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by Ed Sternstein
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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    Ed Sternstein
  • ISBN:
    0671722174
  • ISBN13:
    978-0671722173
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  • Publisher:
    Pocket; Reissue edition (July 1, 1991)
  • Pages:
    197 pages
  • Subcategory:
    History & Criticism
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  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    246
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This book offers a detailed understanding of what goes on from take off to landing. Whether your a nervous flyer or just curious, this book is worth the read.

Although never afraid of flying myself, I recommend this book to anyone who is. And even I learned a thing or two I didn't already know. This book offers a detailed understanding of what goes on from take off to landing.

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From Take-Off to Landing : What Every Passenger Needs to Know.

Written for the 60 million Americans who take planes annually-both passengers who love and hate flying-this insider's guide is a must. From Take-Off to Landing : What Every Passenger Needs to Know. by Ed Sternstein and Todd Gold. Provides information on airplanes, their crews, and the events of a typical flight, including safety features, legal requirements, and other topics of concern to passengers.

Have you ever had to make an emergency landing? If so, what happened? . Why do we have to turn off our cell phones during takeoff and landing? Is this real? Is it actually unsafe?

Have you ever had to make an emergency landing? If so, what happened? Because of the unbelievable reliability and redundancy of our modern planes, serious mechanical issues forcing an emergency landing rarely occurs. That being said, I have, over the years, made landings with electrical, hydraulic, engine and pressurization malfunctions which are all considered abnormal, but not an emergency. We are aware of the danger of a thunderstorm and never fly an airplane in a storm. In fact, we go around them usually by many miles. Why do we have to turn off our cell phones during takeoff and landing? Is this real? Is it actually unsafe?

Such diversity sometimes surprises tourist, but you should know that Russia does not officially define any group as Asian If the average European starts clapping after a difficult flight or happy ending to a dodgy landing, the average Russian will do it in any situation, as long as the aircraft.

Such diversity sometimes surprises tourist, but you should know that Russia does not officially define any group as Asian. Why do Russians need round-the-clock flower shops? Everyone who lives, or has lived in Russia, knows that there’s always a time when the 24/7 flower shop is a lifesaver. If the average European starts clapping after a difficult flight or happy ending to a dodgy landing, the average Russian will do it in any situation, as long as the aircraft doesn't miss the runway. And we have at least five theories why they do this.

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Airplanes are amazing. How does something so big and heavy get off the ground? I’m always amazed at how the millions of different parts work together. Travelling by airplane is always a wonderful experience. I don’t care whether economy class is cramped and has no space. I like playing with the in-flight entertainment system, especially now they have all the latest movies. I also love airplane food. Many of my friends say it’s disgusting, but I love it. I often ask the passenger next to me if I can have the dessert or roll they don’t want.

Provides information on airplanes, their crews, and the events of a typical flight, including safety features, legal requirements, and other topics of concern to passengers

Cenneel
Written by commercial pilots, this book is simply the best out there hands down on explaining what goes on from takeoff to landing when you fly commercial airlines!
From what planning a pilot must undertake prior to the instruments and controls of the cockpit, the book details how safe and redundant every aspect of flight is. Ever wonder about why a plane has an aborted takeoff or landing? How about those bumps, clicks, and other strange sounds during flight? Or the "smoke" that gathers at the wing tips and across the flaps during some portions of flight?
These questions and many more are all answered by this wonderful book. It may be out of print, but it's well worth it for the curious or frightened flier to learn so much about the hows and whys of commercial flight.
Aradwyn
Great book especially for a person like me who is afraid of flying. Written extremely well, easy to read and Mr. Sternstein leaves me confident that he knows his stuff!! So glad I bought this book!
Whatever
Having worked for three airlines back in the 90s and early 2000s, this was one of my favorite books when it first was published. Although never afraid of flying myself, I recommend this book to anyone who is. And even I learned a thing or two I didn't already know.
Whitecaster
This book offers a detailed understanding of what goes on from take off to landing. Whether your a nervous flyer or just curious, this book is worth the read.
funike
book was in better condition than i expected. thanks . as good as new or accecptable are relative term regarding condition i was very happy
Orevise
This book purports to be aimed at the frightened airline passenger and aviation enthusiasts. In fascinating detail every step of flight planning, routing, pilot training, airport protocols and pilot training is touched on. Despite the density of the material, I found it easy to read and continually interesting.

However... see if you think discussions of these topics will calm the frightened traveler:

- The pilot and co-pilot never eat the same meal, in case one is contaminated.
- Triply redundant hydraulic systems insure that the airplane control surfaces can be controlled.
- Weight distribution is carefully calculated before flight, along with changes in fuel tank levels to keep the Center of Gravity within a safe range.
- If the hull should rip open only the person standing right next to the hole would be sucked out.
- Doors can't open in flight.
- Planes can land perfectly safely even if the landing gear won't extend!

I think not. The primary audience for this book is the aviation enthusiast who knows just enough to wonder what the heck is going on while he's strapped in seat 27A hearing all kinds of noises.

The missed opportunity I see here would be to tie each of these safety regulations to the plane crash that either caused the creation of the regulation, or highlights it's importance. There are famous crashes (see Air Disaster (Vol. 1),Air Disaster (Vol. 2),Air Disaster (Vol. 3),Air Disaster (Vol. 4: The Propeller Era)) to illustrate the loss of multiple (i.e. all) hydraulic systems, cargo doors flying off in flight, the cabin roof tearing off in flight, etc. Now THAT book would have been a keeper. As it is, this is still an interesting read, although I think it's probably getting dated (it's 2012 as I write this).
Sudert
This book literally got me back into the air. This book helped me understand the concept of flying and the training and diligence of those flying and guiding you to your destination. I highly recommend this book to anyone you is afraid of flying because they are afraid of the unknown. Outstanding explanation of all aspects of air travel. Since reading this book I went from not stepping on a plane to logging more than 100,000 miles in the air. I am very thankful to the authors for writing the book.
Purchased for a gift for a very special English Teacher and co worker who's afraid to fly.