Boomerang Books and Information Resources
updated on 26 March 2017
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Dr. Ralph Lorenz is selling a wonderful book on flight science that includes a section about boomerangs. You can order Spinning Flight: Dynamics of Frisbees, Boomerangs, Samaras, and Skipping Stones (Hardcover) directly from Amazon.com. This book is highly recommended.
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The Ultimate Boomerang Book by Michael Siems
Price: $13 ; Availability: 3


This is a terrific book by one of Germany's leading technologist. Start off with Science basics and then learn how to make, shape, tune and throw everything from sports models to high tech competition boomerangs. Comes with an extensive reference listings and 4 large fold out sheets with full size boom plans. Excellent and mandatory reading for anyone interested in serious boomerang throwing!

Achtung Bumerang by Michael Siems
Price: $4 ; Availability: 18


Another Michael Siems publication from 1995. This is an oversized soft cover German language book with a vintage triFly mounted on the cover. This book also has a stiff cardboard center with scored lines for cutting out and making your own cross stick boomerang. Has really good instructions for working with triFlys. Also tells you how to tune, make a traditional boomerang, airfoiling, throwing, etc. Also has a photo gallery and plans for different models.

Replica Aircraft of Bulgaria by Georgi Dimantchev
Price: Free ; Availability: 8


Everyone knows Georgi Dimantchev as a boomerang designer and manufacturer. He is also a top designer of light weight aircraft in Bulgaria. This 38 page soft cover booklet has information about the construction of several vintage light weight aircraft, beginning with the German Albatros from 1911. This book was written in Bulgarian (similar to Russian). Lots of illustration in B&W and color photos. Free if you also order a boomerang by Georgi Dimantchev at the same time that you request a copy of this book.

An Introduction to Boomerangs by John Mauro
Price: Free - download here


This charming booklet was written by John Mauro to give novice throwers an understanding of basic boomerang science and an introduction to competition events, as they were in the 1980s. This booklet has details about a science experiment that John did to determine the effects that varying the angle between the blades would have on the flight of the boomerang. A student can copy this experiment and make a really good science project. John Mauro's wife Dorothy gave me the rights to make and distribute an electronic edition of this book. The electronic edition of this book cannot be sold. It can only be distributed as a free download through the flight-toys website.

The Boomerang Book by Michael Hanson
Price: Free - download here


This charming booklet is the first boomerang book that I purchased as a newbie thrower in the early 1970s. Written by a wonderful friend and school teacher in Scotland. Loaded with history and instructions about how to make and throw boomerangs. Easy to understand and full of great illustrations. Michael (and the illustrator) gave me the rights to distribute an electronic version of this booklet. It can only be distributed as a free download through the flight-toys website.

Boomerangs by Herb Smith
Price: Free - download here


This wonderful booklet is an introduction into the history of boomerangs and a summary of Herb Smith's early development effort in the world of boomerangs, including his world record long distance boomerang throw using a traditional boomerang. Herb's widow, Anim, gave me the rights to distribute an electronic version of this booklet. It can only be distributed as a free download through the flight-toys website

More Free Downloads (pdf format)
 
Frank Donnellan Booklet (1940s)
Boomerang Bibliography
Boomerang Patents
Boomerang Basic Computer Program (zip format)

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