A Book Review
Anyone who is looking for a present for a friend who is interested in helicopters, or for themselves, need look no further. ‘Robbie’ is a tells the story of the popular Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters through the words of people who operate them. And the photography is magnificent.
A Book Review
There are a lot of books about flying, but this one is unique. It is an account of a convoluted flight around the continent of Australia to visit 26 places beginning with every letter of the alphabet – hence ‘flying crooked’. The result is a book which should appeal to both aviation and travel enthusiasts…and many others too.
A Review of a Fascinating Book
As Liz Moscrop states herself in the prologue to this book, “Choosing the greatest 100 anything is always going to be a subject of hot debate”. So many people will delve into this large A4 format book to see if those women whom they think are the greatest are all there. They are likely to find that most of them are.
By Gail Hewlett – Book Review
2011 represented an important anniversary for anyone interested in the history of aviation. For in 1911 Hilda B. Hewlett became the first British woman to learn to fly and gain a pilot’s licence. So who was Hilda Hewlett? “Old Bird”, written by Gail Hewlett, who is married to the early aviatrix’s grandson, explains all.
A Fascinating Book on a Round the World Flying Trip
On May 6th 2003, Polly Vacher took off from Birmingham Airport, England to try to fly round the world via both poles. By the time she returned a year later she had flown 60,000 nautical miles, visited over 30 countries and all seven continents, and gained three world records. She had also raised £400,000 for Flying Scholarships for the Disabled. And then…she wrote a book about it…