Flight Manuals

  • Facsimile P-38 Training Manual - author signed

    SKU: 21-PILOT-63

     Arnold, Fredric.  P-38 Pilot Training Manual.  S.E. Maxwell, 1991. 93pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps.  Author's note on the second page is fascinating: Frederic Arnold flew 50 missions in the P-38 and returned to the US in 1943 to write and illustrate the training manuals for the P-38, P-47, P-51 and P-80.  He was awarded the DFC and Air Medal for his combat in North Africa, Italy and Sicily.  The Author's Note page is also inscribed and signed by Arnold with a date of 5/9/92. Very good.

    Price: $35.00
  • WWII Silk Escape Map, Plates 43 A&B - France/Spain/Germany/Belgium/Holland/Switzerland

    SKU: 21-MISC-38

     Two sided, about 28" square, folds to a 5x4" rectangle for storage in survival kits.  Side A: The Pyrenees, France (NW), Belgium (W&Central) and part of Holland.  Side B:  France (SW), Spain (N) and the German-Swiss Frontier.  (The photo shows just one small corner of one side) Very good. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • Aero Commander W680 Flight Manual - 1968

    SKU: 21-PILOT-62

     Original North American Rockwell/Aero Commander Division Flight Manual.  236pp, illus, in original blue vinyl binder.  Arranged very similar to military manuals with dividers and sections like "Normal Procedures", "Emergency Procedures", "Performance", etc.  Very good condition. (2)

    Price: $45.00
  • Beech Bonanza Shop Manual - 1964

    SKU: 21-PILOT-61

     Original factory maintenance manual in the original embossed 3-ring binder.  Binder cover states for Models 33 & 35 but it appears that only the 35 is here.  178pp, 8.5x11", very good and appears unused.  Title page says "reissued Nov 15, 1960 and revised Jan 15, 1964".  My price is significantly below other offered on auction sites.

    Price: $55.00
  • WWII B-24 Pilot's Flight Manual - 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-60

     Original manual dated 1 April 1943, 8.5x11", 3-hole punched, 84pp, stapled upper left, all pages marked "Restricted".  Very good; ink name upper right front cover.

    Price: $165.00
  • WWII P-40 Pilot Training Manual - 1944

    SKU: 21-PILOT-59

     Original training manual, 8x10.5", 94pp, illus, all pages and cover marked "Restricted".  Organized very similar to a Dash-1 but with simpler language and diagrams.  Condition about good; one small chip from front cover, edge bumping and light soiling.  Quite desirable and seldom found. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • P-51 Mustang Famous Aircraft Series

    SKU: 21-PILOT-58

     Morgan, Len.  The P-51 Mustang - Famous Aircraft Series. Blue Ridge Summit, PA, TAB BOOKS, First Edition, 4th Printing, 1963.  500pp, illus, wrps, 8.5x11".  Includes 93pp (four to a page) reproduction of the original P-51 Pilot Training Manual.  Very good.  An essential book for the Mustang lover. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • WWII Royal Australian Air Force Pilot Kneeboard

    SKU: 21-UN-19

     Unusual (and unused) vintage pilot's flight computer for use in a single seat aircraft.  Top aluminum cover has the classic rotating flight computer for time, distance, airspeed, etc.  Stamped at the top of the outside cover with "Ident No. G6B/145", " King's Crown and R.A.A.F." and "Serial Number WG/1652*". At the bottom is "Computer Navigational Mk.III.D."  Flip open the cover and you find the classic rotating drift track for displaying course.  At the side, lower right, is a knob that scrolls an inside moving airspeed graph.  Inside the open cover is a small notebook for recording flight data. The unit is very heavy (about 2.5 lb) and is unused including the notebook.  The entire unit is in excellent unused condition (one screw holding back leg contour bracket is missing but easily replaced)  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • De Havilland Gipsy Moth Rigging/Maintenance Notes - 1927

    SKU: 21-PILOT-56

     Original handbook for this classic biplane.  The De Havilland Aircraft Co., Middlesex, 1927.  18pp, 10 large foldout drawings, stiff cloth covers, 2-hole cord binding. Fair, pages loose.  A number of these are still flying....add this manual to yours! SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • WWII Recognition Handbook of British Aircraft - 1942

    SKU: 21-PILOT-55

     Original Royal Air Force Manual with "Not to Be Taken in the Air" on the front cover.  Air Ministry Publ 1480A, 1942.  No page numbers, about 1.25" thick, eight sections with index tabs, 6x7.5", stiff card covers, 3-hole punched with cord ties.    Fair; cover wear, text block heavily used (this is good!).

    Price: $75.00