Books A-Z

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  • From Stearmans to Starfighters: A Pilot's Memoir Paperback

    William H Pickron Jr (Author), Patricia D West
    Tree of Life Memoirs
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    152 pg.
    0615982360
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book describes the military and civil carrier of William H. Pickron Jr., as an aviator, written by his daughter Patricia West. When William Prickon’s health at the end of 2012 diminished, he decided, after endless pressure from his family, to put onto paper his carrier as jet pilot at USAF and later as private […]

  • All horses of Apollo - A history of the Dutch Gloster Meteors

    Aart van Wijk
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    384 pg.
    978-90-79058-02-0

    In my hunt for excellent books at the aviation firmament I ran into this book and this specimen really deserves a honourable mention. And to top it all, the book is even a Dutch product. Whilst about everyone in 2013 is minding the JSF and the F-16 and some persons perhaps still staying behind at […]

  • The horse of Phaëthon - Memories of the Gloster Meteor in the Netherlands

    Aart van Wijk
    2012
    Dutch/English
    X X X X X
    416 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Buy via www.elikser.nl. As a 7 year old boy I stood, with open mouth, watching to the first demonstration flight of Jan Flinterman in a Meteor Mk. 4 above the ice club terrain near Amsterdam, the nowadays Buitenveldert. At present, more than 50 years later, I read the from the Dutch translated book The horse […]

  • Pilots Notes for Seafire XV & XVII

    Air data Publications
    Air data Publications
    1946
    English
    X X X X X
    40 pg.
    -

    Still, very nice to have in your hands! Lately I was in the beautiful RAF museum in London where I bought this little book. It is a copy of the manual that the World War II pilots got by their instruction. It counts 40 pages and a few enclosures. Really everything is in it; from […]

  • The Dam buster Raid

    Alan W. Cooper
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    216 pg.
    978-1-78159-474-2
    Review written by: Nico Mulder

    70 years after the event, the attack on the dams in the Ruhr area still speaks till the imagination. In 216 pages the writer tells how the new formed 617-squadron under the command of Guy Gibson is trained to try to bring the war to an end, with a specific for this purpose developed ‘bounce’-bomb. […]

  • Alles over vliegtuigen

    Andrea Erne
    ANWB
    2004
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    9018019135

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Darwin Spitfires

    Anthony Cooper
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    516 pg.
    9781783461882
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many stories go around about the heroic air battles during World War II, but in this beautiful bounded book, that exist of 516 pages with a lot of great black and white pictures, specifically the air-war of the period 1941-1944 in the north-western part of Australian is described. And how! It describes every air battle […]

  • Aerospace design

    Anthony M. Springer
    2003
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    191 pg.
    1858942071

    These days I am increasingly wondering whether I, as a reviewer of books, am critical enough. Could there possibly be a downside to holding a PPL License which might be causing me to devour only good books instead of reading mediocre to bad books and drilling them into the ground with a flourish? Is it […]

  • 100 jaar vliegen voorbij

    Arie de Bruin
    Kosmos Uitgevers
    2008
    Dutch
    X X X X X X
    430 pg.

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Bob Schreiner 1915-1994 Luchtvaartpionier

    Arnoud Schreiner
    Arnoud Schreiner
    2016
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    216 pg.
    978-90-824919-0-6
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.