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Cessna aircraft: books - history and technology

A book on Cessna aircraft? Explore here our selection of illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Cessna aircraft.

Cessna 152 - A Pilot's Guide

A pilot's guide for the Cessna 152. Subjects covered in detail include an overall description of the aircraft, limitations, handling characteristics, and loading/performance data.

All the information is gleaned from flying experiences by experts in the industry, and is presented in an easy-to-read format. Pilots will find each guide in the series an invaluable companion to the aircraft's Flight Manual and an excellent sourcebook for the aircraft's principal characteristics.

Author:Jeremy M. Pratt
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 17.5 x 0.8 cm / 8.5 x 6.9 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w photographs and drawings
Publisher:Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc (USA, 2001)
EAN:9781560272120
Book: Cessna 152 - A Pilot's Guide

Cessna 152 - A Pilot's Guide

Language: English

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Cessna 172

The Cessna 172 is unquestionably the world's most successful light aircraft. More than 43,000 have been built since 1956, and the type is in service all over the world. For many, it defines the experience of cross-country flying with family and friends.

This small volume traces the origins of the Cessna 172 and highlights the features that have made it so successful. Comprehensively illustrated, with many previously unpublished photographs, the book includes a close-up look at an individual aircraft and highlights the differences between the many Cessna 172 and 175 variants. It discusses flying and owning the type and illustrates how the instrument panel layout, flight controls and instruments have evolved during the lengthy production run.
The book finishes with a fascinating look at a number of special variants and uses, including tailwheel and STOL conversions, re-engined examples, ski and seaplane operation, banner towing and skywriting.

Author:Ron Smith
Specs:128 pages, 12 x 17 x 1 cm / 4.7 x 6.7 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:176 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2010)
EAN:9781445600864

Cessna 172 - A Pilot's Guide

A pilot's guide for the Cessna 172. Subjects covered in detail include an overall description of the aircraft, limitations, handling characteristics, and loading/performance data.

All the information is gleaned from flying experiences by experts in the industry, and is presented in an easy-to-read format. Pilots will find each guide in the series an invaluable companion to the aircraft's Flight Manual and an excellent sourcebook for the aircraft's principal characteristics.

Author:Jeremy M. Pratt
Specs:136 pages, 21 x 13.5 x 0.9 cm / 8.25 x 5.3 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w photographs and drawings
Publisher:Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc (USA, 2001)
EAN:9781560272113
Book: Cessna 172 - A Pilot's Guide

Cessna 172 - A Pilot's Guide

Language: English

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Twin Cessna : The Cessna 300 and 400 Series of Light Twins

The Cessna 310 broke new ground in general aviation when it appeared in 1953. It remained in production for nearly thirty years and nearly 6,000 were built.

This book reviews the types origins, competitors and development, including the many variants produced.

Detail includes comments on ownership and operation, visual differences between individual models and after-market upgrades.

Pages of the book Twin Cessna: The Cessna 300 and 400 Series (1)

The book continues with the closely-related Cessna 320 and the later "cabin class" twins, the Cessna 340, 335 and 303.
A second section examines the larger cabin twins in the Cessna 400 series from the Cessna 411 to the turboprop Cessna 425, 441 Conquest II and Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II.

This family includes nine distinct types of aircraft and the section also includes some amusing tales about flying the Cessna 404 Titan. A comprehensive guide is provided to allow the easy recognition of the different aircraft and sub-variants within the Cessna 400 series.

Pages of the book Twin Cessna: The Cessna 300 and 400 Series (2)

Author:Ron Smith
Specs:144 pages, 28.5 x 22.5 x 1.9 cm / 11.2 x 8.9 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:215 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2017)
EAN:9780764352263
Book: Twin Cessna : The Cessna 300 and 400 Series of Light Twins

Twin Cessna : The Cessna 300 and 400 Series of Light Twins

Language: English

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Caravan - Cessna's Swiss Army Knife with Wings

Known for being one of the most versatile and robust aircraft ever produced, the Cessna Caravan has become the DC-3 workhorse of our current times - as Cessna nicknames it, a "Swiss Army Knife with wings"!
From its coverage of the Caravan's colorful history to its innovative-yet-conventional aircraft systems, to interesting pilot stories, tips, and beautiful photography throughout, Lewis and Cook's book is both entertaining and enlightening - Caravan edutainment at its best!
The chapters parallel flight phases on a typical mission, and are chock-full of experience, insights and trivia from preflight to postflight - a truly amazing story for all pilots interested in this legendary powerhouse.
Every chapter contains a special topic along with the related phase of flight, comprised of Lewis and Cook's coverage of pertinent Caravan characteristics, or stories told by pilots flying Caravans in unusual circumstances and faraway places.

Two sections of color photography are included, and multiple appendices with further information on specifications and industry contacts for Caravan owners, as well as extensive footnotes and bibliography.

Author:J.D. Lewis, Leroy Cook
Specs:235 pages, 23 x 18.5 x 1.6 cm / 9.1 x 7.3 x 0.63 in, paperback
Illustrations:15 colour photographs, 83 b&w photographs, photographs and N&B, charts, tables
Publisher:Aviation Supplies & Academics Inc (USA, 2007)
EAN:9781560276821
Book: Caravan - Cessna's Swiss Army Knife with Wings

Caravan - Cessna's Swiss Army Knife with Wings

Language: English

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