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  • 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...

  • Safer Skiesby David Soucie; Ozzie Cheek

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    The past and future of airline safety—a memoir of successes, crashes, and near misses—by a former FAA accident inspector. Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of perishing in a plane crash, it still doesn?t... more...

  • Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehiclesby Antonios Tsourdos; Brian White; Madhavan Shanmugavel

    Wiley 2010; US$ 140.00

    An invaluable addition to the literature on UAV guidance and cooperative control, Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is a dedicated, practical guide to computational path planning for UAVs. One of the key issues facing future development of UAVs is path planning: it is vital that swarm UAVs/ MAVs can cooperate together in a coordinated... more...

  • Skyfaringby Mark Vanhoenacker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.95

    A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys?and reawakens our capacity to be amazed.  The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight?a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity?to the realm of the mundane. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left... more...

  • My Father's Shadowby Sam Mahon

    Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 19.81

    An intimate portrait of Justice Peter Mahon, who headed the Erebus plane crash inquiry, written by his son. Described often as 'a man for all seasons', Justice Peter Mahon is perhaps best remembered for his role in the Erebus Inquiry: an inquiry into the worst air disaster in New Zealand's history. In My Father's Shadow , his eldest son, artist... 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...

  • Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Menby Peter Fitzsimons

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 19.65

    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...

  • Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Editionby Thomas Eismin

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 80.00

    Fundamentals of Electricity Applications of Ohm?s Law Aircraft Storage Batteries Electric Wire and Wiring Practices Alternating Current Electrical Control Devices Digital Electronics Electric Measuring Instruments Electric Motors Generators and Related Control Circuits Alternators, Inverters, and Related Controls Power Distribution Systems Design... more...

  • Automation Airmanship: Nine Principles for Operating Glass Cockpit Aircraftby Christopher Lutat; S. Ryan Swah

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 70.00

    Christopher J. Lutat, ATP [MD11, DA20] , has been an airline pilot for a large global airline for more than 17 years and was a search and rescue pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard for eight years. He is a founding owner of Convergent Performance, LLC and serves as President, Government and Aerospace. Captain Lutat is also a Check Airman and has been... more...

  • The Killing Zone, Second Editionby Paul Craig

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 30.00

    The Killing Zone Available Safety and Actual Safety The Dangers Continued VFR into IFR Conditions Maneuvering Flight Takeoff and Climb Approach and Landing Runway Incursion Mid-air collision Fuel Management Pilot Health, Alcohol and Drugs Night Flying Ice Effects of Advanced Flight Training Instrument Flight & CFIT Advanced Aircraft Accidents Pilot... more...