Flying Above the Glass Ceiling by Captain Nina Anderson (Safe Goods, 2009, ISBN: 9781884820946). Of the 600,000+ U.S. pilots, only 6% are women, and only 4% of ATP-rated pilots are female. Retired pilot Nina Anderson tells her story and takes us through the accomplishments of women flyers. This inspiring, entertaining and educational read has a resource chapter for women interested in launching flying careers
Death from the Heavens: A History of Strategic Bombing by Kenneth P. Werrell (Naval Institute Press, 2009, ISBN: 9781591149408).Written by a historian and U.S. Air Force pilot who’s an expert on the technology of bombing and its application, this is the first book to take a comprehensive look at the history of strategic bombing, including its theory, hardware and operations.
North American’s T-6: A Definitive History of the World’s Most Famous Trainer by Dan Hagedorn (Specialty Press, 2009, ISBN: 9781580071246). For decades, the T-6 served as an advanced trainer for military pilots worldwide. With nearly 500 historic photos and drawings, this is the most comprehensive history of the T-6 ever written. Order at www.specialtypress.com
A Dream of Pilots by Philip Handleman (Pelican Publishing, 2009, ISBN: 9781589805705). Presenting the lives of more than 20 aviation luminaries, this middle reader is a celebration of man’s aspirations for the skies. From the story of the Wright brothers to that of Alan Shepard Jr., Handleman introduces young readers to the history of modern flight and the inspiring figures who followed their dreams to navigate over vast oceans, set records and eventually rocket into space
Sporty’s Flight Review DVD (Sporty’s, 2009, ID# D408A). Sporty’s covers topics every pilot should be prepared for in a flight review. This DVD has been updated with all-new weather sections, including an Internet weather segment that shows pilots how to get better briefings. The program is FAA Wings–approved and satisfies the FAA Pilot Proficiency Program requirement. Order at www.sportys.com.