Reviews in English

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  • FERRY PILOT: Nine Lives Over the North Atlantic

    Kerry McCauley
    Kerry McCauley
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    274 pg.
    978 1 7353390 0 9/ ASIN : B08DRR6SJF
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Being a ferry pilot is a dangerous job

  • The F-4 Phantom: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

    Martin W. Bowman
    Pen & Sword Aviation; Illustrated Edition
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    ISBN-13 : 978-1526705761 ISBN-10 : 1526705761
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    This book describes in 4 chapters who the most important users of the Phantoms were. Firstly, the US Navy and US MC; secondly the USAF; thirdly, the Royal Air Force and fourthly, the other users like, for example, Israel, Turkey, Greece, South-Korea and Japan.

  • Off the Ground

    Catherine Richmond
    Catherine Richmond
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    312 pg.
    ISBN-13: 978-0996588713 ISBN-10: 099658871X ISBN: 978 0 9965887 2 0
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    A romantic story in which flying is involved

  • AIRY SOMETHINGS The Extraordinary Life of the Aviation Pioneer

    Terry Grace and Maggie Wilson
    Independently published
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    242 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1701503832 ISBN-13: 978-1701503830
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Terry Grace discovered Horatio Barber as an early aviation pioneer whilst attending a guided walk around the Lark Hill aerodrome. His interest in the man was awakened and soon he discovered that Barber made a fortune during the early 20th century in the Cobalt mining in Canada. Whilst following Barbers track in Northern Ontario Terry was […]

  • Fury from the North: North Korean Air Force in the Korean War, 1950-1953

    Douglas C. Dildy
    Helion and Company
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    88 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1912390337 ISBN-13: 978-1912390335
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book is part of an interesting series that describes the air wars of Asian conflicts after the Second World War. This time it is about the deploy of the KPAF, The North-Korean Air Force during the war between North- and South-Korea. It was a complicated conflict, by which not only Korea itself was involved, but […]

  • South Pacific Air War Volume 3: Coral Sea & Aftermath May - June 1942

    Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman
    Avonmore books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    248 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0994588992 ISBN-13: 978-0994588999

    This one of the few books about WW II theaters that describes both sides of the conflict. It gives not only the allied version, but also a detailed version of the Japanese operations, including many names, photographs and sometimes personal stories about the warriors on both sides. The greater picture of this episode is Japan’s […]

  • Review The Empire Strikes South Japan’s Air War Against Northern Australia 1942-45

    Tom Lewis
    Avonmore Books
    2020
    English
    X X X X X
    184 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0648665933 ISBN-13: 978-0648665939
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    After many books which present only the allied version of WW II theaters it is refreshing to review this book ‘The Empire Strikes South’ which describes both sides of the conflict. Having visited family close to Darwin and being confronted over there with the still vivid memory of the devastating Japanese bombardment on Februay 19th, […]

  • Luckiest Engineer- From Farm Boy to Skunk Works and Beyond

    Robert A. Retsch
    BookBaby
    2020
    English
    X X X X X
    290 pg.
    B086442LSW/ ISBN-10: 1705400698 ISBN-13: 978-1705400692
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Luckiest Engineer is an autobiography about the life of an engineer working in the aircraft industry. Starting with describing his childhood years followed by the years that led him to become a successful engineer, Robert Retsch lead us through the road that gave him a professional and innovating career. Once working at the Fokker works […]

  • Newgate's Knocker: An Aviation Thriller

    Greg W. Peterson
    Private
    2020
    English
    X X X X X
    397 pg.
    ASIN: B0864QFJKV
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    ‘Newgate’s Knocker: An Aviation Thriller’ is the name of this new book!  The subtitle Death Pulse provides a clue to the plot of this first book of  Greg Peterson. It is a story about a planned terrorist attack on the USA, with more than superficial likeness to the dramatic events of 9/11.  So planes play […]

  • Forgotten Heroes: Aces of the Royal Hungarian Air Force in the Second World War

    Csaba B. Stenge
    Helion & Company
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    448 pg.
    9781911512 684
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This good new book ‘Forgotten Heroes: Aces of the Royal Hungarian Air Force in the Second World War’ gives the reader an overview of the “forgotten” Hungarian aces who fought their air battles in the second world war on German side. Their opponents were mainly Russians and Americans. Interesting part of the book is the Hungarian […]