Aviation history

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  • Colours in the Sky- The History of Autair and Court Line Aviation

    Graham M. Simons
    Pen & Sword Books
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    320 pg.
    9781526725561
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    233rd Review Colours in the Sky- The History of Autair and Court Line Aviation- Graham M. Simons The history of British Autair and Courtline Aviation is recorded in this book that gives us a thorough history outlay of its activities during the years of its existence. Autair was founded in 1953 and soon afterward the […]

  • MEXICANS AT WAR. MEXICAN MILITARY AVIATION IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1941-1945

    Santiago A. Flores
    Helion & Company Publishing
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    232 pg.
    978-1-9122390-06-9
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    228th Review MEXICANS AT WAR. MEXICAN MILITARY AVIATION IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1941-1945- Santiago A. Flores Otherwise than the title suggests, does this book not only set out the warfare in WO II but also the revolutions that swept across Mexico during 1910 till 1941. Even the by us known revolutionary ‘figureheads’ like Pancho […]

  • Flight from the Croft

    Bill Innes
    Whittles Publishing
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    ISBN-10: 184995397X ISBN-13: 978-1849953979
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    226th Review Flight from the Croft- Bill Innes In Dutch croft means small farm. Well the contents of this book do not cover the title however what the author wants to tell us: were ever you originated from there is no limit in what you can achieve. In this book he is telling us his […]

  • MESSERSCHMITT BF109

    Robert Jackson
    Pen & Sword Books
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    80 pg.
    9781526710536
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    223rd Review MESSERSCHMITT BF109 Flight Craft 14 – Robert Jackson Robert Jackson aims with this book(et) on two target groups: 1) lovers of the BF109 history and 2) model builders. In a lot of circumstances these two target groups do converge. To each target group exactly half of the book is dedicated: 40 pages. My […]

  • Nicaragua, 1961–1990 Volume 1: The Downfall of the Somosa Dictatorship

    David Francois
    Helion & Company Ltd.
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    72 pg.
    978-1-911628-21-7
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Nicaragua, 1961–1990 Volume 1: The Downfall of the Somosa Dictatorship David Francois is a Frenchman in ‘militant communism’. Considering France its experience therewith in Vietnam as background, makes his curiosity for the battle in Nicaragua of the ‘red’ Sandinists against a by the Occident helped dictator, understandable. My interest arouse during a visit to this […]

  • Bloody Sixteen- The USS Oriskany and Air Wing 16 during the Vietnam War

    Peter Frey
    Potomac Books, Inc.
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    416 pg.
    ISBN-10: 161234979X ISBN-13: 978-1612349794
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    218th review Bloody Sixteen The USS Oriskany and Air Wing 16 during the Vietnam War – Peter Frey ALSO IN ADIOBOOK VERSION!!! Much is published about the Vietnam War between the USA and North-Vietnam especially about the ground offensives and the enormous lost of human lives on American side. This book is solely dedicated to […]

  • Ernest K. Gann’s Flying Circus

    Ernest Kellogg Gann
    Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.,
    1974
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0025424009 ISBN-13: 978-0025424005
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    217th Review Ernest K. Gann’s Flying Circus- Ernest Kellogg Gann In 1935 Ernest K. Gann began barnstorming. Like so many other pilots in the early days of aviation, Gann’s passion for flying started with wood and canvass bi-planes. He would eventually become an airline pilot, flying many types of airplanes in different parts of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]