Geschiedenis van de luchtvaart

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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

    (English) 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.

  • And I lived to Tell the Tales: The life of a fighter Pilot

    Ed Cobleigh
    Check Six Books
    2022
    English
    X X X X X
    258 pg.
    978 1629 6723 80
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    (English) Another book written by Ed Cobleigh about his career in the US Air Force. His style remains the same informative, fascinating and  sometimes humorous.

  • 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

    (English) 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

    (English) 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

    (English) 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

    (English) 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.

  • Herinneringen van een jachtvlieger

    Evert ‘Ace’ Motshagen
    Martin Leeuwis Publications
    2023
    Dutch
    X X X X X X
    704 pg.
    978 94 90008 321
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Van alle luchtvaartboeken die ik heb is dit wel een heel bijzonder boek; het is een boek in twee delen. Oorspronkelijk zou het boek 850 pagina’s dik zijn, maar dat werd te gek. Daarom is in overleg met uitgever
    Martin Leeuwis besloten gekozen voor een tweedelige set boeken, met totaal meer dan 700 pagina’s op A4-formaat Nederlandse luchtmacht geschiedenis en honderden foto’s. Evert Motshagen is luchtmacht-vlieger en startte in 1954 met zijn eerste trainingsvlucht op een Fokker S-11 om 30 jaar later in 1984 te eindigen op een F-16. Welk vliegtuig vloog hij niet? Wat een carrière!

  • Pacific Tomcat – A pictorial History of the F-14 Tomcat in the Pacific Fleet

    James Geer
    Scramble 4 Productions, LLC
    2022
    English
    X X X X X
    144 pg.
    979-8985799705
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    (English) This time a review of a picture book. A great edition it is as well and from photographer James Geer, who is great fan of the F-14 Tomcat!

  • MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD,

    Gabriel Cox
    Fighting High Publishing
    2022
    English
    X X X X X
    240 pg.
    ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BGMBML86
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Onze verontschuldigingen, dit bericht is alleen beschikbaar in Amerikaans Engels.

  • 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

    (English) 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.