DC-3 A Legend In Her Time
A 75th Anniversary Photographic Tribute
By Bruce McAllister
In his seventh aviation history book, Bruce
McAllister brings together the largest collection of photographs of the
world’s most legendary aircraft–the DC-3. The book’s release is timed to
the aircraft’s 75th anniversary–hundreds of DC-3s are still in service
today, almost 75 years after the first one rolled off the production
line in 1935.
With seventeen chapters covering many of the civilian
and military operations in which the DC-3 has participated, McAllister
has gathered some 250 high quality photographs from around the world. A
rich history surrounds the DC-3. In the 1930s, the DC-3—as the aircraft
of choice for the world’s major air carriers—helped spur the tremendous
growth in airline travel. In World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower
identified the DC-3/C-47 as one of the keys to the Allies’ victory. The
aircraft even served as a potent gunship in the
conflict. DC-3: A Legend In Her Time captures this history, bringing
this workhorse to life for readers through its particularly dramatic
Orders available at Amazon.com (keyword: DC-3)
Release Date: April 1, 2010
Format: Hard Cover / 8.5” X 11” Oblong
250 Color & B&W Photographs
Price: $ 49.95
Publisher: Roundup Press. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, Chicago, Illinois
Stop the FAA: And Save General Aviation
Darryl Phillips (Volume 1 In Paperback)
A series of essays on the dysfunctional relationship
between the Federal Aviation Agency and those it pretends to serve. STOP
THE FAA examines the agency as it actually affects the pilot,
particularly the aviator who flies for enjoyment and pleasure.
Violations, arbitrary enforcement of real regulations (and of those that
FAA individuals dream up), how to fight them, the harmful effect of
FAA's inadequate equipment, the future of Free Flight, all those and
more are in this book. STOP THE FAA discusses why personal flight is
decreasing in the
United States and what we can do about
it, Learn why AOPA and EAA work so hard and accomplish so little in the
face of the FAA, and suggestions of how to change it. Long a proponent
of silent Stirling engines for aviation, the author explores the
advantages aviation could enjoy if we quiet our aircraft, and how we can
do it. If you are satisfied with the slipping-towards-oblivion status
quo in personal aviation you don't need this book. But if you're
interested keeping costs reasonable, keeping flying alive for the
generations to come, and keeping the FAA from destroying the freedoms we
treasure, this is the book for you.
Darryl Phillips has been a pilot and aircraft owner since
1965 and active in EAA since the
days. He has repeatedly tangled in court with the FAA and won each time,
without a lawyer. The first time, he was charged with a FAR violation
and the story is in this book. The second time, he charged the FAA with
violating their own orders and regulations and that story will be
included in volume two. He founded AirSport Corporation and
designed/produced the first Altitude Alerter/Transponder Monitor. In the
process he learned the vagaries of FAA “radar”, Modes A, C and S,
datalink and TIS. He knows firsthand the error-prone nature of FAA’s
technology, how it doesn’t serve the best interests of aviation, and
in pilot’s terms. Mr. Phillips is retired and lives with his wife
Patsy in Sallisaw Oklahoma.
You can find this book at Amazon by typing Stop FAA Save General
This is a must read book - we give it five
stars Plane Jane is a novel
telling the story of ex-Air Force Major Mary Jane who makes a
living repossessing airplanes after being discharged for
refusing to wear a veil off-base in Saudi Arabia. A former
fighter pilot, Mary Jane takes on her most challenging job ever:
to repossess a luxury Boeing 747 from a powerful Saudi Prince.
She enlists the help of Captain Jesus Martinez who had also just
left the service. Together, Mary and her sidekick Jesus traverse
the globe, eventually arriving in Saudi Arabia
for their task. But, nothing ever goes as planned...
Plane Jane is an "edge of your seat”
adventure story, full of plot twists and surprises. The aviation
scenes are very realistic and the writing will put you right in
the cockpit with the characters, flinching as they flinch and
ducking as they duck. Plane Jane is a must read book for
aviation enthusiasts and for anyone who enjoys a good thrilling
Robert Fischer was raised in
San Francisco and currently resides in Sonoma County, California.
After serving as a Korean War pilot in the Marines, he went on
to work as an import-exporter and as a restaurateur in
He also flew his own helicopter, was invited to fly for the
Rhodesian Army and flew for a Senator in the
during the President Marcos period. After returning to America, he sold desalination equipment in Arabia, Australia
and the PolynesianIslands. Plane Jane, his
debut novel, highlights experiences in Bulgaria, where he witnessed
wide-spread theft of autos and airplanes from the West. Robert
is a dad to five children and a husband to his wife Helga for 30
This 271 page aviation-themed adventure follows fictional ex Air
Force Major Mary Jane as she seeks to repossess a luxury Boeing
747 from a rich and powerful Saudi Prince. Partnered with
another recently discharged Air Force Pilot, Jesus Martinez,
Mary quickly finds herself immersed in Saudi Arabian culture and
intrigue as her quest takes on twists and surprises. Plane Jane
will be released on June 11, 2010 and can be pre-ordered at
Release Date: June 11, 2010. Format: Perfect
Bound Soft Cover. 5.5" X 8.5" 271 Pages. Price: $14.00.
Publisher: Martin Pearl Publishing. ISBN: 0981482244. You can
pre-order a copy today at your local bookstore.
By Ken Larson and Tom Holton
Flights of Adventure, an anthology of true
adventure stories compiled by editors Ken Larson and Tom Holton.
Flights of Adventure explores the exciting, often harrowing
lifestyles of commercial and military pilots, wingwalkers,
passengers and men and women who brave the elements in the most
barren places on earth. This collection of true stories takes
readers flying in World War II, across North America, to the ice
of Antarctica, and over the deserts of
Africa. The ten stand-alone stories in this book are
touching, humorous, exciting, and often dangerous or miraculous.
Flights of Adventure will appeal to women and men, whether
aviation fans or armchair travelers across the globe.
The contributors to Flights of
Adventure provide their unique perspective of this sometimes
magical occupation of flying.
Wingwalker Carol Pilon routinely steps out on the wings of a low
flying airplane where she is exposed to 160 mph winds.
Tom Holton faces a life or death decision while flying over a
remote Peruvian town. Should he crash into the jungle canopy or
ditch the plane into the Amazon River and risk death by piranha, crocodiles, or
Paul Derocher explores the bitter cold of
Antarctica, flying scientific expeditions into the
most inhospitable place on earth.
Ken Larson introduces Golma, a heroic airplane, and her pilot in
the east African desert.
Ken Yamada was a non-flying passenger/turned navigator/turned
thief/turned survivor on an airplane flight from hell. Sometimes
it’s better to be lucky than skilled.
Kevin Kasberg, naval officer and
aviator, relates his near-death experiences over the
Mediterranean Sea.What are the odds?He lost two engines on the same helicopter in one day."All in a day's work," Kevin tells us.
Nick Qualantone takes readers into the harsh landscape and
dangers of Somalia as part of the "Blackhawk Down" era, then
into the jungles of South America
with a top secret organization taking down drug lord Pable
Dr. Victor Sullivan built an airplane, the VariEze, in his
was a family project.The plane was a thing of beauty and grace until a most
Olive Sullivan, Victor's daughter, takes a humorous look at life
with a father obsessed by airplanes as she talks about women who
love men who love airplanes.
Marion Hodgson, one of the first women in the WASP program
during WWII, describes winning her wings and coping with men who
didn’t believe women should fly planes.
Details about this exciting book follow. More
information is available online at
www.flightsofadventure.info The book is available for
purchase online at all major book sellers, including Barnes and
Noble, Amazon and from the publisher.
By Darrell Knight
Diamonds, DC-3s and 'Buffalo Joe'
McBryan...is a personal memoir, a 'phoenix' rising from the
ashes of memory after having flown with the most unorthodox
airline in the world, owned and operated by the enigmatic
'Buffalo Joe' McBryan. The book tells a story of how
vintage, seventy-year-old warbird freighters were
reconstituted to face the challenges of operating over
uninhabited regions of the north in extreme, subzero
temperatures...without benefit of hangars, modern equipment
or airfield infrastructure. The book graphically details how
aircraft simply disappear in the north while on routine
charters, how crewmembers were forced to effect repairs to
complex aircraft with little more than skinning knives and
tape, and how DC-3 freighters - mounted with 500 pound skis
beneath each wheel - were routinely landed on remote frozen
lakes high above the Arctic circle without weather reports,
communication, receiving crew or even a windsock, and often
About the author - Knight was born in
Calgary in 1957 and raised in a mixed farming district north
of the city. At age seven, he took his first plane ride with
an uncle who owned crop dusters, and from that day on Knight
was hooked on flying. During high school Knight won gliding
and flying scholarships while serving in an Air Cadet
squadron, which led to seven years of decorated service with
the Canadian Forces. Knight travelled extensively, resided
in Europe, Israel, Central America and Alaska. Knight was
educated at Grant MacEwan College and the University of
Calgary. He flew with Buffalo Airways in the Canadian
arctic. Now in retirement for ten years, Knight has
published four great books. Knight spends his time between
writing at his home in Calgary, and building a retirement
home on his farm in Bowden, Alberta.
download this book as an E-Book entitled "Buffalo Airways”
at Apple's iTunes store. The E-Book will work on your iPhone
or iPod touch
Produced and written by Bryan
Reichhardt and Paul Glenshaw
This is a must
watch video- we give it five
The whole family will enjoy watching a well put together
documentary. Barnstorming is the true story of an
unexpected friendship that developed between a farm
family and two pilots who literally dropped out of the
sky. Their friendship has created a new tradition out of
an old one long gone: barnstorming.
captures their annual gathering: the visceral
exhilaration of flight, the anticipation of the
barnstormers arrival, and celebration of the reunion.
Shot in real time, and told in the participants' voices,
the film immerses the viewer in the innocence of earlier
times, the fleeting nature of childhood, and the joy of
It is a testament to our ability to
connect as human beings, no matter where we come from, or
how we get there. Directed by Bryan Reichhardt,
Co-director of photography Mark Betancourt, Original music
by Suzanne Brindamour, With Support from the Alfred L. and
Constance C. Wolf Aviation Fund. You can
find this video at barnstormingmovie.com
The video is not
expensive it's only $19.95. We know you will enjoy the movie.