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  • Lost and Foundby the Publisher of Old Cars Weekly

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 12.99

    Into the light By popular demand comes the sequel to the original ?Lost and Found? from the publishers of Old Cars Weekly magazine. This collection of great automotive discoveries reminds us yet again that you never know where a prized old car might be hiding. Corvettes, Cadillacs, Packards, coveted muscle cars, even Duesenbergs seem to somehow... more...

  • The Flying Firsts of Walter Hintonby Benjamin J. Burns

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Although Charles Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean is considered by many to be the first step to today's space program, 91 men had crossed the Atlantic by air before him. Walter Hinton was a pilot on the first plane, a four-engine, Navy-Curtiss flying boat with a crew of six, in May 1919. Based on more than 40 hours of... more...

  • The Wright Brothers for Kidsby Mary Kay Carson

    Chicago Review Press 2003; US$ 15.99

    This activity book tells the amazing true story of how two bicycle-making brothers from Ohio, with no more than high-school educations, accomplished a feat that forever changed the world. At a time when most people still hadn?t ridden in an automobile, Wilbur and Orville Wright built the first powered, heavier-than-air flying machine. Woven throughout... more...

  • How Airliners Flyby Julien Evans

    Crowood 2011; US$ 13.11

    Your seat back is in its full upright position and your hand luggage is stowed neatly under the seat. But as the engines roar and propel the aircraft down the runway, you cant help wondering: how is a 200,000-pound metal tube possibly going to get airborne? Are those rumbles you hear and bumps you feel normal? For those who want to know more about... more...

  • Structural Failure Analysis and Prediction Methods for Aerospace Vehicles and Structuresby Sook-Ying Ho

    Bentham Science Publishers 2010; US$ 79.00

    This book deals with structural failure (induced by mechanical, aerodynamic, acoustic and aero-thermal, loads, etc.) of modern aerospace vehicles, in particular high-speed aircraft, solid propellant rocket systems and hypersonic flight vehicles, where structural integrity, failure prediction and service life assessment are particularly challenging,... more...

  • A Flying Lifeby David Crotty

    Museum Victoria 2012; US$ 23.99

    The flying career of John Robertson Duigan spanned just a decade from 1908 to 1918; 100 years ago he built and successfully flew the first aeroplane made in Australia using only photographs, journal articles and an unreliable textbook as his guides. He was the first Australian to fly a powered Australian-made aeroplane in Australia. The full story... more...

  • Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings?by David Alexander

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings? offers a fascinating explanation of how nature and human engineers each arrived at powered flight. What emerges is a highly readable account of two very different approaches to solving the same fundamental problems of moving through the air, including lift, thrust, turning, and landing. The book traces the... more...

  • Flying the Airbus A380by Gib Vogel

    Crowood 2012; US$ 14.57

    Since its first flight on 27 April 2005, the Airbus A380 has been the largest passenger airliner in the world. Instantly recognizable with its full-length upper deck, it represents the pinnacle of modern airliner design. Flying the A380 gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly this mighty machine. It takes the reader on a trip from London... more...

  • To Be An Airline Pilotby Andrew Cook

    Crowood 2012; US$ 14.57

    If your dream is to be an airline pilot, or you would like to know what it takes, this book reflects the experiences, thoughts and findings of a trainee pilot throughout the journey that took him into the right-hand seat of a jet airliner. The book covers everything that you need to consider before and during the training process, including where... more...

  • Fairey Rotodyneby David Gibbings

    The History Press 2011; US$ 24.78

    The Fairey Rotodyne was a large British compound helicopter designed and built by the Fairey Aviation Company and intended for commercial and military applications. It was considered to be one of the iconic aviation projects of the 1950s/60s and a bright future was planned for the aircraft. Widely accepted to be a revolutionary design, it was economically... more...