Helicopter Evolution A Collection of Vintage Rotorcraft Photographs
"A fascinating book that has given me an entirely new appreciation for the helicopter industry and its pioneers."
Elan Head, Editor-in-Chief, Vertical Magazine
American Airpower: Bombers 1935-1960 Vintage Aviation Photographs from WWII, Korea and the Cold War
"If you want to see the bombers that protected our Nation’s freedom from WWII into the 1960s, this book delivers. The book should be on the desk of every military aviation history buff in the country.”
Richard Porter - Publisher Atlantic Flyer Newspaper
"Women's Work In WWII Millions of working women break down the barriers of gender discrimination
"This is an amazing book that provides the stories of the women who were the unsung heroes in World War II and who established the beginning of recognition and equality for women in the workplace. Reading the stories left me with an enormous respect and admiration for the women who never questioned whether or not they could learn the skills and accomplish the work needed, but rather seemed to say how could I not? This is a book for students and working women alike – you cannot put it down- and with every page you increase your knowledge about the war and enhance your respect for the women who were there."
Jeanette Perlman - Adjunct Associate Professor, NYU, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
""This book gave me a much better understanding of what a pivotal role women actually had during such a trying time in our nation. I would recommend this book to everyone."
Anna Montgomery - Student, University of Alabama & Director of Social Media for the Mrs. United States Pageant
Cessna Sensations A Collection of Vintage Photographs
"Vintage Flyer Media LLC, the Connecticut-based small publisher, states its slogan as "telling the stories that slipped through the cracks of time" and John Cilio's two paperback photography collections accomplish exactly that. Over 150 perfect, black and white photographs capture the aircraft that brought eminence and a permanent fascination to the booming industry of flight.
Everyone can name a handful of aircraft, such as Cessna, Piper, or Mooney, but rare peeks inside lesser known cockpits will delight and perhaps surprise even the hardcore aviation buff. Completing each snapshot is a basic summary of the control systems and features of each craft, such as the supercharged WACO SRE, a Rearwin Cloudster, Miles Aerovan, Fleet Canuck, or the Funk Model B-85-C Bee. Also featured in the photos are the occasional celebrity or mogul: movie star Joan Leslie sits in the cockpit of the Lockheed Constellation she was filmed in for the film Janie Gets Married; Howard Hughes pensively examines the interior of the Spruce Goose before the famous first and last flight; and Donald W. Douglas of the Douglas Aircraft company poses proudly with a foot on the step of a 1947 Douglas Cloudster II. For the perfectionist in historical accuracy, there is little to worry of in John Cilio's research and presentation. An honorary member of the Danbury, CT WWII Lost Squadron Veterans and recipient of the American Marketing Association Silver Effie, Cilio has authored over 200 articles and appeared as a speaker in more than 60 countries.
Far from a dry collection of dusty images, all 111 pages of Portals into the Sky hold at least some small fascination in their own unique way, and will make modern pilots lust after the golden age of flight."