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User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 845 posts, RR: 10
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2728 times:
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Hi, just wondering if anybody knows about a book that involves the history of a plane, I'm NOT searching for a technical book but more like for kind of a novel or a good story that involves the life of a plane.

Any one knows about a good one? Can you tell me a little about it (just a few words of what it is about)

Thanks a lot.

Juan APM

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User currently offlineAF777ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Well I'm not so sure if this is what you mean but I have a book called "View From The Flight Deck"

I'll type out the description from the back of the book.

The left-hand seat on the flight deck of an inter continental airliner is just the place to be if you are an avid aviation photographer. Unique photo opportunities occur at every stage of a typical flight - on the ramp and taxiways, climbing to cruise-altitude through cloud filled skies and then descending into the final approach to see the beckoning runway ahead. This book is packed with color photographs of international aviation taken from privileged captain's position and complemented by detailed explanations of places, aircraft and situations. Captain Detmar Harter has logged almost 10,000 hours flying time and currently flies Boeing 757s and 767s for a leading German airliner. These photographs have been selected from his private collection of over 5,000.

User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 845 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
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AF777ER, Thanks for your reply, it actually sounds as a very interesting book, but I'm looking more for a novel or so... Kind of like the "The testament" or so but that has to do with planes.


Juan APM

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User currently offlineAF777ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Oh ok.
Well there is a book I also read called AIRFRAME, it is a novel. It is very interesting. Heres is a little review:

Cruising 35,000 feet above the earth, a twin-engine commercial jet encounters an accident that leaves 3 dead, 56 wounded, and the cabin in shambles. What happened? With a multi-billion-dollar company-saving deal on the line, Casey Singleton is sent by her hard-driving boss to uncover the mysterious circumstances that led to the disaster before more people die. But someone doesn't want her to find the truth. Airframe bristles with authentic information, technical jargon, and the command of detail Crichton's readers have come to expect.

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

I have a book about the crash of PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie. It´s a true story of course and not a fictitious novel, but I really would recommend it. It´s very well written and you feel like being there every moment from take-off at LHR till the investigations around this tragedy. The book is called "Their darkest day" and is written by Matthew Cox and Tom Foster.

User currently offlineDeltaalpha From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

Night Over Water ( by Ken Folet) is a pretty good novel. It is about the trip of a Pan Am Clipper from England to the USA and the subterfuge and intrigue aboard the aircraft. Very well researched and written.

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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

I agree with AF777ER - Airframe is a great book. It centres around a ficticious aircraft manufacturer and ficticious airline, but in my mind that aircraft soon became a 777 (for no other reason than it's description sounded like a 777!). Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down - infact I may just start reading it again now!

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User currently offlineAmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 410 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2601 times:

I forgot the name of the book but it was a 200 page chapter book about a pilot who started out when he went on a plane at 20 years old to help rescue some one later on he become a captain of a vickers then a 727 and then Air Canada had just bought 767's and he was chosen to be one of the first 767 pilots and the confussion of pounds and kilograms with the mechanics confusion and a faulty guage the 767 runs out of fuel and does an emergency landing at a small airport in wennipeg sorry I forgot the name but its a good book if anyone knows the name can they tell me?


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