Best Aviation Pictorials Books

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1. Aircraft: The Definitive Visual History

Author: by DK
DK
English
320 pages

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Discover more than 1,000 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft to ever fly the skies. This visual treat is packed with pictures and crammed with content for aviation enthusiasts everywhere. A century of flight is chronicled in hundreds of pages of jaw-dropping photography and accessible text.

You’ll enjoy an action-packed ride in all kinds of flying machines, from the very first prototypes to modern supersonic jets. Spread your wings and take flight in planes, helicopters, and airships, presented in glorious detail alongside fantastic facts and surprising stats.

Jump in the pilot seat of pioneering planes, including the Gipsy Moth, Spitfire, and Concorde, before taking a virtual tour of each and every model. Discover how powerhouse producers, such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax, ensure maximum performance from an array of aircraft engines.

Find out how famous marques, such as Boeing and Lockheed, came to set industry standards in aviation. Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by this comprehensive and beautifully presented guide to the story of flight. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.


2. The Art of NASA: The Illustrations That Sold the Missions

Author: by Piers Bizony
Motorbooks
English
192 pages

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Formed in 1958, NASA has long maintained a department of visual artists to depict the concepts and technologies created in humankind’s quest to explore the final frontier. Culled from a carefully chosen reserve of approximately 3,000 files deep in the NASA archives, the 200 artworks presented in this large-format edition provide a glimpse of NASA history like no other.

From space suits to capsules, from landing modules to the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and more recent concepts for space planes, The Art of NASA presents 60 years of American space exploration in an unprecedented fashion. All the landmark early missions are represented in detailGemini, Mercury, Apolloas are post-Space Race accomplishments, like the mission to Mars and other deep-space explorations.

The insightful text relates the wonderful stories associated with the art. For instance, the incredibly rare early Apollo illustrations show how Apollo might have looked if the landing module had never been developed. Black-and-white Gemini drawings illustrate how the massive NASA art department did its stuff with ink pen and rubdown Letraset textures.


3. FPV Flight Dynamics: Mastering Acro Mode on High-Performance Drones

Author: by Christian M. Mollica
English
280 pages
173620940X

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FPV Flight Dynamics is the in-depth handbook designed to catapult Rookies and Intermediates into the Advanced levels and beyond! Whether you’re new to UAVs, a camera drone operator looking to dive into Acro, or an experienced miniquad ripper stuck in FPV purgatory, this guide will arm you with the skills and knowledge that you’ll need to break through plateaus and master your instrument.

This visual manual spans 30 chapters and features over 220 full-color illustrations, including stick schematics, 3D diagrams, photos, and infographics. You’ll be presented with actionable strategies that can be employed immediately to make the greatest leaps in skill level with the least amount of time, money, and frustration possible.

Master all three of FPV’s disciplines (racing, freestyle, and professional cinematic) by learning what to practice, how to practice it, and, most importantly, in which order! This book offers detailed analyses on more than 50 unique tricks, maneuvers, and flight techniques, including:31 FUNDAMENTAL MANEUVERSStatic Climbs and Drops, medial and lateral Dynamic Climbs, ascending Half-Loops, Convex Climbs, Pullbacks, Parachutes, Diving Helixes, Two-Dimensional Sweeping Turns (2D Sweeps), S-Turns, 180 Hairpin Turns, 3D Sweeps, Coils, Rippled Turns, Elliptical Orbits, Textbook Power Loops, Parachuting Power Loops, Aerial Corkscrews, Barrel Rolls, Stunted Barrel Rolls, Aileron Rolls, the Textbook Split-S, Vaulting Split-S, and Sliding Split-S, Level Orbits, Knife-Edge Orbits, Immelmann Turns, Half Cuban Eights, High Jumps, and Hammer Throws19 FREESTYLE TRICKSFrontflips, Backflips, Level Yaw Spins, Snap Rolls, Wallkicks, Kamikazes, Juicy Flicks, Vanny Rolls, Proxy Knockbacks and Slingshots, Rewinds, Wall Rides, Stall-Slide Corkscrews, Rubik’s Cubes, Inverted Yaw Spins, Mattyflips, Trebuchets, Inverted Orbits (aka Cyclones/Trippy Spins), Keeling Turns, and WindmillsLearn how to:Manipulate your quadcopter’s speed and momentum with techniques like Sprints, Coasts, Stalls, Short-Rooks and Full-Rooks, Rook-n-Rolls, and BlipsNegotiate advanced racing complexes like Chicanes/Slaloms, Gated Corkscrews, and coiled obstacles like LaddersManage your LiPo batteries, including charging, discharging, and storage strategiesDissect your quadcopter, and understand each of its components, their technical specifications, and how they’re all related and interact with one anotherChase mobile subjects like drift cars and downhill skiers with advanced cinematic shot-framing techniques, like Sidewinding Sweeps via the quadcopter’s secondary flight stance, the Outside StancePrioritize visual references in your field of view, so you always know what to be looking at and whenThis is THE definitive guide to FPV, and a must-read for all newcomers to the hobby!


4. Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics

Author: by Hubert Smith
McGraw-Hill Education
English
352 pages

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Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The principles of flight made easy to understand, even fascinating, to pilots and techniciansMost pilots and flight students wince at the mention of the term “aerodynamics” because most courses and books dealing with the subject do so using complicated scientific theory and intricate mathematical formulas.

And yet, an understanding of aerodynamics is essential to the people who operate and maintain airplanes. This unique introductory guide, which sold more than 20,000 copies in its first edition, proves that the principles of flight can be easy to understand, even fascinating, to pilots and technicians who want to know how and why an aircraft behaves as it does.

Avoiding technical jargon and complex calculations, Hubert “Skip” Smith demonstrates how aerodynamic factors affect all aircraft in terms of lift, thrust, drag, in-air performance, stability, and control. Readers also get an inside look at how modern aircraft are designed-including all the steps in the design process, from concept to test flight and the reasoning behind them.


5. Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft

Author: by Mark Phelps
English
240 pages
1616286067

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A comprehensive look at the worlds great aircraft from the experts at Flying magazine featuring spectacular full-color photographs fascinating and informative text and detailed specifications that will delight die-hard data fans Of all humanitys dazzling innovations perhaps none capture our imaginations or fuel our inventive spirits as much as flight In our quest to soar higher faster and farther weve dreamed up airborne wonders that are a sight to behold-like the supersonic F-22 Raptor stealthily soaring above the clouds or the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Biplane the beautiful starter model that helped a generation earn their wings Thats not even to mention the deluxe Concorde-the first passenger jet to cruise at the speed of sound These iconic aircraft-and 97 more stunning feats of aeronautical engineering-make up the worlds most groundbreaking contributions to flight all curated and collected here by the experts at Flying magazine In Flight 100 Greatest Aircraft theres something for every


6. Build a Drone: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Author: by Barry Davies
1510707050
English
216 pages

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Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.

Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name.

Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will haveand are starting to haveon our everyday lives. Chapters include:Ready Made or BuildSkills and Understanding the Drone BuildDrone AssemblySetup and CalibrationSafety and Flying Your DroneDesigning Your Own DroneAnd more!

Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled.


7. Storm of Eagles: The Greatest Aerial Photographs of World War II: The Greatest Aviation Photographs of World War II

Author: by John Dibbs
1472823001
Osprey Publishing
English

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Soaring high above the fields and cities of Europe and Asia as well as the vast expanse of the Pacific, Allied and Axis pilots engaged in a deadly battle for control of the skies in World War II. Whoever won the skies would win the war.

Published in association with The National Museum of World War II Aviation, Storm of Eagles is a fully illustrated coffee-table book that brings together classic as well as never-before-seen wartime images. Compiled by one of the world’s premier aviation photographers and historians, this remarkable volume is a must-have for anyone interested in World War II aviation.


8. Tom Hegen: Aerial Observations on Airports

Author: by Tom Hegen
English
176 pages
3775748512

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Airports in lockdown: still lifes from a pandemic by an acclaimed aerial photographerGerman photographer Tom Hegen (born 1991), internationally for with his aerial photographs, here documents Germany’s airports at the height of 2020’s lockdown, depicting these abandoned zones with geometric clarity.


9. U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History

Author: by Norman Friedman
Naval Institute Press
English
424 pages

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This fully illustrated series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the principle U.S. Combatant types, as well as plans, profiles, and numerous detailed photographs.

10. Helicopter Maneuvers Manual: A step-by-step illustrated guide to performing all helicopter flight operations

Author: by Ryan Dale
English
102 pages
1560278919

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Providing a detailed look at helicopter maneuvers, the information in this guide helps to solidify concepts gained from flight training in a student pilot’s mind by incorporating the Practical Test Standards into every maneuver description. The graphical and textual explanations work in conjunction with an instructor’s lessons, allowing students to prepare before sessions and to review afterwards as well.

There are many guides to flight maneuvers and how to fly them in airplanes but none specifically made for helicopters, and not in the complete and fully color-illustrated way as presented in “Helicopter Maneuvers Manual.” This handbook will be of immense help to flight instructors teaching helicopter maneuvers, following the FAA’s practical test standards for certification of helicopter pilots.

This book not only helps in training but can also be used for reference throughout the helicopter pilot’s flight career. It provides readers with a crystal-clear picture of what level of performance is expected of them every step and includes insights into the common errors associated with each move.

11. Welder's Handbook: A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding, Revised and Updated

Author: by Richard Finch
HP Books
English
160 pages

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A newly-updated, state-of-the-art guide to MIG and TIG arc welding technology. Written by a noted authority in the field, this revised edition of HP’s bestselling automotive book-for over 20 years-is a detailed, instructional manual on the theory, technique, equipment, and proper procedures of metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding.

12. Zeppelin Hindenburg: An Illustrated History of LZ-129

Author: by Dan Grossman
The History Press
English
208 pages

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On May 6, 1937, the pioneering Zeppelin Hindenburg, LZ-129, ended its career in flames when its hydrogen lifting gas ignited while landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey. But the airship had already completed 62 successful flights before this fateful day, catering to Nazi officials, socialites and the well-heeled.

Hindenburg offered cutting-edge transport technology with luxury and style, making it a spectacle to behold on both sides of the Atlantic, and was expected to be just the first of many giant passenger Zeppelins. In this revised edition with additional material, three world-renowned experts have collaborated to create the definitive history of the Zeppelin Hindenburg.

This detailed book highlights the sheer style of this mammoth lighter-than-air craft and explains the shocking disaster that signaled the end of airship travel.

13. Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks

Author: by Dave Baranek
Skyhorse
English
352 pages

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Dave Baranek (callsign “Bio”) was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial group to rise to become an instructor at the navy’s elite Fighter Weapons School.

As a Topgun instructor, Bio was responsible for teaching the best fighter pilots of the Navy and Marine Corps how to be even better. He schooled them in the classroom and then went head-to-head with them in the skies. Then, in August 1985, Bio was assigned to combine his day-to-day flight duties with participation in a Pentagon-blessed project to film action footage for a major Hollywood movie focusing on the lives, loves, heartbreaks, and triumphs of young fighter pilots: Top Gun.

Bio soon found himself riding in limousines to attend gala premieres, and being singled out by giggling teenagers and awed schoolboys who recognized the name “Topgun” on his T-shirts. The book ends with his reflections on his career as a skilled naval aviator and his enduring love of flight.

14. Higher: 100 Years of Boeing

Author: by Russ Banham
English
192 pages
1452140537

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Over the course of a century, the Boeing Company has grown from a small outfit operating out of a converted boathouseproducing a single pontoon plane made from canvas and woodinto the world’s largest aerospace company. The thrilling story of the celebrated organization is one filled with ambition, ingenuity, and a passion to exceed expectations.

In this lavishly illustrated book, published to coincide with Boeing’s 100th anniversary, Pulitzer Prizenominated author Russ Banham recounts the tale of a company and an industry like no otherone that has put men on the moon, defended the free world, and changed the way we live.

15. Before Topgun Days: The Making of a Jet Fighter Instructor

Author: by Dave Baranek
1634506553
Skyhorse (March 15, 2016)
English

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Becoming the best doesn’t happen overnight; you’ve got to work for it. Before becoming an instructor in the Navy’s Topgun program, Dave Bio Baranek was just another kid with a dream. Upon graduating from college, he joined the Navy with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot.

But, his eyesight waning, he knew that he would never be able to reach that goal. Undaunted, he plowed ahead and found his niche as a radar intercept operator in the backseat of the sleek, new Grumman F-14 Tomcat. Join Baranek in Before Topgun Days as he takes you along for this greatest, most exciting time of his young life: training to become a naval flight officer.

Taking place before the events recounted in his previous memoir, Topgun Days, Baranek brings to life the anxieties and excitement of entering the fast-paced world of fighter jocks. From a green recruit to an experienced flyer, discover what it took to become a Topgun instructor.

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O.J.Simpson.

16. Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras

Author: by Piers Bizony
Motorbooks
English
240 pages

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Available in paperback to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Moonshots presents stunning photos of space and Earth from NASA’s archivestaken by Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and ISS astronauts using high resolution Hasselblad cameras. In December 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 captured images depicting Earth hanging like a lonely fruit in the vast darkness of space.

The social and spiritual shock of that photographand those which followednever fully diminished, even as Apollo missions followed at an incredible pace, including the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969. Moonshots is the definitive photographic chronicle of NASA space exploration, featuring more than 200 remarkable large-format photographs from that eventful era.

Though a number of these images have been reproduced in books and magazines over the years, one attribute of this incredible collection has seldom been exploited: the sheer size and resolution of the photography. Aerospace author Piers Bizony scoured NASA’s archives of Hasselblad film frames to assemble the space fan’s ultimate must-have book.