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The Fokker Fours

Product code:  50054AVI
In September 1929, Anthony Fokker presented his first four-engine aircraft in the United States of America: the Fokker F-32. It could carry up to 32 passengers and was at its time the largest and most luxurious aircraft in the world. Then, unexpectedly, came the Black Thursday at the New York stock exchange and the world changed… Ten aircraft were either completed or in various stages of assembly, before the production was stopped. The idea of a four-engine aircraft caught on with KLM Royal Dutc...

Ty-144 Tupolev Supersonic Jet Aircraft

Product code:  40240AVI
This is book takes a in-depth look at the history of this iconic Russian Aircraft Ty-144. Contains colour photos, equipment specifications and its various rolls during service. In RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.

Short Brothers: The Rochester Years

Product code:  57303AVI
Short Brothers was established in 1908, the first British aircraft manufacturer, with the company moving to Rochester during the early years of the First World War. At Rochester Shorts produced some of their most famous aircraft, beginning with a number of designs for the Royal Naval Air Service. During the inter-war years the company specialised in large flying boats, these undertaking pioneering flights while establishing a series of regular over water air routes operated by Imperial Airways.

The Story of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11

Product code:  60452AVI
After creating the successful but controversial DC-10 jetliner in the 1970s, McDonnell Douglas updated the type to create the MD-11 in the early 1990s. A lack of resources and time meant the MD-11 became much less - a sales flop with a questionable safety record - and much more - a unique three-engines machine in the twin-jet era that went on to have a long and interesting career both in passenger operations and freight hauling. This book shows the development of the aircraft with a detailed loo...

Cargopilot

Product code:  60445AVI
Christiaan Van Heijst is a 747 pilot and one of the world's leading aviation photographers. Cargopilot is a heavyweight luxury coffee table volume bringing together over 200 of his photos from the cockpit and from the ramp on six continents, from technically fascinating views of the operation of the Boeing 747 to evocative earthscapes and the rare sight of other aircraft in flight. Christiaan was also witness to a unique phenomenon, which lit up the floor of the Pacific Ocean at night as his car...

The Flying Boat That Fell to Earth: A Lost World of Air Travel and Africa

Product code:  91166AVI
Half boat, half aeroplane, taking off in a thrilling tumult of spray, the flying boat was the journey of a lifetime, Imperial Airways' legendary Empire boats flying up the Nile in nightly hops and alighting on lakes and in harbours all the way down to South Africa. But in 1939 the Empire boat Corsair came down in fog on a tiny river in the Belgian Congo and, through an epic salvage operation, gave its name to a new village in an obscure backwater of Central Africa. The Flying Boat That Fell to E...

Race Across the Atlantic : Alcock and Brown's Record-Breaking Non-Stop Flight

Product code:  47839AVI
It was Tuesday, 15 July 1919 and for the residents of Clifden on Ireland's west coast this was not to be a normal day. Just before 08.40 hours, descending out of the gloom, came a large, twin-engine aeroplane lining up for final approach. One or two on-lookers recognised the danger straight away for this was an area of soft bog, but their attempts to alert the pilot were in vain. The aircraft began to sink and, with a squelch, came to a sudden stop, the tail rearing up in the air. Dazed and with...

Heathrow Airport : Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Product code:  59184AVI
Love it or loathe it, Heathrow is the United Kingdom's largest and most important airport by a distance. It currently serves over 190 routes to more than 80 countries. Over 100 billion of imports and exports are handled every year, making it the UK's primary port by value. This fascinating book traces the often controversial development of the airport over the last 70 years from the most humble of beginnings. Thanks to the author's in-depth knowledge the arguments for and against the building of...

America's Round-Engine Airliners

Product code:  72571AVI
Some of the most significant engineering and technological breakthroughs of the last century centered on the development of piston aero engines from the 1920s through to the 1950s when they began to be supplanted by jet engines. This book explains in detailed, well illustrated, and easy-to-understand terms how these piston-powered radial engine airliners developed throughout this long era.

Scottish Aviation Bulldog - Trainer for the World

Product code:  05202AVI
Scottish Aviation Bulldog: Trainer for the World tells the story of the Bulldog from its inception at Beagle as a military trainer derivative of the Pup for Sweden, its troubled gestation with the demise of Beagle and eventual production by Scottish Aviation, its 28-year service with the Royal Air Force and many other air forces around the world and subsequent use by private owners. Author Tom Wenham gives readers everything they need to know about the design, development, production and usage w...

Classic Gatwick Propliners

Product code:  89220AVI
Back in the 1960s and '70s Gatwick became a hub for aircraft enthusiasts and photographers who, thanks to the viewing decks, could get up close to the aircraft and enjoy the eclectic mix of new jetliners and old propeller airliners. Tom Singfield, author and a fan of all classic airliners, has long dreamt of a book showcasing the glory days of Gatwick's classic airliners. After thirty years of searching out the very best colour images of that time, he is now able to publish the results of his s...

Flying Tiger Memories

Product code:  60483AVI
Flying Tiger Memories tells the story of one of the world's most legendary airlines, through the eyewitness stories and memories of its employees, pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and friends. From a group of American pilots fighting in China during World War 2, the Flying Tiger Line is born, the airline who can do anything, through the golden piston prop days of Commandos and Connies to the Jet Age with the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, Boeing 747 Jumbo, all the way up to the 1989 billion-dolla...