The Golden Age Of Aviation

Author by : Katherine S. Williamson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Smithmark Publishers
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Description : The Golden Age of Aviation, illustrated with 95 period photographs and works of art, tells the story of the visionaries, inventors, and daredevils whose soaring ambition and courage ushered in the era of modern air travel.


The Golden Age

Author by : Ron Dick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press
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Description : A new volume in the multi-volume history of aviation presents tales of adventure, daring, and bravado during the Golden Age of flight between the two World Wars, as pilots break records, race to be the first to fly over oceans, and entertain wide audiences through air shows.


Seaplanes Of The World

Author by : Bill Yenne
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Seaplanes hold a special place in our memory of the wonderful aircraft of aviation's golden age. Streamlined by necessity, they were magnificent and beautiful machines that caught and held the eye and the imagination. In this magnificent album, aviation historian Bill Yenne has assembled a marvelous collection of photographs of the great Supermarine racers, the Pan American Clippers that pioneered the air routes across the Atlantic and Pacific, the fighting flying boats of World War II, and the post-war jet seaplanes. This book is illustrated with carefully selected color and black white photographs from the world's most important aviation historical archives. These are complemented by authoritative descriptive text and over a dozen exquisite cutaway paintings by John Batchelor, the dean of the world's technical aviation illustrators.


Dead Reckoning

Author by : Sture Vivien Sigfred
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Contrails Over The Mojave

Author by : George Marrett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Naval Institute Press
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Description : In Contrails over the Mojave George Marrett takes off where Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff ended in 1963. Marrett started the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB only two weeks after the school’s commander, Col. Chuck Yeager, ejected from a Lockheed NF-104 trying to set a world altitude record. He describes life as a space cadet experiencing 15 Gs in a human centrifuge, zero-G maneuvers in a KC-135 “Vomit Comet,” and a flight to 80,000 feet in the F-104A Starfighter. After graduating from Yeager’s “Charm School,” he was assigned to the Fighter Branch of Flight Test Operations, where he flew the latest fighter aircraft and chased other test aircraft as they set world speed and altitude records. Marrett takes readers into the cockpit as he “goes vertical” in a T-38 Talon, completes high-G maneuvers in an F-4C Phantom, and conducts wet-runway landing tests in the accident-prone F-111A Aardvark. He writes about Col. “Silver Fox” Stephens setting a world speed record in the YF-12 Blackbird and Bob Gilliland testing speed stalls in the SR-71 spy plane, but he also relives stories of crashes that killed test pilot friends. He recounts dead-sticking a T-38 to a landing on Rogers Dry Lake after a twin-engine failure and conducting dangerous tail hook barrier testing in a fighter jet without a canopy. A mysterious UFO sighting in the night sky above the Mojave Desert, known as “The Edwards Encounter,” also receives Marrett’s attention. Whether the author is assessing a new aircraft’s performance or describing the experiences of test pilots as they routinely faced the possibility of death, this look at the golden age of flight testing both thrills and informs.


The Golden Age Remembered

Author by : E. T. Wooldridge
Languange : en
Publisher by : Naval Inst Press
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Description : This book presents the reminiscences of legendary pilots, engineers, and innovators including Vice Admiral Alfred M. Pride, Captain Tommy Tomlinson, and Admirals Jimmy Thach and Thomas Moorer. These luminaries and others recount, in their own words, the naval aviation tactics and technological improvements that helped secure victory in World War II.


Wings Of Fortune

Author by : E. A. Chevrette, Jr.
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Troy Book Makers
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Description : From the basic fabric covered Cub, to the sleek corporate jet, the author takes you page by page through what some have called "The Golden Age" of general aviation. Meet pilots and share in their camaraderie and humor; experience their tragedy and personal triumph. This is a fascinating real life account of the author's life as a pilot, and his own personal "wings of fortune."


My Left Mag Is Out

Author by : E. R. Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Trafford Publishing
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Description : Aviation's evolution could not have flourished without the technical support provided by thousands of men, and now women, who have gone before and are still to come. They have transcended the generic title of 'mechanic' and matured into truly masterful technicians. My Left Mag' is Out is not intended as a primer of aircraft and engine maintenance. The work will publicize to the flying public that there is life beyond the passenger gates and airport ramps where skilled technicians support aircrafts and arouse memories of incidents in the careers of other maintenance technicians. The author's maintenance career began when two biplanes chased two frightened boys across a field into the shelter of trees, seven years after Lindbergh's flight to Paris. His goal to be in aviation continues through the thirties and his enlistment in the Air Corps, where the airplanes were. Scrubbing engine parts in a cleaning shed, overhauling engines and maintaining aircraft; the attack on Pearl Harbor and the war years; post-war work at maintaining transports on the Korean Airlift followed by years of maintenance on aircrafts used for various purposes; private flying, commercial transports, research and corporate use. Finally, in structural engineering and consultant. The author was also a commercial pilot. My Left Mag' is Out has appeal to all who are interested in aviation, now, or have been, involved or are contemplating a career in aviation. *SPECIAL OFFER* send Earle a proof of purchase of his book My Left Mag' Is Out and you will receive an Aviation Maintenance Technician Log for the cost of mailing (actual value is $14.95).


Seaplanes Flying Boats

Author by : Bill Yenne
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Undaunted

Author by : Spencer Dunmore
Languange : en
Publisher by : McClelland & Stewart
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Description : It was a dangerous game - but for a resolute few the lure was irresistible. When in 1904 the Wright brothers stayed aloft for more than five minutes, nobody paid them much attention. But over the next couple of decades, beginning with flyers like Bleriot, Farman, Roe, Quimby, and Rogers, aviators began to push the limits of the possible, and their exploits caught the imagination of a public looking for sensation. In "Undaunted, " Spencer Dunmore tells the thrilling story of these dramatic and romantic characters. They were glamorous figures in an exciting new time, an astonishing era in which long-distance aviators were the crown princes and princesses of the technological age and their flights were major sporting events. A breathless public studied their every move, newspapers all over the world bore their photographs, and crowds lined the streets as they drove by. When Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris in 1927, he instantly became the most admired man in the world. Alcock and Brown, Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson, Howard Hughes, and a host of others, many now forgotten, grabbed a share of his glory. To make a record-breaking flight in the golden age of aviation was to gain fame and, with luck, fortune too. The risks were high few of the pioneers lived to old age but for the mavericks, eccentrics, romantics, and visionaries in this book, the adventure was worth it.


Flying Boats

Author by : Charles Woodley
Languange : en
Publisher by : The History Press
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Description : Flying Boats: Air Travel in the Golden Age sets out to do justice to a time of glamorous, unhurried air travel, unrecognisable to most of today’s air travellers, but sorely missed by some. During the 1930s, long-distance air travel was the preserve of the flying boat, which transported well-heeled passengers in ocean-liner style and comfort across the oceans. But then the Second World War came, and things changed. Suddenly, landplanes were more efficient, and in abundance: long concrete runways had been constructed during the war that could be used by a new generation of large transport aircraft; and endless developments in aircraft meant they could fly faster and for further distances. Commercial flying boat services resumed, but their days would be numbered.


Fighter Pilot S Handbook Magic Death And Glory In The Golden Age Of Flight

Author by : Gordon Thorburn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Metro Publishing
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Description : In the early days of flight, no one imagined the aeroplane as a weapon of war. Inevitably, the First World War proved the catalyst that was to change the face of battle for ever. But at the war’s outbreak, military aircraft, most of which were slow and stable two-seat biplanes, were held to have only one useful function: reconnaissance.It was not long, however, before pilots had the idea of dropping explosives from their cockpits. Once machine guns began to be fitted to aircraft, two factors immediately became clear: reconnaissance aircraft needed to be defended, and enemy machines had to be attacked and destroyed. So was born the ‘scout’ (as fighter aircraft were known then), to be followed, before long, by the ‘aces’ who flew them.In this wide-ranging and extremely readable study of the fighter pilot’s skills, training and experiences from the early days of flight, and the development of the machines they flew, the author, who has written widely on aerial warfare, takes the reader on a journey from the first flying machines in the late nineteenth century, to the development of the specialised fighter aircraft armed with one or more machine guns, and capable, by the war’s end, of speeds of 140mph and more. Along the way he takes in the development of the devices that allowed a machine gun to fire through the propeller arc, the coming of aerial photography and airborne wireless, parachutes, engine design, test flying and problems of flight, including the dreaded ‘spin’ that killed so may pilots, and the invention of aerial tactics such as the Immelmann Turn.Here, too, are the aces, the pilots who became famous and fêted at home for their exploits, at a time when newspapers were filled with ever-lengthening casualty lists from the Western Front. Some, like Germany’s Manfred von Richthofen - the ‘Red Baron’ - Britain’s James McCudden and Eddie Rickenbacker of the USA, are still well-known today, while others like Raymond Collishaw of the Royal Naval Air Service, France’s René Fonck, and Aleksandr Kazakov of the Imperial Russian Air Service are less prominent.In 1914 it was all new, this business of flying at the enemy. It is a story of creativity, of machines, experiments, turning points, ebb and flow, heroes. Starting from almost nothing, the fighting men tried out their ideas and established the principles that ultimately made aircraft the most important weapon of all.


Twa O Hare Aviation S Golden Age In Color

Author by : George H. Swanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : The color edition of Concourse G brings back the excitement of TWA and yesterday with close to 200 pictures, most in color. If you enjoyed the B/W edition you'll love it in color! Was there a "golden age" in Commercial Aviation? If so, when; and what was it like to work at the world's then busiest airport boarding passengers, selling tickets, and managing? This is the inside scoop told by a TWA agent/manager/director of almost 30 years who partners with a TWA Hostess of 34 years in this exploration of the mountaintops and dark valleys of commercial aviation. You'll see behind the scenes and meet the people, experiencing how they relaxed and worked in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Learn how a heroic Hostess thwarted a deadly skyjacking and escaped death in the hands of a madman. The book is filled with never before published photographs and items from the two author's personal collections. Here is history, romance, and what it was REALLY like during those chaotic years when commercial flying grew up!


Twa O Hare Aviation S Golden Age

Author by : George H. Swanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : Was there a "golden age" in Commercial Aviation? If so, when; and what was it like to work at the world's then busiest airport boarding passengers, selling tickets, and managing? This is the inside scoop told by a TWA employee of almost 30 years. You'll see behind the scenes and meet the people, experiencing how they relaxed and worked in the 60's, 70's and 80's. This is the inside scoop told by a TWA employee of almost 30 years. You'll see behind the scenes and meet the people, experiencing how they relaxed and worked in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Learn how a heroic Hostess thwarted a deadly skyjacking and escaped death in the hands of a madman. The book is filled with never before published photographs and items from the author's personal collection. Here is history, romance, and what it was REALLY like during those chaotic years when commercial flying grew up!


The Glamour Years Of Flying As A Stewardess

Author by : Heddy Frosell Da Ponte
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : THE "GOLDEN AGE" OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS! There was a time when air travel itself was the destination. The airlines were international superstars; even among those long-gone carriers, their still-remembered names can conjure deep feelings of nostalgia, romance, and adventure: Braniff, Continental, BOAC, Swissair, TWA, Pan Am. This was the fifties and sixties. The world was on the move, and it was the new jet planes that were getting people there. But competition for the travel dollar was fierce, and Madison Avenue decided the face (and heart) of every airline would be the flight attendant, the stewardess. So it was that the "stew" became synonymous with the airline's brand. She-and at that time they were exclusively female-was the airline. The stewardess became the fantasy every woman: glamorous professional, high-end server, customer service expert, nurse, therapist, and in no small measure: sex symbol. And to that end, these women were carefully selected for their looks and brains, then rigorously trained for weeks, and finally dressed as high-flying, high-heeled models in uniforms often created by top fashion designers. Heddy Frosell da Ponte was one of those chosen women. She was the ideal candidate to be employed by Pan Am in the 1960s: a pretty female with a terrific figure, under thirty-two years old, unmarried, and a speaker of multiple languages. The Glamour Years of Flying as a Stewardess is Heddy's fascinating, oftentimes hilarious collection of exploits as she traveled the world as a stewardess during the golden age of international air travel. This remarkable book is also a rare look back at the people, places, cultures, and lifestyles gone forever, but now brought back to vivid life by a stewardess-turned-author who knows how to tell a fast-moving tale. So buckle up; this will be one flight you'll never forget. About the Author: Heddy Frosell da Ponte was a flight attendant for forty-five years. Now retired, she lives in Georgia. She is the author of The Glamour Years of Flying as a Stewardess.


Wings Of Yesteryear

Author by : Geza Szurovy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zenith Press
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Description : A nostalgic look at open-cockpit and cabin-class aircraft of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.


Testbeds Motherships Parasites

Author by : Frederick A. Johnsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Specialty Press
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Description : Filling a void in major works about rare and exotic flight test aircraft, this book is the definitive work on the converted bombers and transports that served as the critically important launch vehicles to the headline-grabbing X-Planes. Covered are scores of aircraft of all types converted for use as "flying laboratories" to test engines, wings, cockpits, and aerodynamic devices all in the name of aviation progress. Also included are the "parasite" aircraft carried aloft to be launched and recovered by their motherships. The 12 detailed chapters in this book thoroughly cover every aspect of mothership, testbed, and parasite aircraft. Also featured are detailed appendices containing extensive reference material for modelers, historians, and enthusiasts, including a complete listing of known engine testbeds; a complete listing of known airframe mods and systems-test aircraft; and all combinations of U.S. and foreign motherships and parasite-carrying aircraft. Aviation history is filled with legendary aircraft, but in many cases, the design and development of these brilliant machines were dependent on significant inflight testing of new engines, advanced airframe structures, and the latest in flight control and flight-related systems. The availability of already-flying airframes that could be modified easily for specific airborne test work saved years of engineering time, not to mention the lives of countless test pilots who did not have to face airborne risks of the unknown.


The Golden Age Of Air Travel

Author by : Nina Hadaway
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : For much of the twentieth century travel by air was a luxury available only to the wealthy, and accordingly the airlines – Pan Am, BOAC, TWA, BEA and many others – offered premium services that connected far-flung parts of the world with con trails of glamour. This book looks back at the golden age, from the 1920s to the 1970s, when well-appointed airliners whisked the rich and famous around the world on holiday and on business. It evokes the chink of champagne glasses, the aroma of expensive cigars and the roar of early jet engines: the experience of air travel before package holidays and budget airlines changed flying forever. The various types of aircraft, the routes and the airports, as well as the changes undergone by the industry, are all explored here and illustrated by fascinating historical material.


While I Was Flyihg

Author by : David Ward Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : PCG Legacy
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Description : The author presents a sequence of stories that are informative, entertaining, sometimes riveting, and laced with humor. The stories tell of one man's passion and perseverance for the beauty, adventure, and discovery of flying as he continually flies into the unknown. He covers his twenty-five years of flying, experience and episodes in general aviation, including some that end in tragedy and some wrought with the potential for tragedy. Fifteen-years of business-flying escapades, as an Architect and aircraft owner, are interwoven into the fabric of the history of, what may arguably be, "The Golden Age of Aviation." These stories cover multiple flights to and from over one-hundred and twenty-five towns and cities, in over twenty-three States, three Countries and three Continents with over two-thousand takeoffs and landings from the busiest airports in the world to the short- field dirt and grass landing strips. He holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Single-Engine and Multiple-Engine Land endorsements and an Instrument Rating. He also does other stuff, but he'd rather be flying. The author has two children, three grandchildren, an Architectural practice, a Classic car, and an ever- intimidating stack of bills.


Aircraft Of Air Racing S Golden Age

Author by : Robert S. Hirsch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Hardbound. History of Air Racing between 1928 and 1939. 487 pages.


American Military Aviation

Author by : Charles Joseph Gross
Languange : en
Publisher by : Texas A&M University Press
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Description : Discusses major developments in aircraft, doctrine, training, and operations. The author also provides discussions of airlife, in-flight refueling, military budgets, industry, and inter-service squabbling. He deftly sketches the evolution of the air arms of each of the different services and provides clear analyisis of military budgets.


Airline Executives And Federal Regulation

Author by : Walter David Lewis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ohio State University Press
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Description : This book is a collection of eight case studies of relationships between airline executives and federal regulatory agencies from the passage of the Air Commerce Act in 1926 to the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. By focusing on the lives and personalities of individual entrepreneurs, W. David Lewis and his contributors hope to explore the interaction between technology, government regulation, and entrepreneurship. Each essay in the book focuses on a particular airline executive, such as Eddie Rickenbacker, Robert Six, and Donald Nyrop. Lewis has been careful to give a variety of perspective: Airlines of various types are represented -- large and small, scheduled and unscheduled. Some of the executives profiled were known for having adversative relationships with federal regulators, whereas others wholeheartedly accepted regulation and thrived under it. There have been public calls for a return to airline regulation, and Lewis thinks it is not inconceivable that regulation may ultimately return if problems continue and conditions deteriorate further. But, he say's, it is well to remember that deregulation occurred because there were flaws in the regulatory system it replaced. This collection of essays -- scholarly and well documented but written in a lively style suitable for specialists and nonspecialists alike -- provides a long-range perspective on the issue of airline deregulation.


Wings Over The World

Author by : Tom Quinn
Languange : en
Publisher by : White Lion Publishing
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Description : Nowadays air travel is as routine as catching a bus. But before the war, it was truly extraordinary. A giant Handley-Page biplane bound for Paris, bouncing along Croydon Aerodrome's grass runway, meant seat belts were primarily needed before take-off. Africa by Empire flying boat was a five-day aerial voyage via lakes that had to be cleared of hippos before touchdown. On a wartime Boeing flying boat crossing the Atlantic, the navigator plotted his course by the stars. Now, historian Tom Quinn records the remarkable reminiscences of British pilots, navigators, stewardesses, and station commanders. Abundantly illustrated with period posters, photos, and memorabilia, this is stirring social history from the edge of living memory.


Aviation S Golden Age

Author by : William Matthew Leary
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Offers profiles of Americans who influenced the development of aviation and its legal and administrative foundations


Pretty In Pink

Author by : Jonathan Bernstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : St. Martin's Griffin
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Description : Jon Bernstein, film critic for Spin magazine critiques his favorite teen movies from the golden age of the'80s. The Brat Pack and their contemporaries have grown up, but celluloid has them flickering forever, angst-ridden, haunted, guileless, cocky, stripped to their briefs, and all dressed up "pretty in pink." "[T]his is really a fan's, not a film student's, book, and as such, a lot of fun." - Booklist


Aircraft Of Air Racing S Golden Age

Author by : Robert S. Hirsch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Hardbound. History of Air Racing between 1928 and 1939. 584 pages.


Revolution In The Sky

Author by : Richard Sanders Allen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Crown Pub
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Description : This fully revised classic first appeared in 1964, and is an exhaustive technical account of the years between 1927 and 1937, otherwise known as the golden age of aviation. 12 illustrations. 250 photos. 10,000 pri nt.


Russian Aviation And Air Power In The Twentieth Century

Author by : John Greenwood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In the light of new archival material the editors take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the twentieth century. Presenting a comprehensive view of Russian aviation, from its genesis in the late czarist period to the present era, the approach is essentially chronological with a major emphasis on the evolution of military aviation. The contributions are diverse, with appropriate attention to civilian and institutional themes.


Reconsidering A Century Of Flight

Author by : Roger D. Launius
Languange : en
Publisher by : UNC Press Books
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Description : On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright soared into history during a twelve-second flight on a secluded North Carolina beach. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first flight, these essays chart the central role that aviation played in twentieth-century history and capture the spirit of innovation and adventure that has characterized the history of flight. The contributors, all leading aerospace historians, consider four broad themes relating to the development of flight technology: innovation and the technology of flight, civil aeronautics and government policy, aerial warfare, and aviation in the American imagination. Through their attention to the political, economic, military, and cultural history of flight, the authors establish that the Wrights' invention--and all that followed in both air and space--was one of the most significant technologies of the twentieth century, fundamentally reshaping our world. Supported by the First Flight Centennial Commission The contributors are Janet R. Daly Bednarek, Tami Davis Biddle, Roger E. Bilstein, Hans-Joachim Braun, David T. Courtwright, Anne Collins Goodyear, Roger D. Launius, William M. Leary, David D. Lee, W. David Lewis, John H. Morrow, Dominick A. Pisano, and A. Timothy Warnock.