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Barry Schiff will personally autograph books you purchase from this site. This is a unique opportunity to invest in some of the best known, most useful and highly respected books on flying, personally autographed by the author, renowned pilot and aviation writer, Barry Schiff. Take advantage of this unique opportunity now!

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Cover of Dream Aircraft by Barry Schiff

Dream Aircraft: The Most Fascinating Airplanes I've Ever Flown
by Barry Schiff

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Join Barry on an amazing journey across time and space as he describes flying some of aviation’s most rare and popular aircraft. Dream Aircraft is about aircraft that pilots only dream of flying. Barry describes the unique aspects and performance characteristics of each aircraft, how it feels to be behind the control wheel or stick. The book drips with detail and gorgeous images that will immerse you in an experience like no other. From the nostalgia of the Spirit of St. Louis, to the P-51 Mustang, to the exciting Lockheed U-2, to the exotic Space Shuttle, to the Goodyear Blimp, to the DC-3, 33 wonderful aircraft in all. Barry’s gift for storytelling and universal appeal are apparent more than ever in this beautifully woven tale of discovery. Dream Aircraft is an extraordinary work that aviation enthusiasts will treasure for years to come.

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$19.95

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Barry Schiff's New Book

Test Pilot: Everything You Thought You Knew About Aviation
by Barry Schiff

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Barry's monthly quiz in AOPA Pilot magazine, "Test Pilot," has been very popular with Pilot readers for years, and many readers have requested that these entertaining, educational, and challenging questions and answers be published in book form. This book, which contains 1,001 of the best questions and answers from "Test Pilot," is now available.

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The Proficient Pilot, Volume 1
by Barry Schiff

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Outstanding for its clarity and readability, this book covers such diverse topics as slip tips, takeoff techniques, crosswind landings, scud running, flying the ILS, emergency tactics, and multi-engine flying. Schiff provides a wealth of valuable information based on his years of experience. Foreword by Ernest Gann. Soft cover, 330 pages, illustrated, indexed

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The Proficient Pilot, Volume 2

The Proficient Pilot, Volume 2
by Barry Schiff

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Material as rich and varied as that in Schiff's prize-winning first volume. Includes: how to execute and survive a crash landing, how to hot-start an engine without fail, how to use ground effect to advantage, how to combat and cope with an engine fire, and much more. Schiff disposes of popular misconceptions and shares tricks of the trade for handling a variety of system failures and emergencies. Soft cover, illustrated, 328 pages.

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Flying Wisdom, The Proficient Pilot, Volume 3
by Barry Schiff

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The latest in Schiff's series goes even beyond the wealth of flying know-how readers gained from The Proficient Pilot, Volumes 1 and 2. Schiff's lessons are based solidly on principles and mechanics, filtered through his 25,000 hours of wide-ranging, hands-on flying experience. Diverse topics such as "Deep Stalls," the "Black-Hole Approach," the myth of "The Downwind Turn," expectations vs. reality, CRM, and a short course that effectively describes the principles involved in flying jet airplanes. Also flying tips for "fun and profit" and some personal, memorable moments from Schiff's own world of flying. Foreword by Bob Hoover. Soft cover, 360 pages, illustrated, indexed.

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Flying, A Golden Science Guide
by Barry Schiff

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This pocket-size, paperback book was originally published in 1971 but is as invaluable today as it was then. It is the perfect primer to introduce the concepts of flying to anyone who might be curious about the world of flight. It explains the basics in easy-to-understand terms and illustrates the basics with 160 pages of full color: basic flight maneuvers, aircraft engines and flight instruments, navigation (elementary and radio), weather, types of aircraft, traffic control, and flight rules. This is a real gem.

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$6.95

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