Book: Battle Flight

Battle FlightMilitary 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.

Book: Topgun Days

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TopgunDaysWith 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.

‘Top Secret Flight’ released

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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.

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Jeppesen pilot training textbooks now available in e-books for iPad-based learning

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Jeppesen now offers its complete suite of pilot training textbooks as e-book selections for iPad. Available for download through the Apple iBookstore, Jeppesen’s e-book titles include Instrument/Commercial pilot training, Multi-Engine airplane training, and Flight Instructor training from Jeppesen’s Guided Flight Discovery series, and Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM) and FAR/M regulation reference guides.

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