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Piloting & Flight Instruction

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  • The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370

    by Florence de Changy

    ‘The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared…’A remarkable piece of investigative journalism into one of the most pervasive and troubling mysteries of recent memory.01:20am, 8 March 2014.Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 239 passengers, disappeared into the night, never to be seen or ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - Guide to the game - Feb 2021 (ver2.1)

    by John K Richards

    Welcome to This Year's Most Ambitious Game - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. With the AI-powered gaming, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is the newest of the popular Microsoft simulation game series. Advances in technology from Microsoft will show us what's ahead for the world of video games.This Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Guide to the game will give you from the basic to advance information ... Read more

    $9.20 AUD

  • Damned Good Show

    by Derek Robinson

    They joined an R.A.F. known as 'the best flying club in the world', but when war pitches the young pilots of 409 Squadron into battle over Germany, their training, tactics and equipment are soon found wanting, their twin-engined bombers obsolete from the off. Chances of completing a 30-operation tour? One in three. At best.Robinson's crooked salute to the dogged heroes of the R.A.F.'s early ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Life as a Battle of Britain Pilot

    by Jonathan Falconer

    Southern England. Late summer 1940. The nation is fighting for its very survival and the Luftwaffe's aerial offensive is unrelenting. All that lies between invasion and salvation for Britain is the 'thin blue line' of RAF Fighter Command and its pilots. This newly illustrated anniversary edition of Life as a Battle of Britain Pilot reveals what it was like to fly a fighter plane in the Battle of ... Read more

    $3.84 AUD

  • Gun Button to Fire: A Hurricane Pilots Dramatic Story of the Battle of Britain

    A Hurricane Pilot's Dramatic Story of the Battle of Britain

    by Tom Neil and 1 more

    This is a fighter pilot's story of eight memorable months from May to December 1940. When the Germans were blitzing their way across France, Pilot Officer Tom Neil had just received his first posting to 249 Squadron.Nineteen years old, fresh from training at Montrose on Hawker Audax biplanes he was soon to be pitch forked into the maelstrom of air fighting on which the survival of Britain was to ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • Flying the Airbus A380

    by Gib Vogel

    Since its first flight on 27 April 2005, the Airbus A380 has been the largest passenger airliner in the world. Instantly recognizable with its full-length upper deck, it represents the pinnacle of modern airliner design. Flying the A380 gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly this mighty machine. It takes the reader on a trip from London to Dubai as the flight crew see it, from pre ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • From The Flight Deck

    by Doug Morris

    Imagine you're sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he's eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take-offs delayed? What happens if there's a storm? How does this plane stay in the air, anyway? In From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science , pilot, meteorologist, and flight-school instructor Doug Morris lets ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • No Man's Land

    the untold story of automation and QF72

    by Kevin Sullivan

    A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilotInstinctively, I release my pressure on the sidestick. Out of my subconscious, a survival technique from a previous life emerges: Neutralise! I'm not in control so I must neutralise controls. I never imagined I'd use this part of my military experience in a commercial airliner ...On routine flight ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Emergency

    Crisis on the Flight Deck

    by Stanley Stewart

    Emergency is a collection of true stories about events where disaster seems imminent. Yet each situation is concluded without loss of life thanks to the skill of the pilots and their crews, whose bravery and resourcefulness have earned them well-deserved commendations. Written by a British Airways First Officer, Stanley Stewart, who has spoken at first hand with the pilots and crews involved in ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Rescue Pilot

    Cheating the Sea

    by Jerry Grayson

    Jerry Grayson is an ordinary man who chose an extraordinary career. At age 17 he became the youngest helicopter pilot to ever serve in the Royal Navy. By age 25 he was the most decorated peacetime naval pilot in history.For the Navy's Search and Rescue pilots, getting to work is both an adventure and an ordeal. Whether rescuing a wounded fighter pilot who has ditched in the sea, saving desperate ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • War Story

    by Derek Robinson

    Fresh from school in June 1916, Lieutenant Oliver Paxton's first solo flight is to lead a formation of biplanes across the Channel to join Hornet Squadron in France.Five days later, he crash-lands at his destination, having lost his map, his ballast and every single plane in his charge. To his C.O. he's an idiot, to everyone else - especially the tormenting Australian who shares his billet - a ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Skyfaring

    A Journey with a Pilot

    by Mark Vanhoenacker

    **Sunday Times Bestseller****Book of the Week on Radio 4**'A beautiful book about a part of the modern world which remains genuinely magical’ Mark Haddon'One of the most constantly fascinating, but consistently under-appreciated aspects of modern life is the business of flying. Mark Vanhoenacker has written the ideal book on the subject: a description of what it’s like to fly by a commercial pilot ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hornet's Sting

    by Derek Robinson

    It's 1917, and Captain Stanley Woolley joins an R.F.C. squadron whose pilots are starting to fear the worst: their war over the Western Front may go on for years. A pilot's life is usually short, so while it lasts it is celebrated strenuously.Distractions from the brutality of the air war include British nurses; eccentric Russian pilots; bureaucratic battles over the plum-jam ration; rat-hunting ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Goshawk Squadron

    by Derek Robinson

    World War One pilots were the knights of the sky, and the press and public idolised them as gallant young heroes.At just twenty-three, Major Stanley Woolley is the old man and commanding officer of Goshawk Squadron. He abhors any notion of chivalry in the clouds and is determined to obliterate the decent, gentlemanly outlook of his young, public school-educated pilots - for their own good.But as ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Aviation at the Edge

    42 Years of Comradeship, Tragedy and Adrenaline Fuelled Life in the Clouds

    by John Flexman and 1 more

    Three thousand feet above the Zambian bush, the DHC2 Beaver had only ten minutes' fuel remaining. Night was drawing in; ground features were indiscernible. I could not raise anyone on the radio. Would this be the end? John Flexman knew he wanted to be a pilot from moment he saw an RAF flypast as a boy of eight. At sixteen he joined the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, getting his 'wings' in 1961 ... Read more

    $9.23 AUD

  • A Splendid Little War

    by Derek Robinson

    The war to end all wars, people said in 1918. Not for long. By 1919, White Russians were fighting Bolshevik Reds for control of their country, and Winston Churchill (then Secretary of State for War) wanted to see Communism 'strangled in its cradle'. So a volunteer R.A.F. squadron, flying Sopwith Camels, went there to duff up the Reds. 'There's a splendid little war going on,' a British staff ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • A Good Clean Fight

    by Derek Robinson

    North Africa, 1942. Dust, heat, thirst, flies. A good clean fight, for those who like that sort of thing, and some do. From an advanced landing field, striking hard and escaping fast, our old friends from Hornet Squadron (Piece of Cake) play Russian roulette, flying their clapped-out Tomahawks on ground-strafing forays. Meanwhile, on the ground, the men of Captain Lampard's S.A.S. patrol drive ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Parachute and its Pilot

    The Ultimate Guide for the Ram-Air Aviator

    by Brian Germain

    The Parachute and Its Pilot is the singular resource for canopy flight information. Whether you’re a new jumper looking to further your education or an expert canopy pilot seeking tips on advancing your techniques, this book has something for you. The book is jam-packed with information compiled over twenty years of skydiving experience and offers technical, straightforward explanations of ram ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Piece of Cake

    by Derek Robinson

    series R.A.F. Quartet #1
    From the Phoney War of 1939 to the Battle of Britain in 1940, the pilots of Hornet Squadron learn their lessons the hard way. Hi-jinks are all very well on the ground, but once in a Hurricane's cockpit, the best killers keep their wits close.Newly promoted Commanding Officer Fanny Barton has a job on to whip the Hornets into shape before they face the Luftwaffe's seasoned pilots. And sometimes ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Flying the Boeing 787

    by Gib Vogel

    Since its first flight on 15 December 2009, the Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' has been the most sophisticated airliner in the world. It uses many advanced new technologies to offer unprecedented levels of performance with minimal impact on the environment. Flying the Boeing 787 gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly this remarkable machine. It takes the reader on a trip from Tokyo to Los ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • Fly By Wire

    The Geese, The Glide, The 'Miracle' on the Hudson

    by William Langewiesche

    On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, when a flock of Canada geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane's pilot Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger, managed to glide to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation, the "The Miracle on the Hudson", and Captain Sully ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hullo Russia, Goodbye England

    by Derek Robinson

    Flight Lieutenant Silk, a twice-decorated Lancaster pilot in WW II, rejoins the R.A.F. and qualifies to fly the Vulcan bomber. Piloting a Vulcan is an unforgettable experience: no other aircraft comes close to matching its all-round performance. And as bombers go, it's drop-dead gorgeous.But there's a catch. The Vulcan has only one role: to make a second strike. To act in retaliation for a Russian ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Finest of the Few: The Story of Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot John Simpson

    The Story of Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot John Simpson

    by Hector Bolitho

    Written by 43 Squadron's intelligence officer, Hector Bolitho, Finest of the Few revolves around Bolitho's friend, fighter ace John W.C. Simpson, who shot down 13 German aircraft during the Battle of Britain. The book was written in 1941 and was based on John Simpsons Combat Reports, his personal letters and papers together with Hectors own recollections of the heady days of the summer of 1940 ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD

  • King of the Air

    The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith

    by Ann Blainey

    A revealing portrait of a brilliant and troubled figure – a daredevil of the skiesCharles Kingsford Smith was the most commanding flyer of the golden age of aviation. In three short years, he broke records with his astounding and daring voyages: the first trans-Pacific flight from America to Australia, the first flight across the Tasman, the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland. He ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD