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West with the Night
West with the Night
by Beryl Markham
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A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our time Beryl Markhams West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exup&... (read more)

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Rolls-Royce Merlin Manual - 1933-50 (All Engine Models): An Insight Into the Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of the Legendary World Wa (Owners' Workshop Manual)
Rolls-Royce Merlin Manual - 1933-50 (All Engine Models): An Insight Into the Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of the Legendary World Wa (Owners' Workshop Manual)
by Ian Craighead
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The Rolls-Royce Merlin liquid-cooled V-12 piston aero engine is considered an icon of British engineering with a worldwide recognition. It was one of the most successful aircraft engines of the Second World War period and its incremental development ran... (read more)

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Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet
Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet
by Heather Poole
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Flying the not-so-friendly skies... In her more than fifteen years as an airline flight attendant, Heather Poole has seen it all. She's witnessed all manner of bad behavior at 35,000 feet and knows what it takes for a traveler to become the most hated... (read more)

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Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections
Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections
by Patrick Smith
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"If you're a white-knuckle flyer, this informative, comprehensive book on air travel is for you. Smith, an airplane pilot and travel writer, takes the mystery out of commercial aviation by giving the reader the basic elements of flight, explaining how... (read more)

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Fate Is the Hunter
Fate Is the Hunter
by Ernest K Gann
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Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew... (read more)

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Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
by Lawrence Goldstone
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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (14 Edition)
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (14 Edition)
by Federal Aviation Association
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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 all aspects of aeronautical information... (read more)

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Spitfire (Little Books)
Spitfire (Little Books)
by David Curnock
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The ancestry of the Spitfire can be traced back to the failed Supermarine Type 224, designed to meet the Air Ministry specification F.7/30 by Reginald J. Mitchell, creator of the magnificent Supermarine seaplanes which won three successive Schneider... (read more)

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The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff
by Tom Wolfe
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When the future began... The men had it. Yeager. Conrad. Grissom. Glenn. Heroes ... the first Americans in space ... battling the Russians for control of the heavens ... putting their lives on the line. The women had it. While Mr. Wonderful was aloft, it... (read more)

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Jet Set: The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Romance in Aviation's Glory Years
Jet Set: The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Romance in Aviation's Glory Years
by William Stadiem
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William Stadiem is the author of such bestsellers as Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe Confidential, and Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond, as well as such acclaimed works of social history as Too Rich: The High... (read more)

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Safer Skies: An Accident Investigator on Why Planes Crash and the State of Aviation Safety
Safer Skies: An Accident Investigator on Why Planes Crash and the State of Aviation Safety
by David Soucie
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The past and future of airline safetyand#151;a memoir of successes, crashes, and near missesand#151;by a former FAA accident inspector. Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the... (read more)

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Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying
Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying
by Wolfgang Langewiesche
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In the early 1940's, Wolfgang Langewiesche wrote a series of articles in Air Facts analyzing the various aspects of piloting techniques. Based on these articles, Langewiesche's classic work on the art of flying was published in 1944. This book explains... (read more)

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Wager with the Wind: The Don Sheldon Story
Wager with the Wind: The Don Sheldon Story
by James Greiner
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Don Sheldon has been called 'Alaska's bush pilot among bush pilots', but he was also just one man in a fragile airplane who, in the end, was solely responsible for each mission he flew, be it a high-risk landing to the rescue of others from certain death... (read more)

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The Development of Jet and Turbine Aero Engines.  2nd Edition
The Development of Jet and Turbine Aero Engines. 2nd Edition
by Bill Gunston
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The story of how jet and turbine engines have been developed and refined. Easy-to-understand descriptions.... (read more)

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X-15: The World's Fastest Rocket Plane and the Pilots Who Ushered in the Space Age
X-15: The World's Fastest Rocket Plane and the Pilots Who Ushered in the Space Age
by John Anderson
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In X-15, the exciting story of the X-15 - the iconic rocket plane of the Cold War space race - is recounted by John Anderson, curator of aerodynamics at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This experimental space plane was on the cutting edge... (read more)

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Howard's Whirlybirds: Howard Hughes' Amazing Pioneering Helicopter Exploits
Howard's Whirlybirds: Howard Hughes' Amazing Pioneering Helicopter Exploits
by Donald J. Porter
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Howard Hughes has long been a figure of fascination in US history. This book tells the story of how his helicopter company produced some of the world's leading helicopters, including the groundbreaking Apache. It's full of tales of technological... (read more)

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Wings : a History of Aviation From Kites To the Space Age (03 Edition)
Wings : a History of Aviation From Kites To the Space Age (03 Edition)
by Tom D. Crouch
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The invention of the airplane ushered in the modern age--a new era of global commerce, revolutionary technologies, and total war. Whatever the practical consequences, the sheer exhilaration of flight captured the imagination. No longer bound to the... (read more)

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Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival
Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival
by Laurence Gonzales
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As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The rescuers didn't move at first: nobody could... (read more)

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Aircraft Powerplants (Aviation Technology Series)
Aircraft Powerplants (Aviation Technology Series)
by Michael J Kroes
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Aircraft Powerplants, Seventh Edition, part of the Glencoe Aviation Technology Series (formerly the Northrop Series), is the most comprehensive up-to-date powerplant book on the market today. It has been revised to reflect the latest changes in FAR Part... (read more)

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Aircraft Electricity and Electronics (Aviation Technology Series)
Aircraft Electricity and Electronics (Aviation Technology Series)
by Thomas K Eismin
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One of five texts in Glencoe's Aviation Technology Series, (formerly the Northrop series), Aircraft Electricity and Electronics provides your students with the information they need to perform return-to-service-quality maintenance and repair of aircraft... (read more)

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