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Aviation books?

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Do you have any narrative book on aviation, pilot stories and diaries that you really liked and you would suggest to a friend?

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  1. MaggotCFII on Jan 30, 2013

    Ernest K. Gann:

    Fate is the Hunter, Flying Circus, Band of Brothers, Gentlemen of Adventure and
    Blaze of Noon.

    I ask my students to read Fate is the Hunter.

    You can usually find these on Ebay – get the hardcover and unabridged.

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  2. Steve Brack on Jan 30, 2013

    A couple of anecdotal collections I like, each told from a first-hand perspective, each by a former columnist for Flying magazine:

    • Bax Seat by Gordon Baxter – His stories deal primarily with light aircraft flying, primarily in his well-worn Mooney M20.

    • View from the Cockpit by Len Morgan – He wrote these pieces based on his years as a pilot for Braniff Airlines, culminating as a Boeing 747 captain.

    I also join the poster above in highly recommending the work of Ernest K. Gann, particularly Fate is the Hunter.

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  3. Ben on Jan 30, 2013

    I like the following books:

    Making Perfect Landings in Light Airplanes
    Ronald Fowler

    Stick and Rudder

    Sunset to Sunrise: Night Flight Techniques

    Tips to Fly By: Thousands of PIC Hours’ Worth of Tips and Tricks of the Trade (General Aviation Reading series)
    Richard L. Collins

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