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    Default Good books on flying recommendations

    Hi there,
    Are there any good flying books out there? I am really getting into this hobby.Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    I can recommend a few

    first, my dad's book -
    Odyssey of Terror by Wm R Haas (about the hijacking of Southern Airways flight 49 in 1972.. PS- I make a brief appearance in it)

    In the Shadow of Eagles by Rudy Bilberg (From barnstormer to Alaskan Bush Pilot, A Flyer's Story)

    The Man who Flew the Memphis Belle by Col. Robert Morgan

    Because I fly edited by Helmut H. Reda (a collection of aviation poetry)

    Angels of Death: Goering's Luftwaffe by Edwin P. Hoyt

    JG26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe by Donald L. Caldwell foreward by Adolph Galland

    Duel of Eagles By Peter Townsend (Battle of Britain, very detailed)

    The Air Up There: More Great Quotations on Flight by Dave English

    Biplane by Richard Bach

    Gray Eagles By Duane Unkefer (pure fictional account of ex-Luftwaffe aces who reform and rebuild a bunch of BF-109's and attack EVERYBODY)

    Fighter Pilots edited by Jon E. Lewis Eyewitness accounts of air combat from the the Red Baron to today's Top Guns

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    Westminster, CO


    Biplane by Richard Bach
    There are several by Bach, including Stranger To The Ground and Gift Of Wings. Fate Is The Hunter by Ernest K. Gann, That's My Story by Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Eighty Knots To Mach 2 by Richard Linnikan, Skunk Works by Ben Rich, Yeager by Chuck Yeager, Forever Flying by Bob Hoover, To Fly And Fight by Clarence "Bud" Anderson, WE by Charles Lindbergh, The Song Of The Sky and The World Aloft by Guy Murchie, and these just scratch the surface of what's available.

    If you're interested in how airplanes fly, Stick And Rudder by Wolfgang Langeweiche is an excellent read. Then there's Flying The Old Planes by Frank Tallman (a movie stunt pilot, among other things), The Joy Of Soaring by Carle Conway, Weather Flying by Robert Buck, I Could Never Be So Lucky Again by Jimmy Doolittle, Once Upon A Thermal by Richard "Old Dog" Wolters, and Rickenbacker by Eddie Rickenbacker, to name some more. Go to your local library in the aviation section and you'll find all kinds of good books, too.

    And most any books by Ernest K. Gann, Richard Bach, and Martin Caidin.

    And I've hardly started from my personal bookshelves.

    Larry N.

    As Skylab would say:
    Remember: Aviation is NOT an exact Science!

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    All of the FS pilot resources you could ever want.

    From RLG, Fly heading 053, intercept 315 DVV, look for the orange glow of a SAM.
    OOM errors? Read this.
    My forum project

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    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the replies and help.

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    Montgomery County, TX


    The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh is probably my favorite flying book of all-time.

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