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De Havilland Enterprises - A History

Product code:  85175AVI
Captain Sir Geoffrey de Havilland was one of the world's true pioneers of powered flight, a man as important to Britain in aviation terms as the Wright brothers were to America. From humble beginnings, he went on to develop some of the finest aircraft to see action during the First World War, before going on to create the illustrious company that bore his name. All of this began in his youth when, without experience, plans or instructions, he embarked on the ambitious task of not only building h...

Scramble - World Airline Fleets 2022

Product code:  SCRAM06
Produced by the Dutch Aviation Society this contains detailed in information for the aviation enthusiast.

Yugoslav Electras: From Aeroput Airlines to RAF

Product code:  77689AVI
This book describes in great detail the Lockheed 10A Electra, arguably the most beautiful 1930s airliner, while in service with Yugoslavia’s Aeroput Airlines. It also includes a brief history of the type’s development, a rich photo gallery highlighting its service with other airlines, as well as exclusive details of the transfer and service of the few machines from Aeroput Airlines to the RAF after the fall of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Together with the twin-engined aircraft from Boeing and Dou...

Wrecks and Relics 28th Edition

Product code:  51387AVI
The indispensable guide to Britain's aviation heritage covering 650 locations in the UK and Ireland. Covering museums, workshops and military guardians.

Lockheed Model 9B Orion - The Swiss Revolution

Product code:  50153AVI
The Few - will be a series of titles where the focus will be on airliners that were only built or operated in a few numbers and flew for a particular airline. This book about the Lockheed Model 9B Orion operated by Swissair is the first title in this series. At the time of the introduction in Europe of the Lockheed Model 9B Orion, most airliners in service flew at an easy pace of 140km/h. Swissair, the national airline of Switzerland, introduced now an aircraft that could fly at a speed of maxi...

Turkish Airlines

Product code:  21314AVI
Turkish Airlines origins go back to 1933, when the Turkish government established the State Airlines Administration with a fleet of just five aircraft and a staff of 24 people. Initially, the route network only included domestic destinations, but nearby international cities were soon added. In 1956, the airline was restructured into the current Turkish Airlines and began to rapidly expand internationally. Of course, the airline has faced many challenges, such as the Turkish deregulation of air t...

Water Bombers

Product code:  21468AVI
As the climate changes it is even more vital to protect the world’s forests. This book looks at both the past and the current selection of aircraft tasked with protecting our natural environment from fire. Covering America, Canada, Russia, southern Europe and others, the operators of these fleets are looked at, along with their aircraft, as they go about their dangerous task. With over 230 images, this book covers all the aircraft types used – World War Two fighters and bombers, piston-powered a...

Interflug: East Germany's Airline

Product code:  39636AVI
Interflug was the airline of communist East Germany. Their route map was flown by exotic Soviet-built airliners and shaped by political alliances, with trips into war zones in some of the most obscure corners of the planet, all under the constant surveillance of an ever-present police state. This beautiful book, the first on Interflug in the English language, tells the fascinating story of this unusual airline, its mission, its fleet, and what it was like to fly it, to work there, and to live in...

British Midland Airways

Product code:  20362AVI
British Midland Airways existed under different identities for over 70 years, during which time it grew from a flying training school into a scheduled transatlantic airline. With the prime routes dominated by British Airways (BA) and its predecessors, it had to diversify, and one product of this was its ‘instant-airline’ concept, which saw its Boeing 707 aircraft flying in the liveries of many African and Middle Eastern companies. Lufthansa acquired a major financial stake in 2009, but even they...

The Comet Racers Uncovered

Product code:  95429AVI
Detailed research with photos and tables of the D Havilland DH88 Comet.

Lockheed TriStar: The Most Technologically Advanced Commercial Jet of Its Time

Product code:  58828AVI
In April 1972, after six gruelling years of design and development, the then Lockheed California Company delivered the most technologically advanced commercial jet of its era, the L-1011 TriStar, to its first client, Eastern Airlines. To mark the moment, Lockheed decided to make an impressive statement about the capabilities of its new medium-to-long-range, wide-body trijet airliner. It did so in spectacular fashion.

Flightcraft 24: Boeing 747

Product code:  60029AVI
From early, difficult days designing and proving the world's biggest-ever airliner, the 747 has grown into a 400-ton leviathan capable of encircling the world. Boeing took a massive billion-dollar gamble and won. Taking its maiden flight in February 1969, designing and building the 747 was a huge challenge and involved new fields of aerospace technology.