Posted on March 25, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News
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1001 Aviation Facts: Amazing and Little-known Information About All Aspects of Aviation


Editor: Mike Machat
336 pages, 134 black-and-white photos
ISBN: 978-1-58007-244-1
Paperback: $24.95
eBook/PDF: $19.95

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This book provides an insightful and in-depth look at aviation history by highlighting many little-known, yet very important aviation facts. Stories are organized by category, such as military, commercial, and sport aviation and include topics like pilots and personalities, aviation movies, TV shows, and model building.

In any specialized subject, detailed trivia (technical, or otherwise) is sought and prized by enthusiasts worldwide. Interesting but little-known facts have been part of aviation lore since that industry first began in the early 1900s, and today’s digital aircraft are no exception.

Modeled after successful automotive books on the same theme and written by a host of contributing authors, all well-respected in their fields, this book provides an insightful and in-depth look at aviation history. Stories are organized by category, such as military, commercial, and sport aviation. Other popular topics include pilots and personalities, aviation movies, TV shows, and model building.

Fine Scale Modeler says:

An amazing and amusing compendium of airplane trivia that may start as many arguments as it settles while providing entertainment for all. However, the contributors come well-qualified — so if you have a beef, you’d better bring a book.

Although individual aircraft may have interesting technical histories, there are many small details that are actually vital to that aircraft’s success or failure. This book brings those types of facts to the forefront, giving the reader a plethora of compelling data and information that will broaden their understanding and appreciation of aviation in general, plus aircraft and the people who make them fly.

Book Credits

Hank Caruso (Author), Mark Frankel (Author), Jim Keeshen (Author), Craig Kodera (Author), John Lewis (Author), Jon Proctor (Author), Nicholas A. Veronico (Author), Mike Machat (Editor)

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Table Of Contents


About the Authors 

Introduction 

Chapter 1: The Beginning 
The Wright Brothers
The Early Years

Chapter 2: Military Aviation 
The War Years 3
U.S. Navy/Marine Corps in World War II
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Navy
U.S. Army

Chapter 3: Experimental Research Aircraft 
The Jet Age
Supersonic Flight
The Edge of Space

Chapter 4: Commercial Aviation 
Before the War
The Great Propliners
The Jet Age

Chapter 5: General and Sport Aviation 
Light and Sport Aircraft
Executive Aircraft
Helicopters

Chapter 6: Aviation in the Media 
Television
Movies

Chapter 7: Pilots, Designers and Personalities 

Chapter 8: Aircraft Models 
The Early Years
The Wonderful World of Plastic

Book Reviews


IPMS/USA

“This book is highly recommended for the detailed text, excellent photographs, and broad coverage of subject material. The organization of the content is excellent and it is a joy to read.”(Posted on 10/25/2017)

MODELING MADNESS

“It is one of those things that when you pick it up, you get lost in it and it’s a long time later that you realize it. I know you’ll like this one, and it isn’t expensive.” (Posted on 11/20/2017)

SPEEDREADERS.INFO

“A useful reminder of how vast the subject is and, more importantly, how rapid the rate of progress has been.” (Posted on 12/7/2017)

CYBERMODELER ONLINE

“Robustly recommended!” (Posted on 12/20/2017)

FINE SCALE MODELER

An amazing and amusing compendium of airplane trivia that may start as many arguments as it settles while providing entertainment for all. However, the contributors come well-qualified — so if you have a beef, you’d better bring a book.

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