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Winged Warfare (The Illustrated Classic Autobiography of Canadian World War I Ace Billy Bishop)

By Bishop, Billy

McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1990. Very Good ex-library copy. Clean and tight, normallibrary markings, VG interiors and wraps. Approx. 5.5" x 8.5", 281 pages. First published in 1918, this 1990 trade paperback is the illustrated classic autobiography of Canada's World War I Ace fighter pilot Billy Bishop. . Soft Cover.

$14.95

Pilot's Avionics Survival Guide

By Maher, Edward R

Tab Practical Flying Series, 1994. AS-NEW Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. No wear, no markings, appears unhandled and unread. Crisp, clean, fresh. Approx. 7.5" x 9.5", 210 pages, illustrated, index. . Hard Cover.

$17.95

Bush Flying - Tab Practical Flying Series

By Levi, Steven; O'Meara, Jim

Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Tab Books, 1992. FINE softcover, like new. Crisp, clean, no markings, no wear. 7.25" x 9", 158 pages, illustrated. Drawing on years of Alaska bush flying experience, the authors explore every fact of bush aviation. Stressing the importance of planning ahead, the authors explain how to adapt flight plans to weather conditions, fly in cold and mountainous areas, take off and land at all kinds of airstrips, including water and glacier landings, how to handle emergencies, survival kits, repair planes in the field, and how to tell if the ice is too thin to land. . Soft Cover.

$14.00

The Pilot's Guide to Weather Reports, Forecasts, and Flight Planning, Tab Practical Flying Series

By Lankford, Terry T

Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Tab Books , 1990. VERY GOOD. Crisp, clean, no markings. 7.25" x 9", 383 pages. Lankford's classic weather guide for pilots is your one indispensable source for clear meteorological information. In this well-illustrated book FAA Weather Specialist and 30-year veteran pilot Lankford gives pilots practical weather guidance for safer flights.. Soft Cover.

$17.95

Wings for Victory: The Remarkable Story of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada
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Wings for Victory: The Remarkable Story of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada

By Dunmore, Spencer

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1994. FINE/NEAR-FINE First Edition HCDJ. As-new book in a near-fine unclipped DJ. 6.5" x 9.25", 399 pages, b&w photographs, index. At its peak the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan graduated more than 3,000 aircrew a month from 107 training schools across Canada. By the end of WWII, the grads numbered more than 130,000. Wings For Victory is the story of the BCATP and the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers. . Hard Cover.

$20.00

Challenging the Skies: Horizons Around the World
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Challenging the Skies: Horizons Around the World

By Fonger, Donald

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Self Published, 1988 FINE/FINE First Edition, 1st Printing stated. A beautiful copy - inscribed, dated (1988) and signed by the author, Don Fonger. No wear, as-new interiors. Excellent unclipped DJ. 6.25" by 9.25", 211 pages, illustrated. - This is the story of two non-professional pilots from Winnipeg, and the lessons they learned about flying during long-distance flights in their Piper Twin Comanche aircraft.. Included are their visits to the Bahamas, a flight around the entire Caribbean Ocean and their participation in a Transatlantic Air rally from New York to Paris. It progresses from the writer's frightening first cross-country flight - to the flight of a lifetime, a 26,000 mile circumnavigation of the globe in a Piper Twin Comanche in the summer of 1987. This book includes many fascinating pictures of legendary places they visited, including Bali, Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Truk lagoon, the Alps and Himalayas. The front endpapers feature a two-page photo of the 'Golden Boy', the plane flown during the Transatlantic Air rally. The rear endpapers show a map of the global route the Fonger's flew in 1987.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$19.95

Challenging the Skies: Horizons Around the World
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Challenging the Skies: Horizons Around the World

By Fonger, Donald

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Self Published, 1988 FINE/FINE First Edition, 1st Printing stated. A beautiful copy - inscribed & signed by the author, Don Fonger. Previous owner's gift inscription also. No wear, as-new interiors. Excellent unclipped DJ. 6.25" by 9.25", 211 pages, illustrated. - This is the story of two non-professional pilots from Winnipeg, and the lessons they learned about flying during long-distance flights in their Piper Twin Comanche aircraft.. Included are their visits to the Bahamas, a flight around the entire Caribbean Ocean and their participation in a Transatlantic Air rally from New York to Paris. It progresses from the writer's frightening first cross-country flight - to the flight of a lifetime, a 26,000 mile circumnavigation of the globe in a Piper Twin Comanche in the summer of 1987. This book includes many fascinating pictures of legendary places they visited, including Bali, Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Truk lagoon, the Alps and Himalayas. The front endpapers feature a two-page photo of the 'Golden Boy', the plane flown during the Transatlantic Air rally. The rear endpapers show a map of the global route the Fonger's flew in 1987.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$18.95

Aircraft Armaments Recognition

By Chant, Christopher

Ian Allan Ltd., 1989 AS-NEW First Edition, 1st UK Printing. 4.75" x 7.25", 144 pages, b&w photos. Includes Barrelled weapons, air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, anti-ship missiles, anti-tank missiles, rockets, cluster bombs and dispensers.. Soft Cover.

$8.95

A Dictionary of Aviation

By Wragg, David W

NY: Frederick Fell Publishers, 1974 AS-NEW/VG First American Edition. No wear at all, no markings,appears unopened. Unclipped DJ has a slightly sunned spine, two tiny edge tears only. In short, a superb copy of this book. 5.5" x 8.5", 286 pages. An alphabetical reference to the words, terms and names used in aviation technology. There are 5 basic categories, covering military and civil, historical and contemporary, individual biographies and company histories, important events in aviation, equipment, including aircraft, missiles and carriers, organizations, agreements and alliances, and definitions of 'jargon' terms - chosen instruments, airspace, contour flying, etc.. Hard Cover.

$14.95

CFB / BFC Cold Lake, Jet-Setting Through 35 Years, "A Commemorative Look" 1954-1989

By Department of Defence

National Defence, 1989 FINE commemorative publication printed for the 35th anniversary of CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. 8.5" x 11", 56 pages, illustrated in b&w and color, map of the base. Includes complete history of the base and its squadrons, arrival of CF-18 Hornet aircraft. Includes operations and training, ground crews, and histories of 410 Squadron, 419 Squadron, 441 Silver Fox Tactical Fighter Squadron, 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron, 42 Radar Squadron, 10 Field Training Unit, Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment, CF-18 Weapon System Software Unit. . Soft Cover.

$40.00

The Cannibal Queen: An Aerial Odyssey Across America
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The Cannibal Queen: An Aerial Odyssey Across America

By Coonts, Stephen

NY: Pocket Books, 1992 VG/VG First Edition, 1st Printing stated. Nice copy, no markings, clean. Unclipped DJ has no tears, no chipping. 6.5" x 9.5", 344 pages, map endpapers, color plates. - Novelist and Vietnam war pilot takes his teenage son on a father and son dream trip. This is the brilliant account of a 3 month aerial exploration of America in 1991 - from the open cockpit of a vintage 1942 Stearman biplane. . Hard Cover.

$14.00

Goshawk Squadron
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Goshawk Squadron

By Robinson, Derek

London: Cassell Military Paperbacks, 2003 FINE reprint softcover. Nearly perfect covers, as-new unmarked interiors, appears unread. 5" x 7.75", 224 pages. - Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this is Derek Robinson's masterly novel of the war in the air over the Western Front in 1918. It's a classic account of aerial operations during WWI. The book describes the misfortunes of a British flight squadron, the members of which experience disillusionment in the face of their commanding officer's merciless determination - and their convictions that the war will be lost. . Trade Paperback.

$9.95

Canada's Fighting Pilots: Canadian Portraits

By Cosgrove, Edmund

Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Co., 1967 VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD Second Edition, revised 1967 Edition. Owner's ID on front endpaper, and margin markings throughout. A crisp and clean copy with very nice blue and gold boards. Unclipped DJ has just light wear. 5.5" x 8", 173 pages, index, preface by Air Marshal Hugh L. Campbell. - Part of the publisher's 'Canadian Portrait' series, this book tells the stories of 12 of Canada's most outstanding aviators of the two World Wars: Bill Barker, VC - Billy Bishop, VC - Air Vice-Marshal Raymond Collishaw of the Desert Air Force - Black Mike McEwen, commander of the famous Six Group - John Fauquier, the Master Bomber of Peenemunde - George Beurling, the screwball pilot of Malta - Don Maclean, DSO, MC and Bar - G.E.H. McElroy, MC - Alan McLeod, VC - K.O. Moore - Andrew Mynarski, VC - and A.D. Ross, GC. . Hard Cover.

$18.00

Hornchurch Scramble: The Definitive Account of the RAF Fighter Airfield, Its Pilots, Groundcrew and Staff: 1915 to the End of the Battle of Britain
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Hornchurch Scramble: The Definitive Account of the RAF Fighter Airfield, Its Pilots, Groundcrew and Staff: 1915 to the End of the Battle of Britain

By Smith, Richard C

London, UK: Grub Street, 2000 FINE/FINE First Edition, 1st UK Printing. Short gift inscription on front endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Nearly perfect black and gold boards, pristine text and dozens of glossy photos. Crisp, clean, solid. 6.5" x 9.5", 210 pages, appendices, index includes WWI personnel, 1928-1940 personnel, 1928-1940 general index. From the superb DJ: "When the German Airship raids on London and the South-East arrived from across the Channel in 1915, bringing terror for the first time to a civilian population, Sutton's Farm was established as one of the first Home Defence airfields to counter this threat. Its early RFC pilots achieved notable successes, to be hailed as heroes, the knights of the air. In the 1930s, now known as RAF Hornchurch, the airfield and personnel were in the forefront of many new aviation technology firsts, including ground-to-air wireless communications. And as the RAF expanded, many of the new pilots who would later become aces and household names in the War, began their careers here, the likes of `Sailor' Malan, Bob Stanford Tuck, Brian Kingcome, Alan Deere, Paddy Finucane, Eric Lock. But it was to be as a main Sector Station of No.11 Group in both the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Battle of Britain, that Hornchurch achieved its most lasting fame, with its squadrons initially taking on, and finally besting, the German fighter escorts to her lethal bombers. So, Hornchurch's distinguished record stands second to none and after seven years of exhaustive research, interviewing commanders, pilots, groundcrews, and WAAFs, Richard Smith has produced the definitive history. They all tell their unique story. The triumphs, the tragedies, the laughter, the sadness and the all-important spirit of comradeship. The photographs used in this first volume are from private collections and many have never been published before." . Hard Cover.

$29.00

Freefall: The Needless Destruction of Eastern Air Lines and the Valiant Struggle to Save It
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Freefall: The Needless Destruction of Eastern Air Lines and the Valiant Struggle to Save It

By Robinson, Jack E

HarperBusiness, 1992 As-New/Fine First Edition, 1st Printing. Brand new condition inside and out, nearly perfect unclipped DJ. 6.5" x 9.5", 270 pages, index. This account of the fall of America's oldest airline (established 1928) describes the acts of greed, misconduct, and egotism that led to the 1991 bankruptcy - one of the most complex and most contentious bankruptcy proceedings in the history of American business. . Hard Cover.

$11.95

The Long and the Short and the Tall: An Ordinary Airman's War

By Collins, Robert

Saskatoon, SK: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1986 FINE/VERY GOOD First Edition HCDJ. Crisp, clean, tight, a bookplate and gift inscription on the endpapers, looks and feels unread, no wear to boards, perfect corners (no bumps), slightly tanned pages. The dust-jacket has a few short closed edge tears and one small sticker removal mark. 6" x 9.25", 134 pages. - An open-hearted account of what it was like for a prairie (Saskatchewan) farm boy to move into wartime air force life. Like thousands of others who served far from the glory of the battlefield, Collins' experience was the war of the ordinary airman - serving on ground crews. A good portion of the book is focused on the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Technical Training Station at St. Thomas, Ontario, where 45,000 ground crew received final training. . Hard Cover.

$9.95

The Sky\'s No Limit
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The Sky's No Limit

By Munro, Raymond Z

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1985 Fine/VG First Edition, 1st Printing. Crisp, clean, tight, unmarked, no wear to boards, very nice. Unclipped DJ is just shy of Fine, with no tears, no chipping. 6.25" x 9.25", 288 pages, b&w plates, index. Munro (1921-1994) consistently displayed a dogged persistence in overcoming every aeronautical challenge facing him, and despite adversity he made outstanding contributions to Canadian aviation. He began flying in Toronto in 1937 and joined the RCAF in 1940. He was posted as a Spitfire pilot for day intruder work in France and bomber escort duty, then served as a night fighter pilot on the North Sea patrol. Following WWII he became a flying newsman for 17 years. He was later selected as Expo ' 67 Polar Ambassador and flew a single-engine aircraft through the high Arctic to honour Canada's pioneer bush pilots. He is one of Canada's most distinguished parachutists and holds the highest international license. He made 528 descents by day and night as chief instructor and design tester for the North American Parachute Company.. Hard Cover.

$18.00

Challenging the Skies: Horizons Around the World
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Challenging the Skies: Horizons Around the World

By Fonger, Donald

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Self Published, 1988 AS-NEW/FINE First Edition, 1st Printing stated. Brand new unread copy in a superb unclipped DJ. Makes a great gift. No wear, as-new, pristine interiors, no markings. 6.25" by 9.25", 211 pages, illustrated. - This is the story of two non-professional pilots from Winnipeg, and the lessons they learned about flying during long-distance flights in their Piper Twin Comanche aircraft.. Included are their visits to the Bahamas, a flight around the entire Caribbean Ocean and their participation in a Transatlantic Air rally from New York to Paris. It progresses from the writer's frightening first cross-country flight - to the flight of a lifetime, a 26,000 mile circumnavigation of the globe in a Piper Twin Comanche in the summer of 1987. This book includes many fascinating pictures of legendary places they visited, including Bali, Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Truk lagoon, the Alps and Himalayas. The front endpapers feature a two-page photo of the 'Golden Boy', the plane flown during the Transatlantic Air rally. The rear endpapers show a map of the global route the Fonger's flew in 1987.. Hard Cover.

$17.95

Wings Across Canada: An Illustrated History of Canadian Aviation
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Wings Across Canada: An Illustrated History of Canadian Aviation

By Pigott, Peter

Hounslow Press - Dundurn Group, 2002. AS-NEW/VG+ First Edition. Coffee table book. Unclipped DJ excellent. 10.25" x 10.25", 188 pages, 100+ color and b&w photos, index. - A higher quality retrospective of Canadian aeronautical technology, including such aircraft as the Avro, Wapiti, Tiger Moth, Fokker, Fairchild, Junkers, Lysander, Beechcraft, Lockheed, Arrow, Douglas Dakota, Hawker, Harvard, Hudson, Spitfire, Lancaster, Constellation, Grumman, Canadair, Tutor, Hercules, Buffalo, Starfighter, CF-5, CF-18, and many more.. Hard Cover.

$21.95

The Transformation of American Air Power
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The Transformation of American Air Power

By Lambeth, Benjamin S

Cornell University Press, 2000 BRAND NEW 3rd Printing HCDJ. Unread, unhandled and unmarked. 6.5" x 9.5", 337 pages, glossary of acronyms, index, illustrated. - This is an excellent description of weapons development, current USAF structure, Air Force philosophy, air power theory, and the battle over resources and doctrine. This book was the winner of the Air Force Association's Gill Robb Wilson Award for 2001. The Virginia Quarterly Review says this book is "important for its historical research and for its policy relevance and should be read by students of the history of warfare and of American military policy.". Hard Cover.

$18.00

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