Reviews in English

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  • Aviation secrets

    Matt Johnson
    Smashwords ebooks
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    9781370901081
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This e-book that I bought for $ 0,99 ( a bargain) contains 168 pages with facts about commercial aviation. It shows only one drawing explaining how gravity and lift makes a plane fly. On each page there is a short story or an event experienced by a crew member and there are also simple technical […]

  • The Panavia Tornado: A Photographic Tribute

    Michael Leek
    Pen and Sword Books
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    245 pg.
    9781781592977
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This photobook with in total 245 pages contains 229 pages with photographs of the historical backbone of the RAF that entered service in 1981 and at this very moment is still flying in one remaining squadron, namely the Panavia Tornado. The Tornado was also operated in different executions by the German, Italian and Saudi Arabic […]

  • Average A Training Diary

    Trevor Edwards
    EDD Industries
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    190 pg.
    978-0-9932785-0-1
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    After an intensive pilot training of 3 years in the RAF the author is stationed as a fighter pilot in an operational squadron. About this training period and the first year with the 54th squadron of the RAF as a fighter pilot on the Sepecat Jaguar the author wrote a diary with the most important […]

  • Wings: Typhoon

    Tom Palmer and illustrated by David Shephard
    Barrington Stoke
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    105 pg.
    978-1-78112-537-3

    My daughter had books to read from school, so I made time to read this children book myself…. Two sisters, Maddie and Jess, play soccer on the last day of a summer soccer camp. Jess can easily shoot at goal but is totally distracted by an after burner of a Typhoon from the base nearby […]

  • An Aviatior’s Journey- Tales of a Corporate Pilot

    Ivan Luciani
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    2015
    English
    X X X X X
    348 pg.
    978 1515305835
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The author Ivan Luciani wanted to show his readers by writing an amount of short stories how life of a corporate pilot flying business jets looks like. After a short review of his pilot training, before becoming a professional pilot, he decides that corporate flying is what he wants and he writes what his goals […]

  • Defector (Phantom Air Combat Book 1)

    David Gledhill
    DeeGee Media
    213
    English
    X X X X X
    345 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The story in this book is happening during the Cold War in the eighties when low flying Phantoms of the RAF were cruising the West German airspace. It is an aviation thriller in which a Phantom crew and a defected Sovjet test pilot fill up the leading role. Most aviation books I read are nonfiction […]

  • Review A Soul in the Wires Book 2: The Hollywood Years

    Walter Leigh
    Amazon Digital Services LLC
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    267 pg.
    978-94-92-269112
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Jonathan Price, a traumatized World War I pilot returns from the horror in France and tries to start a life at his parent’s ranch in Nebraska. Restless and looking for ‘more’ in life, together with his young wife Peggy he picks up the dream of aviation barnstormers. They fly all over the Mid-West of the […]

  • Wings: FLYBOY

    Tom Palmer
    Barrington Stoke
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    88 pg.
    978-1-78112-535-9

    A book for children (8-18 yrs); of course you will let that one be read and reviewed by your daughter! ‘Funny’, ‘different’ and ‘unexpected’ my daughter called this book. It is namely not a story that you will read every day. It is a book for children and adolescents, but of course can also be […]

  • War for the Hell of it- A Fighter Pilot’s View of Vietnam

    Ed Cobleigh
    Check Six Books
    216
    English
    X X X X X
    272 pg.
    ASIN: B01A7GI1IY
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Ed Cobleigh (Fast Eddie) served 2 tours in Vietnam as a fighter pilot flying the   F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber. He logged in total 375 combat missions over Vietnam and Cambodja and told his personal experiences in this book by a series of short stories. He served in the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron “Satan’s Angels”. All the facts […]

  • A Soul in the Wires: The Barnstormer's Dream

    Walter Leigh
    2016
    English
    X X X X X
    240 pg.
    978-94-92-26-9-10-2
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This e-book tells the story of the flying life of Jonathan Pryce during the final battles of WW1 and the following years. The book starts on the front line where Jonathan is stationed as a fighter pilot, is shot down, and survives his injuries. The last days of air battle are grueling and traumatic and keep […]