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Shooting Stars: Lockheed’s Legendary T-bird
The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is an American jet trainer aircraft. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948 piloted by Tony LeVier. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. It was used by the U. S. Navy initially as TO-2 then TV-2, and after 1962, T-33B. Despite its vintage the T-33 remains in service worldwide.
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Shutting Down the National Dream: A. V. Roe and the Tragedy of the Avro Arrow
An account 'of the rise and fall of a Avro Canada, an aircraft manufacture that over its lifespan came close to some aviation firsts, but through bad timing, government indifference, political hostility (or American pressure?) and management decisions, it failed to achieve what it might have. The end comes in the mid-1950s with the Arrow, a jet fighter that some believe was not equaled anywhere until the mid-1970s.
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Signed with Their Honor: Air Chivalry During the Two World Wars
This is the story of chivalry that occurred during aerial combat between 1914 and 1945.
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Sixty Years: The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984
This book is a comprehensive history of Canadian military aviation during this period. It is a large format book, and is almost 500 pages long. Many of the profiles are of rare Canadian aircraft, not just the usual Spitfires and Sabres. Naval aviation is not covered. 60 Years is extremely well-illustrated, including a thirty-page section of colour profiles and there are hundreds of black-and-white photos.
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Sky High: Heroic Pilots of the Second World War
Who were the heroes, the men who topped the league of pilots in WWII, whose appetite for combat flying was compulsive? Bomber crews endured long hours of discomfort and danger, Fighter pilots flew in spasms, but they all had one thing in common - they loved flying! This is the story of some of these men and a tribute to them all. Amongst the men featured are Guy Gibson, 'Sailor' Malan, Adolf Galland, Douglas Bader and Pierre Clostermann. This book gives a vivid and understandable account of these men who braved the perils of the war-haunted skies and did it consistently. Sky High is a tribute to a generation of aviators. Those featured in this book should be regarded as representing all the others.
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Sky Warriors: Aviation in the California Army and Air National Guards
This is a photographic history of American aircraft of the California Army and Air National Guard. Contents cover: Phabulous Tooms (Phantoms) Gunfighters & Photo Eights Bombing & Tanking Stoofs (Grumman S-2 Tracker), Willy Fudds (Grumman E-1 Tracer) & Hummers (Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye) Trainers, Tests, & Targets CODs & Helos and what goes on, on-deck and below-deck
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Snakes in the Cockpit: Images of Military Aviation Disasters
Formerly classified, restricted, and never-before published photographs combine to deliver this exciting assortment of incredible military flight mishaps. You've seen his extraordinary photos before in his best-selling book Gun Camera World War II (0-7603-1013-0). Now, after five years of intensive research, L. Douglas Keeney releases his latest treasury of photographs that serve as a window into the unfortunate circumstances military pilots occasionally encounter.
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So, You Want to Be a Pilot, Eh? A Guidebook for Canadian Pilot Training
Ever thought of flying? Or, already doing your flight training and wondering how to get your first job? Join James Ball, licensed commercial pilot as he outlines essential information that you need to know to become a pilot in Canada. Featuring: * A thorough exploration into what pilots do * An examination of the different routes to obtain your pilot licence * Suggestions from numerous pilots to ensure success in your training * An outline of the pros and cons of the most common first flying jobs for Canadian pilots * Vital tips direct from Chief Pilots to help you obtain your first job as a pilot in Canada including essential job hunting, résumé and interview advice * Strategies to help you excel at your first job * Detailed hiring information on the various Canadian airlines * An in-depth look at the different career options for Canadian pilots * Important thoughts to consider when deciding if a career as a pilot is right for you If you have always wondered what is involved in becoming a pilot or if you have already embarked on your flight training and are looking to advance your career, this book is for you. Part of the Writing on Stone Press Canadian Career Series. "If there ever was a time to become a pilot, the time is now. James Ball's book is a must read for those pining for the skies. So, You Want to be a Pilot, Eh? is a well researched, factual and easy to read book that will steer any aspiring pilot in the right direction." --Doug Morris - Air Canada pilot, Author: From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science
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The Spitfire was the warbird on which the British pinned their airborne hopes during World War II. Covers the Spitfire's design and development, describes the variations built of the plane, and includes more than 100 historic photographs and first-hand accounts from Spitfire combat pilots.
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Spitfire at War
The Spitfire was the most famous aircraft ever to serve in the Royal Air Force. It remained in production for twelve years which bracketted the hardest-fought and technically most innovatory war in history. When the last one rolled off the production line more than twenty-two thousand had been built. Never before, and rarely since, has an airframe design been so successfully, continuously, aggressively and thoroughly developed. At the end of its development life the Spitfire carried an engine giving more than twice the power and weighing about three-quarters more than the original, had its maximum speed increased by a quarter, its rate of climb almost doubled, its maximum take-off weight more than doubled and its fire-power increased by a factor of five. The Spitfire was unsurpassed as an air-superiority fighter for most of the nine years following its first flight and remained in front-line service in the Royal Air Force for a further nine years after that. In this book, the author has made an objective analysis of the Spitfire legend.The result is a unique account which casts new light not only on the Spitfire, but also on the nature of air combat during the Second World War. If you flew Spitfires or serviced them or even fought against them, or if you wish to learn what it was like to have done these things, then this is the book for you.
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Spitfire: The Legend Lives On
This commemoration of the Spitfire aircraft illustrates the surviving airworthy examples of the Spitfire which have been restored, repainted in different squadron markings and camouflage colours, and continue to entertain thousands of spectators at airshows across Britain. This book is a follow-on from Spitfire: A Living Legend, and includes all the new aircraft that have subsequently been restored.
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Stealth Fighter Pilot
A penetrating profile of the most elite pilots in the US Air Force - the men who fly the new generation fighter-bombers - the F-117A Stealth Fighters. Based on interviews with actual F-117 pilots, this book tells you what its like to fly and fight in the invisible black jet. Get all the details of the bases, the planes, and the day-to-day activities of these elite pilots.
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Stealth: Deception, Evasion, and Concealment in the Air
Aircraft that no radar can find, that no missile can strike - it sounds life science fiction, but it is fast becoming a reality. Stealth, the most complete book yet produced on today's hottest aviation and military topic, describes the aircraft and the technology behind the most significant developments inaerial warfare since the jet engine and atomic weapons. It penetrates the cloud of secrecy, disinformation, and speculation to provide a detailed survey of the ingredients of this top-secret technology, its current uses, and its influence on the tactics of the 21st century.
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Storms of Controversy: Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed
The development of the Avro Arrow was a remarkable Canadian achievement. Its mysterious cancellation in February 1959 prompted questions that have long gone unanswered. - What role did the Central Intelligence Agency play in the scrapping of the project? - Who in Canada’s government was involved in that decision? - What, if anything, did Canada get in return? - Who ordered the blowtorching of all the prototypes? - And, did Arrow technology find its way into the American Stealth fighter/bomber program? Storms of Controversy answers these questions. Using never-before-released documents, the book exploded the myth that design flaws, cost overruns, or obsolescence had triggered the demise of the Arrow.
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Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed (3rd Edition)
New documents clarify the American government's role in the scandalous decision to scrap the Avro Arrow. Not since the Spitfire of World War II has an aircraft single-handedly captured a nation's imagination, and no one has uncovered more new insights into this legendary aircraft than Palmiro Campagna. For this edition, Campagna has done just that, turning up new documents that further clarify John Diefenbaker's role in the Arrow cover-up, addressing Cabinet Minister Pierre Sevigny's mysterious claims in February 1998 about the destruction of the Arrow, and asking why, when the names of so many government officials appeared on the orders to kill the Arrow, Diefenbaker alone shouldered the blame.