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Aerobatics
Neil Williams
Publisher: Airlife Publishing.
Pages:266
Hardcover

A comprehensive look at the subject of aerobatics. The author, Neil Williams has been British Aerobatics Champion 12 times. The book takes the novice from the first tentative experiments, step by step, up to the level of knowledge needed for a pilot to reach World Championship standard.

 

Stick & Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying
Langewiesche
Publisher: Aviation Book Company
Hardcover

In print for more than 55 years, this classic book has been treasured by generations of pilots for its accurate, intelligent and useful analysis of the art of flying. Its main objective is to help the student become a good pilot quickly, and to help the instructor understand more thoroughly the fundamentals of this profession. Careful reading of the book is the equivalent of several hundred hours of flight practice.

This classic offers an analysis of the art of flying, along with explanations of what a pilot actually does.

Shuttleworth - The Aircraft Collection
Martin Bowman, John Dibbs (Photographer)
Publisher: Airlife
Pages: 127
Paperback

In 1932 Richard Shuttleworth made his first solo flight from Brooklands School of Flying in a DH60 Cirrus Moth G-EBWD, his first aeroplane, which he bought for 300. This work is a guide to the world's foremost vintage aircraft collection.

 

East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart
Susan Butler
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Pages: 489
Hardcover

The myths surrounding the life and legacy of Amelia Earhart run the gamut from the mundane to the ridiculous. Since her disappearance in 1937, people have questioned not only her actual death, but many aspects of her life, including the nature of the relationship with her husband, the flamboyant publishing magnate George Palmer Putnam, and even her very competency as a flier. Susan Butler offers an account of Earhart's extraordinary life.

Through research and interviews with many of the surviving people who knew Amelia, Susan Butler has recreated a portrait of this enigmatic figure in all her permutations: not just as a pilot, but also as an educator, a social worker, a lecturer, a businesswoman, and a tireless promoter of women's rights. Instead, Susan Butler offers a less romantic but ultimately tragic scenario: that the Electra's limited navigational equipment was unable to find Howland Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and a great flier died at sea.

 

Classic Airplanes:
Pioneering Aircraft & the Visionaries Who Built Them

Harold Rabinowitz
Publisher: Metro Books
Pages: 144
Hardcover

Humans have always yearned to fly, but only in the last century has it been possible to satisfy this desire. Ever since the Wright brothers successfully tested their flying machine on the sands of Kitty Hawk, designers, builders, and adventurers have been striving to take their machines farther, faster, higher.

Discover the stories behind twenty-two of the greatest airplanes ever built, from the Wright Flyer to the B-2 Stealth Bomber. Each chapter introduces the personalities and historical circumstances that led to the design and construction of extraordinary airplanes that raised the state of the art to new levels. Beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs, Classic Airplanes is sure to delight anyone with an interest in the history of aviation and the romance of flight.


RaceplaneTech 1: Griffon- Powered Mustangs
A. Kevin Grantham, Nicholas A. Veronico
Publisher: Specialty Press
Paperback

First of a series that takes a look at aircraft designed and modified to race under one of the world's most demanding formats, the Reno Air Races - truly rich man's toys. It looks at Griffon-powered Mustangs, with the evolution of various models, engine development, and unlimited racing results.

 

 


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