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Tony Carmody
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A great Read

Postby Tony Carmody » Mon Jul 6 2015, 05:25

The title of this book sounds like it applies to many of the Bladeslapper members:

"Ask Forgiveness Not Permission"

A really interesting true Helicopter pilot story which also shows what a person can achieve with good training.

9/10 score from me.

Tc :)
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Re: A great Read

Postby mapala » Mon Jul 6 2015, 10:33

Thanks for the suggestion Tony,

I'd also be happy to hear about any other suggestions of good books related to helicopters, not much of a reader usually but I seem to find ways to like it when its related to helicopters

"Fatal traps for helicopter pilots" by Greg White is the only suggestion I can offer (the only one I've read so far..) 8)
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Re: A great Read

Postby Skid Marks » Tue Jul 7 2015, 19:45

At the risk of stating the obvious, Chickenhawk by Robert Mason is a must-read for any helicopter pilot!
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Re: A great Read

Postby Richard Peters » Tue Jul 7 2015, 20:57

Low Level Hell is a great read too.
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Re: A great Read

Postby UAT » Wed Jul 8 2015, 02:32

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Re: A great Read

Postby iPilot » Wed Jul 8 2015, 03:50

Apache & Hellfire, both by Ed Macy, similar to Chickenhawk but based in and around the UK and Afghanistan.
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Re: A great Read

Postby Zebt » Wed Jul 8 2015, 21:44

Dressed to Kill. Charlotte Madison.
Apache pilot with tours in Afgh and Iraq. Good read and an interesting angle.
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Re: A great Read

Postby Helicoil » Thu Jul 9 2015, 12:02

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish by Dr Seuss. An illustrated book on everything you need to know about how Casa functions.
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Re: A great Read

Postby Hello Pilots » Fri Jul 10 2015, 07:38

The Qur'an is pretty trendy these days.

1.6 billion score it 10/10
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Re: A great Read

Postby Tony Carmody » Mon Jul 20 2015, 02:50

And some more from my bookshelf for the collector's of theory and history :

1970 revised edition: Helicopters and Autogyros of the world. Paul Lambermont and Anthony Pirie with a Fwd by Igor. Worth its weight in gold for the photos of the early machines.

1975: Dynamics of Helicopter Flight. George H Saunders.

1964 Reprint of 1957 which was a revision of 1954: The helicopter and how it Flies. John Faye

1987 update of 1957, 1964, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1984. The Helicopter, History, Piloting and How it Flies. John Faye

1979: U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. John M. Andrade

1962 Seventh edition: Mechanics of Flight. A.C. Kermode

1978: Helicopters of the world. Michael J.H. Taylor

1972: The World's Helicopters. Joan Bradbrooke

1975 Reprint of 1968. Helicopters and other Rotorcraft since 1907. Kenneth Munson

1981: Military Helicopters. Bill Gunston

1971: The Illustrated History of Helicopters - The Vietnam War. John Guilmartin Jr.

1979: How to Fly Helicopters. Larry Collier

1955: Principles of Helicopter Engineering. Jacob Shapiro.

1939: Aeronautics (a number of Volumes - as used for RAF training). George Newnes Limited London

1978. Jane's Pocket Book 20 Helicopters. Michael J.H. Taylor

1979. The Observer's Book of Civil Aircraft of Australia and New Zealand. Timothy and Elizabeth Hall

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