SELECTION OF BOOKS including technical books

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A Whirlwind Affair - With Aviation. Signed copy £10.00

Book written by Ron Webster.

" It would be easy to fill the pages with technical data about my home-made aeroplanes and engines, but there is a human story behind the setbacks and the triumphs. I think it is a story worth telling.
You, the reader, must decide."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

AUTOGYROS, GYROPLANES & GYROCOPTERS £14.00

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.

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.

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.

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.

Circuits and Bumps £12.50

Reminiscences of an Airman in War and Peace with the RAF and Civil Airlines 1934-64

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.

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.

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.

Enjoy the Sky £5.00

The story of a Homebuilt Aeroplane by Robert Lowe. A Popular Flying publication, compiled and edited by Alan Dunn, Mike Grigson and Laurie Mansfield.
1st Edition printed April 1997. This is a photocopy of the original publication.

Fighting Biplanes £22.50

A pictorial history of front-line aircraft between the wars.

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.

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!

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

JUAN de la CIERVA AND HIS AUTOGIROS £16.00

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.

JUAN de la CIERVA AND HIS AUTOGIROS £16.00

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.

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.

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.

Microlighting : Affordable Aviation £7.00

Written by Chris Finnigan

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.

Return to the Skies - Beagle Pup Prototype - G-AVDF £14.99

This is the story of a little light aeroplane, its journey from a bright idea in the mind of a visionary, to the realisation of that idea as a quite brilliant, but expensive to produce, light aircraft. By Anne Hughes and Andy Amor.

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.

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.

Simplified Aircraft Design for Homebuilders £45.00

Dan Raymer's excellent manual is an ideal first book on airplane design, combining professional experience with directness, clarity of expression and the benefit of contemporary technological developments. All aspects ofdesign are examined, including loading, sizing, geometry, lofting, aerodynamics, propulsion,stability, take-off, speed, range etc. Fully illustrated throughout, annotated and indexed.

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.

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