What Are The Bestselling Aviation Books To Read?

We’ve compiled a list of the best aviation books

Here are our top airplane recommendations that are both excellent reads as well as informative. From pilot handbooks filled with the fundamentals to aviation history memoirs and pilot biographies.

Popular Aviation Books

The bestselling airplane books that narrate the stories of the imagination of humans with the fascination with flight with giant leaps of advancement in aviation development.

From Wright Brothers, the first pioneers of aviation, to the modern technological advancement of fighter jets, flying has an indispensable role in the history of mankind.

Airplane Children's Books

First, we recommend a few children books for budding pilots, first time little flyers to children learning new words,  these toddler books our wrapped in an engaging airplane story.

First Time Flyers

A for Airplane

Author: Rob Bevan

Children Transportation Books 

This children's airplane picture book is about Scotty, who loves playing with his toy airplane but was scared to fly in a real airplane. Until one day, Scotty flew with Grandpa in his bright yellow biplane. The flying adventure turned into an action-packed flight. Scotty spotted lots of wildlife and things beginning with the letter A.

A for Airplane book is not just an entertaining toddler’s bedtime story. This book is a practical choice to visit the airport to their first flight and being entertained inflight. Add this airplane book to your kid’s air travel accessories, great for long flights.

Fasten your seat belt, ready for takeoff, Whoosh!

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Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters

Author Captain Chesley Sullenberger III & Jeffrey Zaslow

Commercial Airline Books

In 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.

His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide.

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Fly The Wing: Includes Additional Resources For Download

Author Jim Webb & Billy Walker

Commercial Airline Books

"Fly the Wing" provides pilots with valuable tools and proven techniques for all flight operations to assist in their training.

With pilots insights and advice, keeps the conversational style of this book easy to read and gaining an understanding of what is involved in being a commercial pilot.

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Aircraft: The Definitive Visual History

Author DK Publishing

Aviation Pictorials

From the first prototypes of flying machines to today's supersonic jets, the history and roles of aircraft are explored in this beautifully illustrated guide.

Military and commercial aircraft are divided equally, and iconic aircraft of each era, such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Concorde, are showcased in beautifully photographed spreads with "virtual tours" that reveal the anatomy of these legendary planes.

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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

Author Max Hastings

Military Aviation History Books

From best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings sets the Dams Raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War

With moving portraits of the young airmen, so many of whom died; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Guy Gibson, together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.

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