Flight Manuals

  • WWII Army F-8 Erection and Maintenance Manual (partial) - 1944

    SKU: 20-PILOT-41

     T.O. No. 91-150JA-2, Erection and Maintenance Instructions for Army Model F-8 Airplane.  Marked "Restricted".  Partial manual (pp 1-12, 33-34, 39-40, 59-60, 77-78, 153-160) may be a revision or change notice but not marked as such.  Never the less, the included pages have many of the interesting illustrations such as cutaways of entire aircraft, packing and jacking diagrams, engine mounts, fuel systems, camera locations and two very detailed cockpit drawings. Very good.

    Price: $65.00
  • WWII Students' Manual - Advanced Single Engine Flying - circa 1944

    SKU: 20-PILOT-40

     Prepared by the Central Instructors School, Randolph Field, Texas.  82pp, illus, wrps, 8.5x11".  About fair - good condition.  Clearly based on the AT-6.  Covers all the standard manuevers as even I remember in pilot training mid-1960s.  Of great interest is the advice on the first two pages: "If you're going to be a fighter-pilot, Mister, you'd better take aim!  Your three aims: 1) Learn Maximum Performance Flying, 2) Become an Officer, 3) Kill the Enemy. "

    Price: $125.00
  • TM 9-227 - 20-MM Aircraft Gun - 1943

    SKU: 20-CAT-15

     Technical Manual for 20mm Automatic Gun M1 and 20mm Aircraft Automatic Gun An-M2, 1 June 1943.  136pp, illus, wrps, stamped "RESTRICTED" on front cover.  About good condition, light cover soil, contents sound with no marks.

    Price: $15.00
  • Caliber .50, M2 Browning Machine Gun Aircraft Basic Training Manual

    SKU: 19-PILOT-32

     Spiral bound 8.5x11" manual, 78pp, profusely illus with breakdown parts drawings including a 11x24" foldout inside the back cover.  Front cover identifies the publisher as the AC Spark Plug and Frigidaire Divisions of General Motors.  The manual seems to be dated March 1943.  About good condition with normal age wear and coloring; previous owners name and a hand-drawn swastika on front cover along with a woman's name written numerous times inside back cover (shades of an early heart-throb!).

    Price: $65.00
  • T-41 Instructor's Binder 1976-77, USAF Academy.

    SKU: 19-PILOT-31

     A 3-ring binder used by an instructor in the USAF Academy's Pilot Indoctrination Program in the Cessna T-41 (A Cessna 172 with a 220HP engine for high altitude flight).  The binder contains the following manuals: Syllabus of Instruction (12pp), Flight Line T-41C Student Study Guide (72pp), 557th Flying Training Squadron Operating and Flying Instructions (56pp), Flying Training Gradebook Maintenance and IP Techniques (27pp), ATC Phamplet 51-12, Wake Turbulence (10pp) and AFM  51-37, Instrument Flying (157pp) and an Inflight Guide "Operating & Flying Instructions.  All very good condition.  

    Price: $35.00
  • H-19 USAF Helicopter Instructor's Binder

    SKU: 19-PILOT-30

     Large 3-ring binder containing five (5) manuals used by a helicopter instructor in about 1965-67 in the USAF Helicopter School, Stead AFB, Reno, Nevada and Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas. These manuals are: Syllabus of Instruction (73pp), Flight Line H-19 Student Study Guide (79pp), Flight Line H-19 Instuctor-In-Training Guide (80pp), Flight Line H-19 Stage Briefing Guide (17 briefing outlines, about 150pp), and T.O. 1H-19-1 Flight Manual dated 1962.  Intersting green cloth binder with hand-drawn pilot wings, a profile of an H-19 helicopter and the instructors name penned on front cover.  All very good.

    Price: $75.00
  • CH-3C Helicopter Flight Manual - 1965

    SKU: 19-PILOT-29

     T.O. iH-3(C)-1, 29 October 1965 with change notices to 1967.  About 2" thick with all sections complete.  Housed in a vintage black 3-ring binder with the official color-coded stiff dividers.  Included in the changes are sections on the M-60 machine gun and there is a 10 page gunners handbook.  At the rear of the manual is a "Partial Flight Manual", likely for carrying onboard.  Excellent original condition. 

    Price: $60.00
  • T-33 Flight Manual - 1970

    SKU: 19-PILOT-28

     T.O. 1T-33A-1.  Basic manual dated Feb 1970 with change orders to Jan 1973.  About 1" thick with all the classic flight manual sections: Description, Normal Procedures, Energency Procedures, Aux Equip, Operating Limits, etc.  Housed in the classic green USAF 9-ring binder with the official dividers.  Very good original condition.

    Price: $55.00
  • AF Manual 51-40, Air Navigation Vol I

    SKU: 19-PILOT-27

     This 27-Chapter, 1" thick manual carries the date of 1 Aug 1968.  This is an excellent manual on all the basics of air navigation including dead reckoning, celestial, LORAN, radar nav, low-level, etc.  Profusely illustrated.  Excellent condition in the original blue vinyl binder with screw-post fasteners.  This is a classic manual used by all pilots and navigators in Vietnam-era flight schools. 

    Price: $20.00
  • H-19 Helicopter Operational Training Handbook - 1964

    SKU: 19-PILOT-24

     And yet another green cover handbook for student pilots, this one with 16 academic lessons in 82pp on subjects such as Weight & Balance, Flight Planning (3 lessons), Landing Site Evaluation, Search and Rescue, Hoist and Sling, All-Weather  Ops, Test Flight.  About fair with many student annotations.  Hard to believe this is now 50 years old; seems like I used it yesterday!

    Price: $10.00