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Paco Godia Spain's First Formula One Driver
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Paco Godia was a works Maserati driver and later entered private Maseratis when the factory broke ties with him. Godia was not a major player in Grand Prix racing, entering his first race, the '51 Spanish Grand Prix and his last, the 1958 French Grand Prix at Reims, within a span of seven seasons. Godia also raced sports cars until '68. Among his best finishes was a 4th at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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.
Tony Brooks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Tony Brooks was a sports car racer and a Formula 1 driver from England. He drove a works Ferrari beginning in the mid 1950s, following a stint racing Aston Martin sports cars at Goodwood and Silverstone. Tony was trained as a dentist like his father. Stirling Moss, the great British driver, once made the statement that Brooks as the greatest unknown racing driver. Brooks retired after 1961.
Growing up with Spaceflight: Skylab / ASTP
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 42,630. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
“Growing Up With Spaceflight- Skylab/ASTP” is the true story of an average kid who came of age watching the US space program and evolved from a casual observer to raving space buff. This volume the third release of the 6 book series. It covers Skylab 1 through Apollo/Soyuz and is garnished with humor and technical information. Readers may well see themselves in these stories.
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.
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.
Last of the Long Hunters
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,730. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
This story records the life of a young pilot flying in Alaska’s Frontier Arctic. You’ll experience the front seat thrills of bush planes and helicopters operating in the most dangerous conditions on Earth, flying in minus 60 temperatures and horrific storms, airborne among the magnificent mountains and glaciers that only Alaska has to offer. Once you've read this one you’ll not be satisfied unti
Lake Ponchartrain Plane Crashes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Lake Pontchartrain plane crashes have occurred frequently since the mid 20th century. The lake is mist shrouded, foggy, and replete with spooky moss. These obstacles intimidate persons who were fortunate enough to have survived plane crashes. One family who crash a private plane in the lake separated into three groups. The father advised his son to scoop air into his clothing to help him float.
Flight 607E A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Lockheed Super Constellation Crashes Into The Atlantic Ocean August 14, 1958
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Royal Dutch Airlines had a fine record of never crashing a plane into the ocean before August 14, 1958. This streak was broken without any warning by KLM Flight 607E en route to New York. The plane entered a squall line that a Pan Am flight had miraculously just flown above and through. The Pan Am plane made it safely to London. It's pilot had tried to make contact with the missing Dutch plane.
White Water Landings: A View Of The Imperial Airways Africa Service From The Ground
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,230. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 1, 2015 by Princelings Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
The romance of pre-war air travel meets the romance of a man and a woman kept apart by war, in this memoir of a young man and his career in Africa with Imperial Airways. The book covers intriguing details of the Empire Flying Boat Service: commissioning of the 'boats; indiscretions of the passengers; the dangers of a herd of buffalo at night, and the bravery of exiles awaiting war-time transport.
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.
Against All Odds - The Guinea Pig Story
Price: $7.59 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
The second book in this series follows the history of the ‘Guinea Pig Club’, founded by the brilliant plastic surgeon, Sir Archibald McIndoe.
A History of Suction-Type Laminar-Flow Control with Emphasis on Flight Research - From the 1930s to the X-21 and the Boeing 757, Swept Wings, Noise, Insect Contamination, Ice Particles, Supersonic
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 47,820. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this NASA report presents a history of that portion of laminar-flow technology known as active laminar-flow control, which employs suction of a small quantity of air through airplane surfaces.
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, & 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.
Crafting Flight: Aircraft Pioneers and the Contributions of the Men and Women of NASA Langley Research Center - NACA Aviation History, Apollo Moon Landing, Viking Mars, Jet Airplanes, Wind Tunnels
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,500. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this exceptional book provides a great history of NASA Langley Research Center's contributions to aviation and spaceflight.
The Crash Of An Air France Constellation The Azores October 28, 1949
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Marcel Cerdan died on his way to the United States where he was to train for a middleweight championship fight against Jake LaMotta, who won the title from Cerdan in Detroit in a previous bout. Ginette Neveu, a renowned violinist, was traveling to the U.S. for her third concert tour. She was accompanied by her brother, J.P., who played the piano. The plane crash produced a number of lawsuits.
Saqqara Bird
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Popular culture
Attention all you ancient alien believers! Here's a replica of what our friends way out in the Cosmos gave the early Egyptians over 2,300 years ago. But for now all we have left is a 7 inch wooden scale model. Who knows what maybe still buried under the sands near the Pyramids. A full sized exotic flying machine? This ebooks answers some of these questions and poses a few more! Enjoy!