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FAMOUS AMERICAN FLYERS, Fraser, Chelsea, Thomas Y. Cromwell, 1941, vg (no dj), exploits of 13 American air pioneers, incuding Glenn Curtiss, Frank Hawks, Edwin Musick & Wiley Post, photos, 352 pgs. $16.00
FAMOUS FIRST FLIGHTS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC, Delear, Frank, Dodd Mead, 1979, vg/vg, see scan, from the flight of the NC-4 in 1919 to 1978 (the first hot air balloon). photos, 205 pggs. $12.50
FIRST CROSSING OF THE POLAR SEA, Amundson & Ellsworth, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1928, vg (spine fade), see scan, Their 1926 flight from Spitsbergen across the North Pole to Alaska, maps, photos, 324 pgs. $40.00
FIRST CROYDON AIRPORT 1915-1928, Learmonth, Nash & Clvetti, Sutton Libraries, 1977, fine copy,hardbound for protection, see scan, airport established in 1915 for aerial defense of London, it later became a major commercial airport, photos, 87 pgs. $10.00
FIRST WORLD FLIGHT, Thomas, Lowell, Houghton, Mifflin, 1927, vg (embossed cover),see scan, inscribed by Leigh Wade, pilot of the Boston, see scan, The 1924 world flight by the Army Air Services Douglas World Cruisers, photos, 328 pgs. $100.00
FLIGHT OF EAGLES, Karolevitz & Fenn, Brevet Press, 1974, vg/vg, see photo, Kosciuszko Squadron of American volunteers who flew for Poland against Russia 1919-20, photos, 281 pgs. $10.00
FLIGHT OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS, Kinsford-Smith & Ulm, Robert M. McBride & Co., 1929, vg/vg (lazer copy dj), see photo, first trans-Pacific flight in 1928, flew from Oakland, California to Honolulu, then on to Fiji and Brisbane, map & photos, 295 pgs. $22.00
FLIGHT WITH POWER, Wagg, David, St. Martin's Press, 1978, f/f (as new), see scan, Covers the first 10 years of powered flight, from the Wright brothers (1903) to the beginning of WW I, many photos, 157 pgs. $25.00
FLYERS,THE Bridgeman, Brian, Self-published, 1989, f/f (as new), see scan, British & Commonwealth aviators who as mercenaries in the 1920s & 1930s. Included are the Chanco War, Spanish Civil War. Ethiopia, China & Finland, photos, 255 pgs. $25.00
FLYERS IN SEARCH OF WILBUR & ORVILLE WRIGHT, Adams, Noah, Crown, 2003, new, see photo, Adams, cohost of NPR's All Things Considered, sets out to learn about the Wright Brothers, their family & why they loved to fly so much, he visits all the spots important to the brothers, from the Outer Banks, where they flew gliders, to France, Dayton, & New York, a personable guide into the Wright Brothers' world, offering a refreshing look at these aviation pioneers, photos, 221 pgs. $5.00
FLYING CATHEDRAL, Gould-Lee, Arthur, Methuen, 1965, vg/vg, see scan, Samuel F. Cody, a Texan, built & flew the first aeroplane in Great Britain (1908), photos, 272 pgs. $10.00
FLYING DARE DEVILS OF THE ROARING TWENTIES, Dwiggins, Don, Arthur Barker, 1969, vg/vg, see scan, American title: "The Barnstormers", aviation gone wild in the 1920s, many photos, 151 pgs. $10.00
FLYING KEY BROTHERS AND THEIR FLIGHT TO REMEMBER, Owen, Steven, Southeastern Printing Co., 1985, Fine copy (as new), see scan, after 2 failed attempts, the Key brothers flew for 27 days, 653 hours, 34 minutes & 52,320 miles continuously in June of 1935. In WW II, Al flew with the 44th Bomb Group & Fred with the 19th Bomb Group, photos, 135 pages. $35.00
FLYING MATILDA, Ellison, Norman, Halstead Press, 1957, vg/vg (tape marks at upper edge), see scan, Beginning with No. 4 Sqdn (A.F.C.) in WW I, the book brings to life Hudson Fysh, P.G. Taylor, Kingsford-Smith & other air pioneers, photos, 348 pgs. $27.50
FORD'S TRI-MOTORED PHOENIX, Towle, Austin, Privately Printed, 1967, soft cover, see scan, written by his son as a tribute to Tom Towle, whose engineering career began in 1920 with the Dayton-Wright Company. controversy over who designed the Ford Tri-Motor, three additional items 1)a 4 page insert written by Tom Towle listing the aircraft companies he had been employed by. see scan, 2) He also claims that he should be given credit for the designing of the Ford Tri-Motor, photos, 16 pgs. + 3) 1929 origninal ad for the Tin Goose. $45.00
FRAGILE WINGS & GENTLE GIANTS, Salut, Harold, Blackbird Press, 1985, fine (soft cover), see scan, This Minnesota born author-pilot recalls his barnstorming days in the Northwestern United States & Southwestern Canada in the year 1932, photos, 257 pgs. $8.50
FRENCH AEROPLANES BEFORE THE GREAT WAR, Opdycke, Leonard, Schiffer, 1999, new,
see photo, log of nearly 700 French builders, many rare photos from Musee de l'Air, 288 pgs.
FROM BLERIOT TO SPITFIRE, Ogilvy, David (editor), Airlife, 1991, vg, soft cover, see photo, flying the aircraft in the Shuttleworth collection, photos, 192 pgs., $12.95

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