SELECTION OF BOOKS including technical books

Title Price Description

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.

Flying On Your Own Wings (OUT OF STOCK) £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!

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.

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.

Aviation Mechanic Handbook ( OUT OF STOCK) £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.

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

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!


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.

Conventional Gear - Flying a Taildragger (OUT OF STOCK) £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.

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 (OUT OF STOCK) £18.00

7th 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.

An Aeroplane Called Fred (signed copy) £15.00

This is the story of a latter day pioneer of 'take-home' aircraft, Stoke-on-Trent's other aircraft designer (the first one being Reginald Mitchell of Spitfire fame!). All the mishaps and disasters plus the successes are described together with related, somewhat hilarious activities with fellow aviation nuts. Now that he is safely out of the country the author is able to tell the whole story!

You want to Build and Fly a What? or....How I learned to fly, build a WW1 Replica, and stay married £35.00

The true, highly unlikely and very funny autobiography of Dick Starks, a Maths teacher who, having succeeded in learning to fly, buys an old Cessna, then goes on to build a Replica Nieuport Fighter Plane. He cheerfully reveals the disasters he encountered (many self inflicted!), but in doing so shows the value of direct thinking and learning from your mistakes.

The Lympne Trials £18.50

Searching for an Ideal Light Plane by Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume

Microlighting : Affordable Aviation £7.00

Written by Chris Finnigan

Theory of Wings Sections £30.00

Including a summary of airfoil data, by Ira H Abbott and Albert E Von Doenhoff

Strength of Aircraft Elements - ANC 5 £20.00

Issued by the US Army, Navy & Civil Committee on Aircraft Requirements, this wartime reference manual is divided into seven chapters. 1) General 2) Wood 3) Metals 4) Steel 5) Aluminium Alloy 6) Miscellaneous Metals and Alloys 7) Non-metallic Materials. Illustrated with graphs etc throughout.

A Wing and a Chair by David Sykes £20.00

After a catastrophic motorcycle accident in 1993, Dave Sykes was left a paraplegic and wheelchair bound. 7 years later, he found himself missing the thrill of the road and looked to the sky. After 3 years flying, Dave came up with a plan – to fly unaided from York, England to Sydney, Australia.

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.

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.

S.E.5 Owners' Workshop Manual : Haynes £25.00

This rakish fighter became known as the 'mount of aces', being the type on which the most successful fighter pilots of Britain and her Empire went to war throughout the last 18 months of World War 1. It was the Spitfire of the Western Front: delivering greater speed, range, firepower and all-round performance than the vast majority of its opposition.

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.