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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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            Skipper Tips for Every Day: 365 ways to get the most from your sailing

            Skipper Tips for Every Day: 365 ways to get the most from your sailing (Paperback)

            By Gunkel, Fridtjof

            • RRP: $29.99
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            365 tips, tricks, hints and cheats relating to all areas of practical seamanship--a daily ready-reckoner to improve skills in boat handling, navigation, living aboard and repairs.

            ISBN 9781472980564
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            7 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo
             

            Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo (Hardback)

            By Muir-Harmony, Teasel

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 Jan 21

            A groundbreaking history of the Apollo program as a stunning achievement in space and a brilliant Cold War gambit here on Earth

            ISBN 9781541699878
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            25 Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            How To Be An F1 Driver: My Guide To Life In The Fast Lane
             

            How To Be An F1 Driver: My Guide To Life In The Fast Lane (Paperback)

            By Button, Jenson

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            AUTHOR OF SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, LIFE TO THE LIMIT In his 17 years as a Formula 1 driver, Jenson Button has picked up a thing or two about how to do the job properly. Sure, you need to be able to drive a car fast - and Jenson is on hand to pass on a few tricks of the trade here... - but you also need to know the real rules for making it to the top. Like, how to tell a multiple F1 champion they need to check their blind-spot. What the difference is between a helmet and a hat, and indeed a 'helmet-hat'. How to practise your champagne spray ahead of the big day. Why it is never, ever, under any circumstances a good idea to buy a yacht. And how to face down your team when you've just stacked their multi-million-pound car into a wall during practice. But 'JB' (nicknames in F1 run the full range from initials to, well, just using first names) doesn't stop there. HTBAF1D (catchy) lifts the lid on the people, the places, the weird rituals, the motorhomes, the media, the cars, the perks and the disasters. Join Jenson as he reveals how not to race a stupid big truck, why driving Le Mans is like having five shots of tequila before lunch, and what to do when you finally hang up your helmet-hat.
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            ISBN 9781788702652
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it
              

            Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it (Hardback)

            By Harlow, Patrick

            • RRP: $65.00
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            For a short time in the 1980s NZ had its very own supercar, the Heron MJ1. This is the story of Ross Baker, an A-Grade mechanic from Rotorua, who designed and built the car and whose vision and persistence led to it going into production.

            ISBN 9781877427596
            Published NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Willson Scott Publishing
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            The Seaward Bush Branch Line: Invercargill - Tokanui Railway 1886 - 1966
              

            The Seaward Bush Branch Line: Invercargill - Tokanui Railway 1886 - 1966 (Paperback)

            By C Glennie, Alex

            • RRP: $103.99
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            The history of the Seaward Bush Branch Railway line from inception in 1886 until it's closure in 1966.

            ISBN 9780473532611
            Published NZ 17 Oct 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Heard at the Hangar Door
             

            Heard at the Hangar Door (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raggett, Peta

            • RRP: $15.00
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            This book follows on from Peta's previous book, An Unusual Life, and goes into more detail on a subject that Peta assumed would be boring to those readers who weren't 'aviation nuts'.

            ISBN 9780473536572
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            The Last Lighthouse Keeper

            The Last Lighthouse Keeper (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cook, John; Bauer, Jon

            • RRP: $36.99
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            A beautiful memoir from John Cook, one of Tasmania's last kerosene lighthouse keepers. A story about madness and wilderness, shining a light onto the vicissitudes of love and nature.

            ISBN 9781760875381
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster: the Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII

            Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster: the Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII (Hardback)

            By Hoyland, Graham

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            The most iconic aircraft of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving th...at resulted in a war-winning design.
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            ISBN 9780008359263
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Australian Women Pilots: Amazing true stories of women in the air

            Australian Women Pilots: Amazing true stories of women in the air (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mexted, Kathy

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Women have been flying planes ever since there have been planes to fly, but, with a few notable exceptions, they have not been visible or well known. Tenacious, determined and sometimes fearless, Kathy Mexted shares the stories of ten extraordinary Australian women compelled to t...ake to the skies.
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            ISBN 9781742236971
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            690 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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