airbus A380 -- Testing the A380 Airbus -- F-22 Lightning II -- Testing F-35S -- A day in the life -- Test-flying Concorde -- It's a fact!
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
32 p.
Isbn
9780778750994
Isbn Type
(reinforced lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009022042
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • ocn351302517
  • (OCoLC)351302517
Label
Test pilots, by Antony Loveless
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Test pilot -- What do test pilots do? -- The dangers -- Who can become a test pilot? -- Empire Test Pilot School -- The test factory -- Flight simulators -- Airbus A380 -- Testing the A380 Airbus -- F-22 Lightning II -- Testing F-35S -- A day in the life -- Test-flying Concorde -- It's a fact!
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
32 p.
Isbn
9780778750994
Isbn Type
(reinforced lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009022042
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • ocn351302517
  • (OCoLC)351302517

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