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We Have a No Crash Policy!

A pilot's life of adventure, fun, and learning from experience

Adam L. Alpert

9781619548589
368 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc
Overview
What does it take to fly a World War II fighter or land without a working engine? What causes flight delays and scary near-misses? The answers are revealed over the course of Adam L. Alpert's forty years of flying-from cardboard glider to modern jet airplane. Through his engaging stories of flight, readers will learn how interpersonal skills can be tested in the course of challenges and how a positive outcome often depends on the right combination of passion, desire, and skill. Readers will also have the vicarious experience of flying a wide variety of aircraft while improving their knowledge of the technical aspects of flying. With charming watercolor illustrations and photographs throughout, We Have a No Crash Policy! explains flying technology and human factors from the pilot's point of view in an understandable, humorous way, offering a practical guide to the factors that predict successful missions both in life and in the cockpit.
Author Bio
Adam L. Alpert holds FAA commercial certifications in glider, single-engine airplane (land and sea), multi-engine airplane (land and sea), and helicopter. He also is type rated in all Cessna CE-525 Citation Jet aircraft. Alpert served as vice president of BioTek Instruments, Inc., a large multinational life science tools company, until his retirement in 2018, and holds B.S. degrees in computer science and mathematics from the University of Vermont. He lives with his wife in Delray Beach, Florida.