Book Reviews

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  • Last of the few

    Max Arthur
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    274 pg.
    9780753522271

    You couldn’t get closer to the Battle of Britain than this book. Max Arthur has split the air war into 6 episodes from ‘Learning to fly’ to ‘First combat’ and ‘The battle for France’ right through to the different phases of the ‘Battle of Britain’ which was largely fought over the Channel and the U.K. […]

  • Alive

    Piers Paul Read
    1974
    Dutch, Spanish
    X X X X X
    334 pg.
    90 290 2673 1

    Many people might still recall the events of 13 October 1972, when a Fairchild F-227 of the Uruguayan air force crashed in the Andes with 45 people on board. The plane was carrying the members of a Uruguayan amateur rugby team along with some of their family members and friends, and it was bound for […]

  • History in the Arab skies

    Gerald Butt
    2011
    English
    X X X X X
    232 pg.
    978-9963-610-73-0

    Imagine you can teleport yourself back to the year 1922 and then imagine that you are flying over 500 miles of unending sand from Cairo to Baghdad without any landmarks to help you. Oh, yes, there are no radio beacons and you don’t have any GPS, ATC, etc. How do you do that? Simple! You […]

  • Chickenhawk

    Robert Mason
    Penguin Books
    1984
    English
    X X X X X X
    399 pg.
    0-552-12419-2

    We are transported back in time to the mid-sixties. For a twenty-year period between 1955 and 1975 war raged in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The plot revolves around the fact that a number of countries, including the US, considered that the communists were becoming far too powerful in the region and that something had to […]

  • Aerospace design

    Anthony M. Springer
    2003
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    191 pg.
    1858942071

    These days I am increasingly wondering whether I, as a reviewer of books, am critical enough. Could there possibly be a downside to holding a PPL License which might be causing me to devour only good books instead of reading mediocre to bad books and drilling them into the ground with a flourish? Is it […]

  • 6th june 1944 Overlord

    Serge Saint-Michel, Mister Kit, ea
    Orep
    2010
    English, French, Dutch
    X X X X X
    82 pg.
    978-2-8151-0041-0

    There is a magnificent Hawker Typhoon on the cover of this particular comic strip, and that’s why I bought it. The book is an instructive one due to its many beautiful drawings coupled with the stories in the speech balloons. Operation Overlord is the complex campaign that heralded the liberation of Europe and eventually led […]

  • Memories in mud

    Arthur van der Starre and Raoul de Zwart
    X X X X X

    Between 6500 and 7500 (!) planes crashed or were shot down in the Netherlands during WWII. We are talking here of bombers, fighters and reconnaissance planes, the vast majority belonging to the British, American and German air forces, not all of which have been recovered. It is estimated that around 1500 to 2000 aircraft have […]

  • Aviation humor

    Ziva Bergman
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    145 pg.
    978-94-90008-07-9

    Buy?!Aviation Humor via Amazon UK? Buy?!Aviation-Humor via Amazon USA? Whether you are a man or a woman, if you have long suspected that it would be easier to live with a plane than with your spouse, here, at last, is a book which will provide you with 16 reasons why a plane is more rewarding […]

  • Heldere hemel

    Tom Lanoye
    Prometheus
    2012
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    92 pg.
    978-90-596-5149-4

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Flight Emergency

    Reya Kempley
    2011
    English
    X X X X X
    127 pg.
    978-0-98336-313-2

    Ever had a rough running engine? Ever made a incorrect calculation of the density altitude? Ever made a wrong decision based on interpretations of the weather forecast? What kind of reasoning and decision-making lead to a happy ending? Or is the ending not so happy? This clever book by Reya Kempley is about our “awareness” […]