50 Years of an Aviation iconAuthor: Bauernfeind, IngoCode: 60774Price:AU $34.99Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:01/08/2021Availability:Please contact us for availability
Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, aviation specialist Ingo Bauernfeinds new Boeing 747 history celebrates more than half a century of an enduring aviation icon that has changed commercial aviation since its maiden flight in 1969. With personal accounts written by former pilots and crew members, it covers the aircrafts early ......
The Making and Breaking of Frank Whittle, Genius of the Jet RevolutionAuthor: Campbell-Smith, DuncanCode: 70035Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 560 pages Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS Published date:26/07/2021Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
The biography of Frank Whittle - RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, inventor of the jet engine and British hero.
The story of Frank Whittle - RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, inventor of the jet engine and British hero.
In 1929, a twenty-two-year-old maverick named Frank Whittle - a self-taught aeronautical obsessive and ......
Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909Author: Ellis, KenCode: 59041Price:AU $65.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:30/06/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Britain established the world's first aircraft factory in 1909 after the Short brothers met up with the American Wright brothers and struck a deal. The industry expanded rapidly to rise to the challenge of World War One with such thoroughbreds as the Camel and the SE.5. The post-conflict slump proved to be difficult but classics such as the Moths, ......
In the Eye of the StormAuthor: Nichol, JohnCode: 60612Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date:05/06/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The epic story of the Tornado during Operation Desert Storm, by the bestselling author of Spitfire and Lancaster, who was himself shot down during that conflict
A remarkable, high-flying life in motoring and aviationAuthor: Norman, VicCode: 60886Price:AU $99.00Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: PORTER PRESS INTERNATIONAL Published date:13/05/2021Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Motoring and aviation enthusiast Vic Norman has led a remarkable life. A trip to the 1954 British Grand Prix left an indelible mark, and he went on to own some of the most coveted road and racing cars of all time. He also founded Rosso Racing, which restored and prepared competition Ferraris, but in the early 1980s his passion for aeroplanes ......
A Story Set in WarAuthor: Gladwell, MalcolmCode: 60818Price:AU $45.00Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date:24/04/2021Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The international bestselling author returns with an exploration of one of the grandest obsessions of the twentieth century The Bomber Mafia is a case study in how dreams go awry. When some shiny new idea drops from the heavens, it does not land softly in our laps. It lands hard, on the ground, and shatters. In the years before the Second World ......
A Fighter Pilot's World War IIAuthor: Richardson, RobertCode: 60849Price:AU $38.99Format: Paperback / 408 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date:30/03/2021Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Knepper's story is the story-in-microcosm of thousands of American fighter pilots in World War II.
Forgotten Women Pilots of Early AviationAuthor: Erisman, FredCode: 60449Price:AU $69.30Format: Paperback / 242 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:07/01/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Amelia Earharts prominence in American aviation during the 1930s obscures a crucial point: she was but one of a closely knit community of women pilots. Although the women were well known in the profession and widely publicized in the press at the time, they are largely overlooked today. Like Earhart, they wrote extensively about aviation and ......
Author: Comte, MichelCode: 56775Price:AU $115.00Format: Hardback / 308 pages Publisher: STEIDL VERLAG Published date:24/12/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book is a visual biography of the legendary Swiss aviation pioneer Alfred Comte (1895-1965). Combining historical photos and documents with texts by Comtes son (also Alfred) and grandson the photographer Michel Comte, the book is the first to comprehensively explore the aviators extraordinary life and achievements. Alfred ......
Author: Currey, NormanCode: 60310Price:AU $17.99Format: Paperback / 182 pages Published date:09/10/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
NORMAN CURREY was born on the North Sea Coast in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1926. His first experience with aircraft was in the Air Training Corps from 1941 to 1943, and after high school he attended the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School for four years at Harfield, a few miles north of London. After graduating, he worked as a stress ......
'Trenchard Brats'Author: Feast, SeanCode: 59996Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:30/09/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence. The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard, the founder of the Royal Air Force, it took the traditional idea of an apprenticeship and interpreted it in a novel way. It allowed teenage boys from any social background or geography to learn a technical trade that would equip ......
Author: Ammerman, Gale RCode: 60245Price:AU $24.08Format: Paperback / 242 pages Published date:25/09/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This is the story of one American glider pilot in World War II. After enlisting in the Army in May 1941, Gale went through basic training and airplane mechanic instruction. In 1942 he volunteered for glider pilot training, going to South Plains Army Flying School, Lubbock, Texas, and later Bowman Field, receiving ground combat training since ......
Author: Reyher, Charles RCode: 60246Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 356 pages Published date:03/09/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
"Memoirs of a B-29 Pilot" chronicles the author's wartime experiences leading up to and as a B-29 Superfortress Aircraft Commander.. He was engaged in the Air Offensive-Japan from the Marianas Islands in the South Pacific. He looks back at those experiences from the professional view of a retired airline captain, having flown over 35 years of ......
Britain and the Aeroplane, 1796-1914Author: Reese, PeterCode: 59966Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:21/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Why did the British, then the leading nation in science and technology, fall far behind in the race to develop the aeroplane before the First World War? Despite their initial advantage, they were overtaken by the Wright brothers in America, by the French and the Germans. Peter Reese, in this highly readable and highly illustrated account, ......
Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and LeaderAuthor: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore RickCode: 58829Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
The Story of Schweizer AircraftAuthor: Schweizer, Paul and WilliamCode: 59865Price:AU $24.95Format: Paperback / 346 pages Published date:01/06/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
The story of Schweizer Aircraft is the story of the American dream. Three brothers became enamored with flight during the golden age of aviation. Aviation becomes their passion. In 1930, they design, build, and then teach themselves to fly in their first glider. They pursue their dream and create a company that eventually produces over six ......
Author: Bramson, AlanCode: 59914Price:AU $24.95Format: Paperback / 232 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:15/04/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The Tiger Moth is one of the major aviation success stories in the history of British aviation. Developed by Geoffrey de Havilland and flown for the first time on October 26 1931, the biplane became the most important elementary trainer used by Commonwealth forces. More than 1,000 Tiger Moths were delivered before WWII, and subsequently around ......
the lives of those who were on boardAuthor: Velzen, Marianne vanCode: 59003Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:31/01/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The first full telling of what happened to MH17 and the stories of those who were killed on that tragic day.
The Life of Jack RichardsonAuthor: Richardson, NicholasCode: 58021Price:AU $57.99Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:25/12/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
'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 ......
The Rochester YearsAuthor: MacDougall, P.Code: 57047Price:AU $44.99Format: HardbackPublisher: FONTHILL Published date:26/11/2019Availability: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.
A life - and a love - of flyingAuthor: Roome, DavidCode: 57823Price:AU $25.52Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: BOOK GUILD PUBLISHING LTD Published date:01/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A first-hand account of life in the Royal Air Force during the Cold War.
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk StoryAuthor: Thomason, TommyCode: 57616Price:AU $59.99Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:22/09/2019Availability: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.
From jet fighter pilot to airline captainAuthor: Enright, TomCode: 56774Price:AU $36.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date:17/07/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
Author: Hale, JulianCode: 56787Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: SHIRE Published date:14/06/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 ......
The Flight of Alcock and BrownAuthor: McGann, OisinCode: 56764Price:AU $16.28Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: O'BRIEN PRESS LTD Published date:10/06/2019Availability: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.
Author: Buchner, HermannCode: 55862Price:AU $24.34Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:01/02/2019Availability: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.
The Complete Inside StoryAuthor: Trubshaw, BrianCode: 55170Price:AU $49.99Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:01/02/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The inside story of this world-famous supersonic passenger jet by the former British chief test pilot
The Flying Legend Who Brought Aviation to the MassesAuthor: Cruddas, ColinCode: 55486Price:AU $65.99Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:14/12/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 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.
Rebuilding Granddad's AircraftAuthor: Bremner, DavidCode: 55732Price:AU $57.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:22/11/2018Availability: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.
The Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018Author: Lepine, MikeCode: 51696Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date:16/09/2018Availability: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.
The True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air RaceAuthor: Jessen, Gene NoraCode: 51798Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 416 pages Published date:15/07/2018Availability: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.
Author: Gurdon, John E.Code: 52375Price:AU $42.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:29/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 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.
The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden CoupleAuthor: Mead, CoreyCode: 51800Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: MACMILLAN Published date:12/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 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?
The Illustrated History of America's Legendary Mach 3 Spy PlaneAuthor: Goodall, James C.Code: 51269Price:AU $99.00Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:01/06/2018Availability: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 ......
A Journey In FlightAuthor: Loncraine, RebeccaCode: 51785Price:AU $39.99Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PICADOR USA Published date:01/05/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
For fans of H is for Hawk and Wild, Skybound is a deeply personal memoir about learning to fly.