Civil aviation

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  • 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 […]

  • Trailblazer in Flight- Britain's First Female Jet Airline Captain

    Yvonne Pope Sintes
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    192 pg.
    1783462671
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This English book tells in 186 pages the story of Yvonne Pope Sintes, who became in England the first woman captain on a commercial passenger airplane. In that time – we are talking about the 50’s- it was very unusual to employ a woman in a function in the by men dominated aviation. The bigger […]

  • Meer verhaaltjes? Heb je nog even….

    Jan Algera
    2013
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    228 pg.

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • The last bush pilots

    Eric Auxier
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    111 pg.

    A humoristic original guy the writer of this book is; Eric Auxier. He nowadays flies big ones, but there was also a short period that in Alaska he flew smaller ones. This book is drenched with everything that Alaska IS: fantastic landscapes, beautiful birds, desolate landsapes, mountains, a lot of bad weather and little opportunity […]

  • Flight

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    2008
    English, Dutch and other
    X X X X X
    64 pg.
    978 90 257 4598 1

    I picked up this little jewel in the children’s section of a book store, on a shelf labeled “8 years upwards”. Well, I would love to be 8 all over again, because this is a beautiful book. Over the course of 50 pages or so, it deals with the basic principles of flying, outlines the […]

  • The spectacle of flight

    Robert Wohl
    2005
    English
    X X X X X
    323 pg.
    0-300-10692-0

    Never thought I would write 50 reviews about aviation books, but here it really is: my 50th review! And to think that, as a child, I hated books. I didn’t even read the bubbles in comic strips. I am humbly grateful to all those writers of beautiful books who gradually won me round! I carefully […]

  • Heroes and landmarks of British aviation

    Richard Edwards & Peter J. Edwards
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    257 pg.
    978-1-84884-645-6

    My interest in British aviation dates from a good 25 years ago when, as a boy I was regularly to be found, practically glued to the perimeter fence of RAF Wildenrath in Germany, jotting down airplane numbers. I’ve fished out the notebook I used at the time. Thumbing through it I see among the entries […]