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A book on aviation in the United States? Here are books on the history of the aviation in the USA and American aircraft.

American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft - An Illustrated History

This work is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated history of the many flying boats and amphibious aircraft designed and built in the United States.
It is divided into three chronological sections: the early era (1912-1928), the golden era (1928-1945), and the post-war era (1945-present), with historical overviews of each period.

Within each section, individual aircraft types are listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer or builder, with historical background, technical specifications, drawings, and one or more photographs. Appendices cover lesser known flying boat and amphibian types as well as various design concepts that never achieved the flying stage.

Author:E.R. Johnson
Specs:384 pages, 26 x 17.5 x 2.3 cm / 10.25 x 6.9 x 0.91 in, paperback
Illustrations:391 photographs and drawings
Publisher:McFarland & Co Inc (USA, 2010)
EAN:9780786439744
Book: American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft - An Illustrated History

American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft - An Illustrated History

Language: English

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Jet City Rewind : Aviation History of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest

From the dawn of human flight to today, Seattle has hosted flying history from dirigibles and fabric biplanes to jumbo jets, from epic pioneering flights to innovative companies making world travel routine.
This book recaptures that historical awe and connects it with a sense of place.

These subjects may span decades of existence or represent a single day's events. Some are inspiring places of creativity and innovation, some are grim accident sites. All have some significance to the story of flight in the region.

Do you know the exact spot of the first airplane flight in the area? How about where The Boeing Company began? Where did the top secret XB-29 prototype crash during its urgent WWII test program? Where did the first non-stop flight across the Pacific end?

This book will answer those questions and many more as we dig into the aviation archaeology of the "Jet City" and its surroundings.

Pages of the book Jet City Rewind: Aviation History of Seattle (1)

Author:Timothy A. Nelson
Specs:144 pages, 21.5 x 24 x 2 cm / 8.5 x 9 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2016)
EAN:9780764351068
Book: Jet City Rewind : Aviation History of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest

Jet City Rewind : Aviation History of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest

Language: English

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Alaska and the Airplane : A Century of Flight

Alaskans were introduced to the airplane as early as 1913, when town officials in Fairbanks invited stunt flyers James and Lilly Martin to fly over the local baseball park on July 4.
Because many areas are only accessible by air, this enormous state is still defined today by aviation so that aviation and Alaska have formed a very special symbiosis that is unique both in the world of geography and flying. The 49th state has 6 times as many pilots and 16 times as many aircraft per capita in comparison to the contiguous United States.

This publication celebrates the 100th anniversary of this remarkable relationship. It looks at aviation through historical photos, artifacts of flight and other ephemera: objects that are unique to flying in Alaska and that impressively convey stories of triumph, tragedy and survival.
In an extraordinary fashion, they foreground the changes flying brought to life on the ground, guiding the reader from the early days through times of war and industrialization, to the beginning of the second century in the air.

Author:Julie Decker, Jeremy Kinney
Specs:128 pages, 24.5 x 24.5 x 2.1 cm / 9.7 x 9.7 x 0.83 in, hardback
Illustrations:105 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Braun Publishing AG (CH, 2013)
EAN:9783037681411
Book: Alaska and the Airplane : A Century of Flight

Alaska and the Airplane : A Century of Flight

Language: English

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