The Air Passenger's Guide to Flying (Paperback)
Millions of people fly to places around the world each day. It is the safest form of travel. But for the vast majority of passengers, what really happens in the cabin, in the cockpit and on the ground during a flight remains a big mystery. We just sit there and hope the crew know what to do. But just how on earth does a 300 ton aircraft get into the sky in the first place? Why don't they fill the fuel tanks up? What would happen if an engine caught fire and why are the doors left unlocked during a flight? And finally, exactly how does everything come together to allow the pilots and cabin crew to control one of the most complicated pieces of technology ever invented? If you've ever sat in your seat aboard an aircraft and asked yourself, "I wonder what..." this book will answer it and a whole host of other questions ranging from how to navigate across the globe to what really happens to the toilet waste? So if you want to be a passenger who knows all the answers, read on.
John Pullen has spent most of his career in media, first as a cameraman, then as a writer, director and producer of factual programmes. His worst moment came when he accidently hit Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher hard on the head with his video camera. Throughout his life he has had a passion for flying and has been a pilot for over 25 years. The aircraft flown have included singles, multi-engines and military jets. He has also written many books over the years, both fiction and non-fiction. The latter encompasses general and professional aviation, medicine and history. A number of his novels are fantasy adventures and are aimed at "young adults and adults who are young". Currently he lives near London and for relaxation flies planes and plays tennis.