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This list contains most of our aviation titles...subject to changes which we reserve the right to make without notice...if in doubt about something, please, don't hesitate to contact us.

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 2 Group RAF: a Complete History ... 31avi117.....$55.00


 249 At War -  A History Of RAF's Top Sqn .....31-119........ $60.00


ACES, WARRIORS & WINGMEN by Wayne Ralph

Wiley & Sons, hardcover, 272 pages

Fascinating first-hand accounts of Canadian fighter pilots in the Second World War. Taken from interviews, logbooks, letters home etc....from all theatres where Canadians were to be found. A tribute to a legacy of courage, sacrifice and gallantry.

38-36.....Sold Out


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"AIR ACES" by Dan McCAFFERY

The lives and times of twelve canadian fighter pilots....From Bishop and Brown in the first World War, through George Beurling in the second World War,  and Omer Levesque in Korea, these swashbuckling personalities come alive.

31-406.....paperback.....$12.00 (CDN)

 


Air Gunner ...31-039..... Sold out


Air War Italy ... 31-087.....$57.00


  Aircom...Canada's Air Force.......31-452 .....$29.95


Aircraft Down ...(paperback).....31avi151.....$24.95


Aircraft Versus Aircraft 
Norman Franks |Chancellor Press 

The illustrated story of fighter pilot combat from 1914 to the present day. Using superb paintings and pinpoint line artwork, Norman Franks illustrates the often complex maneuvers of air combat on which the survival of each pilot depended. It also includes strategy and tactics in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Falklands and the Gulf. 

Hardcover |200 pp | ISBN:0753705435 
9x11 |Color| 31-739

original price.....$49.95.....our price.....$19.95


"Airplanes -Sticker Stories" (Children's)
Ready, set, take off! Airplanes features all kinds of amazing aircraft: Wright-like flyers, the supersonic Concorde, military planes, space shuttles, helicopters, hot-air balloons, and more!
35-021.....$3.95


Airplanes Fold-out ....35-014.....$21.95


 AIR AND SPACE

Author: Chaikin, Andrew
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
ISBN: 0821226703 иии Softcover иии 317 pages.

Overview: Drawing on the peerless collection of the National Air and Space Museum, the most popular museum in the world, this magnificent book brings readers the definitive story of humanity's conquest of the skies. From the first hot-air balloon to the Wright Brothers, the Apollo moon landing, and beyond, this work captures the daring innovators, brilliant discoveries, and breathtaking excitement of aviation like no other book.
31-746.....$15.95

AIRLIFE'S WORLD AIRCRAFT

a beautiful, fully illustrated encyclopedia

31avi747....$49.


Airwar Normandy ... 31-126..... $45.00


ALL the FINE YOUNG EAGLES .....31-247.....$22.95


ALTIMETER RISING....by Allan MacNutt......31-314.....$18.95 (CDN)


Alone On the Wide Wide Sea ... 31-105.....$43.00


AMELIA EARHART - the Mystery Solved (paperback).....31-298.....$5.98


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"AMERICAN AIRCRAFT of WORLD WAR 2" by David Mondey

An illustrated guide.....133 major aircraft....84 diagrams, 174 colour drawings, 117 photographs

Chancellor Press, 2000, softcover, 256 pages

31avi292.....$19.95 (CDN)


American Eagles... 31-153......$93.95


 American Pilots In the RAF ... 31-129.....$32.00


AMERICA'S ACES in a DAY .....31-062.....$25.00


American Military Aircraft
Jim Winchester |Grange

A century of American aviating innovation.

Hardcover |448 pp | ISBN:1840137533
9x11 |Color
 

And I Shall Fly ...31-102.....$15.00


"ANGELS OF DEATH" by Edwin P.Hoyt, 1994, Forge books, 304 pages, paperback

The story of Goering and his Luftwaffe

31-728.....original price $21.95..... our price.....$7.95


Armed Rovers, The ...31-140.....$43.00


ARCHITECTS OF AIR POWER
 Time-Life 

This informative book shows how World War I set the stage for the future of aircraft development. Through vivid paintings by combat artists, photographs and authoritative text you will learn how Europe's air force grew, fought and unleashed destruction in the 20th century. 

ISBN-13: 9781844470341 | Hardcover | 176 pp
ISBN-10: 1844470342 | 9x11 | Color.....$14.95

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THE ARROW ....Avro CF 105 Mk 1 Pilot's operating instructions.....34-261.....$19.95 (CDN)

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THE ARROW (revised edition)

by the Arrowheads

This classic work from Boston Mills Press just keeps being re-issued due to popular demand. The complete story, loads of technical drawings and data.

Softcover...31-334.....$29.95 (CDN)

 


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ARROWS...Canada built them, you can too!

by Mark Robbins and Brian Smith

Six easy to build paper models of the famous Arrow....and they really fly!

Paperback...$6.95 35-015.....(CDN)


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"ARROW COUNTDOWN" by Peter Zuuring

The first in a series of books that will detail the rebuilding of Canada's most famous Aircraft - The Avro Arrow....vignettes, trivia, rare photos...from the Arrow Alliance

Arrow Alliance press, 2001,hardcover, 142 pages

31-591.....$39.95 (CDN)


 

A VERY SPECIAL ITEM!

THE AVRO ARROW 45 YEAR MEMORIAL PHOTO ALBUM SET

A perfect  gift for the "Arrowhead" on your list!


ARNHEM LIFT .....31-106.....$34.95


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"ARNHEM- a tragedy of errors" by Peter  Harclerode

A new view of the facts on OPERATION MARKET GARDEN, one of the most spectacular and controversial battles of WW2.

Caxton Editions, 2000, Hardcover, 192 pages

31avi281.....$19.95 (CDN)


Arnhem Lift ...31-106.....$34.95


ATLAS of World War II .....31-506.....$29.95


At the Controls
Eric F Long , Mark A Avino Tom Alison |Boston Mills Press

At the Controls
Eric F Long , Mark A Avino Tom Alison |Boston Mills Press

Perhaps the finest collection of cockpit photographs in existence, the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. holds the world's premiere collection of historic air and space craft. Now through the photographs in 'At the Controls', flight enthusiasts can experience a true pilot's-eye view of many of history's important airplanes, jets, helicopters and spacecraft.

Hardcover |144 pp | ISBN:1550463659
9x12 |Color
 

Austin Airways ...31-455.....$34.95


 AVIATION: the HULTON GETTY PICTURE COLLECTION.....31-809.....$44.95


Aviation Museums of Britain .......31-035....$16.95


AVIATION ART of MICHAEL TURNER, THE .....31-763.....$39.95


AVIATION PAINTINGS of JOHN YOUNG, The.....31-147.....$74.00


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"AVRO AIRCRAFT and cold war aviation" 

By Randall Whitcomb

This new book covers the entire history of AVRO AIRCRAFT in Canada, including much new ground.......eg: how NASA benefited from it's demise...and other political ramifications. A very complete technical description of the aircraft and its abilities as well.

Hardcover, Vanwall Publishing Ltd., 272 pages

31-487.....$49.95 (CDN)


AVRO CF-100, The - by Larry Millberry

An out-of print Canadian classic...we have one copy.....31-834.....$64.95


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"AVRO LANCASTER -the definitive record"

by Larry Holmes

This is indeed the definitive record.....a breakthrough for historians and enthusiasts requiring accurate information about individual aircraft and the squadrons that flew them. Losses, ops, units, individual histories, survivors...it's all here. Lavishly illustrated.

Airlife Publishing Ltd. .....Hardcover, 253 pages.......

31-256......$79.95 (CDN)


Avro Manchester ... 31-132.....$72.00


B17s Over Berlin .....31-128 ... $27.95


B-25 Mitchell.....31-133.....$38.00


BADER WING, THE - an Airlife Classic .....31-428.....$17.95


 Baedeker Blitz: Hitler  ...31-146.....$43.00


BANSHEES In the ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY...31-302.....$24.95


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"BATTLEFIELDS IN THE AIR" by Dan McCAFFERY

This book explores the role of Allied Bomber Command in WW2, especially the contribution of Canadians....from early losses to the later huge raids under "Bomber" Harris.

31-405.....hardcover.....$19.95 (CDN)


 

"THE BATTLE of BRITAIN" - Dowding & the first Victory, by John Ray

Cassell Military, pb, 222 pages

Original price.....$14.95.....our price $7.95 (31-751)


 Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight ...31-410.....$46.95


 Battle Of The Air Fields  ...31-091.....$43.00


Battle Under The Moon  ...31-047.....$35.00


BEFORE THE BATTLE by W. Peter Fydenchuk

Life on an R.C.A.F. station during World War 2.

The Station in question here is Number 9 Service Flying Training School in Centralia, Ontario. Recollections and photos from ex-personnel bring a bittersweet era back to life. A must for anyone interested in the BCATP in Canada.

Softcover, 174 pages.....31-848.....$24.95

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Best Little Stories of W.W.II ...31-402.....$23.95


"BEYOND VALOR" by Patrick K. Donnell, 2001, Simon & Schuster, 366 pages, paperback

World War II's rangers and Airborne veterans reveal the heart of combat.

31avi729.....original price.....$21.50.....our price.....$9.95


Big Week... 31-161.....$21.50


BLACK ACES HIGH .....31-816.....$7.29


Bloody Shambles Vol 1... 31-040.....$70.00


Bloody Shambles Vol 2 ... 31-041.....$74.95


Blue Arena, The ... 31-078.....$40.00


BLUE COLLAR PILOTS .....31-030.....$9.00


"BOGEYS AND BANDITS: THE MAKING OF A FIGHTER PILOT" by Robert Gandt, 1997, Penguin, 322 pages, paperback

An insider's look at naval aviation

31-730.....original price.....$22.00.....our price.....$9.95


Bomber Offensive ... 31-212.....$32.00


BOMBER PILOT - A Canadian Youth's War .....31-485.....$13.95


Bremen, The... 31-456.....$22.95


British Aircraft At War 1939-45 ... 31-218.....$34.95


British Airfield Building Of W.W.II... 31-033.....$15.95


Brothers In Arms  ... 31-216.....$40.00


  CANADA'S AIR FORCE ... 31avi459.....$34.95


BUNKERS, BUNKERS EVERYWHERE.....31-297.....$16.00

 


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"CANADA'S AIR FORCE AT WAR AND PEACE"

 (volumes 1, 2 and 3)

 by Larry Milberry

The grandest, most comprehensive RCAF history ever published! Three giant volumes, each 300 pages (9" X 12"), 650,000 words, 2000 photos in the set. Volumes 1 & 2 chronicle the story from  world war 1, through the inter war years to the end of world war 2. Volume three covers the post war years. A must have for enthusiasts or anyone who ever served!

  • 31avi466.....Hardcover.....volume 3.....$77.95 (CDN)

  • 31avi465.....Hardcover.....volume 2.....$62.95 (CDN)

  • 31avi464.....Hardcover.....volume1.....$62.95 (CDN)


"Canada at War and Peace II:
A Millennium of Military Heritage"

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A total comprehensive  two-volume reference set.
With thousands of illustrations, maps, photos and a full index, this reference set provides a detailed chronological account of military developments in Canada and by Canadians, from the first Viking skirmishes in Newfoundland to the bombing campaigns against Yugoslavia.

CLICK HERE for more information

31-478.....$249.00 (CDN

 


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CANADAIR the first 50 years

by Ron Pickler and Larry Milberry

This book traces the story of the people and products that brought this Canadian company from a "Bucket shop" in the 1920's to a world leader in the design and manufacture of business jets and regional airliners.

Hardcover...31-450.....$39.95 (CDN)


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The Canadair SABRE

by Larry Milberry

Covers the 1815 Canadair built Sabres...service in the RCAF, RAF, USAF, the Luftwaffe, etc...600+ photos, production and accident lists and much more. "The Aviation literary event of the year.", says AIR FAN...."Another super book from Larry Milberry...rates a strong 10", from AAHS.

Hardcover...1361....$40.00 (CDN)


CANADAIR CF-5 FREEDOM FIGHTER .....31-727.....$28.95


CANADAIR NORTH STAR, The -by Larry Milberry .....31-453.....$34.95 


CANADA'S AIR FORCES 1914-99.....31-472.....$39.95


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CANADA'S AIR FORCE TODAY

by Larry Milberry

In addition to the thorough text, there are 300+ photos of everything from the now-retired Dakota and Chinook, to the Aurora and the Hornet. "A wealth of information...the illustrations are in a class by themselves, outstanding in every way..."

Hardcover...31-459.....$34.95


     CANADA'S SECRET COMMANDOS.....31-486.....$21.95


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"CANADA'S WARPLANES" by Dan McCAFFERY

The unique aircraft to be found in Canada's wonderful aviation museums, from WW1 to the cold war. Each warplane is profiled individually, accompanied by historic and contemporary visuals, eyewitness accounts and colour artwork.

31avi407.....paperback.....$17.95 (CDN)


Canadian Squadrons In Coastal Command ... 31-067.....$32.00


CENTURY OF TRIUMPH by Christopher Chant  -A History of Aviation

Beautiful coffee table book with illustrations by John Batchelor......31avi764.....$29.95


CHOSEN ONES, The.....31avi765.....$9.95


Classic Warbird Recognition... 31-066.....$16.00


Clean Sweep ... 31-099......$35.00


Cockpit.....31-333..... $45.00


COCKPITS OF THE COLD WAR .....31-737.....$49.95


COMBAT AIRCRAFT

 a COLLINS/JANE'S pocket guide

31avi748...$7.95


"COMBAT:Great American Warplanes"

 by Jim Wilson, Hearst Books, 192 pages, hardcover

...a  lavishly illustrated Popular Mechanics book.

31avi731...original $46.00....our price.....$19.95


Conquer The Sky ... 31-336.....$34.95


Consolidated B24 Vol1 Liberator .....31-173 .....$21.50


CONSOLIDATED PBY CATALINA  - the peacetime record by David Legg.....31-839.....$85.95


Coronation Wings ... 31-219.....$34.95


CORSAIRS AND FLATTOPS.....31-058.....$35.00


Corsair Aces Of W.W.II ...  31avi008.....$19.00


Cracking The Zero Mystery ... 31avi064.....$15.00


 Cranwell RNAS/RAF Photos D  ...31avi143.....$16.00


CRADLE CREW.....31-270.....$29.95


Crommelins Thunderbirds  ...31avi113.....$49.95


CRUMBS

 by John Ough

Crumbs! remembers this century's darkest decades with the wide-eyed wonder of the youth that author, John Ough, was. It spins a tale with charm and wit, and eases the horrors of war through humour and a sense of hope. From early schooling in London's North End, to mailboy at an aeronautical instruments firm, to enlistment as a pilot in the Royal Navy during World War II, John Ough ponders the "fickle finger of fate" as it guides him safely through the Blitz, across the North Atlantic to training in Canada, and back to England in time for war's end. A truly engaging book

38biog002.....$19.95 (CDN)


 Curtiss Hs Flying Boats ... 31avi193.....$45.00


Dambuster... 31avi205.....$25.00


THE DAMBUSTERS by Paul Brickhill (pb).....31-359.....$7.95


" THE DAMBUSTER'S RAID " by John Sweetman

Cassell Military, pb, 314 pages

An excellent account of the famous raid, with many details not previously told.

Original price.....$15.95....our price.....$7.95 (31-754)


Dark Side Of The Sky ... 31avi107.....$40.00


Dark Sky Deep Water May 97 ... 31avi120.....$44.95


DARK VALLEY.....31-767.....$9.95


Dauntless Diver Bomber Of WW2 ... 31avi044.....$38.00



  "DAY OF THE FLYING FOX" by Steve Pitt

The biography of our local Canadian Spitfire pilot - Charley Fox - only one of his many wartime exploits was the strafing of Rommel's car, and event which effectively ended the General's career.

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ONLY $20.

SPECIAL OFFER FROM THE SPITFIRE EMPORIUM:

Get this book free with the purchase of the limited edition print "Rommel Under Attack"


"DAYS OF VICTORY" -Canadians Remember, by Ted Barris.....31avi276.....$7.95


Dictionary Of Nicknames ... 31avi052.....$37.00


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  DeHAVILLAND in Canada

by Fred W. Hotson

Here is the last word about the people and products that made the name "DeHavilland Canada" famous around the world, and synonymous with quality. Veteran historian Fred W. Hotson takes the story from the earliest days in England to the dawn of the new Millennium in Canada. From Moths and Mosquitos through the amazing Beaver to the jet age...it's all here.

Hardcover...31avi462.....$44.95 (CDN)


DESERT EAGLES- an Airlife Classic.....31-426.....$17.95


The De Havilland Canada

DHC-1 Chipmunk

The poor man's Spitfire

by Hugh Shields, Rod Brown, Jose Goncalves, Rod Blievers

A massive authoritative work on Canada's beloved post war trainer. Lavishly illustrated with countless documents and stories. The authors are all Chipmunk owners and experts on the subject. 9X12", hardcover, 440 pages, SBGB Publishing.....$69.95

 


Dimsie ...  31avi084.....$35.00


Discover Aviation Trails Pocket Guide ... 31avi034.....$14.00


Non-humorous By Garth Wallace

DON'T CALL ME A LEGEND

by Garth Wallace

The extraordinary story of international pilot Charlie Vaughn

Don't Call Me a Legend is the inspiring biography of how Charlie Vaughn went from sky-gazing farm boy to a world renowned ferry pilot.

Charlie Vaughn has battled bad weather, mechanical failures, bureaucratic red tape, heat, cold and exhaustion to deliver airplanes where others failed. Fly with Charlie as he ferries a Cessna Skymaster to Botswana, a Twin Otter across the Pacific and a Hawker Siddeley through Russia.

Don't Call Me a Legend is a legacy of aviation stories that are unique. Charlie Vaughn's aviation career is a one-man history of modern blue collar flying. He has worked in flight training, float flying, agriculture aviation, charter flying, sightseeing, frost flying, air racing, cargo flying, aircraft ferrying, courier flying, test flying and corporate aviation.

"Charlie Vaughn is the only pilot I know who has been pulled over by a police cruiser for flying too low through downtown Montreal."

31avi274.....$29. (CDN)

 


Double Cross
Shirley Render |Douglas & McIntyre

This book tells the story of James A. Richardson's dream of promoting commercial aviation in Canada. It is also the tale of how Canada lost its chance to become a world leader in aviation as a result of government shortsightedness, departmental rivalries and bureaucratic bungling. Double Cross untangles the web of deceit and double-dealing that resulted in the demise of Canadian Airways.

Hardcover |334 pp | ISBN:1550547224
6x9 |Black and White| 31avi741

original price.....$35.00.....our price.....$9.95


 Dowding And Headquarters Fighter Command ... 31avi070.....$45.00


A Drop In The Ocean ... 31avi071.....$43.00


Dust Clouds In The Middle East... 31avi079.....$60.00

 

 

 

 

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