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The Legendary Dc 3

Author : Francisco Agullo
ISBN : 9058566048
Genre : Photography
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Exactly seventy-seven years to the day since its first flight, the Breitling DC-3 left for a unique journey right around the planet. Between March and September 2017 the DC-3 HB-IRJ undertook a great world tour in stages punctuated with various events and participations in airshows; a new accomplishment for this legendary airplane that has marked the history of aviation forever. One of the main goals of the Breitling DC-3 World Tour and pilot-owner Francisco Agullo and his team was to promote the aviation heritage and inspire future generations. That's also the reason why the highlights of this epic journey have been captured in stunning images by world-renowned aviation photographer Katsuhiko Tokunaga. A fine selection of these superb photographs have been included in this book, with commentary by the protagonists of this incredible adventure. SELLING POINT: * The highlights of the epic journey around the world of the Breitling DC-3 150 colour images
Category: Photography

The Dakota Hunter

Author : Hans Wiesman
ISBN : 9781612002583
Genre : History
File Size : 74.36 MB
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This book tells the story of a Dutch boy who grew up during the 1950s in post-war Borneo, where he had frequent encounters with an airplane, the Douglas DC-3, aka the C-47 Skytrain or Dakota of World War II fame. For a young boy living in a remote jungle community, the aircraft reached the proportions of a romantic icon, as the essential lifeline to a bigger world for him, the beginning of a special bond. In 1957 his family left the island, and all its residual wreckage of World War II, and he attended college in The Hague. After graduation he started a career as a corporate executive, and met the aircraft again during business trips to the Americas. His childhood passion for the Dakota flared up anew, and the fascination pulled like a magnet. As if predestined, or maybe just looking for an alibi to come closer, he began a business to salvage and convert Dakota parts, which meant first of all finding them. As the demand for these war relic parts and cockpits soared, he began to travel the world to track down surplus, crashed or derelict Dakotas. He ventured deeper and deeper into remote mountains, jungles, savannas and the seas where the planes are found, usually as ghostly wrecks but sometimes still in full commercial operation. In hunting the mythical Dakota he often encountered intimidating or dicey situations in countries plagued by wars or revolts, others by arms and narcotics trafficking, warlords and con men. This book describes his multiple expeditions in search of the remains of the Dakota legend. It takes the reader to some of the remotest spots in the world, but once there one is often greeted by the comfort of what was once the WestÍs apex in transportation„however now haunted by the courageous airmen of the past.
Category: History

The Dc 3

Author : Peter M. Bowers
ISBN : UOM:39015011169193
Genre : Business & Economics
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Traces the development of the Douglas DC-3, describes its role in World War II, and discusses foreign manufacture, special modifications, and the introduction of the turboprop
Category: Business & Economics

The Amazing Gooney Bird

Author : Carroll V. Glines
ISBN : 0764300644
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The DC-3 is the plane that made civilian transport that made civilian transport a profitable reality, and has become a legend in its own time. It has many names and designations - Skytrain, Spooky, Puff the Magic Dragon, DC-3, C-47, R4D, Li-2 and others. But the name that most pilots know it by is the "Gooney Bird." And it has played many roles besides being an aerial workhorse to transport people and cargo. It has been a bomber, fighter, airborne communications center, amphibian, living quarters, hospital, flying washing machine, and command post. When some of the more than 10,000 built, and additional hundreds in Japan and Russia, ended their days, they have been made into a hamburger stand, tea house, mobile home, seaside cottage, an officers club and even a chicken coop. Many have been put on static display at more than 200 museums around the world. After more than sixty years, 1,000 of them are still flying the world's skies. The DC-3/C-47 has surpassed all other aircraft ever built in faithful service, dependability and achievement. This is the story of its conception, design and amazing life in war and peace. Carroll glines is also the author of The Doolittle Raid, Attack on Yamamoto, and Chennault's Forgotten Warriors: The Saga of the 308th Bomb Group in China (all available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd.).
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Legacy Of The Dc 3

Author : Henry M. Holden
ISBN : UOM:39015042090228
Genre : Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane)
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Discover the remarkable history of the airplane that changed the world. Featuring almost 500 photographs and illustrations, The Legacy of the DC-3, is an exciting, detailed account of the development of the DC-3/C-47. Considered the most beloved and historically-important aircraft ever manufactured, the DC-3 flew over 100 billion miles and carried 700 million passengers. From the beginning of Donald Douglas' career through the war years to the DC-3s of today, this book captures the DC-3's many amazing accomplishments, as well as interesting behind-the-scenes stories of the personalities and struggles that shaped the airplane dubbed Queen of the Skies. Author Henry M. Holden's extensive research includes a roster of every surviving DC-3/C-47 he could locate, as well as details on each variant product. The Legacy of the DC-3, is a must-have book for the aviation historian, researcher, engineer, casual reader and buff.
Category: Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane)

The Complete History Of Aviation

Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN : 9781615307258
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Humans have long dreamt of communing with the skies and acquiring the ability to fly. The first experiments with balloon flight through the development of the Concorde and everything in between, aviation has transformed the way humans travel, especially over vast distances. This penetrating volume examines the various technologies and aircraft that have enabled human flight and includes a comprehensive section on the design and operation of airports.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Memoirs Of The Legendary Cannabis Cowboy

Author : Robert G. Schmidt
ISBN : 9780615262512
Genre : Fiction
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Memoirs of the Legendary CANNABIS COWBOY is an action packed story about the adventures of Robert G. Schmidt as a marijuana smuggler in the 70's and 80's and then as the head proprietor of Genesis 1:29, a medical cannabis dispensary in northern California. With a family history of rum runners that used wooden speed boats to bring Canadian booze into Prohibition era America, Robert's career begins with helping draft dodgers escape the Vietnam war and soon escalates into international excitement and danger smuggling tons of marijuana. The riches gained during high-flying early years are lost to betrayal and prison. After a time in the grip of drug and alcohol abuse romance brings stability that is soon interrupted by a new law that allows medical cannabis use in California. Ex-marijuana smuggler Robert establishes Genesis 1:29 to grow and distribute medical cannabis and for a time business booms. Expansion of growing operations to a ranch in Sebastopol leads to a DEA raid on September 12, 2002
Category: Fiction


Author : Russ Banham
ISBN : 9781452148953
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over the course of a century, the Boeing Company has grown from a small outfit operating out of a converted boathouse—producing a single pontoon plane made from canvas and wood—into 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 Prize–nominated author Russ Banham recounts the tale of a company and an industry like no other—one that has put men on the moon, defended the free world, and changed the way we live.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Douglas Dc 3

Author : Henry M. Holden
ISBN : UOM:39015021856763
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Traces the development of the Douglas DC-3, known as the most successful civil airplane in history, and describes its impact on air transportation
Category: Technology & Engineering

Hidden Manna Hidden Light

Author : John S. Baudhuin
ISBN : 9781469124063
Genre : Self-Help
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In 1939, Bill Wilson wrote the Big Book of A.A. This book was based on the recovery experiences of just 100 people over a period of four years. Hidden Mana Hidden Light takes the same point of view Bill Wilson did, but it is based on observing people who have been in recovery for up to FORTY years. This new book reveals the simple strategies for victoriour living that have been hidden in the Bible and other recovery writings. Filled with personal stories of victory and spiritual truths, the book is helpful for all people, not only those in recovery.
Category: Self-Help

Birth Of A Legend

Author : LtCol Leon E. Braxton USAF
ISBN : 9781466906037
Genre : Transportation
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Competition for Army acquisition funding in the betrween wars depression years was fierce. The opposing camps of Fighter Supremacy versus Strategic Bombing played out at the Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS), at GHQ, before Congress and in the media. Military exercises pitted the Navy and the Air Corps in operations with real cloak and dagger background gambits, each trying to gain the upper hand. When leaders such as Benjamin Foulois, Billy Mitchell, and Frank Andrews eventually were able to foster a bomber competition to replace the Martin B-10, Boeing's four-engined Model 299 was a clear winner; but then it crashed at Dayton, and the Army opted for the Douglas B-18. Somehow, Frank Andrews had enough faith in his convictions and managed to have 13 Y1B-17s produced and sent to the 2nd Bombardment Group at Langley Field, VA. There Robert Olds and his three squadrons enthralled the country with long range goodwill flights, transcontinental speed runs with an obscure 1st Lt Curtis leMay navigating the way, and a thrilling movie "Test Pilot" starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy. Fortunately for the trials of WWII, these daring young men of the Army Air Corps put their careers on the line, and made the B-17 one of the iconic weapons of that conflict. This is the untold story of the aircraft development and the men who made it happen.
Category: Transportation

Sixty Glorious Years

Author : Arthur Pearcy
ISBN : 0760301921
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Sixty Glorious Years Pearcy Subtitled: A Tribute to the Douglas DC-3 Dakota. Follow along as Arthur Pearcy travels through six decades of DC-3 service. Originally designed to carry passengers on coast-to-coast routes in the USA,this workhorse has since flown through three major conflicts, landed at both the North and South Po les, and has become the standard transport of the worlds airlines. Witness it all in this lively history of the DC-3s legendary career. Hdbd., 8 1/2x 1 1/2, 16 pgs., 143 bandw ill., 36 color.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Flight Operations

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015177764
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Indian Aviation

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015024252960
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics


Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924095681791
Genre : Aeronautics, Commercial
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Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Chasing The Glory

Author : Michael Parfit
ISBN : 0020356803
Genre : Air travel
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This is the story of a year in Michael Parfit's life--a year spent crisscrossing America by solo plane, following a route first flown by Charles Lindbergh shortly after his epochal 1927 solo transatlantic flight.
Category: Air travel

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : MINN:31951D037696441
Genre : Law
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Category: Law

Air Line Pilot

Author :
ISBN : UOM:35128000567113
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Flying The Line

Author : George E. Hopkins
ISBN : 0960970819
Genre : Air pilots
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Category: Air pilots