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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...


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 pilottraining initiative established by the British in response to losses occurring in European skies in 1916.


The Rocket Man: And Other Extraordinary Characters in the History of Flight

by David Darling

The wonder of flight has long captured the human imagination. In this beguiling history — ranging from the first aircraft to astronauts and beyond — David Darling tells the stories of the colorful adventurers...


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...


Airplane Flying Handbook: FAA-H-8083-3A

by Federal Aviation Administration & David Soucie

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel...


Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America's First Naval Ace

by David S. Ingalls, Geoffrey L. Rossano & William F. Trimble

Draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy's only flying "ace" of World War I to tell his unique story.


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...


US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II

by Barrett Tillman

The classic 1951 movie Flying Leathernecks starring John Wayne immortalized the USMC pilots who had fought in the skies over Guadalcanal and the Solomons.

The US Marine Corps has a long and proud heritage of...


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...


TSR2: Britain's Lost Bomber

by Damien Burke

More than forty years after its cancellation, the BAC TSR2 is still a controversial aircraft. Years ahead of its time, it was abruptly cancelled by a new government when flight testing had ony just begun. Built...


In the Shadow of Eagles: From Barnstormer to Alaska Bush Pilot, a Flyer's Story

by Jim Rearden & Rudy Billberg

In the Shadow of Eagles is a uniquely American saga. Rudy Billberg's story takes readers through the great age of aviation, from his first airplane ride in Minnesota in 1927 to his bush flying career in Alaska...


Sam O. White, Alaskan: Tales of a Legendary Wildlife Agent and Bush Pilot

by Jim Rearden & Richard Wien

Sam O. White was a tough, deep-voiced, six-foot-tall, two-hundred-pound former Maine lumberjack and guide. From 1922, for half a century he criss-crossed wild Alaska by foot, with packhorses, dog teams, canoe,...


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...


Aviation in Australia

by Jill Blee

In 1770, Captain James Cook sailed up the east coast of Australia in his ship, the HM Bark Endeavour. Setting out from England in 1768, he was given two instructions: to observe the transit of Venus and to find...


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...


Comm Check...: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia

by Michael Cabbage & William Harwood

On February 1, 2003, the unthinkable happened. The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated 37 miles above Texas, seven brave astronauts were killed and America's space program, always an eyeblink from disaster,...


The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

by Winston Groom

Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump), The Aviators tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators--Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle--and how they...


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...