There’s nothing more magical than seeing the world from a bird’s eye view. Whether you are a pilot or an aviation enthusiast, these ten books will be sure to captivate you!

The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles A. Lindbergh

This autobiographical, Pulitzer-prize winning account details Charle Lindbergh’s historic flight across the Atlantic. This is a classic piece of aviation history.

50 Real-World Pilot Tips by Mark Robidoux

A smooth, basic read, this book provides excellent advice for aviators on how to be safer and more effective in the air. It’s also sure to be fascinating to aviation enthusiasts.

Squawk 7700 by Peter M. Buffington

Peter Buffington’s childhood dream was to fly. In this book, he gives a first-hand account of how he made his dream reality by becoming a commercial pilot.

Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

In this sparsely-written novel, follow postal pilot Fabien as his plane is caught in a cyclone and he must struggle to be rescued from the mountains, putting his entire flight program at risk.

Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

This official FAA handbook provides a plethora of valuable information for beginner pilots and those seeking advanced training.

Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien

When airplane racing became a favorite past time, women had to fight for their right to fly alongside men. This novel tells the story of five of those women, most of whom have been largely forgotten by history.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

This tragic yet hilarious classic satire that appears on many high-school reading lists follows the lives of a group of World War 2 pilots as they struggle to maintain their sanity in wartime.

F4 Phantom – A Pilot’s Story by Robert Prest

As a child, Robert Prest dreamed of flying the F-4 Phantom. As a Cold War RAF pilot, he gets his chance. This is his memoir.

Old Soggy No. 1 by Slats Rodgers

In this kooky read, you’ll be treated to the escapades of Slats Rogers, the barnstorming pilot to receive the first CAA license in Texas. Boy, did he have fun with it!

Beyond the Checkride by Howard Fried and Gene Gailey

Another book filled with great information for pilots, this handbook provides information that is rarely taught in flight courses.