Electric Flying Machine
|Confessions of a Pilot - by Gene Seibel
Read the account of a pilot and his twenty year love affair with flying. Explore 170 pages of memories, dreams and fears, spanning two decades of adventures in his beloved 1958 Piper Tri-Pacer. Whether you are a pilot who may have found yourself in this pilot's shoes, an aspiring pilot looking for insight, or someone who simply believes the spice of life is going beyond ordinary, everyday, earthbound activities, this is a book for you. Author's Website.
|Dogs Don't Fly - by David Wilson
Nevell was not like other dogs. He knew that he was expected to become a farmer like his father. However, the little beagle dreamed of finding his own path to happiness. He longed for adventure. He had often wondered how the cats could fly through the air. He made a decision to do what no dog had ever done. Patch was an old tom cat and lived a solitary life. One day Nevell came into his life. He knew the place that cats and dogs held in society. However with age and wisdom comes a greater understanding of the world. Patch would challenge the belief that "Dogs don't fly." This small act would change what the whole world believed to be unchangeable. It would prove that anything was possible. Author's Website.
|Caravan: Cessna's Swiss Knife With Wings - by J.D. Lewis|
From its colorful history to its innovative yet conventional aircraft systems, this chronicle details the entire story of the Cessna Caravan, a single-engine propjet. Introduced in 1985, this utility aircraft with a gargantuan engine is a rugged, reliable, and versatile plane that is fully explored in this record. Entertaining and enlightening, this examination of the plane that operates in more than 70 countries and is often referred to as “the flying SUV” contains interesting pilot stories, historical anecdotes, and dozens of expert flying tips that cover everything from preflight troubleshooting to executing smooth landings.
|Jungle Pilot - by Russell Hitt
In 1956, pilot Nate Saint and four other missionaries were killed in Ecuador by the Waodani(Auca) Indians they had come to serve. See how Nate faced and solved the many problems unique to jungle flying. Now Nate's gripping story of faithful service for Christ is brought up to date through the epilogue written by his son, Steve. This is the story on which the movie End of the Spear is based.
|A Gift of Wings - by Richard Bach
Richard Bach describes the marvel of flight so well in his easily-digested shorts about airplanes, personal journeys, and philosophy. I almost don't need the book anymore- several of the stories are so easily recalled, not for their context of wings and propellers and runways, but for the enthusiastic care for freedom and self-determination that Bach extends to the reader.
|Nothing by Chance - by Richard Bach
Setting out to explore his beliefs in the environment of a simpler time, Richard Bach shares the adventure of one magical summer he spent as an old-fashioned barnstormer flying an antique biplane. The journey is another soaring personal adventure of wonder and insight from the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. HC: Macmillan.
|Biplane - by Richard Bach
In a sublime journey toward understanding time and space, Richard Bach takes flight through American skies in a 1929 biplane. Soaring from New Jersey to California, he learns to navigate by following railroads and highways, masters the dangers of thunderstorms, and tastes the exhilaration of flying. Biplane describes a magnificent personal quest.
|Stranger to the Ground - by Richard Bach
Called "a classic of the men who sail the upper regions of the earth" (New York Times), Stranger to the Ground is the story of a night mission from England to southern France through a harrowing storm that carried Bach close to violent death.
A Sky of My Own
- by Molly Bernheim
Simple honest words from a lady who started scared of her husband's flying, and ended up as an instructor. From the 1950's, when married biochemistry teachers didn't hang out at the local airport and fly little planes, comes a book of what it feels like to fly. Wonderfully written, you are in the cockpit for spins, solo, exams and long flights. The private terror, the open joy. Absorbing reading.
- by Evelyn Husband
Evelyn Husband describes how her husband, Rick, commander of the ill-fated space shuttle Columbia, grew up longing to be an astronaut; how his dream came true; and how it ended with his death in Columbia's explosion in February 2003. But this is at its heart a story of Christian faith; as Rick's career developed, he grew from a nominal believer into one who would write, in the last day of his journal, "Lord-I want to do Your will and I want to be a godly man."
|The Cannibal Queen : A Flight into the Heart of America
- by Stephen Coonts|
In The Cannibal Queen, Coonts turns his storytelling genius to nonfiction with an exultant account of the summer of '91 -- of three glorious months spent exploring America from the cockpit of a 1942 Stearman vintage biplane. Joining the ranks of John Steinbeck and Charles Kuralt, Coonts takes us on an extraordinary adventure, touching down in all forty-eight of the continental United States, from sea to shining sea.
|Flight of the Gin Fizz - by Henry Kisor
The acclaimed author of Zephyr and What's That Pig Outdoors? confronts his midlife blues by piloting a small plane across America--an unforgettable voyage of self-discovery and high adventure. Fans of Zephyr will find Kisor to be the same, good-humored tour guide, and the cast of characters he meets to be as colorful and varied as the American landscape over which he travels.
|Zero 3 Bravo - by Mariana Gosnell
With all the exhilaration that comes from being up in the sky alone, with the warmth that comes from being on the ground with the people at small airports, former Newsweek reporter Mariana Gosnell tells the story of her three-month adventure in her single engine tailwheel airplane, Zero Three Bravo. Every takeoff is an adventure and every anecdote brings readers closer to falling in love with flying.
|Flight of Passage - by Rinker Buck
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 up in an aviation family, the two boys bought an old Piper Cub, restored it themselves, and set out on the grand journey. Buck is a great storyteller, and once you get airborne with the boys you find yourself absorbed in a story of adventure and family drama.
These handbooks present the latest civil aviation directives gathered from the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) for pilots, flight crew, and aviation maintenance technicians. All regulations that have changed since the last release are precisely marked and indexed to provide a clear listing of subject matter and to refer pilots and staff to the correct paragraph or regulation number.
|Fire and Air - by Patty Wagstaff
Wagstaff spent the first 30 years of her life surviving a dysfunctional family, an abusive marriage, and the counterculture. She then learned to fly with such authority that she won the U.S. National Acrobatic Championship thrice and became an acknowledged leading figure in airshow displays and competitive acrobatics. She describes her earlier years but then she and the book take to the air, delivering a classic flyer's narrative and imparting far more genuinely interesting information about modern acrobatic competition, its people and machines, and Wagstaff herself.
|Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard the Mir
NASA and the Crisis Aboard Mir is overwhelming in its scope and breadth of detail, culled from interviews and transcripts of recorded conversations between the astronauts and cosmonauts on Mir and Russian Mission Control. Burrough delves deeply into the lives of the 11 people who lived aboard Mir from 1995 to 1998. What we soon discover is simultaneously disheartening and fascinating: the men and women who would be astronauts must run a gauntlet of hazings, are judged professionally on their personal lives, and win flight assignments through serendipity as often as through hard work. --Jhana Bach