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Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.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 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: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.
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.
From jet fighter pilot to airline captainAuthor: Enright, TomCode: 56774Price:AU $36.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date:17/07/2019Availability: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 ......
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 ......
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 $34.79(was
AU $57.99)Format: 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 $33.74(was
AU $44.99)Format: 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 Aircraft of the Modern U.S. PresidencyAuthor: Veronico, NicholasCode: 51419Price:AU $27.00(was
AU $45.00)Format: Hardback / 160 pages Published date:15/03/2018Availability: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.
Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and theSometimes Just Plain StrangeAuthor: Jim EamesCode: 59377Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:24/02/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
The Daring Life of Mildred, The Honourable Mrs Victor BruceAuthor: Smiddy, PaulCode: 50902Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:01/09/2017Availability: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.
Reflections of a Fighter PilotAuthor: Hamilton, DavidCode: 48648Price:AU $26.99(was
AU $44.99)Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:05/07/2017Availability: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 ......
A Reassessment of its RAF CareerAuthor: Baughen, GregCode: 48649Price:AU $47.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:05/07/2017Availability: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 ......
Flight Lieutenant Karl Kuttelwascher DFC and Bar, the Raf's GreatestNight Intruder AceAuthor: Darlington, RogerCode: 49076Price:AU $23.99(was
AU $39.99)Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:05/07/2017Availability: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 ......
The Survival of Bomber Pilot Goldfish, John Brennan DFCAuthor: Feast, SeanCode: 47203Price:AU $54.99Format: Hardback / 190 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/03/2017Availability: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.
The BiographyAuthor: Miller, RussellCode: 47425Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON Published date:09/03/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The definitive biography of the father of the Royal Air Force.
How a Plane Crash in the Andes Helped Me to Save LivesAuthor: Canessa, Dr. RobertoCode: 47228Price:AU $25.99Format: Paperback / 304 pages Published date:02/03/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading paediatric cardiologists.
The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFCAuthor: Marsden, Barry M.Code: 47232Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 100 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:28/02/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An enthralling biography of an overlooked Great War hero.
The Story of a Mosquito Night Fighter AceAuthor: Coughlin, GeoffCode: 47400Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date:28/02/2017Availability: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.
The History of an Aircraft Company in PhotographsAuthor: Holmes, HarryCode: 47275Price:AU $49.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:02/02/2017Availability: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, ......
An in-Depth Investigation of a Great WWII MysteryAuthor: Saunders, AndyCode: 47207Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 234 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:30/01/2017Availability: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.
One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWIIAuthor: Bruning, John R.Code: 47266Price:AU $56.00Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: HACHETTE Published date:27/10/2016Availability: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.
Author: Hall, JerryCode: 46146Price:AU $25.84Format: Paperback / 272 pages Published date:07/10/2016Availability: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 ......
The Lives and Deaths of an RAF Gunner and a Luftwaffe PilotAuthor: Gordon, IainCode: 47197Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:04/10/2016Availability: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.
The life of Sir Gordon Taylor GC, MCAuthor: Searle, RickCode: 59381Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:27/08/2016Availability: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 ......
Germany's First Fighter Ace and Father of Air CombatAuthor: Head, R. G.Code: 40516Price:AU $54.99Format: HardbackPublisher: GRUB Published date:29/07/2016Availability: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.
The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of MaverickAuthor: Hampton, DanCode: 39822Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW Published date:14/07/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. All became legends. From New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes one of the most extraordinary untold stories of aviation history. Vietnam, 1965: On July 24 a USAF ......
Author: Proctor, JonCode: 46261Price:AU $47.06Format: Paperback / 282 pages Publisher: BLUEWATERPRESS LLC Published date:08/07/2016Availability: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 ......
One Pilot's Story, from Piper Cubs to 747s and BeyondAuthor: Gartshore, Robert "Bob"Code: 46344Price:AU $21.99Format: Paperback / 172 pages Published date:08/07/2016Availability: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 ......
An Operational and Combat HistoryAuthor: Delve, KenCode: 47463Price:AU $47.99Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:04/01/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
In a combat career that spanned the entirety of the Second World War, the Spitfire earned a reputation as the iconic fighter that friend and foe alike wanted to fly. Affectionately known as the 'Spit', the aircraft played a vital part in helping to lift the morale of the British public at home during the Second World War, where many a donation of ......
Rare Adventures in AviationAuthor: Mark a BurgessCode: 37528Price:AU $31.95Format: Hardback / 132 pages Publisher: BOOKLOCKER.COM Published date:15/07/2015Availability: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 ......
Author: Higgs, ColinCode: 49045Price:AU $67.49(was
AU $89.99)Format: Mixed media product / 180 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date:01/06/2015Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
It was a crucial moment of World War II. 1940. The Royal Air Force, virtually alone, defended the skies of Britain against massed formations of German bombers. They put up such a ferocious defense that Hitler gave up ideas of invading Britain and turned his attention to an assault on the Soviet Union. Of those pilots who courageously flew their ......