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I have control : a pilot's view of changing airliner technology

Author: Keith Spragg
Publisher: Ramsbury, Marleborough, Wiltshire : Airlife Publishing, an imprint of The Crowood Press Ltd, [Place of publication not identified] : Lightning Source Inc. : Crowood, 2018. 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between 1967 and 1997 Keith Spragg progressed from the greenest new co-pilot on a piston-engined Vickers Viking to a fully qualified jet captain. He then went on to become an experienced pilot trainer and examiner, ultimately flying ten different types with nine different airlines. The story of that journey, told in I Have Control, is a personal one but is also part of the wider story of airline development. Keith  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1013934127
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Spragg
ISBN: 9781785003981 1785003984
OCLC Number: 1030625099
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 As It Was; Chapter 2 To Berlin; Chapter 3 The Viking; Chapter 4 Turboprop Schedules; Chapter 5 The Jet; Chapter 6 Caribbean Contrasts; Chapter 7 A Boeing in Borneo; Chapter 8 The Mighty; Chapter 9 Trainer; Chapter 10 Flight Management Computers; Chapter 11 Wide-Body; Chapter 12 Starting Again; Chapter 13 And Again; Chapter 14 Beauty and Two Boeings; Chapter 15 Fly-By-Wire; Chapter 16 Culture Shock; Chapter 17 Concerned Observer; Chapter 18 Post-Flight; References; Glossary; Index
Other Titles: Pilot's view of changing airliner technology
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"Between 1967 and 1997 Keith Spragg progressed from the greenest new co-pilot on a piston-engined Vickers Viking to a fully qualified jet captain. He then went on to become an experienced pilot trainer and examiner, ultimately flying ten different types with nine different airlines. The story of that journey, told in I Have Control, is a personal one but is also part of the wider story of airline development. Keith witnessed many changes and it was not only the aircraft that changed; the training, attitudes and culture of airline pilots themselves were transformed over that period. Under the day-to-day demands of disrupted rosters and unsociable hours, the moments of humour and the need to squeeze as much fun as possible out of every day, the significance of these changes was not always obvious. Now, with time to reflect, the small boy's fascination with flight lives on. While the job changed, the rewards, the comradeship and the sense of privilege continued. But now Keith asks tough questions about the application of technology. Is the modern flight deck fit for purpose? Have we sacrificed skill on the altar of technology? How should the industry respond to the prospect of artificial intelligence and pilotless airliners?"--Publisher description.

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