Reviews in English

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  • Call Signs- US Army Airplane Stories

    Steve Koenig
    BookBaby
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    192 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1543981232 ISBN-13: 978-1543981230
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This charming in hard cover and pocket sized executed book contains stories about the flight experiences of US Army pilots, a group of pilots that do not have the glamorous  image of the fighter and bomber pilots we mostly all read about. However it is a fascinating book to read with stories  of 5 US […]

  • Throughout Adversity- Britain and the Commonwealth’s War in the Air 1939-‘45 Volume 1

    Ben Kite
    Helion and Company
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    508 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1912866234 ISBN-13: 978-1912866236
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    It is unique to see how, every now and then, some people do manage to write a totally new refreshing book about WO II, from just a different view. Ben Kite is one of them! Thousands of books have been written about the activities by the British and their allies in the air. Ben Kite […]

  • Bomber Command Pilot Leonard Cheshire's Classic Second World War Memoir

    Leonard Cheshire and Robert Owen
    Fighting High Publishing
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    208 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1999812867 ISBN-13: 978-1999812867
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many books have been published after the war about the efforts of the RAF during WW 2 and especially about Bomber Command that from the beginning until the end of the war harassed Germany with continuous night bombardments. This book is an nice exception because it was written by Leonard Cheshire a highly decorated bomber pilot, […]

  • Flying Alone

    Beth Ruggiero York
    Beth Ruggiero York
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    245 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0578544210 ISBN-13: 978-0578544212
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Flying Alone is the life story of the author telling us about her adventures as a pilot in the world of the smaller freight air charters in the USA. She describes in an open and often emotional way her struggles in gathering enough flying hours after earning her commercial license in order to achieve a […]

  • D-Day Dakotas

    Martin Bowman
    Pen and sword books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    352 pg.
    9781526746153
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    D-Day 1944 has recently been commemorated because it is 75 years ago that the invasion on the Normandy coast took place by allied troops. The landings on the coast have broadly been reported and filmed, for everyone to see which sacrifices have been brought to let this invasion succeed. Less known are the massive air-landings, […]

  • Lockheed F-104 Starfighter : A History

    Martin W. Bowman
    Pen and Sword Books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    320 pg.
    9781473863262
    Review written by: René Verjans

    The book about the ‘Missile with a man strapped to it’, ‘Starfighter’ or ‘one-o-four’, starts with the remark that it is quite possible that the F-104 is one of the most photographed planes of all times. I think that Bowman is right. Unfortunately, I have not been able to take many pictures of a flying […]

  • The First Fighter Pilot - Roland Garros: The Life and Times of the Playboy Who Invented Air Combat

    Ed Cobleigh
    Check Six Books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    326 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1629671568 ISBN-13: 978-1629671567
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Roland Garros as a famous tennis tournament and tennis court in Paris is well known with everybody. But the question who was this person nobody knows. Yes a famous tennis player. Even my fellow pilots did not know. In this book Ed Cobleigh gives you the answer and in his usual style he describes the […]

  • The Healing- PAN AM Flight 001

    Richard Jellerson
    Outskirts Press
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    148 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1977200249 ISBN-13: 978-1977200242
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    PAN AM flight 001 is a commercial flight around the world that can be booked with PAN AM and were by you are free to step off or on at any stop on the route. Very popular in the sixties and seventies of the last century. The author of this book bought a ticket for […]

  • Flashpoint Russia- Russia’ s Air Power: Capabilities and Structure

    Piotr Butowski
    Harpia Publishing Verlags GmbH
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    978-0-9973092-7-0
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    In the past – the eighties- I looked aimlessly to pictures of the ‘modern hunters’ of that time. The pictures of the Russian jet-fighters were often black and white, sometimes in colour, but always granulated. This on the contrary to the pictures of the Western jet-fighters and other aviation planes. Of course it all had […]

  • Modern Chinese Warplanes

    Andreas Rupprecht
    Harpia Publishing
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    237 pg.
    978-0-9973092-6-3 / 978-0-9973092-8-7
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Two reviews in one! I previously was already enthusiastic about the books of Andreas Rupprecht, published by Harpia Publishing, and also now I have to really say that I have two great new books on my bookshelf. The Air force book is with 240 pages slightly thicker than the Army book, which counts 95 pages. […]