A Personal History of Homebuilt AircraftAuthor: Bjorkman, Eileen A.Code: 57140Price:AU $35.56Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS Published date:12/09/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2019
On July 25, 2010, Arnold Ebneter flew across the country in a plane he designed and built himself, setting an aviation world record for aircraft of its class. He was eighty-two at the time and the flight represented the culmination of a dream he'd cultivated since his childhood in the 1930s. Eileen Bjorkman - herself a pilot and aeronautical ......
The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' LidseyAuthor: White, AndrewCode: 56877Price:AU $40.64Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date:01/09/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2019
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.
A Life for AviationAuthor: Comte, MichelCode: 56775Price:AU $116.20Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:18/07/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
This book is a visual biography of the legendary Swiss aviation pioneer Alfred Comte (1895-1965). Combining historical photos and documents with texts by Comte's son (also Alfred) and grandson, the photographer Michel Comte, the book is the first to comprehensively explore the aviator's extraordinary life and achievements.
The Rochester YearsAuthor: MacDougall, P.Code: 57047Price:AU $39.99Format: HardbackPublisher: FONTHILL Published date:18/07/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
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.
Author: Hale, JulianCode: 56787Price:AU $16.28Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: SHIRE Published date:14/06/2019Availability: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 ......
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.
From jet fighter pilot to airline captainAuthor: Enright, TomCode: 56774Price:AU $36.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date:25/05/2019Availability: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 ......
A True Story of Murder, Adventure, Danger, Romance, and Derring-DoAuthor: Baxter, CarolCode: 56955Price:AU $30.99Format: Paperback / 376 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:07/05/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The remarkable true story of a beguiling 1920s housewife who seeks international fame, fortune and adventure as an aviator but finds herself the central figure in a sensational Miami murder trial.
Author: Tise, Larry E.Code: 56945Price:AU $31.95Format: Paperback / 164 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:18/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
When the world learned that Wilbur and Orville Wright had performed man's first powered, controlled flights at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903, that sleepy village became an international landmark. In addition to recording their first flight in one of the twentieth century's most famous photographs, the Wrights took hundreds of other images of the ......
How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation HistoryAuthor: O'Brien, KeithCode: 55844Price:AU $24.77Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:05/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s--and won
The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation PioneerAuthor: Nelson, SueCode: 55131Price:AU $42.43Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS Published date:04/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to complete NASA's 1961 Women in Space program. Funk breezed through the rigorous physical and mental tests, her scores beating those of many of the male candidates--even John Glenn. Just one week before Funk was to enter the final phase of training, the entire program was ......
Author: Schuck, WalterCode: 54344Price:AU $23.99Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:16/02/2019Availability: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 ......
A HistoryAuthor: Simons, Graham M.Code: 55856Price:AU $61.11Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:11/02/2019Availability: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.
The Courage and Sacrifice of Bomber Command in World War IIAuthor: Wilson, KevinCode: 55132Price:AU $47.06Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: PEGASUS ENTERTAINMENT Published date:05/02/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The story of the everyday heroism of bomber crews in 1944, a turning point in the war against Germany.
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 from UK 1-2 business days
The inside story of this world-famous supersonic passenger jet by the former British chief test pilot
Author: Innes, BillCode: 55868Price:AU $38.68Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: WHITTLES PUBLISHING Published date:10/01/2019Availability: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!
Allen E. Paulson, Aviation EntrepreneurAuthor: Porter, Donald J.Code: 55088Price:AU $59.40Format: Paperback / 191 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date:30/12/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The poor boy raised on a farm on the Mississippi would become the owner of the Fortune 500 aerospace empire, Gulfstream Aerospace. It was a convoluted journey for this visionary tycoon of modern aviation, and the contradictions were many. This book tells the story of Allen Paulson, ambitious, reticent, generous, frugal, confident and ......
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 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.
Charles A. Lindbergh's Famous Transatlantic Ryan MonoplaneAuthor: Marriott, LeoCode: 52090Price:AU $39.95Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:13/12/2018Availability: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, ......
Rebuilding Granddad's AircraftAuthor: Bremner, DavidCode: 55732Price:AU $55.00Format: 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 $39.99Format: 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 Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American AcesAuthor: Hampton, DanCode: 51536Price:AU $43.09Format: Paperback / 560 pages Publisher: HARPERLUXE Published date:07/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot chronicles another thrilling chapter in American aviation history: the race to break the sound barrier.
The True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air RaceAuthor: Jessen, Gene NoraCode: 51798Price:AU $23.77Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:15/07/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The inspiring, true story of the first female pilots taking their rightful place in the exciting world of aviation.
A Pictorial HistoryAuthor: Wilson, KeithCode: 50204Price:AU $28.43Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:14/07/2018Availability: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 ......
Author: Gurdon, John E.Code: 52375Price:AU $32.00Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:29/06/2018Availability: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.
Airmen of Achievement in WartimeAuthor: Kaplan, PhilipCode: 50952Price:AU $43.41Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: SKYHORSE US Published date:24/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden CoupleAuthor: Mead, CoreyCode: 51800Price:AU $40.00Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: MACMILLAN Published date:12/06/2018Availability: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?
The Illustrated History of America's Legendary Mach 3 Spy PlaneAuthor: Goodall, James C.Code: 51269Price:AU $65.13Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:01/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 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 ......
The Autobiography of a Box-Kite PioneerAuthor: Merriam, Frederick WarrenCode: 51585Price:AU $40.72Format: Hardback / 131 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:24/05/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
At the controls of a Bristol Box-kite, in 1912 he was the first pilot in Britain to fly through cloud
Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic CrossingAuthor: Hampton, DanCode: 51260Price:AU $24.59Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:15/05/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
"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 ......
Untold Story of American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against JapanAuthor: Kleiner, SamuelCode: 51265Price:AU $40.53Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:15/05/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 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.
The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden CoupleAuthor: Mead, CoreyCode: 51273Price:AU $12.15(was
AU $40.51)Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FLATIRON BOOKS Published date:08/05/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Corey Meads The Lost Pilots is the saga of two star crossed pilots who soar to the greatest heights of fame, tailspin into scandal and crime, and go the ultimate lengths for a chance at redemption...
A Journey In FlightAuthor: Loncraine, RebeccaCode: 51785Price:AU $39.99Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PICADOR USA Published date:01/05/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
For fans of H is for Hawk and Wild, Skybound is a deeply personal memoir about learning to fly.