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  • 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 One

    C. David Gierke
    Write Associates LLC
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    788 pg.
    ASIN: B07B9N7XWJ
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book One Gierke worked on this book for seven years, and his readers will be rewarded with minutious detail as a result ! It is one of the most thoroughly researched biographies I have ever read. There are three parallel storylines: the biography of […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Flight: Charles Lindbergh’s Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing

    Dan Hampton
    William Morrow
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    336 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0062464396 ISBN-13: 978-0062464392
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    The twentieth century opened with the courageous exploits of the visionary Wright brothers. This marked the beginning of aviation history, which is dotted with a vast number of aviators and explorers. Granted, explorers come in many forms. Along with Shackleton, Byrd, Hillary and the Apollo astronauts, Charles Lindbergh is one of the great explorers of […]

  • Gerhard Fieseler. The man behind the Storch

    Nigel Holden
    Helion & Company
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    328 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1911512749 ISBN-13: 978-1911512745
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Readers that are familiar with the military aviation history know the Fieseler Storch. A famous STOL aircraft built during the second world war by Gerhard Fieseler for the German Luftwaffe with its specific silhouette and characteristics. But the name of the book ‘does not cover the load’ as we Dutch used to say. The book […]

  • EMB-312 Tucano - Brazil's turboprop success story

    João Paulo Zeitoun Moralez
    Harpia Publishing L.L.C.
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    256 pg.
    978-0-9973092-3-2

    This book describing the success story of the EMB Tucano is a joy to read and a marvelous photo book showing the Tucano in all his executions and paintings that were used by the different air forces it served. The Tucano was developed as successor of the different basic and light jet trainers in use […]

  • RAF in Camera 1970s

    Keith Wilson
    Pen & Sword Books
    2018
    English
    X X X X X X
    390 pg.
    9781473897960
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Goodness me! 390 pages filled with really stunning pictures! Mostly colour but also a couple of black and white ones. I was already a bit of a fan of this expanding series and now completely. It was in 1971 that I was born and that was the time that within the RAF absolutely an enormous […]

  • 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 AVRO Type 698 VULCAN: Design and Development

    David W. Fildes
    Pen & Sword Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    487 pg.
    978 1 47388 667 4
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many books are written about the history of the big 3 V-Bombers of the RAF  namely the Handley Page Victor, Vickers Valiant and the Avro Vulcan. But the most iconic of the three is the Avro Vulcan because of its appearance and flight characteristics. 95 Planes were built in different executions and served with the […]