Flight Manuals

  • 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
  • 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
  • Aero Commander W680 Flight Manual - 1968

    SKU: 21-PILOT-62

     Original North American Rockwell/Aero Commander Division Flight Manual.  236pp, illus, in original blue vinyl binder.  Arranged very similar to military manuals with dividers and sections like "Normal Procedures", "Emergency Procedures", "Performance", etc.  Very good condition. (2)

    Price: $45.00
  • Beech Bonanza Shop Manual - 1964

    SKU: 21-PILOT-61

     Original factory maintenance manual in the original embossed 3-ring binder.  Binder cover states for Models 33 & 35 but it appears that only the 35 is here.  178pp, 8.5x11", very good and appears unused.  Title page says "reissued Nov 15, 1960 and revised Jan 15, 1964".  My price is significantly below other offered on auction sites.

    Price: $55.00
  • WWII B-24 Pilot's Flight Manual - 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-60

     Original manual dated 1 April 1943, 8.5x11", 3-hole punched, 84pp, stapled upper left, all pages marked "Restricted".  Very good. 

    Price: $165.00
  • WWII Recognition Handbook of British Aircraft - 1942

    SKU: 21-PILOT-55

     Original Royal Air Force Manual with "Not to Be Taken in the Air" on the front cover.  Air Ministry Publ 1480A, 1942.  No page numbers, about 1.25" thick, eight sections with index tabs, 6x7.5", stiff card covers, 3-hole punched with cord ties.    Fair; cover wear, text block heavily used (this is good!).

    Price: $75.00
  • WWII R.A.F. Handbook "Silhouettes of American Aircraft" - 1939

    SKU: 21-PILOT-53

     Original Royal Air Force ID manual (similar to below-listed manual but 3 years earlier).  Air Ministry Publ 1480 I, 1939.  No page numbers, one aircraft per page/very detailed silhouette drawings, 7 sections with index tab dividers, 5.5x7.5", 3-hole cord binding with stiff card covers.  About good-plus; small cover stains and index tab folds.

    Price: $70.00