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User currently offlineSnn2003 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

I need some advice, I have read all of john J. Nance's book and love them all. Any other authors write about civil aviation.
Gage


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User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2416 times:

You may try my all time favorite book: AIRFRAME by Michael Crichton. It's a wonderful book!

-Sam



The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
User currently offlineGreenguy01 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

I suggest Fate is the Hunter by Ernest Gann.

This is by far my favorite book.



Never argue with an idiot. They drag you to their level and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21510 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

I had to read TRACON for a class.

Exciting book if you like ATC, but not very high-quality.

-Mir



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User currently offlineTKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

The grandmaster - Arthur Hailey's AIRPORT.
The book which decided my career!


User currently offlineGerry From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

"Talk Down" by Brian Lecomber. A must for all GA pilots written by a GA Instructor. Pilot collapses over control of an Arrow over England leaving girlfriend pasenger in panic mode and a nearby instructor to talk her down. Gripping stuff. Probably in the second hand bookstores now but still my favourite. If only I could remember who I lent it to.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

To a lesser extent, Nelson DeMille's "By The Rivers of Babylon" features a Concorde getting "hijacked (read the story and it will explain the quotes, dont really wanna give anything away here)", although that comprises maybe the first 1/3 of the story, it's still a good read...

He also wrote another novel, with that guy who used to write for Flying Magazine and was a US 767 captain, Thomas XXXX (can't remember his last name)...that one was about a fictional make of airliner that got hit by a missile and all the passengers had hypoxia and were like zombies...can't remember the title but I wasn't terribly impressed with it...between the two I definitely recommend "By the Rivers of Babylon"...

Greg



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User currently offlineGerry From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Thomas Block was the writer.

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1960 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Beryl Markham's West with the Night is a literary masterpiece.


The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offline777guy From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

USAFHummer :
The title of the Thomas Block book is "MAYDAY". While it is far from my favorite book I still enjoyed reading it.
My favorite aviation books are "NUTS", Southwest Airlines Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal success by Kevin Frieberg and Jackie Frieberg. Great insite to Herb Kelleher and the airline itself. Also "From Worse To First" By Gordon Bethume. Nice story about the rebirth of Continental.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2236 times:

"Night Over Water" by Ken Follett is pretty good too. Takes you back to the days of Pan Am's B314 Clippers, when flying was respected and not taken for granted like today.


A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineOhTheDrama747 From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 1):
You may try my all time favorite book: AIRFRAME by Michael Crichton. It's a wonderful book!

-Sam

I second that! Absolutely outstanding book.

G


User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 1):
You may try my all time favorite book: AIRFRAME by Michael Crichton. It's a wonderful book!

-Sam

That was the first title that came to mind when I saw the thread... an excellent read, more so if you have some aviation knowledge.

Stefano  wave 


User currently offlineAviadvigatel From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

One of my favourite books is 'No Highway' by Nevil Shute. This was made into a film with James Stewart in the 1950's. The main character (a Farnborough boffin) has a theory that a new aircraft has a metal fatigue problem with its tail, causing the tail to fail and break off in flight. It's a bit old fashioned, but still a good read.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

The Pilot's wife by Anita Shreeve. They made a movie about it as well.

User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Anything at all by Dale Brown, his books are amazing!!

User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

"Flameout" is an interesting book printed in 1978. I'll have to look up the author.

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