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Favorite Books from the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The Engines of Pratt &
Whitney: A Technical History
The Engines of Pratt & Whitney: A Technical History describes
the evolution from piston engines to gas turbines by the
engineers who created those engines. Included are hundreds
of archival photographs, as well as over a dozen tables listing
specifications and applications.
2010, 548 pages, Hardback, ISBN: 978-1-60086-711-8 $49.95
Black Hawk: The Story of a
World Class Helicopter
Ray D. Leoni
“The author, whose name is on the Black Hawk patent,
brilliantly reveals the issues, struggles and ultimate
success in producing arguably the world’s
—Bill Paul, Sikorsky Aircraft President, Retired
2007, 325 pages, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-56347-918-2 $39.95
Road to Mach 10: Lessons
Learned from the X-43A Flight
This is the first full-length history of the X- 43 project, written
by the project historian at Dryden Flight Research Center.
The project achieved the first in-flight testing of a scramjet
engine, at speeds of nearly Mach 7 and Mach 10.
2008, 250 pages, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-56347-932-8 $39.95
SKYCRANE: Igor Sikorsky’s
John A. McKenna
The Skycrane was the last creation of aircraft
design pioneer Igor Sikorsky. The full Skycrane story,
however, has never been told. Until now.
2010, 128 pages, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-60086-756-9
The Story of Pratt & Whitney
Mark Sullivan, Sullivan & LaShane Public
“The impact of Pratt & Whitney has touched the lives of all
who are engaged in the world of aviation and flying. This book
vividly captures the colorful history of the men, women, and machines that led us on this path
of technological advancement for nearly 90 years.”
—Steven F. Udvar-Hazy
2008, 164 pages, Hardback, ISBN: 978-1-56347-957-1 $29.95
From Archangel to Senior
Crown: Design and
Development of the Blackbird
Peter W. Merlin, NASA Dryden Flight Research
Center History Office
This is the first book to address the technical aspects of these
incredible aircraft. The author describes the design evolution
of the Blackbird, from the Archangel to the Senior Crown
(the Air Force’s SR- 71). He describes in detail the construction and materials challenges
faced by Lockheed, as well as the Blackbird’s performance characteristics and capabilities.
2008, 204 pages, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-56347-933-5 $39.95
From RAINBOW to GUSTO:
Stealth and the Design of the
Based on interviews, memoirs, and oral histories of the
scientists and engineers involved, recently declassified CIA
documents, and photographs, reports, and technical drawings
from Lockheed and Convair, this is a technical history of the
evolution of the Lockheed A- 12 Blackbird.
2009, 284 pages, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-60086-712-5 $39.95
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