Civil aviation

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  • 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 […]

  • 100 jaar vliegen voorbij

    Arie de Bruin
    Kosmos Uitgevers
    2008
    Dutch
    X X X X X X
    430 pg.

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.