Disasters and accidents

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  • Airliner Down

    John Etzil
    John Etzil
    2017
    English
    X X X X X
    352 pg.
    ASIN: B06XQ4QS5W/ISBN-10: 1521016828 ISBN-13/ 978-1521016824
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Nearly all the books I read about aviation are nonfiction. They are about history (mostly second world war), autobiographies or personal flying stories. This (e-)book is a fiction story about the crash of an airliner and the events that lead to that crash. Whether the author is a pilot himself I don’t know but the technical aspects […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Fighter Command Station at War

    Mark Hillier
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    214 pg.
    9781473844681

    Nice book this is! It immediately draws the attention through her handy size with a Spitfire, in colour, on the front page. The book is a picture report of the RAF Westhampnett from the time of the Battle of Britain (from the 10th of July 1940 and which endured about 3,5 months) and later with […]

  • Why planes crash 2002- Case files 2002

    Sylvia Wrigley
    Sylvia Wrigley
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    161 pg.
    9781516344253
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This E-book is the follow-up to a previously published work by Sylvia Wrigley detailing both well-known and relatively unknown plane crashes during 2001. This book describes 11 accidents that occurred in 2002. Among these, the most tragic example of how badly things can go wrong, is the story of a collision between a Tupolev 154M […]

  • Review Voices in Flight: RAF Escapers and Evaders in WWII

    Martin W. Bowman
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    236 pg.
    9781783831753
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    A hearty meal and a cup of coffee prior to take-off and a few hours later you find yourself stranded in enemy territory. For some an experience as shocking as this brings to light extraordinary inventiveness and perseverance in finding their way back home, as demonstrated in this book’s “travelogues”. Although the title of this […]

  • Flying the Knife Edge - Papua New Guinea Bush Flying

    Matt McLauchlin
    Matt McLaughlin
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    978-988-14036-5-0
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book describes the flying adventures of Matt McLauchlin in Papoea New Guinea (PNG) in a very realistic way. It starts with his short career in the New-Zealand Air Force, where he was washed out during his pilot training. On his search for a job in the commercial aviation he ends up in Papoea New […]

  • Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy

    Michael Green
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    208 pg.
    9781783376100

    I already own several of these “Images of War” books and what is nice about the series as a whole is the format; slightly smaller than A4, aromatic paper, and easily digestible information in bite-sized chunks. This book – as the name implies – concerns aircraft carriers. It details in four chapters the development of […]

  • Polar Winds

    Danielle Metcalfe- Chenail
    Dundurn
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    1459723791

    It gives a special feeling when you are reading on the 38th degree of latitude with 35 degrees a book about aviation in the Canadian region above the 60st degree of latitude with temperatures in winter of 40 degrees Celsius below zero, a difference of 75 degrees Celsius! At least the book provides cooling with […]

  • Why planes crash 2001 - A critical view on plane crashes in the 21st century

    Sylvia Wrigley
    Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    150 pg.
    UUID 6F7525Co-9255-11 E2 – 9 E 96-0800200C9A66
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This e-book contains 11 stories of plane crashes, described in great detail, including the communication between the pilots and traffic control. These crashes have taken place during the course of 2001. With each description of the crash also a piece of text of the original investigation report is published and it contains a link to […]

  • Broken dreams - The story of a unique Dakota told by the old lady herself

    Suzanne van Leendert - Barry McCabe
    Narwal Publishers
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    120 pg.
    978-90-817110-5-0

    There was no other way it could have ended, that Friday the 13th in August 2010! After all, it was a Friday and it was the 13th. On that particular day, a C-47 was transported from the Wings of Liberation Museum in Best to Valkenburg – a former military air base in the Netherlands. The […]