The over 6,000 clues will provide hours of enjoyment for pilots and aviation history enthusiasts.
Four days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly, a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail—a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber in the squeeze of a trigger. What happened next would defy imagination and later be called the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II. Author Adam Makos & Larry Alexander.
The main character Gee Bee Zee learns a valuable lesson and everyone reaches beyond themselves and strives to become all they can be.
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A core reference manual for mechanics, aircraft owners, and pilots. Includes all the information critical to maintaining an aircraft.
The 95th Bomb Group achieved fame as the first unit to strike Berlin in a daylight raid, and as the only combat group in Europe to win three Presidential Distinguished Unit Citations for courage and daring.
Straight from Tony Bingelis, this is a complete guide to engine selection, firewall preparation, engine mounts, exhaust systems, hoses and lines, cowlings, fuel systems, ignition and electrical systems, instrumentation, propellers and spinners, and much more. Highly recommended by Rutan Aircraft Factory. Illustrated. 303 pages
Presented in clear, easy to understand language and illustrated with photos and drawings, this is another of Tony Bingelis' incomparable collection of articles from EAA Sport Aviation magazine that addresses powerplant issues facing today's sport plane builder and pilot. Tony has written a treasury of practical engine information for aircraft builders, owners, restorers, and mechanics. What you need to know about engine selection, engine installation, firewall preparation, baffles, cooling, fuel systems, ignition and electrical, exhaust systems, propellers and spinners is thoroughly covered. You'll have all the right answers at your finger tips.
Tony Bingelis gives an introduction to homebuilts along with information on construction practices, fiberglass techniques, canopies, windshields, instrumentation, fuel systems, control systems, landing gear components, electrical systems, covering and painting, and more. Illustrated. 320 pages.
This is more of an experience of WWII rather than a book of war stories
Final Cut The Post-War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors
Tells the story of WWII's unsung heroines-the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engineering Cadettes. These 918 young women receiving training at seven top notch univerisitires and then filled the shoes of the many Curtiss Wright Airplane company engineers who had been called to war.
Barnstormer, WWII fighter, test pilot, aerobatic genius. Bob Hoover's career spans the history of American aviation and now he tells his amazing story that made his life an extraordinary adventure.
Lauren Kessler tells the story of a high-spirited, headstrong woman; Florence "Pancho" Barnes who was proud of her successes, unabashed by her failures, and the architect of her own legend.
Aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico tells the stories of the pilots and planes as well as the recovery and restoration teams that get these aircraft out of the wilds and into the air.
Longtime welding instructor Todd Bridigum describes various tools and types of metals, as well as techniques and types of joints. Also discusses gas, stick, wire-feed (MIG and TIG) and even brazing.
Now, for the first time, here is his life story — modest, revealing, and candid as only Doolittle himself can tell it.
This book chronicles the star’s long journey to become a bomber pilot in combat.
This book covers arrangement of landing gear, the ground loop, tires, wheels, brakes, loads and deflections, main gears, nose gears, tail gears and more.
A step-by-step description of the PL-1 and PL-2 preliminary designs; the reasoning behind each feature, with no high math.
This book encourages thought and eye/hand coordination as the flaps are lifted
The book explains in detail why engine and propeller TBOs and most other manufacturer-prescribed maintenance intervals should be disregarded. 112 pages.
America's Bomber Boys who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany
The American Airmen Who Struck the Heart of Hitler's Reich
Kit Plane Building Inspired Cartoons by Robert "Robrucha" Chambers.
Provides clear step-by-step instructions for each model. The planes are made of quality cardstock printed in full-color on both sides and precut so you just need to push them out and assemble them using a bit of glue.
Who were the favorite mechanic’s of Orville and Wilbur Wright, Amelia Earhart and Tom Benoist? Who were the Navy’s first aircraft mechanics? Learn the answers to these questions with vintage photos, ads, and drawings.
Teaches you Planning, Getting Started, Reading Drawings, Sheet Metal Tools, Working with Aluminum, Aircraft Fasteners & Safetying.
Kent Paser takes you through multiple ways to help increase the speed of any aircraft.
The F-117 Stealth Nighthawk was a groundbreaking aircraft when introduced in the early 1980s. This highly classified program wasn’t acknowledged publicly by the U.S. Air Force until 1988.
Stick and Rudder are getting ready for an Air Show that is coming to their airport. Packed with lots of action and a little suspense
Stick and Rudder transport a group of orphan animals for the local zoo, the animals get loose in the Gooney Bird
A remarkable testament to the courage of the American spirit published concurrent with the 40th Anniversary of the release of the Hanoi Hilton inmates.
World War II Through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders
Hans-Joachim Marseille, Germany’s greatest fighter pilot of World War II, had an inauspicious beginning. The previously undisciplined and unruly Marseille had become a leader among the pilots.
"Bud" Anderson is a World War II Triple Ace who flew the P-51 Mustang Old Crow. Anderson's accounts of the joys and dangers of flying, and the very special skills it demands. It is the story of a boy who grew up living his dream.
Staff Sgt. Doug Ward; a Ball Turret Gunner tells the story of personal accounts of the mortal dangers that he and his friends faced as bomber crews in WWII.
Great resource on building and repairing
Anthology of the B24/8th Air Force/ WWII stories. Over 65 bomber crew narrations on their most memorable combat mission. Plus 50 diverse war-related stories.
The Story of General Chuck Yeager, the greatest test pilot of them all, the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound. Author Chuck Yeager