FAR/AIM 2010 by the FAA (Skyhorse Publishing, 2009, ISBN: 9781602397286). As all aviators know, the skies have no room for mistakes. In this newest edition of one of the FAA’s most important books, all regulations, procedures and illustrations are brought up to date to reflect current data. This is an indispensable resource for aviators.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner by Guy Norris and Mark Wagner (Zenith Press, 2009, ISBN: 9780760328156). The Dreamliner has generated more excitement and orders than any commercial airplane in Boeing’s history. This is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the company’s new twin-engine jet airliner. Through hundreds of photos, it details the design, building and drama behind Boeing’s first airplane since the 777.
U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Since 1912, Fourth Edition by Peter B. Mersky (Naval Institute Press, 2009, ISBN: 9781591145165). This is the only book to describe the entire history of the U.S. Marine Corps’ air arm. With hundreds of rare photos, this fourth edition represents a major redesign and update of the last edition, published over a decade ago. Campaigns in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Balkans, Central America and Southwest Asia all are covered.
21st Century Flight Training: General Aviation Manual for Primary Flight Training in the New Millenium by Sean E. Lane (ASA, 2009, ISBN: 9781560277200). This powerful resource offers innovative solutions to training challenges in today’s increasingly complex aircraft and flight environment. The book discusses core concepts, new training models and all the primary flight training maneuvers from the perspective of an examiner with countless checkride insights.
Songs of the Archaeopteryx: Tales of People…and the Airplanes Who Love Them by Keoki Gray (Keoki Gray, 2009, ISBN: 9781601459978). This collection of stories features tales of aerial adventure and the interesting people drawn to small airplanes, flight training and aerobatics. Based on the author’s 32+ years in aviation, this anthology will profoundly touch those who are called by the sky. Order from www.booklocker.com.