Fly Navy by Erik Hildebrandt (Vultures Row, 2010, ISBN: 0967404088). This coffee-table picture book commemorates 100 years of naval aviation with photos that capture the pinnacle achievements of the Navy. Aviation photographer and author Erik Hildebrandt chronicles all systems serving in naval aviation with never-before-seen photography and through the words of those brave individuals who have had the privilege to serve.
Scrambled by Martin Richard (CreateSpace, 2010, ISBN: 9781450572576). On September 11, 2001, fighter pilot Martin Richard was put to the test with high-pressure leadership. In this book, he shares the lessons he has learned while preparing for and flying in intense situations, and how he applies them to business and life. Richard has over 4,000 hours in the F-15 and F-111 fighter jets.
Cows Blow Grass by Artie Lazzarini (Xlibris, 2007, ISBN: 9781425761646). This book takes a humorous, yet thoughtful, look at flying and life. Lazzarini mixes real pilot instruction with fictional situations, from Hand Prop Start to Hangar Ghost to Hangar Thief and Alaska By Air.
Say Chocks Away by Martin Leeuwis and Ton van Andel (Martin Leeuwis Publications, 2010, ISBN: 9789490008031). In the eighth book of an aviation humor series, author Leeuwis, a fighter pilot, and cartoonist van Andel, a technical officer in the Royal Netherland Air Force, feature 60 anecdotes and more than 150 cartoons regarding general and military aviation. Visit www.humor.aero.
Penelope Pilot and Her First Day As Captain by Lynda Meeks (Girls With Wings, 2010, ISBN: 9780615344331). This full-color children’s book is entertaining and educational as it follows the adventures of Penelope, a young girl who’s about to launch on her first flight as captain. Author Lynda Meeks flew helicopters and airplanes during 12 years with the U.S. Army and today she flies a Citation X for a fractional airline. Visit www.girlswithwings.com.