Flight Manuals

  • WWII P-39 Flight Manual - 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-75

     Original Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for the P-39Q1.  34pp, illus, 8.5x11", in modern fiberboard folder.  Marked "RESTRICTED" on each page.  Excellent.

    Price: $170.00
  • WWII BT-13A & BT-15 Pilot Manual - 1941/43

    SKU: 21-PILOT-74

     Original Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for this classic early WWII trainer.  30pp, illus, 8.5x11", in modern fiberboard cover.  Basic manual dated May 5, 1941 and revised to 1-10-43. All pages marked "RESTRICTED". Excellent.

    Price: $110.00
  • Waco Cabin Models Instruction Manual - 1934/38

    SKU: 21-PILOT-73

     Original Waco Factory Instruction Manual.  Troy, Ohio, The Waco Aircraft Company, 1938.  43pp plus 4 large foldout drawings, 8.5x11", original black flexible board covers.  Includes Assembly Instructions, Maintenance Instructions and Parts Price List.  Typewritten then printed.  Covers the following models 1934 to 1938: UKC, YKC, UKC-S, YKC-S, YKS-6, YKS-7, YKS-8.  Very good, cover embossing faint.

    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
  • 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
  • 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