Aviation history

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  • Tornado down

    John Peters & John Nichol
    Penguin Books Ltd
    1992
    English
    X X X X X
    281 pg.
    978-0-140-27081-5

    It’s been more than 20 years since Operation Desert Storm took place in Kuwait and Iraq under the leadership of General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. Iraq invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and I remember that in the morning of the first air attacks I watched TV and saw Tornadoes take off as part of much […]

  • Biggles Recounts 1: The Falklands War

    Daniel Chauvin
    1997
    Dutch, English
    X X X X X
    48 pg.
    90-75388-52-7

    Biggles is the nickname of Captain James Bigglesworth. He was created by the pen of British author William Earl Johns, who was both an aviator and a writer. Biggles proved to be very popular and Johns wrote over 100 Biggles books during the course of his life. His first Biggles book was published in 1932, […]

  • E.L.T.A. The first aviation exhibition Amsterdam 1919

    Rob Mulder
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    234 pg.
    978-82-997371-1-1

    Ever heard of this exhibition?! I had not! …. What you will first notice about this book is that it is relatively large. It is printed in A4 size and of excellent quality. When I opened it for the first time I noticed that it was written in a very detail oriented manner and that […]

  • Cessna 172 - A pocket history

    Ron Smith
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    978 1 4456 0086 4

    The best-selling GA aircraft in the world; the Cessna 172! That’s where this book is about. What strikes you first, is that it is a small book (about 17 x 12 cm). The book is 128 pages thick and a ‘must have’ for every Cessna pilot and owner. From start to finish the book is […]

  • De snelste mens ter wereld

    Bart Vandamme
    Uitgeverij Aspekt B.V.
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    978-90-5911-860-7

    A very nice book this time by Bart Vandamme from Belgium. For him it all started in October 2001, when he was invited to the annual “Gathering of Eagles” in the city of Lancaster (near Edwards AFB) in California. I never get invited for such gatherings! There he met people like Chuck Yeager, Bill Dana […]

  • Topgun days

    Dave 'Bio' Baranek
    Skyhorse Publishing
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    978-1-61608-005-1

    Topgun! Everyone knows Topgun as the movie Topgun from 1986 with Tom Cruise and his lovely lady. And most of the time that’s it! Topgun is the flashy name for the American Navy Fighter Weapons School, which was founded as navy pilots performed relatively poor in the Vietnam War in comparison to other wars. Nowadays, […]

  • Spitfire on my tail - a view from the other side

    Ulrich Steinhilper & Peter Osborne
    Independent Books
    English
    X X X X X X
    9781872836003

    It is again the second world war, which yields a very good book. This time it’s a book by a German Messerschmitt 109-pilot who was shot down on October 27, 1940 by a Spitfire over the south east of the United Kingdom. The Battle of Britain was in full swing and not long after that […]

  • Sea Harrier Over The Falklands

    Commander “Sharkey” Ward
    Orion Publishing Co
    2000
    English
    X X X X X X
    978-0304355426

    No trudge novel but again a real ‘aviation book’ for the night table! In my search for good books that cause your heart beating faster, I bought ‘Sea Harrier Over The Falklands’ of Commander ‘Sharkey’ Ward. The book is about the use of the then brand-new Sea Harrier in the conflict around the Falklands in […]

  • Amazing airplanes / Fantastische vliegtuigen

    Gaby Goldsack
    English
    X X X X X
    978-1607101604

    When I recently walked through a bookstore with my little boy of 3 years old, I found this book; “Amazing airplanes ‘! I’ve rarely seen a book so thick with so few pages and so little weight. A nice aviation kids book! It is a book with five themes from aviation. It’s about ‘enterprising pilots’, ‘air […]

  • Vulcan 607

    Rowland White
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    2007
    English
    X X X X X
    464 pg.
    978-0552152297

    It was last year when I walked at Schiphol Airport on a early morning looking for a newspaper. If you can only buy the Dutch Telegraph that is not really a choice I thought. At that moment my eye fell on an English book with a picture of a Vulcan-aircraft on the front ; Җulcan […]