SELECTION OF BOOKS including technical books

Title Price Description
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.

Circuits and Bumps £12.50

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

The Lympne Trials £18.50

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

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.

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.

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.

Stick and Rudder - An Explanation of the Art of Flying £24.00

This classic manual by Wolfgang Langewiesche covers all the elements of flying, from how and why flight works, through air sense, wind drift, controls, basic manoeuvres, landing, dangers, working speeds etc. 390 pages, fully indexed, line illustrations, cloth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Microlighting : Affordable Aviation £7.00

Written by Chris Finnigan