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  • The Boeing 787: Dreamliner

    Claude G. Luisada & Steven D. Kimmell
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    152 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0764346377 ISBN-13: 978-0764346378
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Besides flying, being around airplanes, and airplane watching and identification, nothing gives aviation enthusiasts greater pleasure than reading about airplanes and aviation history. Aviation enthusiasts are engaged historians of flight and the technology that has made flight possible. In many ways, the history of aviation is as intellectual as it is visual. From the beginning […]

  • Higher: 100 Years of Boeing

    Russ Banham
    Chronicle Books, San Francisco
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    192 pg.
    9781452140537
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    The Boeing Company is synonymous with twentieth century American technology and industry. From its humble start in a boathouse in Seattle, the Boeing Company has been a world leader in aviation history and the development of rockets and satellites. William Boeing, a lumberman, started the company in 1916. The young Boeing combined his robust love of […]

  • Aviation secrets

    Matt Johnson
    Smashwords ebooks
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    9781370901081
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This e-book that I bought for $ 0,99 ( a bargain) contains 168 pages with facts about commercial aviation. It shows only one drawing explaining how gravity and lift makes a plane fly. On each page there is a short story or an event experienced by a crew member and there are also simple technical […]

  • Secret Wings

    lance Cole
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    216 pg.
    978 1 47382 344 0
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    The title of this book was so inviting that I happily welcomed it for a book review. The reading of it turned out to be an almost impossible task for me. Every page contains an avalanche of facts and references; soon I got stuck. No way to get through! After having taken a bit of […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Passion for Flying-50 years in the cockpit

    Group Captain Tom Eeles
    Pen and sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    147 pg.
    9781473845640
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    8.000 Hours of RAF flying has Tom Eeles logged as a pilot when is pensioned at an age of 55 years. In this book he describes his RAF career  that started in 1962 and ended in 1997 after which he kept flying as a reserve officer and instructor with the Cambridge University flying school. In […]

  • RAF in Camera 1950s and -1960s (2 books)

    Keith Wilson
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    300 pg.
    RAF 50s: 9781473827950 / RAF60s: 9781473837768

    Two books of each around 300 pages full with my favourite pictures! Splendid books…without exaggeration. When you see the front pages with the formation of  Hunters and Lightnings, than you are straight back in those years in which an enormous variety of planes flew within the RAF. The Second World War had only just come […]

  • Grumman F9F Cougar Detail & Scale Series

    Bert Kinzey
    Detail and Scale Series
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    978-0-9860677-1-6
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This e-book describes the Grunman F9F Cougar, the first arrow wing jet of the American Navy. With the appearance of the MIG 15 above Korea, the American Navy was heavenly pressurized to quickly come with a counter reply and that led to the development of the Cougar as successor of the ‘straight wing’ Grunman Panther. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Downing Dora Nine

    Matthew Patrick
    Paradrome Press
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    440 pg.
    978-0-9913260-2-0
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Fiction stories about aviation always have a so called ‘inaccuracy’ factor. Which means that a good story often collides with the technical reality. In this book, written by Matthew Patrick and beautifully illustrated by John Patrick, a good balance has been found. The story takes place in 1915 when aviation stood at the beginning of […]