In the newly released “Unusual Attitudes,” Martha Lunken has selected her favorite magazine columns to share with a wider audience. [Read more…]
Ever heard the story about the guy who landed a C-119 in Iwo Jima, in a typhoon, while seated on the floor of the cockpit?
What about the guy who, in 1963, flew a DC-4 1,200 miles north of Point Barrow, Alaska, and landed on an “ice island” in support of the Arctic Research Laboratories? [Read more…]
A new book designed to help aircraft owners and operators understand the complexities of purchasing aircraft insurance has been release.
“Aircraft Insurance Fundamentals: A Concise Guide For Aircraft Owners and Operators,” by Tim Bonnell Jr., is a practical reference for navigating the world of aircraft insurance, according to the publisher. [Read more…]
Just released is the second edition of the VFR Flight Handbook, a reference and refresher for pilots who fly VFR in fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft.
Author Anthony A. Repeta has gathered, condensed and organized material from FAA publications and other sources to create the handbook, which includes notes on aircraft operation and the rules, regulations, procedures, normal and emergency, for flying VFR in all classes of airspace. [Read more…]
The Third Edition of the Aviation Maintenance Technician Oral & Practical Exam Guide has been updated to reflect the most current FAA PTS and Guidance Documents. [Read more…]
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) debuted at SUN ‘n FUN “Powering Your Plane,” the latest in a line of EAA books that are the master guides toward safe and thorough aircraft building.
Written by EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council member Dave Prizio, the book is a step-by-step guide to installing a Lycoming engine on an experimental amateur-built airplane. [Read more…]
Few things capture the aerospace imagination like experimental aircraft. And few went to the edge like the United States Air Force.
Steve Pace’s new book, The Big Book of X-Bombers and X-Fighters, showcases all of the USAF jet-powered X-bombers and X-fighters that have flown since 1942. More than 90 aircraft, including a few “could have been” and a few “what may be.” [Read more…]
The fundamentals of aviating haven’t changed terribly much since Orville and Wilbur first went skyward. A lot has evolved, but lift, drag, weather, aerodynamics and more really haven’t.
For that reason, a book that covers the timeless fundamentals while not being out-of-date is an invaluable asset on an bookshelf. [Read more…]