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Aircraft Year Book 1929 Wings of Industry, Wings of Commerce, Wings of Travel, Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc.
1 Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc. Aircraft Year Book 1929 Wings of Industry, Wings of Commerce, Wings of Travel
New York Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc. 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Poor dust jacket 
Bv; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Poor dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has split at the rear spine joint . There are several other smallish edge tears, some noticeable chipping and toning. "The year 1928 - reviewed in this, the eleventh successive edition of the Aircraft Year Book - witnessed an amazing transformation of aeronautics in the United States. Flying became a recognized public service. The end of the year - the twenty-fifth anniversary of human flight - found it well to the fore among other means of transportation." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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WHEN GRANDMA LEARNED TO FLY A Flight Instructor's Nightmare, Ames, Earline (with Roy Richardson)
2 Ames, Earline (with Roy Richardson) WHEN GRANDMA LEARNED TO FLY A Flight Instructor's Nightmare
San Jose, CA Leap Frog Press 1998 0966395506 / 9780966395501 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine with no dust jacket Trade PB Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This edition is paperback. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy is inscribed by the author. "Earline is the perfect example of a flying grandmother. I first met Earline shortly after she had taken a flight with the Chief Administrator of our school. Although I had seen her previously while I was working with other students, I didn't know what she was doing at the school or what rating she was pursuing. All I knew was that she looked very prepared for whatever she was studying. Actually, I thought she was getting ready for a flight review." ; Signed by Author 
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This Flying Game, Arnold, H. H. and Ira C. Eaker
3 Arnold, H. H. and Ira C. Eaker This Flying Game
New York Funk & Wagnalls Company 1942 2nd Edition; 3rd Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold (June 25, 1886 January 15, 1950) was an American general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and General of the Air Force. Arnold was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps (19381941) , Commanding General of the U. S. Army Air Forces, the only U. S. Air Force general to hold five-star rank, and the only officer to hold a five-star rank in two different U. S. Military services. Arnold was also the founder of Project RAND, which evolved into one of the world's largest non-profit global policy think tanks, the RAND Corporation, and one of the founders of Pan American World Airways." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Twenty Smiling Eagles, Bohrer, Walt and Ann (with a foreword by Robert Scott Jr.)
4 Bohrer, Walt and Ann (with a foreword by Robert Scott Jr.) Twenty Smiling Eagles
New York Vantage Press 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good Dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a light slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though the edges are noticeably toned. The endpapers have some beginning toning. This copy has been signed by author Walt Bohrer, with an inscription, on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has edge wear, nicking, small chips missing and several small edge tears. "Admiral Byrd, Frank Hawks, Jimmy Doolittle.... But wait a minute! Walt an Ann Bohrer have not cast them in their usual roles. Not on your Curtiss Jenny. In Twenty Smiling Eagles, you will find little-known moments in the lives of well-known people." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Yesterday's Wings, Bowers, Pete  &  Publications Division of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
5 Bowers, Pete & Publications Division of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Yesterday's Wings
Washington, DC Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 1974 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
B&W Photographs; This is a First Edition thus, a bound collection of articles from Yesterday's Wings. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was most likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's address plate on the front pastedown page. "Just fifteen years ago Pete Bowers wrote the first Yesterday's Wings article for the AOPA Pilot, the official publication of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Today the popular series continues, and so do the requests for a bound collection of Yesterday's Wings articles. " 
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BEYOND THE WILD BLUE A History of the U. S. Air Force 1947-1997, Boyne, Walter J. (with a foreword by Hugh Sidey)
6 Boyne, Walter J. (with a foreword by Hugh Sidey) BEYOND THE WILD BLUE A History of the U. S. Air Force 1947-1997
New York St. Martin's Press 1997 0312154747 / 9780312154745 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Color Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with the exception of some beginning bumping / wrinkling to the top spine end. This copy of the book has been signed by a group of co-workers wishing their commander good luck & G*d speed as he moves to another assignment. The officer is a Col. Don Schell (possibly of the Air Force Reserve as there is a sticker with the Reserve symbol on the front endpaper. The signatures cover the front pastedown and endpaper. "Sept 18,1997, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the United States Air Force. Over the five decades of its existence, the USAF has distinguished itself in wars both hot and cold; in the process, it has pioneered the most amazing advances in technology that the world has ever seen." ; Signed by Collection of Signatures 
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Airplane Instruments Parts 1-2, Brimm, Jr. , Daniel J. and H. G. Wintersteen
7 Brimm, Jr. , Daniel J. and H. G. Wintersteen Airplane Instruments Parts 1-2
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1943 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is an inked number on the front free page. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Jet Aircraft Power Systems Second Edition, Casamassa, Jack V. & Ralph D. Bent
8 Casamassa, Jack V. & Ralph D. Bent Jet Aircraft Power Systems Second Edition
New York Mcgraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1957 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is presumed to be issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some edge wear, bumping and fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The covers have a couple of faint-ish spots of ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. "Fantastic advancements have been made during the past decade in the performance of gas-turbine power plants. Only a few years ago, a jet engine which would produce 6,000 lbs of thrust was considered a high-performance power plant. Pressure ratios of 5:1 were excellent, and fuel consumption of 1 lb ber pound of thrust per hour was outstanding. Today it is realized that these performance figures were indeed humble beginnings for the great progress that was to take place." 
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Trimotor and Trail, Cooley, Earl
9 Cooley, Earl Trimotor and Trail
Missoula, MT Mountain Press Publishing Co. 1984 0878421734 / 9780878421732 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Joe BOddy Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The text pages have underlining on several pages (in black marker) - about fifteen pages total, with mostly light underlining. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips along with a medium chip missing from the bottom front spine joint. "In Trimotor and Trail, Earl Cooley tells of times, places, and events lost to history. Like that of the free trapper, the buffalo hunter, and the plains cowboy before him, the world Earl Cooley knew as a young man was quickly plowed and paved behind him. Future generations will know it only from journals like this one." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Ernest K. Gann's Flying Circus, Gann, Ernest K.
10 Gann, Ernest K. Ernest K. Gann's Flying Circus
New York Macmillan Publishing Company 1974 1st Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Robert Parks 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The text includes 17 two-page full-color plates taken from paintings by Robert Parks. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright but has several small to smallish edge tears, a couple of small nicks and rubbed spots and a shallow chip out of the top rear panel. "Ernest K. Gann began his love affair with flight in 1935, barnstorming in various wood and fabric bi-planes. Later, as an airline pilot, he flew to many parts of the world in a wide variety of the aircraft, from lumbering trimotored Fords to the latest jets. He shared the world's skies with many of the gallent airmen he writes about here." 
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STRIKE COMMAND America's Elite New Combat Team, Harvey, Frank
11 Harvey, Frank STRIKE COMMAND America's Elite New Combat Team
New york Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The blue cloth dust jacket has several spots of color that have faded or were mis-dyed and are subtly different from the main color of the cloth. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, rubbed spots (especially spine ends and spine joints) and some general edge wear to the spine ends and corners. "Strike Command is the exciting, up-to-the-minute story of America's ew elite combat force, comprised of TAC (Air Force) and STRAC (Army) elements. This is the fast, flexible military command - always ready to go - that will be the first to retaliate should an enemy attack occur." 
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Safety In Flight, Jordanoff, Assen
12 Jordanoff, Assen Safety In Flight
New York Funk & Wagnalls Company 1942 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Frank L. Carlson and Fred L. Meagher 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and edge wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some spotting to the foredge of the text block. "Assen "Jerry" Jordanoff born Asen Khristov Yordanov, September 2, 1896, Sofia, Bulgaria d. October 19, 1967, White Plains, New York) was a Bulgarian inventor, engineer, and aviator. Jordanoff is considered to be the founder of aeronautical engineering in Bulgaria, as well as a contributor to the development of aviation in the United States. He occupied a distinct place among pilots of his time, the golden age of airmanship; in America, Jordanoff gained almost legendary status for his many roles as test pilot, airmail and air taxis pilot, stunt pilot, and flying instructor." 
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Snakes in the Cockpit Images of Miltary Aviation Disasters, Keeney, L. Douglas
13 Keeney, L. Douglas Snakes in the Cockpit Images of Miltary Aviation Disasters
St. Paul, MN MBI Publishing Company 2002 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Between 1947 and 2000, the United States Air Force lost 13,626 aircraft to accidents at the cost of 15,856 lives. In one year alone, 1954, more than 900 aircraft were totally destroyed." 
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Aviation Visionary Smilin' Jack Conroy and his Conroy Aircraft Corporation, Kirby, Robert R. and George M. Warner (with a foreword by Clay Lacy)
14 Kirby, Robert R. and George M. Warner (with a foreword by Clay Lacy) Aviation Visionary Smilin' Jack Conroy and his Conroy Aircraft Corporation
Upland, CA BAC Publishers, Inc. 2008 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine with No dust jacket as issued Trade PB Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book has been signed by author Robert R. Kirby. This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Jack Conroy was one of the closest friends in my life. He was one of a kind. They broke the mold after Conroy was born." ; Signed by One Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Over the Front Volume 5  Number 3 Autumn 1990, League of World War I Aviation Historians , Frank W. Bailey (Ed.)
15 League of World War I Aviation Historians , Frank W. Bailey (Ed.) Over the Front Volume 5 Number 3 Autumn 1990
Marceline, MO League of World War I Aviation Historians 1990 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
B&W Photographs; This is an oversized paperback magazine. The item is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The magazine and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one small but noticeable bump to the bottom spine end of the magazine. The text pages are clean and bright. Includes the articles: What - No Airplanes? by Edgar S. Gorrell, Reinhold Platz and the Fokker Company by Peter M. Grosz, Betls and Drums - a survey of Ammunition totals of First World War Aircraft by Kevin Kelly, Lt. ABE Abernethy and the 147th Squadron by Walter VF. Powell, Victor Victorovich Utgoff - the Adventures of an Imperial Russian Naval Pilot by Alan E. Durkota with Donna Durkota and Thomas Darcey, and, Colors: The Roland D.II and D.IIa by Greg VanWyngarden. 
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THE MILLIONTH CHANCE The Story of the R 101, Leasor, James
16 Leasor, James THE MILLIONTH CHANCE The Story of the R 101
London, England Hamish Hamilton 1957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright though the pages do have occasional spots of foxing. The endpapers have some light, but noticeable foxing. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears, along with some chipping to the top spine end. "At six-thirty on the evening of Saturday, 4th October, 1930, a crowd of thousands, who had waited all day in the biting wind at Cardington airfield, near Bedford, cheered the R-101, the greatest airship ever built, as she slipped her moorings and headed for France on the first stage of her voyage to Egypt and India. Six years in the building, and larger than the Mauretania, the R-101 was to inaugurate a regular airship service round the Empire." 
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Of Flight And Life, Lindbergh, Charles A.
17 Lindbergh, Charles A. Of Flight And Life
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1948 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper, also two air mail stamps (one a 5cent stamp, the other a 15cent stamp). The dust jacket has some edge wear, rubbing and beginning nicking along with one very small tear to the top rear spine joint. The front panel of the dust jacket has a section of lightish fading / sunning towards the front flap. "Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 August 26, 1974) , nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. At age 25 in 1927, Lindbergh emerged from virtual obscurity as a U. S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo nonstop flight from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France." 
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Boeing P-26 Peashooter, Maloney, Edward T.
18 Maloney, Edward T. Boeing P-26 Peashooter
Fallbrook, CA Aero Publishers, Inc. 1973 0816805849 / 9780816805846 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This edition is an oversized paperback. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have some noticeable rubbing and there is creasing to the front and rear spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. "One of the greatest monuments in American fighter designs was the Army Boeing P-26. This stubby, all-metal Pursuit design, was a new product designed by Boeing Engineers of Seattle, Washington. It was the first all-metal production fighter designed for the U.S. Army Air Corps." ; Vol. 22 
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THE DELTOID PUMPKIN SEED, McPhee, John.
19 McPhee, John. THE DELTOID PUMPKIN SEED
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1973 0374137811 / 9780374137816 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Spine ends & corners of book covers have a bit of extremely light bumping and rubbing. Dark orange paper covered boards have a green cloth spine with gilt lettering. There is some beginning fading to the bottom edges of the book cover / spine. The text pages are clean & bright. Endpapers are a solid white color. Spine ends & corners of dust jacket have a bit of light bumping & rubbing. White dust jacket has a bit of beginning toning to the edges. The dust jacket has been price clipped. There are several tiny nicks to the top spine end of the dust jacket and the top rear edge of the dust jacket has one one inch semi-closed tear and another tiny nick / tear. The front flap of the dust jacket has several vertical creases, while the rear dust jacket flap has light creasing to the corners. Overall, a very good+ copy. "The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed tells the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the airplane and the rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. It flies aerodynamically. It floats aerostatically. It carries bridges, buildings, fleets of trucks. It is a flying warehouse. It eliminates the need for roads, railroads, prepared harbors. Or so goes the dream. With an arching back and a deep belly, it looks like a tremendous pumpkin seed." 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Remarkable Flying Machines A Pictorial Account of Certain Extraordinary Aircraft that have been Built and Flown since 1783, Palmer, Jr., Henry R.
20 Palmer, Jr., Henry R. Remarkable Flying Machines A Pictorial Account of Certain Extraordinary Aircraft that have been Built and Flown since 1783
Seattle, WA Superior Publishing Company 1972 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with the exception of one semi-closed tear to the top front panel and some beginning edge wear to the spine ends and corners. "Call them bizarre - call them incredible - but don't call them damn fool ideas. They're straight out of museums of the mind and pictured for posterity, illustrating man's innate desire to get off the earth. Hot air balloons started it all in 1783. Other Frenchmen carried the gas bag idea farther, put together the odd-shaped planes that preceded the Wright Brothers' and then came a rash of experimental wonders that eventually resulted in today's engineering successes." 
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