SELECTION OF BOOKS including technical books

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Fans of Arthur's dry wit will welcome another addition to his highly popular series. His depth of knowledge and the unbounded enthusiasm with which he approaches each book gives us a unique insight into the escapades of entrepreneurs and heroes in the early days of flying.

PROPELLERHEAD - by Antony Woodward £12.00

Imagine Nick Hornby mixed with Jeremy Clarkson, throw in an initially reluctant flyer, and you get 'Propellerhead'! Hilarious, engaging, petrifying, eccentric, daring and full of incident, Antony Woodward's account of his introduction to to aviation, and his journey to becoming a pilot, will touch a chord with all flyers.

Flying On Your Own Wings £28.00

In FLYING ON YOUR OWN WINGS, Mr. Heintz shares his knowledge and insights into the art and science of light aircraft design. Truly a beginner’s guide to everything you need to know in order to achieve that age-old dream: To fly on your own wings!

Aircraft Welding £22.00

This is a high quality facsimile of Aircraft Welding by Colonel Rollen H. Drake, originally published in 1947. This book contains all the information and instruction needed to fulfill the welding requirements for an aircraft mechanic's license in 1947.

De Havilland Tiger Moth (1931-1945). £12.99

The de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane is an iconic and instantly recognisable aircraft. The authors take a close look at the construction of the Tiger Moth, acquiring and restoring an example, owning and flying one, and the engineer's view of keeping it all running and airworthy.

Sheet Metal Handbook £25.00

Imagine transforming a flat sheet of aluminum alloy into an attractive hood scoop. Or designing & making your own aluminum wheel tubs, floorpan and dashboard. How about learning to design & build your own body panels, manifolds, brackets & fuel tanks? These are just a few of the many tips and techniques shared by master metal craftsman Ron Fournier.


With over 30 years experience as an Autogyro pilot, author Dave Organ has used his knowledge to produce a concise and easy to read book that covers all aspects of this little known form of Sport Flying.

Light Airplane Construction £60.00

Covers in detail the fabrication and assembly of sheet metal, fiberglass and and Plexiglas components. This book is a must for a builder of any sheet metal aircraft. 92 pages. Many photos. By L Pazmany.


Fans of Arthur's dry wit will welcome another addition to his highly popular series. His depth of knowledge and the unbounded enthusiasm with which he approaches each book gives us a unique insight into the escapades of entrepreneurs and heroes in the early days of flying.

Supermarine Spitfire - Owners' Workshop Manual - Hardback £25.00

An insight into owning, restoring, servicing and flying Britain's legendary World War II fighter. Well illustrated in B&W/colour.

Why don't you put a little engine in it? By Keith Nurcombe £14.99

A broad view of flying for fun as an enthusiastic amateur, with sixty unforgettable years to help paint the picture, look at the future and explore the possibilities

Aviation Mechanic Handbook £18.00

Handy reference guide for aircraft builders, mechanics, owners and pilots, supplying much info critical to maintaining an aircraft. Amongst other subjects, looks at tools, solid state electrical systems, fabrication, mathematics, physical and chemical properties, corrosion detection and control, and drawings. Spiral-bound, 350+ pages.


With more than a little nostalgia for the days when flying was still an adventure that anyone could participate in and the sky was not restricted and controlled as it is today, the author presents to us one of the original participants in that adventure. Frenchman Henri Mignet's creation, the Flying Flea provided the enthusiast of the era with a viable machine for a mere £25 (£65 with a decent engine). He took on the UK aviation bureaucracy and won, allowing ordinary folk to build and fly his soon-to-be-famous little machine. His story is the stuff of Boy's Own heroics and in the telling of it the author allows us to re-live his own youthful enthusiasms in the early years of flying.
Large-format softback, illustrated with more than 150 b&w photographs.

Alternative Engines £50.00

Compiled by Mick Myal. Extensive 300 page volume, which covers, in 50 chapters, all aspects of converting auto engines. Well written with many helpful ideas, and filled with specs, diagrams, photos and plans. Too much detail to list here, so phone if you need more specific information!

Conventional Gear - Flying a Taildragger £18.00

The author, David Robson, has been flying taildraggers for forty-five years, and puts his vast experience to excellent use in this book. Beginning with the theory and dynamics of the tail wheel airplane to look at specfic taildraggers, such as Austers, Tiger Moths, Pitts etc, with pilots' accounts of memorable flights.


These days anybody can build his or her own aeroplane in their garage or shed. But back in the 1930s it was a different story. In this fascinating and unique book all of the Practical Mechanics home-built aircraft articles are reprinted just as they were published from the Flying Flea to the LA.4a Minor.

Homebuilt Aerodynamics and Flight Testing £25.00

The first part of this book is especially of interest for airplane homebuilders and engineers who want to know more about the basic aerodynamics of their airplanes. The second part of the book deals with flight testing the finished airplane. Suggestions are included to solve problems with airplane performance or flying qualities, by Sonja Englert

Standard Aircraft Handbook £22.00

8th edition, by Larry Reithmaier. Definitive 'nuts and bolts' reference manual containing a wealth of information, this revised classic features co-ordinated step-by-step procedures for riveting, drilling, bolts and fasteners, tools, electrical wiring, reading drawings, non-destructive testing, bending, forming and fabricating, and much more. 292 pages.

CHASING THE MORNING SUN, by Manuel Queiroz. Signed Copy £18.00

Years ago Manuel Queiroz declared his intention to fly solo around the world. Having just beaten cancer, he was buoyed by the recent brush with mortality and ready to take on a life-changing goal. He fulfilled his ultimate dream and Chasing the Morning Sun is the exhilarating story of his record-breaking journey.

Kitplane Construction - NEW 3rd Edition £40.00

Featuring new and classic kitplane designs, this proven bestseller is the most current and comprehensive resource available on choosing, building, and flying homebuilt planes. Kit Airplane Construction uses step-by-step instructions and detailed case studies of kitplane models to give amateur plane builders the knowledge needed to create and fly their own aircraft.

Fly By Wire; The Geese, The Glide The 'Miracle' On The Hudson £12.00

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. Chelsey 'Sully' Sullenberger, managed to glide to a safe landing in the Hudson River. William Langewiesche assembles the untold stories necessary to truly understand 'The Miracle on the Hudson', and makes us question our assumptions about human beings in modern aviation.

Sopwith Camel Owners' Workshop Manual £25.00

Think of the First World War and then think of an aircraft. What springs to mind will probably be the Sopwith Camel. The single-seat Camel was one of the most successful RNAS/RFC/RAF 'scouts' (the period term for a fighter) of the First World War. Jarrod Cotter has been given rare access to the Shuttleworth Collection's Sopwith Camel replica as well as Camel new-builds in France and New Zealand.

Theory of Flight £30.00

Unabridged reprint of Richard Von Mises' 1945 classic text, by one of the great pioneers in the field of aeronautics, this account of fundamental fluid dynamics looks at the following in great depth : equilibrium and steady flow in the atmosphere, the airplane wing, propeller and engine theory, airplane performance, control and stability.

THE SPITFIRE POCKET MANUAL - All marks in service, 1939-45 £10.00

Developed in 1938 from a Schneider trophy-winning design by the aeronautical engineer and designer R. J Mitchell, the Supermarine Spitfire went on to become the definitive Allied fighter of the Second World War, and ranks amongst the most famous aircraft of all time. Numerous manuals were produced for pilots and ground crew, dealing with all aspects of the Spitfire from engine specs to cockpit layout.

Chocks & Driptrays £12.00

In this enjoyable and informative book, Stanley Newton ecalls his experiences as an Airframe Fitter in the Royal Air Force in the postwar 1940s/50s.

AFE208 CAP 1535 – THE SKYWAY CODE- Version 2 £12.95

The Skyway Code is designed to provide private pilots with easy, quick access to the key information they need as well as covering the regulations it includes examples of radio phraseology, tables to work out crosswind components and ground marshalling signals.

Weather Flying £20.00

The best resource a pilot can have to understand how to fly in all types of weather.

Design of Wood Aircraft Structures - ANC 18 £22.00

Produced for both civil and military use by the US Dept of Defense, this manual is divided into three sections, designed as a whole to give an overview of wood aircraft construction. The 234 pages are full of technical data, tables, graphs, charts, diagrams etc.

Microlighting : Affordable Aviation £7.00

Written by Chris Finnigan

Aircraft Weight & Balance Handbook £9.00

The Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook has been prepared in recognition of the importance of weight and balance technology in conducting safe and efficient flight.