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  • Failure Is Not an Optionby Gene Kranz

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 18.00

    This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America?s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director... more...

  • Conquering the Skyby Larry E. Tise

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 11.99

    The nail-biting account of the Wright brothers' secret flights at Kitty Hawk and their unexpected rise to fame. more...

  • Harrierby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    A new and boldly original history of the iconic aircraft The British designed and built the Harrier , the most successful vertical take-off-and-landing aircraft ever made. Combining state-of-the-art fighter plane technology with a helicopter's ability to land vertically the Harrier has played an indispensable role for the RAF and Royal Navy... more...

  • United States Army Aviators' Equipment, 1917-1945by C. G. Sweeting

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Six decades after World War II, we now know that the margin between Allied victory and defeat was often narrower than many realized. The decisive actions of leaders, generals and war heroes have been well documented, but less well known are the technological developments that made victory possible and laid the groundwork for postwar progress. Based... 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... 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...