Tuesday, January 27, 2009

March 2009

Caravan: Cessna’s Swiss Army Knife with Wings by J.D. Lewis and LeRoy Cook (ASA, 2008, ISBN: 9781560276821). The Caravan does it all: bush flying, geophysical exploration and mapping, patrol, air ambulance, military, sightseeing, corporate, commuter airline, skydiving, cargo and missionary and humanitarian trips. In this book, find coverage about the Caravan’s colorful history, its innovative-yet-conventional systems, pilot stories, tips and beautiful photography. Order from www.asa2fly.com.


Air Facts: Flying Glass Cockpits DVD (Sporty’s, 2008, ID# D209A). Pilots who are unfamiliar with glass-cockpit flying can ride along with Richard Collins as he explores three popular systems in this DVD. Collins highlights the Garmin G1000 found in the Cessna 182 and 400; the Avidyne FlightMax Entegra found in the Cirrus SR22; and the Cirrus Perspective by Garmin. Order from www.sportys.com.


Night Fighters: Luftwaffe and RAF Air Combat over Europe, 1939–1945 by Colin D. Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis (Naval Institute Press, 2008, ISBN: 9781591143604). Limited-visibility air combat evolved in the night skies as Britain battled Germany in WWII. Both nations greatly advanced the science of air combat in this period; this book explores the people, machines and methods that, thereafter, altered the face of aviation.


Images of Aviation: Oakland Aviation by Ronald T. Reuther and William T. Larkins (Arcadia Publishing, 2008, ISBN: 9780738556009). Oakland Airport is one of the most historic airports in the world, and the city of Oakland has seen the development of many significant aircraft developments, including gliders, the first powered dirigible in North America and flying boats. This pictorial history depicts the groundbreaking aviation advancements that occurred there.


Good Landing: Cartoons by Artists from Around the World edited by Martin Leeuwis (Martin Leeuwis Publications, 2008, ISBN: 9789080037595). Sure, flying has its serious side (i.e., rules, regulations, etc.), but part of aviation’s allure is flight itself—the freedom, the fun and the funny. This is a unique collection of more than 300 aviation cartoons from all over the world; pull it out whenever you need a good chuckle and remind yourself about why you started flying in the first place. Order from www.goodlanding.nl.



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