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Learning about the Cessna aircraft is learning about aviation history.  General Aviation really got a big start when Cessna started building it's first airplanes.  Because of Cessna's efforts, the airplane became less expensive, safer and easer to fly than ever.  The Cessna story can be seen in the following airplane books and flight manuals.  See the PATCO Patterson Aircraft Company, Cessna Dealer Exhibit here.

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The Cessna 150 and 152 Commuters Information Manual Information Manual: Cessna 1980, Model 152 (Paperback)
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ASIN: B000J0ILKW
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The Cessna 150 and 152 Commuters
The Cessna 150 & 152 (Paperback)
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Cessna
"... terrific publication... It's 250+ fact-filled pages provide you with everything you wanted to know about these planes right at hand." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
This complete buyer's guide provides all the information needed to purchase a Cessna 150/152, improve its performance, make sure it meets all FAA requirements, and keep it running safely and smoothly for years. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
ISBN-10: 0830642935
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A Pilots Guide to the Cessna 152 Commuter Cessna 152 (A Pilot's Guide) (Paperback)
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Book Description
Each guide in this comprehensive series covers the fundamentals of flying and the principal characteristics of a specific type of aircraft, gathered from the advice and experiences of leading experts in the aviation industry. Geared for pilots looking to supplement their individual plane's official flight manual, these sourcebooks provide an overview of the aircraft and detailed descriptions of its handling characteristics, limitations, and performance data. A history of each airplane's use and function is also included.

About the Author
Jeremy Pratt is the managing director of Airplane Flight Equipment (AFE). Ed Helmick was the first to fly the DV20 Katana prototypes brought to North America in 1993. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. ISBN-10: 1560272120
Price: $11.96
A Pilot's Guide for the Cessna 172 Airplane Cessna 172 (A Pilot's Guide) (Paperback)
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Book Description
Each guide in this comprehensive series covers the fundamentals of flying and the principal characteristics of a specific type of aircraft, gathered from the advice and experiences of leading experts in the aviation industry. Geared for pilots looking to supplement their individual plane's official flight manual, these sourcebooks provide an overview of the aircraft and detailed descriptions of its handling characteristics, limitations, and performance data. A history of each airplane's use and function is also included.

About the Author
Jeremy Pratt is the managing director of Airplane Flight Equipment (AFE). Ed Helmick was the first to fly the DV20 Katana prototypes brought to North America in 1993. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
ISBN-10: 1560272112
Price: $10.17
The 172S Skyhawk Information Manual 172S Skyhawk Information Manual (Paperback)
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ASIN: B000N7KQPO
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A Complete Guide for the Single Engine Cessna Aircraft The Complete Guide to Single-Engine Cessnas
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Book Description
This book provides details on the design, construction, and performance of all Cessna models, ranging from the 120 to the Caravan. This fourth edition is updated with the latest prices, valuable buying tips, and a list of Cessna clubs and organizations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. ISBN-10: 0830642242
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Cessna: Wings for the World Cessna: Wings for the World
Softbound Book
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Thompson. Chronicles the development of all the Cessna single-engine airplanes from 1946 through 1991. This remarkable collection of stories and rare photographs reflect the memories of aerodynamicists, engineers, and test pilots who were deeply involved in the initial conceptual planning, detail design, prototype construction, refinement, and flight testing through certification of each model. Describes the design philosophies, unique features, development problems (and solutions), personal experiences and misadventures of test pilots and the evolution of the many models. 85 photos, 198 pgs., 8"x 11", sfbd.
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0001520
Price: $24.95
The Complete Guide to Cessna Aircraft The Complete Guide to Cessna Aircraft
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Murphy. This second edition details every Cessna model from the AA of the 1920s to the Caravans, Citations and Sovereign of today. Heavily illustrated volume includes full performance specifications, directory of noteworthy web sites, and a glossary of terms. Also lists buying information such as current pricing on new and used models, insurance references and tips for choosing the right model. 184 pgs., 142 B&W photos, 7"x 9", sfbd.
#0006304
Price: $19.95
The Cockpit The Cockpit
Hardbound Book
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A Flight of Escape and Discovery. Gahlinger. In 1992, ignoring expert advice, a university professor flew his Cessna alone from California to South Africa. Plagued with bad weather, mechanical glitches, and uncooperative governments, the trip was tough from the start. Despite ice- and sandstorms, an earthquake, and the threat of civil war, he made it safely. His journey became a metaphor for the search for meaning in life and the crazy things that one man would do to find it. 272 pgs., 6"x 9", hdbd.
#0005583
Price: $19.95

 

Specialty Cessna Models

Cessna T-50 Sky King "Songbird" Display Model Cessna T-50 Sky King "Songbird" Display Model
Prebuilt Mahogany Display Model
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Made of Philippine mahogany, this hand painted and detailed, 1/30 scale model of "Songbird" - the Cessna T-50 that appeared in the popular 1950s television series Sky King - measures 13" long, has a 17" wingspan, and includes a display stand.
#0097054
Sky King Volume 1 Sky King Volume 1
DVD Video
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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes… Sky King!" This compilation of four episodes of the beloved 1950s TV series - which inspired a generation of American aviators - takes you to the Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona to witness the high-flying adventures of Schuyler "Sky" King (Kirby Grant), his niece Penny (Gloria Winters) and the Songbird - Sky's sleek Cessna 310B. Whether winging it to a rescue or grounding a criminal, Sky King always flies straight. B&W, 1 hr. 45 min.
#00V7106

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Cessna Citation Jets

Cessna Citation Jets
Cessna Citation Jets (Enthusiast Color Series) (Paperback)
by Geza Szurovy
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Book Description IBSN 0760307857
Polished mahogany, Corinthian leather, wet bars, and cutting-edge technology are standard amenities in the world of business jets. And since 1971 no line of "bizjets" has ferried more captains of industry and celebrities in style and safety than Cessna's bestselling Citation series. This all-color history of the Cessna Citation begins with the company's entry into the corporate jet market and traces the evolution of the series through today. Air-to-air photographs, detail shots of lavish interiors, cockpit views, production line images, and much more examine such models as the Citation I through V, Citation Jet, Citation Bravo, Citation  Ultra, Citation Excel and Citation X. 

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The Legend of Cessna The Legend of Cessna
Hardbound Book
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Rodengen. From the company's first single seat monoplane manufactured in 1916 to the remarkable new Citation Mustang, Cessna has become the world's largest general aviation manufacturer, delivering 1,239 aircraft in 2006 alone. Now, this updated third edition of The Legend of Cessna chronicles the company's extraordinary history, provides information on Cessna's newest models, and even includes a foreword written by actor and aviation enthusiast Harrison Ford. 336 pages, 300 photographs, 9"x 11", hardcover.
#
0001749
Price: $39.95
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O-1 Bird Dog in Action O-1 Bird Dog in Action
Softbound Book
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Adcock. Chosen in 1950 to replace its aging fleet of L-4 and L-5 aircraft, the Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog was the first all-metal high wing aircraft to fly for the U.S. Army. Here, you'll see the five different models of the Bird Dog in service not only for the Army, but also for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and foreign governments in liaison, training and observation roles. 50 pages, 120 B&W photographs, 10 color profiles, engineering drawings and more. 11"x 8", softcover.
#
0004112
Price: $12.95

Cessna's Golden Age

Cessna's Golden Age
Softbound Book

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Abel, Abel & Matt. Looks at Clyde Cessna and the Cessna Aircraft Company from the early 1900s, through the years of the Depression and WWII. Includes biographical information and details the people, facilities and manufacturing operations of the Golden Age. Emphasis is given to Airmasters, Bobcats, Waco Gliders (Cessna-built), and Cessna 120 and 140 airplanes, although other models and a factory tour are included. 96 pages, 180 photographs, 3-views and more. 8"x 11", softcover.
#
0005344
Price: $ 22.95
ISBN-10: 1879825252
 
Price: $12.00
Cessna Warbirds, Cessna's Military Aircraft Cessna Warbirds: A Detailed and Personal History of Cessna's Involvement in the Armed Forces (Paperback)
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Airpower Journal, Winter 1997
A true military aviation enthusiast's delight...I recommend [it] without reservation to anyone interested in Cessna aircraft in military service.

Flight, April 1997
An informative and entertaining book that should enjoy a wide audience.
 

Cessna: Wings for the World II

Cessna: Wings for the World II
Softbound Book

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Thompson. Development of the 300-series Twins and prototypes, including the T-303, 310, L-27/U-3, T-37, 336, 337, 340 and prototypes such as the 308, 327, 620 and XMC. Much detail and background information. Companion to Wings for the World shown above. 57 photos and charts, 141 pgs., 8"x 11’, sfbd.
#
0001662
24.95

Cessna Wings for the World III
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William D. Thompson. Book describes the design concepts and flight testing challenges of Cessna's many "top of the line" 400 series propeller-driven twin-engine airplanes. Also included are extensive descriptions of engineering assignments, aircraft serial numbers, and Wallace Division History. 183 pgs., 50 photos, 8"x 11", sfbd.
#
0005343
Price: $ 24.95
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Softbound Book
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Cessna's Swiss Army Knife with Wings
Lewis & Cook. Through pilot stories, historical anecdotes, and dozens of expert flying tips that cover everything from preflight troubleshooting to landing procedures, this book chronicles the colorful story of the Cessna Caravan, an innovative and rugged single-engine propjet introduced in 1985 that is often referred to as "the flying SUV." 235 pages, 35 B&W and 20 color photographs, 7"x 9", softcover.

#
0029912
Price: $19.95

Papa X-Ray

Papa X-Ray
Softbound Book

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Jim Lang. Here is the lighthearted, true story of a trusty old airplane, a family adjusting to life in the far north and a greenhorn pilot learning to fly in the spectacular ruggedness of Canada's Northwest Territories. Ride along with the family as they fly their 1966 four-seat, single-engine Cessna everywhere from weekly grocery runs to trips across Canada. You'll feel like you're in the fourth seat, laughing along the way. 173 pgs., 6"x 9", sfbd.
#
0006201
Price: $11.95
A Practical Guide to Airplane A Practical Guide to Airplane
Performance and Design
Softbound Book
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Crawford. Leads you through the basic design procedures, using novel graphic techniques to eliminate tedious calculations. Using a plastic template and worksheets provided, you will be able to quickly predict the performance or see the results of changing design features for any unpowered or prop driven aircraft with a weight up to 4,000 lbs. Examples used are Gossamer Albatross, Thorp T-18, to the Cessna 172. Includes template and pad of worksheets, heavily illustrated. 8"x 11", sfbd.
#
0001939
Price: $19.95

 

Stick and Rudder Stick and Rudder
Hardbound Book
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Langewiesche. An analysis of the art of flying that specifically shows what the pilot does when he flies, how he does it, and why. 20 chapters cover: The Flying Instinct, Wind Drift, Torque, The Turn, The Landing, The Working Speeds of an Airplane, etc. Written by a former test pilot for Cessna, it gives the student pilot a solid background in the art of flying and the instructor an excellent teaching tool. 384 pgs., 6"x 9",hdbd.
#
0003204
Price: $24.95
Wings Over Denali Wings Over Denali
Softbound Book
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A Photographic History of Aviation in Denali National Park. McAllister. This book documents aviation's influence on the development of Denali National Park. You'll see historical and contemporary photographs of aviation firsts with rare photos of Taylorcrafts, Fairchilds, Cessnas, a Ford Tri-Motor, Wiley Post's Winnie Mae "nose-over" and more, while also enjoying never-before-published interviews with many of the "old timers." 167 pgs., 74 color and 71 B&W photos, 11"x 8", sfbd.
#
0010045
Price: $29.95
Wichita's Legacy of Flight Wichita's Legacy of Flight
Softbound Book
Images of America
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Known as the "Air Capital of the World," Wichita, Kansas, has been associated with aviation longer than any city in the world. This photo-essay follows its progress from a "cowtown" to the early days of Clyde Cessna's daring aerial feats and his successful aircraft company, which inspired Stearman, Travel Air, Piper and others to form. From there, the industry in Wichita even branched into military aviation and aerospace, retaining its leadership position even today. 128 pgs., 195 B&W photos, 6"x 9", sfbd.
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0018104

Price: $19.95
You Want to Build & Fly What? You Want to Build & Fly What?
Softbound Book
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Starks. This is the boisterous, very funny, wildly exaggerated true story of Dick Starks, a man who goes through the agonies and delights of learning to fly, buys a down-in-the-tires Cessna, then goes on to build a replica of a Nieuport fighter. Dick then becomes part of a group of airborne lunatics who fly out of a tiny strip and are constantly challenging one another to aerial combat. This book is really about the fun of flying and the joy of sharing that fun. 249 pgs., 6" x 9", sfbd.
#
0001369
Price: $14.95
The Complete Guide to Cessna Aircraft The Complete Guide to Cessna Aircraft
Softbound Book
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Murphy. This second edition details every Cessna model from the AA of the 1920s to the Caravans, Citations and Sovereign of today. Heavily illustrated volume includes full performance specifications, directory of noteworthy web sites, and a glossary of terms. Also lists buying information such as current pricing on new and used models, insurance references and tips for choosing the right model. 184 pages, 142 B&W photographs, 7"x 9", softcover.
#
0006304
Price: $19.95

Positive Flying

Positive Flying
Hardbound Book
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Taylor & Guinther. For the first time in print, the actual numbers: a disciplined method for making an airplane do precisely what you want it to do. Cockpit procedures “by the numbers” for 27 of the most popular light aircraft. Details techniques for approaches, patterns, go-arounds, short and soft field landings with tables and worksheets. This book will help you no matter which small plane you fly... those listed, or even a Sopwith Camel. 229 pgs., hdbd.
#
0002736
Price: $24.95
 
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Patterson Aircraft Company

This exhibit shows the Patterson Aircraft Company, a Cessna Dealer,  in 1980.  This is the place that I worked in the last part of the 70's and the first part of the 80's.  This was the best job that I have ever had and one of the best crews that I have ever worked with.  C. Jeff Dyrek, webmaster.

Exhibit Added 1 Sep 2004

C. Jeff Dyrek, webmaster, YellowAirplane.com

 

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