Books A-Z

Here you can find all the book reviews in alphabetical order.

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  • Wings: Typhoon

    Tom Palmer and illustrated by David Shephard
    Barrington Stoke
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    105 pg.
    978-1-78112-537-3

    My daughter had books to read from school, so I made time to read this children book myself…. Two sisters, Maddie and Jess, play soccer on the last day of a summer soccer camp. Jess can easily shoot at goal but is totally distracted by an after burner of a Typhoon from the base nearby […]

  • Average A Training Diary

    Trevor Edwards
    EDD Industries
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    190 pg.
    978-0-9932785-0-1
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    After an intensive pilot training of 3 years in the RAF the author is stationed as a fighter pilot in an operational squadron. About this training period and the first year with the 54th squadron of the RAF as a fighter pilot on the Sepecat Jaguar the author wrote a diary with the most important […]

  • Hawker VC The first RFC ACE

    Tyrrel M. Hawker MC
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    247 pg.
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Spitfire on my tail - a view from the other side

    Ulrich Steinhilper & Peter Osborne
    Independent Books
    English
    X X X X X X
    9781872836003

    It is again the second world war, which yields a very good book. This time it’s a book by a German Messerschmitt 109-pilot who was shot down on October 27, 1940 by a Spitfire over the south east of the United Kingdom. The Battle of Britain was in full swing and not long after that […]

  • Lock on No1 F-104/ No2 F-16

    Verlinden
    Verlinden Publications
    English
    X X X X X
    90 70932 01 6/90 70932 03 2

    Jesus, that was long ago! These booklets were issued in 1983 and 1984. Already almost 30 years old, but still so beautiful that I had to write about them. The books are not too thick and actually written for fanatic modellers. The books contain lots of photos of all the details of the F-104 Starfighter […]

  • Thud Pilot, A pilot’s account of early F-105 combat in Vietnam

    Victor Vizcarra
    Fonthill Media Limited
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    160 pg.
    9781781556504
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The author Victor Vizcarra flew his F-105 Thunderchief during the early days of the Vietnam war when air combat started to become more intensive. The F-105 Thunderchief  (Thud) was a fighter bomber and was the most important bomber of the USAF in the first years of the war with North Vietnam. Its primary role was to […]

  • A Soul in the Wires: The Barnstormer's Dream

    Walter Leigh
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    240 pg.
    978-94-92-26-9-10-2
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This e-book tells the story of the flying life of Jonathan Pryce during the final battles of WW1 and the following years. The book starts on the front line where Jonathan is stationed as a fighter pilot, is shot down, and survives his injuries. The last days of air battle are grueling and traumatic and keep […]

  • Review A Soul in the Wires Book 2: The Hollywood Years

    Walter Leigh
    Amazon Digital Services LLC
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    267 pg.
    978-94-92-269112
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Jonathan Price, a traumatized World War I pilot returns from the horror in France and tries to start a life at his parent’s ranch in Nebraska. Restless and looking for ‘more’ in life, together with his young wife Peggy he picks up the dream of aviation barnstormers. They fly all over the Mid-West of the […]

  • Inside the sky: A Mediation on Flight / Tussen de wolken

    William Langewiesche
    2003
    Dutch, English
    X X X X X
    215 pg.
    0679429832

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Soviet Spyplanes of the Cold War

    Yefim Gordon
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1781592853
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    This large book gave me for the first time insight information about the Soviet’s involvement in and around Israel during the period of just after the 6-day war (initiative Israel) and the Yom Kippur war (initiative Egypt and Syria). Surprisingly detailed the operational dedication of the MIG-25R (reconnaissance) under real war circumstances is explained, even […]