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    Helpful/interesting aviation books

    From my own library...

    Helicopters:

    Helicopter Maneuvers Manual - How to fly without all the theory - very highly recommended for new rotary-wing pilots
    Helicopter Flying Handbook - More on the theory side (complements the Maneuvers Manual above)
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Heli.../9781560279570


    Chickenhawk - Autobiography of Robert Mason (flying a huey in the Vietnam war)
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Chic.../9780143035718



    Fixed Wing:
    P51 Mustang Pilots Flight Operating Instructions United States Army Air Force - Declassified training manual 1945
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/P-51.../9781935327813

    Roger Ball - Carrier aviation (reading this at the moment - similar style to chickenhawk) Bring on DCS:F18
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Roge.../9781605280059


    P51 Mustang vs Fw 190 - Have not read this one yet but should be applicable to DCS in the near future
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/P-51-Mustang-vs-Fw-190-Martin-Bowman/9781846031892


    Fighter Combat - Should be useful with DCS F18/F15 and Su27 (when they fix the damn missiles)
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Fighter-Combat-Robert-L-Shaw/9780870210594

    Viper Pilot - Hunting SAM's in Iraq with F16s


    JTAC:
    Fire Strike 7/9 - JTACing in Afghanistan
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Fire.../9780091938086
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    I actually have Helicopter Maneuvers Manual... a very good book, that needs to be taken as experienced advice... listen to your instructor pilot as they tick you off not the book!


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    Not sure if this has been posted before.

    But good selection of books to read.

    http://www.faa.gov/regulations_polic...books_manuals/

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    Hey penpen, thanks for these recommendations.

    I've just started reading Viper Pilot and did a search to see how many others have read it too.

    In doing so I saw your recommendation for Fire Strike 7/9 which is a subject I've been dying to find a book on, so even though this post is a few years old, thanks!

    Back to Viper Pilot though, if reading that doesn't make you want to fire up BMS nothing will.

    Apart from the author being very stereotypical it's great the way he describes flicking switches and radio comms, really makes you want to be there!

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    I struggled my way through Viper Pilot. I found the author a little hard to stomach for long periods. Everyone expects a bit of arrogance, but that guy is off the wall. Try "Vipers in the Storm" for a good F-16 read. Lots of detailed info without the cheezy bravado.

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    He is without a doubt the most arrogant bastard I've ever encountered. I've met plenty of his type but none that go as far as he does. Still, I love his attention to detail.

    I'm just about done and keen for more so cheers for the recommendation.

    I still can't 'get' BMS though...

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