Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of the American West

Books by G. Pat Macha

3rd Edition Features:

  • Newly-discovered historical wreck sites since last edition (updated through 2002)

  • Recent updates on known crash site data and locations

  • More than 1,300, expanded crash site listings

  • Expanded format: 528 pages

  • More than 355 photos

  • Detailed, personal crash histories researched by Don Jordan

  • Destined to be a collector's item!

Featuring details on more than 1,300 aircraft wreck sites in Northern and Southern California, Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of California, 1909-2002 (3rd edition), is the most complete guidebook to locating historical aircraft crash sites in uninhabited wilderness and offers details on the history of the downed aircraft and information on how to locate them.

This comprehensive guide also features data on the date of aircraft wrecks, aircraft type, location and what happened to the occupants.

Written by G. Pat Macha, premier aviation archaeologist and wreck finder, with detailed crash account stories by Don Jordan, the book serves as a guideline to aviation archaeology and describes procedures for approaching historical aircraft wreck sites.



  The 3rd Edition is out of print, but there is a limited number of copies remaining for $35.00, shipping included. The books will be signed by G. Pat Macha.

Payment will be accepted by Personal Checks or Money Order made out to "G. Pat Macha". Overseas orders cannot be accepted at this time.

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2nd Edition Printed in 1997

Twenty-five hundred copies printed.

Out of Print!









1st Edition Printed in 1991

One thousand copies printed.

Los Angeles Times review of the 1st. edition

Out of Print!










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