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Flying Ahead of the Airplane

Author : Nawal K. Taneja
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Airlines willing to develop insight from foresight relating to the expected ’step phase changes’ will eventually improve their margins. However, the backward-looking airline, managed using old strategic levers and short-term metrics, will cease to exist, merge, shrink, become more dependent on government support, or become irrelevant. ’Management innovations’ are not going to deliver the required improvements; innovation within management is essential for airlines' survival. In Flying Ahead of the Airplane, Nawal Taneja analyzes global changes and thought-provoking scenarios to help airline executives adjust and adapt to the chaotic world. Drawing on his experience of real airline situations worldwide, the author concludes that there is a gulf between what executives are doing now and what they need to do to stay ahead of the curve. To close this gap, the author suggests that airline executives focus on just three relevant initiatives: a) aligning business and technology strategies, b) redesigning organization structures to centralize the role of the scheduling function, and c) developing relevant brands that integrate social networking technology. To support this third initiative, the book provides insights on branding from 20 fascinating non-aviation case studies from around the world. Flying Ahead of the Airplane will assist practitioners in airlines of every size to integrate future trends into their mainstream thinking and launch flexible business models to manage risk and compete effectively in the ’flattening world’.

Flying Ahead of the Airplane

Author : Nawal K. Taneja
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Airlines willing to develop insight from foresight relating to the expected ’step phase changes’ will eventually improve their margins. However, the backward-looking airline, managed using old strategic levers and short-term metrics, will cease to exist, merge, shrink, become more dependent on government support, or become irrelevant. ’Management innovations’ are not going to deliver the required improvements; innovation within management is essential for airlines' survival. In Flying Ahead of the Airplane, Nawal Taneja analyzes global changes and thought-provoking scenarios to help airline executives adjust and adapt to the chaotic world. Drawing on his experience of real airline situations worldwide, the author concludes that there is a gulf between what executives are doing now and what they need to do to stay ahead of the curve. To close this gap, the author suggests that airline executives focus on just three relevant initiatives: a) aligning business and technology strategies, b) redesigning organization structures to centralize the role of the scheduling function, and c) developing relevant brands that integrate social networking technology. To support this third initiative, the book provides insights on branding from 20 fascinating non-aviation case studies from around the world. Flying Ahead of the Airplane will assist practitioners in airlines of every size to integrate future trends into their mainstream thinking and launch flexible business models to manage risk and compete effectively in the ’flattening world’.

I Learned about Flying from that

Author : Flying Magazine
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Narrates more than sixty perilous incidents in which inexperienced pilots quickly became seasoned veterans

Airplane Flying Handbook

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Introduces the basic pilot skills and knowledge essential for piloting airplanes. Provides information on airplanes and the operation of airplane systems.

RV Flygirl

Author : Marcy Lange
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Marcy Lange had spent her life as a homemaker and mother when her life took a turn: She got divorced, started a photography business and began taking aerial photos for local businesses. After her divorce, she went to a singles weekend at a ski resort and that weekend she met Hank. Hank was a pilot and “airport bum” who always dreamed of flying. Years later they were married. She didn’t know anything about airplanes, but soon learned how to read maps and understand the instruments. After flying with her pilot husband for more than a decade, she took an intro ground school course then went for an intro flight. That intro flight had her sitting in front of the instructor pilot in a tandem seat airplane. It was that flight that hooked her into becoming a pilot. She was soon flying her tiny airplane over the Columbia Gorge, which separates Washington and Oregon, hoping that nothing went wrong. Later, she took a flight over the north face of a snowcapped and picturesque Mount St. Helens. The terrain might be beautiful, but the sky can turn scary when you join the author as she looks back on the adventures of an RV Flygirl.

I Learned About Flying From That Vol 3

Author : Flying Magazine
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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. Drawn from the very best of the Flying magazine column -- the publication's most popular since its inception in 1938 -- these accounts let you relive some of the most memorable events in flying, as told by the pilots who actually experienced them.

North Star Over My Shoulder

Author : Bob Buck
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A delightful memoir follows the life of a legendary pilot, author, and member of the National Advisory for Aeronautics, who in 1930, at the age of sixteen, flew solo from coast to coast, breaking the junior transcontinental speed record, and traces his illustrious career, from his World War II experiences to his stint as a co-pilot for TWA. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Flying Prostitute

Author : Lawrence J. Hunter
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The Flying Prostitute was one of many pseudonyms given the B-26 Martin Marauder bomber in WWII by those who flew them. This plane cremated so many crewmen that newscasters were afraid to write or talk about it for fear this might cause a morale problem with our men who were told to fly them. The author recites his cadet life at Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas, THE WEST POINT OF THE AIR, where he became the top-ranking cadet officer. He then earned his wings at Ellington Field, Texas and, along with others of his class, was assigned to be an Instructor Pilot of this aircraft for seventeen months. So many men were being killed in horrible crashes that each wore their Air Force Wings as bracelets on their wrists so their bodies could be identified, “just in case.” Combat in the skies over Europe followed, and so did the crashes. Pilots did not know the mammoth tail could, and had separated from this airplane while in flight. Pilots knew the propellers could runaway and cremate their entire crew in disastrous, fiery crashes. Pilots did not know the manufacturers of parts of this airplane were falsifying reports and Congress knew it. They did know that they could be killed every time they took one up. This dramatic, true story is shocking in its detail and documentation. The refusal to write about this airplane remains an enigma for writers even to this day.

Flying Magazine

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Instrument Flying

Author : Richard Taylor
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The fourth edition of the perennial best-seller. Fully updated, with everything the private pilot needs to know about flying IFR, such as handling emergencies, filing flight plans, understanding IFR communications, navigating, and flying more efficiently. Polish and improve your instrument-flight skills with the proficiency exercises. Glossary of aviation terms included.