Review: Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines


Many of General Aviation News readers have a connection with the airline industry. Many not directly connected to the airline industry follow it all the same. Stop by any number of plane-spotter websites to see the copious number of beautiful images taken by those transfixed by airline-class aircraft.

If you count yourself among the number of airline followers, you may consider a new book titled, “Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines.” Written by Jack El-Hai, the book traces the roots of Northwest Airlines from its founder, Lewis Brittin, to its 2010 merger with Delta.

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Arcadia releases McChord Field


Arcadia Publishing has built a strong reputation for producing pictorial walks through history in the form of their sepia-tinged books.

The latest from Arcadia’s Images of America series is McChord Field. Released on July 22, the book boast more than “200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.”

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Book reveals how Howard Hughes’ created a helicopter empire


Famous as movie mogul, daring aviator and eccentric real estate tycoon, Howard Hughes was not well known for starting a helicopter manufacturing empire. A newly published book, “Howard’s Whirlybirds: Howard Hughes’ Amazing Pioneering Helicopter Exploits,” published by UK-based Fonthill Media, tells the little-known story of how he started and grew that enterprise.

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