Aviation history

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  • Flight: 100 Years of Aviation

    R. G. Grant
    DK Publishing
    2009
    English
    X X X X X
    B00J5SZF8A/ B014S40UQM
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    The pilot slowly brings the aircraft to the beginning of the runway. I look around the cabin and notice many passengers asleep. They have been sleeping since shortly after boarding. In this regard, I am of one mind with the stoic philosopher, Marcus Aurelius, when the venerable ancient Greek thinker writes, “Thus to a man […]

  • Twin Cessna The Cessna 300 and 400 series of Light Twins

    Ron Smith
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    9780764352263
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Lightning from the Cockpit- Flying the Supersonic Legend

    Peter Caygill
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    192 pg.
    978 1 84415 355 8
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The Lightning was my favorite jetfighter controlling the skies in the sixties over England. Of course I have read more books about the Lightning but never so detailed in describing the history and characteristics of this legend. The first test flight took place in august 1954 and it was in service for more then 28 […]

  • The Shepherd

    Frederick Forsyth
    Hutchinson
    1976
    English
    X X X X X
    670-63969-9
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Frederick Forsyth’s The Shepherd is a novella of man’s instinct for survival. The tale may appear simple, but is actually multi-layered. The account of a pilot who flies a De Havilland Vampire DH100  and becomes lost in disorienting fog, after losing the compass and other instruments due to an electrical failure, turns out to be […]

  • Douglas DC-9/MD-80 - At the Gate No. 1

    Jodie Peeler
    Squadron/Signal Publications
    2007
    English
    X X X X X
    80 pg.
    ISBN-10: 089747516X ISBN-13: 978-0897475167
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    With the passage of time, the reliable Douglas DC-9 has proven to be a venerable aircraft. In a milieu when machines are readily discarded, often on the fickle whim of passing fads, the DC-9 is still flying. Douglas DC-9/MD-80 is a very good visual portrayal of the different series of the Douglas DC-9. The book […]

  • Fighters over the fleet- Naval Air Defence from Biplanes to the Cold War

    Norman Friedman
    Seaforth Publishing
    2016
    English
    X X X X X X
    460 pg.
    9781848324046
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    You have books and you have books! This is a BOOK! More than 450 pages with literally everything that concerns aviation at sea. This book from Norman Friedman tells concrete about the development of fighter planes and aircraft carriers from the English Royal Navy, the US Navy and the ‘Imperial Japanese Navy’ from the 20ies […]

  • 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 […]

  • Air War Normandy

    Richard Townshend Bickers
    Pen & Sword Aviation; Reprint edition
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    176 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1473837952 ISBN-13: 978-1473837959
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many books have been written about the landings in Normandy also known as D-Day. This book describes specifically the battle in the air before, during and shortly after the landings in Normandy. Both parties the Allies and the Germans are telling their stories and personal experiences in this book. Per example during the preparations long […]

  • Tornado F3 in Focus: A Navigator's Eye on Britain's Last Interceptor

    David Gledhill
    Fonthill Media
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    288 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1781553076 ISBN-13: 978-1781553077
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The author David Gledhill has already written a number of aircraft books amongst them “The Phantom in Focus” that recently was reviewed by my colleague René Verjans. This book describes the operational career of David Gledhill in the RAF as a navigator( wso) on the Tornado F-3. The Tornado was contentious and in the beginning […]

  • Aviation secrets

    Matt Johnson
    Smashwords ebooks
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    9781370901081
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This e-book that I bought for $ 0,99 ( a bargain) contains 168 pages with facts about commercial aviation. It shows only one drawing explaining how gravity and lift makes a plane fly. On each page there is a short story or an event experienced by a crew member and there are also simple technical […]