Sunday, December 08, 2019

Student debutant author launches book answering curious flyers' questions on aviation

Melbourne/Australia based Rakesh Dhannarapu, a student debutant author, launched clearing doubts, answering questions curious flyers always want to know but didn’t know whom to ask.
Mobile, Fridge, Washing machines all come out with manuals. Everyone one across the chain in aviation - pilots, ground and cabin crew have manuals, except the most important person ‘the passenger’.  The book is first of its kind of a “Friendly Flying Manual for the Passengers’, written in simple and easy to understand layman’s language with high and amazing quality pics.
Answering those questions for the curious flyers on Aviation and Flying is the newly launched book 101 Flying Secrets by debutant student author Rakesh Dhannarapu, Masters in Aviation with specialization ‘Airworthiness” from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology(RMIT). Melbourne.

As the title suggests, the book covers 101 questions that arise in the minds of the air passengers and are answered in a simple and lucid manner without going into the humongous nitty-gritties involved. Within this book, you’ll discover answers to questions like: If aircraft are so safe, why wear seatbelts? Why are aircraft painted white? How fast can an aircraft be evacuated? Do aircraft dump fuel mid-air? What is airport curfew? What is run way excursion?  What is the fate of retired aircraft? …and more. The book covers everything a curious and inquisitive air passenger would like to know.

Rakesh Dhannarapu from Hyderabad, India has just completed his Master’s in Aviation with a vertical in Airworthiness at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia.

Rakesh did B. Tech in Aerospace Engineering from SRM University Cennai.  During his Engineering, Rakesh interned with BrahMos Aerospace, Bharat Dynamics Ltd, GMR Aero Technic Ltd, Tata Advanced Systems Ltd, National Aerospace Laboratories and Zetatek Industries.
After his Engineering Graduation, he went on to join Asia Pacific Flight Training (APFT), Hyderabad to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot. He completed 900 plus hours of ground training as part of the Commercial Pilot Programme. Like with any aspiring pilot, he had to undergo ‘Pilot Medical Certification.’ That was when a quirk of fate grounded his plans. Rakesh suffered a health issue and was misdiagnosed/wrongly treated with and underwent a small surgical procedure. Rakesh paid a heavy price for an avoidable surgery which denied him an opportunity to become a pilot.
Rakesh overcame his tryst with ill fate and has authored a book ‘101 Flying Secrets’ is also helping to promote and nurture the dreams of others in his chosen field - Aviation. He has been continuously visiting various schools and colleges, giving lectures about interesting aspects of Flying, Aviation, Careers in Aviation etc.
Mr. Hemanth DP, CEO – Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Ltd., and Former Chief Commercial Officer, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd has written the Foreword for the book. The book received advance praise in the form of testimonials from the likes of GuntreddyBhaskara Rao, Head of Solutions & Innovations, Etihad Airways; Capt. Atul Chandra, M.D. – Golden Eagle Aviation and CEO – Sylys Aviation; Vijay Mohan Raj, M.D. of Uniglobe SameeraTravels and Intl. Director of SKAL, the world’s largest travel organisation of travel and tourism professionals; Ramesh Loganathan, Professor Co-innovation at IIIT Hyderabad and Chief Innovation Officer (Interim), Telangana State Innovation Cell, Telangana, India among other distinguished personalities.
Published by Notion Press, the book is available all over the world at various book stores or can be ordered on www.notionpress.comor through popularon line web retailers viz. flipkart, amazon.
08/12/19 Press Release/Souls Media
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