The second edition of “The Pilot’s Guide to the Airline Cockpit” has been released.
It doesn’t matter if you, “are a resident of Texas, took delivery in Kansas and registered it to a Delaware corporation,” says Aero & Marine Tax Professionals CEO Thomas Alston. “If your aircraft enters the the state of California any time in the first 12 months of your ownership, the state can assess a use tax on your airplane.” And that tax can add nearly 10% to the purchase price of your general aviation airplane.
The fifth edition of “The Pilot’s Manual Private Pilot Syllabus” is now available from ASA.
Just released is “On the Wings of Eagles: A Flight Instructor’s Tale,” the biography of Fred Atkinson Sr., an unlicensed barnstormer during the Great Depression who became the National Flight Instructor of the Year in 1981.
Now available from HobNob Books is “Tango Trajectory,” a thriller by Dale W. Cox that features the Taurora, a plane based on an actual Mach 7 plane.
Military history is a popular topic for many. For those bent toward air defense and weapons, “Battle Flight – RAF Air Defence Projects and Weapons since 1945″ might be worth consideration. Written by Chris Gibson, Battle Flight examines Britian’s air defense infrastructure, including development of radar, guided weapons and airborne early warning systems. following World War II.
At 176 pages, the book includes 200 black and white as well as color photos and illustrations. The book costs $49.95 + $6.96 shipping and handling. Order online or by calling 800-895-4585.
With the movie Top Gun back in theaters, the timing of Dave “Bio” Baranek’s book titled, Topgun Days, is appropriate. The subtitle says it all… “Dogfighting, cheating death, and Hollywood glory as one of America’s Best Fighter Jocks.”
Baranek was a Top Gun instructor when he “was assigned to combine his day-to-day flight duties with participation in a Pentagon-blessed project to film action footage for a major Hollywood movie.” As you’d imagine, the book is full of story-after-story and some imagery to match. Topgun Days is available from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Designed for use in formal Air Force training, the recently published “U.S. Air Force Pocket Survival Handbook: The Portable and Essential Guide to Staying Alive” was written to help a pilot who finds himself in a hostile environment, offering a comprehensive manual of outdoor survival techniques.
Now available is Dale W. Cox’s “Top Secret Flight,” an historical novel based on an actual highly classified mission that took place in March of 1942, three months after the infamous Pearl Harbor raid. The object was to obtain specific photos of Tokyo targets for the success of the planned April bombing of Japan.