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SAINT EXUPERY, Migeo, Marcel, Macdonald, 1961, vg/vg, see scan, He wrote several very successful books, was a pre-WW II air mail pilot & jointed the Free-France Air Force in Africa. His plane was mysteriously lost on a recon. flight, phtotos 335 pgs. $17.50
SANTOS DUMONT, THE AIR PIONEER, Brigole, A., Imprenta Nacional, 1943, VG (no dust jacket), see scan, English text, Santos-Dumont was an active pilot, airship & airplane designer, 1900 to 1910, photos & illustrations, 131 pages. $60.00
SCOTT'S BOOK, Scott, C.W.A., Hodder& Stoughton, 1934, vg/vg,see scan,, After setting the record flight (England to Australia in 1931 & 1932, he won the McRobertson Race (1934) flying the D.H. 88 Comet. He beat the old record by over 100 hours, photos, 264 pages. $25.00
SENT FLYING, Pegg, Bill, Macdonald, 1959, vg/vg (minor chipping),see scan, autobiography, signed, see scan, he began flying with the RAF in 1925. In 1935, he joined Bristol and made the test flights for the Brazabon & Britannia. He flew 156 types, photos, 236 pgs. $35.00
SHOWER OF SPAY AND WE'RE AWAY!, Ladd, Fred, A,H. & A.W. Reed, 1971, vg /vg , see photo, author opened Tourist Air Travel Limited of Auckland with a Widgeon amphibian, He got himself into & out of every imaginable kind of aerial mischief, photos, 233 pages. $10.00
SILVER DART, Green, H. Gordon, Brunswick Press Limited, 1959, vg/vg (smoke damage to dj), see photo, biography of Hon. J.A. D. McCurdy, Canada's first pilot, 32 pages of photographs, 208 pgs. $10.00
SKY BEYOND, Taylor, Sir Gordon, Houghton Miflin, 1963, vg/vg, see scan, Very good condition with dust jacket (no marks, tight binding, minor chipping). Among Taylor's accomplishments was the first West-East flight across the Pacific. He was noted for crawling out on the wing of the Southern Cross & transferring oil from a dead engine to running engine. He also flew in WW I & WW II. photos, 390 pages. $30.00
SOLO, Mackenzie, R.D., Angus & Robertson, 1963, vg (embossed name)/vg, see scan, He served in the RNAS in WWI. In 1928, this Australian pilot flew the first England to Australia solo flight. In 1931, he flew from Canada, to NY, to Jamaica, to Brazil, to Africa and to London, photos, 144 pages. $30.00
SPIRIT OF THE YUKON, Lunny, June, Caitlin Press, 1992, f/f (as new), see scan, Biography of Englisman Andrew Cruickshank. He was a Camel piot in No. 84 Sqdnl He moved to Canada after the war and joined the RCMP. He did some movie & bush flying. He helped found Yukon Airways. He was involved in the McAlpine rescure operation in 1930. In 1932, he was killed inthe crash of a Fokkeer Universal, photos 149 pgs. $10.00
STORY ABOUT A REAL MAN, A, Polevol, Boris, Foreign Languages Publications, 1950, vg/vg (some edgewear), see scan, Based on the story of Alexel Maresyev, an I-16 pilot shot down in 1941. He survived over 2 weeks in the wild, was rescued & both legs were amputated. He returned to the cockpit & finished the war with 11 victories, illustrations, 575 pages. $20.00
STORY OF ART SMITH, Lane, Ruth Wilder (Editor), San Francisco Bullet, 1915, good (soft cover, lower right of front cover torn off, a 1915 gift inscription on title page), This book was first published as 29 newspaper see scan, articles in the San Francisco Bulletin in 1915. They were later republished in book form. It was written by Art Smith and edited by Rose Wilder Lane. In 1910, he got $1800 from his Dad to build an airplane. Through grim determination & several crashes, he became competent. At the time of the book, he had replaced Lincoln Beachy at the Pan Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. 94 pgs. $35.00
SUMNER SEWALL, Wilberg, James, Aeronaut, 2019, new (soft cover), see scan, He joined the aviation section of the Army Signal Corps. Eventually Sumner flew with the 95th Aero Squadron, U.S.A.S., of the First Pursuit Group, where he fortunately survived the harrowing experience of being shot down in flames to achieve acedom. Sumner returned home after the war and was prominent in Maine business & political life, later serving as governor of Maine during WW2, 25 paintings & posters, 187 photos, 18 in color, color profile & plan views of 3 aircraft,154 pages. they$29.95
SURVIVOR'S STORY, Gibbs, Air Marshall, Hutchinson, 1956, vg/vg, see scan, The author began flying with the RFC in WW I. He stayed in the RAF & was in the H Group during WW II. He ended his service in India in 1955, photos 182 pgs. $12.50
TAKEOFFS AND TOUCHDOWNS, Jacob, Fred, A.S. Barnes, 1981, f/f, see scan, The authora recounts his 60 years of flying. He ferried B-17s & B-24s to Europe. Then was assigned as a B-26 pilot with the 387th B.G., photos, 303 pgs. $13.50
TALES OF A WAR PILOT, Kirkland, Richard, Smitsonian, 1999, f/f, (as new), see scan, the author flew 103 missionsin P-38s & P-47s in New Guinea. In Korea, he flew 69 resue missions in a Sikorsky H-5 Helicopter, photos, 160 pgs. $15.00
THESE ARE THE FACTS, Williams, Sir Richard, Australian War Memorial 1977, f/f (as new), see scan, Sir Richard Williams' autobiography. He was the first military pilot trained in Australia & was later known as the "Father" of the R.A.A.F. photos, 428 pages. $50.00
THOUSAND SPRINGS, A, Chennault, Anna, Peter Ericksson, 1962, f/f, see photo, she was first woman correspondent for China"s largest news servicewhen she first met Gen. Chennault in 1944, biography of her marriage to General Chennault, photos, 318 pgs. $10.00
20 Hrs, 40 Min. , Earhart, Ameilia, National Geographic, 2003, new, soft cover, see photo, reprint of her early autobiography published in 1928, her flight across the Atlantic in the "Friendship", photos, 182 pgs. $10.00
TWENTY SMILING EAGLES, Bohrer, Walt & Ann, Vantage Press, 1962, vg/vg (yellowing of pages due to age), see scan, Unusual flight events that happened to 20 American pilots. These aare not accomplishments they are famous for. Included are Doolittle, Mantz, Rankin & Goebel,the authors wrote the book with a sense of humor, illustrations & photos, 128 pages. $20.00
WAR BIRD, Davis, Burke, University of North Carolina, 1991, new, see photo, bio of Elliott White Springs, after gaining his wings he was posted to Europe where, after Pershing decreed that pilots were to be ranked as sergeants, he resigned his commission & joined the RFC, he first served in 85 Squadron, under Bishop, before being transferred to the US Army where he flew with 148th Squadron & ended the war as America's fifth ranking ace with 16 victories, after his return to the USA he spent a period barnstorming, photos, 267 pgs. $10.00
WAR BIRD ACE , Ballard, Jack Stokes, Texas A & M, 2007, new, see photo, Capt. Field Kindley flew a Camel with 148th Aero Squadron. He achieved 12 aerial victories which tied him with Elliott White Springs. Kindley was killed on a flying accident, 1920, at Kelly Field, photos, drawings, 208 pgs. $15.00
WAY OF A TRANSGRESSOR, Farson, Negley, Harcourt Brace, 1936, good (cover wear, no marks, tight binding, gift inscription on fly page), see scan, The author was an American adventurer who waitnessed the Russian revolution & ended up in the Royal Flying Corps during WW I, photos, 602 pgs. $10.00
WHERE NO ANGELES DWELL, Johnstone, Sandy Air Vice Marshall, Cedric Chivers, 1974, vg/vg see scan, author began flying in 1934. By the time he retired (1968), he had flown 104 types of aircraft. He led 602 Sqdn in the B.O.B and later flew in Malta, photos, 224 pgs. $12.50
WINDKILLER, King, Stephen, Word Association Publisher, 2004, as new, soft cover, see photo, inscribed by author, historical novel of Herbert Latham, his accomplishments, the Antoinette monoplane and early aviation meets, photos, 281 pgs. $6.00
WINGS OF A HERO, Reid, Sheila, Vanwell, 1998, new, soft cover, see photo, Wop May was Richthofen's intended 81st victim, survived & became renowned bush pilot, photos, 102 pgs. $15.00
WINGS OF MADNESS Hoffman, Paul, Hyperion, 2003, new, Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight, introduces the dashing inventor who entertained Paris with his airborne antics - barhopping in a little dirigible that he tied to lamp posts, circling around the Eiffel Tower & crashing into rooftops, a glimpse into the mind of an extraordinary & tormented man that also vividly depicts the sights and sounds of turn-of-the-century Paris, photos, 369 pgs. $12.95
WINGS OVER ISTANBUL, Polando, Johnnie, Randall, 2000, fine (soft cover, as new), see scan, Autobiography, he began his career in the early 1920s with the Air Guard, barnstorming. Highlighted in 1931 as co-pilot setting distance flight of 5,011 miles (New York to Istanbul). He competed in the 1934 MacRobertson race and served in WW II with the Air Transport Command, photos, 144 pgs. $18.50
WRIGHT BROTHERS - HOW THEY INVENTED THE AIRPLANE, Friedman, Russell, Holiday House, 1991, vg (soft cover), see photo, original photographs by Wilbur & Orville Wright, 129 pgs. $10.00

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