Aviation history

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  • 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 […]

  • Bob Schreiner 1915-1994 Luchtvaartpionier

    Arnoud Schreiner
    Arnoud Schreiner
    2016
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    216 pg.
    978-90-824919-0-6
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Juliett Bravo Bravo

    René Silbermann
    Zebra
    2016
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    176 pg.
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    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • War for the Hell of it- A Fighter Pilot’s View of Vietnam

    Ed Cobleigh
    Check Six Books
    216
    English
    X X X X X
    272 pg.
    ASIN: B01A7GI1IY
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Ed Cobleigh (Fast Eddie) served 2 tours in Vietnam as a fighter pilot flying the   F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber. He logged in total 375 combat missions over Vietnam and Cambodja and told his personal experiences in this book by a series of short stories. He served in the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron “Satan’s Angels”. All the facts […]

  • Classic light aircraft

    Ron Smith
    Shiffer Publishing ltd
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    415 pg.
    978-0-7643-4896-9
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    You must really love small aircraft an awful lot to be able to produce a book like this! More than 800 aircraft are listed in this bible of more than 400 pages thick! It is something like a Janes Defense…but then different. Not all ‘light aircraft’ are enlisted in this book, else it would be twice […]

  • Dogfight: The Supermarine Spitfire and the Messerschmitt Bf109

    David Owen
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    370 pg.
    9781473828063
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The title of this book suggests that it is primarily written for pilots. But if you buy the book for that, than you get it wrong. This book is the most elaborate ‘air war history book’ that I have ever laid my hands on. It starts off in the after days of WO I and […]

  • A Passion for Flying-50 years in the cockpit

    Group Captain Tom Eeles
    Pen and sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    147 pg.
    9781473845640
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    8.000 Hours of RAF flying has Tom Eeles logged as a pilot when is pensioned at an age of 55 years. In this book he describes his RAF career  that started in 1962 and ended in 1997 after which he kept flying as a reserve officer and instructor with the Cambridge University flying school. In […]

  • Why planes crash 2002- Case files 2002

    Sylvia Wrigley
    Sylvia Wrigley
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    161 pg.
    9781516344253
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This E-book is the follow-up to a previously published work by Sylvia Wrigley detailing both well-known and relatively unknown plane crashes during 2001. This book describes 11 accidents that occurred in 2002. Among these, the most tragic example of how badly things can go wrong, is the story of a collision between a Tupolev 154M […]