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The General Aviation Industry in America - A History (Second Edition)

Product code:  77217AVI
The industry known as "general aviation"-encompassing all flying outside of the military and commercial airlines-dates from the early days of powered flight. As technology advanced, making possible smaller aircraft that could be owned and operated by civilians, manufacturers emerged to a serve a growing market. Increasingly this meant business flying, as companies used aircraft in a variety of roles. The industry struggled during the Great Depression but development continued; small aircraft man...

Powering the World's Airliners: Engine Developments from the Propeller to the Jet Age

Product code:  59146AVI
To enable an easy understanding of this intriguing subject, Powering the World's Airliners is profusely illustrated, transporting readers back to the time of each major development and introducing them to the key individuals of the aero industry in each era. After reading this comprehensive yet engaging story of the machines that power the aircraft in which we fly, no journey will ever seem quite the same again.

Kalashnikov AK-47

Product code:  00402MIL2
This is book takes a in-depth look at the history of this iconic Russian Rifle. Contains colour photos, equipment specifications and its various rolls during service. In RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.

An-124 The Age of Ruslan

Product code:  RUS103AVI
This is book takes a in-depth look at the history of this iconic Russian Aircraft An-124. Contains colour photos, equipment specifications and its various rolls during service. In RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.

Soviet and Russian Ekranoplans - Expanded Edition

Product code:  09365AVI
One of the more unusual strands in aviation history has been the development of wing-in ground effect vehicles or known by their Russian name Ekranoplans. this book takes a look at their history.

Pan American Clippers: The Golden Age of Flying Boats - Revised 2nd Edition

Product code:  02304AVI
The photographs and artwork will enable readers to grasp the magnificence of the transoceanic flying boats...The accurate, authoritative text will provide information that is new to all but the exceptionally well-informed aviation buff and nonspecialist historian." -Choice. This edition has an additional 16 pages to add more historical and current information and provide additional detail and context to the historical importance of the flying boats, including: Pan Am's Art Deco terminals; the fa...

Flying in Post-War Skies Private & Club Aviation 1946-80

Product code:  38706AVI2
A detailed account of private aviation and clubs from aroundfor the period 1946 to 1980.

BOAC and the Golden Age of Flying: Britain's Iconic Global Airline

Product code:  16105AVI
The relatively short period during which BOAC existed, 1940 to 1974, coincided with what is sometimes known as the Golden Age of Flying. Not so much a history of BOAC, although history obviously comes into it, but more a celebration of an era which will never return. In our times air travel has become much safer, much cheaper, but infinitely less glamorous. This book recalls the days when flying was thought to be so exotic that major Hollywood movies were set entirely in airport departure lounges.

The Fokker Fours

Product code:  50054AVI
In September 1929, Anthony Fokker presented his first four-engine aircraft in the United States of America: the Fokker F-32. It could carry up to 32 passengers and was at its time the largest and most luxurious aircraft in the world. Then, unexpectedly, came the Black Thursday at the New York stock exchange and the world changed… Ten aircraft were either completed or in various stages of assembly, before the production was stopped. The idea of a four-engine aircraft caught on with KLM Royal Dutc...

Ty-144 Tupolev Supersonic Jet Aircraft

Product code:  40240AVI
This is book takes a in-depth look at the history of this iconic Russian Aircraft Ty-144. Contains colour photos, equipment specifications and its various rolls during service. In RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.

Short Brothers: The Rochester Years

Product code:  57303AVI
Short Brothers was established in 1908, the first British aircraft manufacturer, with the company moving to Rochester during the early years of the First World War. At Rochester Shorts produced some of their most famous aircraft, beginning with a number of designs for the Royal Naval Air Service. During the inter-war years the company specialised in large flying boats, these undertaking pioneering flights while establishing a series of regular over water air routes operated by Imperial Airways.

The Story of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11

Product code:  60452AVI
After creating the successful but controversial DC-10 jetliner in the 1970s, McDonnell Douglas updated the type to create the MD-11 in the early 1990s. A lack of resources and time meant the MD-11 became much less - a sales flop with a questionable safety record - and much more - a unique three-engines machine in the twin-jet era that went on to have a long and interesting career both in passenger operations and freight hauling. This book shows the development of the aircraft with a detailed loo...