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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $26.84
            • $26.84
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            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir

            The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cook, John; Bauer, Jon

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $27.74
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            In Tasmania, John Cook is known as: 'The Keeper of the Flame'. John's renowned as one of the last of the kerosene keepers : he spent a good part of his 26-year career in Tasmanian lighthouses tending kerosene, not electrical, lamps. He joined the lighthouse service in 1969, after... a spell in the merchant marine. Far from reviling work on isolated islands such as Tasman and Maatsuyker, Australia's southernmost lighthouse, he discovered that he loved the solitude and delighted in the sense of purpose that light keeping gave him. He did two stints on Tasman, in 1969-71 and 1977, and was the head keeper on Maatsuyker for eight years. Tasman's kerosene light was a pressure lamp fuelled by two big bottles that had to be pumped up to 75 pounds per square inch (about 516 kilopascals): It was the equivalent of pumping up a tyre every 20 minutes, John says. Then you had to wind up the weights - they went down the tower and turned the prism around like a big clockwork. If the weights went all the way to the bottom, the light would stop. The main thing was that 365 nights of the year you sat in that tower, 100 feet up, and you had to stay awake, John says of Tasman. If you fell asleep the light would stop and then you were in trouble. Keepers took watches around the clock, in a system similar to that on a ship. Day watches weren't a chance to slack off: standing orders required the watchkeeper to look seawards at least every half-hour and to log sightings of any vessels, and their course, in the area. But the main thing was there was always maintenance to do, John says. Because Mother Nature was your boss. She'd blow gutters off, that sort of thing - she was always stickin' her bib in, and you were repairin' it. Tasman keepers also ran a herd of up to 500 sheep. They didn't have a freezer, so they'd kill and dress a sheep every fortnight. John supplemented his bulk stores, delivered every three months by the lighthouse supply vessel, with extras brought on the bi-monthly mail bo
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            ISBN 9781760875381
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered
             

            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

            By Merriam, Frederick Warren

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $62.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous

            ISBN 9781526726209
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Voyaging Under Power
             

            Voyaging Under Power (Hardback, 4th edition)

            By Beebe, Robert P.; Umstot, Denis D.; LEISHMAN

            • RRP: $101.99
            • $95.76
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            • Internationally sourced

            Covers the technologies and conveniences that have transformed the boats and the power cruising lifestyle. This book includes sections on crew communications and managing emotions; the cruising community and how to get along within it; how to deal with a reluctant spouse; and usi...ng email and Skype to keep in touch with loved ones on land.
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            ISBN 9780071767330
            Released NZ 26 Dec 2012
            Publisher International Marine Publishin
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series International Marine-RMP
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            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
             

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            GPS for Mariners
             

            GPS for Mariners (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Sweet, Robert

            • RRP: $41.00
            • $38.95
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            • Temporarily out of stock

            The operator's manual that should come with every boater's GPS receiver or chart plotter.

            ISBN 9780071713993
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2011
            Publisher International Marine Publishin
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series International Marine-RMP
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            Stress-Free Mooring: For Sail and Power
             

            Stress-Free Mooring: For Sail and Power (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wells, Duncan

            • RRP: $38.78
            • $38.78
            • Internationally sourced

            Stress-Free Mooring is a quick-access, very visual on-board practical guide to how to approach tricky mooring and berthing situations in a yacht or motorboat. Duncan Wells, author of the highly successful Stress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating, provides instant guidance... to helmsmen seeking advice on how best to get on and off pontoons, jetties and harbour walls in all directions of wind and tide, as well as anchoring and picking up mooring buoys. With step-by-step photos, explanatory diagrams and concise text, helmsmen can have at their fingertips the answers they need to all manner of tricky mooring problems. Highlighted boxes throughout provide helpful advice, and QR codes give access to video demonstrations. The techniques are applicable anywhere in the world, on any type and size of boat. Key features include: Step-by-step photographs Clear diagrams Top Tip boxes QR codes giving access to explanatory videos
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            ISBN 9781472968357
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Passion for Flight: New Zealand Aviation Before the Great War
              

            A Passion for Flight: New Zealand Aviation Before the Great War (Paperback)

            By Martyn, Errol W.

            Volplane Press in association with the Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand is proud to announce publication of the first volume of Errol Martyns new trilogy - A PASSION FOR FLIGHT, a history of New Zealand aviation before the Great War of 1914-1918. This definitive work pr...esents for the first time a detailed record of all known New Zealand-related aeronautical activity of the long-neglected pioneering period of 1868-1914. The complete trilogy will undoubtedly become an indispensible first place of resource for historians, aviation enthusiasts and genealogists alike.
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            ISBN 9780473203870
            Published NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher Volplane Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Many a Close Run Thing
             

            Many a Close Run Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Enright, Tom

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775541431
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Warship 2020
             

            Warship 2020 (Hardback)

            Volume editor Jordan, John

            • RRP: $127.68
            • $127.68
            • Internationally sourced

            Warship is a celebrated annual publication featuring the latest research on the history, development, and service of the world's warships.

            ISBN 9781472840714
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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