1001 Aviation Facts
(Specialty Press, 336 pages, $24.95)
Edited by Mike Machat and published by Specialty Press, 1001 Aviation Facts includes the works of many talented experts in their fields, including John Lewis, Craig Kodera, Nick Veronico, Jim Keeshen, Hank Caruso, Mark Frankel, and Jon Proctor. This book is a must-read for anyone wanting to be the king of aviation trivia. It provides an insightful and in-depth look at aviation history, filled with amazing and little-known information and facts about all aspects of aviation.
Although individual aircraft have interesting technical histories, there are many small details that are vital to that aircraft’s success or failure. This 336-page book brings those types of facts into focus, giving readers a plethora of compelling data and information that will broaden their understanding and appreciation of aviation in general, plus the aircraft and the people who make them fly. From the Wright Brothers and the Spirit of St.
Louis pilot Charles Lindbergh to military and experimental world records for altitude and speed, the stories are organized by category, such as military, commercial, and sport aviation, and include topics such as pilots and personalities, aviation movies, TV shows, and model building.—