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  • BOEING 747, A History Delivering The Dream

    Martin W. Bowman
    Pen & Sword
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    248 pg.
    9781783030392
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    A book about one type of airplane? At first I was afraid for an endless list of facts. But the development and course of life of this iconic plane however read like a novel: red ears from time to time, a lot of astonishment and sometimes straight emotion! After the Boeing 707 and dreaming about […]

  • The PILOT Factor : A Fresh Book Into CRM

    Jean Denis Marcellin
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    92 pg.
    ISBN 1497374618
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    “It’s possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill”- Wilbur Wright. That statement sets the tone for this little book. CRM (Crew Resource Management) is then outlined from multiple point of views. This is a book about cockpit CRM. Next to the ‘theory’ luckily also a lot of examples are used in […]

  • To The Limit: An Air Cav Huey Pilot in Vietnam

    Tom A. Johnson
    NAL Trade
    2007
    English
    X X X X X
    416 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0451222180
    Review written by: Rinie Hoogendoorn

    The ones who found Robert Mason’s ‘Chickenhawk’ interesting, shall surely appreciate Tom A. Johnson’s ‘To the limit’. Johnsons describes his mission as helicopter pilot to Vietnam in 1968, the year of the battles for Hue and Khe San. If you always wondered how it would be to land a difficult to navigate, fragile and overloaded […]

  • The Final Hours- The Luftwaffe Plot against Göring

    Johannes Steinhoff
    Potomac Books, Inc.
    2005
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1574888633
    Review written by: Rinie Hoogendoorn

    The plot against Göring? Why haven’t we read anything about that before in the history books? Whoever buys this book because of the promising subtitle, shall be disappointed. There was no conspiracy. Only a lot of grumbling. That doesn’t alter the fact that this book, written by a fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe during the […]

  • Higher than an eagle, A Wings of Mercy Novel

    Dennis Kitainik
    Merrimack Media
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    194 pg.
    978-1-939166-40-1 (paperback) , isbn: 978-1-939166-41-8 (ebook)
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Assistance under extreme circumstances in artic Quebec. A polar bear, pilot, military surgeon, navigator and two weather men form the ‘crew’ of this, above all, funny aviation story….a true aviation novel! Shortly summarized it comes down to this: a polar bear mauls one of the weather men severely, his colleague manages to get him to […]

  • Hamfist down

    G.E. Nolly
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    233 pg.
    978-0-9754362-2-6
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    ‘This book is dedicated to American military veterans, past, present and future’; the first sentence is: ‘Getting shot down sucks.’ With that the tone of this Vietnam book has been set. Special Ops and Green Berets all over the place. And owh dear you if you say something nasty (Japanese journalist) about it! Interesting fact […]

  • From Stearmans to Starfighters: A Pilot's Memoir Paperback

    William H Pickron Jr (Author), Patricia D West
    Tree of Life Memoirs
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    152 pg.
    0615982360
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book describes the military and civil carrier of William H. Pickron Jr., as an aviator, written by his daughter Patricia West. When William Prickon’s health at the end of 2012 diminished, he decided, after endless pressure from his family, to put onto paper his carrier as jet pilot at USAF and later as private […]

  • COBRA! THE Attack helicopter

    Mike Vernier
    Pen & Sword Books
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    248 pg.
    9781781593387
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The book tells about the genesis of the first attack helicopter. This was born out of necessity. Vietnam became soon too dangerous for unprotected helicopters of the Air Cavalry. What becomes apparent in this book, is that from the early beginning of WO II and the by everyone known M.A.S.H. helicopter for transport of the […]

  • Soviet Spyplanes of the Cold War

    Yefim Gordon
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1781592853
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    This large book gave me for the first time insight information about the Soviet’s involvement in and around Israel during the period of just after the 6-day war (initiative Israel) and the Yom Kippur war (initiative Egypt and Syria). Surprisingly detailed the operational dedication of the MIG-25R (reconnaissance) under real war circumstances is explained, even […]

  • Above the Labyrinth

    Michael Yeager
    Michael H. Yeager
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    157 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This 26 chapter counting book describes the experiences of a young aviator, who wants to make his carrier in the large aviation. His father owns a charter company and FBO for planes which makes that because of this he could already obtain his aviation license in a cheap way. After having gained his license he […]