FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4128 times:
I consider the reference book "Jane's All The World's Aircraft" as the ultimate guide to any & all aircraft ever produced. I use this book as a benchmark which I measured other aircraft books against. Any large library probably carries at least 1 copy of the book. Just my 2 cents worth. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
Jran225 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 308 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4055 times:
as everybody alrealy stated, Jane's is probably your best bet if you're looking for specs and that type of info. You might also want to look at the "real" spotters bible...JP Airline Fleets. This book is basically a directory of all current liscenced commercial aircraft....find registrations, aircraft histories (mfd, del, ex regs) and much more...I would be lost without it! Check out their site: http://www.buchairnet.com/
Never tell your girlfriend about all the 'action' you're getting at the airport - only photogs understand that.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4037 times:
Janes is the Bible but if you want to fine tune your airliner education, I suggest a Production book. This gives you the lowdown on EACH airliner from manufacture and deliver to initial carrier to who bought, sold, leased wrecked or parked in the desert to be beer-canned...even WHEN the plane WAS beer-canned.
Each to his own on airliner/Airline ed.
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2246 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3984 times:
Now don't go telling him his favorite planes been Beer canned. That could cause serious psychological problems for prospective airline employees enjoyment of the blessed brew. It's not done. Acft have the wrong blends of metal for the brewskies
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