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U.S. Civil Aircraft Series
U.S. Civil Aircraft Series
Hardcover      ISBN: 0830643680
This is the definitive history of U.S. civil air-craft, a classification in 1927 and continued through 1948, when the certification system was changed. An invaluable resource, this series is a tribute to the more than 800 aircrafts it describes and illustrates, as well as to the people who made them famous. Nineteen years of intensive research is represented in the series--every aircraft is explored down to the last river. Juptner provides specifications, performance figures, production information, and prices in meticulous detail. Outstanding photography, aircraft and company histories, and the names of designers round out the books in this one-of-a-kind collector's series.
On Great White Wings: The Wright Brothers and the Race for Flight
On Great White Wings
The Wright Brothers and the Race for Flight
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0786866861
Released on the eve of the hundredth anniversary of Kitty Hawk, this lively account of the historic Wright Brothers flight chronicles the race to the first to achieve powered flight. 75,000 first printing.
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810905523
A seventy-fifth anniversary tribute to Charles Lindbergh's historic flight across the Atlantic considers his sophisticated grasp of aviation technology and considerable skills as a pilot, in a volume complemented by archival photography and new pictures of the airplane.
Confederate Air Force
Confederate Air Force
Paperback      ISBN: 1855327724
North American F-86F Sabre: The Birth of a Modern Air Force
North American F-86F Sabre
The Birth of a Modern Air Force
Paperback      ISBN: 0764347586
The XP-86F took to the skies for the first time in October 1947. Essentially, it was the result of incorporating swept wings into North American Aviation's design for the NA-140. This is a detailed look at the Sabre and its use by the Spanish Air Force over its lifetime.
America from the Air: A Guide to the Landscape Along Your Route
America from the Air
A Guide to the Landscape Along Your Route
Paperback      ISBN: 0618706038
Bringing together elements of geology, natural history, geography, and human history, a collection of captioned aerial photographs tour the United States, identifying the features that airline passengers will see from the air, with essays interpreting these visible features along a flight corridor with photographs sequenced to follow a trip from takeoff to landing. Original.
Straight on Till Morning: The Biography of Beryl Markham
Straight on Till Morning
The Biography of Beryl Markham
Paperback      ISBN: 0312018959
Profiles a remarkable twentieth-century woman who became Africa's first female thoroughbred trainer and its first female bush pilot, her turbulent private life, and her flight--the first of its kind--from England to North America
Your Pilot's License
Your Pilot's License
Paperback      ISBN: 0071402853
* A "must" guide containing comprehensive and straight-to-the-point advice on current issues concerning a pilot's license--from how much it costs to regulations and requirements * Fully updated, this classic bestseller provides the all-you-need to know considerations of flight training and earning a license * Chapters cover instructor and flight schools, communications, FAQs, control techniques, international perspective, and more
100 Historic Ships in Full Color
100 Historic Ships in Full Color
Paperback      ISBN: 0486420671
This collection of magnificent original full-color paintings accurately depicts 100 amazing ships — from the royal barge of the Egyptian pharaoh Cheops (2657 B.C.) and the Viking ships that visited North America around A.D. 1001 to Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria (1492), and the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Seawolf. 100 illustrations in full color.
Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
Birdmen
The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
Paperback      ISBN: 0345538056
The award-winning author of Lefty explores the life-risking rivalry between the Wright Brothers and machinist Glenn Hammond Curtiss, assessing how their patent war shaped early aviation and ultimately cost one of the men his life. 15,000 first printing.