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Aviation Maintenance Technician Oral & Practical Exam Guide

by Dale Crane & Raymond E. Thompson Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (May 02, 2016)

The oral and practical exams are the last steps for certification of an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT). The AMT Oral & Practical Exam Guide by industry expert Dale Crane (edited by Raymond E. Thompson)...


The Visual Dictionary of Transportation

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Transportation gives readers the chance to explore ancient and modern transport, on road, rails, water, or in the air. Convenient and affordable, this book is the perfect tool to discover...


FAR/AIM 2015

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today’s environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system....


Dancing in the Sky: The Royal Flying Corps in Canada

by C.W. Hunt Dundurn (February 02, 2009)

Dancing in the Sky is the first complete telling of the First World War fighter pilot training initiative established by the British in response to losses occurring in European skies in 1916.


Mavericks of the Sky: The First Daring Pilots of the U.S. Air Mail

by Barry Rosenberg & Catherine Macaulay HarperCollins e-books (May 03, 2011)

It was the pilots of the U.S. Air Mail service who made it possible for flight to evolve from an impractical and deadly fad to today's worldwide network of airlines. Nicknamed "The Suicide Club," this small...


Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North

by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail Dundurn (September 10, 2014)

With historical research and rare interviews, explore the highs and lows of aviation north of the 60th parallel. This journey takes readers from hot air balloons above the Klondike gold fields, to international...


Airplane Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration & David Soucie Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel...


Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, created by the Federal Aviation Administration, is the official reference manual for pilots at all levels. An indispensable and invaluable encyclopedia, it deals with...


Helicopter Instructor's Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

Compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration, this handbook is the ultimate technical manual for any flight instructor who must teach inexperienced students how to fly helicopters. Whether your course ends...


Alaska's First Bush Pilots, 1923-30: And The Winter In Siberia For Eielson and Borland

by Jim Rearden & Richard Wien Alaska Northwest Books (January 14, 2014)

This book follows the careers of Alaska's pioneering pilots, who, with cranky open-cockpit biplanes, started the great change in Alaska's way of travel. Aviation first arrived at Fairbanks, the trade center...


Naked Airport

by Alastair Gordon Metropolitan Books (April 21, 2014)

The first full cultural history of the ultimate modern structure: the airport, revealed as never before ...

Since its origins in the muddy fields of flying machines, the airport has arguably become one of the...


Air Canada: The History

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (February 17, 2014)

Begun as a social experiment in 1937, Air Canada has evolved into one of the world's greatest airlines, an integral part of this country's social fabric. During the course of its 75-year history, the airline...


Topgun Days

by Dave Baranek Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations...


Seaplanes along the Inside Passage: The Highs and Lows of a Modern Bush Pilot

by Gerry Bruder Alaska Northwest Books (December 30, 2013)

This true life adventure provides readers with a fascinating firsthand account of the daily experiences of a young pilot becoming seasoned in the singular, often spectacular profession of bush flying.


Instrument Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (September 03, 2013)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Instrument Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and controllers with the knowledge and skills required to operate an aircraft in instrument...


The Flight Navigator Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

The Flight Navigator Handbook provides information on all phases of air navigation and is a source of reference for everyone in the field, from navigators to navigator students.

This handbook explains how to...


Flight of Passage: A True Story

by Rinker Buck Hachette Books (March 05, 2013)

Writer Rinker Buck looks back more than 30 years to a summer when he and his brother, at ages 15 and 17 respectively, became the youngest duo to fly across America, from New Jersey to California. Having grown...


Aeronautical Chart Users Guide

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 01, 2012)

A critical reference tool for any aeronautical navigator, the ninth edition of the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide presents the most up-to-date information on charts adhering to Visual Flight Rule (VFR) and...


Advanced Avionics Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (December 12, 2011)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Advanced Avionics Handbook is a critical tool for anyone seriously interested in flying modern airplanes. As modern technology continues to revolutionize the science of...


Aviation Weather Services Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration & National Weather Service Skyhorse (April 28, 2010)

This official handbook provides an authoritative tool for pilots, flight instructors, and those studying for pilot certification. From both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Weather Service,...


Aircraft Inspection and Repair

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (January 01, 2010)

With every deadly airplane disaster or near-miss, it becomes more and more clear that proper inspection and repair of all aircraft is essential to safety in the air. When no manufacturer repair or maintenance...


Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3A)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (September 11, 2011)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pi-lots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel...


Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8261-1A)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (August 01, 2011)

Designed as a technical reference for instrument-rated pilots who want to maximize their skills in an “Instrument Flight Rules” environment, this revised and up-to-date edition of the Federal Aviation Administration’s...


Why Planes Crash

by David Soucie & Ozzie Cheek Skyhorse (September 14, 2011)

Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of perishing in a plane crash,...


Risk Management Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (July 03, 2012)

Every day in the United States, over two million men, women, and children step onto an aircraft and place their lives in the hands of strangers. As anyone who has ever flown knows, modern flight offers unparalleled...


Practical Guide to the CFI Checkride: Study Guide for the Ground Portion of the FAA Practical Exam

by Gregg Brightwell Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (June 15, 2013)

Earning a flight instructor certificate (CFI) from the FAA is challenging and requires an immense amount of training and preparation and this book clarifies, in plain language, exactly what flight instructor...


Microsoft® Flight Simulator as a Training Aid: A Guide for Pilots, Instructors, and Virtual Aviators

by Bruce Williams Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (June 20, 2013)

PC-based simulations, though touted by many in the aviation community as excellent flight training aids, are not being used to their full potential. This guide and the accompanying CD illustrate how to get the...


Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes

by Ron Fowler Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (May 08, 2013)

Originally published as two separate books, this newly combined edition now brings together comprehensive instruction on going up and coming back down. The book shows pilots how to develop total awareness for...


Alaska's Bush Planes

by Ned Rozell & Harmon “Bud” Helmericks Alaska Northwest Books (April 18, 2013)

A perfect choice for the aviation enthusiast, Alaska's Bush Planes is loaded with a large selection of photographs of small aircraft including float, ski wheel, and amphibian planes. Also included is information...


The Ice Pilots: Flying with the Mavericks of the Great White North

by Michael Vlessides Douglas & McIntyre (December 29, 2011)

As seen on TV!

The Ice Pilots follows renegade Arctic airline Buffalo Airways, and pilots who defy the cold and the competition by using WWII era propeller planes likes the DC-3 to haul vital fuel, supplies,...


Galloping on Wings with the P-51 Mustang: Diary of an Air Race Pilot

by Howie Keefe Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (April 01, 2007)

The famed P-51 Mustang, one of the most recognizable aircrafts of the World War II era, is at the heart of this enthralling memoir. After making extreme modifications to a surplus P-51 dubbed “Miss America”—installing...


Flight Instructor Oral Exam Guide: The Comprehensive Guide to Prepare You for the FAA Oral Exam

by Michael D. Hayes Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (February 01, 2013)

Updated to reflect important FAA regulatory, procedural, and training changes, this essential study aid provides candidate pilots as well as licensed pilots who need a refresher with the tools necessary to pass...


Flying Canucks II: Pioneers of Canadian Aviation

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (May 01, 2002)

In his second book about Canadian aviation, Peter Pigott examines the lives of several of these innovators.


Fall of an Arrow

by Murray Peden Dundurn (April 01, 2003)

A detailed account of the CF-105 Arrow, the plane that was supposed to put Canada on the map as a leader in supersonic flight technology.


The Sky's the Limit: Canadian Women Bush Pilots

by Joyce Spring Natural Heritage (October 25, 2006)

These are the stories of early intrepid Canadian women bush pilots from the late 1940s onwards, who set new records of achievement in northern Canada.


Helicopter Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (January 08, 2013)

Compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration, this handbook is the ultimate technical manual for anyone who flies or wants to learn to fly a helicopter. If you’re preparing for private, commercial, or flight...


On Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (March 01, 2005)

This comprehensive history showcases 50 aircraft designed, built, and/or flown by Canadians.


The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual

by Gregory N. Brown & Mark J. Holt Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (December 17, 2012)

Designed for the pilot of piston-engine aircraft or the transitioning military pilot studying for that first corporate or airline interview, or even the old pro brushing up on turbine aircraft operations, this...


Helicopter Pilot Oral Exam Guide

by Ryan Dale Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (November 01, 2012)

This indispensable tool prepares helicopter pilots for their one-on-one checkride with an FAA examiner. Answers to the most commonly asked questions, clarification on the requirements of the written and oral...


The Proficient Pilot, Volume 3: Flying Wisdom

by Barry Schiff Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (February 13, 1997)

A compilation of Barry Schiff’s monthly column in AOPA Pilot, the popular aviation periodical, these books contain favorite articles from over the years in three volumes that are arranged by subject. These...


Chloe the Jumbo Jet: A Problem of Olympic Proportions

by Ciandress Jackson eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

In this introductory edition to the Chloe the Jumbo Jet Book Series, Chloe and pals go on their first mission as new jumbo jets at Wheels Up International Airport. Travel across the pond with Chloe and friends...


Royal Flying Corps Kitbag

by Mark Hillier Frontline Books (March 30, 2020)

The Royal Flying Corps was formed by Royal Warrant on 13 April 1912, and came into being a month later when the Air Battalion was absorbed into the Military Wing of the new Corps in May. In the days following...


Atlantic Fever

by Joe Jackson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 07, 2012)

For five weeks--from April 14 to May 21, 1927--the world held its breath while fourteen aviators took to the air to capture the $25,000 prize that Raymond Orteig offered to the first man to cross the Atlantic...


Permanent Emergency

by Kip Hawley & Nathan Means St. Martin's Press (April 23, 2012)

Since 2001 the TSA has accepted responsibility for protecting over two million people a day at U.S. airports and managing transportation operations around the world. But how effective is this beleaguered agency,...


Powering the World's Airliners

by Reiner Decher Air World (February 28, 2020)

The first efforts of man to fly were limited by his ability to generate sufficient power to lift a heavier-than-air machine off the ground. Propulsion and thrust have therefore been the most fundamental elements...


Safer Skies

by David Soucie & Ozzie Cheek Skyhorse (February 17, 2015)

The past and future of airline safetya memoir of successes, crashes, and near missesby a former FAA accident inspector.

Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though...


Bracing for Impact

by Lindy Philip, Robin Suerig Holleran & David Soucie Skyhorse (October 27, 2015)

Surviving is a true blessing that few get to experience."

Being strapped in the seat of a plane as it plunges into a nosedive midair is everyone's worst nightmare. Bracing for Impact's compilers and contributors...


The Crowd Pleasers

by Pete Fusco Skyhorse (January 02, 2018)

An adventure-filled romp through one of aviation’s most notable, dangerous and entertaining pursuits: airshows! In the early days of aviation, all flights were airshows. Spectators gathered whenever a new...


Famous First Flights

by Lowell Thomas, Richard Garriott & Owen Garriott Skyhorse (November 15, 2016)

Within this classic volume are the tales, tribulations, and ultimate triumphs behind some of the most spectacular and break-taking aerodynamic feats of early twentieth century aviation. Recounted firsthand from...


Before Topgun Days

by Dave Baranek Skyhorse (March 15, 2016)

Becoming the best doesn't happen overnight; you've got to work for it.

Before becoming an instructor in the Navy's Topgun program, Dave Bio" Baranek was just another kid with a dream. Upon graduating from college,...