Flight Manuals

  • C-46 Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions - 1945

    SKU: 21-PILOT-36

     Original WWII flight manual, 65pp, illus, marked "Restricted", dted 25 May 1945.  No binder, one upper left staple as issued.  Very good + condition, cover loose from staple.  Wonderful look at this famous "Hump" aircraft with ties to the Flying Tigers.  

    Price: $115.00
  • B-29 Flight Manual - 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-35

     Housed in a brown vinyl binder, 5x8", snap fasteners, dated July 1943.  387pp + index, illus with drawings, several foldouts.  Marked "Restricted"; pencil ID of a SSgt inside front cover with "468th Bomb Gp/794th Bomb Sq and 504th Bomb Gp/680th Bomb Sq."  Very good condition, age wear only, little used.

    Price: $185.00
  • Republic Aviation RF-84F Fancy Promotional Book - circa 1954

    SKU: 21-PILOT-34

     Large 10x12", hardcover sales book marked "CONFIDENTIAL".  36 pp, color, illus, unusual comb binding at top and bottom of text block inside of stiff covers.  Contents focus on aircraft specs, photo equipment, powerplants, performance charts, etc.  This was distributed after the aircraft was in production so it may have been intended for foreign sales.  About fair; comb binding loose at bottom of text from covers, small hinge split, light soiling inside.  A very unusual manual and the first I have encountered. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • Boeing B-47B Field Service Handbook - 1961

    SKU: 21-PILOT-33

     Small pocket-size book, 3.75x6.75".  Seattle, (assumed) Boeing, 30 Sep 1961.  Unpaginated but approx 200, illus, many foldouts.  Marked "Restricted" on covers and each page, then declassified in an ink statement on front cover.  Extensive and detailed drawings of all components and text in very small print.  Published for the Boeing Field Service Engineer and applicable to the first 30 aircraft built.  Very good condition; pages slightly loose from their glued binding. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • Lockheed Super Constellation (1049C & E) Pocket Handbook - 1953

    SKU: 21-PILOT-32

     Small 5x7" manual with plastic comb binding.  Burbank, Lockheed, Jan 1953.  206pp, illus, 14 sections including one on operating instructions (inspections, pre-takeoff, before landing, etc) much lake a flight manual.  Each section divider has a cartoon!  Would be good except for a coffee stain on the back cover and last page (those clumsy pilots!). SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • WWI Notes on Identification of Aeroplanes - 1917

    SKU: 21-CAT-13

     Army War College (ed).  Washington, GPO, 1918.  70pp, wrps, illus with foldout photo plates and silhouette drawings of Allied and Axis aeroplanes.  Fair; covers detached, chip upper left of front cover, text block very good.  Desireable manual; this one a bargain due to condition.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • WWI Curtiss V-2 Aero Motor Manual - 1917

    SKU: 21-PILOT-31

     Original "Handbook - The Curtiss Standard Model V-2 Aeronautical Motor".  Buffalo, Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corp., 1917.  30pp, illus, wrps, 5x7.5".  Likely one of the worst I have encountered, condition wise...but this is how I like them!  Clearly well used with a cloth spine repair, cover stains and chips.  I bet it's right out of the WWI mechanic's coverall pocket. 

    Price: $65.00
  • WWI Manual - "Aerial Observation for Artillery" - July 11, 1918

    SKU: 21-PILOT-30

     Translated from the French manual of December 29, 1917.  44pp, illus, pages 1-2 missing (likely because this manual was removed from a large binder).  Otherwise very good.  Seldom offered aviation manual from WWI. SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • WWII USN Instructor Log Book, 1942-44

    SKU: 21-PILOT-29

     Comprehensive log with approx 60 pages completed.  Owner was Ensign Lawrence F. Behymer who meticulously logged over 1000 hours as a student and instructor, most at Pensacola NAS.  Inside front cover is pasted his flight clothing issue form.  Inside back cover is another flight clothing form from 1943. On the first free end paper is a stamped index of the type of flight designations used in the log.  Aircraft include the N2S, N3N, SNJ, OS2U, SNV.  Clearly Behymer was proud of his service and flying career.  Very good.

    Price: $75.00
  • B-24 Erection & Maintenance Manual - 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-28

     T.O. No. 01-5EC-2, Erection and Maintenance Instructions for Army Models B-24D, E, G, RB-24C and Navy PB4Y-1.  Heavy card covers, 3-hole screwposts, 8.5x11", 1.25" thick, illus.  About good condition; first four pages have insect damage at the bottom (minimal).

    Price: $135.00