Civil aviation

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  • 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 […]

  • My Heart at Zero Gravity: A Girl, A Plane and Their Story

    Carolina Dellonte
    Cartabianca Publishing
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    212 pg.
    ASIN: B07G9VK2KJ
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The story in this book starts when Carolina is checked out on a Piaggio P-180, a business jet we al know from its special design with 2 push props and the canard wings in front of the cockpit. After that Carolina tells her personal story and adventures during her time serving as a co-pilot flying […]

  • De Havilland Enterprises: A History

    Graham Simons
    Pen & Sword Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    2017 pg.
    9781473861381
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Captain Geoffrey de Havilland  (1882 – 1965) has established on 25 September 1920 the company which is now bearing his name, with financial support from his friends. The life story of – later Sir Geoffrey – shows remarkable resemblance with that of his contemporary Anthony Fokker. Both looking for a profession just after the turn of […]

  • The Wright Brothers

    David McCullough
    Simon & Schuster; Book Club Edition edition
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    336 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1476728747 ISBN-13: 978-1476728742
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

                    Since the invention of electrical power, during the Second Industrial Revolution – the period from 1870 to the start of World War I – no invention has had a greater impact on travel and commerce as the airplane.  In 2016 U.S.-serving airlines flew over 928 domestic and international passengers. It is estimated that the […]

  • VC10: Icon of the Skies

    Lance Cole
    Pen and Sword Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    9781473875326
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    With the VC-10 in the main role this book describes with thorough arguments the downfall of the British aircraft industry. The story started in the post war years when BOAC was ruling the skies specifically in the British colonies in Africa. BOAC was looking for the ultimate jetliner that could handle the difficult British and European […]

  • Orville Wright: How We Invented the Airplane

    Orville Wright (edited by Fred C. Kelly)
    Dover Publications Inc.
    1988
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    ISBN10 0486256626 ISBN13 9780486256627
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Huffman Prairie is an isolated, quiet place eight miles outside of Dayton, Ohio. The field takes its name from a banker named Torrance Huffman who owned the cow pasture at the time the Wright brothers flew the Wright Flyer III, the aircraft that proved that controlled flight was possible. The field is vast. Wilbur and […]

  • Verhaaltjes, het houdt nooit op- Jan Algera

    Jan Algera
    Martin Leeuwis Publications
    2017
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    208 pg.
    ISBN 978 94 90008 192
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Unfortunately only in Dutch until now!

  • Flying Conquistadors

    Michael Scott Bertrand
    North Loop Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    468 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1635053765 ISBN-13: 978-1635053760
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The adventures of Oliver Wheelock in this reading work of fiction are situated in the beginning of the 1930’s, the years in which aviation started to become professional. Oliver starts his working career as a youngster with Pan American working from an airport in the south of Florida in the first year of its existence. […]

  • Twin Cessna The Cessna 300 and 400 series of Light Twins

    Ron Smith
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    127 pg.
    9780764352263
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    In the past when I was young…30 years ago..or so.. the air was still congested with planes. At least in the Netherlands! Anyway, that is my experience. If it weren’t jets, then it was a Boeing E3A Centry and if it wasn’t a Boeing, than you would hear the unmistakable sound of a 2 engine […]

  • The Boeing 787: Dreamliner

    Claude G. Luisada & Steven D. Kimmell
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    152 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0764346377 ISBN-13: 978-0764346378
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Besides flying, being around airplanes, and airplane watching and identification, nothing gives aviation enthusiasts greater pleasure than reading about airplanes and aviation history. Aviation enthusiasts are engaged historians of flight and the technology that has made flight possible. In many ways, the history of aviation is as intellectual as it is visual. From the beginning […]