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Recommended Reading
« on: September 17, 2013, 05:15:06 PM »
This thread contains a list of reading material- books, ebooks, papers, etc that our members have found worthy of reading. Some are free and some will require purchase. I am using an 1-4 thumbs-up rating system. Please share if you have one that you enjoyed.
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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 05:22:24 PM »
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Dawn Like Thunder   available in book, kindle, audiobook

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: The Wild Blue   available in book, kindle, audiobook

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  Samurai! available in book

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:Stuka Pilot  available in book, kindle
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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 05:47:54 PM »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 'Flight of Passage' by Rinker Buck
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 'Semper Fi in the Sky; The Marine Air Battles of World War II' by Gerald Astor
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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 05:57:24 PM »
My all time favorite Astronaut book- a must read if you like space travel:

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  Carrying The Fire Book only

Good references for Flight Simming:

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: In Pursuit a really decent free ebook also available in a printed format at Amazon: In Pursuit
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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2013, 06:52:17 PM »
Flight Manuals/Info:

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Stick and Rudder THE all time classic!!! available in book only

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Aerodynamics For Naval Aviators free ebook- also available in print at Amazon

The following are FAA Publications and so I have not given them a rating. The PDF's are free and definitely worth adding to your library.

Airplane Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-3A free pdf- official FAA publication. Also available in print

Aeronautical Information Manual free pdf- official FAA publication. Also available in print

Instrument Flying Handbook[u/url] free pdf- official FAA publication. Also available in print

Helicopter Flying Handbook free pdf- official FAA publication. Also available in print

Glider Flying Handbook free pdf- official FAA publication. Also available in print

Rotorcraft Flying Handbook (Gyrocopters) free pdf- official FAA publication. Also available in print

Pilot's handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge free pdf- official FAA publication. Also available in print

Instrument Procedures Handbook free pdf- official FAA publication. Also available in print

Aviation Weather link to the page for free pdf by chapter- official FAA publication. Also available in print

Aviation Weather Services free pdf- official FAA publication. Also available in print

Pilot Safety Brochures A webpage with a list of links to FAA Safety Brochures some of which are quite interesting.

FAA Advisory Circulars A webpage with a list of links to FAA Advisory Circulars some of which are quite interesting.
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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2013, 11:00:26 PM »
A MUST have for all Fighter Pilots.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Fighter Combat, Tactics and Maneuvering by Robert L. Shaw

Get it here Amazon.com
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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2013, 07:44:20 AM »
Ian Toll
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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 04:50:20 PM »
One I found at Amazon that has mixed reviews. Supposed to be geared for the IL2 folks. I am ordering and will give it a thumbs rating once I have it:

???? Air Combat Manoeuvres: The Technique and History of Air Fighting for Flight Simulation In paperback only
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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2013, 05:16:17 PM »
Don't waste your money. This is the one you should get!! http://www.amazon.com/In-Pursuit-Pilots-Online-Combat/dp/9197607703   :thumbsup:

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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2013, 05:43:13 PM »
Don't waste your money. This is the one you should get!! http://www.amazon.com/In-Pursuit-Pilots-Online-Combat/dp/9197607703   :thumbsup:

Have it- in both hard Copy and pdf. Had Air Combat Maneouvers in my wishlist but now deleted!
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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2013, 10:59:07 PM »
Just got done with this one http://www.amazon.com/Neptunes-Inferno-U-S-Navy-Guadalcanal/dp/0553385127


I read it following the story of the Taffy Destroyers...I really enjoyed it

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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2013, 11:31:29 PM »
Just got done with this one http://www.amazon.com/Neptunes-Inferno-U-S-Navy-Guadalcanal/dp/0553385127


I read it following the story of the Taffy Destroyers...I really enjoyed it

Excellent book! A must read for anyone that appreciates the naval battles around Guadalcanal.

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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2013, 06:18:22 PM »
If anyone hasn't heard of or visited the Scribd website you are surely missing out. They have thousands upon thousands of books and documents on any subject you can come up with. You can view any of it online but if you want to download you will need to pay a annual subscription.

http://www.scribd.com/



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Re: Recommended Reading
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2014, 03:46:24 AM »
I thought I'd add one here -

http://www.amazon.com/Pushing-Envelope-Career-Fighter-Marion/dp/1591148669

Marion E Carl's story - VMF-223, Guadalcanal Ace, Navy Cross Recipient