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Flight training

Flight training is a course of study used when learning to pilot an aircraft. The overall purpose of primary and intermediate flight training is the acquisition and honing of basic airmanship skills. Flight training can be conducted under a structured accredited syllabus with a flight instructor at a flight school or as private lessons with no syllabus with a flight instructor as long as all experience requirements for the desired pilot certificate/license are met. Flight training consists of a combination of two parts: Flight Lessons given in the aircraft or in a certified Flight Training Device Ground School given as a classroom lecture or lesson by a flight instructor where aeronautical theory is learned in preparation for the student's written and flight pilot certification/licensing examinations. Although there are various types of aircraft, many of the principles of piloting them have common techniques those aircraft which are heavier-than-air types. Flight schools rent aircraft to students and licensed pilots at an hourly rate.

The hourly rate is determined by the aircraft's Hobbs meter or Tach timer therefore the customer is only charged while the aircraft engine is running. Flight instructors can be scheduled with or without an aircraft for pilot proficiency and recurring training; the oldest flight training school still in existence is the Royal Air Force's Central Flying School formed in May 1912 at Upavon, United Kingdom. The oldest civil flight school still active in the world is based in Germany at the Wasserkuppe, it was founded as "Mertens Fliegerschule" and is named, "Fliegerschule Wasserkuppe". A type conversion known throughout Australia and Europe as an endorsement, or in the United States as a "type rating", is the process undertaken by a pilot to update their license to allow them to fly a different type of aircraft. Bárány chair Bachelor of Aviation Integrated pilot training Pilot certification in the United States Pilot licensing in Canada Pilot licensing in the United Kingdom Learning to Fly: A Practical Manual for Beginners by Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper Student Pilot Guide from the FAA Accelerated Flight Training from Flying Mag.

Pilot Training Compass: Back to the Future from European Cockpit Association

Mary Jane

Mary Jane may refer to: Mary J. Blige, American singer-songwriter Mary Jane Clark, American author Mary Jane Croft, American actress Mary Jane Irving, American actress Mary Jane Kelly, Jack the Ripper victim Mary Jane Lamond, Canadian Celtic folk musician Mary Jane Osborn, American biochemist Mary Jane Owen, a disability rights activist, policy expert and writer Mary Jane Peale, American painter Mary Jane Phillips-Matz, American biographer Mary J. Rathbun, American zoologist Mary Jane Rathbun, popularly known as Brownie Mary, American medical cannabis activist Mary Jane Reoch, American cyclist Mary Jane and Sniffles, characters in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics Mary Jane Watson, a love interest of Marvel Comics' Spider-Man "Mary Jane", a 1995 song by Mary J. Blige "Mary Jane", a song performed by Janis Joplin "Mary Jane", a 1988 song on Megadeth's album So Far, So Good... So What! "Mary Jane", a 1978 song on Rick James' album Come Get It! "Mary Jane", the second single released from Scarface's fourth album, The Untouchable "Mary Jane", a song by The Miracle Workers "Mary Jane", a song on Luke Tan's album The Suicide King "Mary Jane", a song on Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill "Mary Jane", a song on DE/VISION album Devolution "Mary Jane", a song on IllScarlett's EPdemic and Clearly in Another Fine Mess "Mary Jane", a song on The Click Five's album Modern Minds and Pastimes "Mary Jane", a song on the Happy Birthday solo album by Pete Townshend of The Who "Mary Jane", a song on The Spin Doctors' album Turn It Upside Down "Mary Jane", a song on the Technohead album Headsex "Mary Jane", a song on The Vines' album Highly Evolved "Mary Jane", a song on Davido's album Omo Baba Olowo "Mary Jane", a 2009 song by Tori Amos from her album Abnormally Attracted to Sin "Mary Jane", a 2018 song by Radio and Weasel of Goodlyfe Crew "Mary Jane", a 2019 song by Ichigo from his album Ars Moriendi The Mary Janes, a 1990s Irish band formed by Mic Christopher, et al "Mary Jane", a poem by Patti Smith from her 1972 book Seventh Heaven Mary + Jane, an MTV television series Maryjane, 1968 film starring Fabian Mary Jane, a brand name of confectionery manufactured by NECCO Mary Jane, a type of shoe Mary Jane, a slang term for marijuana Mary Jane Ski Resort, part of the Winter Park Resort in Grand County, Colorado All pages with titles beginning with Mary Jane

Moa Island (Queensland)

Moa Island called Banks Island, is an island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago, located 40 kilometres north of Thursday Island in the Banks Channel of Torres Strait, Australia. It is a locality within the Torres Strait Island Region local government area; this island is the largest within the "Near Western" group. It has two towns, Kubin on the south-west coast and St Pauls on the east coast, which are connected by bitumen and a gravel road. In the 2016 census, Moa Island had a population of 448 people. Kubin is a community made up of the original Italgal, the Mualgal from north Moa, some of the Kulkalgal of Nagi, the Kaiwalgal people, who were moved to Poid, on the southwestern corner of Moa Island in 1921. Poid was abandoned after World War II. Kubin residents retain their links with the Thursday Island and Cowal Creek communities and with their help have established a number of business enterprises. Services in Kubin include an Ibis store, health centre, a school, RTC with the Kubin Indigenous Knowledge Centre in Main Street, post office, disability services, a childcare centre, police service, Mualgal Mineral Arts Centre and Torres Strait Island Regional Council office.

Accommodation is run by the Kubin Torres Strait Regional Island Council. When visiting the community you can stay at Aka Babeth-Na Mudth and dongas that are air conditioned. St. Paul's is the other settlement on Moa. After the forced repatriation of Pacific Islander labourers, following the federal government's introduction of a restrictive immigration policy in 1904, the Queensland Government set aside an Aboriginal reserve on Moa's eastern shore for those who had married Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people. In 1908 the Anglican Church began developing St. Paul's Mission, they established the St. Paul's Native Training College. A community council was established under the Torres Strait Islander Act 1939, in 1985, the St. Paul's community gained ownership of their land through a Deed of Grant in Trust. Moa Island is a part of the Torres Strait’s western island group and is the second largest island in the Torres Strait. There are 2 communities on Moa: Kubin community, located on the southern side of the island, St Paul’s community, located to the north.

The communities are connected by a road. The Mualgal /muwal̪gal̪/ people traditionally formed two groups, the southern Italgal /ital̪gal̪/ and the northern Mualgal, are the Traditional Owners of the island and refer to the island as ‘Mua’ or Moa; the Kubin community today is made up of the original Italgal, the Mualgal from northern Moa, some of the Kulkalgal of Nagi, the Kaiwalgal people, who were moved to Poid, on the south-western corner of Moa in 1921, moved to Kubin voluntarily to be able to see their homeland. Captain William Bligh, in charge of the British Navy ships Providence and Assistant, visited Torres Strait in 1792 and mapped the main reefs and channels; the island was named Banks Island by Captain Bligh in honour of his patron and friend, the botanist Sir Joseph Banks. In the 1860s, beche-de-mer and pearling boats began working the reefs of Torres Strait but few Europeans visited Moa before the 1870s; the European beche-de-mer and pearling boats extensively worked the sea beds between Moa and Badu Islands in the 1870s and recruited local Islander men to work on their boats.

A small pearling station was established on Moa Island by John Gay between 1872 and 1875. In 1872, the Queensland Government sought to extend its jurisdiction and requested the support of the British Government. Letters Patent were issued by the British Government in 1872 creating a new boundary for the colony, which encompassed all islands within a 60 nautical mile radius of the coast of Queensland; this boundary was further extended by the Queensland Coast Islands Act 1879 and included the islands of Boigu, Erub and Saibai, which lay beyond the previous 60 nautical mile limit. The new legislation enabled the Queensland Government to control and regulate bases for the beche-de-mer and pearling industries, which had operated outside its jurisdiction. Torres Strait Islanders refer to the arrival of London Missionary Society missionaries in July 1871 as "the Coming of the Light". Reverend A W Murray and William Wyatt Gill were the first LMS missionaries to visit Moa Island in October 1872. South Sea Islander lay preachers were appointed as teachers to work on the island the following month.

While the South Sea Islander teachers established a mission settlement at Totalai on the northern side of the island, by 1901 the settlement had been abandoned. A new settlement named. People from the villages of Totalai and Dabu moved to Adam under the leadership of Elder Abu Namai; the village of Adam had better access to the facilities of Badu Island, including its school and the stores and trading stations operated by Papuan Industries Limited. PIL was a philanthropic business scheme designed by the LMS missionary Reverend Walker to promote "independent native enterprise" by encouraging them to co-operatively rent or purchase their own pearl luggers or "company boats"; the company boats were used to harvest pearl shells and beche-de-mer, which were sold and distributed by PIL. The Queensland Government supported the scheme and worked in partnership with PIL. Company boats provided Islanders with income and a sense of community pride and improved transport and communication between the islands.

The community at Adam operated a number of company b

Rajendra Singh Pawar

Rajendra Singh Pawar is an Indian businessman and the chairman of NIIT, which he co-founded along with Vijay K. Thadani, he founded NIIT University, a not-for-profit university in Neemrana, in 2009. Pawar was born on 6 March 1951 in Jammu in a Dogra Rajput family, he completed his schooling from Scindia School in Gwalior. He graduated from the IIT, Delhi in 1972 and was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree by the Rajiv Gandhi Technical University in 2005. Pawar founded NIIT Limited in 1981 with Vijay Thadani in 1981 with investment from Shiv Nadar. Pawar is a member of the National Task Force on Software Development, he heads the Quality Committees of various Industry bodies, including the South African President's International Advisory Council on Information Society. He has led several ICT industry initiatives and played a significant part in shaping the IT policies of the Government of India. Pawar has worked with the country’s educational institutions, he is on the Board of Governors of India’s firstglobal business school, the Indian School of Business.

His wife, Neeti Pawar, is a philanthropist. Pawar has three children, a son Udai Pawar, who worked for Microsoft, two daughters Urvashi and Unnati Pawar was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2011

Donovan Germain

Donovan Germain is a reggae producer, one of the most successful of the digital era. Germain's entry into the music industry was via his record shop in New York City in the 1970s, he began production in 1972, visiting Jamaica for recording sessions, working in both roots reggae and lovers rock. As a producer he had hits on the reggae charts with the likes of Cultural Roots' "Mr. Boss Man" in 1980, broke through into the UK Singles Chart in the early and mid-1980s with Sugar Minott's "Good Thing Going" and Audrey Hall's "One Dance Won't Do", he ran the Revolutionary Sounds label which started in the early 1980s and ran from New York, ran the Rub-a-Dub and Germain labels. He returned to Kingston in 1987 and opened his Penthouse Studio on Slipe Pen Road, which soon became in-demand, became one of the island's top studios, with Germain becoming recognized as one of the top reggae producers, taking over as Jamaica's leading producer from King Jammy. In the early days of the studio he worked with such renowned artists as Freddie McGregor, Delroy Wilson, Marcia Griffiths, Tenor Saw, went on to enjoy great success with Buju Banton, Mad Cobra, Cutty Ranks, Morgan Heritage, Wayne Wonder, Beres Hammond.

In 2012, Germain received Jamaica's Excellence in Music and Entertainment Award for Producer of the Year. In October 2014 the Institute of Jamaica awarded Germain a silver Musgrave Medal for his contribution to music. In August 2015 it was announced that he would be awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government. Donovan Germain at the ReggaeID reggae directory Donovan Germain at discogs.com Donovan Germain at Roots Archives

The Slave (1962 film)

The Slave 1962 Italian peplum film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Steve Reeves and Gianna Maria Canale. It is an unofficial sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1960 film Spartacus, as it includes a mention of the character Varinia, created for the novel template for that film; the running time was 100 minutes. In 48 B. C. twenty-five years after the revolt of Spartacus, the slave leader's son Randus has grown to become a soldier in the Roman army. Stationed in the city of Alexandria, Randus has been promoted to centurion by his commander, Gaius Julius Caesar, is given an important task to accomplish: To travel to the city of Zeugma in the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire and learn of the secret plots planned out by the Roman governor of the eastern provinces, Marcus Licinius Crassus. Randus leaves Egypt on a war galley out to sea, accompanied by his decurion friend Lumonius, his Germanic servant Beroz, an ambitious Gallic officer named Vetius, Vetius' sister Claudia. Shortly after departing from Alexandria, Randus meets and befriends a young Egyptian slavegirl named Saida, owned by Claudia.

On a thick foggy night, the galley collides with a hidden reef and Saida is thrown overboard. Randus dives in to save Saida; the two are soon washed up onto a beach and decide to travel across the desert until they find a caravan that can provide them with water and supplies. They soon encounter a slave caravan guarded by a detachment of Libyan mercenaries who work for Crassus, but are captured and added to the slaves' ranks. During the journey across the desert to Zeugma, one of the slaves, an ex-gladiator and survivor of Spartacus' army named Gulbar, recognizes Randus as the son of Spartacus and Varinia after discovering Spartacus' amulet around the young centurion's neck. Together and the slaves manage to free themselves from their captors and kill all of the Libyan soldiers. Before Randus' friends and Lumonius arrive with some of Crassus' guards to rescue Randus, Gulbar tells Randus to find him and his slave army at the legendary "City of the Sun" before the slaves vanish into the desert.

Randus proceeds to Zeugma, where he meets Crassus, who cold-bloodedly orders the execution of the slaves who participated in the uprising despite Randus' protestations, Lumonius informs him of Crassus secretly amassing a huge army. Accompanied by Beroz, Randus rides to the City of the Sun, in whose ruins he finds the grave of Spartacus; as he turns away and the freed slaves appear and convince him to take up his father's legacy. That night, armed with his father's sword and helmet, frees several slaves condemned to death and begins a rebel campaign, resparking hope in the people of the province, who are being brutally oppressed by Crassus. Randus is tasked to capture the Son of Spartacus, but fails to succeed. In order to draw the Son of Spartacus into a trap, Crassus organizes a party in his palace, whose central attraction is the slow death of several slaves in a sealed cage filled with poisonous fumes. Randus intervenes; when Crassus flees, Randus pursues him into the castle dungeons, where he is unmasked.

Enraged, Crassus decides to deliver Randus to Pharnaces in order to maintain his support in defeating Caesar and subsequently assuming rulership over Rome. Lumonius, who remains loyal to Randus and informs the rebels of Crassus' plan before he proceeds to warn Caesar; as Crassus' entourage camps in the desert, the rebel slaves, led by Beroz, attack them, free Randus and capture Crassus and Claudia, while Vetius is killed by Randus. Spared by Saida's pleas for mercy, Claudia is abandoned in the desert with Beroz's dagger for a merciful suicide, while Crassus is killed by the slaves pouring molten gold into his mouth. Caesar arrives and, after learning of Randus' heritage, reluctantly sentences him to death by crucifixion because Randus has become a powerful symbol for resistance against Roman order, but as the sentence is about to be carried out, all the people in the province appear, willing to join their hero in death. Impressed by this show of loyalty, realizing that killing them all would leave the province worthless, Caesar pardons Randus.

Randus returns his father's sword to Spartacus' grave so that a future hero may use it to rise against oppression. Steve Reeves as Randus Gianna Maria Canale as Claudia Claudio Gora as Crassus Jacques Sernas as Vetius Ombretta Colli as Saida Ivo Garrani as Julius Caesar Enzo Fiermonte as Gulbar Ahmed Ramzy as Murdok Franco Balducci as Beroz Roland Bartrop as Lumonius Renato Baldini as Verulus Giovanni Cianfriglia as Soldier The film was shot between Rome and Cairo; the film was the last sword-and-sandal film for actor Steve Reeves. In his book Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult, Howard Hughes describes the film as one of Steve Reeves' finest vehicles and as Corbucci's best peplum film; the Slave on IMDb