How to Land a Plane by Mark VanhoenackerHow to Land a Plane by Mark Vanhoenacker

How to Land a Plane

byMark Vanhoenacker

Paper over Board | April 30, 2019

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Take a seat-the captain's seat, that is-and relax. You're about to land a Boeing 747.

The mystery of flight is magical; the reality, still more so-from the physics that keeps a 450-ton vehicle aloft, to the symphony of technology and teamwork that safely sets it down again. Take it from Mark Vanhoenacker-British Airways pilot, internationally bestselling author, and your new flight instructor. This is How to Land a Plane.

Vanhoenacker covers every step-from approach to touchdown- with precision, wit, and infectious enthusiasm. Aided by dozens of illustrations, you'll learn all the tools and rules of his craft: altimeters, glidepaths, alignment, and more. Before you know it, you'll be on the ground, exiting the aircraft with a whole new appreciation for the art and science of flying.
Mark Vanhoenacker is the author of the international bestseller Skyfaring, a Financial Times columnist, and a regular contributor to The New York Times and Slate. A management consultant until 2001, Vanhoenacker is a Senior First Officer for British Airways. He recently piloted his final flight with his beloved Boeing 747 (which he chr...
Title:How to Land a PlaneFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:64 pages, 7.75 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 30, 2019Publisher:The ExperimentLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615195467

ISBN - 13:9781615195466

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for the UK edition of How to Land a Plane:The Daily Mail and The Spectator Book of the Year (2017) "A work of humorous and outright poetic travel geekery."-National Geographic Traveler   "A remarkably good idea . . . illuminates the practical reality of piloting in a concise and useful manner."-Times Literary Supplement   "Perfect inflight reading . . . brilliant."-The Sunday Times   "Explains simply and clearly the abiding mysteries of flight."-Daily Mail