Digital Aviation Library

 Digital Aviation Library 

This web site shall serve all members of the aviation community and all others interested in the subject as a source of rare and old documents, publications, maps and photos, which otherwise became forgotten or are stored away at unknown locations, mostly disregarded and unused. By world war II and in the first decade thereafter a lot of source material on the history of the development of aviation since its existence got lost or was destroyed. To find it again and make it available is the objective of the Digital Aviation Library.

Old Airfield of Chemnitz, Germany

Dornier Water Aircraft
The Digital Aviation Library presents unknown documents and publications on air navigation, which otherwise are not being provided without cost, such as governmental notices to airmen (NOTAM) and aeronautical information publications (AIP), ITU-, ICAN-, IKL- and ICAO-documents and protocols, old aviation laws and regulations, aviation maps, air navigation operations manuals (IBO), flight planning publications of the western allies (RAFAC) of 1945 to 1955.

In addition, this web site shows links to other libraries, archives and web sites and provides explanations on the subject on request and free of charge. This way, it serves as a pool for historic commented and uncommented documentation on air navigation, aircraft and aerodromes and shall allow its users to form their own opinion on the occurrences in the past development and operational function.

The Digital Aviation Library will be regularly kept updated. Navigating on this web site is very simple: The menu »Home« will guide you to this main page. The menu »Catalogue« contains all available resources (PDF, documents, images, books, graphics, etc.).