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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

by Mark Vanhoenacker

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys—and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. 

The twenty-first century...


What the RAF Airman Took to War

by Bill Howard

Between July and October 1940, in what became known as the Battle of Britain, a nation held its breath while the pilots of the Royal Air Force battled Hitler's Luftwaffe in the skies above England. Many lost...


Resilience: Stories of Courage and Survival in Aviation Disasters

by Ken Jenkins

Although flying is one of the safest modes of transportation, accidents do happen, and when they do, the aftermath is devastating. With today's 24- hour media access, we are bombarded by images of twisted metal,...


Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There

by Andrew K. Johnston, Roger D. Connor & Carlene E. Stephens

If you want to know where you are, you need a good clock. The surprising connection between time and place is explored in Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, the companion...


Spitfire

by Tony Holmes

The Spitfire is an icon of World War II. It was a beautiful and effective fighter plane that became the darling of the British public, defending the skies during the Battle of Britain in deadly, swirling dogfights...


Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why It Disappeared¿and Why It's Only a Matter of Time Before This Happens Again

by David Soucie

On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 loaded 239 people on board and took off for what should have been a six-hour flight. It never made it—and it’s still missing. It’s been a year since Malaysia...


Someone Is Hiding Something: What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

by Richard Belzer, George Noory & David Wayne

A year after the disappearance and commencement of the international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, no sign of the plane has been found—no debris, no bodies, no sign of the much-talked-about black...


High G Flight: Physiological Effects and Countermeasures

by David G. Newman

This book provides a unique, authoritative and detailed examination of the physiological and clinical consequences of human exposure to high G forces. Pilots of military fast jets, civilian aerobatic pilots...


Flight Lessons 1: Basic Flight: How Eddie Learned the Meaning of it All

by James A Albright, Chris Manno & Chris Parker

Flight Lessons is a collection of hundreds of professional pilot procedures and techniques. Volume One, Basic Flight, includes the first 30 such lessons as they were learned by Eddie, the author's alter ego,...


Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator

by Doris L. Rich

Here is the brief but intense life of Bessie Coleman, America's first African American woman aviator. Born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, she became known as “Queen Bess,” a barnstormer and flying-circus performer...


Bird Strike: The Crash of the Boston Electra

by Michael N. Kalafatas

An intriguing and thoughtful investigation of New England’s first major air disaster, caused by a massive bird strike, a half-century ago


Trials and Errors

by Mike Brooke

Following his success as a Cold War Canberra pilot, Mike Brooke was dispatched to become a flying instructor at the Central Flying School in the 1970s. Following this interesting career spell, he moved on to...


Together We Fly: Voices from the DC-3 (Kindle)

by Julie Boatman Filucci & Jack J. Pelton

This is the story of an aircraft like none other—a true legend, the icon of an industry and one of the most recognized aircraft in history. Today, over 75 years after her first flight, the DC-3 graces the skies...


Practical Guide to the Private Pilot Checkride (eBook - epub)

by Gregg Brightwell

This is the eBook (epub) edition of this title.

Earning a flight instructor certificate (CFI) from the FAA is challenging and requires an immense amount of training and preparation and this book clarifies, in...


Practical Aviation Law (eBook - epub)

by J. Scott Hamilton

This is the eBook (epub) edition of this title.

An invaluable guide to aviation law for managers, pilots, mechanics, aircraft owners, air traffic controllers, air safety investigators, or others involved in aviation...


Human Factors Models for Aviation Accident Analysis and Prevention

by Thomas G.C. Griffin, Mark S. Young & Neville A. Stanton

Aviation is a complex system, and the investigation and modelling of aviation accident causation can suffer from being artificially manipulated into non-complex models and methods. This book addresses this issue...


FAR/AIM 2015: Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual

by Federal Aviation Administration

If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today’s environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system....


Foundations of Aviation Law

by Michael W. Pearson & Daniel S. Riley

Foundations of Aviation Law is an easy-reading general primer into the often complex world of aviation law, written for aviation students as well as legal professionals who are looking for broad-based, introductory...


The Dragon in the Cockpit: How Western Aviation Concepts Conflict with Chinese Value Systems

by Hung-Sying Jing & Allen Batteau

The Dragon in the Cockpit enhances the mutual understanding between Western aviation human-factors practitioners and the Chinese aviation community by describing some of the fundamental Chinese cultural characteristics...


Notes on the Tailwheel Checkout and an Introduction to Ski Flying (ePub ed.)

by Burke Mees

This is the eBook (ePub) edition of this title.

In the northern latitudes, many pilots fly a tailwheel in the summer and then put the same airplane on skis in the winter… an initial tailwheel checkout is often...