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  • Hunter Killerby T. Mark McCurley; Kevin Maurer

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    The first-ever inside look at the US military?s secretive Remotely Piloted Aircraft program?equal parts techno-thriller, historical account, and war memoir Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), commonly referred to by the media as drones , are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military?s counterterrorism arsenal. Their story has been... more...

  • The Unsubstantial Airby Samuel Hynes

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    The vivid story of the young Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I The Unsubstantial Air is a chronicle of war that is more than a military history; it traces the lives and deaths of the young Americans who fought in the skies over Europe in World War I. Using letters, journals, and memoirs, it speaks in their voices... more...

  • To Fill the Skies with Pilotsby Dominick A. Pisano

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95

    Launched in 1939, the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was one of the largest government-sponsored vocational education programs of its time. In To Fill the Skies with Pilots, Dominick A. Pisano explores the successes and failures of the program, from its conception as a hybrid civilian-military mandate in peacetime, through the war years, and... more...

  • From Auster to Apacheby Guy Warner

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 13.99

    This is the 70th Anniversary year of 656 Squadron, which first formed on 31st December 1942. Over the intervening years the Squadron has served with great distinction in India, Burma, Java, Malaya, Borneo, Hong Kong, the UK, the Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Kosovo and, most recently, in Afghanistan. This is 656’s story, told in full and for the first... more...

  • UFOs of the First World Warby Nigel Watson

    The History Press 2014;

    Lieutenant R S Maxwell took off in his BE2C fighter but saw nothing unusual until 8.25 when according to his report: 'My engine was missing irregularly and it was only by keeping the speed of the machine down to 50 mph that I was able to stay at 10,000 feet. I distinctly saw an artificial light to the north of me, and at about the same height. I followed... more...

  • Measuring Military Powerby Joshua M. Epstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Joshua M. Epstein argues that prevailing assumptions about the East- West balance of power rest on erroneous measures of military strength. He develops a method for analyzing military capabilities and applies that general procedure to the Soviet tactical air threat to NATO. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... more...

  • Tomorrow's Air Forceby Jeffrey J. Smith

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Looking ahead to future airpower requirements, this engaging and ground-breaking book on the history and future of American combat airpower argues that the USAF must adapt to the changes that confront it or risk decline into irrelevance. To provide decision makers with the necessary analytical tools, Jeffrey J. Smith uses organizational modeling to... more...

  • Spitfire Women of World War IIby Giles Whittell

    HarperCollins Publishers 2008; Not Available

    This is the incredible true story of a wartime sisterhood of women pilots: a group of courageous pioneers who took exceptional risks to fly Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to the frontlines of World War II. more...

  • Air Education and Training Command Cost and Capacity Systemby Thomas Manacapilli; Bart Bennett; Lionel Galway; Joshua Weed

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    An examination of Air Force training management and decision processes and the data needed for informed decisionmaking. A model of management is developed to evaluate the data flow in the AETC training pipeline. The study concludes that consolidation of the strategic management functions would resolve many current data flow problems, and methodological... more...

  • Modeling the Departure of Military Pilots from the Servicesby Marc N. Elliot; Kanika Kapur; Carole Roan Gresenz

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    High numbers of voluntary departures from the US military by pilots have caused concern amongst military administrators. This study explores some determinants of the pilot attrition problem, including the effects of major airlines hiring pilots. more...