Portals into the Sky: A Collection of Vintage Cockpit Photographs

John Cilio

Published by Vintage Flyer Media LLC, 2010
ISBN 10: 0982772815 / ISBN 13: 9780982772812
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Synopsis: For many aviation enthusiasts an aircraft cockpit represents a portal to freedom the open sky. Opening this book s cover lets a reader step back in time over its 111 pages. Readers see large cockpit detail photographs, often with an aircraft view insert, and supporting text that provide a glimpse into many obscure or forgotten plane details. Over 100 different aircraft, spanning aeronautical advances from a Wright Brothers 1911 Model B to a 1964 Cherokee, are pictured. There is an emphasis on aircraft of the mid-1940s through 1950s which includes general aviation, military aircraft, racers and commercial airliners. Unique cockpit photographs of autogiros, operational flying cars and manufacturer prototypes are included. Professional fliers, new pilots, aviation enthusiasts, model builders and youngsters who fly with Mom & Dad will find hours of enjoyment visualizing flight with yesterday s flight controls. Some of the large format photographs include original cockpit pictures of these aircraft models: Rearwin, Commonwealth, Funk, Douglas, Taylorcraft, Piper (various), Cessna (various), Luscomb, Boeing, Grumman, Republic, North American, Hockaday, Fleet, Stinson, Bellanca, Aeronca, Culver, Globe Swift, Globemaster, 707, Convair, Connie, Constellation, Martin, Skyraider, Ercoupe, Lockheed, Fairchild, Beechcraft, Bonanza, Lear, Navion, WACO, Beaver, de Havilland, Airphibian, Cherokee, glider, pusher, Stratocruiser, Johnson, Myers, Cosmic Wind, Curtiss, Robin, Sea Bee, Spruce Goose, P-51, P-38, B-24, B-17, P-61, F6F, B-29, B-23, F-86. Some cockpit photos are accompanied by photographs of the aircraft.

About the Author: John is a skilled aviation historian focused on mid twentieth-century general aviation, military aircraft and the people that made them possible. As a member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization, his stories are recognized for their excellence in accuracy and authenticity. He has written over 200 aviation articles covering everything from Autogiros, Blimps, Corsairs, Mustangs and secret B-24 missions to bomb Tokyo, to Red Bull Air Race pilots and the stories behind private aircraft. His stories have been published in more than 20 publications. This is his second book. John spends a lot of time at air shows around the country and especially enjoys the patriotic air show performances of Julie Clark and following the Red Bull Air Races featuring Michael Goulian. John is an American Marketing Association Silver Effie winner and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world. This book and other books he publishes are supported by the large collection of early aviation press photographs he has collected through the years.

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Title: Portals into the Sky: A Collection of ...
Publisher: Vintage Flyer Media LLC
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First.

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