Archive for Items Categorized 'Civilian', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Yvonne Pope Sintes
“Airworthiness” of a different kind is the topic here: can—should—a woman be at the helm of a commercial airliner? You’ll shudder at some of the reactions in her time (1950s), and then you’ll shudder some more because glass ceilings are still very real today.
by Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume
This book and its sister volume may look unassuming but they are nothing of the sort. They are also so well written that anyone with an ear for language will find them enriching.
by Mike Machat
This super sleek photo recon plane did fly faster, higher, and farther than anything else in the sky but the relentless march of progress sidelined it.
by Nancy R. Wilson
First to fly from England to Japan, first to cross the Yellow Sea, first woman to circumnavigate the world alone; first, first, first, record, record, record, on sea/air/land. What this lady accomplished in her 95 years on this Earth defies absolutely anything.
by Tony Buttler & Jean-Louis Delezenne
Showcasing European efforts, the aircraft in this excellent book did by and large not advance into production but some of the technologies they tested did—the lift fan, vectored thrust, supersonic flight, to name a few.
by William Patrick Dean
Come fly with me—and bring your car along! Or a whale (no kidding)! That’s what the Carvair made possible. A good idea—but what happened to it?
by Geza Szurovy
Award-winning aviation journalist Geza Szurovy has had a life-long love affair with airplanes and he’s even a pilot himself. And because he thinks about the world and the place of everything in it, he connects some interesting dots.
by Don Berliner
Berliner has been writing books and magazine articles about airplane racing for five decades and here gives us a data-packed 260 pages describing more than 187 separate air racing events worldwide. For the time period between 1909 (the first race in France) and 2008 he lists who won each event, what they flew, and what engine twisted the prop.
by Christopher Orlebar
First published in 1986 on the plane’s 10-year anniversary in commercial service this is the only one of the many, many books to have reached a service life—25 years—almost as long as that of the aircraft—27 years—it covers. Continuously reprinted/updated the book is now in its 7th edition and has sold in excess of 100,000 copies!
by Jonathan Falconer
You might be looking at the 18 feet of Concorde books on your bookshelf and wonder what could there possibly be that’s new under the sun? Been there, done that. Not so fast there . . .
by Kev Darling
With over 20 years of RAF engineering background and over 20 aviation books since 1986 under his belt, Darling knows his way around an aircraft. Since seeing the first production examples being built at Filton he’s kept an eye on this plane and harbored a desire to learn more about it.
by Frederic Beniada & Michel Fraile
Spectacularly large photos of a spectacularly high-flying plane at a spectacularly low price! It is a tribute to the plane and the people who built and crewed it, not an all-inclusive nuts and bolts history.