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Flying Warbirds: An Illustrated Profile of the Flying Heritage Collection’s Aircraft

Do you want to get an up-close look at some of the rarest airplanes in the world? Are you curious about combat aircraft from World War ll? ln deluxe hard-back volumes, Flying Warbirds brings U.S., British, German, Russian and Japanese fighting planes from the 1930s and 1940s together, complete with detailed photographs to delight every aeronautics connoisseur.The airplanes at the[Read More…]

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Book Review: SHOT DOWN,The True Story The B-17 “Susan Ruth”

For the first time, the full and complete story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Susan Ruth is shared in unbelievable detail.Shot Down was created from the vast number of letters and journals of Howard Snyder; diaries of men and women on the ground who rescued, sheltered and hid the crew; and interviews conducted by historians. Centered around the 306th Bomb[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 6 comments Articles, Aviation Books
An F-14D prepares to refuel with probe extended

A U.S. Navy F-14D Tomcat flies up with its refueling probe out preparing to connect with a tanker. The F-14 is armed with two AIM 9 Sidewinder missiles, a Paveway II Laser Guided GBU-10 2,000-pound bomb, and LANTIRN Pod, as it prepares for a bombing mission over Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.Camera Operator: SSGT MICHAEL D. GADDIS, USAF - ID:DF-SD-03-06180 / Service Depicted: Navy / 011107-F-5795G-006 / Operation / Series: ENDURING FREEDOM. ( Image via Wikipedia)

The Last Top Gun

PRESS RELEASE – Each time Dan Zimberoff fired up an F-14 Tomcat perched on the deck of an aircraft carrier, he knew that flying a fighter jet demanded a level of brashness and rock star-esque aplomb. He never forgot that he was part of an all-male team that was the envy of many – a culture that has now crashed[Read More…]

by September 4, 2014 0 comments Articles, Aviation Books
Two Steps from Glory, a World War II Liaison Pilot and His L-4H

Two Steps from Glory, a World War II Liaison Pilot and His L-4H

What happens when a young African American pilot trains to defend his country from the air then discovers that the U.S. Army really doesn’t want him, and worse, won’t let him fight? Former U.S. Army Field Artillery liaison pilot Welton I. Taylor answered that question and more with the release of his long-awaited memoir, Two Steps from Glory, a richly[Read More…]

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Berliners watch a C-54 Skymaster land at Tempelhof Airport, 1948 .USAF - United States Air Force Historical Research Agency via Cees Steijger ( Wikipedia)

The Berlin Candy Bomber

For Friday’s Aviation book we have reviewed Gail S. Halverson’s “Berlin candy Bomber.”In June 1948, Russia laid siege to Berlin, cutting off the flow of food and supplies over highways into the city. More than two million people faced economic collapse and starvation. The Americans, English, and French began a massive airlift to bring sustenance to the city and to[Read More…]

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