Monday, May 11, 2009

June 2009



WAAS Approaches DVD (Sporty’s, 2008, ID# D243A). Instrument pilots understand that WAAS-enhanced GPS approaches are the future of instrument procedures, and Sporty’s offers a program that explains it all. This DVD simplifies the technology and demonstrates how to fly different types of WAAS approaches on the Garmin G1000 and the 430W/530W. Order from www.sportys.com.

The First Jet Pilot: The Story of German Test Pilot Erich Warsitz by Lutz Warsitz (Pen Sword, 2009, ISBN: 9781844158188). Culled from Erich Warsitz’s copious notes and diaries, this book tells the story of the first man to fly a jet aircraft and a liquid-fuel rocket aircraft. It also captures the then-peaceful days of German aviation and tells of the birth of the jet age and flying as we know it now.
Just Doing My Job: Stories of Service from World War II by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes (Santa Monica Press, 2009, ISBN: 9781595800428). This unique history chronicles the sacrifices of people who left jobs and families behind to contribute to the war effort during WWII. Profiled heroes include Bobby Hite, a Doolittle Raider who was captured and imprisoned for years in Japan, and Dick Yamada, a Japanese-American who became a spy for the Office of Strategic Services.

Sailor In The Air: The Memoirs of the World’s First Carrier Pilot by Richard Bell Davies (Seaforth Publishing, 2008, ISBN: 9781848320116). Richard Bell Davies joined the Naval Air Wing in 1913, and after winning the Victoria Cross during WWI, he played a crucial part in the development of naval aviation technology. Along with his story, this book also covers the development of the Royal Navy and the progress of aviation and its adoption within the service.

All Of Life Is A School by Kermit Weeks (KWIP Publishing, 2008, ISBN: 9780979026706). This book will help parents discuss important life issues with their children. The characters are based on “real airplanes,” some of which can be seen at Kermit Weeks’ central Florida attraction, Fantasy of Flight. This book is beautifully illustrated by Project Firefly and is printed on thick, glossy paper to last a lifetime.




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