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9781911621461

Rate of Climb

Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and Leader Author: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore Rick Code: 58829 Price: AU $49.11 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 30/04/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2020
Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
9780008359270

Merlin

The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster Author: Hoyland, Graham Code: 58842 Price: AU $26.96 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date: 20/04/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2020
The most iconic planes of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving that resulted in a war-winning design.
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 ......
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.
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
9780997285628

Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! Volume II

Author: Hall, Jerry Code: 46146 Price: AU $25.84 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Published date: 07/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Jerry Halls spiral into the Vortex continues with Volume II of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! As a Forward Air Controller (FAC) in the Viet Nam War, Jerrys journey takes him from innocence and a profound sense of pride in wearing his uniform to the depths of despair, self-loathing, and grief. In Volume II, Jerry tells the story of his rapid ......

9781935186809

God Has Always Been My Co-Pilot

Author: Wells, MR James (Ars-USDA) Code: 46345 Price: AU $23.49 Format: Paperback / 164 pages Publisher: WALDENHOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC. Published date: 02/08/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Jim Wells, a poor, God loving, Alabama farm boy dreamed of being a pilot. He rose successfully from transmission repair technician, to business owner, to instrument rated commercial pilot with more than 10,000 hours as a charter and air ambulance pilot doing things in airplanes that no one had ever done before. His memoir chronicles his ......
9781515958291

Boyd (CD MP3 Audiobook)

The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War Author: Coram, Robert Code: 40181 Price: AU $39.27 Format: Audio / 1183 mins Publisher: TANTOR MEDIA, INC Published date: 26/07/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of John Boyd, a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military-and all of America-for decades to come.
9781515908296

Boyd (CD Audio)

The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War Author: Coram, Robert Code: 40179 Price: AU $59.70 Format: Audio / 1183 mins Publisher: TANTOR MEDIA, INC Published date: 26/07/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of John Boyd, a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military-and all of America-for decades to come.
9780692744826

Remarkable Career of Jack Reeder

Author: Chambers, Mark Code: 46127 Price: AU $25.13 Format: Paperback / 254 pages Published date: 15/07/2016 Availability: Sold Out
NACA/NASA Langley's John P. "Jack" Reeder, one of America's first engineering test pilots, test flew 235 types of aircraft/rotorcraft over a 42-year career. He was also the agency's first true helicopter pilot. His test piloting tally remains unsurpassed by no one in the world. Even more remarkable, Reeder remained humble despite his impressive ......
9781522696759

Adak (CD Audio MP3)

The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 Author: Jampoler, Andrew C A Code: 40194 Price: AU $15.70 Format: CD-Audio / 600 mins Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS Published date: 12/07/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
In the tradition of great tales of men against the sea, this story offers a compelling look at courage and commitment in the face of certain tragedy. It is a powerful blend of human drama and real-life naval operations, but unlike most books in the genre, its heroes are airmen not seamen, and most survived their ordeal. Published on the ......
9781522696612

Kimberly's Flight (CD Audio MP3)

The Story of Captain Kimberly Hampton, America's First Woman Combat Pilo Author: Hampton, Ann Code: 40193 Price: AU $15.70 Format: CD-Audio / 420 mins Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS Published date: 12/07/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
U.S. Army Captain Kimberly N. Hampton was living her dream: flying armed helicopters in combat and commanding D Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry, the armed reconnaissance aviation squadron of the 82nd Airborne Division. An all-American girl from a small southern mill town, Kimberly was a top scholar, student body president, ROTC battalion ......
9781927755495

Life of Flight

One Pilot's Story, from Piper Cubs to 747s and Beyond Author: Gartshore, Robert "Bob" Code: 46344 Price: AU $21.99 Format: Paperback / 172 pages Published date: 08/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Bob Gartshore's 44-year flying career spanned a period of rapid aviation development - from fabric-covered Piper Cubs to Boeing 747s. He logged more than 21,000 hours flying to six continents for the RCAF and three airlines. Bob was an instructor on numerous aircraft, Link Trainers and simulators. As captain, he progressed from the Harvard T-6, to ......
9781604521221

Trans World Airlines a Book of Memories

Author: Proctor, Jon Code: 46261 Price: AU $47.06 Format: Paperback / 282 pages Publisher: BLUEWATERPRESS LLC Published date: 08/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A history of TWA offered in a different and most unique format... through the eyewitness experiences of its flight crews and ground workers, as well as friends of the company who share their reminiscences.

TWA was a pioneer and an important domestic and international airline that played prominently in developing commercial aviation. This book ......
9781530798797

Dji Phantom 3 Standard

Basic Reference Author: Keast, Greg Code: 40207 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 122 pages Publisher: CREATESPACE Published date: 13/06/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
This booklet is written for beginning pilots who are interested in flying the DJI Phantom 3, Standard Model and serves to supplement the DJI manual, not replace it. It takes an in-depth look at the DJI GO app, offers many useful tips, and can save you time, money, and headaches. The information in the booklet is current as of June 2016 and is ......
9781782224563

Long Distance Flyer G-Ebfo

Author: Ward, Kenneth T Code: 40370 Price: AU $30.79 Format: Paperback / 170 pages Publisher: PARAGON PUBLISHING Published date: 13/05/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
An exciting novel based on an historical event of the very first long-distance flight to Australia, and return to London, in 1926. Familiar as Alan Cobham was with long distance flights, flying from England to Australia and back in a small seaplane offered a new and dangerous adventure.
9781522601906

Come Up and Get Me (CD Audio MP3)

An Autobiography of Colonel Joe Kittinger Author: Kittinger, Joe Code: 40186 Price: AU $15.70 Format: CD-Audio / 540 mins Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS Published date: 10/05/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
A few years after his release from a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp, in 1973, Colonel Joseph Kittinger retired from the Air Force. Restless and unchallenged, he turned to ballooning, a lifelong passion as well as a constant diversion for his imagination during his imprisonment. His primary goal was a solitary circumnavigation of the globe, ......
9781634983372

Memoir of a Flight Attendant

The First 2 Years Author: Bowens, Ne'chell Code: 40349 Price: AU $20.35 Format: Paperback / 102 pages Publisher: BOOKSTAND PUBLISHING Published date: 06/05/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
As a woman who was recently laid-off and simultaneously proceeding with a divorce, Ne'Chell Bowens was on the verge of giving up. Embarrassment and thoughts of failure consumed her as she strived to rebuild the foundation that was broken. That was until she was offered her dream job of being a flight attendant. Not familiar with the airline ......
9780642278869

Taking Flight

Lores Bonney's Extraordinary Flying Career Author: Alexander, Kristen Code: 38411 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 280 pages Published date: 01/03/2016 Availability: Sold Out
From her first taste of the air when she joined Bert Hinkler in the cockpit for a joy ride in 1928, Lores Bonney was hooked. With her aviation licence and the support of her husband, she took to the Australian and international skies and braved the challenge of long-distance flying. In 1931 Lores broke the Australian record for the longest one-day ......
9781634905879

Charter Pilot

Rare Adventures in Aviation Author: Mark a Burgess Code: 37528 Price: AU $31.95 Format: Hardback / 132 pages Publisher: BOOKLOCKER.COM Published date: 15/07/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Anyone interested in general aviation, its history, and the funny and sometimes-scary adventures of a professional pilot will enjoy Mark Burgess' stories. With wry humor, he takes us on his journey from an airplane-happy small-town youth, to certified 17-year-old pilot, to instructor and inspector of other pilots. He has flown donated organs, fire ......
9781442241725

Skyward

Man's Mastery of the Air Author: Richard E. Byrd Code: 37818 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 424 pages Publisher: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD Published date: 15/05/2015 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Skyward is as much the memoir of great American explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. as it is a fascinating narrative of America's early aviation history, much of which Byrd shaped with his explorations as a naval pilot and pioneering scientist. Byrd's outsized ambition has inspired generations to dare to push technological limits in order to ......
9781925275179

Shot Down

A secret diary of one POWs long march to freedom Author: Kerr, Alex Code: 49105 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 296 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Alex’s Wellington, a twin-engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those trying four years he was held captive, Alex kept a secret diary. This book reproduces his diary entries in a fascinating account of all ......
9780786496778

Eugene Ely, Daredevil Aviator

First Shipboard Landing and Takeoff Author: Miller, William M. Code: 38536 Price: AU $70.71 Format: Paperback / 277 pages Published date: 30/01/2015 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Eugene Burton Ely was buried the day after his 25th birthday, less than a half-mile from where he was born. No sooner had he captured the world's eye and gained the fame he sought, than he crashed into the earth. Until 1911, the last year of his life, hardly anyone knew his name - a century later, nothing has changed. If he is known at all it's ......
9780760346020

The Red Baron

Graphic History of Richthofen's Flying Circus and Air War,WWII Author: Wayne Vansant Code: 35591 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 104 pages Publisher: MOTOR BOOKS INTERNATIONAL Published date: 08/12/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In The Red Baron, graphic artist and author Wayne Vansant illustrates the incredible story of Manfred von Richthofen, whose unparalleled piloting prowess as a member of the Imperial German Army Air Service made him a World War I celebrity, both in the air and on the ground. In his signature style, enjoyed by readers of Normandy and Bombing Nazi ......
9781574415766

Nancy Love and the Wasp Ferry Pilots of World War II

Author: Sarah Byrn Rickman Code: 32925 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: UNIVERSAL EXPRESS TRADING Published date: 30/09/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability
She flew the swift P-51 and the capricious P-38, but the heavy, four-engine B-17 bomber and C-54 transport were her forte. This is the story of Nancy Harkness Love who, early in World War II, recruited and led the first group of twenty-eight women to fly military aircraft for the US Army.
9781743568736

Born to Fly

Author: Campbell, Ryan Code: 38604 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Published date: 01/08/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
"I will never forget my first flight, the feeling of being pushed back in the seat, the rumbling that suddenly turned into silence. It fascinated me then, it does now." When Ryan Campbell was six, he fell in love with aeroplanes. Inspired by his first flight, and his uncle and grandfather who were both aviators, flying was a passion that ......
9780776630465

Taking Aviation to New Heights: Biography of Pierre Jeanniot

Author: Jacqueline Cardinal Code: 32397 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 408 pages Publisher: UNIVERSAL EXPRESS TRADING Published date: 30/05/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability

To chart the inspiring journey of Pierre Jeanniot is to trace the remarkable development of the air transport industry. In his youth, Jeanniot survived the bombing of Rome, the occupation of France, and was a witness to the Resistance in the Jura Mountains. In 1963, after the Sainte-Therese air tragedy and the threat of finding himself jobless, ......

9780992620721

Mosquito Down!

Memoir of WWII Bomber Command Pilot on the Run in Germany Author: Frank Dell Code: 35577 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 22/05/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Frank Dell’s experience as a Second World War pilot with the Royal Air Force’s Light Night Striking Force takes an even more dramatic turn when his Mosquito is shot down over Germany on the night of 14/15 October 1944. In Mosquito Down Frank recounts his escape from the disintegrating aircraft, his descent by parachute, and how, battered and ......
9780345538031

Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss

Author: Lawrence Goldstone Code: 32407 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: BALLENTINE BOOKS Published date: 06/05/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation. The feud between this nations great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American ......

9781496100818

Amelia Was Right

Author: Gene Nora Jessen Code: 32290 Price: AU $64.99 Format: Paperback / 118 pages Publisher: CREATESPACE Published date: 25/03/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Amelia Earhart entitled her book "The Fun of It." THIS book relates humorous aviation adventures -- what pilots call hangar flying. Amelia was right . . . Flying is fun!
9781492871422

Artistry of the Great Flyer: Managing Emergency Maneuvers

Author: Jim Alsip Code: 32579 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: CREATESPACE Published date: 16/01/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability
"The Artistry of the Great Flyer" teaches stick and rudder skills all too often missed in pilot training. For those pilots who have grown fearful, bored, or uninspired by flying, Jim Alsip offers profound insight that will have you flying safer, better, and with more joy. Most pilots know of a good pilot who lost his life in a maneuvering ......
9781494762889

Waiting...to Happen!: The Tragedy of Air India Express Flight Ix812

Author: Kohli, Capt Samir Code: 31794 Price: AU $23.57 Format: Paperback / 274 pages Published date: 31/12/2013 Availability: Please contact us for availability

This is a true story. All the incidents and events depicted herein, are dramatizations of actual events that have occurred and are based on official investigation reports issued by the relevant government authorities for information, and use of the public. Information about the flight IX812, Air India, Air India Express, Airports Authority of ......

9781494243593

Broken Controller: : An Air Traffic Controller's Story

Author: MR Carl McLelland Code: 32592 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 194 pages Published date: 16/12/2013 Availability: Please contact us for availability
BROKEN CONTROLLER is the true story of Carl McLelland's career as an Army and then FAA air traffic controller. From a tiny radar van on the battlefields of Vietnam, to the control tower and radar room in one of the nation's busiest airports, Carl tells the story of his meteoric rise in this unique career field. It isn't anything like you see on ......
9780957116351

No Flight From The Cage

Memoir of a Bomber Command Prisoner of War WWII Author: Carlton Younger Code: 35578 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 25/07/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Originally published in 1956, former Second World War prisoner-of-war Calton Youngers No Flight from the Cage received critical acclaim. One critic wrote, the book goes below the surface of prison camp life and shows a remarkable insight into the minds of men forced to live under conditions of tension and strain. The former Royal Australian Air ......
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Air Crash Investigations: Season 1-14: 36 DVD Box Set

Author: Battlebridge Code: 31926 Price: AU $179.95 Format: DVD / 5700 mins Publisher: ALL INTERACTIVE DISTRIBUTION Published date: 03/07/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

A gripping non-fiction series, Air Crash Investigations investigates recent high-profile air disasters to uncover how and why they happened. Air Crash Investigations depicts the chaotic fear among the passengers, the struggles in the cockpits, on the bridges, or in the engine rooms, and the frantic attempts on the ground to avoid the impending ......

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