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British Airliners 1952 – 1981: 7 Adult Coloring and Dot-to-Dot Drawings
Price: Free! Words: 530. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Settle down, relax and draw! Adult coloring books are the best way to relax. From the Airspeed Ambassador in 1952 to the Vickers VC10's last days of service in 1981, this line-up illustrates the golden age of British airliners. Not all readers will be able to print this epub book correctly but there is a link at the back to a downloadable Acrobat (pdf) document. There is also a surprize bonus.
Jet Engines: Great Invention Ideas: The Story of Frank Whittle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Inventions, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
From the bestselling author of Red Herrings & White Elephants, Shaggy Dogs, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for my Salad, They Laughed at Galileo and many more.... The story of Frank Whittle and how he overcame huge odds to make sure his vision would win a war and change the world forever, despite fierce opposition from Her Majesty’s Royal Air Force.
A B-25 Bomber Crashes Into The Empire State Building July 28, 1945
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » History » Military
The twin-engine Mitchell Bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in late July 1945 was en route to La Guardia Airport from Massachusetts. A veteran pilot was lost in a dense fog. Flying at approximately 1,775 feet the aircraft was beneath a 2,000 feet altitude limit followed by aviators at the time. Aside from the three crewmen on the B-25D eleven building occupants lost their lives.
Northrop N-63 Convoy Fighter: The Naval VTOL Turboprop Tailsitter Project of 1950
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
The Northrop N-63 was a remarkable VTOL turboprop tailsitter fighter proposal in the same class as the Convair XFY-1 and Lockheed XFV-1. The ebook features 66 images of the N-63 and N-63A prototype, including plans, artwork, photos, and color profiles of these amazing secret naval aircraft projects of the 1950s.
The Crash of an Air France Super Constellation Dakar, Senegal August 29, 1960
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Flight 343 an Air France Super Constellation disappeared in a rainstorm near dawn on August 29, 1960. Flight controllers had tracked the plane from an airport in Dakar, Senegal until it mysteriously fell off their radar screens. My e-book looks at the history of the Super Constellation, its advantages, flaws and previous crashes. I have also offered several explanations for the crash that morning.
Pol godziny Tadeusza Kosciuszki. Tragedia lotu 5055 (katastrofa w Lesie Kabackim) polish edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,510. Language: Polish. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Dobranoc, do widzenia! Cześć! Giniemy! Katastrofa w Lesie Kabackim.
The Crash of Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 February 8, 1965
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
The instrument panels of pre-jet era 1950s aircraft are intricate and awe inspiring, especially for one who is unfamiliar with the technicalities of piloting. A lack of reaction time to correct the path of the DC-B7 is key to why the plane crashed. The Eastern propeller plane made a corrective maneuver that was replicated by the incoming Pan Am jet. It was what happened next that led to tragedy.
Goodyear GA-28A/B Convoy Fighter: The Naval VTOL Turboprop Tailsitter Project of 1950
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
A detailed look at the Goodyear Aircraft Corporation GA-28A/B proposal, one of the competitors to the Convair XFY-1 and Lockheed XFV-1 VTOL aircraft of the 1950s. The GA-28A/B were VTOL turboprop tailsitters featuring a semi-delta, semi-midwing configuration with triple vertical tail surfaces. Features 40 high resolution illustrations, including detailed schematics and speculative color profiles.
By Day and By Night - The B17 and Lancaster Bomber Story
Price: $7.59 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
The third book in the series tells the amazing story of America’s B-17, the Flying Fortress, and Britain’s Lancaster Bomber, the most renowned bombers of World War II.
The Crash Of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 2501 Into Lake Michigan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
My ebook considers the possible causes Flight 2501's crash. Was it lightning? Readers can judge for themselves. An eyewitness claimed she saw the Northwest DC-4 flying into a severe thunderstorm above Lake Michigan. The air disaster was the worst in U.S. history. It also prompted the most widespread search in the history of the U.S. The DC-4 was soon to be replaced by the Boeing Stratocruiser.
Destination Saipan Was Amelia Earhart A Prisoner Of Imperial Japan?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » History » Military
My ebook looks at theories of Amelia Earhart's July 2, 1937 disappearance. The narrative focuses on Saipan as the probable location of where Earhart's Lockheed Model 10E airplane crashed. Among the people profiled in my book is an eyewitness who saw what she believes to be Amelia Earhart's aircraft as it crashed into a Japanese military zone on Saipan. The witness is still alive in California.
Aerospace Manufacturing: How the Aviation Industry Shaped American Manufacturing
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016 by Brithe Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
The aviation industry ushered America into modernization. Manufacturing changed from shops that created product from ore to assembly, to a paradigm shift of specialty mechanization. Shaping not only the manufacturing industry within America, but inspiring a pathway for the international manufacturing industry of the future.
An American Airlines DC-3 Crashes In The Mississippi River Memphis, Tennessee February 10, 1944
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The DC-3 is one of the most reliable planes ever built. Beginning with the first ones that were manufactured in 1935, the Douglas engineered airplane was preferred by airline companies as well as travelers. As American Airlines Flight 2 neared its landing the local temperature was near freezing. It was completing the Little Rock-Memphis leg of a transcontinental flight from L.A. to New York.
A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation Crashes Into A North Hollywood Suburb December 15, 1962
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
1962 wasn't a good year for the Flying Tiger Line. The North Hollywood plane crash in December was its 4th during the year. Another Super Constellation carrying troops had to be ditched in the North Atlantic. It lost power in several engines and there had been no other recourse. Another airliner flown by the company was lost in the Pacific Ocean. Flying Tiger formed after World War II in 1946.
Eastern Air Lines Flight 537 Douglas DC4 Midair Collision Washington, DC November 1, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
It was the most deadly aviation disaster when it occurred in 1949. A New Yorker cartoonist, a bank president, an Eastern Air Lines flight crew and several members of the U.S. House of Representatives were among the victims of the disaster. My e-book looks closely at the differing accounts of a crash that pitted air traffic controllers and others against a Bolivian pilot's recollection of events.
A Continental Charters C-46A Pittsburgh to Buffalo Flight Disappears on December 29, 1951
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The search for a vanished C-46A commercial flight that originated in Miami, Florida continued for hours and days after the plane departed Pittsburgh after 9:00 p.m. on December 29, 1951. Numerous organizations and individuals contributed planes, water craft, and cars to assist the effort. The Civil Aeronautics Board opened an investigation into the crash that continued into January 1952.
A Piedmont Airlines Fairchild-Hiller 227B Crashes In Charlestown, West Virginia August 10, 1968
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The Piedmont Fairchild-Hiller that crashed while approaching the runway at Kanawha Airport in Charlestown, West Virginia was much like a Fokker 27 that was produced in Europe. Fairchild began building the FH-227s in the late 1950s. The planes had distinguishing features that differentiated them from the Fokker designs. My ebook recounts this tragic plane crash with input from eyewitness accounts.
A Pan American-Grace Airliner Vanishes in the Andes Mountains Santiago, Chile July 16, 1932
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The fate of a Pan American-Grace airliner wasn't known for twenty months after it lost radio contact following takeoff in July 1932. Mountaineers working at an inn near the Chile-Argentine border recognized the plane's wreckage in 1934. The delay in recovering the remains of the San Jose were attributed to deep snowfalls and sparse melting. The crash was located at the base of Mount Aconcagua.
The Bombing of a Canadian Pacific DC3 St. Joachim, Quebec September 9, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
A Pacific Airliner exploded and crashed into a giant mountain near Quebec City on September 9, 1949. The plane had 19 passengers on board and and a crew of four. The passengers included a woman whose husband made sure she was on Flight 108 bound for Baie Comeau. He had asked his wife to retrieve some suitcases therea and spend the weekend with friends. 10 days later authorities learned of a bomb.
The Midair Crash of a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC7 Grand Canyon, Arizona June 30, 1956
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
One of the pilots involved in the tragic collision of two planes above the Grand Canyon had received an ok to ascend to 21,000 feet while attempting to evade a thunderstorm. This put his TWA Super Constellation in line to crash into a United Airlines DC7 which was in the same cloud bank. My e-book looks at the crash and the difficulties involved in accessing the bodies inside the UAL wreckage.

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