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"Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price." This fascinating autobiography by one of America's greatest pilots provides unique insights into the life, motivations and achievements of Amelia Earhart. As she recounts the journey which led to her groundbreaking solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932, she provides valuable advice for everyone who struggles to be a woman in a man's world. Though faced with obstacles every step of the way, she triumphed over adversity and became an instant celebrity. By turns inspiring, humorous and deeply personal, The Fun of It reveals Earhart's passion enthusiasm for aviation and her unswerving determination to achieve her goals.
In the early 1900s, privately-generated electricity was the booming technology, and with it, profitable electric railways. Prosperous London, Ontario manufacturer (also Mayor and Conservative MLA), Adam Beck nevertheless believed in the benefits of a publicly-owned electricity grid and argued government-ownership could spread electric technology well beyond the use of a privileged elite and could cost people less.Beck's political acumen resulted in the 1906 creation of Ontario Hydro - the world's first publicly-owned utility. Two years after public power first flowed through the wires to Berlin, Ontario, he mused aloud that what was really needed was to link the province's many municipalities through a series of electrically-powered railways to two core areas: Hamilton serving the western end of Lake Ontario and the burgeoning hub of Toronto. It never happened. An antagonistic Premier Ernest Drury deflected the issue to a Royal Commission, whose avowedly anti-radial chairman delivered a damning conclusion: the popularity of automobiles meant Beck's project was not financially feasible. David Spencer's study of power politics and skulduggery shows how dark provincial politics could be in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Perhaps current events demonstrate that hasn't changed?
The RFC used the Ramsgate site for emergency landings during December 1914, but it was not developed until the 1930s when Ramsgate councillors proposed an airport be established, and flying commenced in June 1935. Popularity was increased by Sir Alan Cobham's National Aviation Day which was held on 1 August 1935, and a Flying Flea Rally took place in 1936. Crilly and Hillman Airways moved in, but suspended services very soon afterwards. The airfield was extended in 1936, and Flying Holidays took place. On 3 July 1937, Ramsgate Airport Ltd reopened the airport, and the following year the Royal Auxiliary Air Force held summer camps there. Thanet Aero Club joined the Civil Air Guard scheme, and Southern Airways operated a service across the Thames Estuary during the summer, but this all came to a close when war was declared on 3 September 1939. The airfield reopened in 1940 for military use and during the Battle of Britain, Ramsgate, along with nearby RAF Manston, was bombed on 24 August 1940. Following this, and with invasion fears at their height, the airport was obstructed, not reopening until 27 June 1953. Air Kruise Ltd operated on a lease from Ramsgate Cooperation, flying to Europe, and Skyphotos and Skyflights 1950s took over until the summer of 1958. Chrisair started joyriding in 1960, and following their departure in 1963 little happened until East Kent Air Services formed in 1967, but they were not commercially successful and Ramsgate Airport finally closed during 1968. Developers took over and the Art Deco Terminal/Clubhouse was demolished. This book is witness to Ramsgate Airport, now sadly gone.
In November 1949, a new epoch of automotive history began with the introduction of the first small transporter by Volkswagen. Like no other light utility vehicle before, the variety-rich space-saver from Wolfsburg has influenced the development of a new generation of functional, multipurpose minibuses. Six decades after its introduction, the "Bulli," as the Transporter has been lovingly named by its legion of fans, has lost none of its fascination. Today, to be sure, well-maintained collectors' examples of the T1 (1950-1967) and T2 (1967-1979), of which some 4.85 million were built in all, have become rare and particularly expensive. In this book, specialist author Joerg Hajt portrays VW Transporters of all body types, loving restored and set perfectly in their scenes: from the Camper to the Builder's Van, form the Municipal Bulli to the Samba Bus. Complete construction details offer important tips for buying a VW Transporter and complete this wonderful pictorial volume.
Throughout its 34-year Cold War career with the USAF and CIA, the top secret Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was the world's fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft. Dedicated to strategic reconnaissance, the Blackbird was so fast that no other aircraft could catch it. The co-authors are world authorities on the Blackbird and give rare insights into the secret world of the SR-71, its genesis, construction and anatomy (including its use of stealth technology), and its operation and maintenance in peace and war.
"Everything needs a soul - at least everything that's supposed to have meaning." This is one of the guiding principles for the SKODA Design team and the jumping-off point for Driven by Design, which takes the reader on an exciting and emotional journey into the DNA of the Czech auto manufacturer. Since its founding over 120 years ago, the company has successfully captured the spirit of every era while simultaneously creating vehicles of timeless beauty throughout its long, rich history. Driven by Design provides thrilling insights into the vehicle design and development process. We'll look over the designer's shoulders during the crowning moments of their long journey from a vision to a finished product, from idea to ideal: inspiration, sketch, sculpture. The bar is set high - to create cars with character that appeal to all five senses. This aspiration has been perfectly realized in the new KODIAQ SUV, a vehicle that combines breathtaking design, functionality, and comfort while remaining decidedly and distinctively a SKODA. Thanks to Driven by Design, we know how such masterpieces are made. SKODA is one of the world's oldest auto manufacturers. The company was established in 1895 by Vaclav Klement and Vaclav Laurin and initially used the founders' last names as the company name. The headquarters, however, have always been in Mlada Boleslav, northeast of Prague. SKODA vehicles have always been known for their emotional and contemporary design: from the hand-built SKODA 860 (1929-1933) and the SKODA POPULAR MONTE CARLO (1935-1938) to the SKODA OCTAVIA COMBI (1961-1971). On April 16, 1991, "SKODA Automobil AG" became part of the Volkswagen Group. But one thing has never changed: SKODAs do more than move people; they move dreams as well. A new approach to the automotive world that focuses on the industry's brilliant minds and the ideas they create Fascinating photographs, drawings, and renderings make Driven by Design a special treat for both car lovers and design professionals
This is a maintenance and repair manual for the DIY mechanic. This volume covers the Ford Escort (petrol).
In 1948 the newly-created British Railways inherited more than 20,000 steam locomotives from the 'Big Four' companies and from the other smaller railways Nationalised at the same time. Over the next 12 years production of steam locomotives continued, many of which were to pre-Nationalisation designs before the introduction of the new BR Standard classes in 1951. A total of 999 BR standards were built and in addition, more than 750 ex-WD Austerity locomotives were also taken into stock. Despite the vast numbers though, by the end of 1968 all BR owned locomotives had been withdrawn, and the vast majority consigned to the scrap heap. First published in 2005, High Longworth's monumental work chronicling each steam locomotive operated by British Railways between 1 January 1948 and the end of main line steam in August 1968 has become a standard work of reference. Since the book's first publication, the author has been updating and correcting the information as new sources emerge which has enabled the publication of a completely revised second edition. The new book includes updated data and illustrations of many of the classes and as a new feature, line drawings of each locomotive class listed in the book. Covering all the locomotives inherited in 1948 as well as those constructed post-Nationalisation, the book enables the reader to identify precisely the history of each individual locomotive. Information provided includes technical data, modifications, date of construction, names, date of withdrawal and much more, thus providing the reader with a single-volume reference to the many thousands of steam locomotives operated between 1948 and the end of main line steam in 1968.
The Restorer's Guide to K and F Series 750 sohc Honda motorcycles, 1968-78, by the UK's leading restorer. Offers design and engineering features, comprehensive information on specification differences between models, correct equipment finishes, options and accessories, and advice on buying, running and restoring a CB750. This is a re-issue of one of the most popular titles from the celebrated Original series, accepted by classic car owners, buyers and enthusiasts as the definitive source of advice on correct original and authentic specifications and equipment, drawn from factory records, parts lists and catalogues, as well as the accumulated knowledge of the most respected restorers.
The Mazda Miata MX-5 has been a popular car among automotive enthusiasts for more than a decade, and hardly a single one of the more than 500,000 sold has not been customized by its owner in some way. This book provides specific how-to instructions through approximately 35 projects that include both maintenance and modification procedures. Each project is treated separately, giving readers very specific information about the commitment in time, tools, money, and talent for each project.
A super stylish journey: The ultimate sourcebook for the best airline graphic design This edition rounds up the most imaginative, influential and surprising designs of the airlines' commercial art from the golden age of flying." Arguably no other book has been produced with such technical sophistication in recent years. It provides an unprecedented outline of the development of the visual identities of thirteen pioneering airlines, combining innovative research and stunning, museum-like presentations of hundreds of spectacular aviation posters, other illustrations and photos. Conceived by some of the world's top creative minds, such as Ivan Chermayeff, Otl Aicher, Massimo Vignelli, Academy Award winner Saul Bass, or advertising titan Mary Wells Lawrence, the designs found in the book's case studies also illustrate the shift from traditional methods of corporate design and advertising to comprehensive modern identity branding programs which took place in the same period. To reproduce all of the images as precisely as possible, a total of seventeen different colors, five different varnishes, and two different methods of foil printing and embossing were used. The result is a book of exceptional vivacity that pushes the limits of modern art printing technology. The Premium Edition has received glowing reviews in leading media around the world, including The New York Times, Newsweek, CNN, New Republic, Slate, Adweek, and dozens of others in the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, Spain, Italy, Norway, etc.
This guide provides all that the Jaguar XJ12 owner needs to know to service and maintain their vehicle.
'For the first time in my life I felt that death was a possibility; a stupid, pointless, lonely death on the aptly named Mondulkiri Death Highway.' The Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the greatest feats of military engineering in history. But since the end of the Vietnam War much of this vast transport network has been reclaimed by jungle, while remaining sections are littered with a deadly legacy of unexploded bombs. For Antonia, a veteran of ridiculous adventures in unfeasible vehicles, the chance to explore the Trail before it's lost forever was a personal challenge she couldn't ignore - yet it would sometimes be a terrifying journey. Setting out from Hanoi on an ageing Honda Cub, she spent the next two months riding 2000 miles through the mountains and jungles of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Battling inhospitable terrain and multiple breakdowns, her experiences ranged from the touching to the hilarious, meeting former American fighter pilots, tribal chiefs, illegal loggers and bomb disposal experts. The story of her brave journey is thrilling and poignant: a unique insight into a little known face of Southeast Asia.
The Canal Companions have been chugging along the cut for over thirty years; conveying facts and figures, insight and entertainment, wit and wisdom: from Brentford to Burcough, from Shardlow to Sharpness, from Tipton to Todmorden. All manner of folk have been encouraged to explore the inland waterways using these guides, which have become as much a part of tradition as their subject matter. This 8th edition Oxford, Grand Union & Upper Thames focuses on the rural Oxford Canal; the mighty Grand Union between Braunston and Brentford & London (Paddington); the 'Leicester Line' between Norton Junction and Market Harborough; and the Upper Thames between Lechlade and Oxford (new to this edition of the guide). Over 200 miles of characterful canals and rivers in the midlands & south of England expertly interpreted to inspire discovery, on foot, afloat or by bicycle.
Following his well-received books in the `In Detail' series on the Ferguson TE20 and the Massey Ferguson 35 & 65 models, Michael Thorne, founder of the Coldridge Collection, which houses a host of examples of Ferguson and Massey Ferguson tractors. turns his attention to the outstandingly successful and well-loved 100 Series of tractors, of which the 135 and 165 were the best sellers, with half a million and 98,000 built respectively. In this book he tells the story of the development of the new range from the previous 35 and 65, and then gives detailed descriptions and assessments of the important 130, 135, 148 Super Spec, 165, 168, 175 (the largest tractor), 178, 185 and 188 Super Spec models. These chapters are followed by others on Implements, Conversions & Accessories, the 100 Series Overseas, and the tractors in use today.
A maintenance & repair manual for DIY mechanic.
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