Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October 2008

October 2008

Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit on a Secret Operational Mission by Richard H. Graham (Zenith, 2008, ISBN: 9780760332399). Able to fly at three times the speed of sound and at altitudes above 80,000 feet, the SR-71 is among the most technologically advanced aircraft ever produced. Retired SR-71 pilot and squadron leader Graham writes about a top-secret mission in the famed spy plane.

Magnificent Disaster: The Failure of Market Garden, the Arnhem Operation, September 1944 by David Bennett (Casemate, 2008, ISBN: 9781932033854). Market Garden involved three paratrooper divisions dropping behind enemy lines to join armored columns that were attempting to circumvent the Third Reich’s heartland and end WWII. Bennett chronicles this spectacular (and disastrous) Allied offensive.

Damian DelGaizo’s Tailwheel: 101 DVD (Barnstormer Pictures, 2008, ISBN: 9780615223322). Renowned tailwheel instructor Damian DelGaizo, of the Andover Flight Academy in Andover, N.J., presents his first instructional DVD, covering all aspects of the tailwheel endorsement. Place your order at


Images Of Aviation: LaGuardia Airport by Joshua Stoff (Arcadia, 2008, ISBN: 9780738557991). Written by the curator of the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island, this book covers one of the busiest airports in America. LaGuardia was conceived in the mid-1930s when Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia realized the need for a great airport in New York City. At the time of its 1939 opening, it was the largest and most advanced commercial airport in the world.

Avro Lancaster: The Bomber that Won the War by Peter C. Smith (Midland, 2008, ISBN: 9781857803051). The Lancaster, an RAF heavy bomber, had its first mission in 1942, and the aircraft was an instant success. By the end of WWII, it had carried out 156,000 missions and dropped over 600,000 tons of high-explosive bombs and more than 51 million incendiary bombs. Featuring a stunning collection of photographs, this book depicts the legendary Lancaster.


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