Flight Manuals

  • 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
  • Rare F-104 Flight Manual - 1987

    SKU: 21-PILOT-67

     Very large, thick (1.25"), approx 300 pp, illus and with 18 color foldouts at the rear.  Card covers.  Excellent.  The manual is for the Italian version of the Starfighter, the F-104S and is printed in Italy but in English.  This is the first manual I have had for this hot, hot fighter.

    Price: $225.00
  • WWII B-29 Flight Manual - 1945

    SKU: 21-PILOT-66

     Original Pilot Manual dated 20 May 1945 for this famous WWII bomber.  108pp, illus, 8.5x11".  Originally bound with one staple upper left which has rusted and is gone.  Therefore pages are loose but in very good condition. Pencil name of a 2nd Lt on cover page upper right margin.

    Price: $165.00
  • B-29/A/B/Receiver Flight Manual - 1947/50

    SKU: 21-PILOT-65

     Pilot Flight Manual for this famous bomber.  245pp, illus, 8.5x11", in original fiber-board covers.  This manual covers 4 models to include the refueling version.  Very good original condition.

    Price: $150.00
  • Four (4) Air Service Advanced Flying School Course Manuals - 1925

    SKU: 21-PILOT-64

     Mimeograph manuals, stapled, 8x10", yellow paper covers.  Titles are:  Air Service Supply (15pp), Squadron Officers (11pp), Signal Communication (28pp), and Engineering (32pp).  Some manuals have diagrams and drawings.  Three have "Cadet B.C. Moore" in ink on the cover.  Condition is poor with some insect damage and staining.  Nevertheless, the contents are all readable and intact.  Even in this condition the set is quite rare; not many of these manuals would have survived because of the poor paper quality and general disposeable nature of the publication.  A wealth of information here.

    Price: $60.00
  • Air Corps Marking Specification - 1936

    SKU: 21-CAT-47

     U.S. Army Specification No. 98-24105-P dated August 11, 1936.  12pp, wrps, 5x8", stapled.  Excellent (carries a Wright Field printing stamp on last page).  Covers all the various (and many) markings on aircraft of the period.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • 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