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Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering

  • Polar Windsby Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 4.99

    With historical research and rare interviews, explore the highs and lows of aviation north of the 60th parallel. This journey takes readers from hot air balloons above the Klondike gold fields, to international bids for the North Pole, to high-profile crashes and search-and-rescue operations. more...

  • Airplane Flying Handbookby Federal Aviation Administration; David Soucie

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Federal Aviation Administration?s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include: Ground operations Cockpit management The four fundamentals of flying Integrated flight control... more...

  • Designing and Building a Miniature Aero-Engineby Chris Turner

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.86

    Designing and building a miniature aero-engine is an exciting and rewarding task. Whether a professional engineer or an amateur looking to build an engine to fly your model aeroplane, this book will safely guide you through all the stages of designing and constructing an aero-engine in your workshop at home. With practical advice and detailed diagrams... more...

  • Building Multicopter Video Dronesby Ty Audronis

    Packt Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99

    This book is for a wide range of individuals who are looking to shoot aerial footage with a multicopter. No previous flying experience is assumed, but even the most expert flyers will find unexpected and interesting information. more...

  • Aircraft Flight Instruments and Guidance Systemsby David Wyatt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Written for those pursuing a career in aircraft engineering or a related aerospace engineering discipline, Aircraft Flight Instruments and Guidance Systems covers the state-of-the-art avionic equipment, sensors, processors and displays for commercial air transport and general aviation aircraft. As part of a Routledge series of textbooks for aircraft-engineering... more...

  • Flight MH370by Nigel Cawthorne

    John Blake 2014; US$ 7.99

    A top true-crime journalist takes on a confounding current mystery offering up a new theory with international implications On March 8, 2014, at 41 minutes past midnight, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. At 1:19 a.m., the plane and its 227 passengers vanished from the skies. No trace has been found.... more...

  • Contrails Over the Mojaveby George J. Marrett

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    In Contrails over the Mojave George Marrett takes off where Tom Wolfe?s The Right Stuff ended in 1963. Marrett started the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB only two weeks after the school?s commander, Col. Chuck Yeager, ejected from a Lockheed NF-104 trying to set a world altitude record. He describes life as a space cadet experiencing... more...

  • Spitfire Girlby Jackie Moggridge

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 4.36

    'We had returned to a different world. We had taken off in peace at nine-thirty and landed in war at noon.' Jackie Moggridge was just nineteen when World War Two broke out. Determined to do her bit, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary. Ferrying aircraft from factory to frontline was dangerous work, but there was also fun, friendship and even... more...

  • From Lysander to Lightningby Glyn Davies

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    The Lysander, Canberra, Lightning and Folland Gnat are massive names in the world of aviation, but not so their designer, 'Teddy' Petter. Only three aspects bound together these top-clas aircraft: they were each radical, all successful in Britain and overseas, and were all born of the genius of Teddy Petter. This book tells the story of Petter's life... more...

  • Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Centuryby John Greenwood; Von Hardesty; Robin Higham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    In the light of new archival material the editors take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the twentieth century. Presenting a comprehensive view of Russian aviation, from its genesis in the late czarist period to the present era, the approach is essentially chronological with a major emphasis on the evolution of military aviation. The contributions... more...