The Age of Learjet: Adventures, Innovations, and Sky-High Dreams

The Age of Learjet: Adventures, Innovations, and Sky-High Dreams

The Age of Learjet: Adventures, Innovations, and Sky-High Dreams

The Age of Learjet: Adventures, Innovations, and Sky-High Dreams

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Overview

Jet Dreams Take Flight

Imagine the sleek Learjet streaking across the sky in this high-flying adventure! Picture yourself zooming through the clouds as young readers discover the trailblazing history of the world's fastest business jet.

This book's about talented people who had big dreams and just knew they could make them real.

Meet inventor Bill Lear and engineer Dr. Hans Studer. These visionary founders combined creativity and expertise to make the impossible possible. Their Learjet could rocket across the country in a mere 4 hours!

Follow their journey from sketching jet wing designs to witnessing their innovative dream take flight. But it wasn't easy. Yet they never even thought about giving up! Nope, they kept on working, figuring things out step-by-step.

Finally, their hard work paid off big time! They made the Learjet, the quickest business jet in the sky. It's so speedy and smooth, it changed the way people think about flying!

Readers will take off on an exciting ride through decades of Learjet's boundary-pushing innovations. Learning about the daring pilots who pushed the limits will ignite their own willingness to soar.

The Age of Learjet will inspire the next generation of innovators to dream big, believe in themselves, and let their bold ideas take wing!"

Aviation experts Dr. Peter Hamel, former Director of the Institute of Flight Systems, and Gary Park, aerospace engineer for over 50 years, stand alone as the definitive Learjet historians. Their insider engineering experience paired with exhaustive research resulted in the comprehensive 456-page book "The Learjet History: Beginnings, Innovations, and Utilization."

Dr. Hamel brings decades of leadership in aeronautics programs and research. Mr. Park provides an insider perspective from directly working on Learjet certification.

For this adaptation, nobody provides more authority and passion for bringing Learjet's untold stories to young readers.

So, why should you read this book? Because it shows that when you've got a dream and you stick with it, amazing things can happen!

Ready to make your own dreams fly?


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798989216000
Publisher: Winning Growth Systems, LLC
Publication date: 11/13/2023
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 213,983
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Peter G. Hamel received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 1963 and 1968, respectively, and SM degree from M.I.T. in 1965. Director of the Institute of Flight Systems (formerly: Flight Mechanics) of the German Aerospace Center DLR from 1971-2001, he also served as Section Head of Aeronautical Systems at Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm in Hamburg (1970-71), and was appointed Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig (1995), where he served as the founding member of three Collaborative Research Centers. Peter Hamel served as the Chairman of the National Working Group on Helicopter Technology (AKH, 1986-1994), Appraiser for the National Aviation Research Program (LuFo, 2010-2020), Manager of DLR's Rotorcraft Technology Research Program and German Coordinator for the former NATO/AGARD Flight Mechanics/Vehicle Integration Panel (FMP/FVP, 1972-1997). He also served on the M.I.T. Corporation Visiting Committee for the Department of Astronautics and Aeronautics (1994-2000). Member of the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics (DGLR, since 1961), the American Helicopter Society (AHS, since 1987), and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA, since 1988) and AIAA Fellow since 2001), he is also the recipient of the AGARD 1993 Scientific Achievement Award, AGARD/RTO von Kármán Medal 1998, AHS Dr. A. von Klemin Award 2001, and of the prestigious DGLR Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring 2007.

Gary D. Park received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Wichita State University in 1967, and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly: UMR) in 1973. He served as: Boeing Wichita Associate Engineer in cyclic test and 737 design; McDonnell aerodynamics engineer in advanced F-4/F15 performance/S&C; Cessna S&C; Learjet dynamic loads; Boeing Military principal engineer in structural dynamics; and FAA ACO AE. An Engineer with 53-years of experience in projects and research related to FAA certification, structural dynamics, accident investigations, S&C, parameter estimation, flight testing, wind tunnel testing, Boeing UAV programs, GVT for B-52 cruise missile launcher, 777/737 programs, NASA Langley TDT and Calspan flutter testing, maneuver simulations for FAA/JAA, RJ-900 program; FAA oversight of Boeing/Cessna projects, and implementation of Part 26 AASR. Within AIAA, he was: Wichita Section Chairman (1987), National Nominating Committee (1987), Region V Director (1989-95), Books Chairman (1997-99), GNC TC (1985-88), AFM TC (1981-84), History TC (1994-99). During 1981-88, he authored technical papers presented at conferences, Aircraft/GCD Journal publications, Aerospace America AFM/GNC Highlights and News articles; and was Journal publication reviewer, organizer of short courses and technical conference sessions. He was named AIAA Associate Fellow (1982). While Chairman, the Wichita Section was awarded first place: Outstanding Section, Newsletter, Public Policy and Special Event (1987). He received the AIAA Sustained Service Award (2002), and Boeing recognition for exceptional performance (1989).
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