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USMC F-4 Phantom II Squadron History Series, No. 01, VMFA-314 “Black Knights,” 1962 – 1982
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,600. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This work covers the history of Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron 314, VMFA-314, while equipped with the F-4B model of the F-4 Phantom II between the years 1962 and 1982. Marines who served with the “Black Knights” share their experiences of what life was like with VMFA-314 during the F-4 Phantom II era.
The Crash of a Piper Navajo Mount Nye, New York December 25, 1978
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
In late December 1978 the crash of a Piper Navajo plane presented obstacles for rescuers. The plane wasn't found until April 1979, when a group of planes combined on a testing and rescue mission. In the months before the Civil Air Patrol got in hot water after it abruptly suspended its search for the crash site. Circumstances became even more tricky when a victim's family hired F. Lee Bailey
The Rescue Man: A "Snafu Snatching" Rescue Pilot's Extraordinary Journey through World War II
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,320. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017 by Van Rye Publishing, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
THE RESCUE MAN presents the extraordinary and unique journey of a World War II-era rescue pilot, Bud Hayes, from his childhood in Idaho through his training for and service during World War II. The rescue squadron that Bud served in saved over seven hundred downed pilots during the war. Nevertheless, history has left Bud’s incredible story, and that of his squadron, largely untold... until now.
Amelia Earhart: America's Lost Flyer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Amelia Earhart thought a woman could do anything a man could. She encouraged women to follow their dreams. When Amelia first saw an airplane, she was not impressed. A few years later, she knew she had to fly. Amelia set many flying records. Her dream was to be the first person to fly around the world along the equator. In 1937, she set off on her dream. Learn more in this 15-minute bio for kids.
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.
The Crash of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 727 Juneau, Alaska September 4, 1971
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Flight 1866 crashed with 111 on board, all of them perishing in the aviation disaster. The Alaska Airlines jet was flown by a veteran pilot who had been with the company since 1955. Questions about official reports filed on the crash by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board prompted an internal investigation conducted by the employees of Alaska Airlines.
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 United Airlines Boeing 727 Crashes Into Lake Michigan August 16, 1965
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The UAL Boeing 727 was flying from LaGuardia to O'Hare International Airport during the summer of 1965. People who watched the plane heard a thunderous roar and saw a flaming plane as it entered the water north of Chicago near Waukegan, Illinois. My e-book looks at the crash, the people on board the airliner and the inconclusiveness of the Civil Aeronautics Board as to the reason for the crash.
An American Airlines Boeing 727 Crash November 8, 1965
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
An American Airlines Boeing 727 was the third fatal crash of an airliner worldwide within a single week. The others involved a French military plane that plunged to the ground in French Somaliland and an Argentine C54 that crashed near Costa Rica. The 727 was on its landing approach in inclimate weather. For whatever reason the flight crew failed to see a hillside in front of them. 58 persons died
An American Airlines Convair Crashes Near Albany, New York September 15, 1953
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Multiple eyewitnesses watched a Convair 240 plunge to the earth near a trailer park in Colonie, New York. Some of the witnesses were already at work and others were inside trailers within several hundred feet of the crash. One woman's trailer was scorched in the intense heat that burned bodies to the point that they were unrecognizable. My e-book looks at the crash and the CAB investigation.