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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
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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 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
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            Flight: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids
             

            Flight: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $12.99
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            Read all about astonishing airplanes from the history of flight! Jet into the world of flight and discover its history, from the first hot air balloons and gliders to today's supersonic spyplanes, helicopters, and space vehicles. Telling the stories of the pioneers of aviation, s...uch as Charles Lindburgh and Amelia Earhart, the black-and-white chapter book Flight is also packed with fun facts - did you know that early aeroplanes landed on wheels that were borrowed from cars and motorcycles? Flight is part of the Mega Bites series, which uncovers the secrets of history, science, and the natural world. Investigate the most complicated thing in the universe - your Brain; then journey to the most mysterious as we dive into a Black Hole; and closer to home, marvel at the genius of the world's smartest Codebreakers! Whichever title you pick, you'll get the expert knowledge and fun facts you need on each topic, with every book packed with illustrations, fun stories, and anecdotes.
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            ISBN 9780241435953
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Mega Bites
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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
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            101 Lessons From The Sky
               

            101 Lessons From The Sky (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McKenzie, Fletcher

            • RRP: $58.50
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            101 Lessons From The Sky focusses on commercial and air transport aviation, and is possible thanks to the pilots who shared their failings and misadventures. Read 101 true stories from pilots with hundreds and thousands of hours of flight experience between them.

            ISBN 9780473448837
            Published NZ 10 Aug 2018
            Publisher Squabbling Sparrows Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series From the Sky
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            81 Lessons From The Sky
               

            81 Lessons From The Sky (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McKenzie, Fletcher

            • RRP: $52.99
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            81 Lessons From The Sky contains eighty-one easy-to-read, true stories from real pilots, detailing what they learnt from their aviation accidents and near misses. Eighty-one stories from the General Aviation community, from around the globe.

            ISBN 9780473419943
            Published NZ 23 Jul 2018
            Publisher Squabbling Sparrows Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            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 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Speedbird: The Complete History of BOAC
             

            Speedbird: The Complete History of BOAC (Paperback)

            By Higham, Robin

            • RRP: $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
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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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            Sterling Biographies (R): Amelia Earhart: A Life in Flight
             

            Sterling Biographies (R): Amelia Earhart: A Life in Flight (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Victoria Garrett

            • RRP: $12.99
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            Knowing the risks, but taking the chance anyway - that was the internal compass that guided Amelia Earhart. This biography captures: Amelia's impressive sense of daring, evident from a very young age; her eagerness to promote women's abilities and desire to contribute to the worl...d around her.
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            ISBN 9781402751578
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2009
            Publisher Sterling Juvenile
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Sterling Biographies
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