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Like no other book ever printed in the history of commercial aviation, this unique and beautifully presented all colour volume features some 200 eyeball-popping air-to-air images of classic propliners and classic jetliners taken aloft by the great air-to-air photo masters of the late 20th century, including Stephen Piercey, Paul Duffy, Bob Shane, Ron Kosys, Chris Mak, Henry Tenby, Chuck Stewart Jr. and many others.
This book is loaded with air-to-air beauties of the following aircraft: Boeing 707, Boeing 727, Boeing 720, Boeing 737, Boeing 747 Classic, 747SP, DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, DC-7, DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, Britt-Norman Islander, De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, DHC-3 Otter, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Beech 18, Beech 99, Fokker F-27, F-28, F-50, Grumman Goose, Lockheed Hercules, PBY-5A Catalina, Convair CV-580, CV-640, Curtiss C-46, Hawker Siddeley HS-748, Lockheed Electra, Lockheed Constellation, Vickers Viscount, Vickers Vanguard, Martin 404, De Havilland Comet, Sud Aviation Se-210 Caravelle, Junkers Ju-52, Bristol Freighter, ATL98 Carvair, Dassault Mercure, Bristol Britannia, Armstrong Whitworth Argosy, De Havilland Trident, NAMC YS-11, Canadair CL-44, KC-97, Antonov An-2, An-26, An-124, Ilyushin IL-18, IL-14, Shorts Belfast, B-17G, C-117, and Shorts Sunderland Flying Boats with images taken in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Customer and Reviewer Comments:
Besides the mainline equipment from the Sixties through the Nineties, (this book features) classics including the Curtiss C-46 Commando, Douglas DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, DC-7, Lockheed Constellation and Electra plus the L-100 Hercules, Martin 404, Convair-Liner (in various forms), Bristol Britannia, Vickers Viscount and Vanguard, and a variety of ‘bush’ types. Captions are extensive and informative, often including details of the photography session such as location and crew names, chase plane, as well as revealing how the shot was captured. For a very modest price, here is a treasure trove of excellent and unusual colour photography of airliners from around the world.
John Wegg, Editor, Airways, A Global Review of Commercial Flight, Sandpoint, ID, USA
Henry Tenby has put together a book far greater than the limitations of its compact landscape format would imply. It provides 171 air-to-air studies of post-war classic propliners and jet airliners with fascinating captions relating why, how, and where the image was taken. Read assiduously, the content is worthy of close scrutiny wherein lie many lessons for erstwhile aspirants to the magic arts of real photography.
David Baker, Editor, Aviation News Magazine, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK
Picked up a nice little book today at the Aviation MegaStore near Amsterdam IAP, “Air-to-Air” by Henry Tenby. The book opens with a dedication to Stephen Piercey, a good start, and a clue for the content: a massive amount of propliners and OldJets. Besides loads of photographs, the captions are very informative and bring back memories to airlines and thier hardware plus we get to know some ace air-to-air photographers as well. With a modest price, you cannot go wrong with this one in my opinion.
Just to make sure, as a disclaimer, I have no interest in the book nor the author.
Ruud Leeuw, www.RuudLeeuw.com website
The book is a lovely little production: good photos, great captions: informative yet no-nonsense, well-designed binding and cover and an accessible price point. Very well-done!
Brenda Roberts, Librarian, Ottawa Public Library