Forgotten Women Pilots of Early AviationAuthor: Erisman, FredCode: 60449Price:AU $69.30Format: Paperback / 242 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:07/01/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Amelia Earharts prominence in American aviation during the 1930s obscures a crucial point: she was but one of a closely knit community of women pilots. Although the women were well known in the profession and widely publicized in the press at the time, they are largely overlooked today. Like Earhart, they wrote extensively about aviation and ......
Author: Comte, MichelCode: 56775Price:AU $115.00Format: Hardback / 308 pages Publisher: STEIDL VERLAG Published date:24/12/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book is a visual biography of the legendary Swiss aviation pioneer Alfred Comte (1895-1965). Combining historical photos and documents with texts by Comtes son (also Alfred) and grandson the photographer Michel Comte, the book is the first to comprehensively explore the aviators extraordinary life and achievements. Alfred ......
'Trenchard Brats'Author: Feast, SeanCode: 59996Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:30/09/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence. The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard, the founder of the Royal Air Force, it took the traditional idea of an apprenticeship and interpreted it in a novel way. It allowed teenage boys from any social background or geography to learn a technical trade that would equip ......
From Laker to BransonAuthor: Turner, MalcolmCode: 59852Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 208 pages Published date:01/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Britain has more successful airlines than any country in Europe. In fact, if judged proportionately against the size of her population, more than any other country in the world. The explanation lies partly in her history and partly in her people.
As an island nation which once ruled a vast empire and had to import a third of its ......
Britain and the Aeroplane, 1796-1914Author: Reese, PeterCode: 59966Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:21/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Why did the British, then the leading nation in science and technology, fall far behind in the race to develop the aeroplane before the First World War? Despite their initial advantage, they were overtaken by the Wright brothers in America, by the French and the Germans. Peter Reese, in this highly readable and highly illustrated account, ......
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:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.
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 $59.99Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date:01/09/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 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.
From jet fighter pilot to airline captainAuthor: Enright, TomCode: 56774Price:AU $36.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date:17/07/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
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.
The Complete Inside StoryAuthor: Trubshaw, BrianCode: 55170Price:AU $49.99Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:01/02/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The inside story of this world-famous supersonic passenger jet by the former British chief test pilot
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 Flying Legend Who Brought Aviation to the MassesAuthor: Cruddas, ColinCode: 55486Price:AU $65.99Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:14/12/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Much-needed biography of one of aviation's greatest characters, providing an exciting account of a daring man during the formative years of air transportation.
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.
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 $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 Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden CoupleAuthor: Mead, CoreyCode: 51800Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: MACMILLAN Published date:12/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 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 $99.00Format: 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 ......
A Journey In FlightAuthor: Loncraine, RebeccaCode: 51785Price:AU $39.99Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PICADOR USA Published date:01/05/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 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 $50.00Format: Hardback / 480 pages Publisher: I.B.TAURIS Published date:30/04/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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 ......
Author: Cameron, GarthCode: 50800Price:AU $57.99Format: 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 $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 ......