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  • VC10: Icon of the Skies

    Lance Cole
    Pen and Sword Books
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    9781473875326
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    With the VC-10 in the main role this book describes with thorough arguments the downfall of the British aircraft industry. The story started in the post war years when BOAC was ruling the skies specifically in the British colonies in Africa. BOAC was looking for the ultimate jetliner that could handle the difficult British and European […]

  • Orville Wright: How We Invented the Airplane

    Orville Wright (edited by Fred C. Kelly)
    Dover Publications Inc.
    1988
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    ISBN10 0486256626 ISBN13 9780486256627
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    Huffman Prairie is an isolated, quiet place eight miles outside of Dayton, Ohio. The field takes its name from a banker named Torrance Huffman who owned the cow pasture at the time the Wright brothers flew the Wright Flyer III, the aircraft that proved that controlled flight was possible. The field is vast. Wilbur and […]

  • Flight: 100 Years of Aviation

    R. G. Grant
    DK Publishing
    2009
    English
    X X X X X
    B00J5SZF8A/ B014S40UQM
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    The pilot slowly brings the aircraft to the beginning of the runway. I look around the cabin and notice many passengers asleep. They have been sleeping since shortly after boarding. In this regard, I am of one mind with the stoic philosopher, Marcus Aurelius, when the venerable ancient Greek thinker writes, “Thus to a man […]

  • Twin Cessna The Cessna 300 and 400 series of Light Twins

    Ron Smith
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    127 pg.
    9780764352263
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    In the past when I was young…30 years ago..or so.. the air was still congested with planes. At least in the Netherlands! Anyway, that is my experience. If it weren’t jets, then it was a Boeing E3A Centry and if it wasn’t a Boeing, than you would hear the unmistakable sound of a 2 engine […]

  • Douglas DC-9/MD-80 - At the Gate No. 1

    Jodie Peeler
    Squadron/Signal Publications
    2007
    English
    X X X X X
    80 pg.
    ISBN-10: 089747516X ISBN-13: 978-0897475167
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    With the passage of time, the reliable Douglas DC-9 has proven to be a venerable aircraft. In a milieu when machines are readily discarded, often on the fickle whim of passing fads, the DC-9 is still flying. Douglas DC-9/MD-80 is a very good visual portrayal of the different series of the Douglas DC-9. The book […]

  • 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 […]