Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and LeaderAuthor: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore RickCode: 58829Price:AU $49.11Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:30/04/2020Availability: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Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and LancasterAuthor: Hoyland, GrahamCode: 58842Price:AU $26.96Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date:20/04/2020Availability: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.
A Lost Manuscript RediscoveredAuthor: Merriam, Frederick WarrenCode: 50363Price:AU $37.91Format: HardbackPublisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:19/02/2020Availability: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
The Life of Jack RichardsonAuthor: Richardson, NicholasCode: 58021Price:AU $49.11Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:25/12/2019Availability: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 ......
The Rochester YearsAuthor: MacDougall, P.Code: 57047Price:AU $39.99Format: 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.
A life - and a love - of flyingAuthor: Roome, DavidCode: 57823Price:AU $25.52Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: BOOK GUILD PUBLISHING LTD Published date:01/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A first-hand account of life in the Royal Air Force during the Cold War.
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk StoryAuthor: Thomason, TommyCode: 57616Price:AU $59.99Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:22/09/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The A-4 dramatically bucked the trend toward ever bigger, faster, and more complicated tactical jet airplanes in favour of simplicity and low cost. This is a fully revised and updated edition of the definitive history of the A-4 written by one of the leading authorities on U.S. naval aviation.
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: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.
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.
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.
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
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 True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air RaceAuthor: Jessen, Gene NoraCode: 51798Price:AU $23.77Format: 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.
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.
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 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 Published date:15/05/2018Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
"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 Published date:15/05/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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.
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 UK 1-2 business days
For fans of H is for Hawk and Wild, Skybound is a deeply personal memoir about learning to fly.
The Life of Sir Richard FaireyAuthor: Smith, AdrianCode: 51543Price:AU $50.93Format: Hardback / 480 pages Publisher: I.B.TAURIS Published date:30/04/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. PresidencyAuthor: Veronico, NicholasCode: 51419Price:AU $44.37Format: 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.
One young man's extraordinary exploits in World War IIAuthor: Campbell-Jones, SuzanneCode: 50937Price:AU $36.02Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:26/02/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
After a lifetime in the RAF, Group Captain Bob Allen, finally allowed his children and grandchildren to see his official flying log. It contained the line: 'KILLED WHILST ON OPERATIONS'. He refused to answer any further questions, leaving instead a memoir of his life during World War II. Joining up aged 19, within six months he was in No.1 ......
The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her CrewAuthor: Leinbach, MichaelCode: 51828Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 400 pages Published date:23/01/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A Powerful Look at a Shared National Disaster and Its Legacy
An Aviation Life: Engineer to Commercial PilotAuthor: Patrick, Michael JohnCode: 51360Price:AU $37.91Format: Hardback / 188 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:10/01/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
One s man remarkable story of his journey from aircraft engineer to pilot.
Author: Cameron, GarthCode: 50800Price:AU $50.93Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:15/11/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Umberto Nobile was an airship designer and pilot who became an Arctic explorer. In 1926 he flew the airship 'Norge' from Rome to Teller in Alaska, by way of the North Pole. He returned to the Arctic in 1928 with the airship 'Italia' and disappeared on 25 May the same year. This is the story of the 'Italia', put into the context of the airship age.
The Daring Life of Mildred, The Honourable Mrs Victor BruceAuthor: Smiddy, PaulCode: 50902Price:AU $28.43Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:01/09/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 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.
A Reassessment of its RAF CareerAuthor: Baughen, GregCode: 48649Price:AU $47.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:05/07/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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 ......
Reflections of a Fighter PilotAuthor: Hamilton, DavidCode: 48648Price:AU $42.99Format: 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 ......