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            Viking Boys: Beaufighters, Bravery and Lost Airmen

            Viking Boys: Beaufighters, Bravery and Lost Airmen (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Quaife, John

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            An Australian attack aircraft flies into a ship with guns blazing. Both crewmen are killed, but does anyone notice? At the entrance to Orsta fjord, down an overgrown path, a granite stone stands on a rocky outcrop at the water's edge. Roughly inscribed in English, it records the ...loss of two young Australians. The stone was erected in 1947 by parents grieving the loss of their son. Each year villagers of Orsta pay homage to the sacrifice of these two young Australians who died to restore their freedom. Beaufighter pilot James Hakewill and his navigator Fred Sides died on 5 December 1944 when their aircraft slammed into a German gunboat in a fjord in Norway. Official records contain no mention of the aircraft hitting the ship. No one in the squadron knew what had happened. Neil Smith thought he had shot down his wingman. Kurt Heinowitcz from Breslau shovelled coal for the German Navy - he was on the gunboat. Fred's mum believed her son had survived the crash and was lost in Russia. James was nominated for the Victoria Cross. Viking Boys tells their stories and reveals the experience of young Australians who fought and flew against German shipping in the fjords of Norway - and called themselves the Viking Boys.
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            ISBN 9781922615428
            Published NZ 2 Feb 2022
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History
             

            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History (Hardback, 2nd edition)

            By DK

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            Take an action-packed flight through the history of aircraft and the intrepid pioneers who made a dream become reality. Featuring more than 800 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of aeroplanes and aviation traces the history of fli...ght over the past century. With examples of the latest aircraft from around the world, The Aircraft Book takes you on an action-packed ride through to the 21st century, from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. Explore stunning photographic galleries of planes, helicopters, and airships, each accompanied by its vital statistics. See inside legendary planes such as the Gipsy Moth, Spitfire, and Concorde, with virtual tours of each key model, from the exterior to the cockpit. Discover the details of aircraft engines from manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax to see what powers a great aircraft's performance. And find out how famous marques such as Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by DK's The Aircraft Book - a comprehensive and beautifully presented guide to the story of flight.
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            ISBN 9780241446355
            Released NZ 16 Mar 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

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            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 31 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Reach for the Sky

            Reach for the Sky (Paperback, New edition)

            By Brickhill, Paul

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            This is the story of Britain's courageous and famous flyer, the World War II hero, Sir Douglas Bader.

            ISBN 9780304356744
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2004
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series W&N Military
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            Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving
             

            Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving (Hardback)

            By Torchinsky, Jason; Foreword by Boeckmann, Beau

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            From the star of the YouTube sensation Jason Drives, the senior editor of the acclaimed website Jalopnik, and a producer of Jay Leno's Garage comes the wittiest and most insightful guide yet to self-driving cars and the road ahead. Self-driving cars sound fantastical and futurist...ic and yet they'll soon be on every str
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            ISBN 9781948062268
            Released NZ 19 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
            Interest Age General Audience
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            4WD Glovebox Guide

            4WD Glovebox Guide (Spiral Bound, 3rd edition)

            By Pepper, Robert

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            This easy-to-follow reference shares the essential driving and recovery techniques that all four-wheel drive owners need to know. With a rugged cover and spiral binding, the guide is small enough to pop into the glovebox of any 4WD vehicle, but comprehensive enough to cover all t...he essentials about 4WD driving, including 4WD systems, suspension, wheels and tyres. Discover specific driving techniques for mud, water, sand and rock; learn why steep hills are often the most perilous of four-wheel drive situations and get yourself out of trouble with clear recovery techniques. Each chapter includes simple checklists to help drivers prepare for the trip, and ensure the safety of both driver and passengers.
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            ISBN 9781925868852
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Build an Aircraft Carrier: The Incredible Story of the Men and Women Who Brought Britain's Biggest Warship to Life
              

            How to Build an Aircraft Carrier: The Incredible Story of the Men and Women Who Brought Britain's Biggest Warship to Life (Hardback)

            By Terrill, Chris

            • RRP: $60.00
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            65,000 tons. 280 metres long. A flight deck the size of sixty tennis courts. HMS Queen Elizabeth is the biggest ship in the Royal Navy's history. But it's her ship's company of 700, alongside an air group of 900 air and ground crew that are Big Lizzie's beating heart. From before... the first steel of her hull was cut, Chris Terrill has enjoyed unprecedented access to Queen Elizabeth and the men and women who have brought her to life. How to Build an Aircraft Carrier tells the story of Britain at her best- innovative, confident, outward-looking and world beating.
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            ISBN 9780241400104
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Kiwis Can Fly, Kiwis: A Career In Aviation: 2021
              

            Kiwis Can Fly, Kiwis: A Career In Aviation: 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Burfoot, Jeremy

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            Inspired by the first moon landing at the age of 10 in 1969, Jeremy Burfoot decided to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as a navigator at the age of 18 and was the navigator on the search for the Mt Erebus DC10 crash. He obtained his pilots licence privately while still in the... RNZAF and then went to Papua New Guinea to fly for Talair PTY for a couple of years. He joined Qantas as a pilot in 1984 and was promoted to 747 Captain at the young age of 31. He took leave from Qantas in the 90s and flew 747s for Japan Airlines based in Anchorage, Alaska and Honolulu. He returned to Qantas and flew the 747-400 then the Airbus A380 before Covid 19 terminated his career in 2020. He has 23,000 hours of flying experience. He currently flies a paraglider to get back in the air when he feels the need. This book has been written with the hope of inspiring young pilots to succeed in an aviation career. It includes tips for pilots and bonus chapters on the future of aviation, what makes a good pilot, pilot health, getting employed and flying the big jets. In addition, it includes a bonus chapter on training by Captain Matt Gray, former head of Qantas training.
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            ISBN 9798756727814
            Published NZ 31 Oct 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            World Voyage Planner: Planning a Voyage from Anywhere in the World to Anywhere in the World

            World Voyage Planner: Planning a Voyage from Anywhere in the World to Anywhere in the World (Paperback)

            By Cornell, Jimmy; Cornell, Ivan

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            Jimmy Cornell is the undisputed authority on long distance voyaging. In the new edition of this book, he and his son Ivan help the would-be voyager plan their trip step by step. Aimed at those seriously contemplating an extended cruise (and those dreaming about the possibility), ...this book will give an idea of what is involved in developing the right strategy. Amongst many important aspects, Jimmy and Ivan consider: - World weather systems - Strategies for sailing long or short circuits in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans - The pros and cons of different routes at different times of year (taking into account weather, currents, wind directions and strengths, likelihood of fog, icebergs, gales, etc) - The pros and cons, attractions and dangers of different routes (such as the problem of piracy) - Practicalities (repair facilities, common gear breakage on extended voyages, places to leave the boat to fly home if necessary, health considerations, provisioning for a long trip, personal safety measures, and much more) - Jimmy's top ten list of common things that ruin a voyage Written from a completely international point of view, World Voyage Planner can help sailors from any country going to any other country to achieve a safe and enjoyable cruise.
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            ISBN 9781472954732
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2018
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Train Book: The Definitive Visual History
             

            The Train Book: The Definitive Visual History (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains. This book gives you an international view of trains, exploring the impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Hima...layan Railway and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line.
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            ISBN 9781409347965
            Released NZ 8 Aug 2014
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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