Tuesday, October 21, 2008

December 2008

December 2008


Attitude Flying with Dick Rutan: Volume One of the Aviator Series DVD (Fly Right Films, 2008, ISBN: 89708600200). Three years in the making, the Aviator Series made its premier at AirVenture 2008 with Volume One, in which Rutan explains, dissects and demonstrates the challenges and secrets of precise instrument flying. Stay tuned for Volume Two: Decision-Making with Dick Rutan. Order from www.flyrightfilms.com.


Flight of the Odegard by Patrick A. McGuire (UND Aerospace Press, 2007, ISBN: 9780979597503). This is the story of a brash crop duster who was initially denied admission to the University of North Dakota. In time, he went on to found and become dean of the aerospace department that eventually bore his name, John D. Odegard. Order from www.flightoftheodegard.com.


A Hunger for the Sky by Sparky Barnes Sargent (DGA Enterprises, 2008, ISBN: 9780981823805). Ranging in age from 28 to 98, the women profiled in this collection of biographies were all irresistibly drawn to the sky. Included are a professional skywriter, an airline first officer and a DC-3 captain, to name a few. Patty Wagstaff penned the forward. Order from home.windstream.net/av8terz.


America from 500 Feet II by Bill Fortney and Mark Kettenhofen (Acclaim Press, 2008, ISBN: 9781935001065). For this large photo book, two world-class photographers/authors traveled coast-to-coast in an ultralight to reveal the beauty of America’s landscape and people. This coffee-table volume offers hundreds of magnificent images of the majestic mountains and desolate deserts they traversed, and much more. See www.americafrom500feet2.com.


2008 Pilot’s Guide to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula by Caribbean Sky Tours (Caribbean Sky Tours, 2008, Item# PG-01). Updated yearly, the Pilot’s Guide contains procedures and documents for all of Mexico, as well as verified information for airports on the Texas border along the Gulf Coast and in the Yucatan Peninsula. The airport information was developed using information from Mexico’s Civil Aviation Department; that information was then verified by actual visits to each airport by Caribbean Sky Tours. Order from www.caribbeanskytours.com.



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