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Rescue Pilot

Author : John Funnell
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The daring adventures of a New Zealand search and rescue pilot. 'Somewhere, up ahead, a person is bleeding, but you have to put that out of your mind. Your job is negotiating with time and space. You have your clock, that person has their own, and in the end, whether the rate at which your clock is clicking matches theirs is out of your control.' John Funnell is one of New Zealand's longest serving search and rescue pilots. Often referred to as a 'search and rescue daredevil', John has just retired after an incredible 49 years flying search and rescue helicopters. He is perhaps best-known for the 800-kilometre mission to save a scientist attacked by a shark on the remote sub-Antarctic Campbell Island, when he set off into the night knowing the distance was twice that of the helicopter's normal fuel range. Clocking an incredible 19,000 hours of flight time, John is a hero to hundreds of victims all over New Zealand. What's more, he's a natural-born story-teller, and his stories in Rescue Pilot are utterly gripping.

Wilderness Rescue Pilot

Author : William Thomas
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Discusses aspects of being a wilderness rescue pilot, offering information on training, daily activities, and the dangers of this occupation.

Rescue Pilot

Author : Dan McKinnon
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Naval aviator Dan McKinnon recounts the dramatic at-sea rescues conducted during his anything-but-peaceful peacetime service in the US Navy from 1956-1959. Rescue accounts include an ejected test-pilot; a crew member washed overboard their air carrier flight deck; and an amazing mission in the Red China Seas. The long shipboard assignments common to Navy history of time period are also portrayed along with details of flight training and survival training.

Rescue Pilot

Author : Jerry Grayson
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Jerry Grayson is an ordinary man who chose an extraordinary career. At age 17 he became the youngest helicopter pilot to ever serve in the Royal Navy. By age 25 he was the most decorated peacetime naval pilot in history. For the Navy's Search and Rescue pilots, getting to work is both an adventure and an ordeal. Whether rescuing a wounded fighter pilot who has ditched in the sea, saving desperate survivors from a sinking ship, or picking up a grievously ill crewman from the deck of a nuclear-armed submarine that is playing a cat-and-mouse game with the Soviet navy, Jerry Grayson has lived a life of unparalleled excitement and adventure. His finest hour came during the infamous Fastnet Yacht Race of 1979 in which 25 yachts were lost. When a catastrophic storm enveloped the competitors he and his crew pushed their Wessex helicopter to its absolute limits and put their own lives at risk, flying into hurricane-force winds to winch shipwrecked sailors from heaving tempestuous seas. An investiture at Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty the Queen was the result. Being a Rescue Pilot is a fast-paced career because there is no choice. Lives are at stake and pilots must move and think fast. Jerry Grayson's inside view of this heroic service is as inspirational as it is celebratory. Excitingly told, frequently funny but also very poignant, Jerry's story is not an account of just one man's deeds, it is a salute to all the men and women he worked with who were able to turn tragedies into triumphs. Includes a Foreword by HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Commodore-in-Chief of the Fleet Air Arm.

Search and Rescue Pilot

Author : Louise Spilsbury
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Search and rescue pilots do a tough and dangerous job. They fly into risky situations and put their lives on the line to save others. Search and rescue pilots must be team players, trustworthy, and brave. Readers will learn this and more as they are introduced to these community heroes. Readers get a glimpse at a day in the life of a search and rescue pilot and the requirements one must meet to become one. The text covers flying techniques, specialized equipment, and tasks such as search missions, sea rescue, and flying into combat zones. Readers can evaluate the risks and rewards of this career to determine if they want to pursue this heroic job one day. Fascinating photographs, sidebars, and fact boxes supplement the text’s information-rich content.

The Rescue Pilot

Author : Rachel Lee
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The plane went down—and sparks are flying… As a Wyoming snowstorm rages around their downed plane, Rory Campbell knows survival should be all that matters. But she can't deny the desire that sizzles between her and ex-military pilot Chase Dakota. Rory is in capable hands…though it doesn't stop her from wishing for more than his protection. Chase has flown his share of planes. There are no guarantees they're going to make it to safety—and see Rory's terminally ill sister to the hospital for an emergency treatment. Despite their dire circumstances, all he can think of is the captivating woman by his side. Dare he lose control long enough to let Rory into his heart?

CAREER SVE LIV SEARCH RESCUE PILOT

Author : SPILSBURY LOUISE
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Blades the Autobiography of a Rescue Helicopter Pilot

Author : J. William Turner
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This four-part novel follows the life of a teenage boy over five years, taking him from Darwin, in Australia's tropical north, to California's wilderness. In "Street Kid," we meet 12-year-old Julian Moreland and his widowed father, Craig, a military helicopter pilot. Craig's decision to retire from the army and accept employment south in Melbourne as a civilian pilot turns to tragedy. Julian finds himself alone and homeless, until he saves the life of a baby girl and is taken in by her wealthy family. At age 17, and newly qualified as a helicopter pilot, Julian saves the lives of three more children, including two American boys lost in the mountains of southeastern Australia, in "High Country." He also meets the love of his life, Alison, the missing boys' sister. Invited to visit Los Angeles by the parents of the rescued boys, Julian finds himself flying helicopter missions during a wildfire emergency in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, saving even more lives. Meanwhile, love continues to blossom between him and Alison, his American sweetheart, in "California Dreaming." When Julian returns to Australia, his world begins to fall apart, as the traumas of his past catch up with him. It is only after a serious act of violence against a close friend, that Julian starts the long road back to controlling his life in "Aftermath."

The Rescue of Streetcar 304

Author : Kenny Fields
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On 31 May 1968, Navy Lt. Kenny Fields catapulted off USS America, in his A-7 Corsair II on his first combat mission. His target was in Laos, which at the time was officially off-limits for U.S. attacks. Fields call sign Streetcar 304 was the first to roll in and destroyed the target with a direct hit. Three AAA guns began to fire, but, following his wingman, he rolled in again. This time many more AAA guns opened up and Fields was shot down hitting the ground with enemy troop in hot pursuit. The Rescue of Streetcar 304 is Fields exhilarating narrative of the 40-hour ordeal that followed, in what turned out to be one of the largest and harrowing air rescues of the war. Before it was over, the U.S. Air Force had flown 189 sorties to rescue Fields, and in the process four pilots had ejected, seven planes were lost or heavily damaged, and one pilot became a POW for five years. This tale of a Navy fighter pilot s escape and rescue is a gripping story of courage and brotherhood during the Vietnam War.

Rescue Helicopter

Author : Tide Mill Press
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Use the joystick to move the helicopter and then turn the pages to continue the journey.

Vertical Reference

Author : Kathy Calvert
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An exciting and heart-pounding look at one of Western Canada's most adventurous individuals, known as a pioneer pilot of the heli-ski industry and as the first mountain-rescue pilot in the Canadian National Parks system. Jim Davies is an icon of competence and courage as the first heli-skiing pilot in Canada. But it is his groundbreaking work as a helicopter rescue pilot for Parks Canada that made him a legend to all who worked with him. His stellar career as a pilot overshadowed his other talents as a ski racer and artist. Jim received several awards for his work in mountain rescue, including the Helicopter Association International - Pilot Safety Award of Excellence, the Alberta Achievement Award for excellence in helicopter flying, the Summit of Excellence Award at the Banff Film and Book Festival, and the Robert E. Trimble Memorial Award for "distinguished performance in helicopter mountain flying." He is now retired and living in Banff, pursuing his love of painting and photography.

Basics of Qualitative Research

Author : Juliet Corbin
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Offering immensely practical advice, Basics of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition presents methods that enable researchers to analyze, interpret, and make sense of their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Authors Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss (late of the University of San Francisco and co-creator of grounded theory) walk readers step-by-step through the research process—from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding, analysis, and reporting. Packed with definitions and illustrative examples, this highly accessible book concludes with chapters that present criteria for evaluating a study, as well as responses to common questions posed by students of qualitative research. New end-of-chapter “Insider Insights” contributed by qualitative researchers give readers a sense of what it’s like to work in the field. Significantly revised, this Fourth Edition remains a landmark volume in the study of qualitative methods.

The Rescue of Streetcar 304

Author : Kenny Wayne Fields
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"The Rescue of Streetcar 304 is Fields' exhilarating narrative of the forty hours that followed and what turned out to be one of the largest and most spine-tingling air rescues of the Vietnam War. Fields mixes humor and drama as he recounts close encounters with Pathet Lao guerillas, and nearly being killed time and again by friendly bombs. He describes in riveting detail the radio chatter between participants and the stress effects of coping with fear, sleep deprivation, wild animals, and relentless AAA. By the time it was over, the U.S. Air Force had flown 189 sorties to rescue Fields, and in the process four pilots ejected, seven planes were lost or heavily damaged, and one pilot became a POW for five years." "Fields draws on Air Force radio logs, after-action reports, and extensive interviews with all participants - including the wives at home - to tell the story. The result is a gripping tale of courage and brotherhood on both battlefield and home front."--BOOK JACKET.

The Pilot Soars with His Bad Boy Rescue for Hire West 4

Author : Bellann Summer
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[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA] Styx Randall has high hopes for his job interview with Rescue for Hire West. The idea of spending his days fixing the high powered planes and vehicles for the company is his idea of heaven. When he meets Flyer Wakefield, he adds the pilot to his list of wants in life, with want soon turning into need. But why is the nervous man's phone ringing constantly? Styx finds out the first time he takes Flyer into his arms and discovers his scarred body. Flyer accepts that he can't sit still. He knows if he doesn't keep eating he'll wind down like a toy top. What he doesn't understand is why his sadistic ex-boyfriend won't leave him alone. Meeting the big, bad mechanic should send Flyer running for the hills, and yet the attraction is undeniable. Flyer finds strength and healing in Styx's arms, but will that be enough when his ex-boyfriend kidnaps Flyer and some of his teammate's partners? ** A Siren Erotic Romance Bellann Summer is a Siren-exclusive author.

WWII U S Army Air Forces Pilot s Information File

Author : U.S. Army Air Forces
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Originally printed in 1943, this Pilots' Information File was standard issue for the men of the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII. In its pages you will find a wide-ranging discussion of aviation topics, from flight safety, to air space rules, dive recovery, how to deal with engine failure, icing, how to bail out, and even how to ditch a B-17 bomber. This high-quality, soft-bound reprint features the original text in its entirety, and has attractive full color covers.

Perspectives of Hope

Author : Robert Scoggins
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What makes a person unable to let go? Turn to a life of impulse and addiction, to lose all care? What does it mean when help becomes too costly? How does a trapped soul learn to accept, to surrender, to trust? I didn't know either, until the day of my suicide. As a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, I had saved 151 lives but was unable to save my own. The Opposite of Hope details USAF Combat Search & Rescue pilot Robert Scoggins' struggles after tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa. Trying to handle PTSD and a TBI alone to hide the pain and keep his wings, he eventually lost track of the wrong turns in life. Find out how, with the help of loved ones, he finally found his way back to the light.

Headlong Into Fury

Author : Ron White
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The true story of WWII veteran Frank Kirkland, who dreamed about serving his country as a fighter pilot but was instead assigned as a bomber pilot, where the dangerous flying conditions proved to be less glamorous and more deadly.

Wilderness Rescue Pilot

Author : Patrick Perish
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"Engaging images accompany information about wilderness rescue pilots. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Perspectives of Hope

Author : Robert Scoggins
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What makes a person unable to let go? Turn to a life of impulse and addiction, to lose all care? What does it mean when help becomes too costly? How does a trapped soul learn to accept, to surrender, to trust? I didn't know either, until the day of my suicide. As a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, I had saved 151 lives but was unable to save my own. The Opposite of Hope details USAF Combat Search & Rescue pilot Robert Scoggins' struggles after tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa. Trying to handle PTSD and a TBI alone to hide the pain and keep his wings, he eventually lost track of the wrong turns in life. Find out how, with the help of loved ones, he finally found his way back to the light.

U S Coast Guard Aviation

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Includes list of aviator numbers (names of all those who earned pilots wings, 1916-1996.