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Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft (Anglais) Relié – 24 décembre 2013

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A comprehensive look at the world's great aircraft from the experts at Flying magazine, featuring spectacular full-color photographs, fascinating and informative text, and detailed specifications that will delight die-hard data fans.

Of all humanity’s dazzling innovations, perhaps none capture our imaginations or fuel our inventive spirits as much as flight. In our quest to soar higher, faster, and farther, we’ve dreamed up airborne wonders that are a sight to behold—like the supersonic F-22 Raptor, stealthily soaring above the clouds, or the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Biplane, the beautiful starter model that helped a generation earn their wings. That’s not even to mention the deluxe Concorde—the first passenger jet to cruise at the speed of sound.

These iconic aircraft—and 97 more stunning feats of aeronautical engineering—make up the world’s most groundbreaking contributions to flight, all curated and collected here by the experts at Flying magazine. In Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft, there’s something for every aviation aficionado—from brazen stunt planes to far-from-pedestrian commercial jets, from military marvels to spacecraft that reached dazzling new heights. With its spectacular full-color photographs, fascinating and informative text, and detailed specifications section that will delight die-hard data fans, Flight is the essential book for pilots and plane-lovers everywhere.

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Mark Phelps traces his passion for aviation back to age eight, when he’d fill up on stories of flight’s heroes, past and present, at the local library. After learning to fly after college, he landed a job as an editor at Flying, where he still contributes stories today. With 1,800 hours logged in the air, Mark is an active instrument pilot. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and twin sons.

Robert Goyer has been with Flying since 1994 and has been editor-in-chief since 2010. During his time there, he has written and photographed hundreds of stories. His monthly opinion piece is one of the most popular columns in aviation, and he is the recipient of the NBAA’s Dave Ewald Platinum Wing Award for excellence in journalism. A land and seaplane pilot with thousands of hours in his logbook, Robert has flown more than 200 types of aircraft. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his family.

Inspired by the transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh, the Flying brand took off in 1927 as the ultimate aviation magazine for flight enthusiasts, exclusively written from a pilot’s perspective. More than 85 years later, that formula hasn’t changed: Flying still brings its readers comprehensive coverage of personal aviation, including first-person flight reports, industry news, technology trends, and safety guidance, along with award-winning illustration and eye-catching photography.

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Coffee-Table Book of Great Aircraft! 23 mars 2014
Par Michael OConnor - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
There have been a number of 'World's Greatest Aircraft' books published over the years. Mark Phelps' FLIGHT, 100 GREATEST AIRCRAFT is the latest entry in the field. A 2013 Weldon Owen release, it's a 240-page photo-guide to iconic aircraft of the past century.

Originally developed online by the staff of FLYING magazine, the material was tweaked with some wonderful color photographs, expanded a/c descriptions, etc, The aircraft are presented in random order. Many of the 'usual suspects' are featured - the Wright Flyer, DC-3, P-51, Beechcraft Bonanza, Ju-52, B-17, Spitfire, Piper Cub, Sopwith Camel, BAe Harrier, Lockheed Constellation, B-24, PT-17, F-86, Yak-9, Fokker Triplane, Aeronca Champ, Learjet, Bell X-1, Pilatus PC-12, Me 262, Spirit of St. Louis, F-15, C-130, AT-6, Mitsubishi Zero, MiG-15, Beechcraft Staggerwing, Dassault Falcon, Gossamer Albatross, An-225 Mriya, De Havilland Beaver and JN-4 Jenny along with such types as the Diamond DA40 and Piaggio Avanati. Curiously, the book also includes the Robinson R22, AH-64 Apache, General Atomics Predator Drone, Space Shuttle and the Hindenburg; all of which kind of stretch the definition of "aircraft!"

Most of the birds get a two-page spread with a concise write-up and one-three pix, most of which are in color. Two-page overviews on 'Aircraft Basics,' 'Engine Innovations,' 'Heroes of Aviation,' etc. are interspersed throughout the book. The final section of FLIGHT, 100 GREATEST AIRCRAFT is given over to a 22-page 'Specifications' section.

As coffee table books go, Phelps' book is certainly a winner, filled with aviation eye-candy images guaranteed to please aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Recommended.
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Beautiful photography 28 janvier 2014
Par Bill Madden - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
The photography is wonderful and worth the price of the book. I just wish the written discussions held more information.
Beautiful 3 juin 2014
Par Michael T. McNamara - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
Like every airplane ever made this is a lovely, lovely tribute.
One may disagree with some of the choices but not with the exquisite way the choices are presented.
My only quible is that this otherwise superb book lacks a data page stating basic things like date and place of publication and most important to me, a collector, whether it is a first edition.
This may mean nothing to most folks, like to magazine readers, and the editors of this book work for Flying Magazine. But it is important to me.
As much as I love airplanes, I also love books. I am surprised Flying's editors, apparently do not share that love.
That is my quible. I would love to have a discussion with them about their choices. There are a number of important aircraft missing from this list.
But the book is a thing of beauty. I am so glad to have it in my library.
Great book! But having shot the cover photo, I am biased. 23 mai 2014
Par Steve Skinner - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
The owner of the Lockheed Electra Jr. featured on the cover had contacted me for more information about the picture, and at the time I didn't even know it had been licensed for use in the book.

I'm a aviation buff, and love photographing aircraft whenever I get the chance. This book a great addition to any coffee table and I agree with most of their selections. There is some really great photography in this book and nice writeups for each one, even though in some cases the information can seem a bit brief, especially for iconic aircraft like the P-51 Mustang.

Overall it's well worth the money and would make a great gift to any aviation lover.
Very nice, large coffee table illustrated book showcasing 16 juillet 2014
Par Michigan Reviewer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Very nice, large coffee table illustrated book showcasing, as the title says, what the author considers to be the 100 greatest aircraft, not necessarily airplanes, ever built. Beautiful color photos. Nice, concise overviews of the planes featured, too. From balloons, the Wright brothers and all the way up to the present day. For a guy like me, who loves planes but doesn't have the financial wherewithal to be participate in aviation, this book is stupendous. I am sure for those who are fortunate enough to take to the skies this book would also be illuminating. Well worth your time. Great book.
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