Best Aviation Books For Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts

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Flying is always a fascinating matter to peoples. It amazes everybody and the world of aviation is full of adventure and thrill. Here you will get some of the best aviation books and stark your knowledge about aviation.
Carrier Pilot: One of the greatest pilot’s memoirs of WWII – a true aviation classic.
Author: Norman Hanson
Published at: 24/11/2016

An interesting WWII autobiography from the eye of a British Corsair pilot, trained in both England and the U.S. The terminology and social observations from the English perspective, is at times challenging, but generally fun and holds your attention.

This book features:

  • A fine twist of the typical fighter pilot yarn.
  • A gripping account of the war from a different perspective.
  • Well written, and interesting.
  • Well worth reading to better understand.

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History
Author: Keith O'Brien
Published at: 07/08/2018
ISBN: 1328876640

Fly Girls is an amazing, heart-pounding, page-turning, tear-jerking true story. Keith O’Brien’s extensive research and wonderful writing have brought these forgotten women (and men) back to life.

This book includes:

  • Well researched and indexed history of a forgotten battle for women’s rights.
  • A fascinating historical look at the female airplane pilots who had the courage to fly during the 1920s and 1930s in America.
  • How determined these women were to be accepted as pilots in a man's world at that time.
  • This well-crafted history is equal parts inspirational, appalling, and encouraging.

Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
Author: R.G. Grant
Published at: 02/05/2017
ISBN: 1465463275

Very nice coffee table aviation book for airplane enthusiasts. It has a lot of great photos and was very appreciated. Much nicer than many of the more expensive ones out there.

This book offers:

  • Great initiative on the history of flight.
  • The photos are of high quality.
  • The historical data & stories are delightful.

Aviation Mechanic Handbook: The Aviation Standard
Author: Dale Crane
Published at: 05/09/2017
ISBN: 1619544946

This little book fits in your toolbox and is a quick reference for everything aviation maintenance-related. A comprehensive handbook for any Airframe and powerplant mechanic.

This book delivers:

  • A great reference book.
  • Formulas, conversion charts, & lookup tables.
  • Standard maintenance practices.

Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-3B
Author: Federal Aviation Administration
Published at: 25/07/2017
ISBN: 1510712836

This aviation book is a great studying material for your Private Pilot License. Nice quality and probably as compact as you can get for the amount of info it needs to have.

This book contains:

  • Fundamentals of flying.
  • Ground operations.
  • Cockpit management.
  • Slow fights, spins, and takeoff.
  • Ground reference maneuvers.
  • Night operations.

FAR/AIM 2019: Federal Aviation Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM Series)
Author: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA)
Published at: 14/08/2018
ISBN: 161954668X

Good book with everything you need covering regulations. The FAA regulations are updated every year. This latest version, which contains an updated Index and Table of Contents. 

This book features:

  • Pilot/Controller Glossary.
  • NASA Aviation Safety Reporting.
  • Pilot's Bill of Rights.
  • Comprehensive FAR and AIM index.
  • Good printing quality.

Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook?Airframe: FAA-H-8083-31 Volume 1 (FAA Handbooks series)
Author: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA)
Published at: 01/02/2012
ISBN: 1560279508

Great information with nice illustrations. This book is geared to future mechanics and goes into much detail. Contain little details that go into pane design. Good series of books.

This book includes:

  • Aircraft Structures.
  • Aerodynamics.
  • Aircraft Assembly and Rigging.
  • Aircraft Fabric Covering.
  • Aircraft Metal Structural Repair.
  • Aircraft Welding.
  • Aircraft Wood and Structural Repair.
  • Advanced Composite Materials.
  • Aircraft Painting and Finishing.
  • Aircraft Electrical System.

Aviation Weather: FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-6B (FAA Handbooks series)
Author: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Published at: 31/10/2016
ISBN: 1619544431

Pilots need to learn all about the weather. This book is an excellent source for obtaining that knowledge. This is a key reference in the FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS) and FAA Knowledge Exams. 

This book offers:

  • A comprehensive resource for what you need to know about weather in order to fly safely.
  • Detailed illustrations.
  • Full-color drawings and photographs.

Storm of Eagles: The Greatest Aerial Photographs of World War II: The Greatest Aviation Photographs of World War II
Author: John Dibbs,Kent Ramsey,Robert "Cricket" Renner
Published at: 20/06/2017
ISBN: 1472823001

Storm of Eagles is a noteworthy historical document illustrating the deadly air battles in World War II. A must-have volume for anyone interested in World War II aviation.

This book contains:

  • The book is broken up into chapters, each one covering a different theatre of the war.
  • Wonderful photos, restored and printed very well on good paper.
  • The paper is great and the captions are well written.

CFI! The Book: A Satirical Aviation Comedy
Author: Alex Stone
Published at: 29/12/2018

An interesting approach to the satirical aviation comedy series that the author has created. The story was sometimes heart-pounding, sometimes realistic but always hilarious as the author showcased many cases of impossible students and shady bosses.

This book delivers:

  • A good read was written by an aviation insider.
  • The fusion of aviation rules and insider knowledge of the industry mixed with the hilarious fictional characters and scenarios.
  •   A dysfunctional gathering of misfit students and desperate pilot instructors.

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