317th Review From F-4 Phantom to A-10 Warthog: Memoirs of a Cold War Fighter Pilot- Steve Ladd
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1w ago
Steve Ladd the author of this book describes his life and career in the USAF and retired as colonel and Director of Operations of the 81st Wing stationed in the UK. According to Steve the best job before he ended his career. What differs in his book from other authors who wrote about their career as fighter pilot is that he gives a good insight in what happens not only inside the cockpit, but also what is going on in the organisation and social life outside their flying desk. You do not need to be a pilot to understand and appreciate his career starting in pilot training throughout different p ..read more
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316th Review Operation Eldorado Canyon: The 1986 US Bombing Raid on Libya- Major Jim Rotramel (USAG, ret)
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3M ago
It was an ‘interesting time’ in the eighties of the last century with respect to terrorism. The Americans also were a regular target of terrorism and Libya was one of the countries that was actively and provably involved by the attacks. President Gaddafi was strongly anti-Israel and supported terroristic organisations. One was even afraid that Libya would become a nuclear power. For this review it goes too far to highlight the whole political situation and all the attacks. There were attacks at the end of 1985 at the airport of Vienna and Rome with lots of victims. Next to that Libya took over ..read more
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315 th Review FIAT (S.I.A.) R.2 (Pioneros de la Aviacion Boliviana 1920 – 1924)- Roberto Carlos Subauste Perez
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3M ago
Mr. Subauste Perez did in depth research on the roots of Bolivian aviation. Virtually every aspect is covered by this series of books of which the story of the FIAT (S.I.A) R.2 is the third. This book covers the origin of these aircraft, their history in a general context, the Bolivian connection, a thorough technical description of their airframes and engines, and as a background the socio-political situation of contemporary Bolivia. It also puts Bolivia in the general history of the surrounding South American countries. After the second crashed aircraft on Bolivian soil, the SPAD R.XX, the d ..read more
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314th Review Bleriot-SPAD S.XX y S.34 (Pioneros de la Aviacion Boliviana 1920 – 1924)- Roberto Carlos Subauste Perez
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3M ago
Mr. Subauste Perez did in depth research on the roots of Bolivian aviation. Virtually every aspect is covered by this series of books of which the story of the Bleriot-SPAD S.XX and  S.34 is the second. This book covers the origin of these aircraft, their history in a general context, the Bolivian connection, a thorough technical description of their airframes and engines, and as a background the socio-political situation of contemporary Bolivia. It also puts Bolivia in the general history of the surrounding South American countries. After the crash of the Curtiss 18T Wasp two new aeropla ..read more
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313th Review Curtiss 18T Wasp (Pioneros de la aviación boliviana 1920-1924 nº 1) (Pioneros de la aviación boliviana 1920-1924 nº 1)- Roberto Carlos Subauste Perez
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by abr
3M ago
Mr. Subauste Perez did in depth research on the roots of Bolivian aviation. Virtually every aspect is covered by this series of books of which the story of the Curtiss 18T Wasp (T for Triplane) is the first. This book covers the origin of this aircraft, its history in a general context, the Bolivian connection, a thorough technical description of  the airframe and engine, and as a background the socio-political situation of contemporary Bolivia. It also puts Bolivia in the general history of the surrounding South American countries.   However for an aviation adept the story of the Cu ..read more
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311th Review And I lived to Tell the Tales: The life of a fighter Pilot- Ed Cobleigh
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by abr
4M ago
Another book written by Ed Cobleigh about his career in the US Air Force. His style remains the same informative, fascinating and  sometimes humorous. With less emphasize on his air force time in Vietnam ( War for the Hell of it) he guides us through his entire Air Force career from his undergraduate training until the moment he decided to leave for a civilian job. He avoided (mostly) political issues more dominant in his other book about the Vietnam air war and gives more insight in his different jobs such as flying the   F-4 Phantom in different squadrons with differ ..read more
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296th review: The Aviation Pioneers of McCook Field- Jerry Koszyk
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by abr
8M ago
Jerry Koszyk is an amateur aviation researcher who by chance discovered that way back in 1917 the then fledgling Army Air Service had set up an airfield for aeronatical research and development.at Dayton, Ohio, called McCook Field, where commercial, civilian, aerobatic and military aviation merged. He also discovered that no book or other publication about McCook Field had yet been written, so he set himself to the task of filling this gap in U.S. aviation history.  Twenty (!) years later his compilation of interviews finally saw the light of life! For me it’ s not a book to read from beg ..read more
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309th Review Jet Web, CONNECTIONS in the Development History of Turbojet Engines 1920 – 1950
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by abr
8M ago
Introduction: Eckardt’s ‘Jet Web’ offers a comprehensive exploration of the development history of turbojet engines from the 1920s to the late 1950s. It primarily focuses on the intricate relationships and collaborations between the United Kingdom (& USA), Germany, and Switzerland in this fascinating journey. While the narrative repeats in parts the well-known ‘Whittle vs. Von Ohain Saga’,  it mainly sheds new light on unexpected connections and especially, the significant influence of axial compressor technology from the Swiss-German company Brown Boveri & Cie. The author, a gas ..read more
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305th Review Herinneringen van een jachtvlieger- Evert ‘Ace’ Motshagen
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by abr
8M ago
The book is unfortunately only in Dutch. Press the Dutch flag for a review in Dutch! The post 305th Review Herinneringen van een jachtvlieger- Evert ‘Ace’ Motshagen appeared first on AviationBookReviews.Com ..read more
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304th review Pacific Tomcat – A pictorial History of the F-14 Tomcat in the Pacific Fleet- James Geer
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by abr
8M ago
This time a review of a picture book. A great edition it is as well and from photographer James Geer, who is great fan of the F-14 Tomcat! Who actually was not crazy about that plane? I remember very well that when I was 15, I sat, full of adrenaline, in the cinema to watch Top Gun. I did plane spotting in that time and of course would be an F-16 pilot once I was 18 and thus the movie (and the Tomcat) fitted in the approach to my piloting career! (by the way, it turned out a bit differently. I flew out of the selection process at the end of day 1, and would still become a pilot, but then on k ..read more
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