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of them will make an ideal present for a person keen on modern or historic aviation.
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The Royal Air Force has defended Britain's skies, and those of her allies, since the early part of the 20th century, following the tradition of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. Spawned from both the British Army and the Royal Navy, the RAF fought hard to maintain its independence after the successes of the First World War. It was not until the Second World War however, that the RAF was able to demonstrate its true worth.
The Story of the RAF combines rare and unseen footage with newly shot film and expert opinion to tell the story of those momentous years for the Royal Air Force. This fascinating programme looks at how the early pilots fought in their wire,wood and fabric aircraft and also includes the aerial battles of Spitfire and Hurricane against the fearsome Me109s.
Experience massed bomber raids over Germany and follow the RAF through more than 50 years of the jet age from the first Meteors to the low-level Tornado attacks of the Gulf War.
DVD, PAL, Region 2 (57 minutes)
Its eight wing-mounted Colt-Brownings spitting flame, the Hawker Hurricane swooped to dispatch over two thirds of the enemy aircraft destroyed in the Battle of Britain. Courageous squadron commander Douglas Bader, 14-kill hero 'Cobber Kain', Ginger Lacey - the top Battle of Britain Ace with 18 victims - and many other RAF pilots owed their reputations and their lives to this toughest mount of all.
The Hurricane was outnumbered but never outclassed, designed to hit the enemy hard, adsorb tremendous punishment and live to fight again another day.
Featuring colour footage of the last surviving aircraft, alongside original combat film, this is the definitive documentary of a fighter plane that truly changed the course of history.
Required reading for anyone wanting to fly a Tiger Moth!!
Included are the pilot's impressions of the aircraft, correct handling procedures and a reproduction of the RAAF Pilots Notes.
A must, to go with the leather flying helmet and goggles!
This 28-page booklet was originally issued in 1943 by the Air Ministry and is a faithful reproduction of the document that Spitfire Mark V pilots were required to memorise.
Includes technical specifications, fold-out diagrams and photos.
"...When carrying a bomb, spinning is not permitted"....
"Prepared by the Ministry of Supply", and "Pomulgated by order of the Air Council", these are a faithful facimile of the notes issued to RAF trainee fighter pilots who were moving on to the formation and aerobatics part of their training.
Includes glossy black and white photos of the exterior and cockpit, diagrams, and checklists.
"Prepared by the Ministry of Supply", and "Pomulgated by order of the Air Council", these are a faithful facimile of the notes issued to RAF trainee fighter pilots who were finishing their training before being allocated to Spitfires or Hurricanes.
Fascinating reading for anybody interested in historic aviation.
Included are the pilot's impressions of the aircraft, correct handling procedures, speeds to fly, emergency procedures, diagrams and b/w fold out photos. Part V are supplementary notes for Flight Engineers, with descriptions of all the systems and even instructions as to how to handle undercarriage failure!
In our opinion, one of the most significant contributions by machinery to WWII was made by the Rolls Royce Merlin engine. Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang and and Lancaster were all powered by this masterpiece, and luckily we can occasionally see, and above all hear, these gorgeous and evocative machines from time to time. Sadly we can't see another revolutionary and war-winning aircraft, the twin Merlined Mosquito, flying in the UK - as of the 1000's built, none is flying today. This a faithfull reproduction of the notes as issued to Mosquito pilots - 'prepared by the direction of the Ministry of Supply' and 'promulgated by order of the Air Council'.
Included are the pilot's impressions of the aircraft, correct handling procedures, speeds to fly, emergency procedures, diagrams and b/w fold out photos.
Included are the pilot's impressions of the aircraft, correct handling procedures, speeds to fly, emergency procedures, diagrams and b/w fold out photos. 'Prepared by direction of the Minister of Aircraft Production' and 'Promulgated by order of the Air Council'
Covering the Hurricane IIA, IIB, IIC,IID and IV, with the XX Merlin this is a modern copy of the booklet that all Hurricane pilots would have to learn before being given command of the slightly less charismatic, but much more prevalent and dependable Battle of Britain winning partner of the Spitfire.
Suitable for anyone undertaking their first helicopter trial lesson
This 60-page book has been written to help the reader get the most from their first helicopter flight. It covers:
Suitable for anyone taking their first light aircraft, Tiger Moth, Harvard Texan or other historical aircraft trial lesson.
The Introductory Flying Lesson, has been written to help the reader get the most from this flight. In its 60 pages it covers, in straightforward terms, what is involved in this flight: how to prepare and what to expect. The basic principles of flying an aircraft are covered, together with background information and advice on all aspects of the flight. The book goes further to describe the Private Pilot's Licence itself, and the course of training that leads to it. This is the book for anybody who has ever thought about taking up flying and who wants to get the best from their introductory flight.
Fantastic souvenir of a light aircraft trial lesson, and essential if the student wants to go further in their flying career. Suitable for both helicopter and light aircraft flying lessons.
With a royal blue cover and gold block lettering, this log book is recommended by the UK’s leading flying schools. Meets UK NPPL & JAR requirements – complies with JAR-FCL 1.08.
and has separate sections to record class/type ratings, differences/variants, types flown, airfields visited etc.
The author is the chief executive of the British Microlighting Aircraft Association, and his book is a readable and authoritative introduction to the world of microlighting. The fully illustrated chapters covering the history of microlighting, principles of flight, learning to fly, microlight gear and ownership are interspersed with the stories of the great characters and pioneers of the sport.
A comprehensive look at the subject of aerobatics. The author, Neil Williams has been British Aerobatics Champion 12 times. The book takes the novice from the first tentative experiments, step by step, up to the level of knowledge needed for a pilot to reach World Championship standard.
This will really give your recipient a 'full on' experience.
To begin with, there's our small paperback book written by a leading flying instructor which will tell them what the instruments mean, what the controls do, and what to expect from their trial flying lesson. So this book will really get the enthusiasm building
After their fantastic experience, they'll then be able to add the details of their flight into a genuine, hard-backed, pilot logbook and keep it as a permanent souvenir (of course, if they go on to take further lessons, the time spent on their trial less HAS to be logged properly, and will count toward their licence)
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