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  • Jet Ageby Sam Howe Verhovek

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 27.00

    The captivating story of the titans, engineers, and pilots who raced to design a safe and lucrative passenger jet. In Jet Age , journalist Sam Howe Verhovek explores the advent of the first generation of jet airliners and the people who designed, built, and flew them. The path to jet travel was triumphal and amazingly rapid-less than fifty... 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 Publishing Group 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 presented... more...

  • Aviation Maintenance Management, Second Editionby Harry Kinnison; Tariq Siddiqui

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 65.00

    THE COMPLETE, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO MANAGING AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS Thoroughly revised for the latest aviation industry changes and FAA regulations, this comprehensive reference explains how to establish and run an effi cient, reliable, and cost-effective aircraft maintenance program. Co-written by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University instructors,... more...

  • The Airplaneby Jay Spenser

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The Airplane by aerospace industry writer Jay Spencer, former assistant curator of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and the Museum of Flight in Seattle , is the definitive history of how we invented and refined the amazing flying machines that enabled humankind to defy gravity. A fascinating true account certain to... more...

  • Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Seventh Editionby Michael Kroes; William Watkins; Frank Delp; Ronald Sterkenburg

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 90.00

    GET UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION TO PERFORM RETURN-TO-SERVICE AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE AND PASS YOUR FAA AIRCRAFT CERTIFICATION! Aircraft Maintenance & Repair , Seventh Edition, is a valuable resource for students of aviation technology that provides updated information needed to prepare for an FAA airframe technician certification ? and can be used... more...

  • The Nation's Hangarby F. Robert Van Der Linden; Dane Penland

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 29.95

    The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian offers a fascinating textual and visual history of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft. The Nation's Hangar charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. F. Robert Van Der Linden, a Smithsonian... more...