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Which Is The Aircraft Bible?  
User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

Which book out there, is the standard for aircraft types and info?

Which book gives the most info regarding all types of civil aircraft; mainly airliners?

Thanks!!


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3332 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.


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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3320 times:

Jane's is good: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0710626142/qid=1103845634/sr=8-4/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i4_xgl14/002-9997204-0855234?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

There's also a smaller version with less info, but it's much more handy: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0007137214/qid=1103845717/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/002-9997204-0855234?v=glance&s=books&n=507846



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 3319 times:

I also consider the Jane books the essential reference books for all your airplane needs. They are extremely detailed and contain almost all the airplanes you can think of.

Harry



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 959 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

Problem with books is the inevitably go out of date. There are solid reference sites online, both 3rd party and from the manufactures, that are always updated to stay current.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

There's also a smaller version with less info, but it's much more handy

And a lot cheaper.  Smile

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineJran225 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 308 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

Hey Cougar,

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/

Regards,
-Omar S. Smile



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3241 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.
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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3188 times:
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