Reviews in English

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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” […]

  • Tornado down

    John Peters & John Nichol
    Penguin Books Ltd
    1992
    English
    X X X X X
    281 pg.
    978-0-140-27081-5

    It’s been more than 20 years since Operation Desert Storm took place in Kuwait and Iraq under the leadership of General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. Iraq invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and I remember that in the morning of the first air attacks I watched TV and saw Tornadoes take off as part of much […]

  • Naast de landingsbaan

    Rob Dragt
    Penn Communicatie
    2009
    Dutch, English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    978-90-77948-40-8

    If you love pictures and heavy vehicles you need to ‘read’ this book! Rob Dragt has a fascination for heavy mobile equipment. Earlier he wrote books on special transportation & salvage vehicles. In this book he puts the focus on this type of equipment used to transport ‘written-off-aircraft’ and there is also focus on heavy […]

  • E.L.T.A. The first aviation exhibition Amsterdam 1919

    Rob Mulder
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    234 pg.
    978-82-997371-1-1

    Ever heard of this exhibition?! I had not! …. What you will first notice about this book is that it is relatively large. It is printed in A4 size and of excellent quality. When I opened it for the first time I noticed that it was written in a very detail oriented manner and that […]

  • Fear of landing: You fly like a woman

    Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
    2011
    English
    X X X X X

    It becomes highly dangerous with all those women in the air! And in addition to that Sylvia Spruck Wrigleywrites she has achieved her license! Do we have to be happy with that?! I think yes! It is –also- because this female pilot can write very originally. Ms Spruck Wrigleycomes with a short ‘story’ in which […]