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A History of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) - Edgar Gorrell, World War II, Pan Am and British, Airlines, MATS, MAC, Military and Emergency Airlift, Cargo, Management, Enhancement, Desert Shield
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 220,010. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Air Force publication tells the story of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF).
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited From Their Harbor
Price: Free! Words: 272,180. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Port of Long Beach. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited from Their Harbor, tells how the Port of Long Beach rose from a marshy mud flat to become an economic powerhouse, one of the greenest and most modern ports in the world.
Classic Flight Testing at Edwards Air Force Base - A Career in Test and Evaluation: Reflections and Observations, Test Pilot Charles Adolph Oral History, F-111, Stall-Spin Testing, Culture, Combat
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 143,340. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique USAF publication presents a fascinating oral history of Charles "Pete" Adolph, who retired as Director of Test and Evaluation.
Separating the Real from the Imagined: Flight Research at NACA and NASA, 1915-1998 - Experimental Planes and Spacecraft, X-1, X-15, XV-15, X-planes, Muroc, Lifting Bodies, Dryden, Armstrong, Shuttle
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 192,030. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this NASA book documents the historical R&D program of NASA by focusing on flight research.
With My Head In The Clouds – Part 2
You set the price! Words: 148,420. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
“It was in the March that I nearly met my maker. I was in the descent and as we passed 10,000ft I brought the speed down to the required two hundred and fifty knots. We had just cleared the cloud cover and into clear skies and I was just changing a radio frequency when I suddenly looked up and saw a light aircraft about half a mile ahead coming straight at me descending at the same rate as I was.
Earthbound Misfit
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 199,520. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Earthbound Misfit is the compelling story of a pioneer of TV news aviation. A story that details his rise to fame, his fall from grace, and his redemption through the outreach of his many fans, and friends.
Growing Up Boeing: The Early Jet Age Through the Eyes of a Test Pilot’s Daughter
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,600. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
An insider’s perspective of the Boeing test pilots and engineers who regularly risked their lives as they tested and certified the early commercial jets, 707s through 767s. Passionate about flying, Boeing test pilot S. L. “Lew” Wallick and his Flight Test colleagues lived lives full of risk and adventure while raising their families in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.
Miracle on the Hudson: Official Reports on US Airways Flight 1549 Ditching in the Hudson River, January 2009, Captain Sullenberger, Bird Strike Risk to Aircraft
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 155,280. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The complete story of the amazing flight of US Airways 1549 is contained in this reproduction of the official National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on the incident, along with the transcript of a hearing before a House of Representatives committee.
Blood Highways
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 119,000. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Law » Personal Injury
Blood Highways is the heart-wrenching account of the biggest product liability case in history: the Ford-Firestone fiasco. At the center of the story are two people: Tab Turner, a charismatic trial attorney from Arkansas, and Donna Bailey, a single mother and outdoor enthusiast who who fought back from the brink of death to confront those ultimately responsible for her accident.
NASA's First A: Aeronautics from 1958 to 2008 - From NACA to the Space Age, Dryden, Langley, Ames, X-Planes, Faget, Hypersonics, Lifting Bodies, V/STOL, Rutan, NASP, SST, Composites
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,010. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is a comprehensive history of NASA's aviation programs, starting with NACA research in the 1940s and 1950s through the space race to current times.
Air Of Injustice
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 190,110. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
“Air of Injustice” is the result of an exhaustive 2 year long investigation by US Aviator Magazine Publisher/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, into the three year battle between R.A. “Bob” Hoover and the FAA. Hoover is a legendary fighter pilot, test pilot and airshow pilot now in his 70s, who was once called “the best pilot I ever saw” by no less than Brigadier General (ret.) Chuck Yeager.
Complete Guide to Distracted Driving: Cell Phones, Texting, Electronic Device Usage, Accidents, New Guidelines for Car Devices, Commercial Vehicle Operators, Laws and Programs
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 272,750. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This comprehensive and up-to-date ebook provides a unique guide to the important safety problem of distracted driving, compiling fifteen official documents with details on every aspect of the issue.
Daisy's Diaries
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 126,520. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Life. Career. Material Wealth. Success. Most of us want those things, but with them come stress, long hours, sacrifice. The trick is to find balance, or compromise. Or is it? There's another way! In this true story, the Author walks away from a high power career, buys a very old motorcycle, heads for the hills, reconnects to his family, rediscovers the joy of living and, well just has a ball!
Doctor Who? The Atomic Bomber Beeching and his War on the Railways.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,980. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » Transportation » Public Transportation
Doctor Who? Richard Beeching is the infamous architect of massive British railway closures in the 1960's, designed to boost the roads lobby.He was also, revealed for the first time, one of the key designers of the British A-bomb. Doctor Who's story is employed by the author to attack the inability of British transport planners and politicians to design a coherent transport policy.
Maverick Pilot, Volume One
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,660. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Minnow to mercenary, volume one, tells of learning to fly, dealing with engine failure, smuggling seafood off beaches in Mexico and going to jail, flying corporate, fighting in the Congo, timber spraying, getting shot at in Laos, and Vietnam. Captain Case’s destiny was life-on-the-edge adventure.
Flygirl Adventures: An Autoflyography
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 190,400. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
A candid, funny heart-warming account of one girl's struggle to achieve her dream - to fly! And it's all here - the agonies and ecstasies of failure and triumph. Initially rejected as an air hostess, Mays then became a flying instructor and subsequently an executive jet pilot for the world's rich and famous, thereby offering us a unique glimpse into the world of private jet travel.
Aviation at the Edge
Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 104,650. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Three thousand feet above the Zambian bush, the DHC2 Beaver had only ten minutes' fuel remaining. Night was drawing in; ground features were indiscernible. I could not raise anyone on the radio. Would this be the end?
On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence Wrecked Britain's Railways
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 149,390. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012 by Kemsing Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
Britain's rail privatisation was one of the greatest political failures of recent history. This acclaimed book serves as a valuable reminder of the risks of privatising a single, state-owned service and breaking it up into competing entities, linked by contracts instead of a shared service ethos... mistakes the Coalition Government now seems determined to repeat with the National Health Service
The Wind and Beyond: A Documentary Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1 - The Ascent of the Airplane
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 291,000. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Dr. James R. Hansen and his collaborators do more than just document the last century of flight. They go back and expertly trace the historical origins of what made the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered airplane flight possible on 17 December 1903.
Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,510. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
SKYGODS is the saga of America's most glamorous airline. Told from multiple viewpoints--pilots, stewardesses, management executives--SKYGODS is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of Pan American World Airways.