Black Thursday [Illustrated Edition]

Amazon Price: N/A (as of November 23, 2017 11:19 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Includes 15 photographs, 23 drawings and 2 maps

The battle fought on Black Thursday stands high in the history of American fighting men. It will be long remembered, like the immortal struggles of Gettysburg, St. Mihiel and the Argonne, of Midway and the Bulge and Pork Chop Hill. Tens of thousands of our airmen fought in desperate battles in the sky during World War II. From China to the Aleutians, from Australia through the Philippines and across the Southwest Pacific, through the Central Pacific, in Africa and the Mediterranean, and across the length and breadth of Europe, American fliers engaged in combat with the Germans, the Japanese, the Italians.
Continue reading “Black Thursday [Illustrated Edition]”

Area 51 – Black Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America’s Secret Aviation Base

Reviews of Area 51 – Black Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America’s Secret Aviation Base. Area 51 – Black Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base – Kindle edition by Bill Yenne. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Area 51 – Black Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base.. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

Amazon Price: N/A (as of November 22, 2017 6:24 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Area 51’s most important military aviation developments are profiled in an illustrated format.

When most of us think of Area 51, we think of aliens, UFOs, and controversial government cover-ups. It’s easy to forget that, since the mid-1950s, the United States’ famed extension of Edwards Air Force Base has served as a top-secret CIA testing ground for many of the most groundbreaking advancements in American military aviation technology. In Area 51 – Black Jets, author and military historian Bill Yenne offers the first fully illustrated chronology of Area 51’s most famous aircraft projects, including Lockheed’s U-2 “Dragon Lady” and SR-71 “Blackbird” reconnaissance planes, drones ranging from the early Lockheed D-21 to the modern-day General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and the famous F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter produced by the Have Blue program during the 1970s. Each project is given its own fascinating chapter illuminating the aircraft’s development at this famed location. But beyond the aircraft themselves, Area 51 – Black Jets also covers a handful of the many classified experimental programs carried out at Area 51 over the years, such as Have Doughnut, Have Ferry, and Have Drill—secret undertakings that successfully reverse-engineered such enemy aircraft as the Russian MiG during the Cold War. Presented in beautiful hardcover format and illustrated with historic color and black-and-white photographs, diagrams, and maps, this book reveals Area 51 for what it truly is: a clandestine area for the United States’ most cutting-edge technological innovators in military aviation.

Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat

Reviews of Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat. Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat eBook: Dan Hampton: Kindle Store. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

Amazon Price: N/A (as of November 23, 2017 7:13 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Action-packed and breathtakingly authentic, Viper Pilot is the electrifying memoir of one of the most decorated F-16 pilots in American history: U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton, who served for twenty years, flying missions in the Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, and the first Gulf War.

Both a rare look into the elite world of fighter pilots and a thrilling first-person account of contemporary air combat, Viper Pilot soars—a true story of courage, skill, and commitment that will thrill U.S. Special Forces buffs, aviation and military history aficionados, and fans of the novels of Tom Clancy and Dale Brown.

Recollections of a Marine Attack Pilot

Reviews of Recollections of a Marine Attack Pilot. Recollections of a Marine Attack Pilot – Kindle edition by Larry R. Gibson. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Recollections of a Marine Attack Pilot.. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

Amazon Price: N/A (as of November 22, 2017 3:25 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

"From the Marine Corps recruiting office to the challenges of Officer Candidate School, from stateside training as a new Marine attack pilot to harrowing combat experiences during two combat tours of duty in Vietnam, from 3500 hours of jet flight instructor duty to three and a half years as a staff officer at Headquarters, Marine Corps, from nearly passing out while a running a sub-three hour marathon to looking back on it all after years of retirement, Major Gibson's recollections continue to rivet the reader's attention.

The stories are absent of technical jargon and yet put the reader into the cockpit during moments of triumph as well as those of momentary fear. Possessing an easy-going and comfortable writing style, the author easily holds the reader's attention while relating a wide variety of experiences. The stories provide a valuable insight into the world of a junior officer serving as a combat attack pilot as well as assignment as an Air Liaison Officer to a battalion of Marines in the jungles of Vietnam.
"

MY Father’s Friend: One Summer in Hell

Reviews of MY Father’s Friend: One Summer in Hell. MY Father's Friend: One Summer in Hell – Kindle edition by David W Walker. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading MY Father's Friend: One Summer in Hell.. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

Amazon Price: N/A (as of November 23, 2017 7:59 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Summer, 1940. Britain is fighting for its very existence against the undefeated German war machine. Outnumbered and battered, the RAF fighter squadrons bear the brunt of Churchill's strategy to resist, with every resource possible, to the bitter end. The Luftwaffe's deadly bombing campaign is nearing the critical moment to clear the way for Operation Sea Lion—the invasion of England. Hitler is winning.

There was a terrible moment when Goliath stumbled. What caused the pause on September 15th between the two massive German air raids designed to finally crush the last of Fighter Command? What gave the RAF time to re-arm and refuel? What unknown event allowed them to gamble invaluable pilots and aircraft in a complete reversal of the previous strategy of caution and restraint? Wasn't this taking the German bait?
Continue reading “MY Father’s Friend: One Summer in Hell”