Books A-Z

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

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  • B-52 Stratofortress: The Complete History of the World’s Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber

    Bill Yenne
    Zenith Press
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    192 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0760343020 ISBN-13: 978-0760343029

    B-52 Stratofortress: The Complete History of the World’s Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber   The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber has been in service longer than any other military airplane. The B-52 was introduced in 1952, and began service in 1955. It is still a crucial part of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command […]

  • The Great leader and the fighter pilot

    Blaine Harden
    Viking (Uitgeverij Balans for the Dutch version)
    2015
    English, Dutch and many more
    X X X X X
    304 pg.
    978-0670016570 (USA)

    Recently my eye fell on this book with a fighter jet on the cover and then I want to read it! Of all the aviation books that I read, this one is a bit odd but tasty, because it doesn’t only cover special aviation history, but also separately tells about the history of North Korea. […]

  • To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book Two

    C. David Gierke
    Write Associates LLC; 1 edition
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    786 pg.
    ASIN: B07D6WG3VW
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Review To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book Two In book 2 we proceed with the process in which Herring as plaintiff against Curtiss seeking recognition for his many innovations that paved the way to the first motorised flight with a machine heavier then air. His construction company went bankrupt […]

  • To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book One

    C. David Gierke
    Write Associates LLC
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    788 pg.
    ASIN: B07B9N7XWJ
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book One Gierke worked on this book for seven years, and his readers will be rewarded with minutious detail as a result ! It is one of the most thoroughly researched biographies I have ever read. There are three parallel storylines: the biography of […]

  • My Heart at Zero Gravity: A Girl, A Plane and Their Story

    Carolina Dellonte
    Cartabianca Publishing
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    212 pg.
    ASIN: B07G9VK2KJ
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The story in this book starts when Carolina is checked out on a Piaggio P-180, a business jet we al know from its special design with 2 push props and the canard wings in front of the cockpit. After that Carolina tells her personal story and adventures during her time serving as a co-pilot flying […]

  • Oblique Views: Aerial Photography and Southwest Archaeology

    Charles A. Lindbergh (Photographer), Heisey Adriel (Photographer), Adriel Heisey (Photographer)
    Museum of New Mexico Press
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    124 pg.
    ISBN-10: 9780890136072 ISBN-13: 978-0890136072
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    214th Review Oblique Views: Aerial Photography and Southwest Archaeology- Charles A. Lindbergh (Photographer), Heisey Adriel (Photographer), Adriel Heisey (Photographer) Aerial photography is commonplace today. While drones (unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV) may be the latest embodiment of this form of photography, aerial photography dates to the nineteenth century. The most common and practical form of aerial photography […]

  • Looking down on the moon

    Charles Sage
    DogEar Publishing
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    238 pg.
    978-1-4575-2642-8
    Review written by: Jorig Gonggrijp

    Looking down on the moon!… The main character of this book, Jack Roberts, is a somewhat cripple pilot who initially pilots for the East African Mission and later is recruited as a hireling-pilot. He uses a walking-stick that also is deployed as a very effective striking- and stabbing weapon. His handicap doesn’t restrict him in his […]

  • Michael & Stefan Strasser

    Chicken Wings 4 - Gold Rush
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    159 pg.
    978-1-4675-2065-2

    Some books that I come across do deserve the originality price. This is one of them! The book contains a huge collection of comic drawings that stand on themselves or which form together with other pictures a short story. The stories take place on a nice little airport, the hangars, the platforms or in the […]

  • The Boeing 787: Dreamliner

    Claude G. Luisada & Steven D. Kimmell
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    152 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0764346377 ISBN-13: 978-0764346378
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Besides flying, being around airplanes, and airplane watching and identification, nothing gives aviation enthusiasts greater pleasure than reading about airplanes and aviation history. Aviation enthusiasts are engaged historians of flight and the technology that has made flight possible. In many ways, the history of aviation is as intellectual as it is visual. From the beginning […]

  • Best Food Forward

    Colin Hodgkinson
    Frontline Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    223 pg.
    978 1 47389 762 5
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    From the stories of WW2 during the Battle of Britain the name of Douglas Bader is very well known as the ace without legs. He lost his legs in a prewar flight accident and with a lot of perseverance he became a famous fighter pilot. But there is another fighter pilot who flew without legs […]