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Dancing in the Sky: The Royal Flying Corps in Canada

by C.W. Hunt Dundurn (February 02, 2009)

Dancing in the Sky is the first complete telling of the First World War fighter pilot training initiative established by the British in response to losses occurring in European skies in 1916.


Mavericks of the Sky: The First Daring Pilots of the U.S. Air Mail

by Barry Rosenberg & Catherine Macaulay HarperCollins e-books (May 03, 2011)

It was the pilots of the U.S. Air Mail service who made it possible for flight to evolve from an impractical and deadly fad to today's worldwide network of airlines. Nicknamed "The Suicide Club," this small...


Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North

by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail Dundurn (September 10, 2014)

With historical research and rare interviews, explore the highs and lows of aviation north of the 60th parallel. This journey takes readers from hot air balloons above the Klondike gold fields, to international...


Airplane Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration & David Soucie Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel...


Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (May 06, 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...


Alaska's First Bush Pilots, 1923-30: And The Winter In Siberia For Eielson and Borland

by Jim Rearden & Richard Wien Alaska Northwest Books (January 14, 2014)

This book follows the careers of Alaska's pioneering pilots, who, with cranky open-cockpit biplanes, started the great change in Alaska's way of travel. Aviation first arrived at Fairbanks, the trade center...


Naked Airport

by Alastair Gordon Henry Holt and Co. (April 22, 2014)

The first full cultural history of the ultimate modern structure: the airport, revealed as never before ...

Since its origins in the muddy fields of flying machines, the airport has arguably become one of the...


Air Canada: The History

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (February 17, 2014)

Begun as a social experiment in 1937, Air Canada has evolved into one of the world's greatest airlines, an integral part of this country's social fabric. During the course of its 75-year history, the airline...


Seaplanes along the Inside Passage: The Highs and Lows of a Modern Bush Pilot

by Gerry Bruder Alaska Northwest Books (December 30, 2013)

This true life adventure provides readers with a fascinating firsthand account of the daily experiences of a young pilot becoming seasoned in the singular, often spectacular profession of bush flying.


Galloping on Wings with the P-51 Mustang: Diary of an Air Race Pilot

by Howie Keefe Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (April 01, 2007)

The famed P-51 Mustang, one of the most recognizable aircrafts of the World War II era, is at the heart of this enthralling memoir. After making extreme modifications to a surplus P-51 dubbed “Miss America”—installing...


Flying Canucks II: Pioneers of Canadian Aviation

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (May 01, 2002)

In his second book about Canadian aviation, Peter Pigott examines the lives of several of these innovators.


Fall of an Arrow

by Murray Peden Dundurn (April 01, 2003)

A detailed account of the CF-105 Arrow, the plane that was supposed to put Canada on the map as a leader in supersonic flight technology.


The Sky's the Limit: Canadian Women Bush Pilots

by Joyce Spring Natural Heritage (October 25, 2006)

These are the stories of early intrepid Canadian women bush pilots from the late 1940s onwards, who set new records of achievement in northern Canada.


On Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (March 01, 2005)

This comprehensive history showcases 50 aircraft designed, built, and/or flown by Canadians.


Atlantic Fever

by Joe Jackson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 08, 2012)

For five weeks—from April 14 to May 21, 1927—the world held its breath while fourteen aviators took to the air to capture the $25,000 prize that Raymond Orteig offered to the first man to cross the Atlantic...


The Air Show at Brescia, 1909

by Peter Demetz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 23, 2002)

An entrancing avant-garde adventure at the dawn of the modern age

In 1909, municipal authorities built an airfield in northern Italy and invited leading pilots to compete on it. The show attracted thousands of...


Government Birds: Air Transport and the State in Western Europe

by Martin Staniland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2003)

The first comparative study of the complicated history of relations between the state and the air transport industry in Europe, this book travels from the earliest scheduled flights down to the era of liberalization...


Project Apollo

by Norman Ferguson The History Press (May 01, 2019)

The Apollo missions to the Moon are some of the most successful and well-remembered manned spaceflights that NASA has ever accomplished, taking place in the heyday of space travel. Indeed, the programme was...


Bringing Columbia Home

by Jonathan H. Ward, Michael D. Leinbach, Robert Crippen & Eileen Collins Arcade (January 23, 2018)

Voted the Best Space Book of 2018 by the Space Hipsters

The dramatic inside story of the epic search and recovery operation after the Columbia space shuttle disaster.

On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated...


Spitfire Saga

by Angus Mansfield The History Press (January 01, 2019)

Rodney Scrase’s life in the RAF began in an old airship shed where he took the King’s shilling in May 1941. He learnt to fly at a BFTS in America and went on the fly Spitfires with Nos 72 and 1 Squadrons,...


Yesterday We Were In America

by Brendan Lynch The History Press (February 01, 2019)

Alcock and Brown’s first non-stop 1919 Atlantic flight was arguably the most significant aviation feat after the Wright Brothers’ 1904 flights. The first crossing of an ocean, the longest distance ever flown...


Circa 1903

by Larry E. Tise The University of North Carolina Press (March 22, 2019)

Standing along the coast of today's Outer Banks, it can be hard to envision the barrier island world at Kitty Hawk as it appeared to Wilbur and Orville Wright when they first arrived in 1900 to begin their famous...


Flying Boats

by Charles Woodley The History Press (August 01, 2018)

From the early 1930s until the end of that decade long-distance air travel was the preserve of the flying-boat, which transported well-heeled passengers in ocean-liner style and comfort across the oceans. By...


The Lost Pilots

by Corey Mead Flatiron Books (May 08, 2018)

Corey Mead's The Lost Pilots is the saga of two star crossed pilots who soar to the greatest heights of fame, tailspin into scandal and crime, and go the ultimate lengths for a chance at redemption...

During...


The Complete Dambusters

by Charles Foster The History Press (May 08, 2018)

On 16 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster aircraft from the RAF’s 617 Squadron set off to attack the great dams in the industrial heart of Germany. Flying at a height of 60ft, they dropped a series of bombs which...


50 Airliners that Changed Flying

by Matt Falcus The History Press (June 28, 2018)

The invention of the aeroplane was the dawn of a new way of travelling. Its potential was quickly realised, and aircraft were developed to carry first mail and then passengers, over distances that would have...


The Crowd Pleasers

by Peter Fusco Skyhorse (January 02, 2018)

An adventure-filled romp through one of aviation’s most notable, dangerous and entertaining pursuits: airshows! In the early days of aviation, all flights were airshows. Spectators gathered whenever a new...


Transforming the Skies

by Peter Reese The History Press (February 16, 2018)

Following the Armistice of 1918 the British Air Industry, including the newly founded RAF, held a low place in national priorities. The RAF was rapidly run down with the infant airlines being given the least...


Lettice Curtis

by Lettice Curtis Red Kite (June 03, 2013)

The name of Lettice Curtis is well known in the aviation world. Her career as an aviator is both remarkable and unique, yet until now it has never been put into print. Inspired by requests from many who have...


Two Up

by Ron Smith & Jim Smith U P Publications Ltd (September 26, 2017)

'Two Up' is a collection of aviation anecdotes and photographs covering five decades and going back to the brothers' early fascination with aircraft in the sixties. It includes a wealth of insider information...


To Conquer the Air

by James Tobin Free Press (June 12, 2012)

James Tobin, award-winning author of Ernie Pyle's War and The Man He Became, has penned the definitive account of the inspiring and impassioned race between the Wright brothers and their primary rival Samuel...


A Passion for Speed

by Paul Smiddy The History Press (September 01, 2017)

Mildred Bruce enjoyed a privileged upbringing that allowed her to search for thrills beyond the bounds of most female contemporaries. She ‘borrowed’ her brother’s motorbike at only 15; she raced at Brooklands...


The Airborne in World War II

by Michael E. Haskew St. Martin's Press (August 01, 2017)

D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge—the US Airborne divisions were integral at all these major points in World War II. But they also played a significant role in North Africa, where they first...


Beyond the Checklist

by Bonnie Blair O'toole, Suzanne Gordon, Patrick Mendenhall & Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger ILR Press

The U.S. healthcare system is now spending many millions of dollars to improve "patient safety" and "inter-professional practice." Nevertheless, an estimated 100,000 patients still succumb to preventable medical...


The Golden Years of Flying: As We Remember: Frontier Airlines 1946-1986

by Captain Tex Searle Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (December 01, 2007)

Recording the legacy of flying the DC-3 in the Rocky Mountains with Frontier Airlines, this historical narrative captures the stories of the pilots who flew from 1946 to 1986 and who had many record-breaking...


The C-5 Galaxy History

by Roger Launius & B.J. Dvorscak Turner (January 01, 2001)

The C-5 Galaxy is truly an effective military aircraft. It remains an essential, successful component of the U.S. military airlife capability. This book reveals the events that led to the C-5 requirement; and...


Take Off! How Aeroplanes Work for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Have you ever boarded a plane? It has the technology to take you up the sky but do you really understand how it works? Now is your chance to learn more about the workings of airplanes. This is a book that will...


Requiem for a Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow

by Palmiro Campagna Dundurn (June 15, 2003)

Campagna explores the history of the controversial company that produced the Avro Arrow.


Aviation Pioneers of Canada 7-Book Bundle: Brace for Impact / Air Canada / and 5 more

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (July 07, 2016)

From the Avro Arrow and the Silver Dart to the adventurers and visionaries who pushed Canadian airways to new heights, aviation expert Peter Pigott covers over a century of Canadian flight with his trademark...


Four Degrees Celsius: A Story of Arctic Peril

by Kerry Karram Natural Heritage (April 21, 2012)

This dramatic story of the rescue of eight men on a prospecting mission in the Arctic covers a period of four suspenseful months in the fall of 1929. A rescue team, headed by bush pilot Andy Cruikshank, at a...


Taming the Skies: A Celebration of Canadian Flight

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (July 01, 2003)

Flight remains one of humanitys most spectacular triumphs, and Canada especially has much to be proud of.


In the Shadow of Eagles: From Barnstormer to Alaska Bush Pilot, A Flyer's Story

by Jim Rearden & Rudy Billberg Alaska Northwest Books (January 14, 2014)

In the Shadow of Eagles is a uniquely American saga. Rudy Billberg's story takes readers through the great age of aviation, from his first airplane ride in Minnesota in 1927 to his bush flying career in Alaska...


Sam O. White, Alaskan: Tales of a Legendary Wildlife Agent and Bush Pilot

by Jim Rearden & Richard Wien Alaska Northwest Books (January 14, 2014)

Sam O. White was a tough, deep-voiced, six-foot-tall, two-hundred-pound former Maine lumberjack and guide. From 1922, for half a century he criss-crossed wild Alaska by foot, with packhorses, dog teams, canoe,...


Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight

by Elizabeth Gillan Muir Dundurn (November 14, 2015)

Canadian Women in the Skytraces a century of Canadian women's progress in aviation and space flight. From the first woman to climb on aboard a flying machine as a passenger to a female astronaut's second visit...


Canada's Fighting Pilots

by Edmund Cosgrove & Brick Billing Golden Dog Press (June 01, 2003)

Edmund Cosgrove tells of the exploits and adventures of Canadas outstanding pilots and aircrews in the First and Second World Wars.


Flying Canucks: Famous Canadian Aviators

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (July 25, 1996)

Flying Canucks tells the fascinating story of aviation in Canada through this collection of 37 biographies of important aviators in our nation's history.


Wager with the Wind

by James Greiner & James Arness St. Martin's Press (August 05, 2011)

Don Sheldon has been called 'Alaska's bush pilot among bush pilots', but he was also just one man in a fragile airplane who, in the end, was solely responsible for each mission he flew, be it a high-risk landing...


Colonel Cody and the Flying Cathedral

by Garry Jenkins Picador (March 10, 2015)

Colonel Cody and the Flying Cathedral is the fascinating and bizarre history of Samuel Franklin Cody, who in his early years worked the same cattle trails as Buffalo Bill and played the same Dodge City roulette...


Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910

by Julie Hedgepeth Williams NewSouth Books (April 01, 2010)

In 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright opened the first US civilian flight school in Montgomery, Alabama. The Wright Brothers hoped to find a climate warmer and more hospitable to flying than their company base...


The Flight

by Dan Hampton William Morrow (May 16, 2017)

"GRIPPING. ... AN HOUR-BY-HOUR ACCOUNT." — WALL STREET JOURNAL   • From one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history comes a masterful account of Lindbergh’s death-defying nonstop transatlantic...