Jump to content


First Class Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by FlyingVizsla

  1. A technical work initially compiled in 1986 and updated. Performance charts, graphs, analysis, formulas
  2. From the North American P-51 Mustang, to the "Spirit of St. Louis," and even NASA's Space Shuttle, this spectacular collection examines who's who and how-to on some of the most incredible aircraft ever developed. Focusing on the unique aspects and performance characteristics of one of 32 aircraft—including the Culver Cadet, Transavia Airtruk, Saab Safari, and DeHavilland Chipmunk—each chapter brings the planes to life by describing exactly how it feels to be behind the controls. Historical and personal anecdotes further illustrate how diverse the field of aviation is and how far it's come since the days of the Wright brothers.
  3. https://www.google.com.au/books/edition/1932_Flying_and_Glider_Manual/2imYtwAACAAJ?hl=en Airplanes -- Design and construction, Airplanes, Home-built Build and Fly - Pietenpol Air-Camper, Powell PH Racer, Heath Super Soarer Glider, Penguin, Ramsay Flying Bathtub; plans, construction methods.
  4. Biography of Harry Purvis. Born in Australia 1909, he met Charles Kingsford Smith and began a flying career that spanned almost 50 years and 25,000 hours as a barnstormer, member of a flying circus and Airline pilot. During WWII he served in the RAAF rising through the ranks. 1951 with P.G. Taylor he made the first crossing of the lower Pacific to South America.
  5. Flying Ultralights contains a series of 19 exercises, laid out in 31 lessons, from ab-initio to formation flying & navigation.
  6. This important book brings an air traffic controller's perspective to the mistakes pilots commonly make in controlled airspace. Veteran controller John Stewart has spent years observing pilots display their lack of education, lack of flight preparation, inability to communicate effectively, ignorance of resistance to regulations, and other dangerous flaws. This book is his attempt to help pilots fly more safely in controlled airspace and to introduce them to new and coming air traffic control technology. Note that this is an American book and some regulations and practices are not applicable in Australian; but there are still lessons to be learned.
  7. Most in-flight emergencies can be safely resolved if the pilot has the proper training and mental attitude. This information-packed manual for private and recreational pilots, flight instructors, and students describes a variety of procedures you can use to pre-empt or successfully cope with almost any emergency situation. Emphasizing the importance of preflight preparation and awareness of changing flight conditions, author Jerry A. Eichenberger, a commercial pilot and flight instructor, explains how your reactions in the cockpit can affect the outcome of potential problems, such as thunderstorms; icing; engine, communications, and electrical system failures; straying off course or becoming lost; and flying in IFR conditions. By following the advice in this practical guide, you'll establish a regular training routine that will not only improve your ability to handle emergencies but also reduce your chances of finding yourself in emergency situations.
  8. Aircraft and the three-dimensional environment in which they operate are not user-friendly for human beings. As a result, developing and maintaining the proficiencies necessary to safely and efficiently fly an airplane or helicopter are difficult, time-consuming, and costly. Flight training has barely progressed beyond the basics, perhaps because of a typical pilot's limited time and money. Training remains a sort of crash course in not crashing, with almost exclusive concentration on physically coordinating, manoeuvring, and manually handling-not manhandling-an aircraft.
  9. You are there on the flight deck as ten major airline accidents unfold in concise and spellbinding detail. The fascinating, ongoing story of how international passenger jet flying has developed through tragedy to become safer than walking down the street! Why these airliners crashed and the valuable lessons learned are fully revealed in this informative book.
  10. Covers the period from 1977-1991. 14 aircraft disasters analysed.
  11. This in-depth book analyses 18 individual air crashes and provides a detailed and descriptive text for each incident. Specially commissioned illustrations and artwork by noted Australian aviation artist, Matthew Tesch, fill this dynamic collection. 77 maps and diagrams.
  12. FlyingVizsla


    This book argues that 'airspace' – the transitional area between check-in desk and baggage carousel – must be regarded as a discrete destination on any map of our age. Not so much about planes as the human interaction with flying and travel, from the architecture of airports, to films, historical events, advertising, disasters etc.
  13. Ian, Just wondering if a category for "Aircraft" is a possibility. I have a number of books dedicated to one particular marque eg DC-3, Lancs, or a particular type eg Bushplanes, or era EAA 1932, or locality. These are usually devoid of personal stories but full of specifications, photos, lists etc.
  14. Ian, I had to set up most of the earlier books from scratch, because there was no, or little, response to the ISBN. I have a couple of good ones with no ISBN, so I will try a dummy 00000.. I am intending to return to them and give them a fuller description and rating. I am very busy at the moment, but the temptation to re-read is overwhelming! I was part way through Jack Flyer and had to get back to the other books. Technology has not been kind to me the last few months with my computer having BSoD constantly, then black screen and corrupted back-ups, exchanged under warranty, then d
  15. Pictorial history of the Flying Doctor, from John Flynn's initial concept to the service in the early 1990's. Remote locations, bases, accidents, planes, people, and personal stories. Coffee table size book.
  16. Copiously illustrated history of major Australian airline from its origins in Western Queensland in 1920 to its privatisation in 1995. Discusses topics such as the first international flights, the role of Qantas in WWII, and the introduction of jet aircraft. Author is a journalist and former war correspondent, who worked for Qantas from 1964-1969 and also has acted as a consultant for other airlines.
  17. The story of Jack Flyer, a young man who taught himself to fly the early ultralights in the 1980's and made the mistakes we are all familiar with. A gripping, candid tale in the form of a diary, set in rural Victoria, Australia.
  18. Biography of Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974), An aviation record breaker, idolised by Americans, his personal life was as challenging as his flying, from the kidnapping of his child, to his support for the Nazis during WWII, to his death from cancer.
  19. Foreword by Gaby Kennard. The autobiography of Nancy Bird who obtained her commercial pilot's licence at 19, barnstormed with other pilots, flew the Outback, travelled to Europe and American and founded the Australian Women Pilots' Association.
  20. From WWI pilot to founding Australia's first commercial airline, WA Airways, carrying mail and passengers, searching for Kingsford-Smith and Ulm, looking for Lasseter's Lost Reef to joining the RAAF in WWII.
  21. A collection of photos, maps and drawings of over 100 historic sites prepared and generally used by the air forces as the war moved north. The text and illustrations show where they were, what they became, when they were there and how long they remained there. Includes recollections by veterans and witnesses. Includes a list of runways and their location (latitude and longitude), magnetic bearing, length, width, slopes and surface. Provides a list of abbreviations, a bibliography, index, and fold-out maps.
  22. History and colour photographs of DC-3's in Australia.
  23. The Zero, Hurricane & P-38 The Mitsubishi Zero was Japan's most feared warplane, the Hawker Hurricane was the RAFÆs first monoplane fighter, and Lockheed's P-38 Lightning was credited with shooting down more Japanese aircraft than any other American warplane. Filled with detailed highlights of each aircraft's development plus a broad overview of its operational history. Legends of the Air 4. 32 color pgs.
  24. When she disappeared in 1937 over a shark-infested sea, Amelia Earhart had lived up to her wish - internationally famous, a daring and pioneering aviator, and ambassador extraordinary for the United States. Married to a man with a genius for publicity, her life was crowded, demanding and adventurous.
  25. This volume takes a controversial look at pilots who attempt to undermine aviation by ignoring the rules. It covers the dangers caused by the rogue aviator and offers a solution to the problem.
  • Create New...