Berliner Don, Distant Flights, Lerner, 1990, Minneapolis, ISBN 0-8225-1589-X Book for young readers describing some of the most famous flights: Blériot, Alcock, Post , Brooke, etc.

Eckalbar John C., Flying High Performance Singles and Twins , 1994, SkyRoad Projects, Chico, California, ISBN 0-9616544-2-2.
How to get the best of high performance aircraft (single and twin), many photos and graphs.

Glines Carroll V. Round the World Flights (2d edition), 1982, Van Nostrand ReinHold, New York, ISBN 0-8306-3393-6
Description of the most famous flights around the World, but covers mainly American flights. A chapter is devoted to Conrad. Short bibliography, no maps.

Lomax Judy , Women of the Air ;1986, Ballantine Books, London. ISBN 0 8041 0311 9.
The most famous woman pilots. Photos, bibliography.

National Aeronautic Association , World and United States Aviation & Space records , The only book describing the aviation records. Published yearly..

Sacchi Louise, Ocean Flying, 1979, McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-054405-0.
Louise Sacchi did more than 333 ferry flights across the world. How to fly across the seas. Written a long time before the 'GPS', therefore a bit old.

Stringfellow, Curtis K. and Bowers Peter M., Lockheed Constellations, 1992, Osceola WI, MBI Publishing Co, ISBN 0-87938-379-8 Contains a short chapter on the early Vegas.


Brown Bruce, Gatty: Prince of Navigators, Tasmania,1998, Libra Books,
Biographiy of Post's navigator, with some inside view on Post.

Bruce Mary , The Bluebird's Flight ,1931, Chapman & Hall, London.
The world flight of Mrs. Bruce and her biplane, a Blackburn Bluebird. Photos and maps.

Bruce Mary , Nine Lives Plus , 1977, Pelham Books, London. ISBN 0 7207 0974 1.
Autobiography of Mrs. Bruce describing her adventures and records on land; sea and in the air.

Buegeleisen Sally, Into the wind, The Story of Max Conrad , 1973, Random House, New York, ISBN 0-394-46306-4. The only book dedicated to Max Conrad. Chronology is lacking precision. Photos, no maps.

Burke Bob, From Oklahoma to Eternity: The Life of Wiley Post and the Winnie Mae,1998, Oklahoma Heritage, Oklahoma City. ISBN 1-885596-07-3. Post's life from Texas to l'Alaska. Many photos, one map, bibliography.

Gatty, Harold, The Raft Book, The survival book written by Gatty during WWII. Collector's item now.

Holden H. & Griffith L. , Ladybirds II , 1993, Black Hawk, USA, ISBN 1 879630 1205.
Second of two books on American woman pilots. Short chapter on Jerrie Mock and Joan Smih.

Johanson Jon , Aiming High, 1997, Wakefield Press, Australia, ISBN 1 86254 424 7.
The first of Jon Johanson' s flights around the world . Photos and maps.

Kennard Gaby , Solo Woman, Gaby Kennard's World Flight , 1990, Batam Books, Sydeny. ISBN 1 86359 008 0
Gaby Kennard's solo flight in a Saratoga. The only Australian woman pilot to have flown around the world. Maps and photos.

Baron von Koenig-Warthausen F.K. , Wings over the World , 1930, G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York.
Young Baron's flight in his Klemm.Photos and maps. Out of print.

Baron von Koenig-Warthausen F.K. , Mit 20PS und Leuchtpistole, 1932, Berlin.
Describes the flight between Berlin and Bushire. Photos and map. Out of print.

Mock Geraldine, Three Eight Charlie ,1970, J.B. Lippincott Company, New York, 75-118975
Her flight by herself. Photos and maps.

Norvill Peter , Solo around the World, 1988. ISBN 0 7316 4791 2.
Peter Norvill's solo flight with a Cessna XP.

Schmitt Dieter , Nordpolflug , 1982, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart, iSBN 3 87943 882 X.
D. Schmitt's autobiography and his first flight around the wold and to the North Pole. Maps and photos.

Sterling B. Bryan et Sterling N. Frances, Will Rogers & Wiley Post : Death at Barrow, New York, 1993, M. Evans & Co Publishing, ISBN 0-87131-725-7 The accident that killed Post andt Rogers told by historians of Rogers. Good biography on Post. No maps.

Tait Clifford, Flight of the Kiwi, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1970.
His solo flight on an Airtourer 115. Photos.

Tait Clifford Water under my Wings,Hamilton Publishers, Hamilton, NZ. ISBN 0 473 00041 5.
Tait's many ferry flights after his 'round the world flight. Plenty of advice on how to fly above water.. Photos.

Taylor, Richard L., The First Solo Flight Around the World, The story of Wiley Post and his airplane, the Winnie Mae. Franklin Watts, New York, 1993, New York. ISBN 0 531 20160 0 Book for young readers on Post's flight. Photos and maps.

Scott Sheila , I Must Fly. Adventures of a Woman Pilot., 1968 , Hodder and Stoughton, .London,
.The beginning of Sheila Scott's flights. .Photos and maps

Scott, Sheila. Barefoot in the Sky. 1973,Macmillan, New York. ISBN 0 02 608660 3.
More adventures of Sheila Scott, her three flights around the world and her records. Photos and maps.

Smith Dick , The Earth Beneath Me, Angus & Robertson, Australia. 1983
Dick Smith's solo flight in helicopter. Photos and maps.


Lowell Thomas, Sir Hubert Wilkins, His world of adventure,1961, Readres Book Club, London.
The life of the famous Australian explorer with a chapter on the flight of theGraf Zeppelin in 1929.

Mackersey Ian, Smithy. The life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Littlr, Brown & Co, London, ISBN 0 316 64308 4.
Charles Kingsford-Smith's biography. Photos and maps.

Margi Moss , Freedom of the Skies ,1997, Airlife, London, ISBN 1 85310 906 1.
Gérard and Margi Moss' flight around the world. Photos and maps.

Pellegrino Ann Holtgren , World Flight. The Amelia Trail, 1971, The Iowa State University Press, ISBN 0 8138 1760 9.
Ann Pellegrino flew the route of Amelia Earhart with the same type of aircraft. Maps and photos.

Post Wiley et Gatty, Harold, Around the World in Eight Days, ( The Flight of the Winnie Mae), Orion Books, 1931, 1989, New York. ISBN 0 517 57352 0. This book written by Post and Gatty after their flight in 1931 only covers that flight. Good autobiography of both men.

Rutan, Dick & Yeager, Jeana. Voyager , Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. ISBN 0 394 55266 0
The most famous of all flight around the wold, nine days non stop, without refuelling.A record that will be difficult to beat.

Smith Dick , Our Fantastic Planet,1991, Australian Geographic .
First flight around the world with landings at both Poles with a Twin Otter.

Smith , Dick & Pip Above the World , Australian Geographic in 1991.
Flight around the world in a Sikorsky helicopter. Beautiful photos.

Tessendorf K.C. , Wings over the world. The American Flight of 1924. ,1991, Collier Mac Millan, New York. ISBN 0 689 31550 3.
New version of Lowell Thomas' book (1924), The First World Flight, which is out of print..

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