Bombing Iron: Airworthy Bombers of WW2 and Korea
This is a photographic history of American bomber aircraft of World War II and Korea. Contents cover: Medium cool Bomber moderne Heavyweight champions Psuedo-bombers Avengers Skyraiders
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Brace for Impact: Air Crashes and Aviation Safety
Why do planes disappear or fall out of the sky? Brace for Impact traces the evolution of accident investigation and explains why flying is the safest form of travel. The history of air accidents is a harrowing one. Yet today flying is the safest mode of transportation, thanks in no small part to the work of crash detectives. Whenever a plane falls from the sky, the investigators pick through the wreckage for the clues they need to decipher what happened to that flight. Before the invention of the ‘black box’ and the evolution of forensic accident investigation, the causes often remained a mystery. Since the Wright brothers first took flight, aircraft design, pilot training, aircraft maintenance, and air traffic control have all evolved to current standards of safety. Because of lessons learned from tragedies such as what befell the Comets in the 1950s, the Douglas DC-10s in the 1970s, and ill-fated Air India, TWA, and Swissair flights, flight safety continues to improve. In many ways, the history of aviation is the history of air crash investigation.
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Breezes Against My Brow
Discover the joy of flying from a guy who does it for love, not money. While you may find technical manuals on flying, stories of epic flights, books celebrating airline pilots, military and bush pilots, you may not find another book like this one. Both down-to-earth and in-the-sky, Bernie Runstedler Jr. flies his own single-engine airplane on weekends. Breezes Against My Brow offers a whole new look at aviation. It is an exhilarating assortment of anecdotes and adventures from the author`s own experiences, sharing his troubles and triumphs.
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British Military Helicopters

John Everett-Heath (ISBN 10 – 0853688052) Hardcover 240 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Broken Wing
A plane crash in the remote bush leads to a rescue by native Indians. What follows is the compelling and sensitive story of a white man's unusual exposure to the Indian culture and his conversion to an activist determined to improve the social malaise imposed upon the native Indians by the white man.
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Bush Pilot’s Mayday: Bush Pilot’s Journal Book One
Bush Pilot’s Mayday is true life adventure based on logbook entries and recollections of the author’s fellow pilots and companions. Ken Forscutt flew a Cessna floatplane for 17 years into various places in Northwestern Canada, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. His aircraft was equipped with a minimum of radio gear and all navigation was done the “old way” - with maps and a simple compass.Here, Forscutt relates the many adventures and misadventures that befell him as a private pilot. After learning to fly in Manitoba, Ken made numerous trips to remote northern Manitoba lakes for hunting and ice fishing expeditions. In one hair raising adventure, Ken finds himself clinging to a pontoon and locked out of the plane’s cabin as it propels itself across a lake and up into the air. In another, he mistakes the sound of a seat belt banging against the outside of the plane, for a missing strut and causes himself unnecessary grief in landing the plane. Ken often flew parties and individuals to remote fishing lakes in Alberta where fish and adventures abound. He flew in the Northwest Territories where he had several close calls - while landed on an ice field en route to Tuktoyaktuk, Ken is forced to make an impromptu take off when the plane and its occupants are chased by an angry Polar Bear sow and cub. He mistakenly flies into restricted air space when he runs into the Mid Canada Early Warning System. This is a well written book that will appeal to aviators, armchair pilots and anyone who like a good story told well.
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Bush Planes and Bush Pilots
In February 1932 legendary bush pilot Wilfrid May used his Bellanca Pacemaker to hunt down the notorious killer Albert Johnson, the "Mad Trapper of Rat River." Russ Baker used his Junkers W34 to pluck 24 men from a Yukon mountainside after three bombers crashed in apalling weather in 1942. Jack Hunter tracked rumrunners off the New Brunswick coast in his Fairchild. Bush Planes and Bush Pilots is the story of sixteen extraordinary aircraft found in the collections of Canada's aviation museums. It is a celebration of some of the greatest moments in Canadian history, when daring young pilots defied incredible odds to open up some of the nation's remotest regions to the outside world. Author Dan McCaffery highlights a diverse spectrum of planes from the pioneer era to the modern day; each plane is profiled individually, accompanied by historical and contemporary visuals and colour artwork. Bush Planes and Bush Pilots is an attractive book that will appeal to all who are interested in aviation history and the story of Canada's development as a nation.
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By Day and by Night: The Bomber War in Europe 1939-45
A lavishly illustrated, large format book covering Some 40 major Bombing Raids of WWII. Included are the raids on Battle of Britain airfields, the London Blitz, Coventry, Berlin, The Dams, Peenemunde, Regensburg, Schweinfurt, Ploesti, Berlin, Hamburg and the attacks on the Tirpitz.
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Camera Above the Clouds (Volume 1): The Aviation Photographs of Charles E. Brown
This all-colour collection of photographs contains such aviation bench-marks as the test-flights of the Avro Lancaster, the test of Britain's first jet fighter - the English Electric Lightning, and shots of the world's only jet-powered flying-boat, The Saunders Roe SR.A1.
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Canada in Space (Hardcover)
Canada in Space provides a glimpse into Canada's manned space program, profiling the astronauts such as Marc Garneau, Bjarni Tryggvason, Ken Money, Bob Thisk, Steve MacLean and Roberta Bondar, and describing their training as well as Canadian space technology, including the Canadarm.
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Canada in Space (Softcover)
Canada in Space provides a glimpse into Canada's manned space program, profiling the astronauts such as Marc Garneau, Bjarni Tryggvason, Ken Money, Bob Thisk, Steve MacLean and Roberta Bondar, and describing their training as well as Canadian space technology, including the Canadarm.
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Canada’s Air Force: At War and Peace: Volume 2
No-one interested in the history of Canadian military aviation will want to miss this 3-volume series from Larry Milberry! Volume 2 completes 1939-45. Ch.1 & 2 cover night fighters, intruders & medium bombers. Much on Canadians on Defiants, Beaufighters & Mosquitos, the former a period of frustration, the latter of success. Many personal stories end happily, but sad times also fill the pages. Ch.3 deals with Bomber Command, beginning with Canadians on RAF squadrons, then moves to the first RCAF squadrons on Hampdens & Wellingtons. With some 70,000 words, Ch.3 says much of the bombing campaign. If CAFWP has a brutal chapter, this is it -- some 10,000 young Canadians die on bombers. Chief data sources are the official 6 Group records + diaries, logs & albums of the men who were there. Ch.4 studies Coastal Command on Beaufighters, Liberators, Sunderlands, etc. 60,000 words of new coverage and photos. While RCAF at War revealed new material on the Hornell VC, more is added here. Special coverage of 422 & 423 Sqns (Sunderlands) is not to be missed, nor are the excerpts from combat reports. Air transport is the theme of Ch.5, with more of Norseman, Dakota, Fortress, etc.
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Canada’s Air Force: At War and Peace: Volume 3
No-one interested in the history of Canadian military aviation will want to miss this 3-volume series from Larry Milberry! The first title dedicated solely to the postwar RCAF and the largest of all general RCAF histories. Beginning with the post-1945 slowdown, you'll read how Canada disposed of 1000s of surplus aircraft, whether burned, buried, or sold to get-rich-quick entrepreneurs. Next? The panicky built-up to Korea and the Cold War. Here are all the details about Vampires, Mustangs, Sabres & CF-100s; North Stars & C-119s; Lancasters, Neptunes & Argus; Harvards & T-33s. One chapter deals with R&D projects, whether Arctic navigation, flight test, or weapons; one about the CF-105 will be an eye-opener for those taken in by the Arrow myth makers. Vol.3 has hundreds of fresh colour photos from the 1950s-60s. Dozens of reminiscences enliven this era. Vol.3 takes you beyond unification to the 1970s.
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Canada’s Fighting Pilots
First published in the 1960s and long out of print, Edmund Cosgrove recounts the lives of Canada’s outstanding pilots and their exploits in the two world wars. From the brilliant individualists who flew in the First World War to the tough and dedicated bomber crews of the Second, this is the story of Canadian airmen and their remarkable contribution to the war effort. An essential book for any aviation and history enthusiast, the superbly readable original text that made this book a classic in its day is now supplemented with new and unpublished photos. Gathered together here are the stories of some of Canada’s most celebrated pilots; William "Billy" Bishop, whose daring, solo dawn raid on a German airfield won him the Victoria Cross; William Barker, who fought single-handedly an entire squadron of enemy aircraft; George "Buzz" Beurling, the ace of Malta who achieved a remarkable score of victories fighting from an island under siege; and Andrew Mynarski, whose attempts to save the life of a trapped comrade, high over Germany, ultimately cost him his own. This is their unforgettable story.
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Canada’s National Aviation Museum: Its History and Collections
The museum was first formed in 1964 at RCAF Station Rockcliffe as the National Aeronautical Collection from the amalgamation of three separate existing collections. These included the National Aviation Museum at Uplands, which concentrated on early aviation and bush flying; the Canadian War Museum collection, which concentrated on military aircraft, and which included many war trophies, some dating back to World War One, and the RCAF Museum which focused on those aircraft operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1988 the collection was moved to a new experimental type triangular hangar. This book, published on the occasion of the opening the new hangar, depicts the Museum's beautiful history from its early beginnings in the halls of the National Research Council in the thirties to its present world-class status.
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Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight
How a few women fought to board planes, then fly them, and finally to break through earth’s atmosphere into space. The story of how women in Canada, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, struggled to win a place in the world of air travel, first as passengers, then as flight attendants and pilots, and, finally, as astronauts. Anecdotes, sometimes humourous and always amazing, trace these women’s challenges and successes, their slow march over 100 years from scandal to acceptance, whether in Second World War skies, in hostile northern bush country, and even beyond Earth’s atmosphere. From the time the first woman climbed on board a flying machine as a passenger to the moment a Canadian woman astronaut visited the International Space Station, this is an account of how the sky-blue glass ceiling eventually cracked, allowing passionate and determined “air-crazy” women the opportunity to fly.
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Canberra: The Operational Record
A definitive record of the operational history of this versatile aircraft.
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Cavalry of the Air: An Illustrated Introduction to the Aircraft and Aces of the First World War
A lot of the airmen of the First Word War who tested both the adversary and also death did not survive. These are their tales. In the clinging mud and also trench warfare of WWI, it was quickly clear that the cavalry– cream of the crop of the elite– would certainly be of little USAge. The rushing males and also policemans of the mounties searched for a method to be front and facility in the problem, and also found it in the new air forces being established on both sides of the Western Front. Quickly lances as well as sabres were replaced by silk headscarfs as well as machine guns. Fight on horseback was replaced by dogfights airborne– individually and in wonderful flying developments– constantly between warriors. No modern technology changed much more in the 5 years of the war, and also none would certainly have a bigger impact. From Great Britain to Canada to Australia and also New Zealand, new heroes took the honour and dash of the mounties to the air in flying devices– which would change the face of battle permanently.
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Cessna: A Master’s Expression
Although much has been written about Cessna aircraft, little factual information has been accumulated about Clyde Vernon Cessna, the man, his companies and the machines that bore his name. In Cessna - a Master's Expression, Ed Phillips has skillfully blended history with a highly readable text that represents the most thoroughly researched story of Cessna yet published. Accordingl, much new ground has been covered in this book. The reader will quickly discovery that many of the previously accepted stories of Cessna history will conflict with the information presented herein. Mr. Phillips has done much original and intensive research into the earliest days of Cessna's flying, a time period sorely lacking in reliable information until now. He interviewed Cessna factory employees who were there when many of the company's historic events occured. The author also talked with men and women who knew Clyde Cessna and his son, Eldon a team that built the famous CR-series racers in 1932-1933.
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Chronicle of Aviation
Uses contemporary accounts to trace the history of aviation and describe records, events, and technical developments.
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Civil Aircraft

Derek Avery Hardcover 96 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Civil Airliner Recognition

Peter R. March Softcover 128 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Classic Aircraft
Men and women have looked to the skies and dreamt of flight since prehistory, but it was not until 1903 that powered, sustained flight become a reality. Today, aviation technology encompasses a myriad of disciplines, from aerodynamics to weapons systems. And then there are the numberless human factors: the creative urge, political and military dominance, national pride, and the economic gambles of the enormous corporations that manufacture combat and civil aircraft. Above all else, though, is that dream of flight - a dream that has only become more urgent over the millennia. Classic Airplanes is a picture-packed, insider's tribute to nearly 60 of the greatest of the great, from the '03 Wright Flyer to the B-2 Spirit of the 21st century.
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