Archive for Items Categorized 'Aviation', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Richard H. Graham
A fantastic book about an aircraft everyone should know about, regardless of specialization or interest. You don’t know what you’ve been missing! It made history, and because there is still no substitute for it, may come back.
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 Simon D. Beck
An indispensable companion when you watch a movie and wonder “What was that??” The book tells you that, and more: who flew it, who built it, where is it, was it real?
by William A. Flanagan
A nicely curated and well written overview—more than a highlight reel but not an encyclopedia. You really will be amazed by how far we’ve come in a relatively short time.
by Sharon Wright
“Balloon influenza.” (Gesundheit) Women parachuting out of balloons, dangling from ropes beneath it or sitting on a trapeze, calmly reading a (car!) magazine while sailing through a rainstorm? Prepare to be surprised.
by Richard Vaux with Brad Kuhn
June, 1985. Cairo to San Diego. You probably remember hearing on the news that the plane was hijacked. There are even two movies—but until you read this book, you have no idea what really happened.
by John Grehan
The enormity of this 1948/49 operation cannot ever be overstated. This tiny book seems an unlikely candidate for doing it justice, but it does. Exceptional!
by Heyne, Meter, Phillipson, Steenmeijer
Photos you couldn’t have seen before, and thoughts you probably never thought before about how to photograph Earth from over 200,000 miles away, or the surface of the Moon from 5 ft away.
by Robert Grudzień
More than 44 color profiles of the most successful Spitfire version ever will take advanced scale modelers to a new level.
by Craig Kodera and William Pearce
Vibration, noise, roughness, creature comforts—early air travel really was rudimentary. The radial or star engine opened a new chapter and, for a while, was the best technical solution. But in its very advantages (cooling) lay the roots of its obsolescence (drag).
by Bruce Hales-Dutton
This year marks the centenary of the first nonstop transatlantic flight. You’d think the world would be awash in books—but this seems to be the only one! Good thing it’s a fine, if bland, one.
by Teresa Webber & Jamie Dodson
A brief but meaningful and certainly heartfelt synopsis of the early years of the airline, in peace and war. Several of the contributors actually worked the boats and all of them bleed Pan Am blue.