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  • Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilotsby Greg Whyte

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 45.00

    Acquire the Life-Saving Skills Needed to Eliminate or Reduce Most Helicopter Accidents A vital resource for pilots, helicopter enthusiasts, and aircraft maintenance technicians, Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots analyzes all aspects of helicopter accidents, including flight basics, engineering, meteorology, flight training, and human factors.... more...

  • The Air Show at Brescia, 1909by Peter Demetz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 8.99

    An entrancing avant-garde adventure at the dawn of the modern age In 1909, municipal authorities built an airfield in northern Italy and invited leading pilots to compete on it. The show attracted thousands of spectators--among them Giacomo Puccini and Gabriele d'Annunzio--and reporters, including, amazingly, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, and Luigi Barzini.... more...

  • Shock Wave-Boundary-Layer Interactionsby Holger Babinsky; John K. Harvey

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    The first book devoted solely to shock-wave boundary-layer interactions and all flow regimes where SBLIs occur. more...

  • Fly By Wireby William Langewiesche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 17.58

    On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, when a flock of Canada geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane's pilot Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger, managed to glide to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation, the... more...

  • The Colour Encyclopedia of Incredible Aeroplanesby Philip Jarrett; Eric "Winkle" Brown

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Hello chaps! You know, I've spent the best years of my life in dogfights flying some of the world's finest aeroplanes - now I find all my favourites are in this jolly old book. From my old chariot the Spitfire right through to the Aircanad BD-19 RGS, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know. Pick up technical bits and bobs from... more...

  • Instrument Flyingby Richard Taylor

    McGraw-Hill Education 1997; US$ 32.00

    The fourth edition of the perennial best-seller. Fully updated, with everything the private pilot needs to know about flying IFR, such as handling emergencies, filing flight plans, understanding IFR communications, navigating, and flying more efficiently. Polish and improve your instrument-flight skills with the proficiency exercises. Glossary of... more...

  • The Killing Zoneby Paul A. Craig

    McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 31.95

    This literal survival guide for new pilots identifies "the killing zone," the 40-250 flight hours during which unseasoned aviators are likely to commit lethal mistakes. Presents the statistics of how many pilots will die in the zone within a year; calls attention to the eight top pilot killers (such as "VFR into IFR," "Takeoff and Climb"); and maps... more...

  • North Star over My Shoulderby Bob Buck

    Simon & Schuster 2002; Not Available

    It is rare to find one person whose life embodies the history of an industry the way Bob Buck's life encompasses the history of commercial aviation in America. Buck first flew in the 1920s, inspired by the exploits of Charles Lindbergh. In 1930, at age sixteen, he flew solo from coast to coast, breaking the junior transcontinental speed record. In... more...

  • Soloby Clyde Edgerton

    Algonquin Books 2006; US$ 12.95

    When Clyde Edgerton was four years old, his mother took him to the local airport to see the planes. For Edgerton, it was love at first sight. Eighteen years later, she would take him to the same airport to catch a flight to Texas for Air Force pilot training. In Solo , Edgerton tells the story of his lifelong love affair with flying, from his childlike... more...

  • Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Menby Peter Fitzsimons

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 19.64

    Now in trade paperback, the must-read story of the boy from Brisbane who became a wartime hero and aviation trailblazer the No 1 bestselling author of Kokoda, tobruk and Nancy Wake 'Undoubtedly the best aviation book I have ever read.' DICK SMItH SIR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMItH IS ONE OF AUStRALIA'S MOSt LOVED HEROES In an action-packed life, the indomitable... more...