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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...


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...


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...


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.


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

by Howie Keefe

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

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


Fall of an Arrow

by Murray Peden

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

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

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


Atlantic Fever

by Joe Jackson

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

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

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...


Laika's Window

by Kurt Caswell

Laika began her life as a stray dog on the streets of Moscow and died in 1957 aboard the Soviet satellite Sputnik II. Initially the USSR reported that Laika, the first animal to orbit the earth, had survived...


Always Another Dawn (Annotated)

by Clay Blair & Albert Scott Crossfield

Always Another Dawn: The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot is the story of NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) and Albert Scott Crossfield's work in the post-war years and beyond pioneering the use...


Flying Boats

by Charles Woodley

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...


To Caress the Air

by C. David Gierke & Richard Thompson

To Caress the Air continues to track the progress of Augustus Herring as he prepares to fly his revolutionary powered aeroplane. Gus, still optimistic after a series of nagging technical setbacks, believes that...


Millardair and Me

by Dennis J Chadala

 

This unique aviation story starts many years ago, at a time when the author's aspirations to be a pilot consumed his earliest memories. A young man drawn in by the allure and magnetism of aviation with a dream...