Flight Manuals

  • USAF Test Pilot School Student Study Aid - circa 2004

    SKU: 21-PILOT-72

     FTC-TIH-64-2004, Stability and Control.  USAF Aerospace Research Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, California.  In two parts, Part I Flight Test Techniques (187pp) and Part II Theory (160pp).  Illustrated with charts, drawings and photos of many aircraft thru the ages.  8.5x11", three-hole punched with Prestong metal fastener, first published in 1959 and updated regularly. Forward by famous test pilot Chuck Yeager, the first to break the sound barrier.  This is a seldom-seen manual from a prestigiious test pilot school, one attended by most pilot-astronauts. Very good. (Automatic ordering not active on this item.  Inquire and an invoice will be sent)

    Price: $85.00
  • Bell Huey "Cobra" Helicopter Maintenance Flight Manual - 1987

    SKU: 21-PILOT-71

     TM 55-1520-236-MTF.  HQ Dept of the Army, 8 Dec 1987 (changes to 1990).  Green plastic boards with four split rings as a binding, 4.5x8", 160pp.  Actually used for maintencance test, pilot name on cover, various paste-ins and tabs added to 7 sections.  About good +.  (This is the first attack helicopter and one I wish I had flown)

    Price: $35.00
  • Original Curtiss D-12 Aircraft Engine Handbook - June 1930

    SKU: 21-CAT-116

     Thick official factory manual with faint Wright Field rubber stamps on front cover.  100 pages of text, photos and foldouts, then 47 figures (some are foldouts) and finally 145 pages of parts lists.  Grey card covers with Curtiss logo.  Wonderful original manual for this famous engine in its vintage, untouched form.  About good + condition. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • WWII Original B-25 Flight Manual - 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-70

     Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for the Army B-25J/Navy PBJ-1J.  Marked "Restricted" in upper left corner, dated Dec 20, 1943.  76pp, unissued, stapled upper left (first several pages loose).  A rare original manual for this famous WWII bomber.

    Price: $185.00
  • 7 Issues of the Penhold Log - 1942/43

    SKU: 21-MAG-74

     Monthly WWII publication of the 36th Service Flying Training School (RAF), Alberta, Canada.  Seven issues each 24-36 pages, 6x9", photo illus; dates are Feb, Mar, Jul, Sep, Oct and Nov 1942; and Feb 1943.  About good; some cover soiling. Not often found in the U.S.

    Price: $35.00
  • Class Book, No. 1 British Flying Training School, Terrell, Texas - circa 1943

    SKU: 21-B-48

     "Detached Flight...The Book of No. 1 B.F.T.S. Vol. VI". No publ place, no date.  72pp, photos.  Typical class book with staff photos (British and U.S. military; civilian flight instructors in uniform), portraits of students with several ink annotations of "killed", recreation activities, downtown Terrell, Texas, etc.  About good.  Most of these class books found in the U.S. are U.S.A.A.F. piot trainees; this is a very unusual book in that the trainees are all RAF.  Likely most of these ended up back in the UK. 

    Price: $65.00
  • WWI Royal Air Force Pilot Documents - 1918

    SKU: 21-UN-18

     RAF Army Book 439, "Officer's Record of Services" with sections for Promotion, Service, Regimental Employment and Mention in Dispatches.  Small 4x5.5" blue buckram folder with snap closure.  Named in ink to Ross Waller Moir but empty beyond the first page.  Accompanying is a F.S. Form 20, "Royal air Force Record of Flying Clothing Issued", also named to the same individual (with rank of Lt) and RAF stamped with 3 Sep 18 issue date.  Interior page with equipment listed is filled in, signed and dated 7 Dec 1918 with annotation "Handed in".  Useful list of WWI flying equipment actually issued to a WWI RAF pilot.  My guess is that he completed training but the war ended before he had a chance to serve.  Very good with normal wear.

    Price: $65.00
  • WWI Royal Flying Corps Logbook with Combat - 1916

    SKU: 21-PILOT-69

     Original log with entries on 33 pages.  The cover is heavily soiled with an unintelligible pilot name (more later on this).  Log begins on 14 Jul 1916 with aerodrome practice with a student and is followed by solo flights thru July.  In early August there are instructional flights in the B.E. 2C/D and then later that month there is combat (bombing) in France (Arras, Greville, Souchey, Viles).  In September there are entries about bombing German airfields, and then using phosphorus bombs.  There is also a mention that month about attacking a balloon, then dropping 20 lb bombs near more balloons.  The log ends on 8 Nov 1916 with time in a Bristol Scout.  There are initials R.E.L. and 13 Sqdn in the log; this may be the owner of the log and in various locations the log is certified by W.S. Douglas, Capt, RFC, Cmdr 43 Sqdn.  While cover is soiled, entries are good although handwritting is a bit difficult to decipher.  A rare logbook in any case. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • WWII Westland Whirlwind Correspondence Lot - 1941 thru 1944

    SKU: 21-CR-5

     Four pieces as follows:
    1)  Short (7.75x5") typed message dated 22 June 1944 thanking Westland for a photo of the Whirlwind.
    2)  Carbon of a 9 Aug 1941 letter complaining about lack of publicity on the Whirlwind.
    3)  Two page internal Westland Aircraft memo on failure of the Whirlwind tail wheel.
    4)  Two page internal Westland memo on a visit to 137 Squadron, 6 May 1942, discussing instrument and sight placement during night flights along with a paragraph on a structural failure.
    Very good with usual minor age wear.

    Price: $55.00
  • Stearman Navy N2S Erection & Maintenance Manual (Xerox Copy) - 1941

    SKU: 21-PILOT-68

     Copy of the original manual, marked restricted, housed in fiberboard binder, 3-hole punched.  112pp, illus, original was typed.  Very good. 

    Price: $25.00