A month-by-month guide to commercial aircraft maiden flights.
This comprehensive reference manual brings to life many of the world’s most important airliners and commercial aircraft through their first flights. With each you’ll learn important facts about the aircraft’s development history, the airlines that flew it, and its vital statistics.
With over 120 aircraft types and multiple variants, plus hundreds of photographs, Flying Firsts is an up-to-date and authoritative reference book covering the world of commercial aviation and aircraft, which is will delight aviation enthusiasts and professionals.
A very British airliner which had the potential to be a great success, but ultimately fell short of the mark because of the wrong design. Learn the history of the Herald in this wonderful aviation book.
The Handley Page Herald was developed after World War II to provide a replacement for the venerable Douglas DC-3. However, it was initially designed as a piston aircraft when airlines were now looking at turboprops.
The Herald nevertheless soldiered on with a variety of airlines worldwide until the 1990s, with a significant fondness from crews, passengers and those who had been involved in the aircraft s development.
This book looks back at the development and life of the Herald and the people who flew it.
Airlines the world over delight in showcasing attractive liveries on their aircraft which reflect their branding and sense of style to the travelling public and those on the ground. The nature of the airline industry means that the colour schemes and familiar names we are used to in our skies often change or disappear for good.
This book traces many of the schemes which were familiar across Europe, including national carriers, leisure airlines from the holiday charter boom, and regional airlines feeding our smaller airports. Many airlines in these pages have now been lost forever, and others continue in a completely revised scheme.
You’ll also see plenty of classic old airliners, such as the Caravelle, Trident, Viscount, Vanguard, Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8.
In a country in which it is difficult for aviation enthusiasts to pursue their hobby, this book gives unprecedented access to the sights and aircraft that have visited Mumbai (formerly Bombay)’s main international airport, and the smaller (original) aerodrome at Juhu over many years.
If you’re an aviation enthusiast or photographer, this book is a perfect addition to your collection and a wonderful way to enjoy aviation in Mumbai.
In this day-by-day account, Jason Smart recounts frustration with the weather, the exhaustion, and his own limitations, as well as the many characters he meets along the journey of becoming a private pilot and gaining his wings.
This book is a frank account aimed at anyone interested in learning to fly. It is also for anyone simply curious to know what is involved in becoming a pilot.
The Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) usually takes a minimum of 45 hours of training. With The PPL Companion, you have a guide to help you along the way.
As your training advances, so does the content in the 45 chapters of this book, which mirror your progress and offer helpful insight into the actions and decisions you will make as a trainee pilot.
Inside you will find chapters on the reasons for learning to fly; how to find a flying club; what to expect on your first lesson and the subsequent milestones you’ll reach along the way. Further chapters look at the social side of being a pilot, as well as anxiety and how to fund your flying, plus aspects such as visiting the control tower and learning to look under the engine cowling for a greater understanding of aircraft.
Written in an informal style, The PPL Companion is an easy and relaxed sounding board for anyone considering flight training or already undertaking lessons.