By William Langewiesche
Greater than a decade after the book of Inside the Sky, Aloft is a totally revised, elevated, and up-to-date variation of this vintage textual content, that is greatly considered as the main lyrical and incisive ebook on flying.
In those essays, William Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not just how we movement in regards to the earth, but in addition how we view our global and our position in it. With shiny descriptions of the aesthetics and pleasure of flight, he additionally writes of the dangers that compliment this good looks: the perils of air site visitors keep an eye on, and the hazards of frightened passengers and undesirable climate. jam-packed with spare and chic prose, Aloft is an interesting trip into the sky.
“At as soon as exciting and informative, awe-inspiring and special, in areas scary, in different reassuring, and consistently elegant.”—Booker Prize profitable writer John Banville
“A sharp observer and talented stylist whose sentences frequently have one of those poetic precision.”—Washington Post
“Langewiesche’s prose flows seamlessly and elegantly.”—San Francisco Chronicle ebook Review
“[A] ambitious expertise ... whose cool, distinctive and cost effective reporting is harnessed to an invigorating ethical and highbrow perspective.”—The manhattan Times
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Call no. M-43106-U. Hoxie performed his study as a mobilization assigneeworking forthe Air Force chiefofstaff. He later added, "It is axiomatic and a basic truth that the very future of a military force is dependent upon its professional education; fora young force it is vital" (page 8). 4. BOV 19 (1963) : 5. By this time SOS, ACSC, and AWC were all located at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. 5. BOV 2 (1947) :4-6; see also note 37. 6. , 51, 54, 65. 7. BOV 12 (1956) : 3. 8. , ed. Lawrence J. Korb, International Studies Occasional Paper no.
13. : Air University, December 1959),1-12 . These references are tothe executive summary, which is well cross-referenced to the body of the report. 14. In 1959 AU acquired the Air Force Educational Requirements Board (AFERB), governed by AFR 53-26, Air Force Educational Requirements Board, 12 December 1958. This standing board was headed by a majorgeneral who reported directly to the AU commander. Its primary purpose was to ensure a balance between officers' college degrees and their corresponding Air Force specialty codes (AFSC), but the board was occasionally used for ad hoc assessments-the function of the group mentioned here.
And a study conducted by Dr R. 3 The Board of Visitors strongly recommended the inclusion of PME in officers' career plans and suggested that the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) train technicians and that AU provide education in the social sciences to planners and staff officers The board added a blunt caveat: Although the lack of a good technical . 5 Most importantly, then, AU should "reduce the influence of prejudice . . develop a natural urge to inquisitiveness [and] weed out . . "6 Failure to encourage a broad educational perspective for Air Force leaders could have dire consequences for national security: It is quite clear that our national security becomes ever more dependent on the minds of men rather than their brute strength.