Flight Manuals

  • 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
  • H-19 Helicopter Handbook, Single Rotor Engineering - 1964

    SKU: 19-PILOT-23

     Another Stead AFB handbook, this one with nine lessons on helicopter systems such as engine, transmission, rotors, flight controls, etc.  71pp, each lesson has fill-in-the-blank questions from the Dash-1, Pilot Handbook.  This particular student did not complete the fill-ins but did completely fill the inside and outside of the back cover with review notes to include a lovely little hand drawing of the cyclic, collective pitch and rudders.  About fair-good with exceptions as noted above.

    Price: $10.00
  • H-19 Helicopter Advanced Flight and Instrument Handbook - 1965

    SKU: 19-PILOT-22

     Another green card cover manual, stapled and 3-hole punched, for training beyond that of the previous manual.  This one is 37pp with sections titled Low Level Navigation, Mountain Operations, Instrument Flight, Solo, Radio navigation, Search and Diversion, etc.  Again, a nostalic look into my past (especially buzzing houses of prostitution in Nevada and chasing wild horse herds!) Good with some student markings as expected.

    Price: $10.00
  • H-19 Helicopter Transition and Instrument Study Guide - 1965

    SKU: 19-PILOT-21

     USAF Helicopter Pilot Training handbook used at Stead AFB.  28 typed lesson assignments in 65pp.  Reading assignments followed by questions for the students in each of the lessons.  Green card covers, stapled, about good with light useage.  Brings back memories because I used this in my flight training at Stead! 

    Price: $10.00