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  • Southwest Airlinesby Chris Lauer

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    Using the words of its own people, this intriguing book provides an in-depth look at the incredibly successful airline that changed the rules of the game with a no-frills business model and innovative corporate culture. more...

  • Open Cockpitby Arthur Gould Lee

    Grub Street Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during World War I. In November 1917 during low level bombing and strafing attacks, he was shot down three times by ground fire. He spent eight months at the front and accumulated 222 hours of flight time... more...

  • Check Six!by Jim Curran; Terrence Popravak Jr.

    Casemate 2015; US$ 19.95

    There were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II; unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home. So it was for James "Jug" Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P-47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Curran volunteered... more...

  • Canadian Women in the Skyby Elizabeth Gillan Muir

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 10.99

    Canadian Women in the Sky traces a century of Canadian women?s progress in aviation and space flight. From the first woman to climb on aboard a flying machine as a passenger to a female astronaut?s second visit to the International Space Station, these women cracked the sky-blue glass ceiling to achieve their dreams. more...

  • Control of Spacecraft and Aircraftby Jr. Arthur E. Bryson

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 132.00

    Here a leading researcher provides a comprehensive treatment of the design of automatic control logic for spacecraft and aircraft. In this book Arthur Bryson describes the linear-quadratic-regulator (LQR) method of feedback control synthesis, which coordinates multiple controls, producing graceful maneuvers comparable to those of an expert pilot.... more...

  • 35 Miles from Shoreby Emilio Corsetti III

    Odyssey Publishing 2008; US$ 9.95

    On May 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with 57 passengers and a crew of six departed from New York?s JFK International Airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten, but four hours and 34 minutes later the flight ended in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. The subsequent... more...

  • Birdmen, Batmen, and Skyflyersby Michael Abrams

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 13.95

    The Wright Brothers were wimps. Or so you might think after reading this account of their unsung but even more daring rivals?the men and women who strapped wings to their backs and took to the sky. If only for a few seconds. People have been dying to fly, quite literally, since the dawn of history. They?ve made wings of feather and bone, leather... more...

  • The Immortal Beaverby Sean Rossiter

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 21.95

    Developed soon after World War II, the de Havilland Beaver has become one of the most successful and long-lived designs in aviation history. The Beaver was conceived as a half-ton flying pickup truck? capable of setting down on land, water, and snow. Since its conception the Beaver has been adopted worldwide, becoming the floatplane of choice for... more...

  • Regional Airportsby M.N. Postorino

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 118.00

    Regional Airports have become increasingly important elements of the air network system, both as feeders of hub-and-spoke services and as origins or destination of point-to-point services.Congestion at the main hubs and increasing demand for air transportation - both for passengers and freight services – necessitates revaluation of the overall... more...

  • The Color Encyclopedia of Incredible Airplanesby Philip Jarrett

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Retro-styled as the perfect gift for boys of all ages, this ultimate handbook gives a complete rundown of the world's best-loved and significant aircraft, from the first flying machines to today's most technologically advanced planes. Aircraft are presented chronologically, to clearly present technological advances Specification information is... more...