Bonney, Walter, T.
The Heritage of Kitty
Hawk: W.W. Norton and Company Inc. New York, 1962. Here is told the achievements of Lelenthal, Pilcher, Langley, Glen Curtis and Glen Martin, and the drama of the Wright Brothers. It is history.
Three Centuries to Concorde:
Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited, London 1979. The Author not only tells what was done but how it was done. It is a detailed study of the British contribution to progress, cluminating in the Concorde.
A History of Flight
: Hawthorn Books Inc., New York, 1963.
Flying Airplanes: The First Hundred Hours:
Doubleday and Company Inc., New York, 1980. This book contains information concerning aspiring pilots from the selection of a group school through the complexities of all weather instrument flying, multi-engine aircraft, and long-distance aerial navigation.
Editors of Air Force Times,
Before The Eagle Landed: Robert
. Lucci Inc., Washington, 1970.
Before The Eagle Landed
is the history of aviation told in the words of the men and women who made that history. In chronological order, from Orville Wright to Neil Armstrong, the stories of the actual flights are unfolded with all the excitement in which they were lived.
Smith, Dean, C.
By The Seat of my Pants
: Little, Brown and Company, Baston, 1961. This tells of the experiences of a pilot who flew various missions and his only instruments were the compass, clock and altimeter.
Aviation: The Creative Ideas
: Frederick A. Praeger, New York, 1966. The more influential and arresting of achievements in aviation, their origins and developments, and the men who were responsible for them are described in this book.
High Speed Flight
: Jane’s Publishing Company, London, 1983. This book describes the key technical developments that have allowed aircraft to fly faster and have recalled the pioneering designs from the wright flyer to the hypersonics of the space shuttle orbiter.
Wegener, Peter P. The
Science of Flight
: American Scientist, Vol. 74, P. 268, May June 1986.