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“What are the best books about Airplanes?” We looked at 369 of the top Airplane books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 34 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Airplane” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 300+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 34 Airplane Books



34 .) A Day at the Airport

 A Day at the Airport Lists It Appears On:

  • EAA
  • Embark On The Journey

Join Richard Scarry’s beloved characters Huckle Cat, Sally, and Lowly Worm for a day of adventure and discovery at the airport. Airplane fans will get an up-close look at the terminal, the control tower, the runway, and more! Featuring over 70 labeled words and a sticker sheet! Have hours of fun with this busy adventure from the one and only Richard Scarry!

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33 .) Air Show! by Treat Williams

 Air Show! Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Joyful Abode

Ellie and Gill are going to the Air Show! There will be over 10,000 planes there. But there’s one kind of plane in particular that Ellie’s got her eye on. Will she go up in a stunt plane? Beloved motion picture and television actor Treat Williams and acclaimed picture book creator Robert Neubecker team up to give kids a tour of the air show. Loaded with color and action and lots of cool pilot-speak, this book is the perfect book for read-alouds as well as for poring over again and again. Air Show is sure to find fans amongst young lovers of gadgets and vehicles. Blue sky? Check! Cool planes? Check! Ready for take-off!

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32 .) Airplanes: Soaring! Diving! Turning! by Patricia Hubbell

 Airplanes: Soaring! Diving! Turning! Lists It Appears On:

  • Embark On The Journey
  • Goodreads 2

Following the success of Trucks: Whizz! Zoom! Rumble!, Trains: Steaming! Pulling! Huffing!, and Cars: Rushing! Honking! Zooming!, Patricia Hubbell introduces the fourth installment to her popular series featuring “things that go!” Sean Addy and Megan Halsey portray a variety of airplanes using vibrant clip art, etchings, and original drawings. Perfect for anyone who loves flying machines!

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31 .) Airport by Byron Barton

 Airport Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Joyful Abode

Byron Barton introduces young readers to the fun of the airport in this bold and colorful book. From the excitement of arrival to the wonder of taking off, Airport captures all the magic of an airport with joyous and powerful images and simple text. Perfect for fans of Richard Scarry and Tom Lichtenheld! Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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30 .) Amazing Airplanes by Tony Mitton

 Amazing Airplanes Lists It Appears On:

  • Embark On The Journey
  • Goodreads 2

Amazing Machines: Amazing Airplanes by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker Join our wacky animal crew for the flight of a lifetime! From the airport terminal to the flight deck, the zippy text and zappy art take children through how a plane flies, safety rules, in-flight entertainment and air traffic control. This action-packed picture book will delight all children who love things that go!

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29 .) Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Muñoz Ryan

 Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were birds of a feather. Not only were they two of the most admired and respected women of all time, they were also good friends. Illuminated here for the first time in picture book form is the true story of a thrilling night when they made history together! On a brisk and cloudless evening in April 1933, Amelia and Eleanor did the unprecedented: They stole away from a White House dinner, commandeered an Eastern Air Transport jet, and took off on a glorious adventure–while still dressed in their glamorous evening gowns! This picture book tour de force celebrates the pioneering spirit of two friends whose passion for life gave them the courage to defy convention in the name of fulfillment, conviction, and fun. Soaring text, inspired by the known facts of this event, and breathtaking drawings ask readers to dream dreams as big as Amelia and Eleanor’s.

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28 .) Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator by Shelley Tanaka

 Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator Lists It Appears On:

  • EAA
  • Goodreads

The ever-fascinating story of the legendary pilot is given new life in this vividly told true-life adventure. Ever since Amelia Earhart and her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, people have wanted to know more about this remarkable woman. Amelia Earhart follows the charismatic aviator from her first sight of an airplane at the age of ten to the last radio transmission she made before she vanished. Illustrated with original artworks, contemporary photographs, quotes, and details, this is a great introduction to the famous pilot. The book includes a bibliography and an index.

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27 .) Basic Aerobatics

 Basic Aerobatics Lists It Appears On:

  • EAA
  • My Pilot Store

For the serious aerobatics student or pilot who wants to learn more about aircraft control, Basic Aerobatics is the best-illustrated, most thorough manual on the market today. Learn all you need to know to perform exciting maneuvers such as spins, loops, Cuban Eights, barrel rolls, and more – safely and precisely. Written by a champion aerobatics pilot and an award-winning aviation author, this unique guide not only explains how to perform the maneuver, but what is happening to the aircraft and why. Inside, look for chapters on aerobatics and the FAA, aerodynamics of aerobatic flight, developing aerobatic sequences, recreational and competition aerobatics, types of aerobatic aircraft, buying an aerobatic aircraft, and organizations and associations.

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26 .) Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton by Meghan Mccarthy

 Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

A riveting picture book biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer, from award-winning author/illustrator Megan McCarthy. In the 1930s most girls were happy playing with dolls. But one girl, Betty Skelton, liked playing with airplanes, watching them fly around outside, and even flying airplanes herself! She lived for an adventure—in the air, the water, and on land—and nothing could stop her, especially not being a girl. When Betty Skelton was young there weren’t many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she wouldn’t let that stop her. She was always ready to take on a challenge, and she loved to have fun. Beetty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicoptors, gliders, and blimps. And by the time she was an adult, Betty was known in the press as the “First Lady of Firsts!” This vibrantly illustrated picture book biography reveals the exciting life of a brave pioneer who followed her dreams and showed the world that women can do anything!

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25 .) Everything Goes: In the Air by Brian Biggs

 Everything Goes: In the Air Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

Jets and blimps and helicopters and gliders! Balloons and biplanes too! everything goes! Zoom along with Henry and his parents as they take off on an airborne journey and learn about all kinds of flying vehicles. With clever mini-story lines, seek-and-find activities, dozens of funny details, and cool cutaways, Everything Goes: In the Air is an interactive book that provides hours of fun! Get going at everythinggoesbooks.com!

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24 .) Fighter Pilot by Robin Olds

 Fighter Pilot Lists It Appears On:

  • EAA
  • Flying Anarchy

The widely anticipated memoir of legendary ace American fighter pilot, Robin Olds Robin Olds was a larger-than-life hero with a towering personality. A graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army, Olds was one of the toughest college football players at the time. In WWII, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22—and an ace with 12 aerial victories. But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. He arrived in 1966 to find a dejected group of pilots and motivated them by placing himself on the flight schedule under officers junior to himself, then challenging them to train him properly because he would soon be leading them. Proving he wasn’t a WWII retread, he led the wing with aggressiveness, scoring another four confirmed kills, becoming a rare triple ace. Olds (who retired a brigadier general and died in 2007) was a unique individual whose personal story is one of the most eagerly anticipated military books of the year.

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23 .) Flight 1-2-3 by Maria van Lieshout

 Flight 1-2-3 Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads 2

What can you see when you go on an airplane journey? 1 airplane, 2 luggage carts, 3 check-in counters, and so much more! Using familiar airport signs, this striking book introduces little ones not only to numbers, but to the world around them. Equally suitable for the transportation-obsessed as well as any child learning to count, this fresh and dynamic picture book follow-up to Backseat A-B-See will entertain and educate at home, in the classroom, and on the go.

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22 .) Flying by Donald Crews

 Flying Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

With minimal text and bright-color illustrations, Crews captures the essence of a plane journey.

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21 .) How People Learned to Fly by Fran Hodgkins

 How People Learned to Fly Lists It Appears On:

  • EAA
  • Goodreads

People have taken dangerous risks trying to fly. Some inventors built wings for their arms and flapped them like birds. Others tried to fly with balloons or tried to glide with the wind. This book describes the creative, fascinating, and wacky experiments that people tried before the airplane was invented. This is a Stage 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series. Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

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20 .) I Love Planes! by Philemon Sturges

 I Love Planes! Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

Some carry people around the world. Some land on water. Some can loop around the sky. What does your favorite plane do? Blast off into the world of biplanes and gliders, seaplanes and dive bombers, and find out the special jobs of every kind of plane.

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19 .) Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann

 Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse Lists It Appears On:

  • EAA
  • Goodreads 2

A story of toil and triumph—inspired by Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight! These are dark times . . . for a small mouse. A new invention—the mechanical mousetrap—has caused all of the mice but one to flee to America, the land of the free. But with cats guarding the steamships, trans-Atlantic crossings are no longer safe. In the bleakest of places . . . the one remaining mouse has a brilliant idea. He must learn to fly! Torben Kuhlmann’s stunning illustrations will capture the imagination of readers young and old with the death-defying feats of this courageous and persistent young mouse.

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18 .) My Plane Book by Ellen Kirk

 My Plane Book Lists It Appears On:

  • Embark On The Journey
  • Joyful Abode

Exceptional nonfiction for children from one of the most trusted names in learning: the Smithsonian Institution.

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17 .) Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 Night Flight Lists It Appears On:

  • BAA Training
  • Flying Anarchy

In this gripping novel, Saint-Exupéry tells about the brave men who piloted night mail planes from Patagonia, Chile, and Paraguay to Argentina in the early days of commercial aviation. Preface by André Gide. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.

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16 .) Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic by Robert Burleigh

 Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

Award-winning author Robert Burleigh has captured Amelia Earhart’s first solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932. She was only the second person to do this – and the first woman. Rich in detail, feeling and incident this is nonfiction with edge and action, a you-are-there experience made more dramatic and real by Wendell Minor’s vivid paintings.

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15 .) Planes by Byron Barton

 Planes Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

Children explore the many ways we use airplanes, from seaplanes to crop dusters to planes that write messages in the sky. With simple text and vibrant illustrations, readers will learn about transportation by plane. Byron Barton’s Planes “will delight the youngest, and have enough meat for older preschoolers and beginning readers.”—Kirkus Reviews Supports the Common Core State Standards

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14 .) Planes Go by Steve Light

 Planes Go Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads 2

The helicopter goes, “PITTATATATA PITTATATATA PITTATATATA.” The jumbo jet goes, “Wheeeeeeeee VRRRRRRRRRRUUUHHHHHHHHHMMM.” The propeller plane goes, “HUK HUK HUK WHIRRRRRRR WHIRRRRRR.” Prepare for liftoff with 8 exciting aircraft and the noises they make in this irresistible board book! The long, oversized format lends itself to the shape of the vehicles and stands out on the shelf, and the boisterous text begs to be read aloud.

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13 .) Richard Scarry’s Planes (Golden Little Look-Look Book.) by Richard Scarry

 Richard Scarry's Planes (Golden Little Look-Look Book.) Lists It Appears On:

  • EAA
  • Goodreads

Animals board an airplane at the airport, fly stunt planes, watch jets flash by, play with kites and balloons, and pilot helicopters and blimps

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12 .) Standard Aircraft Handbook 7th Edition

 Standard Aircraft Handbook 7th Edition Lists It Appears On:

  • EAA
  • My Pilot Store

The practical, on-the-job aircraft manual–now fully updated For more than 60 years, the Standard Aircraft Handbook for Mechanics and Technicians has been the trusted resource for building, maintaining, overhauling, and repairing aircraft. This illustrated guide provides clear, step-by-step procedures for all essential aircraft tasks. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the latest advances in the industry, including composite materials, cutting-edge nondestructive testing, and detection equipment and procedures. New photos, diagrams, tables, and schematics are featured throughout this must-have reference. Coverage includes: Tools and their proper use Materials and fabricating Drilling and countersinking Riveting Bolts and threaded fasteners Aircraft plumbing Control cables Electrical wiring and installation Aircraft drawings Nondestructive testing (NDT) Corrosion detection and control Composite materials

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11 .) The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 by Alice Provensen

 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

This book…recounts the persistence of a Frenchman, Louis Bleriot, to build a flying machine to cross the English Channel…. The text is succinct, caption-like in its directness and brevity….The paintings…add the necessary testure and tone to this marriage. This is vintage Provensen

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10 .) The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry by Peter Sís

 The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in France in 1900, when airplanes were just being invented. Antoine dreamed of flying and grew up to be a pilot—and that was when his adventures began. He found a job delivering mail by plane, which had never been done before. He and his fellow pilots traveled to faraway places and discovered new ways of getting from one place to the next. Antoine flew over mountains and deserts. He battled winds and storms. He tried to break aviation records, and sometimes he even crashed. From his plane, Antoine looked down on the earth and was inspired to write about his life and his pilot-hero friends in memoirs and in fiction. Peter Sís’s remarkable biography celebrates the author of The Little Prince, one of the most beloved books in the world.A Frances Foster Book

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9 .) The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh

 The Spirit of St. Louis Lists It Appears On:

  • BAA Training
  • Flying Anarchy

Pulitzer Prize-winning account of Charles A. Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight Along with most of my fellow fliers, I believed that aviation had a brilliant future. Now we live, today, in our dreams of yesterday; and, living in those dreams, we dream again… Charles A. Lindbergh captured the world’s attention—and changed the course of history—when he completed his famous nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. In The Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh takes the reader on an extraordinary journey, bringing to life the thrill and peril of trans-Atlantic travel in a single-engine plane. Eloquently told and sweeping in its scope, Lindbergh’s Pulitzer Prize-winning account is an epic adventure tale for all time.

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8 .) The Wild Blue by Stephen Ambrose

 The Wild Blue Lists It Appears On:

  • Flying Anarchy
  • Ranker

Band of Brothers and D-Day , hits the front lines again with this exciting and compelling look at the courageous young men who flew the massive B-24 bombers over Germany during the last two years of World War II. The focus of the book is on George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate, who, ironically, was lambasted by the right for his anti-Vietnam stance. Here, he shines brightly as an American airborne hero, bravely piloting his huge and awkward bomber through massive German flak bombing. McGovern also comes across as a fine commanding officer, deeply caring about the men under his authority. McGovern, at the tender age of 22, wound up flying 35 missions and ultimately won the Distinguished Flying Cross. The B-24 was not an easy machine to fly. It had a thin aluminum skin, which made it sufficiently airworthy but terribly susceptible to attack from ground-based enemy gunfire. It was a simple machine, though — built with one purpose in mind: dropping a maximum load of 8,800 pounds of bombs. There were no windshield wipers, so a pilot like McGovern was often forced to stick his head out the window of the plane to see where he was going! Above 10,000 feet, the only way to breathe was through an oxygen mask. There was no heat, which made the bombing runs that much more arduous. And there were no bathrooms, meaning that the pilots and their crews had to use “relief tubes.” Ambrose goes into much useful detail on the origins of the pilots themselves. Interestingly, they were all volunteers — the Army Air Corps (the precursor to the modern Air Force) did not want to make anyone take part in this difficult duty. They came from all walks of life. Some were college graduates, while others were still in high school. Many went straight from the farm to the airfield. The pilots were treated quite well by the AAC, considering that they were part of the same armed forces that tended to dehumanize servicemen in order to get the maximum use out of them. They got to wear winged insignia on their uniforms. They got extra pay. As volunteers, they knew what they were getting into, unlike the typical draftee. Most of all, they wanted to serve — and they wanted to fly. Once again, Stephen Ambrose has turned his spotlight on a special and unique facet of the U.S. military and brought the heroism and courage of the American soldier back home to us. In his own way, Ambrose himself has done a great service to the American people. (Nicholas Sinisi) Nicholas Sinisi is the Barnes&Noble.com History editor.

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7 .) West with the Night by Beryl Markham

 West with the Night Lists It Appears On:

  • Flying Anarchy
  • Telegraph

West with the Night is the story of Beryl Markham–aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty–and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and ’30s.

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6 .) Planes Fly! by George Ella Lyon

 Planes Fly! Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

From the author of Trucks Roll!, an up-in-the-clouds exploration of all things airplane. World’s mighty big but there’s just one sky and it’s yours to travel. Planes fly! Take to the skies with this fun, rhyming book about all that planes do! From jet planes to puddle jumpers, from the cockpit to the rudders, this book explores it all—and the bright, dynamic illustrations will keep even the youngest of readers engaged.

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5 .) The Boy and the Airplane by Mark Pett

 The Boy and the Airplane Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2

When a little boy’s prized toy airplane lands on a rooftop, he makes several rescue attempts before devising an unexpected solution.

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4 .) The Little Airplane (Mr. Small, #3) by Lois Lenski

 The Little Airplane (Mr. Small, #3) Lists It Appears On:

  • Embark On The Journey
  • Goodreads
  • Joyful Abode

Mr. Small is a high-flying pilot in this adventure! Pilot Small prepares for his flight, and then enjoys the bird’s-eye view from above. As fresh today as when it was first published, this fun and informative look at flying is perfect for airplane trips.

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3 .) The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

 The Wright Brothers Lists It Appears On:

  • EAA
  • Flying Anarchy
  • Goodreads 2

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing, but there were books aplenty, supplied mainly by their preacher father, and they never stopped reading. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education, little money and no contacts in high places, never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances, they risked being killed. In this thrilling book, master historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.

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2 .) Weather Flying by Robert N. Buck

 Weather Flying Lists It Appears On:

  • BAA Training
  • EAA
  • My Pilot Store

One of the most worthwhile pieces of reading matter a pilot could own.”-AOPA Pilot. “This book is superbly written-an aviation classic.”-Astronautics and Aeronautics. Endorsed by the FAA and a recipient of the Flight Safety Foundation’s Publications Award, Weather Flying is the widely acknowledged “bible” of how-to-books on flying in all kinds of weather. The Fourth Edition of his best-seller retains the author’s patented clarity for style-and now includes: new weather research and techniques for flight forecasting; the latest advances in flight weather services; vital charges in weather-related procedures and reporting; current compliance information on weather-related FAA regulations; an updated look at weather satellites-and much more.

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1 .) The Noisy Airplane Ride by Mike Downs

 The Noisy Airplane Ride Lists It Appears On:

  • Embark On The Journey
  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Joyful Abode

Just in time for summer travel, this paperback edition of THE NOISY AIRPLANE RIDE offers a rhyming tour of the variety of sounds a child might hear before, during, and after takeoff. Rhythmic noises make for a great read-aloud.A final double-page spread helps clarify some of the sights and physical sensations of a plane ride, from luggage loading to queasiness.”Will no doubt provide comfort to young, first-time flyers.

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The 300+ Additional Best Books About Or Featuring Airplanes



 

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(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
351929 Flying and Glider ManualEAA
36
1929-1933 Flying and Glider Manual Combo 5 Books
EAA
371930 Flying and Glider ManualEAA
381931 Flying and Glider ManualEAA
391932 Flying and Glider ManualEAA
401933 Flying and Glider ManualEAA
4130 Seconds Over TokyoTed Lawson
Flying Anarchy
4250 Real-World Pilot TipsMark Robidoux
BAA Training
43A Higher CallAdam Markos
Flying Anarchy
44
A is for Airplane: An Aviation Alphabet
Embark On The Journey
45A Passion for WingsRanker
46
A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart
Embark On The Journey
47A Plane Goes Ka-Zoom!Jonathan London
Goodreads 2
48A Quarter Million StepsEAA
49ABCs on WingsRamon Olivera
Goodreads 2
50
Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices (AC 43.13B)
EAA
51
Ace the Technical Pilot Interview
My Pilot Store
52Advanced Aircraft Systems
My Pilot Store
53AerobaticsEAA
54AeroplanesRanker
55
Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II
Ranker
56Air Sports
My Pilot Store
57Aircraft Accident Analysis
My Pilot Store
58Aircraft Basic Science
My Pilot Store
59Aircraft CarriersEAA
60
Aircraft Electricity and Electronics
My Pilot Store
61Aircraft Materials and Analysis
My Pilot Store
62Aircraft Partnership
My Pilot Store
63Aircraft Powerplants
My Pilot Store
64Aircraft Safety
My Pilot Store
65Aircraft Systems
My Pilot Store
66Aircraft Wiring GuideEAA
67AirframeMichael Crichton
Goodreads 2
68
Airplane Flight!: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure
Barnes & Noble
69Airplane Ownership
My Pilot Store
70AirplanesMary Lindeen
Goodreads 2
71Airplanes! Basic Learning About Airplanes – Basic Learner Series! Airplane Children’s Book (Over 46+ Photos of Airplanes In A Great Kid’s Book)Courtney LemmonsGoodreads
72Airport Operations
My Pilot Store
73
Airport Planning & Management
My Pilot Store
74Airport Systems
My Pilot Store
75
AirVenture 2017 Souvenir Program
EAA
76All Aboard Airplanes
Embark On The Journey
77All of Life is a SchoolEAA
78Alternative Engines Vol 1EAA
79Amateur-Built Certification KitEAA
80
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation
My Pilot Store
81
And Still Flying: The Life and Times of Betty Wall
EAA
82Angela’s AirplaneRobert MunschGoodreads
83Area 51 Black JetsEAA
84Ask the PassengersA.S. King
Goodreads 2
85
Automation Airmanship: Nine Principles for Operating Glass Cockpit Aircraft
My Pilot Store
86
Aviation Maintenance Management
My Pilot Store
87
Aviation Mechanic Handbook 6th edition
EAA
88Aviation Weather Handbook
My Pilot Store
89Aviator’s Guide to Navigation
My Pilot Store
90
Avionics Troubleshooting and Repair
My Pilot Store
91Avoiding Common Pilot Errors
My Pilot Store
92Away in My Airplane
Embark On The Journey
93
B-17 Bomber Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions
EAA
94B-17s Over BerlinEAA
95B-2 SpiritRanker
96Basic Flight Physiology
My Pilot Store
97Before the FallNoah Hawley
Goodreads 2
98
Being a Blue Angel: Every Kid’s Guide to the Blue Angels
Embark On The Journey
99Bell P-39 AiracobraRanker
100Beyond the CallEAA
101Beyond The Checkride
My Pilot Store
102Big Book of Airplanes
Embark On The Journey
103Big History in FlightEAA
104Bingelis Firewall ForwardEAA
105Bingelis on EnginesEAA
106Bingelis Set of 4EAA
107Bingelis Sportplane BuilderEAA
108
Bingelis Sportplane Construction (EAA)
EAA
109Black Dove, White RavenElizabeth Wein
Goodreads 2
110BlimpsRoxie MunroGoodreads
111
Build and Pilot Your Own Walkalong Gliders
My Pilot Store
112Burt Rutan’s Race to SpaceEAA
113Bush & Mountain FlyingEAA
114
Business and Corporate Aviation Management
My Pilot Store
115Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot”Michael O. Tunnell
Goodreads 2
116Catch 22Joseph Heller
Flying Anarchy
117Chicken Wings: Gold RushEAA
118ChickenhawkRobert Mason
Flying Anarchy
119Claire Bear Flies to OshkoshEAA
120Code Name VerityElizabeth Wein
Goodreads 2
121Commercial Aviation Safety
My Pilot Store
122Composite BasicsEAA
123
Conventional Gear – Flying a Taildragger
EAA
124
Converting Auto Engines for Experimental Aircraft
EAA
125Cooper’s Airport AdventureEAA
126Curious George and the Hot Air BalloonMargret ReyGoodreads
127Curious George Flies a KiteMargret ReyGoodreads
128
Cut & Assemble Paper Airplanes That Fly
EAA
129DevotionEAA
130Dick Coles WarEAA
131
Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms
EAA
132DinosoaringDeb Lund
Goodreads 2
133Douglas BaderRanker
134DronesEAA
135EAA Aircraft Welding ManualEAA
136
EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography
EAA
137
Engine and Reduction Drive Logbook
EAA
138
Experimental Aircraft Airframe Logbook
EAA
139Exploration PilotEAA
140F4 PhantomA Pilot’s Story
Flying Anarchy
141Facts About Spins 2nd EditionEAA
142Fatal Traps for Helicopter Pilots
My Pilot Store
143Fate is the HunterErnest K. Gann
Flying Anarchy
144Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying MachineHeather Lang
Goodreads 2
145
Fighter! Ten Killer Planes of World War II
EAA
146Fighting CockpitsEAA
147
First Flight: The Story of the Wright Brothers
Embark On The Journey
148First LightGeoffrey Wellum
Flying Anarchy
149Five TrucksBrian Floca
Goodreads 2
150FlightRobert BurleighGoodreads
151Flight Discipline
My Pilot Store
152Flight Maneuvers
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153Flight of PassageRinker Buck
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154Flight SchoolLita JudgeGoodreads
155
Flight Testing Homebuilt Aircraft
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156Flights of No ReturnEAA
157Fly for FunEAA
158Fly for Fun to WinEAA
159Fly High!: PuzzleBuzz In the AirHighlights for ChildrenGoodreads
160Fly the wingJim Webb
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161Flyboys: A true story of courageJames D.Bradley
Flying Anarchy
162FlygirlSherri L. Smith
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163Flying
Embark On The Journey
164Flying – Just Plane FunEAA
165Flying Off the GridEAA
166Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared into America’s HeartJulie CumminsGoodreads
167Flying the Mountains
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168Flying WarbirdsEAA
169Flying with the Flak-PakEAA
170Fokker Aircraft – The Watercolor Paintings of Thijs PostmaThijs PostmaGoodreads
171Forever FlyingEAA
172Fred and Ted like to fly (Beginner Books)Peter EastmanGoodreads
173FREDDY: THE HOT AIR BALLOON Children’s Story/Balloon Fable/Adventure (THE WOMAN WHO BELIEVES SHE IS LIKE A GIANT REDWOOD TREE Books)Jane StilwellGoodreads
174Friday My Radio Flyer FlewZachary PullenGoodreads
175Fundamentals of Aviation Law
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176
G-Force Flying the Worlds Greatest Aircraft
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177GA AirfoilsEAA
178General Aviation Law
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179Go!: Cars, Planes, Boats, Trains The World On The MoveIan GrahamGoodreads
180Going PlacesPeter H. ReynoldsGoodreads
181Goodnight, Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful FlightLouise LintveltGoodreads
182GravityJason ChinGoodreads
183
Half a Wing, Three Engines and a Prayer
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184Handling In-Flight Emergencies
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185Happy Bottom Riding ClubEAA
186Harold’s Trip to the SkyCrockett JohnsonGoodreads
187Helldiver Units of World War 2Ranker
188Hidden WarbirdsEAA
189Hidden Warbirds IIEAA
190Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon RideMarjorie PricemanGoodreads
191How to Eat an Airplane
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192How to Fly a Piper Cub BookEAA
193
How to Paint Your Own Airplane
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194How to WeldEAA
195I Am Amelia Earhart
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196
I Could Never Be So Lucky Again
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197I could never be so lucky againJames Doolittle
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198IAC Advanced AerobaticsEAA
199
IAC Emergency Maneuver Training
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200IAC Technical Tips ManualEAA
201IAC Technical Tips Manual IVEAA
202
Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics
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203In the Unlikely EventJudy Blume
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204Inside the Stealth BomberRanker
205Instrument Flying
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206Intermediate AerobaticsEAA
207Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and AirStewart RossGoodreads
208Jet Age, Sam Howe Verhovek
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209Jimmy Stewart Bomber PilotEAA
210Joe Kaufman’s What Makes It Go? What Makes It Work? What Makes It Fly? What Makes It Float?Joe KaufmanGoodreads
211Joint Strike FighterRanker
212Karen’s Plane Trip (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Super Special, #2)Ann M. MartinGoodreads
213Kit Airplane Construction
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214Learning to Fly Helicopters
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215Leonardo and the Flying BoyLaurence AnholtGoodreads
216Let’s Fly a KiteStuart J. MurphyGoodreads
217Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman PilotMatthew Clark SmithGoodreads
218Little Plane Learns to WriteStephen Savage
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219Little Polar Bear and the Big BalloonHans de BeerGoodreads
220Lockheed StealthRanker
221Look Inside an AirportEAA
222Lucky 666EAA
223Mach 1 and Beyond
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224
Manifesto: A Revolutionary Approach to General Aviation Maintenance
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225Mastering GPS Flying
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226Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet!Theo LeSiegGoodreads
227McToad Mows Tiny IslandTom Angleberger
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228Me and My Flying MachineMarianna MayerGoodreads
229MiG aircraft since 1937Ranker
230Milestones of FlightEAA
231Modern Flight Dynamics
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232Moldless CompositeEAA
233Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11Brian FlocaGoodreads
234Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane RideJ. Otto SeiboldGoodreads
235Mr. Putter Tabby Fly the PlaneCynthia RylantGoodreads
236Multi-Engine Flying
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237My Father’s WarEAA
238My First Airplane RidePatricia Hubbell
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239My First Fun Golf StepsAnna Othitis
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240My First Plane Trip – Flying For Kids Airplane Book (Children’s New Experience Series 1)Kim JenkinsGoodreads
241My First Travel BookAnna Othitis
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242My Friend RabbitEric Rohmann
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243
My Plane Trip (Coloring Book) By Cathy Beylon
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244Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo Da VinciGene BarrettaGoodreads
245Nico How Do We Get There?FingerprintsGoodreads
246Night Over WaterKen Follett
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247
North American P-51 Mustang Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions
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248North Star Over My Shoulder: A Flying LifeBob Buck
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249Notes from a Small MindRanker
250Officers in flight suitsRanker
251
On a Wing and a Prayer, Ernie Pyle
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252
Ostynn the Ostrich and the Fantasy of Flight
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253
P-51 Mustang: 75 years of America’s Most Famous Warbird
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254ParachuteDanny ParkerGoodreads
255Piece of CakeDerek Robinson
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256Pilot LogbookEAA
257Planes and Rockets and Things That Fly. by Richard ScarryRichard ScarryGoodreads
258Planes written and illustratedByron Barton
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259Planes: A Complete HistoryEAA
260Planes: Big Golden BookWalt Disney CompanyGoodreads
261Playtown: AirportRoger PriddyGoodreads
262Powering Your PlaneEAA
263
Practical Lightplane Design and Construction for the Amateur
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264Primary AerobaticsEAA
265Propeller LogbookEAA
266PropellerheadAnthony Woodward
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267Redefining Airmanship
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268
Richard Scarry’s A Day at the Airport
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269Rose Under FireElizabeth Wein
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270Rosie Revere, EngineerAndrea BeatyGoodreads
271
SBD Dauntless Units of World War 2
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272Sebastian and the BalloonPhilip C. SteadGoodreads
273Seven Wonders Of The WorldAnna Othitis
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274Sheet Metal Building BasicsEAA
275Shot DownEAA
276
Simplified Aircraft Design for Homebuilders
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277Sky Ranch Engine ManualEAA
278
Space Ship One – An Illustrated History
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279Spins in the Pitts SpecialEAA
280Squawk 7700Peter M. Buffington
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281Stall/Spin AwarenessEAA
282Stealing AirTrent Reedy
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283Stick and Rudder
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284Takeoffs & LandingsEAA
285Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth ColemanNikki GrimesGoodreads
286
TBD Devastator Units of the US Navy
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287Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the MoonCatherine ThimmeshGoodreads
288That’s not my plane…Fiona Watt and illustrated
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289The Airplane Alphabet Book
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290The Airport BookLisa Brown
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291The AviatorsWinston Groom
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292The Basic Aerobatic ManualEAA
293The Dayton Flight FactoryEAA
294
The development of jet and turbine aero engines
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295
The development of piston aero engines
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296The Experimental ExperienceEAA
297The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-DumontVictoria GriffithGoodreads
298The Fight in the CloudsEAA
299The FlightEAA
300The Flying Life: Stories for the Aviation SoulLauran Paine
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301The Flying OrchestraClare McFaddenGoodreads
302The Fool of the World and the Flying ShipArthur RansomeGoodreads
303
The Forgotten 500, Gregory A. Freeman
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304The Fun of It Amelia EarhartRanker
305The Hallelujah FlightPhil Bildner
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306
The Illustrated Buyers Guide to Used Airplanes
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307The Instrument Flight BookEAA
308The JET Alphabet Book
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309The Jet Alphabet BookJerry Pallotta illustrated
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310
The Killing Zone, How and Why Pilots Die
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311
The Lady Be Good, Dennis E. McClendon
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312The Magneto Ignition SystemEAA
313The Next Hour: The Most Important Hour in Your LogbookRichard L. Collins
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314
The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill
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315
The Pilot’s Radio Communications Handbook
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316The PlanAlison Paul
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317The plane that wasn’tJeff Wise
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318The Propeller Under the BedEAA
319The Right Seat Handbook
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320The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
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321The Running ManEAA
322The Saga of Pappy GunnGeorge C.Kenney
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323The Seventh CruiseEAA
324The Sound Of WingsRanker
325The Spectacle of FlightRanker
326The Spirit of LindyEAA
327The Thirsty 13thEAA
328The Way Back HomeOliver Jeffers
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329The Way Things WorkDavid MacaulayGoodreads
330
The Wooden Horse, Eric Williams
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331
The World Record Paper Airplane Book
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332The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the AirplaneRussell Freedman
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333The Wright Brothers: Inventors Whose Ideas Really Took FlightMike VeneziaGoodreads
334
The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation
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335
They Fought for the Sky, Quentin Reynolds
Flying Anarchy
336Thirty Seconds Over TokyoEAA
337TIG Welding for BeginnersEAA
338To Fly and Fight (EAA)EAA
339Touching the Face of GodEAA
340
Transition to Twins – Your First Multi-Engine Rating
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341Turret TalesEAA
342Ultimate FighterRanker
343Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and RedemptionLaura Hillenbrand
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344Understanding Flight
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345
Understanding Mathematics for Aircraft Navigation
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346
Understanding Performance Flight Testing
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347Violet the PilotEAA
348Vipers in the Storm
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349Vulcan 607Roland White
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350VW Aircraft Engine AssemblyEAA
351Warbird FactoryEAA
352
Way Up High in the Big Blue Sky
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353
We Were at the First Airplane Flight
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354Wee and the Wright BrothersTimothy R. GaffneyGoodreads
355Welder’s HandbookEAA
356Where Do Balloons Go?: An Uplifting MysteryJamie Lee CurtisGoodreads
357Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?Brianna Caplan Sayres
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358Who Was Amelia Earhart?
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359
Who Were the Wright Brothers?
Embark On The Journey
360WildcatRanker
361Wind, Sand and StarsAntoine de Saint-ExupéryTelegraph
362Wings Around the GlobeBill ScollonGoodreads
363
Wisconsin’s Flying Trees in WWII
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364Women With WingsRanker
365
Wood Aircraft Building Techniques
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366Yeager: An AutobiographyChuck Yeager
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367You Can Be A Pilot! Answers to 25 Popular Questions About Learning To FlyChris Findley
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368Your Pilot’s License
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369Zephyr Takes FlightSteve LightGoodreads


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BAA Training Top 10 must
Barnes & Noble 6 Soaring Books About Planes
EAA Aviation Books | Shop EAA
Embark On The Journey Kids Books About Airplanes and Aviation
Flying Anarchy 31 Best Books for Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts
Goodreads Picture Books About Airplanes (68 books)
Goodreads 2 Popular Airplanes Books
Joyful Abode A.B.C.–10 Great Kids’ Books About Airplanes
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Ranker Best Aircraft Books | List of Top Books About Airplanes
Telegraph The best books about flying