Airborne Adventures

Books featuring (in whole or in part) non-military flying experiences

A History of the Kings Flight & Queens Flight

A chronicle of the activities, aircraft and key personnel of the elite RAF unit dedicated to the air transport of the British Royal Family from 1936-1995
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A Pilots Notes

by Ian Rae
Poems of a World War 2 Royal Air Force Flying Instructor.
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A Pilots Perspective

by Cedric Flood
A former airline captain's reflections on a lifetime of commercial and private flying 1950-2012.
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A Pilots Way – an aviators experiences 1948-2004

by Mike Holmes
A veteran aviator looks back on his 55 years as an RAF fighter pilot, airline pilot and private pilot 1948-2004
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A Royal Air Force Pilots Tales

by Group Captain Harry M. Archer
A reflection on 30 years’ service with the RAF 1950-80
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Airborne Animals and Cockpit Companions

by Colin Pateman
An illustrated account of the various animals kept as pets and mascots by wartime airmen
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Aircraft Engineer – reflections on a 50 year career in aviation

by Brian W.A. Johnson
My journey from RAF Halton apprentice to senior management with commercial airlines 1947 to 1997.
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Around the World in 80 Delays

by Richard Ling
A former armaments expert looks back on his varied career as an international salesman in the arms, aviation and petrochemical industries 1975-2010
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Beaufighters BOAC & Me

by Sam Wright
Experiences of a 254 Squadron Beaufighter navigator during WW2 and postwar flying with BOAC.
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Circuits and Bumps

by Gerhard Heilig
A pilot's progress from RAF bombers to commercial airliners 1944-65
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Climb to and Maintain

by Eric Woods
A former navigator's experiences with BOAC in the postwar years.
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Fly High - Fly Low

by Eric Morgan
The three remarkable aviation careers of Leslie R Colquhoun DFC, GM, DFM - WW2  Reconnaissance Pilot; Supermarine Test Pilot and Vickers Hovercraft Pioneer.
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Flying the Waves

by Richard Pike
Experiences of an air-sea rescue helicopter pilot around the Scottish coast in the 1980s/90s.
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Goodhart : The Story of an Exceptional Man

by Richard Harris & Barrie Williams
A biography of Rear Admiral Nicholas Goodhart, CB, Legion of Merit, FRAeS, RN (1919–2011)
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I Flew for Savimbi

by Simon Van Garderen
A South African bush pilot recalls his 25-year association with Angolan UNITA freedom fighter Dr Jonas Savimbi.
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Landmarks in Aviation History

by Barry Smart
An illustrated guide to monuments in various parts of the world commemorating important people and events in the history of aviation.
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My Life in Flying – memoirs of a military and airline pilot

by Steve Masters
A reflection on three decades as a military & commercial pilot with the RAF and British Airways 1980-2013
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No Time on the Ground – A Pilots Tales

by Ken Fitzroy
A former military, commercial and civilian pilot looks back on 50 years in the air.
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Observations from the Tower – Memoirs of an Air Traffic Controller

by John Kilburn
A former ATC recalls his 30-year career in Air Traffic Control 1957-1987
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On Laughter-Silvered Wings – a portrait of Irish aviator Paddy Kirkwood

by Howard A Hughes
Entertaining biography of charismatic Irish aviator Paddy Kirkwood, a pilot with RAF bomber command in World War II and subsequently an airline captain whose 'Irish crew' gained legendary status in post-war British European Airlines (BEA) for their high-spirited antics.
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Prestwicks Pioneer

by Dougal McIntyre
Biography of David F. McIntyre, first pilot to fly over Everest and founder of Scottish Aviation.
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Red Arrows: The Inside Story

by Tony Cunnane
An insight into the inner workings of the RAF's world famous aerobatic display team during the 1980s/90s
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Take Up Slack

by Edward Hull
An illustrated history of the London Gliding Club and the development of the sport of gliding in the UK since 1930.
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Twin Bases Remembered

by Norman Rose
A personal history of the RAF and USAF at Bentwaters & Woodbridge 1943-1993
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Will We Fly Above Those Clouds?

by Michael P Sutton
A pilot's varied experiences with the RN Fleet Air Arm, De Havilland, JC Bamford, Lear Jet and Dassault 1943-73.
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