AERO VINTAGE BOOKS
Offering vintage aircraft information and a selection of fine aviation historical books
Welcome to the home page of Aero Vintage Books. We offer a selection of high quality, well-researched books about different aspects of aviation history. Please take a few moments to review our Book Catalog for the books we offer. Also, check out the many pages of information contained on the site, covering everything from B-17s and B-25s to more exotic subjects such as Tallmantz Aviation and the FAA aircraft fleet. And, we are now beginning this new feature, posting unusual or unseen views of B-17s and B-25s through the years. So, if you have vintage shots of civil B-17s or B-25s, the rarer and older the better, and you want to share them, send them on in.
Two derelict B-25s have apparently been combined to create this static display B-25 in Mexico City. See the November 2014 B-25 News for more on this aircraft.
Both the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-25 Mitchell remain very popular aircraft today, and both have enjoyed long and distinguished years with military and civilian service. A good number of both types remain airworthy and many more remain available for viewing in museums. We offer some specific pages on these airplanes that include current news, where to find them, and aircraft listings. Check out the B-17 and B-25 information from the menu bar at the left.
Check out our special and, dare we say, unique pages dedicated to Paul Mantz, Frank Tallman, and Tallmantz Aviation. These pages address a long neglected subject, as Tallmantz and its founders were instrumental in warbirds and Hollywood and movies and old airplanes in general.
I've always thought a good book on these guys was in order, but I think it would be a difficult project to sell. Instead, the web offers a perfect venue, and I hope it to be a long evolving section of the site and eventually contain the most authoritative information on these gentlemen and their companies available.
Also on the site as a special feature is the FAA Aircraft History Project which provides information about those aircraft operated by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and earlier agencies through the years from 1926 onwards. It's some detailed information on a specific topic that you won't find anywhere else.
Note that our stock of the book B-17 In Blue has sold out and is now out of print. Those demanding copies of it will now have to pursue other avenues....like ebay or the vibrant used book market.
If you would like to order some of our books, press on to Ordering Information. If you would like to make any comments about our books or anything in general, please let us know. Or, may we offer you some other great aviation sites.
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