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WHEN GRANDMA LEARNED TO FLY A Flight Instructor's Nightmare, Ames, Earline (with Roy Richardson)
1 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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The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome The Story of Cole Palen and His Living Aviation Museum, Bainbridge, E. Gordon
2 Bainbridge, E. Gordon The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome The Story of Cole Palen and His Living Aviation Museum
Hicksville, NY Exposition Press 9771 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This copy is signed by both the author E. Gordon Bainbridge, and the subject Cole Palen. 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 one small nick to the top spine end. "Cole Palen (December 28, 1925 December 8, 1993) was the founder of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a "living" museum of vintage aircraft from 1900-1937 located in Red Hook, New York. Palen's aerodrome boasts one of the finest collections of antique aircraft in the world, including an original Bleriot XI (civil registration N60094) , the oldest flying aircraft in the United States and the second oldest in the world...In 1951, Roosevelt Field closed and plans were laid for a vast shopping center to be built on the site. Accordingly the World War I aircraft were put up for sale. The Smithsonian had already acquired three of the aircraft so Cole quickly bid his life savings for the remainder. Soon thereafter he found himself the proud owner of a SPAD XIII, Avro 504K, Curtiss Jenny, Standard J-l, Aeromarine 39B and Sopwith Snipe. He was given just thirty days to remove the aircraft from Roosevelt Field, which required nine 200-mile round trips to the family home where they were stored in abandoned chicken coops. "; Signed by Author 
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Bax Seat Log of a Pasture Pilot, Baxter, Gordon
3 Baxter, Gordon Bax Seat Log of a Pasture Pilot
New York Ziff-Davis Flying Boooks 1978 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+condition and a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book cover have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has a couple of beginning edge nicks / tears and some beginning ground-in dirt to the rear panel. "Gordon Baxter (December 25, 1923 June 11, 2005) , nicknamed Bax, was a well-known Texas radio personality, an author of books and a columnist for newspapers and magazines. He was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, having grown up in Port Arthur where he was born. He lived near Beaumont during most of his professional years and was probably best known locally as a radio heartland humorist in the Jean Shepherd tradition. He was also known nationally to several generations of pilots who read his columns on the joys of flying in the aviation magazine, Flying." 
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It's A Funk A Story about the Funk Twin Brothers, Beach, G. Dale
4 Beach, G. Dale It's A Funk A Story about the Funk Twin Brothers
Terre Haute, IN Sun Shine House 1985 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near 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. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the frontispiece. The dust jacket has some edge wear, rubbing and one semi-closed tear to the top front spine joint. The dust jacket also has some light spots of ground-in dirt. "The Funk Model B was a 1930s American two-seat cabin monoplane designed by Howard and Joe Funk. Originally built by the Akron Aircraft Company later renamed Funk Aircraft Company. The Model B was the first powered aircraft designed by brothers Howard and Joe Funk, whose previous experience was in homebuilt gliders and sailplanes. The Model B was a strut-braced high-wing monoplane with a conventional tail unit and fixed tailwheel landing gear. The design uses mixed construction with fabric-covered wooden wings and a welded steel-tube fuselage. The aircraft was powered by the brothers' own Model E engine developed from a Ford "B" motor-car engine." ; Signed by Author 
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Twenty Smiling Eagles, Bohrer, Walt and Ann (with a foreword by Robert Scott Jr.)
5 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 
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Yesterday's Wings, Bowers, Pete  &  Publications Division of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
6 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)
7 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
8 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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British Aerospace Bulletin  (June 1891), British Aerospace
9 British Aerospace British Aerospace Bulletin (June 1891)
England British Aerospace 1981 1st Edition; 1st Printing Journal Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This is a small, newspaper style journal made up of two sheets of paper, folded along the spine, and again horizontally. The journal is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. "British Aerospace plc (BAe) was a British aircraft, munitions and defence-systems manufacturer. Its head office was at Warwick House in the Farnborough Aerospace Centre in Farnborough, Hampshire. In 1999 it purchased Marconi Electronic Systems, the defence electronics and naval shipbuilding subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, to form BAE Systems. The company was formed in the United Kingdom as a statutory corporation on 29 April 1977 as a result of the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act. This called for the nationalisation and merger of the British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawker Siddeley Dynamics and Scottish Aviation. In 1979 BAe officially joined Airbus, the UK having previously withdrawn support for the consortium in April 1969. In accordance with the provisions of the British Aerospace Act 1980 the statutory corporation was changed to a public limited company (plc) , under the name British Aerospace Public Limited Company, on 1 January 1981. On 4 February 1981 the government sold 51.57% of its shares. The British government sold its remaining shares in 1985, maintaining a 1 golden share which allows it veto foreign control of the board or company." 
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British Aerospace Harrier, British Aerospace
10 British Aerospace British Aerospace Harrier
Mitcham, Surrey British Aerospace Aircraft Group 1980 Brochure Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This is a folded brochure of heavy cardstock. The brochure is in Very Good+ to Near Fine condition. The brochure is folded four times. All parts of the brochure are clean and bright. "The Harrier, informally referred to as the Harrier Jump Jet, is a family of jet-powered attack aircraft capable of vertical/short takeoff and landing operations (V/STOL). Originally developed by UK manufacturer Hawker Siddeley in the 1960s, the Harrier emerged as the only truly successful V/STOL design of the many attempted during that era, despite being a subsonic aircraft, unlike most of its competitors. It was conceived to operate from improvised bases, such as car parks or forest clearings, without requiring large and vulnerable air bases. Later, the design was adapted for use from aircraft carriers." 
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British Aerospace Hawk, British Aerospace
11 British Aerospace British Aerospace Hawk
Mitcham, Surrey British Aerospace Aircraft Group N.D. Brochure Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; Circa 1980. This is a folded brochure of heavy cardstock. The brochure is in Very Good+ to Near Fine condition. The brochure is folded three times. All parts of the brochure are clean and bright. "The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer aircraft. It was first flown at Dunsfold, Surrey, in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk, and subsequently produced by its successor companies, British Aerospace and BAE Systems, respectively. It has been used in a training capacity and as a low-cost combat aircraft. Operators of the Hawk include the Royal Air Force (notably the Red Arrows display team) and a considerable number of foreign military operators. The Hawk is still in production in the UK and under licence in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with over 900 Hawks sold to 18 operators around the world." 
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British Aerospace Sea Harrier Multi-role Maritime Jet V/stol, British Aerospace
12 British Aerospace British Aerospace Sea Harrier Multi-role Maritime Jet V/stol
Mitcham, Surrey British Aerospace Aircraft Group 1980 Brochure Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This is a folded brochure of heavy cardstock. The brochure is in Very Good+ to Near Fine condition. The brochure is folded three times. All parts of the brochure are clean and bright. "The British Aerospace Sea Harrier is a naval short take-off and vertical landing/vertical take-off and landing jet fighter, reconnaissance and attack aircraft; the second member of the Harrier Jump Jet family developed. It first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980 as the Sea Harrier FRS1 and became informally known as the "Shar". Unusual in an era in which most naval and land-based air superiority fighters were large and supersonic, the principal role of the subsonic Sea Harrier was to provide air defence of Royal Navy aircraft carriers." 
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Avionics Magazine April 1986 (Vol. 10 No. 4), Buckwalter, Len
13 Buckwalter, Len Avionics Magazine April 1986 (Vol. 10 No. 4)
Westport, CT Avioncs Magazine 1986 1st Edition; 1st Edition Magazine Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This magazine is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The magazine's front cover has a couple of inked notations from the previous owner. The text pages are clean and bright. Articles include: Databusses (MIL-STD-1553, Recent Developments in 1553, DATAC, ARINC 429, ) and more. "Avionics Magazine is the leading print and electronic publishing brand focused on the civil and military avionics industry. For over 35 years Avionics Magazine has been a trusted source of information on the technical, business and regulatory developments of importance to the industry, including NextGen, SESAR, Air Traffic Management and test and maintenance." 
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Blackbird Rising Birth of an Aviation Legend, Byrnes, Donn A. and Kenneth D. Hurley
14 Byrnes, Donn A. and Kenneth D. Hurley Blackbird Rising Birth of an Aviation Legend
Los Lunas, NM Sage Mesa Publications 1999 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Near 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. "The Blackbird - if you want to know how the SR-71 came about, and who did what to whom, you need to read this book. The Blackbird, the nickname given to the SR-71, was forged from 1950's and 60's components merged with aerodynamics and structural metallurgy from the cutting edge." "The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" was a long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force. It was developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960s by Lockheed and its Skunk Works division. American aerospace engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson was responsible for many of the design's innovative concepts. During aerial reconnaissance missions, the SR-71 operated at high speeds and altitudes to allow it to outrace threats. If a surface-to-air missile launch was detected, the standard evasive action was simply to accelerate and outfly the missile. The SR-71 was designed with a reduced radar cross-section." 
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Jet Aircraft Power Systems Second Edition, Casamassa, Jack V. & Ralph D. Bent
15 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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Artful Flying, Charles, Michael Maya (with A Foreword by Rod MacHado)
16 Charles, Michael Maya (with A Foreword by Rod MacHado) Artful Flying
Erie, CO Artful Publishing 2005 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed edition. This book is in Fine condition and has a 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. This book has been signed on the front endpaper by the author, with a short inscription. "Captain Michael Maya Charles is a student of music, writing, Eastern philosophy and, of course, flying. With over 20,000 hours and 200 different aircraft types flown, he still searches for Beginner's Mind on every flight. An aviation writer and photographer for over 30 years, his writing has appeared in the pages of Flying magazine, and AOPA Pilot. He flies an MD-11 for a major airline to feed his family, a Cub and Cessna 185 to feed his soul. "; Signed by Author 
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Conquest Of Lines And Symmetry, Cole, Duane (edited by Martin Cole)
17 Cole, Duane (edited by Martin Cole) Conquest Of Lines And Symmetry
Milwaukee, WI Duane Cole / Ken Cook 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Alice Marks Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is an oblong paperback book with heavy cardstock 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 mostly clean, bright condition. There is some nicking and edge wear to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed on the title page, with a short inscription. "Duane Cole (19152004) was an American Aerobatic pilot. Duane earned his private license in 1938, followed by his commercial in 1939 and instructor in 1940. Cole performed in his first airshow in 1940, followed by training cadets in the Civilian Pilot Training Program throughout World War II. Cole performed from 1947-1963 as part of the Cole Brothers Airshows along with his brothers Arnold, Lester and Marion Cole, who remained in the business for many years flying a 65 hp clipped wing Taylorcraft BF-50. Duane left the airshow business in 1963 following the death of his son, Rolly Cole, who was killed during airshow practice over an Illinois farm field practicing for the EAA fly-in held at Rockford, IL, when the engine failed and separated from the fuselage of his 450-HP Stearman biplane. The following year Duane was asked to produce and manage the Reno Air Races, which had been dormant for some years. Duane continued to produce the Reno races at least into the 1970s." ; Signed by Author 
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Kill Devil Hill Discovering the Secret of the Wright Brothers, Combs, Harry with Martin Caidin (with A Foreword by Neil Armstrong)
18 Combs, Harry with Martin Caidin (with A Foreword by Neil Armstrong) Kill Devil Hill Discovering the Secret of the Wright Brothers
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1979 2nd Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book covers have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have edge wear, nicking and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. "Harry Combs (27 January 1913 23 December 2003) was a United States aviation pioneer and author of many fiction and non-fiction books from Denver, Colorado. Harry Combs "lived and breathed the Golden and Jet Ages of aviation" according to the governmental U. S. Centennial of Flight Commission, in a 2003 press release. The release stated that Combs saw his first airplane at the age of four-and-a-half and also in his youth was influenced by the book "Diary of an Unknown Aviator"a World War I chronicle by Elliot White Springs. Combs' father, Albert, was shot down twice in World War I, and was said to have warned his son never to set foot in an airplane. Nonetheless, the young Combs paid $2.50 for a ride in a mail plane at the age of 13; then, two years later, inspired by an advertisement for $99 flying lessons, made his way to St. Louis, MO for three hours of flight instruction, soloing immediately thereafter." 
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Trimotor and Trail, Cooley, Earl
19 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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The Curtiss Standard Jn4-d Military Tractor Handbook, Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
20 Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company The Curtiss Standard Jn4-d Military Tractor Handbook
Appleton, WI Aviation Book Company Reprint Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; C1970's. This is a trade paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and glued spine and was issued without a dust jacket. This book is reprint (facsimile? ) of the original published by the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Company. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning ground-in dirt to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Curtiss Model J (along with the Curtiss Model N) was a prototype tractor configuration aircraft that became the basis for the Curtiss Jenny series of aircraft...The Model J had the engine mounted on the nose of the aircraft with a tractor propeller and was covered with clear doped linen or cotton, with tandem seating and conventional landing gear with a tailskid. The biplane wings were built without dihedral and the upper wing was considerably greater in span than the lower and fitted with ailerons. The Curtiss Model J S. C. No. 30 became the testing prototype for the JN, earning the title as the first "Jenny"." 
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