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If You Read Me, Rock The Tower!, Stevens, Bob
61 Stevens, Bob If You Read Me, Rock The Tower!
Fallbrook, CA Aero Publishers, Inc. 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Bob Stevens Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; Signed edition. This is an oversized trade paperback. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning edge wear and bumping. There is some light rubbing to the spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. "Bob Stevens, USA, flew almost every US fighter in the World War 2 arsenal and later, in jets, flew a world speed record in a F-86. After retiring from the Air Force he concentrated full time on his cartooning. He became a well-known editorial cartoonist receiving many honours and has published several very popular aviation cartoon books starting with "There I was" in 1968. His books were the starting point of Martin Leeuwis Publications as European distributor in 1978 but unfortunately Bob died in 1994." ; Signed by Author 
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Pilot Error - Past, Present & Future, Stone, R. B. & G. L. Babcock
62 Stone, R. B. & G. L. Babcock Pilot Error - Past, Present & Future
San Francisco, CA R. B. Stone & G. L. Babcock 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Other Very Good 
This is a technical paper presented at the Aviation Psychology Association San Francisco, California October 18, 1977. The paper is made up of six single sheets, side stapled. The paper is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. Both R. B. Stone and G. L. Babcock are members of the Air Line Pilots Association, and both apparently specialize in aviation accident analysis and recommendations for possible changes to both pilot's training and aviation flight safety. 
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Flying The Old Planes, Tallman, Frank (with A Preface by Ernest Gann and An Introduction by Joe Brown)
63 Tallman, Frank (with A Preface by Ernest Gann and An Introduction by Joe Brown) Flying The Old Planes
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1973 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has a slight slant to the spine, along with noticeable fading to both cloth and the lettering. The text pages are clean and bright. The white dust jacket has some light fading and ground-in dirt. There are a couple of small edge nicks to the dust jacket, and an inch long nicked tear to the spine end. "Frank Gifford Tallman III (April 17, 1919 in East Orange, New Jersey April 15, 1978 in Santiago Peak, Trabuco Canyon, California) was a stunt pilot who worked in Hollywood during the 1960s and 1970s. He was the son of Frank Gifford Tallman, Jr. (1894 1952) and Inez Evelyn Foster (1894 1982).... As a teenager he took flying lessons and became a pilot. When World War II started, Tallman tried to enter the military as a pilot, but his application was declined due to his lack of the required two years of college. He worked for a time as a civilian pilot instructor and later in the war was able to join the U. S. Navy when they relaxed their education requirements. Tallman remained stateside until the end of the war." 
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Pilot's Powerplant Manual, U. S. Deparment Of Commerce, L. E. Shedenhelm
64 U. S. Deparment Of Commerce, L. E. Shedenhelm Pilot's Powerplant Manual
Washington, DC U. S. Department of Commerce 1942 Updated Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with cloth reinforced cloth covers. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning wear. There is a thin red discoloration to the foredge of the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. This book was"prepared for use as a textbook in the Civilian Pilot Training Program." 
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Pilot's Radio Handbook Revised March 1954, U. S. Department Of Commerce / Civil Aeronautics Admin.
65 U. S. Department Of Commerce / Civil Aeronautics Admin. Pilot's Radio Handbook Revised March 1954
Washington D. C. U. S. Department of Commerce 1954 Revised Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with cloth covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good+ 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. 
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Aaf The Official Guide to the Army Air Force: a Directory, Almanac and Chronicle of Achievement, United States Air Force
66 United States Air Force Aaf The Official Guide to the Army Air Force: a Directory, Almanac and Chronicle of Achievement
New York Pocket Books Inc. 1944 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has a light dip, and several noticeable creases, along with rubbing and wear to the spine joints. There are several scratches and bits of wear to the covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF) was the military aviation service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II, successor to the United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force. The AAF was a component of the United States Army, which in 1942 was divided functionally by executive order into three autonomous forces: the Army Ground Forces, the Services of Supply (which in 1943 became the Army Service Forces) , and the Army Air Forces. Each of these forces had a commanding general who reported directly to the Army Chief of Staff." 
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50 Jahre Stratospharenflug Prof. Auguste Piccard 18.aug.1982, Verein Der Freunde Des Museums Der Schweizerischen Fliegertruppen
67 Verein Der Freunde Des Museums Der Schweizerischen Fliegertruppen 50 Jahre Stratospharenflug Prof. Auguste Piccard 18.aug.1982
Zurich, Switzerland Eduard Truninger 1982 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The text is entirely in GERMAN. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Auguste Antoine Piccard (28 January 1884 24 March 1962) was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer, known for his record-breaking hot air balloon flights, with which he studied Earth's upper atmosphere and cosmic rays, and for his invention of the first bathyscaphe, FNRS-2, with which he made a number of unmanned dives in 1948 to explore the ocean's depths. Piccard's twin brother Jean Felix Piccard is also a notable figure in the annals of science and exploration, as are a number of their relatives, including Jacques Piccard, Bertrand Piccard, Jeannette Piccard and Don Piccard." 
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Cobra Tank Killer Supreme, Verier, Mike
68 Verier, Mike Cobra Tank Killer Supreme
London, England Osprey Military Books 1989 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This book is an oblong paperback book. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Bell AH-1 Cobra is a two-blade, single-engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It was developed using the engine, transmission and rotor system of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois. A member of the prolific Huey family, the AH-1 is also referred to as the HueyCobra or Snake. The AH-1 was the backbone of the United States Army's attack helicopter fleet, but has been replaced by the AH-64 Apache in Army service. Upgraded versions continue to fly with the militaries of several other nations. The AH-1 twin engine versions remain in service with United States Marine Corps (USMC) as the service's primary attack helicopter. Surplus AH-1 helicopters have been converted for fighting forest fires." 
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Lock-on Number 1: The Lockheed C/n F-104 G/ JStarfighter  (Aircraft Modellers Photo File), Verlinden Publications, Hans Wilms
69 Verlinden Publications, Hans Wilms Lock-on Number 1: The Lockheed C/n F-104 G/ JStarfighter (Aircraft Modellers Photo File)
Belgium Verlinden Publications 1983 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is a slightly larger than trade paperback sized book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This book gives a very detailed overview of the physical aspects of the Lockheed C/N F-104 jet, both for aviation buffs, and for aviation modellers. "The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft which later became widely used as an attack aircraft. It was originally developed by Lockheed for the United States Air Force (USAF) , but was later produced by several other nations, seeing widespread service outside the United States. One of the Century Series of fighter aircraft, it was operated by the air forces of more than a dozen nations from 1958 to 2004. Its design team was led by Kelly Johnson, who contributed to the development of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Lockheed U-2, Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and other Lockheed aircraft." 
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Wing And Rotor The Highs And Lows, Voss, Carrol M.
70 Voss, Carrol M. Wing And Rotor The Highs And Lows
No Place 1st Books / Self Published 2003 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is an oversized paperback book with illustrated covers and a glued spine. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. ""Dr. Carrol M. Voss, Entomologist, specialized in operating helicopters in agricultural work from 1949 with a total of 9,000 flying hours. Following a period of time as a World War II Navy pilot he illustrates the busy life of a helicopter old timer and records some of the early history of the rotary wing industry. He has written mostly about activities of which he was associated. This would include research to improve techniques in the United States as well as internationally. He tells about the restoration and placement of antique helicopters in five separate museums. "; Signed by Author 
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Attack Helicopters A History of Rotary-Wing Combat Aircraft, Wheeler, Howard A.
71 Wheeler, Howard A. Attack Helicopters A History of Rotary-Wing Combat Aircraft
Baltimore, MD The Nautical and Aviation Publishing Company of America 1987 1st Edition; 1st Printing Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and beginning rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but does have some light fading to the spine and spine joints. "An attack helicopter is an armed helicopter with the primary role of an attack aircraft, with the capability of engaging targets on the ground, such as enemy infantry and armored fighting vehicles. Due to their heavy armament they are sometimes called helicopter gunships. Weapons used on attack helicopters can include autocannons, machine guns, rockets, and guided anti-tank missiles such as the Hellfire. Many attack helicopters are also capable of carrying air-to-air missiles, though mostly for purposes of self-defense. Today's attack helicopter has two main roles: first, to provide direct and accurate close air support for ground troops, and the second, in the anti-tank role to destroy enemy armor concentrations." 
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Woodhouse's Textbook of Naval Aeronautics, Woodhouse, Henry (with an introduction by Clark G. Reynolds)
72 Woodhouse, Henry (with an introduction by Clark G. Reynolds) Woodhouse's Textbook of Naval Aeronautics
Annapolis, MD Naval Institute Press 1991 155750931X / 9781557509314 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine 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 some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. "Henry Woodhouse, one of the most prolific chroniclers of early aviation in the United States, published the original edition of this book in 1917 as a primer for airmen learing the then-new techniques of naval air combat. Out of print for decades, it is being reintroduced in this new edition to provide a valuable summation of the state of the art when naval aviation was on the verge of becoming a major instrument of national power." 
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How We Made The First Flight / 1903 Wright Flyer Project, Wright, Orville (Introduction by Dr. Paul E. Garber) Federal Aviation Administration
73 Wright, Orville (Introduction by Dr. Paul E. Garber) Federal Aviation Administration How We Made The First Flight / 1903 Wright Flyer Project
Washington D. C. NASA / Federal Aviation Administration 1993 Booklet Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This title includes two booklets (one large format, one small) put together by the Office of Public Affairs Aviation Education program. The first booklet is oversized, with cardstock covers and a side stapled spine. The second is small format with self covers and stapled spine. Book booklets are in Near Fine to Fine condition and were issued without dust jackets. The larger booklet gives an overview of how the first flight at Kitty Hawk came about. The second smaller booklet gives an account of how the Los Angeles AIAA group recreated a full-scale replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer. Both publications appear to be part of a 75th anniversary celebration of the 1903 flight at Kitty Hawk by the Wright brothers. "The Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer) was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft. It was designed and built by the Wright brothers. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903, near Kill Devil Hills, about four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, US. Today, the airplane is exhibited in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D. C. The U. S. Smithsonian Institution describes the aircraft as "the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard". The flight of Flyer I marks the beginning of the "pioneer era" of aviation." 
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Voyager, Yeager, Jeana and Dick Rutan (with Phil Patton)
74 Yeager, Jeana and Dick Rutan (with Phil Patton) Voyager
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1987 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by both main authors. 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. Signed by both main authors on the title page in two different colors of ink. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, nicking and wrinkling. "On December 14, 1986, Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan took off from Edwards Air Force Base, in California's Mojave Desert, on their history-making flight - the first to circle the globe nonstop without refueling. The flight required almost superhuman physical and psychological effort." ; Signed by All Authors 
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Twelve Seconds to the Moon A Story of the Wright Brothers (Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged), Young, Rosamond and Catharine Fitzgerald
75 Young, Rosamond and Catharine Fitzgerald Twelve Seconds to the Moon A Story of the Wright Brothers (Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged)
Cincinnati, OH United States Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. 1978 2nd Edition; Revised and Enlarged 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 several medium sized semi-closed edge tears and a couple of small nicks. "At seven o'clock on a morning in late September 1876 the Milton Wright family of 7 Hawthorn Street, Dayton, Ohio, gathered in their dining room. Milton, forty-eight yhears old, a short, stout, bearded man wearing a clerical collar, stood at the head of the table and said, Our son Orville for the past three weeks has strayed from the way he is expected to go." 
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Airplane Construction and Repair A Textbook for Airplane Mechanics, Younger, John E. and Nairne F. Ward
76 Younger, John E. and Nairne F. Ward Airplane Construction and Repair A Textbook for Airplane Mechanics
New York Mcgraw-Hill Book Company 1931 8th Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There are numerous black and white illustrations and photographs of construction and repair of wooden airplanes. "The purpose of the text is to provide training in the efficient and intelligent performance of the duties of an airplane mechanic. To perform his duties efficiently the mechanic must be skillful in the use of his hands; to perform them intelligently he must be skillful in the use of his mind; that is, with a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of his trade." 
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The Threshold Of Space The Proceedings of the Conference on Chemical Aeronomy, Zelikoff, M. (editor)
77 Zelikoff, M. (editor) The Threshold Of Space The Proceedings of the Conference on Chemical Aeronomy
London, England Pergamon Press 1957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Graphs; 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 spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but the former owner has taped the edges of the jacket (both front and back) , which has now yellowed. Included are papers on : Atmospheric Photochemistry-Earth and Venus, Spectroscopy and Photochemistry, Rocket Probing of the Upper Atmosphere, Phenomena Produced by Hypersonic Flight, and more. "Aeronomy is the meteorological science of the upper region of the Earth's or other planetary atmospheres, which relates to the atmospheric motions, its chemical composition and properties, and the reaction to it from the environment from space. The term aeronomy was introduced by Sydney Chapman in a Letter to the Editor of Nature entitled Some Thoughts on Nomenclature in 1946. Studies within the subject also investigate the causes of dissociation or ionization processes." 
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Flying Magazine August 1946, Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
78 Ziff-Davis Publishing Company Flying Magazine August 1946
Chicago, IL Flying Magazine 1946 1st Edition; 1st Edition Magazine Good 
B&W Illustrations; This magazine is in Good condition and includes the original mailing envelope. The magazine covers hare heavily worn and the front cover is mostly torn free at the spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. The envelope is in very good overall condition. Articles include: Flight Training and the GI bill, Air Hostel, Should you Own or Rent a Plane? , Flying's Test Pilot, How Much is True about the Helicopter, and more. 
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Flying Magazine March 1948, Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
79 Ziff-Davis Publishing Company Flying Magazine March 1948
Chicago, IL Flying Magazine 1948 1st Edition; 1st Edition Magazine Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; Included is the original mailing envelope. This magazine is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine has edge wear and some light cracking. There is a two inch chip missing from the bottom spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. Articles include: Air Power - Our Only Insurance, Pennsylvania tackles the Flying Hoodlum, Flying Doc, Danger on the Airport, The Flying Auto problem, Robot Helmsman, Sky Castle, and more. 
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Flying Magazine May 1946, Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
80 Ziff-Davis Publishing Company Flying Magazine May 1946
Chicago, IL Flying Magazine 1946 1st Edition; 1st Edition Magazine Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; Included is the original mailing envelope. This magazine is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine has edge wear and some light cracking. The text pages are clean and bright. Articles include: Flying's Test Pilot - the Voyager, Nebraska's Air Boom, Bermuda Barter, Our Wrecked Air Forces, Contacts -New Eyes for the Airman, and more. 
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