Wednesday, August 1, 2007

August 2007

Fly Now: The Poster Collection Of The Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum by Joanne Gerstein London (National Geographic, 2007, ISBN: 9781426200885). This is the companion book to the Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum's Fly Now! exhibition. Spanning a century and a half, the prints reflect the fascinating visual history of flight as it evolved from an exotic realm inhabited by daredevils to the modern world of speedy jets and frequent flyers.

Jump Into The Valley Of The Shadow by Dwayne and Leland Burns (Casemate, 2006, ISBN: 1932033491). When Dwayne Burns turned 18 during World War II, he joined the paratroopers. A year later, he was soaring in a flak-riddled C-47 over Normandy, part of the spearhead of the Allied drive to seize back Europe. Assisted by his son, Leland (U.S. Army 1975–1979), Burns writes about the chaos of combat and the mind of a young soldier thrust into the center of World War II.

Takeoffs And Landings DVD (Sporty's, 2006, ID# D326A). This DVD explores the two most exhilarating aspects of flying—takeoffs and landings. Learn about the different types of takeoffs and landings and the factors that affect their outcome. In-flight footage puts you in the cockpit for a pilot's-eye view of the different techniques.

Max Trescott's Garmin G1000 CD-ROM Course VFR + IFR (Glass Cockpit, 2006, ISBN: 0977703029). Nowadays, just about all new aircraft are equipped with advanced glass cockpits, such as the Garmin G1000, and new pilots must learn to transition to these new systems. Max Trescott, author of the popular G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook, has produced this set of two CD-ROMs to teach you in an interactive, multimedia environment.

Pilot's Encyclopedia Of Aeronautical Knowledge by the FAA (Skyhorse, 2007, ISBN: 1602390347). From the FAA comes this handbook, the official reference manual for pilots of all levels. All aspects of aeronautical information are covered: aircraft structure, principles of aerodynamics, flight controls, flight instruments and aircraft systems. Filled with hundreds of illustrations, charts, diagrams and maps, this is the essential reference tool for aviators.


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