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  • Topgun Daysby Dave "Bio" Baranek

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The fascinating history of one man's rise from naval flight officer to Hollywood hero. Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial... more...

  • Flight Disciplineby Tony Kern

    McGraw-Hill Education 1998; US$ 33.00

    Flight Discipline is the complete tool kit for any aviator, whether military, commercial, or recreational, to develop the crack discipline needed to be a safe and effective aviator. Major Tony Kern analyses the causes of poor flight discipline, gives chilling case studies of the consequences, and lays out a plan for individual improvement. Key words... more...

  • Redefining Airmanshipby Tony Kern

    McGraw-Hill Education 1997; US$ 29.95

    Redefining Airmanship offers the first concrete model of the abstract ideal of "airmanship," and gives the reader step-by-step guidance for self-appraisal and improvement in the areas of flight proficiency, teamwork, and good judgment in crisis situations. The author, Major Tony Kern, draws on his extensive flight and crew-training experience in... more...

  • Deadly Turbulenceby Steve Pollock

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Jet airliner operations in the U.S. began in 1958, bringing, it was thought, a new era of fast, high, safe, smooth, sophisticated travel. But almost immediately, the new aircraft were involved in incidents and accidents that showed jets created new problems even as they solved old ones. This book discusses five disasters or near-disasters of the early... more...

  • Air Force Oneby Kenneth T. Walsh

    Hyperion 2003; US$ 27.24

    Now in paperback, this definitive history of Air Force One by the award-winning chief White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report is a "marvelous book brimming with unforgettable anecdotes" (David Brinkley). From FDR's prop-driven Pan Am to the glimmering blue-and-white jumbo 747 on which George W. Bush travels, the president's plane... more...

  • Air Force Oneby Kenneth T. Walsh

    Hyperion 2003; Not Available

    Now in paperback, this definitive history of Air Force One by the award-winning chief White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report is a "marvelous book brimming with unforgettable anecdotes" (David Brinkley). From FDR's prop-driven Pan Am to the glimmering blue-and-white jumbo 747 on which George W. Bush travels, the president's plane... more...

  • Aerobaticsby Neil Williams

    Crowood 2014;

    Acclaimed worldwide as the most detailed and knowledgeable text about Aerobatics, this book takes the pilot from the basic manoeuvres step by step through to the exacting standards required at World Championship level. Primarily for pilots, the book also makes light reading for enthusiasts and spectators. more...

  • Helicopter Instructor's Handbookby Federal Aviation Administration

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014;

    Compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration, this handbook is the ultimate technical manual for any flight instructor who must teach inexperienced students how to fly helicopters. Whether your course ends in students receiving private, commercial, or flight instruction pilot certificates, this book is more than just essential reading—it?s the... more...

  • Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledgeby Federal Aviation Administration

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014;

    Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge , created by the Federal Aviation Administration, is the official reference manual for pilots at all levels. An indispensable and invaluable encyclopedia, it deals with all aspects of aeronautical information. Each chapter focuses on a different area that pilots are tested on in flight school and must need... more...

  • From Lysander to Lightningby Glyn Davies

    The History Press 2014;

    The Lysander, Canberra, Lightning and Folland Gnat are massive names in the world of aviation, but not so their designer, 'Teddy' Petter. Only three aspects bound together these top-clas aircraft: they were each radical, all successful in Britain and overseas, and were all born of the genius of Teddy Petter. This book tells the story of Petter's life... more...