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  • The Fearless Flier's Handbookby Debbie Seaman

    Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    As many as one in five people is afraid of flying. For some, the fear is so paralyzing that they have never boarded a plane. For others, flying is a necessary evil-they'll do it because they have to, but it's torture. They white-knuckle their way through the flights they have to take or avoid air travel and miss out on promotions, business opportunities,... more...

  • Spacecraft Operationsby Thomas Uhlig; Florian Sellmaier; Michael Schmidhuber

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The book describes the basic concepts of spaceflight operations, for both, human and unmanned missions. The basic subsystems of a space vehicle are explained in dedicated chapters, the relationship of spacecraft design and the very unique space environment are laid out. Flight dynamics are taught as well as ground segment requirements. Mission operations... more...

  • Instrument Flyingby David Hoy

    Crowood 2014; US$ 23.33

    This book is designed to supplement the instruction a student receives during his or her course. The Instrument Rating is a test of not only the student's ability to fly accurately on Instruments, the foundation, but also the ability to cope under a number of pressures. Instrument Flying is intended to help prepare the student to pass what is regarded... more...

  • American Airlines, US Airways and the Creation of the World's Largest Airlineby Ted Reed; Dan Reed

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The 2013 merger of American Airlines and US Airways marked a major step in the consolidation of the U.S. airline industry. A young management team that began plotting mergers a decade earlier designed a brilliant strategy to seize an industry prize. In doing so, it enlisted the help of unions who engineered one of the labor movement's biggest corporate... more...

  • Time and Navigationby Andrew K. Johnston; Roger D. Connor; Carlene E. Stephens; Paul E. Ceruzzi

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 29.95

    If you want to know where you are, you need a good clock. The surprising connection between time and place is explored in  Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There , the companion book to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition of the same name. Today we use smartphones and GPS, but navigating has not always been so... more...

  • Helicopter Pilot's Companionby Helen Krasner

    Crowood 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Helicopter Pilot's Companion is essential reading for those who are considering training to be a helicopter pilot, those currently undertaking training and those who have recently gained their Private Pilot's Licence for helicopters. Written in a clear, no-nonsense style, it covers a whole range of subjects concerning rotary aviation including... more...

  • Soaring Pilot's Manualby Ken Stewart

    Crowood 2014; US$ 23.33

    The Soaring Pilot's Manual advances the reader from elementary flying to confident soaring by clearly and precisely explaining the basic soaring mechanisms and techniques. Explanatory diagrams illustrate the text throughout, making a complicated subject simple to understand. Having covered the first steps, the book progresses to cross-country flying... more...

  • Helicopter Pilot's Manual Vol 1by Norman Bailey

    Crowood 2014; US$ 23.33

    This manual has been produced for students undertaking their basic helicopter training. It concentrates on explaining not only how and why the helicopter flies but also on the correct handling techniques needed to master the flying exercises required to obtain a helicopter pilot's licence. The simpliflied text together with an abundance of diagrams... more...

  • The Supermarine Spitfire F.21by Phil H. Listemann

    Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Spitfire F.21 was the last Spitfire variant to be introduced into service before the end of WW2. It belongs to what we usually call the third generation of Spitfires, and the F.21 was the first of it, preceding the F.22 and F.24. This is a study of 28 pages, with 29 photos and 4 colour profiles, and details its carreer during and after the war. more...

  • Reclaiming the Skyby Tom MURPHY

    AMACOM 2006; US$ 21.95

    In the pages of this book, you will meet some of the people whose hard work propels a critical social and economic force -- the aviation industry -- and who on the morning of September 11th, were suddenly thrust into front-line positions in the battle to put our nation back on its feet. For many of these men and women and their families, the pain and... more...