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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
            • $19.20
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            • Pre Release International

            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
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Jun 2020
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            Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
             

            Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation (Paperback)

            By Cassutt, Michael

            • RRP: $47.99
            • $47.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Jul 20

            One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. His story has never been told-until now. The Astro...naut Maker takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Ab
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            ISBN 9781641603188
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Chicago Review Press
            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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            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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            Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras

            Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bizony, Piers

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $49.50
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            Moonshots presents stunning photos of space and Earth from NASA's archives-taken by Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and ISS astronauts using Hasselblad cameras-in the large format they deserve.

            ISBN 9780760366769
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Motorbooks International
            Interest Age General Audience
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            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
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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: $15.50
            • $12.40
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            • Internationally sourced

            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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            Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt
              

            Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carson, Mary Kay; By (photographer) Uhlman, Tom

            • RRP: $21.50
            • $20.42
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            • Pub Date
              9 Jun 20

            Follow New Horizons, a spacecraft the size of a piano, on its first ever mission to Pluto! In this addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, discover Pluto, the space entity formerly known as a planet, and the amazing journey to reach it.

            ISBN 9780358240273
            Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
            Publisher Houghton Mifflin
            Interest Age 10-12 years
            Series Scientists in the Field (Paperback)
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Aug 2020
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            The Disappearing Act
             

            The Disappearing Act (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By de Changy, Florence

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
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            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 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 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Disappearing Act
             

            The Disappearing Act (Hardback)

            By de Changy, Florence

            • RRP: $42.99
            • $32.24
            • Save $10.75
            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 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 9780008381530
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft
             

            The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bjorkman, Eileen A.

            • Imp. $48.99
            • $48.99
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            On July 25, 2010, Arnold Ebneter flew across the country in a plane he designed and built himself, setting an aviation world record for aircraft of its class. He was eighty-two at the time and the flight represented the culmination of a dream he'd cultivated since his childhood i...n the 1930s. Eileen Bjorkman - herself a pilot and aeronautical engineer - frames her father's journey from teenage airplane enthusiast to Air Force pilot and Boeing engineer in the context of the rise, near extermination, and ongoing interest in homebuilt aircraft in the United States. She gives us a glimpse into life growing up in a flying family with two pilots for parents, a family plane named Charlie, and quite literally, a propeller under her parents' bed. From early airplane designs serialized in magazines to the annual Oshkosh Fly-in where you can see experimental aircraft on display, Bjorkman offers a personal take on the history of building something in your garage that you can actually (and legally) fly as well as how the homebuilt aircraft movement has contributed to aviation and innovation in America. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8PvowEMkmQ
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            ISBN 9780295746081
            Released NZ 12 Aug 2019
            Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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