Civil aviation

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  • Classic light aircraft

    Ron Smith
    Shiffer Publishing ltd
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    415 pg.
    978-0-7643-4896-9
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    You must really love small aircraft an awful lot to be able to produce a book like this! More than 800 aircraft are listed in this bible of more than 400 pages thick! It is something like a Janes Defense…but then different. Not all ‘light aircraft’ are enlisted in this book, else it would be twice […]

  • Flying the Knife Edge - Papua New Guinea Bush Flying

    Matt McLauchlin
    Matt McLaughlin
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    978-988-14036-5-0
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book describes the flying adventures of Matt McLauchlin in Papoea New Guinea (PNG) in a very realistic way. It starts with his short career in the New-Zealand Air Force, where he was washed out during his pilot training. On his search for a job in the commercial aviation he ends up in Papoea New […]

  • Polar Winds

    Danielle Metcalfe- Chenail
    Dundurn
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    1459723791

    It gives a special feeling when you are reading on the 38th degree of latitude with 35 degrees a book about aviation in the Canadian region above the 60st degree of latitude with temperatures in winter of 40 degrees Celsius below zero, a difference of 75 degrees Celsius! At least the book provides cooling with […]

  • Aerotoxic Syndrome - Aviation’s Darkest Secret

    John Hoyte
    Pilot Press UK
    214
    English
    X X X X X
    229 pg.
    978-0-9929508-0-4
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    “Till this day, the only thing filtering this toxic soup out of the cabin are the lungs of the passengers and crew”. This quote sets the tone for this book. A good listener only needs half a word: bleed air for the pressure cabin. With the introduction of the jet engine in the civilian aviation […]

  • Broken dreams - The story of a unique Dakota told by the old lady herself

    Suzanne van Leendert - Barry McCabe
    Narwal Publishers
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    120 pg.
    978-90-817110-5-0

    There was no other way it could have ended, that Friday the 13th in August 2010! After all, it was a Friday and it was the 13th. On that particular day, a C-47 was transported from the Wings of Liberation Museum in Best to Valkenburg – a former military air base in the Netherlands. The […]

  • Jetliner Cabins, Evolution & Innovation

    Jennifer Coutts Clay
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    B00L13WAGW
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The title of this splendid e-book, written by Jennifer Coutts Clay, doesn’t quite cover the load, because the content contains much more than just information about the decoration of the modern jetliners. This book describes the development of the airplane interior since the introduction of the first generation commercial jetliners. Not only the upholstery of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Anthony Fokker- een vervlogen leven

    Marc Dierikx
    Uitgeverij Boom
    2014
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    416 pg.
    ISBN 9789089532848

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • 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 […]