Non-review: _How to Fly a 747_

From:         rdd@cactus.org (Robert Dorsett)
Organization: Capital Area Central Texas UNIX Society, Austin, Tx
Date:         30 Apr 93 02:23:34 PDT
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Title: How to Fly a 747
Author: Tim Paulson
Publisher: John Muir Publications, 1992
Length: 45 pp, illustrated (color).
Cost: $9.95

Impression: Children's book.  Covers various major systems, operational
philosophies, design and construction issues, etc.  Surprisingly good; with
the dearth of good children's aviation books on the market, this is a good
buy.  Only a few errors (semantic arising from over-simplification).  
Concentrates on 747-400.   Attractive graphics.  Targeted at 8-year-
olds and older, but it would be a good introduction to the technology for 
adults as well. 

No table of contents, but the index covers:

	accelerometer
	ailerons
	angle of attack
	attitude
	autopilot
	barometric altitude
	cockpit controls
	Cockpit Voice Recorder
	control surfaces
	dead dog switch
	drag
	Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS)
	elevators
	flaps
	flight simulator
	fuselage
	glide path
	glide slope
	hydraulics
	Inertial Reference System (IRS)
	jet engine
	knot
	landing
	lift
	Mach number
	nautical mile
	pitch
	pitot tube
	Primary Flight Display
	principles of flight
	redundancy
	relative wind
	roll
	rudder
	size of a 747
	speed of sound
	spoilers
	statute mile
	taking off
	thrust reversers
	transponder
	turning a 747
	yaw