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            A Passion for Flight: New Zealand Aviation Before the Great War
              

            A Passion for Flight: New Zealand Aviation Before the Great War (Paperback)

            By Martyn, Errol W.

            Volplane Press in association with the Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand is proud to announce publication of the first volume of Errol Martyns new trilogy - A PASSION FOR FLIGHT, a history of New Zealand aviation before the Great War of 1914-1918. This definitive work pr...esents for the first time a detailed record of all known New Zealand-related aeronautical activity of the long-neglected pioneering period of 1868-1914. The complete trilogy will undoubtedly become an indispensible first place of resource for historians, aviation enthusiasts and genealogists alike.
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            ISBN 9780473203870
            Published NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher Volplane Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Many a Close Run Thing
             

            Many a Close Run Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Enright, Tom

            • RRP: $39.99
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            "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775541431
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Infinite Air
               

            The Infinite Air (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Kidman, Fiona

            A novel offering an intriguing interpretation of one of the world's greatest aviators, the glamorous and enigmatic Jean Batten. Jean Batten became an international icon in the 1930s. A brave, glamorous woman, she made a number of heroic solo flights across the world. The newspape...rs couldn't get enough of her; and yet she suddenly slipped out of view, disappearing to the Caribbean with her mother and dying in obscurity in Majorca, buried in a pauper's grave. Fiona Kidman's enthralling novel delves into the life of this enigmatic woman, uncovering mysteries that have been previously unknown and crafting a fascinating exploration of early flying, of mothers and daughters, and of fame and secrecy.
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            ISBN 9781869797935
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            Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
            Publisher Penguin
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            Hurricane Tim: The Story Of Sir Tim Wallis
               

            Hurricane Tim: The Story Of Sir Tim Wallis (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Peat, Neville

            The gripping biography of one of New Zealand's most distinguished farmers, entreprenuers and aviation heroes. When Sir Tim Wallis's Spitfire crashed at Wanaka airfield in 1996, his accident was reported around the world. This lion-hearted Central Otago man, a legendary figure in ...the aviation, deer farming and business worlds, was suddenly fighting for his life. Sir Tim Wallis is known as the helicopter pilot and entrepreneur who pioneered New Zealand's deer industry. A multi-millionaire, he is also the man behind the successful Warbirds Over Wanaka air pageant. For decades he's had a passion for collecting, restoring and flying vintage fighter planes. Tim's adventurous life story is told here by writer Neville Peat, who shares his great love of the South: Fiordland, South Westland, Central Otago and the Southern Alps. Hurricane Tim is an absorbing account of the adventures of Tim Wallis that equally extends to faraway places where he applied his business instincts u southern Siberia, tropical Vanuatu and Canada. After Sir Tim's 1996 crash, he was given just a slim chance of survival. But survive he did. With astounding determination he has learned to speak and walk again, albeit slowly. Undoubtedly Tim inspires all who meet him; his story is equally inspiring. What drove this extraordinary character to live at the edge throughout his life? Author Neville Peat draws us into the hurricane that is Sir Tim Wallis.
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            ISBN 9781775531951
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            Published NZ 16 Dec 2013
            Publisher Penguin
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            Born to Fly: Three Generations of Kiwi Helicopter Pilots
               

            Born to Fly: Three Generations of Kiwi Helicopter Pilots (EPUB ebook – Main - Ebook)

            By Reid, Bill

            The fascinating, thrilling and entertaining lives of New Zealand's most accomplished family of helicopter pilots. This is the story and legacy of three generations of the Reid family aviators, as told by the pioneering helicopter pilot Bill Reid, son of the industry's founding fa...ther John Reid, and Bill's son Toby, picking up the mantle in the same way. John Reid served with the RNZAF as a fighter pilot over Western Europe during the Second World War. He then became one of the first New Zealanders to train as a helicopter pilot, serving at the School of Air Sea Warfare. When he returned to New Zealand John was integral in the establishment of Helicopters New Zealand, the iconic company financed by Alan Hubbard. John used helicopters for things no one dreamed possible - he developed methods for rabbit poisoning, concrete pourers, fertiliser buckets and seeding gear - while also influencing and training a generation of Kiwi helicopter pilots, including Hurricane Tim (Tim Wallis). He also initiated an oil exploration contract off the Taranaki coast, opening up a new field of expertise - highly dangerous and skilful flying at sea. John also flew on some 300 rescue missions around New Zealand. John's son Bill grew up as a hanger-rat at Helicopters New Zealand. He began flying in 1973 during the incredibly dangerous live venison recovery years, then on to ventures in Hong Kong, England and in the Papua New Guinean mining industry. He now has 30 years of helicopter flying under his belt, with an accumulated 16,000 hours in the air. He is one of New Zealand's most experienced helicopter pilots. Bill started his own company, Reid Helicopters, in the early 1980s with his wife Robyn, and they were key players in the South Island charter helicopter industry. Over the course of his career, Bill has carried out every kind of helicopter job you can think of - heavy lifting, mountain rescue, fire-fighting, animal control - including location scouting for Peter Jackson on Lord of th
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            ISBN 9781775536925
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            Published NZ 7 Nov 2014
            Publisher Penguin
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            Neil Armstrong
             

            Neil Armstrong (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barbree, Jay

            • RRP: $42.66
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            Neil Armstrong biography. This book is full of never-before-seen photos and personal details written down for the first time, including what Neil really felt when he took that first step on the moon, what life in NASA was like, and what he felt the future of space exploration sho...uld be.
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            ISBN 9781250040725
            Released NZ 9 Jun 2015
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Wind, Sand and Stars

            Wind, Sand and Stars (Paperback, New edition)

            By Saint-Exupery, Antoine de; Edited by Rees, William

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            In 1926, de Saint-Exupery began flying for the airline Latecoere - later known as Aeropostale - opening up the first mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. This autobiographical narrative combines encounters with nomadic Arabs and other adventures. It includes the story of ...his crash in the Libyan Desert in 1936, and his miraculous survival.
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            ISBN 9780141183190
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2000
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
            Language (English)
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            Saint-Exupery: A Biography
              

            Saint-Exupery: A Biography (EPUB ebook)

            By Schiff, Stacy

            Born in 1900 of impoverished aristocracy, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, one of the century's great eccentrics, swiftly developed a mania for aviation, despite his chaotic mind and total technological incompetence. This title tells the story of Saint-Exupery.

            ISBN 9781446485323
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            Released NZ 31 Aug 2011
            Publisher Random House
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            Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

            Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Holt, Nathalia

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Holt reveals the fascinating untold story of the heroic women who made America's space program possible. --Cate Lineberry, author of The Secret Rescue

            ISBN 9780316338905
            Released NZ 14 Mar 2017
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Daring Women of History: Amelia Earhart
              

            Daring Women of History: Amelia Earhart (EPUB ebook)

            By Roussel, Mike

            Revealing the naturally courageous nature of 'Lady Lindy', that made her one of the most daring of twentieth-century women

            ISBN 9780750983310
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            Released NZ 1 Jun 2017
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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