Reviews in English

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  • 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 […]

  • Cessna 172 - A pocket history

    Ron Smith
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    978 1 4456 0086 4

    The best-selling GA aircraft in the world; the Cessna 172! That’s where this book is about. What strikes you first, is that it is a small book (about 17 x 12 cm). The book is 128 pages thick and a ‘must have’ for every Cessna pilot and owner. From start to finish the book is […]

  • De snelste mens ter wereld

    Bart Vandamme
    Uitgeverij Aspekt B.V.
    Dutch
    X X X X X
    978-90-5911-860-7

    A very nice book this time by Bart Vandamme from Belgium. For him it all started in October 2001, when he was invited to the annual “Gathering of Eagles” in the city of Lancaster (near Edwards AFB) in California. I never get invited for such gatherings! There he met people like Chuck Yeager, Bill Dana […]

  • Topgun days

    Dave 'Bio' Baranek
    Skyhorse Publishing
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    978-1-61608-005-1

    Topgun! Everyone knows Topgun as the movie Topgun from 1986 with Tom Cruise and his lovely lady. And most of the time that’s it! Topgun is the flashy name for the American Navy Fighter Weapons School, which was founded as navy pilots performed relatively poor in the Vietnam War in comparison to other wars. Nowadays, […]

  • Spitfire on my tail - a view from the other side

    Ulrich Steinhilper & Peter Osborne
    Independent Books
    English
    X X X X X X
    9781872836003

    It is again the second world war, which yields a very good book. This time it’s a book by a German Messerschmitt 109-pilot who was shot down on October 27, 1940 by a Spitfire over the south east of the United Kingdom. The Battle of Britain was in full swing and not long after that […]

  • Say when and how

    Martin Leeuwis
    Martin Leeuwis Publication
    2011
    English
    X X X X X
    978-94-90008-05-5

    Again a nice book, published by Martin Leeuwis. Compared to ‘Please wait to be seated’, this book contains not only cartoons but also a very large number of funny and short  ‘pieces of text’ that describe all sorts of developments and issues in aviation such as the ‘thrilling life of an airline pilot’ ; ‘development […]

  • Sea Harrier Over The Falklands

    Commander “Sharkey” Ward
    Orion Publishing Co
    2000
    English
    X X X X X X
    978-0304355426

    No trudge novel but again a real ‘aviation book’ for the night table! In my search for good books that cause your heart beating faster, I bought ‘Sea Harrier Over The Falklands’ of Commander ‘Sharkey’ Ward. The book is about the use of the then brand-new Sea Harrier in the conflict around the Falklands in […]

  • Amazing airplanes / Fantastische vliegtuigen

    Gaby Goldsack
    English
    X X X X X
    978-1607101604

    When I recently walked through a bookstore with my little boy of 3 years old, I found this book; “Amazing airplanes ‘! I’ve rarely seen a book so thick with so few pages and so little weight. A nice aviation kids book! It is a book with five themes from aviation. It’s about ‘enterprising pilots’, ‘air […]

  • 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 […]