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

by Julie Hedgepeth Williams

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...


Dirigible Dreams: The Age of the Airship

by C. Michael Hiam

The rise and fall of the adventurous dirigible age


Dancing in the Sky: The Royal Flying Corps in Canada

by C.W. Hunt

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

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

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...


Reach for the Skies: Ballooning, Birdmen, and Blasting into Space

by Richard Branson

One of the world's most famous business leaders (and a well-known avian fanatic) explores the pioneers of flight.

Bestselling author and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has always been obsessed...


Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

by Federal Aviation Administration

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...


Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

by Lawrence Goldstone

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation.

 

The feud between...


War in Pacific Skies

by Charlie Cooper & Ann Cooper

Covers the most famous air engagements in WWII's Pacific Theater of Operation in an exquisite and beautiful fusion of art and history. Paintings of acclaimed aviation artist Jack Fellows are supplemented by...


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

by Jim Rearden & Richard Wien

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

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...


Flying Duchesses: A Pilot's Adventures with His Historic Plane

by Patricia Christine McCuaig

"Your Grace, will you please lift up the left wing," Capt. Ken McCuaig said to the Duchess of Westminster who was at the controls of her family's plane, a Grumman Goose. Ken was a Canadian who, during the winter...


Ryanair: How a Small Irish Airline Conquered Europe

by Siobhán Creaton

The trade paperback of Ryanair, published in June 2004, has already sold nearly 20,000 copies and is in its sixth printing - testament to the fascination this maverick company has for both the business community...


Air Canada: The History

by Peter Pigott

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...


Taking to the Skies: Daredevils, heroes and hijackings, great Australian flying stories

by Jim Eames

Great yarns of Australian aviation from a man who lives and breathes flying.


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

by Gerry Bruder

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.


A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane, 1875-1905

by Tom D. Crouch

The story of a handful of talented American engineers and adventurers who labored to conquer gravity in a flying machine. When Orville and Wilbur Wright soared over Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina's outer...


Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World

by Sam Howe Verhovek

The captivating story of the titans, engineers, and pilots who raced to design a safe and lucrative passenger jet.

In Jet Age, journalist Sam Howe Verhovek explores the advent of the first generation of jet...


The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright

by Tom D. Crouch

The reissue of this definitive biography heralds the one-hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight. Brilliant, self-trained engineers, the Wright brothers had a unique blend of native talent,...


A Flying Life: John Duigan and the first Australian aeroplane

by David Crotty

The flying career of John Robertson Duigan spanned just a decade from 1908 to 1918. 100 years ago he built and successfully flew the first aeroplane made in Australia using only photographs, journal articles...