Disasters and accidents

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  • 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 […]

  • Glider pilots at Arnhem

    Mike Peters & Luuk Buist
    Pen & Sword
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    298 pg.
    9781473822795
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    In a nutshell: on the 17th of September 1944, 11.500 men from the 1st Airborne Division, including the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade landed across the north bank at the Rijn by Arnhem to occupy ‘the bridge’. On the 25th of September, 2.500 men were taken back with boats to the south bank of the […]

  • Jetblast

    Stephen Carbone
    Tate Publishing
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    348 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book is written by Stephen Carbone, who has worked for more than 30 years in the aviation industry. First he did this as specialist in aviation security systems, but later as researcher at the NTSB and as safety inspector at the FAA. And this you can see in the book, with as storyline a […]

  • Above the Labyrinth

    Michael Yeager
    Michael H. Yeager
    2014
    English
    X X X X X
    157 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This 26 chapter counting book describes the experiences of a young aviator, who wants to make his carrier in the large aviation. His father owns a charter company and FBO for planes which makes that because of this he could already obtain his aviation license in a cheap way. After having gained his license he […]

  • Legacy of the Lancasters

    Martin W. Bowman
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    256 pg.
    978 1 78303 007 1
    Review written by: Nico Mulder

    The delicious cover of the book – the front sight of a hit Lancaster above one of the German dams, with the engine on fire – did smile to me, but i did let the book lie for a while. I thought it was another one of those impermeable books with the developments of the […]

  • Happy End

    Dietmar Eckell
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.

    This book had a most special cause! The writer of the book crashed a couple of years ago with a para motor (a parachute in combination with a hair-dryer) somewhere in the Mojave dessert. He had to save himself and in the end it led to an involuntarily hospital visit. He searched the internet on […]

  • All horses of Apollo - A history of the Dutch Gloster Meteors

    Aart van Wijk
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    384 pg.
    978-90-79058-02-0

    In my hunt for excellent books at the aviation firmament I ran into this book and this specimen really deserves a honourable mention. And to top it all, the book is even a Dutch product. Whilst about everyone in 2013 is minding the JSF and the F-16 and some persons perhaps still staying behind at […]

  • Eagles in the flesh

    Erik B. Kaye
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    214 pg.

    No, no, stop! Don’t scroll down to the next review…read this one for a moment! In the past I didn’t know so well what I had to do with delta-flying. I wondered sometimes if it was something for me, but I think I lacked courage to really hang beneath a piece of fabric and sail […]

  • Out of the blue

    Halldale Media Group
    2011
    English
    X X X X X
    246 pg.

    There are 100,000 books called ‘Out of the Blue’, but I felt drawn to this particular one and I absolutely had to have it. For 3 reasons: first of all the deep blue cover of the book reminded me of my beloved 2001 midnight blue Saab 93; secondly in honour of my youthful past during […]

  • One desert Jet turner

    Earl Heron
    2002
    English
    X X X X X
    232 pg.
    9780970418937

    I came across this book on the internet and it is exceptional for a few reasons. Earl Heron, the author, spent part of his career working as a maintenance engineer for the US Air Force (USAF). You don’t often see books written by maintenance guys, which makes it exceptional in itself. And I love the […]