What are some great non-fiction aviation books?

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Answer by Thomas Zerbarini:

Well, I can think of a few that were interesting and inspiring to me…


Airplane Flying Handbook

Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators



The Triumph of Instrument Flight: A Retrospective in the Century of U.S. Aviation: Franklyn E Dailey Jr.

Airlines and Air Mail: The Post Office and the Birth of the Commercial Aviation Industry: F. Robert van der Linden


Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival: Laurence Gonzales: 9780393240023: Amazon.com: Books

The Flight 232 book featuring the story of Captain Al Haynes is one of my favorites. This man is a true hero. He has always been a role model for me and an inspiration for being an all around good person. This accident occurred when I was just starting out as a pilot during my flight training. Of course it took a year or so until the NTSB ( Aviation Accident Report AAR-90-06 ) came up with their preliminary findings. That didn't matter though, all of us in the aviation industry knew the amazing thing Captain Haynes and his crew accomplished that day.

Thomas Zerbarini

What are some great non-fiction aviation books?


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