The Early Days of Helicopter OperationsAuthor: David, Taylor,Code: 56798Price:AU $50.93Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:30/07/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
There have been many books written about operations during the Indonesian Confrontation and the enormous contribution made by the helicopter squadrons to the successful outcome of hostilities, but almost nothing of a similar nature concerning the Malayan Emergency - until now.
An Operational and Retirement HistoryAuthor: Jeram-Croft, LarryCode: 55876Price:AU $50.93Format: Hardback / 280 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:01/12/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Tells the story of the Wasp in the words of the people who were most deeply and passionately involved in its design, development and operation.
True Tales from Operators of Military and Civilian RotorcraftAuthor: Pike, RichardCode: 51533Price:AU $40.74Format: Hardback / 184 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:01/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Helicopter Boys is the latest addition to Grub Street's Boys series from acclaimed author Richard Pike, exploring the role of helicopters in military and civilian situations. With over fourteen contributors, Helicopter Boys contains stories of the diverse nature of helicopter operations.
A Life in CombatAuthor: Borlace, MikeCode: 50435Price:AU $24.64Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:18/03/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in Rhodesia during the 1970s.
The Chronicles of a Public-Safety Helicopter PilotAuthor: McDonald, Kevin (University of Melbourne)Code: 50978Price:AU $28.88Format: Paperback / 350 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:20/02/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Travis County STAR Flight, in Austin, Texas, is recognized as one of the premier public-safety helicopter programs in the United States. Life Inside the Dead Mans Curve is a firsthand account of the tragedy and triumph witnessed by STAR Flight crews as they respond to a myriad of emergencies, everything from traumatic injuries to rescues--and ......
Author: Brennan, J.Code: 50808Price:AU $65.00Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:19/01/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art brings to light over 250 recently recovered Vietnam War photographs from Army aviation veterans. The vast majority of these photographs have never before been published, with them all capturing that quintessential and unmistakable American war custom of embellishing ones assigned aircraft with personalized ......
Images of WarAuthor: Green, MichaelCode: 49495Price:AU $34.61Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:11/10/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The helicopter came on the scene too late to play other than a minor role in the Second World War but by the Korean conflict the Bell H-13 Sioux, OH-23 Raven and Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw were in service. It was in Vietnam that the US military helicopters really came into their own and the best known were the Bell UH-1 Iriquois (known as the ......
Life, Death and HelicoptersAuthor: Greenberg, DaveCode: 49579Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE NEW ZEALAND LTD Published date:02/10/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Stories from a life spent in the emergency services - true tales of rescue and adventure.When Dave Greenberg was just 13 years old, he saved a life for the first time, using CPR. He already knew that he wanted to spend his life helping others in times of crisis, and that harrowing event on a city footpath only confirmed this desire. He went on to ......
From Design to Front LineAuthor: Pittman, RichCode: 49439Price:AU $30.54Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:15/09/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
As one of the most iconic helicopters of all time reaches thirty, Rich Pittman offers a richly illustrated look back at a vehicle that remains popular with armed services and aviation enthusiasts around the world. The helicopter used to be designated the EH101 and is now the AW101.
Author: Hargreave, ThomasCode: 47367Price:AU $13.90Format: Paperback / 104 pages Publisher: OLD POND PUBLISHING Published date:20/01/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Know Your Helicopters is a pocket-sized book detailing 44 types of helicopters most commonly seen in service today from the smallest Robinson to the biggest Mil, including Bells, Boeings, Sikorskys and many more. A photograph of each machine is included.
Kamov's Hokum Attack Helicopter Story 1977-2015Author: Mladenov, AlexanderCode: 47369Price:AU $59.90Format: UndefinedPublisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:15/10/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Kamov Ka-50 (NATO codename Hokum) was developed as a new-generation heavily-armoured attack helicopter - originally conceived as a one-to-one replacement of the Mi-24 Hind. The programme was launched at the Moscow-based Kamov Experimental Design Bureau in the late 1970s. The concept - promoted by the then young and inventive head of Kamov, ......
Product BrochuresAuthor: Minnick, WendellCode: 46255Price:AU $31.35Format: Paperback / 98 pages Publisher: CREATESPACE Published date:12/08/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
This volume is a collection of product brochures collected at airshows and defense exhibitions around Asia. The brochures will provide the researcher with primary source material on Chinese helicopters, including both civilian and military applications. This volume includes a list of acronyms and an index. The following helicopters are profiled: ......
Helicopter Warfare in AfricaAuthor: Venter, Al J.Code: 40503Price:AU $75.00Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:28/07/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
"When "The Chopper Boys" was published 20 years ago, there were three editions, one each for Britain, the United States and South Africa.
(HAS Mk 2, Mk 3 and HMA Mk 8 Models)Author: Howard, LeeCode: 38335Price:AU $39.95Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:07/07/2016Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The Westland Lynx is the Royal Navys agile, versatile, multi-role combat ship-borne helicopter that has been in service around the world for over 40 years, from Antarctica to the Gulf and Caribbean. During that time it has fought in wars, provided humanitarian assistance and has been used for geological survey work. Aviation engineer and author ......
Author: 9781534923546Code: 40276Price:AU $62.78Format: Paperback / 198 pages Publisher: CREATESPACE Published date:02/07/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
One problem with helicoptering is that there are virtually no flying clubs, at least of the sort that exist for fixed wing, so pilots get very little chance to swap stories, unless they meet in a muddy field somewhere, waiting for their passengers. As a result, the same mistakes are being made and the same lessons learnt separately instead of ......
Author: Willmin, DarrenCode: 47798Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:19/05/2016Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A Pictorial review of the revolutionary Apache attack helicopter. The Apache is the primary attack helicopter in Europe and is mainly used by the British Army Air Corps. Darren Willmin, a keen aviation photographer captures the Apache through the lens at many prime locations including air shows and the British Army Air Corp training ground.
Helicopters - Commands - Schools - Wings - SquadronsAuthor: Roberts, Michael L.Code: 49995Price:AU $57.88Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:12/01/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The patch is a customized emblem designed specifically for a particular organization. An emblem is often displayed on patches, decals, plaques, and other memorabilia. Pride and comraderie in the crew is a direct result of the patch as a daily reminder that a specific unit is the best in the Navy. This volume covers over 1,900 patches of US Navy ......
Featuring Over 80 Helicopters Shown in More Than 300 Historical and Modern PhotographsAuthor: Francis CrosbyCode: 37473Price:AU $28.95Format: Mixed media product / 160 pages Publisher: ANNESS PUBLISHING Published date:30/09/2015Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
The military helicopter is a vital element of the fighting capability of any modern army, with its ability to evacuate and replace wounded troops, and to maintain food, ammunition and other supplies. This volume covers over 80 production military helicopters in detail. It is illustrated with over 300 photographs from museums, and libraries.
Author: Howard, LeeCode: 37123Price:AU $44.95Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:04/12/2014Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
An insight into the design, construction and operation of the Royal Navys classic search and rescue helicopter. For more than 25 years the Agusta Westland Sea King has been that most welcome of sights around the English coast, providing essential Search and Rescue (SAR) capabilities for those in peril both on land and at sea. The Royal Navy ......
Howard Hughes' Amazing Pioneering Helicopter ExploitsAuthor: Porter, Donald J.Code: 39814Price:AU $47.99Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:01/07/2014Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The first book to reveal how movie mogul Howard Hughes' aircraft division emerged from a hobby shop into an empire to be later sold for $490 million
Author: McNab, ChrisCode: 32377Price:AU $39.95Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:20/06/2014Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The RAFs rugged twin-rotor Chinook support helicopter has been involved in most of the UKs military operations stretching back to the Falklands Conflict, Northern Ireland and in both Gulf Wars, to peacekeeping in Bosnia, operations in Kosovo, the evacuation of Sierra Leone, and most recently its high profile missions in Afghanistan. Author ......
Fifty Years of Sharks Teeth and FangsAuthor: Verier, MikeCode: 38700Price:AU $50.99Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:30/01/2014Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
An extensively illustrated and well researched history of the Cobra helicopter and the various landmarks that have characterised it's service career.Relays the story of the Cobra's development from original concept to details of contemporary employment and usage. Includes first hand accounts, photographs and air craft profiles.
Author: Padfield, R.RandallCode: 38745Price:AU $37.95Format: Paperback / 544 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:01/11/2013Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Updated for the first time in 20 years, this complete guide to helicopter flight training introduces the beginner pilot to common maneuvers and flight mechanics, and helps you navigate the transition into the professional pilot industry.
Howard Hughes's Amazing Pioneering Helicopter ExploitsAuthor: Porter, Donald JCode: 39812Price:AU $55.00Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:11/06/2013Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Howard Hughes popularised the light helicopter trainer, mass-produced the first turbine-powered light observation helicopter, led the way in hot cycle rotorcraft propulsion research and, finally, developed the world's most advanced attack helicopter - the Apache - that was purchased and also saw service with the UK.
Featuring Over 80 Helicopters with 500 Historical and Modern PhotographsAuthor: Crosby, FrancisCode: 30847Price:AU $34.95Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS Published date:19/02/2013Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Provides an illustrated overview of the military helicopter. This title begins with a detailed history, from the ideas of Leonardo da Vinci through to the tilt-rotor aircraft that have operated with coalition forces in Afghanistan. It contains an A-Z directory covering over 80 production military helicopters in detail.
Author: Don HarwardCode: 25782Price:AU $39.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:01/07/2012Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher's Notes: Distant Thunder details the engrossing experiences of a helicopter pilot's tales of war told through letters that come straight from the heart. Often the author laboured well into the night after a mission still wearing the dusty flight suit which bore witness to the events he penned. Don Harward was torn between two worlds; ......
A Step-By-Step Illustrated Guide to Performing All Helicopter Flight OpeAuthor: Dale, RyanCode: 39190Price:AU $34.99Format: Spiral bound / 102 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:25/10/2011Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Providing a detailed look at helicopter maneuvers, the information in this guide helps to solidify concepts gained from flight training in a student pilot's mind by incorporating the Practical Test Standards into every maneuver description. The graphical and textual explanations work in conjunction with an instructor's lessons, allowing students ......
Author: Lee HowardCode: 24534Price:AU $109.95Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: AIR-BRITAIN (HISTORIANS) Published date:01/07/2011Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher's notes: Fleet Air Arm helicopters have seen action in Korea, Malaya, Suez, Borneo, Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Beirut, Turkey, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan.They have provided vital Search and Rescue, humanitarian relief, counter-terrorist, counter-narcotic and anti-piracy roles both at home and abroad ever since ......
Author: National GeographicCode: 24395Price:AU $34.95Format: DVD / 150 mins Publisher: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT Published date:01/07/2010Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Producer's notes: Who Flies The Most Dangerous Skies In America? They come from all over the world to face subzero temperatures and the toughest flying conditions: blinding snow storms, seemingly impossible landings and precarious mountain passes. They respond to emergency calls and urgent situations, be it a lone trapper in rugged Talkeetna ......
Author: Bill YenneCode: 23676Price:AU $59.95Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date:01/07/2010Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: Although primitive unmanned TV-guided airplanes were used in combat during World War II, it is only recently that these machines have matured into the most significant new method of aerial combat since the beginning of contemporary warfare. The fact that onboard human pilots are no longer needed for these aircraft to carry ......
Author: Alexander MladenovCode: 23631Price:AU $19.95Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:01/07/2010Availability:Available. Please contact us for availability details
Publisher's Notes: With its distinctive double-cockpit design, the Mi-24 ‘Hind’ is arguably the most recognizable war machine of the Cold War, and has achieved near-legendary status in the annals of military history. The first Soviet helicopter to function as both a gunship and an assault transport, it served extensively in Afghanistan, and is ......
Author: Alan BristowCode: 32699Price:AU $59.95Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:01/03/2010Availability:Available. Please contact us for availability details
Alan Bristow, founder of Bristow Helicopters, died seven days after completing his autobiography. He was a truly remarkable man; his full-page obituary was published in The Times and The Daily Telegraph. As a merchant navy officer cadet during the war Bristow survived two sinkings, played a part in the evacuation of Rangoon and was credited with ......
Author: Ed MacyCode: 23120Price:AU $34.95Format: Paperback / 280 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:01/07/2009Availability:Sold Out
Publisher's Notes: May 2006. Pilot Ed Macy arrives in Afghanistan with a contingent of Apache AH Mk1. It's the first operational tour for the deadly, difficult machines and confidence in the cripplingly expensive attack helicopter is low. It doesn't help that for their first month 'in action', Ed and his mates see little more than the back-end ......