The utterly gripping story of the most outrageous case of cyber piracy prosecuted by the US Department of Justice. A former US Navy intelligence officer, David Locke Hall was a federal prosecutor when a bizarre-sounding website, CRACK99, came to his attention. It looked like Craigslist on acid, but what it sold was anything but amateurish: thousands of high-tech software products used largely by the military, and for mere pennies on the dollar. Want to purchase satellite tracking software? No problem. Aerospace and aviation simulations? No problem. Communications systems designs? No problem. Software for Marine One, the presidential helicopter? No problem. With delivery times and customer service to rival the world's most successful online retailers, anybody, anywhere - including rogue regimes, terrorists, and countries forbidden from doing business with the United States - had access to these goods for any purpose whatsoever. But who was behind CRACK99, and where were they? The Justice Department discouraged potentially costly, risky cases like this, preferring the low-hanging fruit that scored points from politicians and the public. But Hall and his colleagues were determined to find the culprit. They bought CRACK99's products for delivery in the United States, buying more and more to appeal to the budding entrepreneur in the man they identified as Xiang Li. After winning his confidence, they lured him to Saipan - a US commonwealth territory where Hall's own father had stormed the beaches with the marines during World War II. There, they set up an audacious sting that culminated in Xiang Li's capture and imprisonment. The value of the goods offered by CRACK99? A cool $100 million. An eye-opening look at cybercrime and its chilling consequences for national security, CRACK99 is like a caper that resonates with every amazing detail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Peckham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008109/bk_blak_008109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The UAV Pilot Logbook 2nd Edition permits you to log your personal flight data in an easy-to-use, easy-to-carry format. This new edition expands significantly upon the earlier UAV Pilot Logbook (1st edition) by providing you with the opportunity to record more types of data for each flight, resulting in a truly comprehensive record of your UAV flying experience. For those who wish to create an aircraft-specific record of use and condition we continue to recommend our companion volume, the UAV Aircraft Logbook, also available through Amazon. In the UAV Pilot Logbook 2nd Edition you can record flight time for rotary, fixed-wing and lighter-than-air (LTA) UAV operations so that even if you fly a variety of aircraft types you will be able to log all of your data in the same book.The book is 192 pages long. On the inside you will find: &#8226; A section to record aircraft and equipment data, to include identification information for up to 12 different aircraft as well as places to record batteries and additional equipment (cameras, etc) data. &#8226; A main flight data section that permits you to record the registrations of the different aircraft in use for each of your flights and their types, the flight locations and times, flight durations, flight functions, numbers of landings and distances flown. New to the second edition, you can also record batteries or fuel use, inspections and calibrations accomplished, technical problems found and corrective actions performed, and an enlarged place for Remarks and Endorsements. This section provides easy-to-use instructions about how to fill out the log, with example pages included. &#8226; A final section in which you can log all of your training courses taken and exams passed, as well as places for instructors to sign these off, as required.The size is convenient for carrying, either in your backpack or in any small case you may be using. You are therefore able to record your flight data on the spot, something not so easily done when using the other, large-format, paperback logbooks. Additionally, this book avoids the wasted space found in other drone logbooks that, for example, unnecessarily ask you to draw flight plans. Finally, using a physical, bound logbook is superior to using an electronic version because you do not require an internet connection to record your data in the field and the data are not subject to loss by accidental deletion. Electronic logbooks are often considerably more expensive, as well. The physical log is, in fact, the official aviation standard due to the difficulty of falsifying entries after they have been made. The hardcover version is durable and will stand up to years of use both at home and in the fieldBottom line: using the UAV Pilot Logbook 2nd Edition makes it easy to demonstrate that you are an experienced and properly trained UAV pilot who takes a professional approach to your flying operations. Contact us at: email@example.com Our website: parhelionaerospace.com
This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal's website, and is labeled 'phenomenal' by Lawyers' Weekly and 'brilliant' by Liza Oz of the Oprah network. Based on more than 20 years of research and practice among 30,000 people in 45 countries, Getting More concludes that finding and valuing the other party's emotions and perceptions creates far more value than the conventional wisdom of power and logic. It is intended to provide better agreements for everyone no matter what they negotiate - from jobs to kids to billion dollar deals to shopping. The book, a New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal business best seller, is based on Professor Stuart Diamond's award-winning course at the Wharton Business School, where the course has been the most popular over 13 years. It challenges the conventional wisdom on every page, from 'win-win' to BATNA to rationality to the use of power. Companies have made billions of dollars so far using his new model and parents have gotten their 4-year-olds to willingly brush their teeth and go to bed. Prof. Diamond draws from his experience as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The New York Times, Harvard-trained attorney, Wharton MBA, U.N. Consultant in many countries and manager and executive in many sectors, including technology, agriculture, medical services, finance, energy and aviation. 'The ROI from reading Getting More will make it the best investment you make this year,' says Rhys Dekle, the business development head of the Microsoft Games division, which produces X-Box. He added that the book was his team's best investment of the year too. The model was also used to quickly solve the 2008 Hollywood Writer's Strike. The advice is addressed through the insightful stories of more than 400 people who have used Prof. Diamond's tools with great success: A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. Better relationships with the family, including teenagers. Raises at work. Better jobs. Dealing with emotional situations. Meeting one's goals. Finding better things to trade. Solving cultural and political problems, sports conflicts, and ordinary arguments. The book is intended to be used in any situation. The most common response is 'life changing', beginning on page one. 'The most inspirational book I have read this year' said David Simon, an attorney in San Francisco, CA. 'This book can change the world,' says Craig Silverman, Investment Advisor, Long Island, NY
A comprehensive review of the science and engineering behind future propulsion systems and energy sources in sustainable aviation Future Propulsion Systems and Energy Sources: in sustainable aviation is a comprehensive reference that offers a review of the science and engineering principles that underpin the concepts of propulsion systems and energy sources in sustainable air transportation. The author - a noted expert in the field - examines the impact of air transportation on the environment and reviews alternative jet fuels, hybrid-electric and nuclear propulsion and power. He also explores modern propulsion for transonic and supersonic-hypersonic aircraft and the impact of propulsion on aircraft design. Climate change is the main driver for the new technology development in sustainable air transportation. The book contains critical review of gas turbine propulsion and aircraft aerodynamics; followed by an insightful presentation of the aviation impact on environment. Future fuels and energy sources are introduced in a separate chapter. Promising technologies in propulsion and energy sources are identified leading to pathways to sustainable aviation. To facilitate the utility of the subject, the book is accompanied by a website that contains illustrations, and equation files. This important book: * Contains a comprehensive reference to the science and engineering behind propulsion and power in sustainable air transportation * Examines the impact of air transportation on the environment * Covers alternative jet fuels and hybrid-electric propulsion and power * Discusses modern propulsion for transonic, supersonic and hypersonic aircraft * Examines the impact of propulsion system integration on aircraft design Written for engineers, graduate and senior undergraduate students in mechanical and aerospace engineering, Future Propulsion Systems and Energy Sources: in sustainable aviation explores the future of aviation with a guide to sustainable air transportation that includes alternative jet fuels, hybrid-electric propulsion, all-electric and nuclear propulsion.
Praise for the Third Edition 'This is one of the best books available. Its excellentorganizational structure allows quick reference to specific modelsand its clear presentation . . . solidifies the understanding ofthe concepts being presented.' --IIE Transactions on Operations Engineering Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the latestdevelopments in the field, Fundamentals of Queueing Theory,Fourth Edition continues to present the basic statisticalprinciples that are necessary to analyze the probabilistic natureof queues. Rather than presenting a narrow focus on the subject,this update illustrates the wide-reaching, fundamental concepts inqueueing theory and its applications to diverse areas such ascomputer science, engineering, business, and operationsresearch. This update takes a numerical approach to understanding andmaking probable estimations relating to queues, with acomprehensive outline of simple and more advanced queueing models.Newly featured topics of the Fourth Edition include: * Retrial queues * Approximations for queueing networks * Numerical inversion of transforms * Determining the appropriate number of servers to balance qualityand cost of service Each chapter provides a self-contained presentation of keyconcepts and formulae, allowing readers to work with each sectionindependently, while a summary table at the end of the bookoutlines the types of queues that have been discussed and theirresults. In addition, two new appendices have been added,discussing transforms and generating functions as well as thefundamentals of differential and difference equations. New examplesare now included along with problems that incorporate QtsPlussoftware, which is freely available via the book's related Website. With its accessible style and wealth of real-world examples,Fundamentals of Queueing Theory, Fourth Edition is an idealbook for courses on queueing theory at the upper-undergraduate andgraduate levels. It is also a valuable resource for researchers andpractitioners who analyze congestion in the fields oftelecommunications, transportation, aviation, and managementscience.
Juliet and Zulu are both Master Flight Instructors. They will guide you through this book which is an essential reference summarizing the basic knowledge used by Private Pilots to fly under visual flight rules (VFR) worldwide. It is written not only for Private Pilots, Sport Pilots and flight students, but for everyone who is interested in learning about flying an airplane. It also serves as a convenient reference for licensed pilots who need to stay current. Juliet and Zulu have designed this Quick Reference to explain complicated concepts in a logical way which will make learning straightforward and as easy as possible for the reader who is encountering the material for the first time. Concepts which are thoroughly understood, rather than just memorized, are much easier to apply in practice and to retain. The light hearted, jargon free, approach is intended to make the knowledge less formidable and to make the presentation attractive to younger readers and to the non pilot. The material is condensed and organized so that a substantial amount of information is contained in just a few pages making it easy to find and review specific items. For more detail and much more extensive explanation, the reader is referred to the several excellent and very well written Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications covering similar topics. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has excellent instructional material on its website.
New edition of the successful textbook updated to include new material on UAVs, design guidelines in aircraft engine component systems and additional end of chapter problems Aircraft Propulsion, Second Edition follows the successful first edition textbook with comprehensive treatment of the subjects in airbreathing propulsion, from the basic principles to more advanced treatments in engine components and system integration. This new edition has been extensively updated to include a number of new and important topics. A chapter is now included on General Aviation and Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Propulsion Systems that includes a discussion on electric and hybrid propulsion. Propeller theory is added to the presentation of turboprop engines. A new section in cycle analysis treats Ultra-High Bypass (UHB) and Geared Turbofan engines. New material on drop-in biofuels and design for sustainability is added to refl ect the FAA s 2025 Vision. In addition, the design guidelines in aircraft engine components are expanded to make the book user friendly for engine designers. Extensive review material and derivations are included to help the reader navigate through the subject with ease. Key features: General Aviation and UAV Propulsion Systems are presented in a new chapter Discusses Ultra-High Bypass and Geared Turbofan engines Presents alternative drop-in jet fuels Expands on engine components' design guidelines The end-of-chapter problem sets have been increased by nearly 50% and solutions are available on a companion website Presents a new section on engine performance testing and instrumentation Includes a new 10-Minute Quiz appendix (with 45 quizzes) that can be used as a continuous assessment and improvement tool in teaching/learning propulsion principles and concepts Includes a new appendix on Rules of Thumb and Trends in aircraft propulsion Aircraft Propulsion, Second Edition is a must-have textbook for graduate and undergraduate students, and is also an excellent source of information for researchers and practitioners in the aerospace and power industry.
New edition of the successful textbook updated to include new material on UAVs, design guidelines in aircraft engine component systems and additional end of chapter problems Aircraft Propulsion, Second Edition follows the successful first edition textbook with comprehensive treatment of the subjects in airbreathing propulsion, from the basic principles to more advanced treatments in engine components and system integration. This new edition has been extensively updated to include a number of new and important topics. A chapter is now included on General Aviation and Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Propulsion Systems that includes a discussion on electric and hybrid propulsion. Propeller theory is added to the presentation of turboprop engines. A new section in cycle analysis treats Ultra-High Bypass (UHB) and Geared Turbofan engines. New material on drop-in biofuels and design for sustainability is added to refl ect the FAA's 2025 Vision. In addition, the design guidelines in aircraft engine components are expanded to make the book user friendly for engine designers. Extensive review material and derivations are included to help the reader navigate through the subject with ease. Key features: * General Aviation and UAV Propulsion Systems are presented in a new chapter * Discusses Ultra-High Bypass and Geared Turbofan engines * Presents alternative drop-in jet fuels * Expands on engine components' design guidelines * The end-of-chapter problem sets have been increased by nearly 50% and solutions are available on a companion website * Presents a new section on engine performance testing and instrumentation * Includes a new 10-Minute Quiz appendix (with 45 quizzes) that can be used as a continuous assessment and improvement tool in teaching/learning propulsion principles and concepts * Includes a new appendix on Rules of Thumb and Trends in aircraft propulsion Aircraft Propulsion, Second Edition is a must-have textbook for graduate and undergraduate students, and is also an excellent source of information for researchers and practitioners in the aerospace and power industry.
The South African Air Force (SAAF), formed on 1 February 1920, is the second oldest air force in the Commonwealth. The air arm played a major role in securing victory for the Allies during the Second World War, in the 1948/49 Berlin Airlift, and in Korea in the 1950s. The SAAF assisted Rhodesia in the 1960s and '70s, made a major contribution to the 'Border' or 'Bush' war in South West Africa and Angola, participated in the transition to a new democracy in South Africa and continuously supports South African peace missions in Africa. It has also assisted in countless relief and rescue missions in southern Africa throughout this entire period.However, the SAAF is not just about aircraft and ordnance; it is made up of people and it is in this compilation that these people, airmen and ground crew alike, find their voice. These are their stories, all told in the first person by the actual participants as unvarnished, unabbreviated and intensely immediate and personal recollections. Through their stories of heroism, duty, adventure and tragedy, the reader will follow the history of the SAAF from 1939 to the present day. To complement the stories, the final chapter includes a collection of squadron pub songs from the Second World War, Korea and the Border War.An accountant by profession, Dean Wingrin has had an interest in aviation since childhood, collecting articles and taking photos at airports and air shows whenever he could. His photographs and articles are regularly published in local and international journals and aviation magazines. He also acts as a consultant to various print, radio, TV and internet journalists and investigative programmes. He served his national service in the South African Air Force and was Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Cape Town branch of the Friends of the SAAF Museum for almost 20 years. He is founder and webmaster of the popular unofficial SAAF website (saairforce.co.za), a site he set up in 1996 as a result of his interest in the SAAF. The website provides a detailed background on the SAAF and its current activities and is viewed as the premier website on the air force. Dean is also a director of the South African Aviation Foundation Museum Ltd, a non-profit company formed to preserve the SAAF's aviation heritage through, inter alia, physical and financial assistance to the SAAF Museum at Air Force Base Ysterplaat in Cape Town.