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9780008359270

Merlin

The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster Author: Hoyland, Graham Code: 58842 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date: 01/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 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.
9781476680668

The B-25 in the Backyard

My Father's Historic Aircraft Sanctuary Author: Sopolata, Wally Code: 59287 Price: AU $79.95 Format: Paperback / 172 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 17/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020

Only in America could Walter A. Soplata, the son of penniless Czech immigrants, accomplish so much by single-handedly saving historic aircraft from World War II and other periods. After a childhood spent dreaming about having his own airfield, Soplata worked in scrapyards taking apart hundreds of WWII aircraft.

Shocked to see ......

9781911621461

Rate of Climb

Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and Leader Author: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore Rick Code: 58829 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: 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Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
9781760875589

Shot Down : The powerful story of what happened to MH17 over Ukraine and

the lives of those who were on board Author: Velzen, Marianne van Code: 59003 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 31/01/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The first full telling of what happened to MH17 and the stories of those who were killed on that tragic day.
9781781557426

Autogiro Pioneer

The Life of Jack Richardson Author: Richardson, Nicholas Code: 58021 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 25/12/2019 Availability: 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 ......
9781781557303

Short Brothers

The Rochester Years Author: MacDougall, P. Code: 57047 Price: AU $44.99 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.
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 $19.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: SHIRE Published date: 14/06/2019 Availability: 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 ......
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 $34.79 (was AU $57.99) 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 $33.74 (was AU $44.99) 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 $24.99 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.
9781911621089

Over and Above

Author: Gurdon, John E. Code: 52375 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 29/06/2018 Availability: 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.
9780764355042

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The Illustrated History of America's Legendary Mach 3 Spy Plane Author: Goodall, James C. Code: 51269 Price: AU $99.00 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 ......
9780760357996

Air Force One

The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency Author: Veronico, Nicholas Code: 51419 Price: AU $27.00 (was AU $45.00) 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 ......

9781760632397

The Flying Kangaroo

Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and theSometimes Just Plain Strange Author: Jim Eames Code: 59377 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 24/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

From its earliest days, Qantas has attracted its fair share of unusual challenges and unique characters. These are the stories of a great airline and the people who made it, told by a man who has Qantas blood running through his veins. They are hilarious, nostalgic, heroic and sometimes even odd. They are about the brilliant risk takers who ......

9780750983662

A Passion for Speed

The Daring Life of Mildred, The Honourable Mrs Victor Bruce Author: Smiddy, Paul Code: 50902 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/09/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 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.
9781781555842

Time Flies

Reflections of a Fighter Pilot Author: Hamilton, David Code: 48648 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) 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 ......
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: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
9781781555910

Night Hawk

Flight Lieutenant Karl Kuttelwascher DFC and Bar, the Raf's GreatestNight Intruder Ace Author: Darlington, Roger Code: 49076 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Karel Kuttelwascher may have had a German surname, but he was a Czech who became the scourge of the Luftwaffe bombers operating from France and the Low Countries in 1942. Flying with the RAF's legendary No. 1 Squadron, his destruction of fifteen aircraft in only three months earned him the DFC twice in a mere forty-two days, and made him the RAF's ......
9781473891531

Coming Down in the Drink

The Survival of Bomber Pilot Goldfish, John Brennan DFC Author: Feast, Sean Code: 47203 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 190 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of Flight Lieutenant John Brennan DFC, one of the last surviving members of the famed Goldfish Club to have seen service during the Second World War.
9781780226651

Trenchard: Father of the Royal Air Force

The Biography Author: Miller, Russell Code: 47425 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON Published date: 09/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The definitive biography of the father of the Royal Air Force.
9781473866843

Camel Combat Ace

The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFC Author: Marsden, Barry M. Code: 47232 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 100 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An enthralling biography of an overlooked Great War hero.
9781612004402

Three in Thirteen

The Story of a Mosquito Night Fighter Ace Author: Coughlin, Geoff Code: 47400 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of Joe Singleton, a Mosquito night fighter pilot in World War II, who shot down three German Junkers planes over Hull in 1944. Traces his journey from beginner to celebrated expert, and the early days of radar technology with which he learned to excel.
9780750970334

Avro

The History of an Aircraft Company in Photographs Author: Holmes, Harry Code: 47275 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 02/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of A.V. Roe and Company Ltd (Avro) begins in the very earliest years of aviation, only a few years after man's first powered flight. Alliot Verdon Roe was one of Britain's pioneer aviators and in 1910 he founded the company that bears his name. Famous for well-designed, reliable aeroplanes, Avro's greatest achievements were two bombers, ......
9781473895409

Bader's Last Fight

An in-Depth Investigation of a Great WWII Mystery Author: Saunders, Andy Code: 47207 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 234 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 30/01/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Investigates the circumstances behind the shooting down of one of the most famous Allied fighter pilots of the Second World War.
9781473881693

Aces, Airmen and the Biggin Hill Wing

A Collective Memoir 1941 - 1942 Author: Tan, Jon Code: 47226 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 250 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 02/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Offers a fascinating snap-shot of daily life at RAF Biggin Hill during one of the most dynamic periods of its history.
9780316339407

Indestructible

One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII Author: Bruning, John R. Code: 47266 Price: AU $56.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: HACHETTE Published date: 27/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A remarkable, untold WWII story: INDESTRUCTIBLE is an against-all-odds tale of a renegade pilot consumed by his personal mission to rescue his family in time of war--and who happened to change its very course along the way.
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 ......

9781473882508

Night Hunter's Prey

The Lives and Deaths of an RAF Gunner and a Luftwaffe Pilot Author: Gordon, Iain Code: 47197 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 04/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Studies the short lives and parallel military flying careers of two combatants giving and interesting comparisons of serving in the RAF and Luftwaffe.
9780062564320

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

Author: Sullenberger, Captain Chesley B, III Code: 46111 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW Published date: 30/08/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability

Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. On January 15, ......

9781760294045

The Man Who Saved Smithy: Fighter pilot, pioneer aviator, hero

The life of Sir Gordon Taylor GC, MC Author: Searle, Rick Code: 59381 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 27/08/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Patrick Gordon Bill Taylor was a pioneer of Australian aviation. As a fighter pilot during the First World War, he was awarded the Military Cross and discovered a life-long passion for flight and air navigation. Returning to Australia after the war, he became a close friend of Charles Kingsford Smith; they went on to form an incredible flying ......

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 ......
9781910690239

Oswald Boelcke

Germany's First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat Author: Head, R. G. Code: 40516 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: GRUB Published date: 29/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Oswald Boelcke was Germany's first ace in World War One with a total of forty victories. His character, inspirational leadership, organisational genius, development of air-to-air tactics and impact on aerial doctrine are all reasons why Boelcke remains an important figure in the history of air warfare.
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.
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.
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