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  • THE DISASTROUS FALL AND TRIUMPHANT RISE of the FLEET AIR ARM from 1912 to 1945

    Henry "Hank" Adlam
    Pen & Sword Books
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    256 pg.
    9781473821132
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The subtitle “Sea Eagles led by Penguins” already gives the suspicion that the writer, himself a fighterpilot from aircraft carriers in WO II, feels rancorous opposite to the by then naval aviation service direction (Flee Air Arm, FAA). Hence this book is written honestly ‘on the skin’, right from his hearth! After WO I the […]

  • Glider pilots at Arnhem

    Mike Peters & Luuk Buist
    Pen & Sword
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    298 pg.
    9781473822795
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    In a nutshell: on the 17th of September 1944, 11.500 men from the 1st Airborne Division, including the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade landed across the north bank at the Rijn by Arnhem to occupy ‘the bridge’. On the 25th of September, 2.500 men were taken back with boats to the south bank of the […]

  • Jetblast

    Stephen Carbone
    Tate Publishing
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    348 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book is written by Stephen Carbone, who has worked for more than 30 years in the aviation industry. First he did this as specialist in aviation security systems, but later as researcher at the NTSB and as safety inspector at the FAA. And this you can see in the book, with as storyline a […]

  • McDonnell F3H Demon- In detail & Scale

    Bert Kinzey
    Detail & Scale Aviation Publications
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    452 pg.
    ASIN B00HSDKKYI
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This E-book about the F3H Demon published by Detail & Scale Aviation Publication contains an elaborate description of the history of the first, arrow-winged marine jet of the United States. It is part of more publications about the by the US marine engaged jets suitable for use from their aircraft carriers. As the title tells, […]

  • Defending Britain's Skies 1940-1945

    John Grehan, Martin Mace
    Pen & Sword
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    288 pg.
    9781783462070
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The tittle already reveals it, Despatches from the front, and here they are the four soldiers to whom was entrusted the defending of the British airspace, by the War Office. The most known, and I also think most appealing person of them is, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh C.T. Dowding, who lead the Fighter Command […]

  • The Airbus A380: A History

    Graham M. Simons
    Pen & Sword
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    256 pg.
    9781783030415
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    When I got this book about the Airbus A380 in my hands, I noticed that it had been written by the same author as the book about the Comet: Graham M. Simons and that guarantees a book which thoroughly deepens the topic with a lot of technical details and even more beautiful pictures… I was […]

  • 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 […]