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The problem with pilots : how physicians, engineers, and airpower enthusiasts redefined flight

Author: Timothy Paul Schultz
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pilots were a major problem in aviation development. They were exposed as feeble, vulnerable, and inefficient as aircraft flew higher, faster, and farther. Pilots asphyxiated or got the bends at high altitudes; they blacked out during high-G maneuvers; they spun into the ground after encountering clouds or fog; and they found innumerable ways to commit fatal errors. This is the story of how physicians and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Paul Schultz
ISBN: 9781421424798 1421424797
OCLC Number: 1005829071
Description: xviii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The pathology of flight --
Engineering the human machine --
Flying blind --
The changing role of the human component --
Flight without flyers --
The modern pilot, redefined --
New horizons of flight --
Conclusion: the past and future of pilots.
Other Titles: How physicians, engineers, and airpower enthusiasts redefined flight
Responsibility: Timothy P. Schultz.

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The Problem with Pilots does away with the illusion of pilot supremacy and yields new insights into our ever-changing relationship with intelligent machines.  Read more...

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