Aviation history

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • F-111 & EF-111 Units in Combat

    Peter E. Davies & Rolando Ugolini
    Osprey Publishing
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    97 pg.
    978-1-78200-347-2
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Review F-111 & EF-111 Units in Combat- Peter E. Davies The F-111 Aardvark was designed to substitute the Republic F-105 Thunderchief. The General Dynamics aircraft became operational in the U.S. Air Force in July 1967. Depending on who you talk to, the F-111 was either a great airplane or something of a nuisance. From the […]

  • U.S. Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units of the Vietnam War

    Peter Mersky
    Osprey Publishing
    2007
    English
    X X X X X
    112 pg.
    978-1-84603-181-6
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    205th Review U.S. Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units of the Vietnam War- Peter Mersky It is easy for aviation enthusiasts to appreciate any or most books written about aviation history. This is because any new work that sheds attention on aviation’s yesteryear and its current development is enough to excite their curiosity. For […]

  • Douglas Propliners: Skyleaders, DC-1 to DC-7

    René J. Francillion
    Haynes Publishing
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    360 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0857331574 ISBN-13: 978-0857331571
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Review Douglas Propliners: Skyleaders, DC-1 to DC-7- René J. Francillion The first airplane I ever flew on was a Douglas DC-6. My father, mother and older sister flew from communist Cuba on our way to freedom in Miami, Florida, USA on December 4, 1970. I was 6 years old. We were part of the Freedom […]

  • Albatros D.III/D.V: Aces’ Fighter (Famous Airplanes)

    Tomasz J. Kowalski, Wojciech Fajga, Vitor Costa, Damian Majsak
    Kagero
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    92 pg.
    ISBN-10: 8365437953 ISBN-13: 978-8365437952
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Review Albatros D.III/D.V: Aces’ Fighter (Famous Airplanes) This book written in 2 languages namely English and Polish is solemny and ultimately dedicated to the Albatros WW 1 fighter plane. An A4 size laminated soft cover book with a high quality paper that gives the reader a very good description of the history, development, design and […]

  • First 100 years are tough

    Martin Leeuwis (composer)
    Martin Leeuwis Publications
    2018
    English
    X X X X X X
    200 pg.
    9789490008208
    Review written by: René Verjans

    First 100 years are tough- Martin Leeuwis Martin Leeuwis took the 100-year mark for civil aviation and KLM in The Netherlands as an opportunity to publish this book with all kinds of  cartoons and drawings. Doing this now makes sense, for Martin used to fly himself – coming from the air force – with KLM […]

  • The Flight: Charles Lindbergh’s Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing

    Dan Hampton
    William Morrow
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    336 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0062464396 ISBN-13: 978-0062464392
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    The twentieth century opened with the courageous exploits of the visionary Wright brothers. This marked the beginning of aviation history, which is dotted with a vast number of aviators and explorers. Granted, explorers come in many forms. Along with Shackleton, Byrd, Hillary and the Apollo astronauts, Charles Lindbergh is one of the great explorers of […]

  • Gerhard Fieseler. The man behind the Storch

    Nigel Holden
    Helion & Company
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    328 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1911512749 ISBN-13: 978-1911512745
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Readers that are familiar with the military aviation history know the Fieseler Storch. A famous STOL aircraft built during the second world war by Gerhard Fieseler for the German Luftwaffe with its specific silhouette and characteristics. But the name of the book ‘does not cover the load’ as we Dutch used to say. The book […]