125 Results
125 Results
Invasions without tears the story of Canada's top-scoring Spitfire wing in Europe during the Second World War —Berger, Monty.
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2008

Based on a manuscript written by Monty Berger in 1945, "Invasion without tears" chronicles the RCAF's 126 Wing from its formation in July 1943 to VE-Day two years later. The pilots of 126 Wing were among the war's most d...

Laughter-silvered wings remembering the Air Force II —Harvey, J. Douglas, 1922-
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2011

A humourous collection of Air Force memories, set during World War II and the immediate post-war years. 1984.

Generally speaking the memoirs of Major-General Richard Rohmer —Rohmer, Richard, 1924-
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2007

Major-General Richard Rohmer, a commander of the Order of Military Merit and an Officer of the Order of Canada, began his career in World War II as a top Mustang reconnaissance pilot. He is also a lawyer, litigator, jour...

Flight of passage —Buck, Rinker 1950-
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2012

Recounts the coast-to-coast flight of two teenage aviators in 1966. Piloting a restored three-hundred-dollar Piper Cub, the New Jersey brothers followed the route blazed by their barnstorming father in the early 1940s. C...

Duel of eagles —Townsend, Peter.
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2011

The Battle of Britain was the collision towards which aviation developments on both sides had been heading for more than twenty years. Group Captain Townsend traces the background of two air forces with a common past of ...

The sacrament —Gzowski, Peter.
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2004
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The true story of two people who survived a plane crash, but were stranded with few supplies, and no hope of being rescued. 1980.

High flight a story of World War II —Granfield, Linda.
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2003

Born in Shanghai and educated in England, John Magee was impatient to take part in the war raging in Europe and decided to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Not long after he wrote the poem "High Flight" at age nin...

Le crash et le défi, survivre —Montigny, Johanne de, 1950-
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2008

29 mars, 1979. Un F-27 de Québécair quitte l'aéroport de L'Ancienne-Lorette à destination de Montréal. Une minute 48 seconds plus tard, c'est le crash. Bilan: 17 morts. Voici le récit bouleversant d'une des sept pa...

Les cannibales de Dieu —Gzowski, Peter.
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2012

Voici l'histoire véridique d'une lutte désespérée contre la résignation et la mort. L'histoire de deux êtres isole, transis de froid, souffrants et affames qui, pour s'en sortir, durent prendre une terrible décisi...

Highest duty my search for what really matters —Sullenberger, Chesley, 1951-
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2010

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in aviation history when Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the surface of the Hudson...

Janusz Zurakowski legend in the skies —Zuk, Bill, 1947-
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2008

Zurakowski was an aeronautical engineer, World War II combat pilot, squadron leader, and an aerobatic performer. He flew over 60 types of aircraft throughout his life and is one of the few pilots to have invented an aero...

Charles A. Lindbergh a human hero —Giblin, James.
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2012

A portrait of the aviation hero who in 1927 made the first nonstop transatlantic flight. Traces his daredevil youth, his early days of flying, his family life and the tragic kidnapping of his son, his isolationist stand ...

In the land of the red goat —Henderson, Bob, 1945-
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2009

At age 18, Bob Henderson abandoned his privileged life for the challenges of the mountains of northern B.C. Mentored by the Tlogot'ine Indians and a few veteran guides, he adapted to the vagaries of packhorses, float pla...

Night witches the untold story of Soviet women in combat —Myles, Bruce, 1942-
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2009

In 1941, as the Nazi hordes swept eastward into the Soviet Union, the desperate call went out for female volunteers to join the Russian air force. Making up three regiments, the lives, exploits, loves and fears of these ...

No numbered runways floatplane pioneers of the West Coast —Schofield, Jack, 1927-
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2006

Included are some "tall tales and true," that may help to explain why some coast dogs chose adventure over personal and financial security, aviators who depended on their flying skills to navigate the myriad inlets of co...

Lower than angels a memoir of war and peace —Windstaff, W. W.
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2012

When the son of a prominent family enlists for the thrill of it in the British Air Force during World War I, he is not prepared for the difficulties of getting over war when it ends. The author discovers Paris in the 192...

Bush flying the romance of the North —Grant, Robert S.
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2012

This book offers a kaleidoscope of Canadian aviation stories. Grant takes the reader from coast to coast with adventure in the High Arctic, to near misses in western mountain ranges. He describes the life behind the cont...

Flight of the Vin Fiz —Stein, E. P.
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2011

Chronicles the celebrated 1911 cross-country flight of Calbraith Rodgers in a coast-to-coast air race which had a $50,000 first prize. 1985.

High flight a story of World War II —Granfield, Linda.
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2003

Born in Shanghai and educated in England, John Magee was impatient to take part in the war raging in Europe and decided to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Not long after he wrote the poem "High Flight" at age nin...

Hijacked the true story of the heroes of flight 705 —Hirschman, Dave.
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2010

An account of the 1994 hijacking of a FedEx cargo jet by a disgruntled employee, who was flying as a passenger. Describes the tense moments when he attacked and seriously injured the flight crew, forcing them to take ext...

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