World War I Powers During World War I many different types of weapons were utilized by both the Allied and Central powers. Some were variations on older models of weaponry, and others were totally new inventions created to aid in the wartime effort. Most of the new weapons were used as killing machines in trench warfare, which was practiced during World War I, while others were employed as tools of espionage, scouting land areas, or air and sea warfare. Communication also played a major role in
America’s involvement in World War Two When war broke out , there was no way the world could possibly know the severity of this guerre. Fortunately one country saw and understood that Germany and its allies would have to be stopped. America’s Involvement in World War two not only contributed in the eventual downfall of the insane Adolph Hitler and his Third Reich, but also came at the precise time and moment. Had the united states entered the war any earlier the consequences might have been wor
Airframe Airframe, a novel by Michael Crichton was a fairly good book that became very exciting towards the end. It is about the aviation industry and a fictional company named Norton Aircraft that manufactures planes. There is only one main character and the plot of the novel is about a secret plan to destroy the president of Norton. The book gets off to a slow start, but rapidly builds up pace in the last hundred pages. The main character of the novel is Casey Singleton. She is a divorced mot
Aircraft Law: Liability The problems regarding aircraft liability in the international realm primarily relate to resolving issues of legal status of international airline passengers and cargo. The issues are defined as follows: sovereignty over airspace, the impact of aerospace craft on the environment, the role of aerospace technology in the international system, weather modification, air safety and international aviation relations. Remarkable growth and development in the range of air transpor
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solutions In northern California this summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unintentionally performed it's first operational test of "free flight"; aviation without direct air traffic control. This was an unintentional experiment because it was a result of a total shut-down of the Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). Although Oakland is only the 16th busiest ARTCC, it's responsible for the largest block of airspace of any ATC
The History of The Airship Airships. In the early years of War, these beasts were known for their majestic presence in the sky and were icons of a country's power and prestige. They reigned mostly as reconnaissance and transport utility aircraft but there was something about this "lighter-than-air" ship that made it far more than a mere utility workhorse. In this essay, I will discuss the ever-popular and ever- living king of the sky; the Airship. Airships, or dirigibles, were developed from th
Charles Lindbergh Shortly after Charles Lindbergh landed, he was swarmed by 25, 000 Parisians who carried the wearied pilot on their shoulders. They were rejoicing that Charles Lindbergh, the American aviator who flew the first transatlantic flight, had just landed at Le Bourget field in France. Having just completed what some people called an impossible feat, he was instantly a well-known international hero. Despite his pro-German stance during World War II, Charles Lindbergh is also an Americ
5 Modes of Transportation In order to have easy mobility of persons and goods, it is necessary to have a sophisticated and widespread transportation system. This system is made up of five primary areas of transportation, which are: · Motor vehicles · Railroad transportation · Air transportation · Water transportation · Pipelines Each of these five modes consists of different subsystems which make up the system. Each mode is used to transport persons or goods, but in many instances, one mode may
Arthur C. Clarke, a science fiction author, has had a very interesting life. Arthur was born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England. He was the oldest of four children. His two brothers were Frederick and Michael, and his sister’s name was Mary. As a child, he enjoyed science very much. He lived on a small farm, and enjoyed frequent trips to the nearby ocean. When he was 13 years old, he constructed his own telescope, and changed a bike light to transmit sound along the path of light it gav
Bungee Jumping Bungee jumping is a sport that has dramatically evolved over the past couple decades. Bungee jumping has evolved into a sport of art and thrill. As a tribal tradition, the ritual was soon incorporated with a bungee cord. Bungee jumping spread rapidly throughout the world, ever-growing in popularity. Detailed designs and engineering have helped to take bungee jumping to all new limits. An array of prices depicts a variety of heights, harnesses, and locations of sites. Bungee jumpi
INTRODUCTION Human beings have always been fascinated by flight. Cave people carved, sculpted, and painted winged creatures soaring through the sky. Greek mythology tells of the winged horse Pegasus, ancient Persian myths tell of winged bulls that guarded the royal halls, and a 4000 year old Chinese story, from the Annals of The Bamboo Books, describes how the Emperor Shun escaped from captivity by "donning the work-clothes of a bird." People struggled for centuries to make human flight a reali
People have always fantasized about having perfect worlds. Some people want riches, others want peace. It seems that people are never capable of agreeing on what the perfect world should include. The realization of most perfect worlds is impossible because of the fact that people can’t agree. Therefore the perfect world would be one in which everyone agreed all the time. In a world where everyone agreed , argument and conflict would be eliminated. The world would become a lot less diverse, and
Working in the Clouds Although becoming a pilot may take hard work and dedication, it also offers great beauty and the satisfaction of accomplishing an important goal. Nearly one hundred years ago the idea of human flight was thought absurd. Flying was something one only did while he was dreaming; but presently one can fly to his destination in the utmost comfort and safety, thanks to the airplane. The first flight took place on December 17, 1903, in Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, North Caro
I. Introduction A. Thesis B. Statement of problem II. Beginnings A. Childhood B. The Making of a Revolutionary III. The Five Year Plans in Industry A. Progress and Benefits to Russia B. Downfalls for the People IV. Agricultural Changes A. Collectivization B. The Liquidation of the Kulaks C. Famine V. Social Changes A. Social Benefits B. Personal Advancements C. Woman in Society VI. Purges A. The Party B. The Army C. The Burial Pits VII. Conclusion A. Summary B. Final Statement Stalin: Did his R
WILL ROGERS Will Rogers was born November 4 in 1879 on a large ranch in the Cherokee Nation near what is now present day Oologah, Oklahoma. Will Rogers was taught be a freed slave how to use a lasso as a tool to work Texas Longhorn cattle on the family ranch. When he grew older, Will Rogers' roping skills developed so good that he was listed in the Guinness Book of Records for throwing three lassos at once. It said that one rope caught the running horse's neck, the other would hoop around the r
Ptolemy Introduction In ancient times there were many great ideas which began to shape the way man perceived his environment. However, there were few minds who were able to put all of these ideas together. One of these minds belonged to Claudius Ptolemy, or just Ptolemy as he is commonly referred to. We know almost nothing of the chronology of Ptolemy's life, and we don't even know his birth or death dates. We do know, though, about his ideas in several fields, which include geography, astronom
Matthew Funk Block 2 Geography Report 1-5-99 Location: Absolute: The center of the country of Czech Republic is located at 50 degrees North and 16 degrees East. Relative: The Czech Republic is in the North-Eastern Hemisphere. It is also located on the continent of Asia. The Czech Republic is in the geographic center of Europe. The country also shares borders with four other countries (Poland, Germany, Austria, and Solvakia). The Czech territory is placed between two principal mountain systems i
Plane Crash Instructor: Greg Alston Abstract This paper examines the in-flight separation of the number two pylon and engine from a Boeing 747-121 shortly after takeoff from the Anchorage International Airport on March 31, 1993. The safety issues discussed focus on the inspection of Boeing 747 engine pylons, meteorological hazards to aircraft, the lateral load-carrying capability of engine pylon structures, and aircraft departure routes at Anchorage International Airport during turbulent weather
Experiences and Writings English 4th Hour October 25, 2002 1 English 4th Hour October 25, 2002 Experiences and Writings What I like best is a book that’s funny once in a while... What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.  Holden Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye Jerome David Salinger came into this worl
The Lynmouth floods of 1952 The small coastal town of Lynmouth became known throughout the world for the disaster, which struck in August 1952. On the night of the 15th, after continuous rain throughout the day, the rivers of the East and West Lyn rose suddenly and filled with the waters from their Exmoor catchments. Large boulders and rocks were carried in the flow towards the village, destroying houses, roads and bridges. Many lost their lives during that dark and terrifying night. The whole o
The Sunday Times www.thesundaytimes.co.uk Sunday 11th November 2004 Sergeant “Shelter” slays seven Air Marshals provoke outrage at Heathrow Airport A case of mistaken identity proved the trigger for a near disaster situation at Heathrow Airport recently or so a secret report commissioned by the Dept of Transport revealed. This case which has only just come to light through the leaking of a government document shows that Air marshals on bored a British Airways plane bound for Washington DC drew
Barbarossa, Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War: Military History and Airland Battle The issues surrounding the German attack upon the Soviet Union in June 1941 continue to attract the attention of historians and military analysts. The nature of the Soviet response to that attack has, as recent articles in Air University Review suggest, set off heated polemics. The appearance of Bryan Fugate's Operation Barbarossa with its assertion that the Soviet High Command did, indeed, have
Bay of Pigs and The Cuban Missile Crisis Global Connections 4/28/01 The United States government has had many dealings with Cuba. The most important of these were the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the first incident, the Bay of Pigs, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) planned to help Cuban exiles overthrow their dictator, Fidel Castro. Unfortunately, the plan failed in almost every way possible (Wiener, online). The second incident, the Cuban Missile Crisis, was the closest Ame
Charles Lindbergh Biography The life of an aviator seemed to me ideal. It involved skill. It brought adventure. It made use of the latest developments of science. Mechanical engineers were fettered to factories and drafting boards while pilots have the freedom of wind with the expanse of sky. There were times in an aeroplane when it seemed I had escaped mortality to look down on earth like a God. – Charles A. Lindbergh, 1927 Charles Augustus Lindbergh-Overview Lindbergh, Charles Augustus (1902-1
The Case of the Lost and Found “Devastator” A Group Project Fundamentals of Business Law Unit 5 May 24, 2004 The Case of the Lost and Found “Devastator” Background In 1943, During World War II, a Navy TBD-1 Devastator crashed eight miles off the coast of Florida. The entire crew survived and there is no indication that any efforts were made to locate the plane by the Navy. Collector Doug Champlin, the owner of an airplane museum in Arizona spent approximately $130,000.00 to recover the plane. Th
United Nations The United Nations is a great organization, which enforces peace and security around the world. Canada’s Involvement with the UN is a good thing because it gives Canada many allies and the allies consist of some of the greatest powers in the world. What the UN does for peace: Preserving world peace is a central purpose of the United Nations. Under the Charter, Member States agree to settle disputes by peaceful means and refrain from threatening or using force against other States.
Airport Security 1 Since September 11, 2001, airport security has been raised in the United States. Most major airports had the National Guard posted at terminals and other parts of airports. Doing airport security checks, and taking over the screener jobs. Because of the events the occurred on 9/11, the FAA, Federal Airline Association, has been really strict on what people ca take with them on planes. They will not even allow people to take plastic knives or forks, because those can be consid
Manfred Von Richthofen is Killed! April 23rd 1918 Sadly two days ago, April 21st, the infamous Baron Manfred von Richthofen, was killed over the Australian lines in the western front over Vaux sur Somme, France, at the age of 25. To us, he was known as the “Der rote Kampfflieger”, where to our enemies, he is known as the terrifying “Red Baron”. The incident occurred when the Baron courageously followed a pilot, Wilfred May, flying a Sopwith Camel, deep into Allied territory. This was deeper into
Alcoholism Running Head: ALCOHOLISM Alcoholism: Causes, Effects, and Treatment Possibilities Alcoholism is a wide-ranging and complex disease that heavily plagues society, especially in the United States, today. The symptoms are many, as are the causes and the effects. Alcoholism may be defined as a pattern of drinking in which harmful consequences result for the drinker, though observers have not agreed upon one specific definition of the term. There are two types of drinkers. The first type, t
Anti-Jacking System Research Proposal September 11 will not be repeated again Why this research proposal title We all know that on September 11 two of the passenger aircraft (A/C) was forced to crash in W.T.C by terrorists. As the families of the victims of this attack were busy for the funeral, Osama bin laden was busy chatting with his friends about the devastating result they could bring to the American economy. Although this attack was carried out in American soil, this was a real blow to th
September 11 will not be repeated again Research Proposal Why this research proposal title We all know that on September 11 two of the passenger aircraft (A/C) was forced to crash in W.T.C by terrorists. As the families of the victims of this attack were busy for the funeral, Osama bin laden was busy chatting with his friends about the devastating result they could bring to the American economy. Although this attack was carried out in American soil, this was a real blow to the whole civilized wo
During World War One, the role of airplanes and how they were used changed greatly. At first planes were only used for sport, but people started realize that not only could airplanes be useful but they could even influence an outcome of the war greatly. Soon the war was filled with blimps, planes, and tethered balloons. By the end of the war, planes became a symbol of fear, but they were not always treated with such respect. In the time leading up to the war, the general feeling about planes was
America�s Involvement In WWII When war broke out , there was no way the world could possibly know the severity of this guerre. Fortunately one country saw and understood that Germany and its allies would have to be stopped. America�s Involvement in World War two not only contributed in the eventual downfall of the insane Adolph Hitler and his Third Reich, but also came at the precise time and moment. Had the united states entered the war any earlier the consequences might have been worse. Ov
My favorite recreational activity is soccer. I play soccer a lot and have been playing for five or six seasons. in a game not long ago I made a hat trick , or three goals in one game. We placed second in our league this year. Their are lots of rules in soccer and they are all very important. If you don’t follow them you will pay the consequences. I’ll tell you about them in this paper. Probably the most important rule is that you can’t touch the ball with your hands. If you do you will be penal
LAND AND RESOURCES The republic of South Africa is located one the southern-most tip of Africa. It's bordered on the north by Namibia, Bostwana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Swaziland; on the east and south by the Indian Ocean; and on the west by the Atlantic ocean. South Africa occupies a land area of about 1,221,037 sq km (471,445 sq mi). South Africa's population almost reached 39 million people in 1991. South Africa is a multiethnic, multiracial society comprised of 75.2% black Africans, 13.6%
Nothing distinguished the dawn of June 2, 1942, from countless other dawns that had fallen over tiny Midway atoll in the North Pacific. Nothing, that is, except the tension, the electric tension of men waiting for an enemy to make his move. On Midway's two main islands, Sand and Eastern, 3,632 United States Navy and Marine Corps personnel, along with a few Army Air Force aircrews, stood at battle stations in and near their fighters, bombers, and seaplanes, waiting for the Japanese attack they h
INTRODUCTION Many adults who graduate from high school immediately enter careers that do not require a college degree. Indeed, the majority of the adult population of the United States of America does not have college degrees. And the lack of degree is not a stigma. Vocations usually do not require degrees. Certainly the many trade vocations in the building industry do not require college degrees, but instead either vocational training, on-the-job training, and combinations of both. The same ap
PREFACE American Naiveté The United States trade gap with China jumped 17 percent in 1996 to $39.5 billion, the worst showing for any country other than Japan. It marked the 11th strait annual increase in the deficit with China and analysts believe this trend will result in the deficit with China surpassing the imbalance with Japan probably this year. Fundamental macroeconomics informs us that China’s trade surplus, created by virtue of its cheap labor, will directly support its plans to obtain
Electrical engineer technicians have a big job in the world because technicians create inventions for our safety like bombs, alarm systems, and several other objects such as entertainment articles. Things such as televisions, telephones, video games, and VCR's. Thus showing, electrical engineer technicians have one of the most job demanding position in the world. They create and build new inventions for mankind. A series of inventions and discoveries in the mid nineteenth century, including ele
Aerospace Engineers Significant Points * A bachelor's degree in engineering is almost always required for beginning engineering jobs. Good employment opportunities are expected for new graduates. * Starting salaries are significantly higher than those of bachelor's degree graduates in other fields. •Nature of the Work Aerospace engineers design, develop, and test missile, spacecraft, and commercial and military aircraft, as well as supervise manufacturing of these products. They develop new tec
A model rocket is a miniature rocket patterned after military or space rockets. Model rockets usually eight less than 4.5 kilograms. Many of them measure between 20 and 61 centimeters long. Model rockets can elevate as high as 480 kilometers an hour.(Rocket,Model World Book Encyclopedia 1992) Rocketry is dated back to 1048 AD were the Chinese knew them as “Fire Arrows.” Rockets first came to the new world during the war of 1812. Rockets are used in war, space travel, and scientific research. Th
The extent to which wind shear presents a hazard to aircraft has been well documented in the last ten years. Since some wind shear can occur in otherwise relatively good weather, the most hazardous kind, a microburst, is associated with rain showers and thunderstorms even thought the parent storm may not be discernible. It was not until the early 1970's that the National Transportation Safety Board was able to obtain the level of data form flight recorders to quantify wind shear. This data beca
Most humans are confused. Some know what the problem is, but most haven’t even realized something is wrong. The novel Ishmael by Daniel Quinn is an attempt to bring about awareness of the mistakes that people have made and have continued to repeat through the course of human history. At its core, the story has two main characters: a teacher and a student. The teacher represents a solution to the destructive road that mankind has been traveling down and the student represents us: eager to mend o
Located in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the primary mission of Nellis Air Force Base is the training of pilots and flight crews in realistic air combat exercises. The vast, Connecticut-size Nellis Range Complex, north and west of Las Vegas, is attached to the base. It contains at least two secret bases, Groom Lake and the Tonopah Test Range, both used for the testing of advanced technologies. Further south of Groom Lake is Papoose Lake, sometimes known as Site 4 or "Dreamland." This is the supposed
Australians are known for various things. Their funny accent, their partys, wild nature, beer, etc. The country itself is very interesting aswell. It has many types of wildlife that look cuddly, and others that you wouldn’t touch with a 20 foot pole. All in all, the country of Australia is a place that is one of the most visited by tourists around the world. The average Australian woman has a life expectancy at birth of 80 years, six more years than the average Australian man . Most Australians
The United States Air Force Academy is a public, coeducational military institution of the higher learning. It is one of the five United States military service academies, which train young men and women for military careers. The Academy is an agency of the Department of the Air Force. It stands on an 18,000-acre site in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Air Force Academy is just one option for young men and women in becoming officers in the Air Force. T
During World War One the battles were fought in three main places: on land, in the water, and in the air. In 1914, the Germans advanced through Belgium demonstrating the value of siege artillery and all artillery in general. Using the German Krupp 42 cm Howitzers (Big Berthas) and Austrian Skodas, pounded the frontier fortresses into submission in only a few days. There are basically two types of large artillery: the cannon and the howitzer (mortar). A cannon fires a shell over a large arc and
War what is war? And how has war changed the world we live in? War according to the Webster’s intermediate dictionary A state or period of armed hostile conflict between states, nations, or groups. To many people when the word war is mentioned it brings a negative response. When people think of war they picture fires, deaths, and destruction. It is logical for people to think in that way because in the course of history war has started many fires killed many live and destroyed many great cities
The term "free enterprise" is often used to describe America's market system. Unfortunately, when the government sets rules and standards for the companies in the system, the result is not free enterprise. Free enterprise is defined by Wilson S. Johnson, President of the National Federation of Independent Business, as "the successful marriage of personal freedom with economic freedom". (1) With free enterprise comes competitive pricing, more wealth which is distributed widely among the populati
King Hussein I It is hard to imagine Jorden wuthout King Hussein I. He has dominated the country for forty-six years. King Hussein I is also the forty-second generation direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. He was born in Amman on November 14, 1935, to Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein al-Sharaf bint Jamil. King Hussein has two brothers, Prince Muhammad and Crown Prince El Hassan, and one sister, Princess Basma. After completing his elementary education in Amman, King Hussein att