Founded in 1916, Boeing Commercial Airplanes is the premier aircraft builder in the USA and one of the biggest aerospace constructors in the world. To the man in the street Boeing is inextricably linked with some of the greatest names in aircraft design and construction: the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, the 707 (the USA's fir... read more
Researched over the last 4 years, this book provides an exceptional and informative reference source for the modeller and Mosquito enthusiast alike. The research Dave Brown has carried out and the detailed photos and illustrations which he has supplied, along with the specially commissioned colour artwork and scale plans by M... read more
From the earliest beginnings of powered flight, aviation has played a vital role in the developement of New Zealand and its interactions with the rest of the world.
This book tells that story in stunning photographs sourced from the world's best photographers and chosen to show our journey from the earliest pioneers to... read more
This title features in-depth photographic coverage. It covers: all variants; concise history; camouflage and markings; colour photo walkaround; scale plans; colour side-views; and comprehensive listing of all squadrons and operators.
The popularity of the fighter aircraft used in World War II is huge in New Zealand, as evidenced by the enormous crowds that turn up for events such as Warbirds over Wanaka - over 80,000 people attended the 2010 event. New Zealand is extremely lucky that there are a wide range of airworthy WW II-era classic fighters remaining... read more
|Author:||Errol W. Martyn|
This definitive work presents for the first time a detailed record of all known New Zealand-related aeronautical activity of the long-neglected pioneering period of 1868-1914. The complete trilogy will undoubtedly become an indispensible first place of resource for historians, aviation enthusiasts and genealogists alike. The ... read more
During WWII, on one raid alone, Nuremburg March 1944, more Bomber Command airmen lost their lives than were lost in the Battle of Britain. These were ordinary men who became part of extraordinary events. One such was Arthur Darlow, the author's grandfather. A pilot of a Lancaster crew in 405 RCAF crew, they were one of the le... read more
In 2010, what began as a routine long-haul flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife-edge of becoming one of the world's worst ever air disaster. When a sudden mid-air explosion shattered engine no. 2 of the Qantas A380 - the largest and most advanced passenger plane ever built - shrapnel ripped through the wing and... read more
Airship charts the history of lighter-than-air craft from the continental pioneers of the late 19th century through to European airship stations in the Great War, Germany's pre-eminent commercial and military zeppelins, the construction of British behemoths R100 and its sister ship R101 and the calamitous losses of USS Akron ... read more
When the Boeing 747 first flew commercially in 1970 it ushered in a new era of affordable air travel. Often referred to by the nickname 'Jumbo Jet', the 747 was the world's first wide-body commercial airliner and its advent has proved to be one of the major milestones in aviation history. The centrepiece of this Haynes Manual... read more
There have been countless books written on the history of aviation, beginning in 1896, but there has not been a book that tells the story of the history of aviation safety from its origins to the present day until now. This book features the story of the United States airline system aviation safety history from its beginnings... read more
In the early days of aviation, the decision to become a pilot was not one to be taken lightly. The women who embarked upon this adventurous career had to demonstrate boldness, dedication and patience. This lavishly illustrated book covers all areas of aviation and traces the careers of female pilots all over the world, from t... read more
|Author:||Dr. David Mckay|
The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) - Big E - was an icon of her time. During her 51 years of service in the United States Navy she lived up to her name and achieved many "first" and "only" accolades. "Big" described not only her physical size but also alluded to her spirit and stature in the eyes of ... read more
BILL BLACK: I DID IT MY WAY is the story of Bill Black, who grew up in South Otago with a passion for flying. Told in his own indomitable style Bill recounts learning to fly Tiger Moths, gaining his Commercial Pilot's Licence, and his first aviation position with Richie Air Services in Te Anau where he flew Cessna 180s, de Ha... read more
|Author:||Allan Udy and Alex Mitchell|
This completely updated and revised edition of this pictorial book catalogues and illustrates the development and growth of the incredible collection of full size World War 1-era aircraft that The Vintage Aviator Ltd has maintained, built and operated throughout the first thirteen years of the 21st Century. The book contains... read more
|Series:||Aviation Guide - No Model Content|
This title features in-depth photographic coverage. It covers all variants; concise history; camouflage and markings; colour photo walkaround; scale plans; colour side-views; and, comprehensive listing of all squadrons and operators.