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Safety is No Accident: From 'V' Bombers to Concorde: A Flight Test Engineer's Story

Product code:  69442AVI
Numerous books have been written by Test Pilots, but few, if any, from the perspective of an Aeronautical Engineer working as Flight Test Observer/Engineer in partnership with the Test Pilot. This book is an account of the author's flight-testing career, from the 1960s to early 1980s, at Avro and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). During the author's time at Avro, he flew on the development and certification test flights of the Avro 748, 748MF, Shackletons, Nimrod and Handley-Page Victor tanker...

UK Airfields Past and Present - A Directory of Airfields from 1908 to 2018

Product code:  57921AVI
A great many books have been written over the years about individual airfields or those in particular counties/areas but this one covers a good proportion of them in one publication, from Abbots Bromley to Zeals. It provides brief details of over 1700 airfields from before the First World War to the present day and describes the main activities carried out, based units/operators and current status. It includes military bases, civil airports/airfields, gliding sites, microlight sites and larger f...

Royal Vikings - The Saga of Scandinavian Airlines and Predecessors

Product code:  50092AVI
Scandinavian Airlines System and its predecessors. One hundred years ago, a small Danish company, DDL, began a scheduled passenger service from a naval station in Copenhagen. Sweden with ABA, and later DNL in Norway, also developed significant air links with the rest of Europe. The occupation of Denmark and Norway, during the Second World War disrupted services for a time, but soon after peace returned, putting cultural, geographic and economic issues aside, the three airlines combined their res...

Britain's Airline Entrepreneurs: From Laker to Branson

Product code:  16136AVI
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 food, transport was always vital. In 1939, a third of the world's merchant ships were British. After the Second World War, British aircraft manufacturers competed with t...

Wrecks & Relics 27th Edition

Product code:  09396AVI
The must have touring guide devoted to the aviation museums, airworthy exhibits, collections and relics of the British Isles.

Focke-Wulf Fw200 Condor with Danish Air Lines in War & Peace 1938-46

Product code:  37173AVI
Describes the history of four Focke Wulf Fw200 Condor aircraft in use with Danisch airline company, Danske Luftfartselskab, A/S - DDL. Also indepth study on development of FW200 Condor and the use by German company Deutsche Lufthansa. Includes list of all Condors delivered to civilian company and their fate.

Scramble - World Airline Fleets 2020

Product code:  SCRAM01
Produced by the Dutch Aviation Society this contains detailed in information for the aviation enthusiast.

De Havilland Comet: The Plane That Changed The World

Product code:  16129AVI
For each generation there is a machine, often a vehicle, which is prized for enormously more than its mechanical purpose. The Comet was one such; from its very first flight it won a place in the public heart that few other aeroplanes could rival. Even today, long after the last Comet has been grounded, its distinctive shape still stirs pride and passion. The next time you see a road sign pointing to an airport, you will probably be looking at the beautiful silhouette of an aircraft which left...

Piper Aircraft - Freedom of Flight

Product code:  05240AVI
This is the history of the iconic American aircraft manufacturer. The author Roger Peperell, is Piper’s Company Historian. This work of TWO VOLUMES has been produced with the complete co-operation of Piper Aircraft Inc. and the Piper Aviation Museum. Piper celebrated its 80th year in 2017. Since its creation Piper have built and sold more than 133,000 aircraft. Today they are still building seven different models at their factory at Vero Beach, Florida, USA. The first volume covers the history ...

The General Aviation Industry in America - A History (Second Edition)

Product code:  77217AVI
The industry known as "general aviation"-encompassing all flying outside of the military and commercial airlines-dates from the early days of powered flight. As technology advanced, making possible smaller aircraft that could be owned and operated by civilians, manufacturers emerged to a serve a growing market. Increasingly this meant business flying, as companies used aircraft in a variety of roles. The industry struggled during the Great Depression but development continued; small aircraft man...

Powering the World's Airliners: Engine Developments from the Propeller to the Jet Age

Product code:  59146AVI
To enable an easy understanding of this intriguing subject, Powering the World's Airliners is profusely illustrated, transporting readers back to the time of each major development and introducing them to the key individuals of the aero industry in each era. After reading this comprehensive yet engaging story of the machines that power the aircraft in which we fly, no journey will ever seem quite the same again.

Kalashnikov AK-47

Product code:  00402MIL2
This is book takes a in-depth look at the history of this iconic Russian Rifle. Contains colour photos, equipment specifications and its various rolls during service. In RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.