Aviation

Arctic Mission

Arctic Mission 90 North by Airship and Submarine by William F. Althoff Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 2011 An account of the US Navy’s work in the Arctic in 1958 telling the story of the USS Nautilus but also flights by… Read More »Arctic Mission

To The Pole

To The Pole – The Diary and Notebook of Richard E. Byrd 1925-1927 by Raimund E. Groeler Ohio State University Press, 1998

Arctic Airmen

Arctic Airmen – The RAF in Spitsbergen and North Russia, 1942 by Ernest Schofield & Roy Conyers Nesbit Spellmount, Staplehurst, 2005 First Published by William Kimber in 1987

The Red Tent

  The Red Tent – originally published as My Polar Flight – by Umberto Nobile New English Library, London, 1972 Originally published: Frederick Muller Ltd, 1961 The story of Umberto Nobile’s Italia expedition. The book was republished under the new… Read More »The Red Tent

Oceans, Poles and Airmen

Oceans, Poles and Airmen – The first flights over wide waters and desolate ice by Richard Montague Random House, New York, 1971  

Bernt Balchen

Bernt Balchen – Polar Aviator by Carroll V. Glines Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, 1999 “He set polar flight records, organized a series of daring wartime air operations, and became a leader in Arctic aviation. But despite these achievements, Norwegian-American aviator… Read More »Bernt Balchen

Polar Flight

Polar Flight by Basil Clarke Ian Allan London, 1964 One of the definitive books on polar aviation.

By Airship to the North Pole

By Airship to the North Pole – An Archaeology of Human Exploration by P.J. Capelotti Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 1999 Describes the attempts to reach the pole by Andree in 1897 and Wellman in 1907-1909

Airships in the Arctic

Airships in the Arctic by John Duggan Zeppelin Study Group, 2006 This comprehensive, well illustrated, volume from the Zeppelin Study Group covers not only the airship flights in the Arctic but “the political, commercial and personal stories” behind them.  

Airships in the Arctic

Airships in the Arctic by Stewart B. Nelson Abstract: America, Norge, Italia, and Graf Zeppelin – it was 60 years ago and more that these airships voyaged to the Arctic and explorers such as Walter Wellman, Roald Amundsen, Lincoln Ellsworth,… Read More »Airships in the Arctic

Challenge to the Poles

Challenge to the Poles by John Grierson G. T. Foulis & Co, London, 1964 A comprehensive list of Arctic and Antarctic aviation expeditions.

Polar Aviation Bibliography

A short, but useful online bibliography is¬†available at PolarFlight Books: http://polarflight.tripod.com/books.htm Polar Aviation Surveys / History The most comprehensive single volume history of polar exploration by air is John Grierson’s Challenge to the Poles Polar Flight by Basil Clarke also… Read More »Polar Aviation Bibliography