Civil aviation

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  • How Airliners Fly: A Passenger’s Guide

    Julien Evans
    Airlife
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    128 pg.
    978-1-78500-485-8
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    How Airliners Fly: A Passengers Guide is a book written by a retired airline pilot who flew the Boeing 737, 757 and 767 for over 36 years. In addition, he was an instructor on these types of airplanes. Mr. Julien Evans has also published over eight books. How Airliners Fly is a superb example of […]

  • Colours in the Sky- The History of Autair and Court Line Aviation

    Graham M. Simons
    Pen & Sword Books
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    320 pg.
    9781526725561
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    233rd Review Colours in the Sky- The History of Autair and Court Line Aviation- Graham M. Simons The history of British Autair and Courtline Aviation is recorded in this book that gives us a thorough history outlay of its activities during the years of its existence. Autair was founded in 1953 and soon afterward the […]

  • Flight from the Croft

    Bill Innes
    Whittles Publishing
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    ISBN-10: 184995397X ISBN-13: 978-1849953979
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    226th Review Flight from the Croft- Bill Innes In Dutch croft means small farm. Well the contents of this book do not cover the title however what the author wants to tell us: were ever you originated from there is no limit in what you can achieve. In this book he is telling us his […]

  • Ernest K. Gann’s Flying Circus

    Ernest Kellogg Gann
    Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.,
    1974
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0025424009 ISBN-13: 978-0025424005
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    217th Review Ernest K. Gann’s Flying Circus- Ernest Kellogg Gann In 1935 Ernest K. Gann began barnstorming. Like so many other pilots in the early days of aviation, Gann’s passion for flying started with wood and canvass bi-planes. He would eventually become an airline pilot, flying many types of airplanes in different parts of the […]

  • To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book Two

    C. David Gierke
    Write Associates LLC; 1 edition
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    786 pg.
    ASIN: B07D6WG3VW
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Review To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book Two In book 2 we proceed with the process in which Herring as plaintiff against Curtiss seeking recognition for his many innovations that paved the way to the first motorised flight with a machine heavier then air. His construction company went bankrupt […]

  • 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 […]