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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...


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...


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.


Once to Every Pilot

by Captain Frank Hawks

Once to Every Pilot tells the story of the first American aviators from the Golden Age of Flight. Captain Frank Hawks interviews famous flyers Wiley Post, Eddie Allen, Frank Hawks, Casey Jones, Al Williams,...


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...


Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

by Phil Haun

Following the cataclysmic losses suffered in World War I, air power theorists in Europe advocated for long-range bombers to overfly the trenches and strike deep into the enemy's heartland. The bombing of cities...


Project Apollo

by Norman Ferguson

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...


Biplanes at War

by Wray R. Johnson & George Stoll

Unlike the relative uniformity of conventional warfare, the peculiarities of small wars prevent a clear definition of rules and roles for military forces to follow. During the small wars era, aviation was still...


Spitfire Saga

by Angus Mansfield

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

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...


Airplane Stories and Histories

by Norman Currey

Airplane Stories and Histories chronicles two hundred years of aviation

highlights including the exploits of pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the

Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post, Amelia Earheart,...