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  • 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...

  • Airline Scams and Scandalsby Edward Pinnegar

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    It is surprising how little has been written about some of the more surprising inner workings of the aviation industry. This hilarious collection of stories seeks to address that and presents the pick of many scandals and scams to have plagued the aviation industry (but amused everyone else!). It includes the Zambian man who attempted to beat world... 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...

  • How To Be A Bush Pilotby Claudia Dey

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 14.99

    How to Be a Bush Pilot is boot camp for the modern playboy and sexual adventurer, a master class in becoming the lover that every woman wants but doesn?t know how to ask for. It is funny. It is instructive. It winks and flirts. Its unwavering purpose: getting laid. Proficiently. Ranging from remedial education to moves that will educate even the... more...

  • GLIDINGby Steve Longland

    Crowood 2012; US$ 18.94

    Gliding is for everyone who has ever dreamt of escaping to thousands of feet above the ground, with a view stretching to the horizon, and barely a whisper to disturb the moment. The book guides you through how to realise that dream and goes on to explore the many opportunities this compelling and beautiful sport offers. Topics covered include: a history... more...

  • Regionale Governance des Funktionswandels von Flughäfenby Ute Knippenberger

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Der strukturelle Wandel von Flughäfen zu multifunktionalen Dienstleistungsstandorten und zu Initiatoren von Flächenentwicklung im Flughafenumfeld wirft die Frage nach der Handhabung einer Infrastruktur auf, die sich von einem Verkehrsknoten zu einem raumökonomischen Gravitationspunkt gewandelt hat. Am Beispiel des Flughafens Frankfurt und der Rhein-Main-Region... more...

  • Collected Works of H. S. Tsien (1938-1956)by Tsien H S

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 120.00

    Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen), is celebrated as the leader of the research that produced China's first ballistic missiles, its first satellite, and the Silkworm anti-ship missile. This volume collects the scientific works of Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen) and his co-authors, which published between 1938-1956 when... more...

  • Military, Naval and Civil Airships Since 1783by Daniel George Ridley-Kitts MBE

    The History Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    This book traces the development of the airship, relating the struggles of the early pioneers, from the Montgolfier brothers, and the parallel of the hydrogen balloon. Throughout the nineteenth century, 'Aeronauts' learnt the skill of aerial navigation, making lost distance flights in an unfamiliar element. Attempts were made to control the direction... more...

  • Air Disastersby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Disasters are inherently frightening, riveting, and involving. Grabbed straight from the headlines, these disasters leave tragedy, destruction, and years of anguish: 1977 Tenerife, 1972 Chile, 1982 The Potomac River, Shot Down, Terrorism, Captain Sully Sullenberger, and more. more...