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Engineer From Thiokol
1,172 wordsOn January 26, 1986, one of the greatest disasters of our time occurred. When Challenger was destroyed many questions were asked about the safety of space missions. Many questions were asked about the credibility of the engineers who designed the air craft. It is now know that crucial information about the faulty O-rings was know to many if not all of the engineers. These engineers had many moral decisions they had to face when the problem was first noticed, which was as early as November 1981. ...
Orville's Second Flight
759 wordsAlthough the 1902 flyer was the first truly-effective heavier-than-air craft, it didn't have a propulsion system, and so counts only as a glider, not as an airplane. The problem for the Wrights in 1903 was to develop a powered machine. They had to make one more breakthrough to be successful here: understand how propellers work. This was harder than it seems, as no one really understood that a propeller was nothing more than a wing that rotates on its axis, and lifts the plane forward. So, the Wr...
1,512 wordsAviation Benchmarks Thousands of people have contributed to Aviation. Dreams by the Wright Bothers made flight possible for all of us. Others like E melia Earnhardt, and Charles Limburg stretched the limits to accomplish what had never been done before. Many have even given their life to be in the air. I will discuss some of the paramount events and people that helped transcend Aviation. The most appropriate place to start is on the Seventeenth of December in 1903, the brothers Orville and Wilbe...
Flight Engineer And The First Officer
2,221 wordsFlight Synopsis Flight KAL 801 was scheduled to fly from Kimpo Airport in Seoul, Korea to A.B. Won Guam International Airport in Agana, Guam. The flight crew had met earlier to discuss the flight release, weather conditions and fill out all necessary paperwork. And on August 6th, 1997 at 9: 27 PM the Boeing 747-300 departed Kimpo Airport for a three hour and fifty minute trip to Guam. The flight crew consisted of a captain, first officer and a flight engineer. The captain had several flight hour...
Use Of Two Wings On A Plane
2,077 wordsThe Structure of an Airplane The idea of flight has fascinated people for centuries, even to this day, which is why I decided to research on airplanes. When I researched the history on planes, I was surprised at the effort and the time people long ago spent trying to make a machine that flies. I also wondered, like many, how an airplane is able to fly and sustain in the air. Wanting to know the answers to these types of questions I had, gave me the determination to really researched this topic. ...
Stall Warning Device
1,193 wordsAeronautical engineer falls under the category of aerospace engineers along with astronautical engineer. The jobs of an Aeronautical engineer and astronautical engineer are similar in terms of the development of air / space crafts, testing and analyzing data. An aeronautical engineer has a number of tasks and duties to carry out and a number of responsibilities to fulfill. The types of tasks an aeronautical engineer does include: study aircraft defects and recommend repairs or modifications desi...
Brothers Wilbur And Orville Wright
2,527 wordsBrothers Wilbur and Orville Wright made the greatest contribution to mass travel in the history of the world -- the airplane. Their historic flight on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, marked the first time that a powered craft had successfully flown. The craft had taken off from level ground without any assistance and managed to remain airborne and under control. Wilbur was born in Indiana and Orville was born in Ohio, but neither of them sought education beyond high school. The...
Metal Propellers And Variable Pitch Blades
1,212 wordsTime Line of the Aviation Propeller The aircraft propeller looks like a simple mechanism to the uneducated individual. To the educated, an aircraft propeller represents the highest sophistication in aerodynamics, mechanical engineering and structural design. The creation of the propeller can be traced back to Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci's 'helical screw' helicopter is believed to be the ancestor of the air propeller and the helicopter rotor. The first idea of a propulsive airscrew, however, belo...
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