Transportation and Society: The Complete History of Aviation, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307257
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307258
  • DDC: 629.13009
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 184 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Humans have long dreamt of communing with the skies and acquiring the ability to fly. The first experiments with balloon flight through the development of the Concorde and everything in between, aviation has transformed the way humans travel, especially over vast distances. This penetrating volume examines the various technologies and aircraft that have enabled human flight and includes a comprehensive section on the design and operation of airports.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Balloon Flight.
2: Elements of Balloon Flight.
3: The Pionneerss.
4: The Montgolfier Brothers.
5: The Gas-Hot-Air Hybrid Balloon.
6: Smoke and Coal Gas.
7: Military Experiments and Petroleum Fuel.
8: Balloons Reach the Stratosphere.
9: Plastic Balloons.
10: Superpressure Balloons.
11: Modern Hot-Air Balloons.
12: Flight Balloons and Airships.
13: Hot-Air Ballooning.
14: Hot-Air Balloon Components.
15: Envelope Design.
16: Deflation Systems.
17: Burners.
18: Baskets.
19: High-Altitude Ballooning.
20: Long-Distance Ballooning.
21: Steve Fossett Circles the Globe.
22: Airships.
23: The Hindenburg Disaster.
24: The Invention of the Airplane.
25: The Problem of Lift.
26: The Problem of Propulsion.
27: The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk.
28: The Problem of Control.
29: Other Aviation Pioneers.
30: Pistons and Propellers.
31: The Headliners.
32: Lindbergh Crosses the Atlantic.
33: The First Airlines.
34: From Airmail to Airlines in the United States.
35: The DC-3.
36: The Aeronautical Infrastructure.
37: Wartime Legacies.
38: Postwar Airlines.
39: General Aviation.
40: The Fet Age.
41: First Experiments.
42: World War II.
43: Technical Advantages and Challenges.
44: The Black Box.
45: The Airlines Re-Equip.
46: Progress in Engines and Airframes.
47: Air Force One.
48: Avionics, Passenger Support, and Safety.
49: Supersonic Flight.
50: The Concorde.
51: Helicopters, Hang Gliders, and Ultralights.
52: The Helicopter.
53: History.
54: Autogiros.
55: Principles of Flight and Operation.
56: Control Functions.
57: The Hang Glider.
58: Otto Lilienthal.
59: The Ultralight.
60: Airports.
61: Modern Airports.
62: Operational Requirements.
63: Runway Configurations.
64: Runway Pavements.
65: Navigational Aids, Lighting, and Marking.
66: Air Traffic Control.
67: Cargo Facilities.
68: Environmental Impact.
69: Airport Security.
70: Conclusion.
Notable Balloon Flights.
Notable Balloon Altitude Records.
Pioneer Aircraft.
World's Busiest Airports by Total Passenger Traffic (Enplaning and Deplaning).
World's Busiest Airports by Total Movements (Takeoffs and Landings).