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Imperial Airways From Early Days to BOAC

Product code:  35149AVI
Photographic history of Imperial Airways containing a plethora of black and white photos with lengthy captions. Contains a lengthy introduction, facsimile documents and illustrations

From Props to Jets. Commercial Aviations' Transition to the Jet Age 1952-1962

Product code:  71468AVI
Detailed history of commercial flight, from propeller driven airlines to the dawn of the jet engine. Contains accurate technical data and photos of rare memorabilia and original artwork.

Imperial Airways The Birth of the British Airline Industry 1914-1940

Product code:  37074AVI
Comprehensive study covering the history of Imperial Airways which covers an extensive range of aircraft types including the HP 42 airliner, and the experimental ‘Mercury-Maia’ project. The book is fully illustrated with colour documents and black and white photos.

Heathrow 2000 Years of History

Product code:  50862AVI
Revised and updated history of Heathrow which tells the extraordinary story of how this small isolated hamlet, once surrounded by fields and market gardens, has now been transformed into the largest international airport in the world. The book recalls the earliest recorded human activity in the area over 2000 years ago and uses maps, plans and historic photos to illustrate the slow development of this rural district from medieval times.

100 Years of Advertising in British Aviation

Product code:  45274AVI
Lavishly illustrated book which brings together the various artworks (posters, advertising material etc), used by various aviation organisations, flying schools and manufacturers in Britain to promote their services and products over the past century. Traces the development of this art form from pre-WWI to the present day.

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

The Brabazon Committee & British Airliners

Product code:  43747AVI
The Brabazon Committee was formed in 1943 to investigate the future requirements of the British civilian airliner market. The author clarifies the work of this committee which made the decisions over which airliners the world would require on the return to peace. Compares aviation developments in Italy, France and USA.

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.