Nostalgic Aero

The offerings below will be changed from time to time and availability will be monitored as to what is available. There is no additional cost to you by purchasing through PayPal. (You will have to have a PayPal account or open one) or you may also pay @ PayPal by credit card.

Most magazines offered will have S&H charges quoted; however, other quantities will be quoted in response to an email (use link at bottom of page) prior to your placing the order.

Magazines currently available are:

November 1937 Poor/fair condition. (My first magazine!!) No missing pages. (That's it to your left.) $10 plus $3 S/H.

January 1938. Good Condition. $10 plus $3 S/H.

March 1938. Good condition. $10 plus $3 S/H

May 1938. Good condition. $10 plus $3 S/H.
July 1938. Good condition. $10.00 plus $3 S/H.

August 1938. Good condition. $10 plus $3 S/H.

October 1938. Good condition. $10 plus $3 S/H.

November 1938. Good condition. $10 plus $3 S/H.

December 1938. Good condition. $10 plus $3 S/H.

1938. All 8 listed above. (Missing Feb., April, June, & Sept.) $70 plus $12 S/H.
1939- All 12 months. Must buy all 12. Good condition. $95 plus $12 S/H,
1940- All 12 months. Must buy all 12. Good condition. $95 plus $12 H/S.
1941-Less Dec. Must buy all 11. Good condition. $85 plus $10 S/H.
1942. January. Good condition. $10 ea.plus $2 S/H
1942. October. Good condition. $10 ea. plus $2 S/H
1942. November. Good condition. $10 ea. plus $2 S/H.
1942. December. Good condition. $10 ea. plus $2 S/H.
1943- All 12 months. Must buy all 12. Good condition. $95 plus $12 S/H.
1944-All 12 months. Must buy all 12. Good condition. $95 plus $12 S/H.
1945-All 12 months. Must buy all 12. Good condition. $95 plus $12 S/H.
1946-Jan thru June. Must buy all 6. Good condition. $50 plus $8 S/H. 1948-April only. Good condition. $10 plus $2 S/H.
1950- Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec. Must buy all four. In good condition. $30 plus $6 S/H.
1951- Jan. thru June. Must buy all 6. Good condition. $50 plus $8 S/H.
1957- July. Good condition. $10 plus $2 S/H.

"Popular Aviation" morphed into "Flying" in the '40s. You will be quoted S&H prior to your order if interested in other combinations. Approx. 12 to 20 copies per box. Entire collection available as of June 1, 2012 $450 plus S&H.



My Book.

This book describes the fun, trials, and tribulations which I had while traveling with Capt. Al Chaney in his beloved "Tin Goose" N7584 as he barnstormed up and down the east coast, culminating in a trip to Santa Monica to an airplane auction. Al utilized me in many roles - as a licensed A&P mechanic, co-pilot, ticket seller, loadmaster, crowd control, airplane cleaner, and just general "go-fer". Al, who left us in 2005, was, in my book, the last of the true barnstormers. He lived on airports from which he flew, did all his own PR, and did all the maintenance which was legal. I also made a good foil for him when things went a little wrong now and then, e.g., once when we landed at an airport under FAA radio rules (Flight Service Station but without a tower) he was taken to task for not contacting FAA and cleared himself by saying, "Ah, it was just my dumb co-pilot. He quoted me the wrong frequency". They understood.

Sometimes he introduced me after we landed as "This here's Art. He ain't much of a pilot but he's a lot cheaper than an autopilot." GPS was still way in the future. I think it amused him to needle me this way. I was so happy to just be allowed to go on these adventures that I think I took it o.k. He sold 7584 to Kermit Weeks who took it to Florida where it was virtually destroyed by hurricane Andrew. As I write this the "carcass" has been transported to Vicksburg, Michigan, where it is carefully being rebuilt to fly again. Catch it some day if you can.

To get faster service this book (containing 155 pages and about 40 photos) may be bought by contacting the publisher "ShopMyBook" (Formerly "Unibook") in Alpharetta,Georgia. Type in their website www.shopmybooks.com/BE/en to place your order. Search for "Chasing the Goose". You may need to change the language to English. Not available in stores. Hard cover is $13.20 and a paperback is only $11.70 (plus S&H).They accept PayPal and most credit cards. This would make a good read for anyone who knew Al or for any of the many thousands that he introduced to the sky during his barnstorming trips around the country.

World War One.

The following books/booklets came to me from my father-in-law, Bob Fitz, who learned in a Jenny near the end of WWI. They are fascinating to browse through and to consider the remarkable strides made in aviation between that first flight in 1903 and the end of the war.

This book "Instructions For 80 Horsepower LeRhone Engines" (90 pages) contains detailed information on operation and maintenance of the 80 HP LeRhone rotary engine widely used in WWI. The book is in good condition (after about 95+ years). It is liberally illustrated with detailed photos of internal engine parts and some detailed fold-out schematics. Sold separately for $25 plus $3 S/H.

This book of 253 pages contains virtually all that was known in 1920 (compiled from earlier writings) about airplane design, engines, propellers, and aerodynamics. The book is in fair/good condition and is sold separately for $25 plus $3 S/H. It is autographed by Bob Fitz and another pilot who owned the book, apparently one of Bob's classmates.




This manual of 123 pages covers the Installation, Inspection, and Maintenance of the Liberty Twelve engine, aka, "The USA Standardized Aircraft Engine". It is well illustrated with detailed photos of engine internal parts. The book is in fair/good condition and is sold separately for $25 plus $2 S/H.






This booklet of 90 pages and dated 1918, "Airplane Motors", contains what little was known at the time about Airplane "Motors"and their maintenance/overhaul instructions. The booklet is in fair condition and is sold separately for $10 plus $2 S/H.





This tiny booklet of only 18 pages (Motor Trouble Shooting) is of interest only because it gives guidance as to what steps to take when you can't get your Liberty Twelve or your Hispano Suiza (another well-known engine of that era) engine started. The booklet is in fair/good condition and is sold separately for $10 plus $2 S/H.




Updated 28 September 2016

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