Links

Associations

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French Wing: French branch of the CAF
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The VPAC: Piper Classics in Britain
Flying on legend aircraft school
A flight school on legendary aircraft
Italian Historical Aircraft Group: collection en Italie
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CAF Swiss wing Et leur Stinson L-5
Forum Francophone Piper Classiques
Forum Francophone Piper classics, free and open access

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Sites

News Blog about vintage aircraft in France
News Blog about vintage aircraft in France
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L-5 profiles by Gerry Asher
Via this blog, Xavier Cotton shares his passion for aviation current and past, its history, its men and women and its machines.
The white scarf, news from old aviation in France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping

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Our favorite parts and consumables supplier.
Aircraft Spruce: The reference of the workshop! Products available in France via Aero 3D.
Univair Aircraft Parts
Certified parts for the Piper
Aero Hydro:
Kit starter alternator MDL for C65, VW, …
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Nose art and pinup historical 100% painted by hand.
Aircraft Spruce in Europe (England).
Fast and serious, a reference!
Air Repair Inc. specialist Cessna L-19
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Wag-Aero Parts Piper and replicas
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Doctor Clyde Smith Cub!

 

 

 

 

 

Magazines

FlyPast:
A reference for vintage aviation in the UK
Infopilote
Infopilote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control:
A magazine for pilots

Books

 

Piper Cub, the aircraft passion

Piper Cub, the passion, André Bréand plane

Passion, the Piper Cub plane always symbolizes the school plane and ideal Marina management. For the ordinary people, the "Cub" name has long been part of the colloquial and means for the uninitiated 'club aircraft. Do we not often hear pronounce the name of Piper 'Club '?…

From conception to his descendants, through the dark hours of the second world war, it is a complete look that is worn on this aircraft and its derivatives. Illustrated with many photographs and plans three views, this book also meets the expectations of designers.

Aerospace technician, aviation journalist and Piper Cub pilot, André Bréand offers with this complete and detailed study of the first historical book in French on the Cub, its ancestors and its derivatives.

 

 

Lightplanes at War: U.S. Liaison Aircraft in Europe, 1947-47, Ken Wakefield
Lightplanes at War, Ken Wakefield

Lightplanes at War: U.S. Liaison Aircraft in Europe, 1947-47, Ken Wakefield

A great book on the seldom-told story of WWII liaison aircraft, known affectionately as “The L-Birds” to military personnel. Along with an historical background explaining the multiple roles of these aircraft, you also get complete specifications for the most significant models including the Stinson L-1 and L-5, the Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper, the Aeronca L-3, the Piper L-4 and more… all the way up to the L-12. Carrier operations and unit histories are also included.

Find this book on Amazon.

 

The Fighting Grasshoppers : US Liaison Aircraft Operations in Europe, 1942-1945, Ken Wakefield
The Fighting Grasshoppers, Ken Wakefield

 

The Fighting Grasshoppers: US Liaison Aircraft Operations in Europe, 1942-1945, Ken Wakefield

A great book on the seldom-told story of WWII liaison aircraft, known affectionately as “The L-Birds” to military personnel.
Along with an historical background explaining the multiple roles of these aircraft, you also get complete specifications for the most significant models including the Stinson L-1 and L-5, the Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper, the Aeronca L-3, the Piper L-4 and more… all the way up to the L-12.
Carrier operations and unit histories are also included.
One of the best books on the subject.

Find this book on Amazon.

 

 

The Other Ninth Air Force, Ken Wakefield
The Other Ninth Air Force, Ken Wakefield

 

The Other Ninth Air Force: Ninth US Army Light Aircraft Operations in Europe 1944-45 Ken Wakefield

This book covers in detail the operations conducted by the light artillery aircraft of the Ninth US Army during the Second World War. It is a revealing and interesting insight into events of the time as recorded by an Artillery Air Officer in his daily journal.
The most comprehensive source to find an aircraft’s history, when you know her USAAF serial number.

Find this book on Amazon.

 

 

 

L-Birds, Terry M. Love
L-Birds, Terry M. L

L-Birds, American Combat Liaison Aircraft of World War II, Terry M. Love

A book on the seldom-told story of WWII liaison aircraft, known affectionately as “The L-Birds” to military personnel. Along with an historical background explaining the multiple roles of these aircraft, you also get complete specifications for the most significant models including the Stinson L-1 and L-5, the Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper, the Aeronca L-3, the Piper L-4 and more… all the way up to the L-12. Carrier operations and unit histories are also included. 145 B&W photos, 10 color profiles and more.
Mostly interesting for a rich photo collection.

Find this book on Amazon.

 

Books_BoxSeatBox Seat Over Hell, Hardy D. Cannon with research by Bill straton

The True Story of America’s Liaison Pilots and their Light Planes in World War II. Tales of the courageous men and their romance with the sky, of men who flew in combat armed only with a pistol who attacked the enemy in aircraft made of tubing, wires, and fabric. Published by Alamo Liaison Squadron, written by Hardy D. Cannon.

 

 

 

 

 

Stinson L-5 Sentinel, Kuno Gross
Stinson L-5 Sentinel, Kuno Gross

 

Stinson L-5 Sentinel, Kuno Gross

In German.

Note: Since this book is primarily thought to create awareness of the two Stinson L-5 in Switzerland, the language is German. If there would be enough interest from potential English language readers, we would consider an English version consequentially. If there is an interest in an English version – please address to: info@desertstories.org

Order from the author’s website.