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    Stuka Pilot by Hans Ulrich Rudel

    "Stuka Pilot is the best book ever published about the AIR WAR against Russia. Hans Ulrich Rudel began his amazing career as a Stuka pilot in Poland in 1939, fought in the great Air battles over Leningrad, Stalingrad and Moscow and finished the war flying an FW 190 - survivor of six years' air combat on the Russian Front and the most decorated German pilot of the war!"

    Chickenhawk by Robert Mason

    More than half a million copies of  Chickenhawk  have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason’s astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death—the extreme emotions of a "chickenhawk" in constant danger.

    Rickenbacker by Edward V Rickenbacker

    Here is the long-awaited story of one of the most exciing American heros of this century. It begins with Captain Rickenbacker's earliest memories as a boy in Columbus, Ohio, and proceeds through a fantastic series of incidents and adventures up to the present time.

    Stick and Rudder by Wolfgang Langewiesche

     The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight: the Angle of Attack. What it is, and why it can't be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it. Why airplanes stall How do you know you're about to stall? The landing approach. How the pilot's eye functions in judging the approach. The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use them. The Spot that does not move. This is the first statement of this phenomenon. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees. The elevator and the throttle. One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Which is which? The paradox of the glide. By pointing the nose down less steeply, you descend more steeply. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further. What's the rudder for? The rudder does NOT turn the airplane the way a boat's rudder turns the boat. Then what does it do? How a turn is flown. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn. The landing--how it's made. The visual clues that tell you where the ground is. The tail-dragger landing gear and what's tricky about it. This is probably the only analysis of tail-draggers now available to those who want to fly one. The tricycle landing gear and what's so good about it. A strong advocacy of the tricycle gear written at a time when almost all civil airplanes were taildraggers. Why the airplane doesn't feel the wind. Why the airplane usually flies a little sidewise. Plus: a chapter on Air Accidents by Leighton Collins, founder and editor of AIR FACTS. His analyses of aviation's safety problems have deeply influenced pilots and aeronautical engineers and have contributed to the benign characteristics of today's airplane. Stick and Rudder is the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continously in print for thirty-three years. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why. Because the basics are largely unchanging, the book therefore is applicable to large airplanes and small, old airplanes and new, and is of interest not only to the learner but also to the accomplished pilot and to the instructor himself. When Stick and Rudder first came out, some of its contents were considered highly controversial. In recent years its formulations have become widely accepted. Pilots and flight instructors have found that the book works. Today several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying. One thorough reading of it is the equivalent of many hours of practice.

    Lindbergh by A Scott Berg

    Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh—renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for his opposition to America's entry into World War II. Lindbergh's is "a dramatic and disturbing American story," says the Los Angeles Times Book Review , and this biography—the first to be written with unrestricted access to the Lindbergh archives and extensive interviews of his friends, colleagues, and close family members—is "the definitive account."

    The Destruction Of Dresden by David Irving

    There can be few operations of war as causeless, as purposeless, and as brutal as the attack on Dresden during the night of February 13th, 1945.

    Lost In Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

    In 1945, a sightseeing trip over "Shangri-La" turned deadly when the plane crashed, leaving only three survivors who, battling for their survival, were caught between man-eating headhunters and the enemy Japanese, in this real-life adventure drawn from personal interviews, declassified Army documents and personal photos and mementos.

    Skunk Works by Ben R ; Janos, Leo Rich

    SKUNK WORKS is the true story, told for the first time, of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the story of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a high-stakes drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. SKUNK WORKS is dramatic and immediate. Direct from the cockpits of these astonishing aircraft - U-2 spy-plane, SR-71 Blackbird and F-117 Stealth Fighter. It is a tribute to genius in the unrelenting contest for mastery of the skies.

    The Lost Squadron by David Hayes

    On July 15, 1942, a squadron of six P-38 Lightnings and two B-17 Flying Fortress bombers was flying from Greenland to Iceland when they ran head-on into an Arctic blizzard. As conditions deteriorated they decided to turn back, only to then discover that the base there [Greenland] was socked in. Running desperately low on fuel the two bombers and six fighter planes crash-landed on the ice cap in the largest forced landing in history. The crews had been rescued but their brand-new warplanes were left on the ice cap. Pat Epps and Richard Taylor heard the story in August 1980. For the next twelve years, this story would lead Epps and Taylor into an extraordinary adventure that would prove more challenging then either of them would have dreamed possible. The planes lay 260 ft down, under the ice, the equivalent of a 25 story building. And no machine in existence was capable of digging hundreds of feet into solid ice to retrieve a ten-ton airplane with a fifty-two foot wingspan. Here, the story is grippingly told and lavishly illustrated with hundreds of fascinating photographs, paintings and diagrams.

    First Light by Geoffrey Wellum

    First Light is the name of several items. Several albums carry the name: First Light (Wishbone Ash album), a previously unreleased album by rock group Wishbone Ash First Light (album), an unrelated album by folk artist Richard Thompson First Light (Freddie Hubbard album) It can also be used to identify: First Light (Preston book), a nonfiction book on astronomy by Richard Preston First Light (Wellum book), a memoir by Geoffrey Wellum.

    Lost Moon by Jim; Kluger, Jeffrey Lovell

    Everything But the Flak by Martin Caidin

    Song Of the Sky by Guy Murchie

    Boeing Aircraft Since 1916 by Peter M Bowers

    Failure Is Not an Option by Gene Kranz

    War Planes Of the Second World War -Fighters Volume One by William Green

    Lost Moon by Jim Lovell

    Yeager by Chuck; Janos, Leo Yeager

    "General Chuck Yeager, the greatest test pilot of them all. . . the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound. . . the World War II fighting ace who shot down a Messerschmitt jet with a prop-driven P-51 Mustang. . . the hero who defined a certain quality that all the hot-shot flyboys of the post-war era aimed to achieve. . . Chuck Yeager is the right stuff. Now Chuck Yeager tells his whole incredible life story with the same 'wide-open, full throttle' approach that has marked his career as a flier."

    The Ravens by Christopher Robbins

    "While America and the rest of the world watched the Vietnam war on television, a handful of elite Air Force pilots, wearing anything but uniforms and piloting unarmored, small, prop-driven aircraft, fought a secret war..." in "the other theater - a small nation called Laos, next door to Vietnam, bordered by the Ho Chi Minh Trail..."

    The Sporty Game by John Newhouse

    How the great aircraft manufacturers - Boeing, Lockheed, McDonnell Douglas, Airbus - and the extraordinary men who run them, play what they call The Sporty Game. The high-risk competitive business of making and selling commercial airliners.

    An Illustrated History Of Seaplanes and Flying Boats by Maurice Allward

    God Is My Co-Pilot by Col Robert L Scott

    The Fall Of Fortresses by Elmer Bendiner

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