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9781526726209

Echoes from Early Aviators

A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered Author: Merriam, Frederick Warren Code: 50363 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Hardback Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 19/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous
9781781557426

Autogiro Pioneer

The Life of Jack Richardson Author: Richardson, Nicholas Code: 58021 Price: AU $49.11 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 25/12/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
'Autogiro Pioneer' is an account of the life of Jack Richardson (1899-1987), based on his memoirs, edited by his son. In the 1930s he worked for Juan de la Cierva, the inventor of the Autogiro. He was the first person to obtain a commercial pilot's licence as an Autogiro pilot, and later the first fully-trained helicopter pilot in the British ......
9781781557303

Short Brothers

The Rochester Years Author: MacDougall, P. Code: 57047 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 26/11/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The story of Short Brothers at Rochester, a period of time when the company designed and manufactured their Stirling bomber and Sunderland flying boat. It was at Rochester that Shorts also specialised in the building of large passenger-carrying flying boats, these used by Imperial Airways to establish regular long-distance over water air routes.
9781912881901

Dancing the Skies

A life - and a love - of flying Author: Roome, David Code: 57823 Price: AU $25.52 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: BOOK GUILD PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/11/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A first-hand account of life in the Royal Air Force during the Cold War.
9781910809266

Scooter!

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story Author: Thomason, Tommy Code: 57616 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 22/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The A-4 dramatically bucked the trend toward ever bigger, faster, and more complicated tactical jet airplanes in favour of simplicity and low cost. This is a fully revised and updated edition of the definitive history of the A-4 written by one of the leading authorities on U.S. naval aviation.
9781999812874

Fire-Step to Fokker Fodder: From the Trenches to the Red Baron

The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' Lidsey Author: White, Andrew Code: 56877 Price: AU $40.64 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Based on Jack Lidsey's detailed First World War diary, a unique personal insight into life and death on the Western Front, both in the trenches and in the air, including combat with the Red Baron.
9781775541431

Many a Close Run Thing

From jet fighter pilot to airline captain Author: Enright, Tom Code: 56774 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date: 17/07/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an ......
9781784423636

Women in Aviation

Author: Hale, Julian Code: 56787 Price: AU $16.28 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: SHIRE Published date: 14/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart may be the most famous trailblazing women within the world of early aviation, but there were many others. From the Wright brothers' sister Katherine, who was awarded the Legion d'honneur, to Mary, Lady Heath, the first woman to pilot a light aircraft from South Africa to England, the history of aviation is peppered ......
9781788491013

Race the Atlantic Wind

The Flight of Alcock and Brown Author: McGann, Oisin Code: 56764 Price: AU $16.28 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: O'BRIEN PRESS LTD Published date: 10/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
As the First World War comes to an end, teams of pilots and navigators gather in Newfoundland. The challenge: to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.
9781910809280

Luftwaffe Eagle New ES

Author: Schuck, Walter Code: 54344 Price: AU $23.99 Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 16/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Luftwaffe pilot Walter Schuck flew the Me 109 in the Arctic Sea fighter squadrons becoming the Russian air forces feared enemy in the far north. Awarded the Knights Cross in April 1944 he claimed his 100th kill in June of that year, then barely 48 hours later shot down 12 aircraft in one day - a record never achieved by any other Arctic Sea ......

9781910809303

Spitfire, A Test Pilots Story

New Edition Author: Quill, Jeffrey Code: 54343 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 16/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This is the story of an exceptional test pilot and RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilot, Jeffrey Quill, who took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time.

Jeffrey Quill, was commissioned in the RAF in 1931. He joined Vickers Aviation in 1936, and rose to become Chief Test Pilot at Supermarine. Best Remembered for his ......

9781473883536

Olympic Airways

A History Author: Simons, Graham M. Code: 55856 Price: AU $61.11 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 11/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Graham M. Simons presents a balanced history of Olympic Airways, beginning with the story of its origin and bringing the story fully up to date. This is the most comprehensive history of the airline to be released thus far.
9781910809297

Stormbird

Author: Buchner, Hermann Code: 55862 Price: AU $24.34 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The author, a Luftwaffe NCO pilot and Knight's Cross holder gives a riveting account of his training with the pre-war Austrian air force, instructing with the Luftwaffe then the terrifying ground attack operations on the Eastern Front trying to stop the Russian juggernaut.
9780750989022

Concorde

The Complete Inside Story Author: Trubshaw, Brian Code: 55170 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The inside story of this world-famous supersonic passenger jet by the former British chief test pilot
9781849953979

Flight from the Croft

Author: Innes, Bill Code: 55868 Price: AU $38.68 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: WHITTLES PUBLISHING Published date: 10/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Will be of special interest to the aviation community, passengers past and present, as well as providing an insight and authentic feedback from the pilot's side of the cockpit door for the general reader. An entertaining and lively read!
9781526738400

Sir Alan Cobham

The Flying Legend Who Brought Aviation to the Masses Author: Cruddas, Colin Code: 55486 Price: AU $65.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 14/12/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Much-needed biography of one of aviation's greatest characters, providing an exciting account of a daring man during the formative years of air transportation.
9781785211676

Spirit of St Louis Manual (Ryan Monoplane 1927)

Charles A. Lindbergh's Famous Transatlantic Ryan Monoplane Author: Marriott, Leo Code: 52090 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 13/12/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The Haynes Spirit of St Louis Manual covers the amazing personal story of Charles A. Lindbergh and his epic transatlantic flight in 1927; the design and construction of the original Ryan Monoplane Spirit of St Louis, including full technical details of its airframe and engine; the story of building the replica Spirit of St Louis by SOS2, ......

9781781551011

Bristol Scout 1264

Rebuilding Granddad's Aircraft Author: Bremner, David Code: 55732 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 22/11/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In 1913, Frank Barnwell designed the Bristol Scout, which was the fastest and most manoeuvrable warplane for the first eighteen months of the First World War, and became the prototype single-seat fighter from which all later fighters were derived. As a result Barnwell became one of the seminal figures in the development of aircraft design.
9781912332120

RAF 100

The Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018 Author: Lepine, Mike Code: 51696 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date: 16/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

RAF 100 celebrates and commemorates 100 years of the Royal Air Force with access to rare RAF archives, Mike Lepine uses photographs and documents to bring the story of the people, planes and missions to life as never before.

9781492664475

Sky Girls

The True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race Author: Jessen, Gene Nora Code: 51798 Price: AU $23.77 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Published date: 15/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The inspiring, true story of the first female pilots taking their rightful place in the exciting world of aviation.
9781445666020

RAF in 100 Pictures

A Pictorial History Author: Wilson, Keith Code: 50204 Price: AU $28.43 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 14/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

On 1 April 1918, the Royal Air Force came into being and on 1 April 2018, the RAF celebrates its first 100 years. The aim of this book is to offer an alternative insight into what has really impacted on the RAF in its first century. Many people will recall Hurricanes and Spitfires standing firm against the invading Luftwaffe but how many will ......

9781911621089

Over and Above

Author: Gurdon, John E. Code: 52375 Price: AU $32.00 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 29/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This new edition retains exactly the original script but has been updated with an introduction by John Gurdon's granddaughter Camilla Jane Gurdon Blakeley and an extended illustrated appendix by renowned historian Norman Franks.
9781509828494

The Lost Pilots

The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple Author: Mead, Corey Code: 51800 Price: AU $40.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: MACMILLAN Published date: 12/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

A gripping, untold saga of love, betrayal and scandal at the height of the Roaring Twenties.

The Sahara Desert, February 1962: the wreckage of a plane emerges from the sands revealing, too, the body of the planes long-dead pilot. But who was he? And what had happened to him?

9780764355042

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The Illustrated History of America's Legendary Mach 3 Spy Plane Author: Goodall, James C. Code: 51269 Price: AU $65.13 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The legendary SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was, and still is, the world's only operational Mach 3 aircraft, and was designed, built, and tested by Lockheed's famed "Skunk Works." This new book covers all fifty Blackbirds built, from the first flight in 1962, to the last in 1999. As a replacement for the venerable U-2 spyplane, Lockheed went from ......
9780062464408

The Flight

Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing Author: Hampton, Dan Code: 51260 Price: AU $24.59 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Published date: 15/05/2018 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
"GRIPPING. ... AN HOUR-BY-HOUR ACCOUNT." - WALL STREET JOURNAL * From one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history comes a masterful account of Lindbergh's death-defying nonstop transatlantic flight in Spirit of St. LouisOn the rainy morning of May 20, 1927, a little-known American pilot named Charles A. Lindbergh climbed into his ......
9780399564130

The Flying Tigers

Untold Story of American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan Author: Kleiner, Samuel Code: 51265 Price: AU $40.53 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Published date: 15/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation's desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific.
9781447273868

Skybound

A Journey In Flight Author: Loncraine, Rebecca Code: 51785 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PICADOR USA Published date: 01/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
For fans of H is for Hawk and Wild, Skybound is a deeply personal memoir about learning to fly.
9781788313360

The Man Who Built the Swordfish

The Life of Sir Richard Fairey Author: Smith, Adrian Code: 51543 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 480 pages Publisher: I.B.TAURIS Published date: 30/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Authoritative biography of an aviation pioneer
9780760357996

Air Force One

The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency Author: Veronico, Nicholas Code: 51419 Price: AU $44.37 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Published date: 15/03/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The presidential plane wasnt always known as Air Force One. FDR traveled in the Guess Where II, a transport version of the heavy bomber four-engine Liberator. Later presidential aircraft included the Dixie Clipper and Sacred Cow (FDR), Independence (Truman), Columbine I and II (Eisenhower), followed by Air Force One.

For the last ......

9781472828279

No Ordinary Pilot

One young man's extraordinary exploits in World War II Author: Campbell-Jones, Suzanne Code: 50937 Price: AU $36.02 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 26/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
After a lifetime in the RAF, Group Captain Bob Allen, finally allowed his children and grandchildren to see his official flying log. It contained the line: 'KILLED WHILST ON OPERATIONS'. He refused to answer any further questions, leaving instead a memoir of his life during World War II. Joining up aged 19, within six months he was in No.1 ......
9781628728514

Bringing Columbia Home

The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew Author: Leinbach, Michael Code: 51828 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Published date: 23/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A Powerful Look at a Shared National Disaster and Its Legacy
9781526712851

From Jacks to Joysticks

An Aviation Life: Engineer to Commercial Pilot Author: Patrick, Michael John Code: 51360 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Hardback / 188 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 10/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
One s man remarkable story of his journey from aircraft engineer to pilot.
9781781556290

Umberto Nobile and the Arctic Search for the Airship Italia

Author: Cameron, Garth Code: 50800 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Umberto Nobile was an airship designer and pilot who became an Arctic explorer. In 1926 he flew the airship 'Norge' from Rome to Teller in Alaska, by way of the North Pole. He returned to the Arctic in 1928 with the airship 'Italia' and disappeared on 25 May the same year. This is the story of the 'Italia', put into the context of the airship age.
9780750983662

A Passion for Speed

The Daring Life of Mildred, The Honourable Mrs Victor Bruce Author: Smiddy, Paul Code: 50902 Price: AU $28.43 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/09/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This is the story of a charismatic woman who defied the conventions of her time, and loved living life in the fast lane.
9781781555859

Fairey Battle

A Reassessment of its RAF Career Author: Baughen, Greg Code: 48649 Price: AU $47.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Fairey Battle is best known for being one of the worst aircraft ever to serve in the Royal Air Force. On operations, it suffered the highest loss rate of any plane in the RAF's history, and the missions flown by its brave crews became a byword for hopelessness and futility. Born out of muddled thinking, condemned before it even reached the ......
9781781555842

Time Flies

Reflections of a Fighter Pilot Author: Hamilton, David Code: 48648 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Time Flies: Reflections of a Fighter Pilot' retells the exploits of David Hamilton's thirty years of service in the Royal Air Force. He had a wide and varied career; flying Lightnings to defend UK airspace, operating from HMS Ark Royal in F-4 Phantoms, and defending the Inner German Border from RAF Wildenwrath. In the UK MoD he was a staff officer ......
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