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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 Metropolitan Books (April 21, 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.


Widowmaker

by Tim Hillier-Graves Casemate (August 31, 2020)

“Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair...


The North American Mustang III

by Phil H. Listemann Philedition (January 04, 2020)

The North American Mustang is certainly one of the legendary fighters of the Second World War. The aircraft can be split into two ‘families’, the Allison-powered and Merlin-powered. The RAF Marks I and II...


Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

by Neil Page Casemate (August 31, 2020)

Around 500 Luftwaffe fighter pilots were awarded the Knight's Cross, accumulating huge numbers of missions flown. A similar number achieved more than 40 victories—more than the two leading USAF and RAF fighter...


Royal Flying Corps Kitbag

by Mark Hillier Frontline Books (March 30, 2020)

The Royal Flying Corps was formed by Royal Warrant on 13 April 1912, and came into being a month later when the Air Battalion was absorbed into the Military Wing of the new Corps in May. In the days following...


Kamikaze

by Adrian Stewart Pen and Sword Aviation (July 30, 2020)

In this fascinating book the author examines the Japanese concept of Kamikaze, the deliberate self-sacrifice of life in the cause of victory. This attitude, while incomprehensible to their American and European...


Atlantic Fever

by Joe Jackson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 07, 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 Crowd Pleasers

by Pete 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...


Famous First Flights

by Lowell Thomas, Richard Garriott & Owen Garriott Skyhorse (November 15, 2016)

Within this classic volume are the tales, tribulations, and ultimate triumphs behind some of the most spectacular and break-taking aerodynamic feats of early twentieth century aviation. Recounted firsthand from...


The Petlyakov Pe-2

by Peter C Smith Air World (March 30, 2020)

During the Second World War, the Soviet Union’s Petlyakov Pe-2 _Peshka_ dive-bomber was unique in that it was as fast as most fighter aircraft. This was in a period when it was considered by the RAF that it...


The Air Show at Brescia, 1909

by Peter Demetz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 22, 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...


Operation Vengeance

by Dan Hampton & John Pruden HarperAudio (August 11, 2020)

The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot delivers an electrifying narrative account of the top-secret U.S. mission to kill Isoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese commander who masterminded Pearl Harbor....


Falling Upwards

by Richard Holmes & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (October 29, 2013)

Falling Upwards tells the story of the enigmatic groupof men and women who first risked their lives to take to the air and sodiscovered a new dimension of human experience. Why they did it, what theircontemporaries...


The Aviators

by Winston Groom & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (November 05, 2013)

Gifted storyteller Winston Groom, the bestselling author of ForrestGump, has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes whodefined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh,...


TWA 800

by Jack Cashill & Richard Ferrone Blackstone Publishing (July 05, 2016)

What really happened to TWA 800? On the twentieth anniversary of the crash, author Jack Cashill reveals shocking new evidence.

TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport...


East to the Dawn

by Susan Butler & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

Amelia Earhart captured the hearts of the nation after becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1928--and her disappearance on an around-the-world flight in 1937 is an enduring mystery.

The...


West with the Night

by Beryl Markham & Julie Harris Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2013)

The dramatic true story of a remarkable woman growing up in Africa in the 1920s: the excitement of big game hunting and horse training, and the first solo flight across the Atlantic from east to west. It's named...


West with the Night

by Beryl Markham & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

This beautifully written autobiography brings us the remarkable life story of Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. Brought up on a farm in Kenya, Markham chose to...


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...


Operation Vengeance

by Dan Hampton William Morrow (August 11, 2020)

"Operation Vengeance is colorful, intimate, eye-popping history, delivered at a breakneck pace. I loved it." –Lynn Vincent

The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot delivers an electrifying narrative...


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...


Skytrain

by Philip Kaplan Skyhorse (July 31, 2018)

The legendary Douglas DC-3 airliner was a technological breakthrough that changed the course of both civilian and military aviation. In the 1930s, passenger air travel was expensive, uncomfortable, and frequently...


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 07, 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...


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 Thomas Dunne Books (July 31, 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...