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The Flying Book: Everything You've Ever Wondered About Flying On Airplanes

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Whether you fear, thrill at, or, like many, have never bothered to stop and think about the wonder of commercial flight, The Flying Book will inform, surprise, reassure, and entertain. David Blatner takes readers from the cockpit to the runway, the control tower, the baggage and security systems, the airplane manufacturing plant, and beyond, explaining the many factors tha ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Walker & Company (first published January 1st 2003)
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Bill Streever
Looking for something to read on an airplane? This is the book. I have no idea why this book is not prominently displayed in the window of every airport bookstore. Entertaining, educational, and comforting, this book has everything from how a plane flies to salaries of flight attendants to the meaning behind all those disconcerting bumps, jerks, and noises that accompany every flight. Plus, there are lots of pictures. Many thanks to David Blatner to make flying just a touch less insufferable.
C.Y. Chong
a thoroughly enjoyable read - everything very clearly explained!
Nov 08, 2007 Mendi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone infatuated with flying
I am totally fascinated by flying - how planes work, air traffic control, the underground world of luggage logistics, etc. - this book answered it all. Made me more determined than ever to get my pilot's license.
I never fly on an airplane without this book. It explains a lot of things about airplanes and makes you feel safer in one.
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David Blatner is the author of 15 books, translated into 14 languages with over a half-million copies in print, including Spectrums, The Joy of Pi, and The Flying Book. As an expert on digital publishing, he has lectured in five continents over the past two decades. He and his wife and two sons live, explore, and write outside Seattle, Washington.
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