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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
            • $21.85
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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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            Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
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            The Disappearing Act
             

            The Disappearing Act (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By de Changy, Florence

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Feb 21

            The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen in close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared...

            ISBN 9780008381547
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Skipper Tips for Every Day: 365 ways to get the most from your sailing
             

            Skipper Tips for Every Day: 365 ways to get the most from your sailing (Paperback)

            By Gunkel, Fridtjof

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.39
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            365 tips, tricks, hints and cheats relating to all areas of practical seamanship--a daily ready-reckoner to improve skills in boat handling, navigation, living aboard and repairs.

            ISBN 9781472980564
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            71 Lessons From The Sky
              

            71 Lessons From The Sky (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McKenzie, Fletcher

            • RRP: $40.99
            • $40.99
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            Learn from the experiences of other helicopter pilots. 71 Lessons From The Sky is a new survival guide for helicopter pilots detailing real incidents and air accidents. These lessons offer firsthand experience in identifying the signs aircrew may miss until it's too late. An esse...ntial read for all current and future pilots.
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            ISBN 9780473493080
            Published NZ 14 Oct 2019
            Publisher Squabbling Sparrows Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Lessons from the Sky
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            Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster: the Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII

            Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster: the Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII (Hardback)

            By Hoyland, Graham

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $33.74
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            The most iconic aircraft of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving th...at resulted in a war-winning design.
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            ISBN 9780008359263
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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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: $80.99
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            • Pub Date
              18 May 21

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

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 18 May 2021
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            Wings Over Water: The Story of the World's Greatest Air Race and the Birth of the Spitfire

            Wings Over Water: The Story of the World's Greatest Air Race and the Birth of the Spitfire (Hardback, Main)

            By Glancey, Jonathan

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $35.10
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            The thrilling story of the Schneider Trophy, a series of glamorous air races that captivated both sides of the Atlantic and became a driver and celebration of speed and engineering prowess.

            ISBN 9781786494191
            Released NZ 13 Nov 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            20 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Ford Mustang: America's Original Pony Car
             

            Ford Mustang: America's Original Pony Car (Hardback)

            By Farr, Donald; Foreword by Ford, Edsel

            • RRP: $85.06
            • $85.06
            • Internationally sourced

            In Ford Mustang: America's Original Pony Car, acclaimed Mustang writer Donald Farr celebrates this iconic car. Created in cooperation with Ford, the book features some 400 photos from company archives.

            ISBN 9780760352144
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2017
            Publisher Motorbooks International
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How To Be An F1 Driver: My Guide To Life In The Fast Lane
             

            How To Be An F1 Driver: My Guide To Life In The Fast Lane (Paperback)

            By Button, Jenson

            • RRP: $29.50
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            AUTHOR OF SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, LIFE TO THE LIMIT In his 17 years as a Formula 1 driver, Jenson Button has picked up a thing or two about how to do the job properly. Sure, you need to be able to drive a car fast - and Jenson is on hand to pass on a few tricks of the trade here... - but you also need to know the real rules for making it to the top. Like, how to tell a multiple F1 champion they need to check their blind-spot. What the difference is between a helmet and a hat, and indeed a 'helmet-hat'. How to practise your champagne spray ahead of the big day. Why it is never, ever, under any circumstances a good idea to buy a yacht. And how to face down your team when you've just stacked their multi-million-pound car into a wall during practice. But 'JB' (nicknames in F1 run the full range from initials to, well, just using first names) doesn't stop there. HTBAF1D (catchy) lifts the lid on the people, the places, the weird rituals, the motorhomes, the media, the cars, the perks and the disasters. Join Jenson as he reveals how not to race a stupid big truck, why driving Le Mans is like having five shots of tequila before lunch, and what to do when you finally hang up your helmet-hat.
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            ISBN 9781788702652
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Speedbird: The Complete History of BOAC
             

            Speedbird: The Complete History of BOAC (Paperback)

            By Higham, Robin

            • RRP: $65.99
            • $65.99
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            Between 1939 and 1946 BOAC (the British Overseas Airways Corporation) was the nationalised airline of Great Britain - and between 1946 and 1974 as such it exclusively operated all long-haul British flights. With its iconic 'Speedbird' logo and its central role in the glamorous 'j...et age' of the 1950s and 1960s, BOAC achieved a near cult-status with admirers around the globe. Yet, to date there has been no comprehensive history of the organisation, covering its structure, fleet and the role it played in the critical events of the age - from World War II to the end of empire, a period when BOAC played a pivotal part in projecting British political power, even as that power was waning. During World War II, BOAC operated a limited wartime service and prepared for the return of commercial flight in the postwar era. But it was in the service of Britain's colonies - and latterly the process of decolonisation - that BOAC achieved its most pivotal role. The development of flight technology enabled much faster connections between Britain and her imperial possessions - as the colonies prepared for independence BOAC ferried diplomats, politicians and colonial administrators between London and the far-flung corners of Africa and Asia in much faster times than had previously been possible. In this book, acclaimed historian Robin Higham presents a unique comprehensive study of BOAC from the early jet travel of the de Havilland Comet and the Vickers VC10 to the dawn of supersonic passenger aviation. Highly illustrated and meticulously researched using previously unseen sources, this book will be essential reading for all aviation enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history of modern Britain.
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            ISBN 9781350160224
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
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