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Civil Aircraft Markings 2019
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This 70th annual edition is the most complete listing of all aircraft currently on the UK Register of Civil Aircraft – over 22,000 entries ranging from historic biplanes through to the latest airliners, and also covering light aircraft, microlights, helicopters, balloons and gliders of every type. For each entry the registration marks, exact aircraft type and owner or operator is given. In addition the civil aircraft registers of Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are listed as well as sections from overseas registers of aircraft commonly visiting the UK.
£11.95
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Wings Above the Planet: The History
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The Ukraine based Antonov company had its origins in the Soviet era Antonov Design Bureau which latterly had been working on large transport aircraft. Created in the late 1980s in the turbulent post-Soviet era, the new company began to focus on this aspect of the international aviation market. Antonov Airlines was the first to offer the services of the most capable heavy-lift aircraft in serial production, the An-124 Ruslan, laying the foundations for a new sector of that market, the transportation of oversized and super-heavy cargoes. Since its formation, the enormous variety and types of cargoes that have been carried by the airline is extraordinary ranging from live chickens, tanks, railway locomotives, to boats and other aircraft. The list is almost endless and without the mighty An-124 Ruslan, many of these cargoes could never have travelled by air.
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BAe I46 Whisperjet: Britain''s Most%
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This book tells the full story of the BAe 146, a short-haul airliner produced between 1983 and 2002. It has been operated by several airlines around the world and an adapted version with a countermeasures suite is also part of Britain's Royal Squadron. The BAe 146 and its later version, the Avro RJ, are also used as VIP transports, military transports and aerial firefighting tankers. In this comprehensive book, experienced aircraft expert David Oliver provides an unparalleled analysis of the development, production, service and deployment of this agile and adaptable aircraft.
£14.99
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Victor Boys: True Stories from Forty%2
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The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the most long lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Moreover, in 1982 it was only the Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range reconnaissance of Argentina by Nimrods. Victor Boys tells the story of all the great things that were achieved, recounted first hand by the operators themselves, aircrew and ground crew.
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Valiant Boys: True Tales from the Op
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There are tales of testing atom bombs in the Australian desert, dropping hydrogen bombs in the middle of the Pacific and, as a complete contrast, attacking airfields with conventional bombs in Egypt during the very brief and abortive Suez campaign. We are reminded of how the Valiant provided the UKs first nuclear deterrent by always having some armed aircraft on stand-by twenty-four hours a day, supported by their air and ground crews, ready to be flown at a moments notice on a one-way trip to launch an atomic war. Some Valiants were given a photographic role providing accurate images from high altitude and were used not only to gather military intelligence but also to survey the UK and countries overseas.
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Jaguar Boys : True Tales from the
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Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAFs tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these pages, the Jaguar Boys pilots, engineer and ground crew tell of the aircrafts drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readily-deployable and outstandingly-capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era. Then came the Gulf War which signalled the start of a hectic sequence of operational adventures and upgrades for the Boys and seasoned veterans tell of action over Iraq and in the Balkans.
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Vulcan Boys : From the Cold War to
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The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognisable as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for take-off. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely first hand by the operators themselves. It tells the story of the aircraft from its design conception through the Cold War when it played out its most important job as Britains nuclear deterrent; before unbelievably, at the end of its service life, also playing a significant role, with its bombs and missiles, in liberating the Falkland Islands for which it gained much celebrity.
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Laker: The Glory Years of Sir Freddi
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Sir Freddie Laker one of Britian's most renowned entrepreneurs. The author looks at Sir Freddie early career including the Berlin airlift and Aviation traders. Onto Laker Airways and his battles with governments both in the UK and USA for the licences to fly his revolutionary Skytrain service. Looking at his brilliant and sometimes over ambitous business ventures and also looking at his turbulent personal life.
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The Javelin
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The Javelin experienced a protracted development period and did not enter RAF service until 1956. Progressing through nine operational marks, the Javelin proved to be more than capable of intercepting the Canberra at altitude. To keep pace with increasingly better performing Soviet bombers, the fighter's engines were progressively upgraded from 8,000 lb each in the Mk 1 to 12,300 lbs of thrust in the Mk 8. The Javelin remained the RAF's sole all-weather fighter until the arrival of the English Electric Lightning. Operating alongside the Lightning, the Javelin was retired from operational service in 1968 although one machine, now on display at IWM Duxford, remained in service with the A&AEE until 1975.
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Olympic Airways: A History
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The Olympic Airways story has a fascinating history. It is a story of evolution, conflict, personality and politics, all set against a backdrop of world and civil wars, coups and counter-coups. Although almost everyone had heard of the towering, controversial, leading figurehead who oversaw much of the central part of the story: Aristotle Socrates Onassis. His colourful life is threaded through this history, lending it drama and multiple levels of intrigue. The airline's story cannot be told in isolation. Olympic did not spring fully formed into being in 1957. The named company may have come into being then, but its roots were set much further back in history through a number of predecessor airlines - both national and international - who had been using the Hellenic Republic and Athina as the crossroads of the air for the Eastern Mediterranean since the dawn of aviation.
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Aircraft: Past and Present
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From the day when a machine made it possible to challenge Earth's gravitational force, aeronautics and later astronautics have fascinated humanity. This book features classic and little-known photographs of the planes that have marked the history of the sky's conquest, of the 20th-century's military conflicts, and the development of commercial air transport. Discover in over 300 photographs the heroes and pioneers that conquered the sky and the technology that permitted humans to fly.
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Planely Schmitz : An Airline Anthology
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"Schmitz's fascinating essays and articles provide a unique and enthralling perspective on the global commercial aviation scene."Craig West, Airliner World magazineSebastian Schmitz has been writing for the world's top aviation magazines for many years, including Airliner World, Airways, Air International among others, sharing with readers his tales of flying on some of the world's most colourful and exotic airlines to some of the most remote corners of the globe.For the first time, Astral Horizon Press have brought together the best of his work into an anthology, Planely Schmitz. Fly with him from obscure corners of Congo to islands off the coast of New England, from frozen Mongolia to tropical Caribbean islands, and even to the South Pole; and aboard all kinds of airliners, from Boeing and Airbus to Tupolev and Antonov.
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I''ll Call You Pod
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Having discovered that there is no official RAF history of the 1950s covering a particularly fraught period of the Cold War in Germany, the author decided to write down everything he could remember from that time when he served as part of the RAF’s 2nd Allied Tactical Air Force. This book is based on his memories, supported by the information recorded in his log books, in the hope that it will give future generations a wider as well as deeper view of this era. In addition to recounting the minutiae of RAF life, ‘Pod' recalls his career from National Serviceman to Flight Lieutenant, and the drama of flying the first jet fighters close to the border with East Germany. Part history, part memoir, I'll Call You Pod will appeal to anyone with an interest in aircraft, the Cold War as seen from the air and on radar, and life in Her Majesty's Royal Air Force in the mid-twentieth century.
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Colours in the Sky : The History o
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Covered in detail is the introduction, demonstration and use of the Lockheed TriStar wide-bodied airliner, the first of the type used in the Inclusive Tour business. Court Line Aviation and Tom Gullick's Clarksons Holidays brought to the forefront the concept of value-for-money Inclusive Tour holidays following the 'vertical integration' business model whereby owning and controlling each step of the holiday allowed the company to make a small profit at every stage. The orange, pink, turquoise and yellow jets brought flashes of colour to dreary British airports, and quickly streamed a multi-coloured rainbow across European skies to Mediterranean destinations and even further afield. Truly they did indeed put Colours in the Sky!
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Jet Airliners of the World-Airbus
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Complete production list of all AIRBUS types up to May 2018 (except A400M). Including Bombardier's C series. Includes 12,000 aircraft.
£27.50
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Cold War Shield-RAF Fighter Squadrons 19
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In Volume 3 the author looks at the Swift, Hunter, Javelin & early Lightning squadrons. in the period 1950 to 1960. in depth research by the author with exhaustive interviews with air and ground crews who served during this period. Containing numerous photos tables and illustrations.
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