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Faster than Sound The Story of Supersonic Flight

Product code:  55641AVI
The story of how test pilots in the USA and UK first pierced the sound barrier in the late 1940s. The author outlines the rules and technologies of supersonic flight, ongoing developments in engine and airframe technology, the age of supersonic passenger transports like Concorde, and advances in supersonic fighter and bomber design.

Fly Now. The Poster Collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Product code:  02902AVI
The book features a poster collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum from the early 19th century through to the dawn of the 21st century - from hot-air balloons to Concorde. Posters include stunt planes, flying boats, gliders, and the first luxury liners. This book details the story of flight and the impact of these posters on politics, culture, business, and art history

SS5801 Douglas DC-9/MD-80 At the Gate No.1

Product code:  7516XAVI
This book traces the development and users of the Douglas DC-9/MD-80 and contains a plethora of colour photos. The book covers family profiles, prototypes, military adaptations, overseas airlines and the DC-9s that never were.

Docavia Concorde La Veritable Histoire

Product code:  0111XAVI
Lavishly illustrated reference work covering the history of Concorde. The author retraces almost half a century of Concorde's history. FRENCH TEXT ONLY

Docavia Du Comet a l'A380 Histoire des avions de ligne a reaction

Product code:  00474AVI
Lavishly illustrated reference work covering airliners from the Comet to the A380. Covers the evolution of the commercial airline industry and featuers more than 50 aircraft from the de Havilland Comet (27th June 1949) to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. FRENCH TEXT ONLY.

Evolution of the Airliner

Product code:  68709AVI
This book offers an insight into the way that the airliner has evolved, and how each new breakthrough and refinement has affected the industry and the future path of development.

Piedmont Flight of the Pacemaker

Product code:  95618AVI
The story of Piedmont Airlines which documents the airline's various milestones based on research and stories shared by former employees.

The Flying Cowboy. Samuel Cody, Britain's First Airman

Product code:  36597AVI
The story of Samuel Cody, whose life straddled two continents and two eras and who became a pioneer of early aviation leading to the foundation of today's aviation industry.

Time Flies. Heathrow at 60

Product code:  38404AVI
The author chronicles Heathrow Airports first 60 years, exploring how a small agricultural community on the outskirts of London became the site of the world's leading international airport. Bringing together Heathrow's human and commercial histories, the book includes stories from all of the airport's six decades, told by the people who were there.

Power to Fly

Product code:  52006AVI
This autobiography tells of a young English boy who endured the horrors of WWII in London and went on to become the Chairman of one of the World's greatest aircraft engine manufacturers - General Electric. Relates from his early beginnings as an apprentice at de Havilland in Elstree through to his career in the USA working on major new advances in jet-engine technology for both military and civil applications.

Airports of Prague 2001-2005

Product code:  24094AVI
Czech/English language title covering the airports of Prague beginning with the Ruzyne Airport, the Czech Airport Authority and Air Traffic Control in 1999 through to the Czech aeronautical industry as it is today.

Leisure Airlines of Europe

Product code:  36092AVI
A history of the Airlines responsible for the increase in leisure air travel, throughout Europe from the 1950s to the present day. Many previously unpublished photos of the 468 Airlines that did so much to reduce the cost of air travel for millions of Europeans.Covers all major and minor carriers.