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  • How’’d they do that? Grandparents answer questions about the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart

    Joseph Howard Cooper
    FriesenPress
    2023
    English
    X X X X X
    132 pg.
    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1039176259 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1039176256
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The title of this book tells it all. Special for kids who wants to learn more about the great adventures of the heroes that conquered the skies in the early years of the last century.

  • A Pilot’s Story, From the ruins of Alitalia to the desert of Qatar

    Ivan Anzellotti
    Cartabianca Publishing Bologna
    2023
    English
    X X X X X
    178 pg.
    978 88 888 0563 4
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The cover of this book shows a funny cartoon of a pilot kicked out of his homeland Italy and landing in the desert between the camels. It suggests a light-hearted story of the adventures of a pilot in his flying career.  But that is not the case when reading this book. Iwan Anzellotti an experienced […]

  • Jet Web CONNECTIONS in the Development History of Turbojet Engines 1920 – 1950

    Dietrich ECKARDT
    Springer
    2023
    English
    X X X X X
    738 pg.
    ISBN 978-3-658-38530-9 ISBN 978-3-658-38531-6 (eBook)
    Review written by: Alexander Beeck

    Eckardt’s ‘Jet Web’ offers a comprehensive exploration of the development history of turbojet engines from the 1920s to the late 1950s. It primarily focuses on the intricate relationships and collaborations between the United Kingdom (& USA), Germany, and Switzerland in this fascinating journey. While the narrative repeats in parts the well-known ‘Whittle vs. Von Ohain Saga’,  it mainly sheds new light on unexpected connections and especially, the significant influence of axial compressor technology from the Swiss-German company Brown Boveri & Cie.

    The author, a gas turbine engineer, spent a decade meticulously researching and compiling this remarkable account, resulting in a weighty volume with some 250 informative b/w photographs, technical schemes and detailed drawings. This document provides an overview of the book’s content, emphasizing its unique contributions and the target audience it aims to engage.

  • The Couriers of Herodotus

    Steve Williams
    SnarkyPilot Press
    2023
    English
    X X X X X
    225 pg.
    979 8 9878682 0 1/ ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8987868218
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The first chapter of this wonderful book contained more or less the basic spar for the rest of the stories to follow. A dramatic event that set the title for this book.

  • His Majesty's Airship: The Life and Tragic Death of the World's Largest Flying Machine

    Samuel C. Gwynne
    Scribner Books
    2023
    English
    X X X X X X
    320 pg.
    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 086154708X ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0861547081
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    It is really one of the most fascinating and interesting books I have read about airships that explains and proves documented why airships and in particular Britain’s R101 were dangerous and doomed as a global air transport system. The backgrounds of the persons involved in the realisation of R 101 and their motives take an important of the book. Samuel Gwynne is certainly a very good story teller!

  • Fly For Your Life: The Story of Spitfire & Hurricane Ace Robert Stanford Tuck

    Larry Forrester
    Acquisition Analytics Inc
    2022
    English
    X X X X X
    378 pg.
    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1738697312 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1738697311
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This biography of Stanford Tuck was first published in 1956 and as a youngster who had a great desire to become a pilot I have read this book with red ears. Now 60 years later it is still a nice book to read for everyone interested in the history of WW2 and especially in the Battle of Britain were Stanford Tuck played a star role as a fighter pilot with 29 confirmed victories.

  • The Learjet History: Beginnings, Innovations and Utilization

    Peter G. Hamel, Gary D. Park
    Springer
    2022
    English
    X X X X X X
    389 pg.
    ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 303106030X ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3031060304
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book is a monument for the Learjet and Bill Lear written with an unbelievable amount of technical information supported by visual printed content, drawings of modifications and a great amount of photographs. A must for every LJ pilot or business pilot and their worldwide users. The authors must have worked on this for years because all technicalities are well researched and detailed described. I am sure competition must have acquired this book also. The company delivered the last Learjet in May 2021 having produced 3056 models.

  • RAF in Camera – 100 Years on Display

    Keith Wilson
    Pen and Sword Books
    2022
    English
    X X X X X X
    472 pg.
    ISBN: 9781526752185
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    When you are talking about the best series of aviation books, then this one is absolutely in my top 3! Why? Just because I can..and must be! This book is 472 pages and contains, just as the other 3 books that were
    published in the past years in this series, really beautiful pictures.

  • Short Finals: An Aviation Adventure. "It's Time To Fly"

    Mc Kechnie
    Independently published
    2021
    English
    X X X X X
    186 pg.
    979-8713651503
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    As the author said in his preview “strap yourself in the jump seat” and let Scot Gibson (the main person in this book ) fly you around the world.  And that is what this book is all about. You fly with Scot during his active career as a pilot in so many different planes and different disciplines that it also a book for non aviators who are interested in the aviation world.

  • England Is My Village and The World Owes Me a Living

    John Llewelyn Rhys
    HP Handheld Press
    1941
    English
    X X X X X
    62 pg.
    978-1-912766-66-6
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    John Llewelyn Rhys gained his pilot’s licence in 1934 and joined the RAF as a Reservist in the following year. He already had some writing experience and demonstrated his talent for it. He kept on flying until his untimely death in 1940 aged 29. So not much writing of this short lived pilot survived. England […]