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Best of the Web: More aviation books for the summer

In addition to the list we came up with last Sunday, here are a few more aviation books focused on military aviation or history which you might want to add to your summer reading list: Battle Flight – RAF Air Defence Projects and Weapons since 1945. Military aviation buffs interested in air defense and weapons, […]

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Best of the Web: Aviation books for armchair adventures

If winter weather still has you grounded and waiting for spring, check out the following aviation books that will let you do some armchair flying: British Experimental Combat Aircraft of World War II. British military aviation buffs take note, Tony Buttler’s 268-page British Experimental Combat Aircraft of World War II covers 35 aircraft from the […]

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Best of the Web: Winter reading for pilots

If winter weather has you grounded as a pilot, check out some of these aviation books that will have you feeling like you are still in the pilot’s seat: Coastal Dawn. GetReading.com has a short book review about local author Andrew Bird and his new book Coastal Dawn which chronicles the actions of the courageous […]

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Best of the Web: Fall aviation books (plus one forgotten movie)

Autumn is already here and pilots or aviation buffs alike looking for something to read might want to check out a few of these aviation books along with one (probably forgotten) movie: Top Secret Boeing.  Written by historian Bob Shaw, “Top Secret Boeing” tells the story about how British military scientists at Defford Airfield worked […]

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The golden age of British aviation art

The Telegraph has a fascinating article about the golden age of British aviation art back when flying was still new and the preserve of “crackpots, inventors and the goggled rich…” Hence, the general public needed to be convinced that flying was safe and that’s where aviation art came into play. Apparently, British aviation art for […]

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Going to the Farnborough Air Show? There’s an app for that.

I’ve been going to the Farnborough Airshow since I was a little boy and more recently as a journalist and then as an aviation marketing person, and I can tell you that there’s nothing more irritating that schlepping around all day with a pocket encyclopaedia in your bag. This weighty tome is the exhibitors guide. […]

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Best of the Web: Aviation books for summer reading

Pilots who are grounded or have some spare time for summer reading might want to check out a few of these books worth having on a summer aviation reading list: Lost in Shangri La. Tracy, the blogger behind the Around the Pattern blog, has mentioned “Lost in Shangri-La” by Mitchell Zuckoff. The book is about […]

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