Archive for Items Categorized 'Aviation', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Patrick Hoeveler, Adel Krämer
End-of-life questions are complicated, even for inanimate objects. Organ donor? Cremation? Cryogenics? Stuffed museum display? What happens to old aircraft when their glory days are past?
by William D. Spidle
The Navy’s first fully operational supersonic aircraft would become the most successful military aircraft ever built. This book covers its design and development as well as the early stages of its operational history.
by Philip Kaplan
There’s a ton of Spitfire books. This one adds something. People who flew or otherwise know the Spit inside out tell you what makes this airplane different, and, well, better.
by Robert Kirby
If it weren’t for the subtitle many readers would probably not even know into what period to place this all but forgotten aircraft. Developed during times in which neither the technology nor the mission was entirely clear it lived a short and difficult life—but it was not for naught.
by Robert Forsyth & Eddie Creek
From Brazil to China, the German Ju 52 proved its mettle, first as a pioneering airliner and then as the indomitable warhorse. Many books have been written about its many roles, this is one of the best.
by Robert R. “Boom” Powell
If you have even the remotest interest in flying—of any sort—or teamwork—of any sort—don’t miss this book because it’ll offer food for thought about many things!
by David B.Gero
Whereas the Geneva-based Aircraft Crashes Record Office compiles and makes public statistics on aviation accidents of aircraft capable of carrying more than six passengers (excluding helicopters, balloons, and fighter airplanes), the military keeps its cards closer to the vest.
by Frederick A. Johnsen
Written by a USAF historian this book showcases the flying laboratories that test the seemingly obvious and the utterly obscure bits without which safe aviating would be anything but.
by Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov
Well-illustrated histories of the “real” planes are accompanied by detailed descriptions of plastic scale model kits and commentary concerning their accuracy and available modifications.
by Miles Macnair
Picture this: an air force is fighting for its very survival. A private citizen offers to buy her impoverished government several squadrons of fighter planes. The government says—no. This snub kickstarted a chain of events that culminated in Britain developing one of the important aircraft of all time.
by Peter G. Cooksley
Absolutely one of the better books on the subject, which is probably why it keeps getting re-issued. Great at the human-interest level and a solid Big Picture introduction to the service that really validated aviation and thereby served as a model for all air forces.
by Bill Yenne
“A monkey could fly this plane.” Well, no, but once six monkeys on a flight from Thailand got loose. A modified version of it was called the Pregnant Guppy and NASA considered it a lifesaver. Everything you need to know about “Tomorrow’s Airliner” is in this lovely book.