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Blackbushe: London's lost Airport 1942-60

Product code:  BB110AVI
This book takes a look at Blackbushe Airport. During its time as a RAF base from 1942 to 1944. Then covers the period 1944 to 1960 when it became a civil Airport. Includes the history of the Airlines that used the airport during the post war period. A in-depth look including numerous colour photos.

Flying Boats : Air Travel in the Golden Age

Product code:  70143AVI
Flying Boats: Air Travel in the Golden Age sets out to do justice to a time of glamorous, unhurried air travel, unrecognisable to most of today's air travellers, but sorely missed by some. During the 1930s, long-distance air travel was the preserve of the flying boat, which transported well-heeled passengers in ocean-liner style and comfort across the oceans. But then the Second World War came, and things changed. Suddenly, landplanes were more efficient, and in abundance: long concrete runwa...

Colours in the Sky : The History of Autair and Court Line Aviation

Product code:  25561AVI
Covered in detail is the introduction, demonstration and use of the Lockheed TriStar wide-bodied airliner, the first of the type used in the Inclusive Tour business. Court Line Aviation and Tom Gullick's Clarksons Holidays brought to the forefront the concept of value-for-money Inclusive Tour holidays following the 'vertical integration' business model whereby owning and controlling each step of the holiday allowed the company to make a small profit at every stage. The orange, pink, turquoise an...

Jet Airliners of the World-Airbus

Product code:  05110AVI
Complete production list of all AIRBUS types up to May 2018 (except A400M). Including Bombardier's C series. Includes 12,000 aircraft.

Shackleton Boys: Vol 1: True Stories from the Home Based 'Kipper Fleet' Squadrons

Product code:  21126AVI
Essentially a development of the Avro Lancaster via the later Lincoln, the Avro Shackleton was the RAF's first line of defence in the maritime role from 1951 for twenty years. The `Old Grey Lady', the `Growler', `20,000 rivets in loose formation', but mostly known simply as the `Shack', it is viewed with great affection by those who flew and maintained it. In addition to its traditional sub-hunting role, it was also used extensively for search and rescue operations. Operating around the world wi...

Vought F-8 Crusader 1955-99

Product code:  01848AVI
French Text book with captions in English. Containing high quality illustrations and various liveries.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: The Illustrated History

Product code:  55042AVI
Starting in April 1958 to the first flight thirty two months later this tell the story of SR-71 spy plane to the present day. The only operational Mach 3 aircraft, looking at all 50 aircraft built. With an abundance of photos and illustrations.

Legends of Warfare B-52 Stratofortress: Boeing's Iconic Bomber from 1952 to Present

Product code:  55875AVI
This book documents the aircraft design and development, its modifications and upgrades to present day. We look at its role in the early years of the Cold War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tiger 747

Product code:  60469AVI
This book tells the story of the Boeing 747 in service with the Flying Tiger Line, Seaboard World and Federal Express, with an individual history of the thirty-four jumbos operated. Covers the history of the airline including its early days of the Boeing Airplane Co through to the latest models.

Jetliners of the Red Star

Product code:  60438AVI
This book tells the story of every jetliner produced by the Soviet Union, including the Tupolev Tu-104 (the world's first successful passenger jet), the Ilyushin Il-62 (Aeroflot's flagship) and the supersonic rival to Concorde, the Tu-144. Other chapters cover the Tu-154 workhorse, the Il-86/-96 jumbo jet and the world's first regional jet, the Yak-40 (and -42).

The Beginnings Of Norway's Airlines Prt 1: 1918-22

Product code:  50047AVI
In this book, the author presents the first airlines formed in the period up to 1922 and shows the development of commercial aviation in Norway.

Aircraft: The Jet as Art

Product code:  92856AVI
Large format photo album showing commercial airliners as they take off and land, revealing the beauty and power of these sleek but complex machines