Archive for Items Categorized 'Aviation', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
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 Mike Machat, editor
From the Wright Brothers to space flight and from the real world to make-believe (TV/movies, model aircraft) this book will put a few—well, 1001—arrows in your quiver to dazzle and impress at the next cocktail party.
by Paul Tritton
This small book adds useful detail to a lesser-known chapter of the history of not only the two cofounders of Rolls-Royce but two other important men in the firm’s, and Britain’s history.
by Mark A. Frankel & Tommy H. Thomason
Jets behaved like nothing before them; accident rates soared. It wasn’t until 1948 that the military had a proper jet trainer—developed with private funds! This splendid book takes us from biplane to high-tech simulator.
by Roy Cross
“Don’t judge a book by its cover!” But do judge an Airfix kit by its box top! Countless people did just that—and Airfix sold millions of its kits on the strength of their dramatic, dynamic, and realistic box-top artwork.
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 Richard Mead
KG, GCB, CBE, DSO, LVO, DFC, AFC, MA—this letter salad bespeaks a highly decorated life. It is only fitting that a biography of this distinguished officer should appear during the RAF’s Centenary year.
by Andrei I. Shepelev & Huib Ottens
The work of the Horten brothers is very remarkable, especially given their young age and the circumstances under which they worked. The Ho 229 was their last and most ambitious project—yielding lessons that are puzzling engineers still.
by Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov
A subject shrouded in mystery and suffering from spotty information. No more. Both history and machinery are covered.
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 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 Yefim Gordon & Sergey Komissarov
Similar names, different aircraft. One was the first Soviet supersonic nuclear-capable bomber but failed to live up to expectations, the other a completely reconfigured improvement. This book needs no improvement.