1947-Present Books

  • Pan American's Pacific Pioneers

    SKU: 18-AIR-00004

    Krupnick, Jon E.  Pan American's Pacific Pioneers - A Pictorial History of Pan Am's Pacific First Flights 1935-1945.  Missoula, MT, Pictorial Histories Publ Co., 1997.  315pp, color illus to include PanAm collectibles.  Large 9x12" format, pictorial covers, as new.  A very useful reference on the PanAm Clippers and a beautiful book.

    Price: $45.00
  • Aviation Pioneers

    SKU: 18-B-00003

    Aviation Pioneers - A Collection of U.S. Stamps.  U.S. Postal Service, 1992.  56pp, color illus, wrps, 8.5x11".  Lavish publication honoring 12 aviation pioneers who were depicted in postage stamps in the 1970s-90s.  As new in the original Post Office sales envelope (but without the 14 stamps originally in the package).  I have a small number of these and will discount for quantity.  (Originally sold for $17)

    Price: $8.00
  • Fifty Years of Aviation Progress

    SKU: 17-B-00030

    Doolittle, James H. (Chairman, Natl Comm to Observe 50th Anniv of Powered Flight).  Washington DC, 1953.  59pp, wrps, 8.5 x 11".  10 chapters, 30 statistical tables such as list of Curtiss pupils, aircraft deliveries WWI and WWII, 1920 aeronautical records, key events in transoceanic flight, official FAI world air records, etc.  A wealth of data packed in a small space; a very valuable reference and the first one I have owned.  About fair-good, cover soil but contents clean and sound.

    Price: $18.00
  • Return With Honor - Scott O'Grady

    SKU: 17-B-00029

    O'Grady, Scott (with Jeff Coplon).  Return With Honor.  New York, Doubleday, 1995.  206pp, illus, hardcover w/dj.  Very good.  Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page.   O'Grady escaped and evaded for six days after his F-16 was hit by a SAM over Bosnia.  A gripping story that kept US viewers glued to their TVs nearly 20 years ago. 

    Price: $12.00
  • Ladybirds - Women Pilots in America

    SKU: 17-B-00022

    Holden, Henry M. and Captain Lori Griffith.  Ladybirds - The untold Story of Women Pilots in America.  Mt. Freedpm, NJ; Blackhawk Publ, 1993.  214pp, illus, wrps, 6 x 9", good.  Stories of famous women aviators from 1910 - 1990.  A useful reference; continued in Ladybirds II.

    Price: $22.00
  • Ladybirds II (Women in Aviation)

    SKU: 17-B-00020

    Holden, Henry M. and Lori Griffith.  Ladybirds II - The Continuing Story of American Women in Aviation.  Mt Freedom N.J., Black Hawk Publ, 1993 (1st ed, 1st prt).  331pp, illus, dj (mylar).  Very good.  Signed by Capt Lori Griffith on half title page.  Also signed inside front cover by Kathryn Kelly Titland "WASP 43-W-4".  This is a continuation of Holden's book "Ladybirds".  Stories of over 100 women aviators up to and including airline and recent military pilots.

    Price: $35.00
  • The Zeppelin Story

    SKU: 17-ZEPP-00008

    Nielsen, Thor.  The Zeppelin Story - The Life of Hugo Eckener.  London, Allan Wingate, 1955 (1st Ed).  239pp, illus, dust jacket.  Very good

    Price: $12.00
  • Schwingen - Photo Study of Bird and Aircraft Flight

    SKU: 17-B-00011

    Reich, Hanns.  Schwingen.  Munich, Hanns Reich, 1962.  92pp, illus, orig mylar dj, orig slipcase.  Large 9.5x11" format.  Interesting essay of aircraft and bird photos.  Very good.

    Price: $35.00
  • Dirigibles that made History

    SKU: 17-ZEPP-00005

    Cooke, David C.  Dirigibles that made History.  New York, Putnam, 1962.  Much like a "Jane's" with 37 airships in a facing page format (full page photo, facing page description).  72pp, oblong 9.5x8.5", dust jacket, very good.  Covers a number of obscure and little-known airships, especially some of the pre-WWI.  A very useful reference.

    Price: $35.00
  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft - 1982/83

    SKU: 17-B-00007

    Taylor, John W.R. (ed)  Janes' All the World's Aircraft - 1982/83.  London, Jane's Publ Co., 1982.  865pp, illus, large 9x13" format (heavy, may requires extra shipping).  Ex-library but minimal marks.  Original price $140.  Includes glossary, list of records for the year and, of course, the voluminous listings and pictures of aircraft from all over the world.  About fair - good condition.

    Price: $50.00