Aviation books.

Hi can anyone here recommend some good aviation books for 12+ and commercial.

You could probably find some good reads in this topic: Whats your favourite aviation book?

Unfortunately, I haven’t read many books about aviation, so I personally wouldn’t be able to recommend one to you.

By the way, what do you mean by “12+ and commercial”?

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Fatal traps for Helicopter Pilots is a great read

Airplane Flying Handbook. Best tool to learn to fly hands down.

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Thank you.

QF32 (both the story and technical) and Sully are the best ones I can think of right now.

Flight of the Phoenix
A plane crashes in the dessert and the survivors rebuild a flying machine to escape. Its based on a true incident and has been made into a movie twice.


I have quite a few aviation books and magazines (most of which are not stories, rather information guides) that I would recommend:

To name a few:

Cleared for Takeoff is a book full of all kinds of information on aircaft from how to do certain aerobatic maneuvers to lists of airline fleets.

Airliner World Is by far my favorite magazine to read (although I don’t get every issue). They have articles about different airlines and manufacturers, monthly airline news, and even a plane spotting section.

The 747 Haynes Manual Is a great book to get if you want to know about all the components of a commercial aircraft. Although it does get a technical sometimes, it’s great if you see a little hole on the bottom of a plane and you wonder “what does that do?”.

VITAL Commercial Aircaft Is one of the first books I bought and although it is a bit outdated, it has more information about each commercial aircraft then any other recognition guide I’ve seen.


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