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Hunting Warbirds  The Obsessive Quest for the Lost Aircraft of World War II, Hoffman, Carl
21 Hoffman, Carl Hunting Warbirds The Obsessive Quest for the Lost Aircraft of World War II
New York Ballantine Books 2001 0345436172 / 9780345436177 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Small remainder dot on bottom page edges.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 245 pages; "“Winged treasure” they call them–the lost remains of the great American fighter planes and bombers that won World War II. Hellcats and Superfortresses, Corsairs and Dauntlesses. Produced by the thousands at the height of the war, and then cast off as scrap in the decades that followed, these warbirds are now worth literally anything–fortunes, families, even lives–to the people who search for them. Like many men, writer Carl Hoffman was bitten by the warbird bug as a child. But he never imagined that he would one day witness and participate in a heroic adventure himself–the most audacious warbird rescue attempt of all time.The crash of the Kee Bird B-29 Superfortress made banner headlines in 1947 when a team of Air Force pilots pulled off the near-miraculous feat of locating the wreck in Greenland and snatching its stranded crew from the teeth of the arctic winter. For nearly half a century, the almost perfectly intact warbird lay abandoned on a lake of ice–but not forgotten. Fifty years later, with collectors paying upward of a million dollars for salvageable World War II planes, two intense fanatics, legendary test pilot Darryl Greenaymer and starry-eyed salvage wizard Gary Larkins, hatched the insane idea of launching an expedition to Greenland to find the Kee Bird, bring it back to life, and fly it out. " 
Price: 16.50 USD
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RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft 1924-1968, Kostenuk, Samuel; John Griffin
22 Kostenuk, Samuel; John Griffin RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft 1924-1968
Toronto, ON Samuel Stevens/ A. M. Hakkert Ltd. 1977 0888665776 / 9780888665775 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dustjacket shows some edgewear, some creasing & discoloration top front panel of DJ. Light wear to extremities of cloth covered boards. ; DJ in mylar. A tight, bright book. ; Historical publication # 14 Canadian War Museum; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 255 pages; A history of the Royal Canadian Air Force, from it's inception circa 1924 up until the late 1960s. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Papa X-Ray, Lang, Jim
23 Lang, Jim Papa X-Ray
Merrickville, ON Happy Landings 1998 0969732252 / 9780969732259 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show light wear. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.80 X 6 X 0.50 inches; 173 pages; The author recalls his days in Canada's north, as a pilot and teacher. "Papa X-Ray is the heartwarming, true story of a trusty old airplane, a family adjusting to life in the far north and a greenhorn pilot learning to fly in the spectacular ruggedness of Canada's Northwest Territories. In 1985, Jim Lang, his wife Mary and young son Johnny moved to Nahanni Butte, Northwest Territories. Lang took a job teaching in a one-room school. The only year-round access to the isolated community was by airplane so he bought one. Then he learned to fly. Over the next three years, Lang led the family on airborne adventures that would last a lifetime. Papa X-Ray is an exciting, entertaining and amusing book by a master storyteller. Ride with the family as they fly through the land of the midnight sun and midday moon discovering wildly spectacular scenery, gentle people and rib-tickling adventure." 
Price: 16.50 USD
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NASA  A History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Launius, Roger D. & Louis L. Snyder (editor)
24 Launius, Roger D. & Louis L. Snyder (editor) NASA A History of the U.S. Civil Space Program
Malabar FL Krieger Publishing Company 1994 Third Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Front flap creased, otherwise as new. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar . ; An Anvil Original; 7.10 X 4.50 X 0.80 inches; 276 pages; When future generations review the history of the twentieth century they will undoubtedly judge humanity's movement into space, with both machines and people, as one of its seminal developments. Even at this juncture, the complex nature of spaceflight and the activity that it has engendered on the part of many peoples and governments makes the U.S. civil space program a significant area of investigation. People from all avenues of experience and levels of education share an interest in the drama of spaceflight. This book is the most up-to-date synthesis of the American civil space program available, and the only one designed especially for use as a college textbook. Written by NASA's chief historian, it describes the history of this effort from its earliest origins to the early 1990s and offers a powerful analysis of the space program that merges political, economic, technological, scientific, and foreign affairs into a meaningful whole. As in all the Anvil Series texts, it has both a sound historical narrative and a set of key documents which suggest other aspects of the story. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Kittyhawks Over the Sands  The Canadians & the RCAF Americans, Lavigne, Michel & James F. Edwards & Alain Gagné
25 Lavigne, Michel & James F. Edwards & Alain Gagné Kittyhawks Over the Sands The Canadians & the RCAF Americans
Victoriaville QC Lavigne Aviation 2002 298068791X / 9782980687914 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Signed by All Authors; Only slight wear to the glossy illustrated paper covered boards ; Inscribed by Edwards on front free end paper and signed by Lavigne on title page - numbered 415 of 1000. A bright, solid book. Lavishly illustrated throughout. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 384 pages; "The story of the Canadians and RCAF Americans who took part in the African Campaign, 1940-1943, flying P 40 Curtiss aircraft with No 94 RAF Sqn, No 112 RAF Sqn, No 250 RAF Sqn, No 260 RAF Sqn and the No 450 RAAF Sqn" (title page). This book honours the the Canadian and American members of the RCAF who flew alongside the British in the African campaign - many photos of these men as well as the service they performed. 
Price: 149.95 USD
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26 Lawrence, Barb & Judy Robb Where Eagles Flew an Early History of the Chilliwack Flying Club
Chilliwack BC Fraser Valley Custom Printers 1987 Paperback Very Good Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Light edge wear, small ink mark on front card cover ; Tight solid book ; Trade PB; 40 pages 
Price: 16.50 USD
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And I Shall Fly ; The Flying Memoirs of Z. Lewis Leigh, Leigh, Z. Lewis
27 Leigh, Z. Lewis And I Shall Fly ; The Flying Memoirs of Z. Lewis Leigh
Toronto Canav Books 1985 0969070365 / 9780969070368 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Some edge wear to card covers, a little shelf soil page fore edges. ; Inscribed by author on title page. A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; 0.73 x 8.43 x 5.85 Inches; 211 pages; "the story begins with Prairie barnstorming, followed by an attempt to start a flying operation on the East Coast. In the 1930's, he was one of a handful of intrepid pilots flying down the Mackenzie Valley and into the Barren Lands of the Canadian Arctic. He became Canada's first qualified instrument pilot... the first pilot hired by Trans Canada Air Lines in 1937. In the war years Leigh flew Hudsons on coastal patrol, then became a key figusre in the establishment of the RCAF's overseas airmail service carrying mail to the troops overseas.... Postwar ... RCAF's Transport Command, Arctic resupply flights to northern bases and DEW Line..." 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Voyageurs of the Air A history of civil aviation in Canada, 1858-1967, Main, J. R. K.
28 Main, J. R. K. Voyageurs of the Air A history of civil aviation in Canada, 1858-1967
Ottawa Queen's Printer 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
DJ shows light shelf wear, bottom fore corner bumped.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W and color plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 396 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Vision ; A Saga of the Sky, Mansfield, Harold
29 Mansfield, Harold Vision ; A Saga of the Sky
New York DUELL SLOAN & PEARCE INC 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Dust jacket heavily chipped with portions missing head and tail of spine as well as top back panel and top fore corner. Tears and creasing. Fading of blue cloth covered boards wear DJ chipped. Gift notation (not author) on half title page. ; Signed by author on half title page. Decorative end papers, A tight solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped, hinges intact. Stated first edition.; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 389 pages; This is a history of the Boeing Airplane Company. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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30 McCallum, Jack; Stephen Hill (as told to) Tales of an Old Bold Pilot Who Lived to Tell His Story of Flying The North
Sicamous, BC Self Published 2005 0973600306 / 9780973600308 Second Printing Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light edge wear to pictorial card covers, previous owner's name on FFEP, small spot on back cover. ; A bright, solid book, signed by author on title page ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 188 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Picking Up The Pieces, McCartney, Denny
31 McCartney, Denny Picking Up The Pieces
Trafford Publishing 2000 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Card covers show edge wear, corners bumped and creased.; Inscribed by author on back of front card cover. A tight solid book. Newspaper clipping laid in.; B&W Photographs; 255 pages; Memoirs of the author's experiences as a bush pilot in northern Canada. "The book documents the history, experiences and hardships of an intrepid aircraft engineer in salvaging damaged aircraft in the wilderness of Northern Canada. It describes the difficult and hazardous situations demanding ingenuity, resourcefulness and a lot of difficult hard work. Within the book covers are the stories of the retrievals, temporary repairs and rescues of aircraft from Artic, Tundra, remote areas of Western Canada, lake bottoms, glaciers and trees. It shows the nature of the nothern people, their willingness to provide and unreservedly to help in order to finish the job successfully. Denny's over 50 years experience in the aviation field demonstrates a lesser known side of aviation that is from the engineers' and accident investigators' perspective. This book is the first of its' kind and once started, compels the reader to continue to the last page." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Aircom  Canada's Air Force, Milberry, Larry
32 Milberry, Larry Aircom Canada's Air Force
Toronto Canav Books 1991 0921022050 / 9780921022053 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Very light shelf wear on DJ and boards. Gift inscription to previous owner on title page, next to author's inscription to previous owner. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Color Illustrations; 0.75 x 11 x 8.5 Inches; 191 pages 
Price: 21.50 USD
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Sixty Years  The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984, Milberry, Larry
33 Milberry, Larry Sixty Years The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984
Toronto Canav Books 1984 0969070349 / 9780969070344 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Paper covered boards and DJ edges show some shelf wear. Light scuffing of DJ ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W and Colour photographs; 11 X 8.70 X 1.60 inches; 480 pages 
Price: 29.50 USD
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The Canadair Sabre, Milberry, Larry
34 Milberry, Larry The Canadair Sabre
Toronto, ON CANAV Books 1986 0969070373 / 9780969070375 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Top fore corner lightly bumped, light edgewear to dustjacket. ; Signed by the author on the front free end paper. DJ in Mylar, unclipped. A bright solid, book ; 1.17 x 11.28 x 8.82 Inche; 372 pages; The Canadair F-86 Sabre made history by taking control of the skies over Korea and drubbing the MiG-15. Details the daily operations of the Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons of the No. 1 Air Division that flew the Sabre in Europe and Asia. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Sixty Years - The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984, Milberry, Larry (ed.)
35 Milberry, Larry (ed.) Sixty Years - The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984
Toronto, ON CANAV Books 1984 0969070349 / 9780969070344 1st; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W and Color Photos Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Boards show some edge wear ; Signed by author on front free end paper. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 480 pages; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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Sourdough Sky A Pictorial History of Flights and Flyers in the Bush Country, Mills, Steven E. &   Phillips, James W.
36 Mills, Steven E. & Phillips, James W. Sourdough Sky A Pictorial History of Flights and Flyers in the Bush Country
New York Bonanza Books 1960 0517129779 / 9780517129777 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear, gift inscription on front pastedown, residue from removal of prev. owner's bookplate on FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 176 pages; A history of bush pilots in Alaska's interior. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Pioneering in Canadian Air Transport, Molson, Kenneth M
37 Molson, Kenneth M Pioneering in Canadian Air Transport
Winnipeg J. Richardson 1974 0919212395 / 9780919212398 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ is scuffed, with small tears and chipping. Boards have shelfwear to extremities, corners bumped. Previous owner's name on front pastedown; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar. Colour illustrations of free end papers. ; B&W Illustrations; 11.10 X 8.60 X 1 inches; 315 pages; A very thorough record of early air transportation, including bush piloting in the north of Canada. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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ADVENTURE ABOVE THE CLOUDS, Monk, F.V. and H.T. Winter.
38 Monk, F.V. and H.T. Winter. ADVENTURE ABOVE THE CLOUDS
London Blackie & Son 1933 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Dust jacket creased and heavily chipped head & tail of spine, with short tears, shelf soil on back panel of DJ ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. Blue cloth covered boards show light wear only, hinges intact, 8 half tone plates and diagrams. ; Enterprise Library; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 224 pages; Monk and Winter examine man's efforts using various forms of flight to go higher and higher in vehicles ranging from balloons to aircraft to early rockets. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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Sky Riders  An Illustrated History of Aviation in Alberta, 1906-1945, Myers, Patricia A.
39 Myers, Patricia A. Sky Riders An Illustrated History of Aviation in Alberta, 1906-1945
Saskatoon Fifth House Books 1995 1895618576 / 9781895618570 1st; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light wear. ; Small author signature on half title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.80 X 6.90 X 1 inches; 220 pages; Sky Riders traces the development of aviation in Alberta from the first tentative flights of fragile early aircraft to the establishment of the airplane as a key mode of transportation for recreation, business, industry, and agriculture. The only comprehensive book about aviation in the province, Sky Riders looks at developments in Alberta in the context of world aviation history.With more than 100 archival photographs of famous aviators and their airplanes, aviation events and incidents, and aircraft through the eras, Sky Riders recaptures the romance and excitement of a bygone age and reveals the enduring fascination and support among Albertans for all aspects of aviation. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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40 O'Leary, Michael (Aviation) California High Warbirds of the West Coast
London Windrow & Greene Books 1992 1872004377 / 9781872004372 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Only slight wear & creasing; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Wings, No 3; 96 pages; The mild dry weather in California makes it ideal for the preservation of the WWII era war planes. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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