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Aviation

  • Operation Thunderclap and the Black Marchby Richard Allison

    Casemate 2014; US$ 20.99

    In February 1945, the Allies launched Operation Thunderclap, a series of maximum efforts against cities in eastern Germany, partly to pave the way for the Red Army that would soon be overrunning that territory. These deep-penetration raids would tax the bomber crews immensely, as well as bring new devastation to cities yet untouched by U.S. airpower.Two... more...

  • Captured Eagles: Secrets of the Luftwaffeby Frederick A. Johnsen

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    In Captured Eagles , Frederick A. Johnsen lays bare the once secret history of the American effort to understand and counter the Luftwaffe before and during World War II, and afterward to seize and exploit German technological advances in everything from jet fighters and bombers to ballistic missiles. Even before World War II, U.S. Army Air Force... more...

  • American Airman in the Belgian Resistanceby Jerome W. Sheridan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    In May of 1944, American airman Gerald E. Sorensen was shot down over Nazi occupied Belgium. The Belgian Resistance recovered Sorensen and sheltered him in the home of the Abeels family. Friendship between Sorensen and the Abeels blossomed and they came to consider each other as family. The Abeels were active in the Resistance and Sorensen ultimately... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Missesby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    An incredible 30,000 flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Missesby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 11.35

    An incredible 30,000 flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters... more...

  • Gatwick Airportby Charles Woodley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    This book covers the development of Gatwick from its beginnings in the 1930s, through its wartime service, its closure for redevelopment and re-opening in 1958 as London's second airport. It chronicles the struggle to attract airlines and services to the airport in the late 1950s, and the impetus provided by the adoption of Gatwick as their base by... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...