Book Reviews

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  • Vulcan 607

    Rowland White
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    2007
    English
    X X X X X
    464 pg.
    978-0552152297

    It was last year when I walked at Schiphol Airport on a early morning looking for a newspaper. If you can only buy the Dutch Telegraph that is not really a choice I thought. At that moment my eye fell on an English book with a picture of a Vulcan-aircraft on the front ; Җulcan […]

  • Lock on No1 F-104/ No2 F-16

    Verlinden
    Verlinden Publications
    English
    X X X X X
    90 70932 01 6/90 70932 03 2

    Jesus, that was long ago! These booklets were issued in 1983 and 1984. Already almost 30 years old, but still so beautiful that I had to write about them. The books are not too thick and actually written for fanatic modellers. The books contain lots of photos of all the details of the F-104 Starfighter […]

  • The lost Squadron / Het verdwenen squadron

    David Hayes
    1994
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    244 pg.
    0747518262

    I was tipped to read this this book and I got no regrets! This book by David Hayes from 1994 is an easily readable and fascinating story, combined with many beautiful color and black / white photographs. It tells the story of a search for eight missing WW2-aircraft in Greenland. The story begins on July […]

  • The crisis after the crisis/ Faro: de ramp na de ramp- van slachtoffer naar probleem

    Cor ten Hove
    Reed business
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    313 pg.
    90 5850 495 6

    December 21, 1992: Disaster strikes Faro, Portugal. A Dutch Martinair DC-10(owned by the Dutch Airforce and operated by Martinair) crashes at the airport leaving many passengers and crew members dead or wounded. Cor ten Hove, the author of this book, is a passenger on that plane. He survives, but his life will never be the […]

  • Baling Out

    Robert Jackson
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    2006
    English
    X X X X X X
    192 pg.
    978 1 84415 347 3

    It’s as if the devil is playing with it, but even now when I ‘just’ pulled ‘an-nice-looking-book’ off the bookshelf somewhere, it again appears to be …..is another great book. Maybe you think I am having shares of this publisher, but that’s not the fact I can assure you! This book is about the development […]

  • Please Wait to be seated

    Martin Leeuwis
    English
    X X X X X
    978-94-90008-00-0

    Humor! Humor and again humor. This is an A5-sized edition of Martin Leeuwis Publications from 2011 and from the beginning to the end full of cartoons by 30 artists from around the world. Martin earlier released books with cartoons and so he is one of the few in the world of aviation humor who on […]

  • Spitfire-manual 1940

    Dilip Sarkar
    Amberley Publishing
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    288 pg.
    978-1-84868-436-2

    What is the most famous aircraft in aviation history? Many people will say ‘the Spitfire’. And who would not want to fly himself in a Spitfire?!… start for this moment with this Spitfire manual from Dilip Sarkar! Dilip Sarkar has been a Spitfire fanatic for many years and the energy which thus arose is converted […]

  • Luchtvaart 2011, 2012...

    Ruud Vos
    Alk B.V.
    2014
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    176 pg.

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • The battle of Britain / De slag om Engeland

    Edward Bishop
    Just Publishers
    2008
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    192 pg.
    978 90 77895 70 2

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • The Sky My Kingdom - Memoirs of the Famous German World War II Test Pilot

    Hanna Reitsch
    Casemate Books
    2011
    English
    X X X X X X
    272 pg.
    978-1-932033-97-7

    It was the memorable book ‘They went into the air as angels with homesickness – nostalgia.’ From Jan Jacobs Mulder in which I read for the first time about Hanna Reitsch (see my previous book discussions). Next in another book and thus I had to know more about this woman. Who was Hanna? Hanna was […]